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Mum on Succession, Board Got Heat

Wall Street Journal -
Steve Jobs has been battling cancer and related effects for seven years, but directors of Apple Inc. had been largely silent on who would succeed him until Wednesday, when it named Tim Cook the company's new CEO.
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North Carolina county orders visitors out as hurricane advances

Los Angeles Times -
North Carolina's Dare County ordered all visitors to leave as of 8 am Thursday to get out of the way of Hurricane Irene. Evacuation was mandatory for all nonresidents, county officials said in a statement, and residents should prepare for a monster ...

Qaddafi Leaves Behind Little to Guide Libya in His Absence

New York Times -
MARCH 2011 | Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi delivering a three-hour speech in Tripoli, in which he vowed to fight the uprising "to the last man and the last woman.

Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries have a prenup (Can you say 'duh'?)

Los Angeles Times -
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have signed a much-discussed prenuptial agreement, it was revealed Wednesday in what might have been the day's largest bit of predictable breaking news.

Ex-Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan found dead

Los Angeles Times -
Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan has been found dead on his property. He was 59. Baltimore County police and fire spokeswoman Elise Armacost said police were called to the property in the 1500 block of York Road in Monkton for a person ...

Quake Leaves Cracks in Washington Monument, Closing It for Now

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - While the angst over whether this country's political system is broken seems likely to go on for the foreseeable future, it gave way to some degree Wednesday to more immediate concerns about how badly the Washington ...

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Rebels hunt Gaddafi relatives, loyalist in Tripoli

Reuters -
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rebels fought gun battles in Tripoli with loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi Wednesday as they hunted for his relatives and supporters, Reuters witnesses and an Arab television station said.

IDF strikes targets in Gaza in response to rocket salvoes

Jerusalem Post -
IAF hits terror targets in north and south of Strip; 9-month-old girl's hand injured as 1 of 2 rockets fired near Ashkelon causes car to go up in flames; Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired at Beersheba.

Humans may not be main climate change source: Romney

Reuters -
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa August 11, 2011. By Jason McLure LEBANON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 ...

Cheney Says He Urged Bush to Bomb Syria in '07

New York Times -
In his autobiography, Dick Cheney, at a 2003 briefing, casts himself as a White House outlier. By CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says in a new memoir that he urged President George W. Bush to bomb a suspected Syrian ...

Alabama judge casts doubt on harsh new illegal immigration law

Christian Science Monitor -
A federal court judge in Alabama Wednesday raised questions about whether a recent state law restricting illegal immigration has constitutional merit.

Lake County delegation to witness King monument dedication

Chicago Sun-Times -
Members of the Greater Faith Baptist Church youth group will be making the bus trip to Washington, DC, for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King monument.

Money Is Now at Fore of Strauss-Kahn Case

New York Times -
When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested more than three months ago on sexual assault charges, the sensational accusations carried an intriguing subplot: money.

U.S. Stock Futures Retreat After Jobs Resigns as Apple's Chief Executive

Bloomberg -
Steve Jobs, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., unveils the iCloud storage system at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 in San Francisco, California, US, on Monday, ...

Gold prices slide for 2nd day; should investors worry?

USA Today -
Gold suffered a serious dent Wednesday, tumbling $104 an ounce, or nearly 6%, as some of the fears that had repeatedly driven the precious metal to record levels this year began to ease.

PRECIOUS METALS: Gold Plunges $100 Through $1800 Mark

Wall Street Journal -
Gold plunged below $1800, a dramatic reversal from a record-setting run that bred complacency about the yellow metal's risks. Gold futures ended the regular session down by $104, or 5.6%, at $1757.30 an ounce for the most-active ...

Apple after Steve Jobs is still Steve Jobs' Apple

Register -
Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, Apple's stock slips, and five will get you ten that over the next few days a passel of pundits will pronounce Apple doomed without its visionary leader.

October iPhone 5 a Boon for Apple, Not Sprint

International Business Times -
Sprint may finally jump on the bandwagon and join its rivals in offering Apple's products, starting with none other than the iPhone 5 -- but this may not prove to be such a boon to the No.3 US carrier.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith go on defensive after rumors of split

Chicago Sun-Times -
FILE - In this June 26, 2011 file photo, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith are seen at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file) Not to be cynical (though a lot of Hollywood players are!

Lil Wayne Musical Director Teases 'Rock Star' VMA Set -
'Knowing Wayne, he might just stroll across the stage on a skateboard,' Gil Smith laughs to MTV News. By Rob Markman Forget "How to Love," Lil Wayne sure knows how to seize a moment.

Jim Carrey's Love Letter to Emma Stone: Creepy or Hilarious?

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Big Papi big return for BoSox in 13-2 win at Texas

San Francisco Chronicle -
Tony Gutierrez / AP Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury follows through on a single to right field off a pitch from Texas Rangers' Matt Harrison in the second inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Colts sign Kerry Collins as insurance at quarterback

Los Angeles Times -
The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms Wednesday with Kerry Collins, making him the likely starter in case Peyton Manning isn't healed completely from off-season neck surgery by the time the season begins Sept.

Crisp's Second Homer, in 10th, Beats Yankees

New York Times -
Coco Crisp is known for many things, not the least of which is his unique name and his abilities as a deft center fielder. With only 72 career home runs coming into Wednesday's game, however, he is not known as a home run hitter.

Trying to Recapture Glory Before Season's End

New York Times -
Padraig Harrington, 124th on the points list, has no victories on the PGA Tour since winning the 2008 PGA Championship. By LARRY DORMAN EDISON, NJ - Vijay Singh was a lone figure on the far end of the three-tiered practice range at Plainfield Country ...

Dino-era Mammal the "Jurassic Mother" of Us All?

National Geographic -
A tiny, shrew-like creature of the dinosaur era might have been, in a sense, the mother of us all. Named the "Jurassic mother from China" (Juramaia sinensis), the newfound fossil species is the earliest known ancestor of placental mammals—animals, ...

Notorious El Nino Doubles Civil Wars, Scientists Say

International Business Times -
The El Nino climate cycle brings not only high temperatures and dry weather, but also more chances of civil wars, a new study claims.

Allergan's Botox Cleared by U.S. FDA for Urinary Incontinence; Shares Gain

Bloomberg -
Allergan Inc. won US clearance to market the wrinkle smoother Botox as a treatment for urinary incontinence. Allergan Inc. won US clearance to market the wrinkle smoother Botox as a treatment for urinary ...

Penis Amputee Receives No Damages in Kentucky Trial

ABC News -
Phillip Seaton, of Waddy, Ky., walks outside the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville, Ky. on Aug. 18, 2011. (Brian Bohannon/AP Photo) The jury unanimously found that Dr.

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