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Hurricane Irene risk forces first-ever NYC shutdown

USA Today -
NEW YORK - Residents braced for harsh winds, drenching rains and travel woes as Hurricane Irene barreled closer to the city Saturday.
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Summary Box: Dow gains 134 points after Bernanke says US economy will improve

Washington Post -
By AP, BERNANKE: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a speech that said the US is headed for long-term economic growth. Bernanke did not announce any new economic stimulus measures, as some investors had hoped.

Nigerian president condemns 'barbaric' attack -
Members of Boko Haram group claim responsibility for bombing at UN headquarters in Abuja that left 18 people dead. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Friday's suicide bombing attack on a United Nations building in the capital, Abuja, ...

Steve Jobs: Jerry Pournelle Reflects

InformationWeek -
Billl Gates concentrated on the intellectual side of computing. When he went to graphics it was strictly for the utility of it. People generally credit Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and the Apple ][ for sparking the computer revolution.

LSU QB released on bond

Boston Globe -
AP / August 27, 2011 LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and teammate Joshua Johns were released on $5000 bond each yesterday in connection with a bar fight that injured four people.

Fearful? Get Over It, Like Buffett

Barron's -
With fear rampant in the market, the half-and-half and risk reversal are two options strategies that might appeal to nervous investors.

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Libya conflict: Gaddafi ousted, now it is rebels' turn

BBC News -
There's an expression in television news: writing against pictures, which applies rather well to the situation in Tripoli at the moment.

Syria security forces 'storm Damascus mosque' -
Live fire reportedly used as security forces surround a mosque in the Kafarsouseh district in the west of the capital. Syrian security forces have reportedly wounded several people protesting at a mosque in the capital, Damascus.

Bout for Kan's Successor Begins as Kaieda Wins Powerbroker Ozawa's Support

Bloomberg -
Candidates for the leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) shake hands during a joint news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo.

After Fatal Casino Attack, Mexican Officials Focus on Organized Crime's Link

New York Times -
A firefighter searched for victims on Friday, the day after an arson attack on the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico. By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD MEXICO CITY - An arson attack on a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday that left 52 people dead has thrown a ...

Libya: Rwanda Urges AU to Back NTC -
Rwanda yesterday urged the African Union to back Libya's National Transitional Council in establishing an all-inclusive government.

King Would Want a Revolution Today, Says West

The Root -
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was to be dedicated on the National Mall on Sunday -- exactly 56 years after the murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi and 48 years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Huntsman: Tax Code Needs Revamped

Fox News -
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF, "YOUR WORLD": In the meantime, on the hunt for votes, Republican presidential Jon Huntsman just announcing a very big money team in South Carolina.

Susan Powell Mystery: War of Words Escalates

ABC News -
The war of words among the family of missing Utah mother Susan Powell is escalating as the investigation into her disappearance moves into Washington state with police executing a search warrant on the ...

Pataki won't join GOP field -
The former New York governor says he'll support a candidate who can 'bring an end to America's debt crisis.' New York's George Pataki ended his run for the White House before it ever began.

Indian Parliament Debates Ombudsman

Wall Street Journal -
NEW DELHI - India's Parliament began debating anticorruption legislation Saturday in a special session aimed at convincing activist Anna Hazare to end his hunger strike, which entered its 12th day.

ComEd, Ameren sending crews to hurricane areas

Chicago Tribune -
AP Illinois utilities are rolling to the rescue as Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast. Ameren Illinois and ComEd say they're sending more than 200 crews to help fix electricity outages.

P&G CEO's pay rises to $16.2 million in 2nd year

The Associated Press -
CINCINNATI (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. CEO Bob McDonald's pay jumped to nearly $16.2 million in his second year at the helm of the world's largest consumer products maker, which boosted sales behind strong emerging market growth during a continued ...

US Offers Key Support to Canadian Pipeline

New York Times -
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would move oil to the Gulf Coast, have protested at the White House for a week.

Quarterly earnings sparkle at Tiffany's

Houston Chronicle -
By MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Jeweled rings adorn an ice cream cone display at Tiffany & Co., in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011.

Hurricane Irene may test cell phone networks

CBS News -
WASHINGTON - When a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the East Coast earlier this week, so many people grabbed their cell phones to call family and friends that networks quickly became overloaded.

Behold! Samsung's Galaxy S II phones for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint

VentureBeat -
You won't have to wait until next week to catch a glimpse at Samsung's US bound Galaxy S II phones. The above image was leaked today by the mobile site Pocketnow, which gives us our first semi-official look at what Samsung has up its sleeves with the ...

Minka Kelly and Derek Jeter Break-up: What Went Wrong?

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | August 27, 2011 5:40 AM EDT Minka Kelly is officially out of Derek Jeter's life. But what went wrong?

Johnny Depp Keeps Track of Sex, Booze and Crime in The Rum Diary Trailer

E! Online -
Johnny Depp has once again immersed himself in the bizarro world of Hunter S. Thompson. In The Rum Diary, the Oscar nominee plays journalist Paul Kemp, a New Yorker who heads down to Puerto Rico to work for a San Juan newspaper and ends up on a series ...

Big Sean's VMA-Nominated 'My Last' Almost Didn't Happen -
Video Music Awards Best New Artist nominee originally didn't want to record the Chris Brown-assisted single. By Rob Markman On his 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nomination for his single "My Last," Big Sean told MTV News, "If I win Best New Artist, ...

Bare knuckles

Boston Globe -
The Red Sox tried to smooth out the bumps for Tim Wakefield last night, giving him an extra day of rest and setting him up to pitch against the Athletics, one of the weakest offensive teams in the American League.

Barclays in a race to finish

Boston Globe -
Matt Kuchar shot a 65 and will be the winner if the first playoff event is cut to 36 holes. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images) By Michael Whitmer EDISON, NJ - On a beautiful late-summer day at Plainfield Country Club, an urgency bordering on panic hung heavy ...

Bondy: No-no reason to watch Mets

New York Daily News -
Mets starter Chris Capuano gets a well-earned pie after tossing a two-hit shutout. There is rarely much to relish at Citi Field in August and September, once the Mets embark on their annual late-season swoon.

Kyle Busch wins series-record 50th Nationwide race

USA Today -
By Chris Graythen, Getty Images By Chris Graythen, Getty Images The win was the 50th of Busch's career in NASCAR's second-tier series and broke a tie the 26-year-old had with Mark Martin.

Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

Reuters -
An exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard in an undated image courtesy of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Using Supernovae to Measure the Cosmos

Discovery News -
How do astronomers know how far away that galaxy is? For starters, it would help if a star would explode. By Mark Thompson Some cosmic distances, such as the distance to the nearest asteroid, can be measured simply by using radar.

US FDA approves targeted Pfizer lung cancer drug

Reuters -
WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - US regulators approved a genetically targeted lung cancer drug from Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), which is pushing into oncology medicines as its top-selling cholesterol fighter faces looming generic competition.

Expanding Waistlines May Boost US Health Cost $66 Billion

Bloomberg -
A barber helps a customer through the door of his shop. Photographer: Cindy Yamanaka/Orange County Register/Newscom Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- US health-care spending may rise by as much as $66 billion a year by 2030 because of increased obesity if current ...

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