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Libya's gritty mountain rebels may have turned tide in Tripoli

Los Angeles Times -
With attention focused on important cities and bigger battles to the east, Moammar Kadafi may have underestimated the tenacity of the uprising in the western mountains.
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Vacationing Obama briefed on Libya developments

Boston Globe -
EDGARTOWN - President Obama was briefed on the situation in Libya yesterday by his top counterterrorism adviser as he continued his vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

Weather! Irene eyes southeast US

RVANews -
by Weather Dan Irene continues to be classified a tropical storm as of 11pm Sunday night, but likely by the time you read this, it will have been upgraded to a hurricane as the system approaches Puerto Rico.

Kim Kardashian Wedding: How the Media Covered

Hollywood Reporter -
CNN and CBS News were among those sending reporters to Montecito to cover the event, while E! News, which had the exclusive rights to take video inside the ceremony, is devoting a special section on its website.

Out-Of-Body Experience for Plaxico

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Somewhere Eli Manning was watching and wondering if he should have hit the recruiting trail after all. The star he refused to court, Plaxico Burress, was playing in the New Meadowlands Stadium like he played in the Old ...

Life on Mars? Fossil find shows it's possible -
LONDON - Scientists have found Earth's oldest fossils in Australia and say their microscopic discovery is convincing evidence that cells and bacteria were able to thrive in an oxygen-free world more than 3.4 billion years ago.

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Libyan Rebels Reportedly Within 2 Miles of Tripoli's Center

Fox News -
Libyan rebels raced into Tripoli Sunday and met little resistance as Muammar Qaddafi's defenders melted away and his 42-year rule rapidly crumbled.

Gaza rocket fire persists despite truce, Israeli aircraft retaliate

Washington Post -
(Hatem Moussa/Associated Press) - Palestinians inspect the wreckage of a car after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.

Assad warns against foreign intervention -
Syrian leader vows to be "tough against terrorism" and says parliamentary polls will be held in February 2012. President Bashar al-Assad has warned against foreign military intervention in his country, in an appearance on Syrian television.

Anna's fast enters seventh day, govt initiates talks

Times of India -
NEW DELHI: Activist Anna Hazare had lost five kg of weight as he entered his seventh day of fast for a strong anti-corruption bill on Monday, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said.

Norway honors 77 dead with vigil

Boston Globe -
AP / August 22, 2011 OSLO - Norway's prime minister urged his countrymen to look after each other and be vigilant for intolerance, as the nation concluded a monthlong mourning period with a candlelit memorial service yesterday to the 77 people killed ...

Scenes before a memorial's debut

Washington Post -
Workers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial cleaned and prepared the new monument for its official dedication, which takes place oSunday, Aug. 28.

Jon Huntsman goes on offensive against 2012 rivals

Los Angeles Times -
The Republican presidential hopeful casts himself as a moderate in a field of extreme candidates. Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman Jr.

AP source: NY DA likely to drop Strauss-Kahn case

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors are likely to drop the sexual assault case that spurred Dominique Strauss-Kahn to resign as head of the International Monetary Fund and upended French politics before it was riven by questions about his accuser's credibility ...

Brent falls over $2, eyes on Libyan oil flow

Reuters -
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude dropped more than $2 on Monday to around $106 a barrel on the potential for a resumption of exports from OPEC-member Libya as a six-month civil war there appeared close to an end.

Nikkei edges down as US economy fears linger

Reuters -
TOKYO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The Nikkei stock average edged lower in afternoon trading on Monday, as worries about the US economy competed with signs that the Japanese authorities stood ready to quell any further yen strength.

Q&A: Will grocery workers strike? -
Some grocery store chains have already posted help-wanted signs for temporary workers in case of a work stoppage. - Diana McCabe / UT photo With grocery workers at Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons in San Diego and across Southern California voting to ...

European Stocks Seen Falling as Gold Hits New High -
European stocks are expected to open lower on Monday following heavy selling of equities on Thursday and Friday of last week. The DAX The performance of Europe's major banks will remain in major banks will remain in focus following huge volatility in ...

With HP tablet dead, who can challenge Apple? -
The sudden demise of Hewlett-Packard Co's WebOS TouchPad after just seven weeks on shelves was a reminder of how tech giants have failed so far to take a bite out of Apple Inc's iPad.

Motorola's Value for Google Found in 18 Patents Used Against Apple: Tech

Bloomberg -
Among Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'s more than 17000 patents, a group of 18 may prove most useful in Google Inc. (GOOG)'s effort to fend off litigation targeting the Android mobile ...

Skype Acquiring Startup GroupMe for Group Text Messaging

PCWorld -
Internet calling company Skype said Sunday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a startup that offers a free group text messaging and conference call service on mobile phones.

'The Help' Cleans Up at the Box Office! -
Disney's acclaimed The Help produced by Dreamworks cleaned up at the box office this weekend with $20.5 million. After debuting in the second spot last weekend the film was number one in the midweek derby as great word-of-mouth continued to sweep the ...

Saadi Gadhafi, Hollywood Investor and Dictator's Son, Arrested

Reuters -
Rebel forces closing in on Moammar Gadhafi's regime have arrested two of his sons, including Saadi Gadhafi, a businessman who recently invested in numerous Hollywood movies, according to numerous reports from Libya.

Brad Keselowski finishes third, trying to lock up place in Chase

The Detroit News -
Brooklyn, Mich. - Brad Keselowski is showing he will be a threat to contend for the Sprint Cup championship once The Chase For the Sprint Cup begins next month in Chicago.

San Diego Chargers beat Dallas Cowboys in exhibition game | NFL

The Seattle Times -
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers was effective in the Chargers' 20-7 exhibition-game victory over the host Dallas Cowboys. By The Associated Press and Bloomberg News AP Sports Writer No comments have been posted to this article.

The buzz: Djokovic's injury gives Murray victory

Kansas City Star -
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, get his shoulder worked on by trainer Hugo Gravil, left, during the men's final against Andy Murray, of Britain, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, in Mason, Ohio.

Angels lock up their ace; Verlander, Tigers on verge of breaking away -
1. The latest example of a superstar never getting to free agency. Angels ace Jered Weaver agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, according to SI.

NFL must act quickly to tamp down fan violence

San Francisco Chronicle -
A police officers investigate the scene of a shooting just outside of lot L at Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49ers had just finished playing the Oakland Raiders in San Francisco, Calif.

Climate warming accelerates Arctic migration for some species

Alaska Dispatch -
Climate warming has been driving animals and plants toward the poles at a rate three times faster than previously thought - and pushing them higher in elevation about twice as fast, according to a new study that examined the response of some 2000 ...

Listening to the sun may improve space weather forecasts

Los Angeles Times -
Scientists at Stanford University find they can predict sunspots up to two days before they appear, which could help better foretell solar flares.

A Cure to Infertility?: Study

International Business Times -
Researchers said that they have discovered how a human egg captures a human sperm for fertilization. The discovery may be the breakthrough that infertile couples have been searching for.

Rick Perry's Stem Cell Surgery Could lead to Quackery

International Business Times -
Presidential candidate Rick Perry underwent a controversial stem-cell treatment this past month, prompting some doctors to fear the high-profile event would send the wrong signal to desperate patients.


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