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Luxury, horror lurk in Gadhafi family compound

Shweyga Mullah, a nanny for Hannibal and Aline Gadhafi, says Aline burned her with boiling water. Moammar Gadhafi told his people he lived modestly during his nearly 42-year rule over Libya, often sleeping in a Bedouin tent.
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VIDEO: Bachmann jokes hurricane a message from God

Chicago Tribune -
(CBS) During a campaign stop in Florida, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) used recent natural disasters along the East Coast to joke that God wants to rein in spending.

New Irene death toll: 35 killed by the destructive storm

Los Angeles Times -
The death toll from Hurricane Irene, later downgraded to a tropical storm, rose dramatically Monday as at least 35 people were reportedly killed by the storm that ripped its way up the East Coast and into New England.

MTV music awards gets record 12.4 million viewers

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES Aug 29 (Reuters) - The buzz-heavy 2011 Video Music Awards scored the biggest audience in MTV's history, MTV said on Monday.

Japanese, Australia Stock Futures Rise on U.S. Spending, Greek Bank Merger

Bloomberg -
Japanese and Australian stock futures rose after US consumer spending rose more than forecast and two Greek banks agreed to merge, easing concern about Europe's debt crisis.

Bird Flu Back Again, UN Agency Warns

MedPage Today -
A new vaccine-resistant strain of avian H5N1 influenza has begun circulating in poultry flocks in Vietnam and China, posing "unpredictable risks to human health," the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...

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Suspect says Mexico casino fire set over unpaid extortion money

Los Angeles Times -
Five are arrested in the deadly Monterrey arson as public outrage mounts, with some calls for the president and state governor's resignation over the rising toll from the bloody drug war.

Hawkish Japanese minister named PM

Irish Times -
JAPAN'S NEXT prime minister is a hawkish fiscal and foreign policy conservative who supports nuclear power and has defended the country's second World War militarist leadership.

Flooding Devastates Vermont and Catskills

New York Times -
Glenn Russell/The Burlington Free Press, via AP By ABBY GOODNOUGH BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - As 5.5 million homes and businesses remained without power across the Eastern Seaboard and blue skies and temperate breezes replaced what had been Hurricane Irene, ...

Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Reportedly in Coma, May Not Survive

Orlando Sentinel -
Jeffs, 54, was convicted by a southern Utah jury in 2007 of two counts of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice. Warren Jeffs watches the proceedings during his trial on September 18, 2007.

US judge blocks harsh Alabama immigration law for month of further review

Christian Science Monitor -
Days before the Alabama law, designed to sharply curtail illegal immigration, was to go into effect, a federal judge temporarily blocked the measure in order to 'adequately address' challenges.

Why Alan Krueger's Jobs Analysis Was Spot On: The Ticker

Bloomberg -
In a March 31 Bloomberg News op-ed, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger predicted that the unemployment rate, then at 8.9 percent, would keep falling.

Homeowners insurance and the aftermath of Irene

USA Today -
Thousands of East Coast residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Irene could find themselves stuck with bills that aren't covered by their homeowners insurance policies.

Stocks jump almost 2% at the open

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Stocks rallied Monday, following a trifecta of positive news: A Greek bank deal, a solid US consumer spending report and relief that Hurricane Irene caused less damage ...

Tablet Forecast Increased as Apple's Dominance Grows

Tom's Guide -
We are still waiting for a non-iPad tablet that can touch the sales numbers of Apple's blockbuster tablet, but that does not keep one market research firm from raising its tablet shipment forecast through 2015.

IFA 2011: What will be unveiled?

Washington Post -
IFA, one of the world's oldest consumer electronics exhibitions, kicks off Friday in Berlin. What cool gadgets are people expecting to see?

Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" falls short with critics

Reuters -
1 of 2. Rapper Lil Wayne performs at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. By Sabrina Ford NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Lil Wayne released his newest album, "Tha Carter IV," just after midnight on Monday to huge media hype ...

Matthew Fox Accuser "I'm Pressing CHARGES!" -
The Cleveland party bus driver who claims Matthew Fox started a fist fight with her ... says the "Lost" star smelled "like a bar" -- and she's definitely pressing charges.

Justin Bieber Shares a Remix of Drake's “Trust Issues”

OK! Magazine -
Not only was Justin Bieber busy yesterday winning awards (he won best male video for “U Smile” at the VMA's!) and posing with his snake, “Johnson,” he was busy playing around with music.

Jon Cryer Reveals New Details Of 'Two And A Half Men' Return

Access Hollywood -
As “Two and A Half Men” continues production on its first season without Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen), Jon Cryer has revealed that his character, Alan Harper, is about to start dishing out romantic advice to newcomer Ashton Kutcher's Walden Schmidt ...

Sharapova survives first-round scare at U.S. Open

Reuters -
Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return to Heather Watson of Great Britain during their match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, August 29, 2011.

Reluctant star Petra Kvitova falls on Day 1

Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesFeeling the burden of her newfound stardom, Wimbledon champ and No. 5 seed Petra Kvitova lost on the US Open's first day.

Tiger hoping to find his groove again -
After more than 20 years of covering everything from election campaigns to Olympic Games, Robert Lusetich turned his focus to writing about his first love - golf.

Dickey Pitches Mets to Win in Opener

New York Times -
The Mets hosted the Florida Marlins on Monday for a twi-night doubleheader that essentially functioned as a showcase of inconsequential baseball.

Manning Set for 'Scripted' Colts Sessions

New York Times -
By AP Peyton Manning is ready to practice with his Indianapolis teammates. He is still not sure when he will suit up for a game. The latest news, notes and analysis of the NFL playoffs.

US, Russia Weigh Whether to Pull Astronauts From the Space Station

Wall Street Journal -
US and Russian space agency officials, prompted by last week's failure of an unmanned cargo mission to the international space station, are weighing options including temporarily pulling astronauts off the orbiting ...

First Mars Astronauts May Grow Their Own Food

Discovery News -
A high-tech 'kitchen garden' may be the answer to the worry about what astronauts may eat on a long journey to Mars. Weight, nutrition, and variety pose the biggest problems for astronauts travelling to Mars.

Pediatricians take a swing at youth boxing as unsafe

Washington Times -
In a new joint policy statement released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society discourage boxing among children and teenagers, citing the possibility of concussions, facial damage and other ...

Prevention: Evidence of Heart Benefits From Chocolate

New York Times -
The seven studies looked at the consumption of a variety of chocolate - candies and candy bars, chocolate drinks, cookies, desserts and nutritional supplements.


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