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Libyan rebels tighten grip on Tripoli

Los Angeles Times -
Moammar Kadafi's whereabouts remain a mystery, but his tanks and snipers take positions in areas of the capital. Rebels report heavy casualties, and NATO indicates that airstrikes will continue.
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Oil Drops From Three-Day High as U.S. Equities Decline, Stockpiles to Rise

Bloomberg -
Oil dropped from a three-day high in New York as investors bet that increasing stockpiles and signs of a slowing US economy indicate fuel demand will falter in the world's biggest crude-consuming nation.

Case Leaves Cloud Over Prosecutor

Wall Street Journal -
Dropping the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn spares prosecutors a case undone by a compromised witness and their own missteps, but the move doesn't leave Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

HP's $99 fire sale on discontinued TouchPad sells out

USA Today -
Hewlett-Packard knows what it feels like to be Apple - at least for a weekend. AP AP The Palo Alto, Calif.-based tech giant got a taste of TouchPad mania after it slashed the price of its lowest-priced tablet to $99.99 from ...

In Libya's Wake: Pressure Builds on Assad

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency shows President Bashar al-Assad on August 21, 2011, speaking in an interview with state television.

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The next stop on the Arab freedom train is Damascus

Ha'aretz -
A critical mass of deposed Arab leaders is starting to form, but phase two of the Libyan revolution will prove to be harder than just ousting Gadhafi.

Hurricane Irene strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it heads for the Bahamas -
Hurricane Irene intensified Monday night, reaching winds of 100 mph and becoming a Category 2 storm as it eased away from the northwestern Caribbean, leaving nearly a million people in the dark in ...

US: Aid to Egypt conditional on peace with Israel

Jerusalem Post -
Kay Granger tells 'Post' that level of Muslim Brotherhood involvement in new Egyptian government will impact US assistance, if PA goes through with UN statehood bid $500m.

Death Toll Passes 600 From Raid In South Sudan

New York Times -
KAMPALA, Uganda - The death toll from a cattle raid in an estranged region of weeks-old South Sudan rose significantly on Monday with the United Nations saying more than 600 people had been killed in what was a retaliatory attack that has ...

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opens to public

CBS News -
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is seen Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in Washington, ahead of its dedication next weekend. (CBS/Erick Washington) WASHINGTON - Years in the making, a memorial to Dr.

Gallup poll: GOP contenders neck-and-neck with Obama -
The top four Republican presidential candidates are running neck-and-neck with President Obama in national general election matchups, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.

Chaffetz won't challenge Hatch

Salt Lake Tribune -
In bowing out of a US Senate clash with Orrin Hatch on Monday, Jason Chaffetz avoided what he said would be a “multi-million-dollar bloodbath,” but predicts Hatch is not in the clear.

NFL plans no immediate security changes in wake of Raiders-49ers fan violence

Washington Post -
Ben Margot/Associated Press - Fans fought in the stands during Saturday's preseason game in San Francisco between the 49ers and Oakland Raiders.

Under Fire, Goldman Sachs CEO Hires Top-Notch Attorney

Fox Business -
Goldman Sachs' shares nosedived nearly 5% after it confirmed that its chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, has hired Reid Weingarten, a high-profile Washington, DC, defense attorney to defend the embattled executive in connection ...

Apotheker's Folly: HP Should Have Bought Back Stock Instead Of Autonomy

Forbes -
Anger and frustration are the two emotions pulsing through my veins as I write this. Hewlett-Packard, once the symbol of innovation, is being dismantled by its high-pedigreed board and the CEO of the hour (I truly hope his tenure will be measured in ...

Android Outpaces iPhone In 2011 US Smartphone Sales

Gamasutra -
Google's Android operating system continues to lead US smartphone sales and has increased its market share in recent months, according to research.

HP Pre 3 won't be sold in US, is down to $75 in Europe

Los Angeles Times -
Hewlett-Packard's decision to get out of the WebOS hardware business has meant $99 TouchPad tablets in the US, and now officially it also means no Pre 3 smartphones for America.

Rock pioneer Jerry Leiber dies

USA Today -
Despite millions and millions of pieces of contrary evidence, Jerry Leiber insisted there was no magic behind his becoming half of the most famous songwriting team in early rock 'n' roll.

Ryan Gosling helps break up a street fight in New York [Video]

Los Angeles Times -
Ryan Gosling is a movie star, a musician and, um, a peacemaker? Apparently so, as amateur video taken over the weekend shows Gosling ending a street fight in New York.

David Letterman Jokes About Extremist Death Threats on Late Show

E! Online -
David Letterman revealed a novel response to being marked for death on an extremist website. Yes, really. The late-night funnyman returned to his CBS show tonight after being on vacation for two weeks and acknowledged that he had been targeted by a ...

Raiders Considering Terrelle Pryor At Multiple Positions

SB Nation -
The Oakland Raiders decision to draft Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the NFL Supplemental Draft didn't surprise a lot of people, but the team now has to figure out how they'll use the athletic Pryor.

US Won't Bid for 2020 Summer Games

New York Times -
The United States Olympic Committee will not submit a bid to host the 2020 Summer Games, meaning the Olympics will not be held in the United States for at least another 11 years.

The Barclays: JB Holmes withdraws, needs brain surgery

The Star-Ledger - -
By Brendan Prunty/The Star-Ledger Jerry McCrea/The Star-LedgerMichael Bradley swings from the sand trap on the 18 hole during practice today, preparing for The Barclays at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison.

Miami, NCAA reviewing status of 15 athletes

Los Angeles Times -
Miami's athletic compliance staff and the NCAA have started reviewing the eligibility of 15 current student-athletes in the wake of allegations of potential violations levied against Hurricanes sports programs.

Scientists find lager beer's missing link in Patagonia

Bellingham Herald -
LOS ANGELES How did lager beer come to be? After pondering the question for decades, scientists have found that an elusive species of yeast isolated in the forests of Argentina was key to the invention of the ...

Space telescope price tops $8bn

BBC News -
Nasa says it will now cost $8.7bn to launch the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018 and operate it for five years. The assessment - some $2bn higher than previous estimates - has emerged from documents sent to ...

Heart-attack patients are getting angioplasties faster

Los Angeles Times -
Heart attack patients are getting angioplasty treatments much faster than they did just five years ago, new research shows. Most heart attack patients who need the lifesaving procedure receive it within just 90 minutes of being admitted to the hospital ...

Seattle Genetics Shares Drop as Investors Dread Dendreon-Like Rollout

Bloomberg -
Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN), in marketing its newly approved lymphoma drug, will have to overcome barriers that have hindered at least three biotechnology companies trying to sell their ...

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