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Earl, restrengthened to a Category 4, heads toward East Coast

CNN - Larry Shaughnessy, Alan Silverleib - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Hurricane warnings and watches stretched from North Carolina to Delaware and covered parts of Massachusetts Wednesday as forecasters upgraded Hurricane Earl to a Category 4 storm and warned it will be approaching the East ...
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Police Say All Hostages Are Safe, Gunman James Lee Shot Dead

ABC News - Lauren Effron, Russell Goldman - ‎1 hour ago‎
A radical enviornmentalist who took three hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters while wearing what police may be explosives was shot and killed by officers, police said.
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New iPods vs. Old: Specs, Design Reveal Big Improvements

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple on Wednesday unveiled what CEO Steve Jobs called Apple's "biggest change in the iPod lineup ever." The newly released iPods are available for pre-order now and start shipping next week.
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Paris Hilton Tweets About Rumors After Cocaine Bust

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Paris Hilton appears to be learning that not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - especially when you're a globe-trotting, high-profile heiress.

NASA delivers coping tips for miners trapped in Chile

USA Today - Betty Klinck - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP By Betty Klinck, USA TODAY As 33 trapped Chilean miners face boredom, fear and depression while waiting two to four months to be rescued, NASA experts and space travel psychiatrists are trying to help them with the same coping mechanisms that ...

Obama urges Israelis, Palestinians to compromise for peace

Washington Post - Scott Wilson - ‎38 minutes ago‎
President Obama urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders Wednesday to take advantage of this moment and make peace after decades of conflict, pledging his administration's sustained support to help them do so.

Big Ten announces realignment

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Park Ridge, IL (Sports Network) - The Big Ten unveiled its plan for divisional realignment Wednesday and the controversial split of longtime rivals Michigan and Ohio State is in place.

Tony Blair's book offers insights on alliances

USA Today - Traci Watson - ‎30 minutes ago‎
LONDON - The alliance between George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair was extraordinarily tight, but Blair says that closeness may never have occurred without 9/11.

Ballet Thriller "Black Swan" So Bad It's Good

ABC News - Kirk Honeycutt - ‎25 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - First there was the Phantom of the Opera. Now, in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," you get the Terror of the Ballet.

New Apple TV runs same custom A4 processor as iPhone 4, iPad

Apple Insider - Neil Hughes - ‎1 hour ago‎
The new, smaller Apple TV announced Wednesday will stream 720p HD video thanks to the same custom-built ARM A4 processor found inside the iPhone 4, iPad and the new iPod touch.

Karl Rove: Obama's 'Come Home American' Speech

Wall Street Journal - Karl Rove - ‎29 minutes ago‎
At times Tuesday night, it sounded as if President Barack Obama didn't know what kind of speech he wanted to give. Was it a foreign policy address aimed at assuring a world-wide audience of America's resolve in the war against militant ...

Mental activity delays dementia but speeds decline once it hits

USA Today - Mary Brophy Marcus - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY Poring over crossword puzzles, reading and listening to tunes may slow or delay brain decline at first, but being mentally active might speed up dementia once it hits, suggests new research.

Hussein Ibish and Michael Weiss: The Future Palestinian State Takes Root

Wall Street Journal - Hussein Ibish - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Peace talks are making familiar headlines. The real news is economic progress in the West Bank. By HUSSEIN IBISH Many contentious issues could bedevil the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that began Wednesday, but on one subject both sides can largely ...

Micahel Douglas' cancer treatment grueling but effective, doctors say

USA Today - Liz Szabo, Ann Oldenburg - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Douglas, 65, told Letterman that his cancer is Stage IV but hasn't spread beyond the head and neck area. The cancer developed on the back of the tongue, said his spokesman, Allen Burry.

Ping! Apple enters social media market via music

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Having cornered the MP3 player, mobile phone and computer tablet markets with the iPod, iPhone and iPad devices respectively, last night Apple announced its latest expansion - into social media - with Ping.

Audrina Patridge's 'Dancing With The Stars' Partner 'Pumps' Her Up

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎3 hours ago‎
When MTV News caught up with Audrina Patridge between a flurry of photo shoots, wardrobe fittings and rehearsals recently, she said she's having a great time so far, particularly working with her dance pro, Tony Dovolani.

Auto sales: Worst August since 1983

CNNMoney - Chris Isidore - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The nation's top automakers reported disappointing sales Wednesday, resulting in the worst August for industrywide auto sales in 27 years.

Maker of Botox Settles Case for $600 Million

New York Times - Natasha Singer - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The specialty pharmaceutical company Allergan has agreed to pay $600 million to settle civil and criminal accusations that it illegally marketed Botox, the drug used in antiwrinkle injections, for medical uses for which the drug had ...

Fuld's Lehman `Peddled Junk,' Betrayed Founders' Principles: Book Review

Bloomberg - James Pressley - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The cover jacket of "The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008." The book is by Peter Chapman. Source: Penguin Group via Bloomberg Peter Chapman, author of "The Last of the Imperious ...

Study: Flow of illegal immigrants to US declines

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Katie Leslie - ‎28 minutes ago‎
A recent Pew Hispanic Center report suggests that the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States has dropped nearly two-thirds in the past decade.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil, stocks rally on strong manufacturing data

Reuters - Herbert Lash, Rodrigo Campos - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Global stocks posted their biggest percentage gain this summer on Wednesday after US and Chinese manufacturing data eased worries about the world's flagging economy and helped spur a rally in commodities.

Dockett signs up to new big-money deal with Cardinals

Reuters - Simon Evans, Ian Ransom - ‎9 minutes ago‎
MIAMI (Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals' defensive lineman Darnell Dockett has signed a lucrative four-year contract extension which will keep him with the NFC West team until 2015.

Sony Refreshes Electronic Readers, Hikes Prices

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎3 hours ago‎
Amazon's Kindle, Border's Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook are competing fiercely on price, but Sony is touting more responsive touch-screens and higher quality digital paper displays that warrant higher costs.
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