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Obama to address Congress on September 8

Reuters -
President Obama waves to onlookers before lifting off from the White House aboard Marine One in Washington, August 18, 2011. By Jeff Mason and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday agreed to unveil new jobs proposals ...

In T-Mobile Suit, Consumers Are Central

New York Times -
The Justice Department, in the suit it filed Wednesday to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, asserted that T-Mobile “places important competitive pressure” on the larger cellular carriers.

AFL-CIO shifts strategy, emphasizes appeals to nonunion workers

Kansas City Star -
The AFL-CIO on Wednesday used its annual Labor Day outreach to announce a change in strategy: More direct communication with nonunion workers and fewer resources devoted to politicians and political parties.

Cameron bid to build Libya support

The Press Association -
David Cameron is joining leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) at a meeting in Paris in an effort to build international support for the fledgling rebel administration.

Grace's secret 'DWTS' weapon? Jackson-inspired moves -
Nancy Grace has a surprising secret weapon in her armor when she hits the ballroom - some Michael Jackson-inspired moves. “I grew up watching 'Soul Train' and 'American Bandstand,' doing everything I thought Michael Jackson was doing, so I'm gonna try ...

Venus Williams and Sjogren's syndrome: The autoimmune disorder explained

Los Angeles Times -
Tennis star Venus Williams has withdrawn from the US Open shortly before her second-round match, announcing that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can lead to dry eyes, dry mouth and painful joint problems.

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Syrian forces raid Hama, official resigns in protest

Reuters -
EDITOR'S NOTE: FACES BLURRED AT SOURCE. People protest against President Bashar al-Assad on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in the city of Suqba, Syria, August 30, 2011.

Nigerian bombers blame UN for 'oppression' of Muslims

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff A UN vehicle damaged from a blast that rocked the Nigerian UN headquaters is seen in Abuja on August 28. (CNN) -- The Nigerian Islamic militant group Boko Haram says it bombed UN offices in Abuja last week because the world body ...

Sarkozy denies illegal campaign cash

Boston Globe -
AP / September 1, 2011 PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office vigorously denied assertions in a new book that he personally took undeclared campaign cash from the heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune five years ago - assertions that come ...

Utah PAC created to help Huntsman raises, spends more than $2.1 million

Deseret News -
SALT LAKE CITY - More than $2.1 million was raised - and spent - by a Utah-based political action committee formed to help former Utah Gov.

River, at 100-Year High, Ravages a City That Once Thrived on It

New York Times -
Floodwaters continued to rip through Paterson, NJ, once a textile manufacturing city. At least 6000 people there remained displaced on Wednesday.

US Stock Futures Rise, Signaling S&P 500 May Pare Monthly Loss

BusinessWeek -
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- US stock futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor's 500 Index may advance for a fourth day, further paring losses from the worst month in more than a year for the world's largest equity market.

US-backed solar firm files bankruptcy

Boston Globe -
President Obama was given a tour of Solyndra in May 2010. Hard times have hit the nation's solar industry. (Paul Chinn/Associated Press/Pool/File 2010) By Globe staff and wires WASHINGTON - A California solar panel manufacturer once touted by President ...

PRECIOUS-Gold steady after US data; eyes on Fed

Reuters -
SINGAPORE, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Spot gold held steady on Thursday, as investors weighed the possibility of further easing moves by the US Federal Reserve after better-than-expected manufacturing and labour market data.

China Manufacturing Index Near 29-Month Low

Bloomberg -
By Bloomberg News - Thu Sep 01 02:17:07 GMT 2011 Workers at the Geely Automotive Holdings Ltd. factory work on the assembly line in Ningbo, China.

This Day in Tech: Another missing iPhone; DOJ opposes AT&T-T-Mobile deal

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Wednesday, August 31. •Exclusive: Another unreleased iPhone disappeared.

New Sony tablets could be iPad's first real test

Sydney Morning Herald -
The Sony Tablet S, about the size of an iPad, can hook into Sony's online services and PlayStation games. Photo: AFP Sony is serving up a real competitor to the iPad 2, presenting Apple's new CEO Tim Cook with his first big test after Steve Jobs ...

WikiLeaks Prompts New Diplomatic Uproar

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - In the Philippines this week, officials are fuming about criticism by a former American ambassador of the late Corazon C. Aquino, a national icon.

Reality TV Short-Circuits Human Empathy

Fox News -
Taylor Armstrong and her late husband Russell Armstrong, who was found dead of an apparent suicide. (AP) The recent suicide of Russell Armstrong, husband of Real House Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, ...

Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Celebrate Wedding in NYC!

Just Jared -
Kim Kardashian and her husband Kris Humphries celebrate their recent wedding at A Night of Style & Glamour held at Capitale on Wednesday (August 31) in New York City.

Robert Downey Jr And Wife Expecting Child

Cinema Blend -
At forty-seven, Robert Downey Jr may not be the most ideal candidate for fatherhood, but it certainly seems as if the charming A-list actor will be better prepared this time around.

TI Already Filming Reality Show After Being Released From Prison

AceShowbiz -
The 'Bring Em Out' rapper has been followed by camera since he left a federal prison in Forrest City on August 31 to film a VH1 reality show that focuses on how he re-adjusts to life as a free man.

Ex-NHL Enforcer Is Found Dead

New York Times -
By AP David Zalubowski/AP Wade Belak, an enforcer who retired in March, was found dead in Toronto on Wednesday. If it happens on ice and it involves hitting and scoring, The Times's Slap Shot blog is on it.

Players Union And NBA Revive Talks

New York Times -
The NBA lockout enters its third month without an agreement in sight, and with the start of training camps less than five weeks away.

Roddick, Isner, other Americans advance at US Open

USA Today -
NEW YORK (AP) - Vera Zvonareva was happy just to advance, and in a wide-open women's draw, that counts for a lot at this US Open.

Remains of Australia's most infamous criminal ID'd

The Associated Press -
SYDNEY (AP) - The headless remains of Australia's most infamous criminal, Ned Kelly, have been identified, officials said Thursday, ending a decades-long mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the folk hero's body.

Solutions sought for growing space junk problem

USA Today -
The alarm came too late, and the six men aboard the International Space Station hurried to Soyuz escape capsules. This 2009 photo shows Astronaut Michael Fincke performing maintenance on the International Space Station.

Earliest Signs of Advanced Tools Found

New York Times -
One hallmark of Homo erectus, a forerunner of modern humans, was his stone tools, an advanced technology reflecting a good deal of forethought and dexterity.

FDA Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants.

Half of Americans are drinking too much sugar

Chattanooga Times Free Press -
by AP By Mike Stobbe, AP ATLANTA - Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot. One in 20 people drinks the equivalent of more than four cans of soda each day, even though health officials say sweetened ...


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