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US Is Set to Sue a Dozen Big Banks Over Mortgages

New York Times -
The federal agency that oversees the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is set to file suits against more than a dozen big banks, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of mortgage securities they assembled and sold ...

Plan to Create Jobs Is a Balancing Act for the President

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Anticipation of President Obama's plan for creating jobs while cutting deficits, now heightened by the scheduling controversy over his prime time address to Congress next Thursday, has turned on an question: Will he go big ...

Inside a Flawed Spy Machine as Gadhafi's Rule Crumbled

Wall Street Journal -
Reams of confidential documents were discovered lining the shelves in the Libyan government's intelligence headquarters. TRIPOLI, Libya—Reams of confidential documents reveal mounting desperation and disarray ...

U.S. Open: Serena Williams breezes into third round

Washington Post -
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - With her elder sister Venus forced out of the US Open by illness, Serena Williams had no trouble Thursday focusing on the next step in pursuit of a 14th major title.

Suspects in iPhone prototype case plead not guilty

Claudia Quiroz and Jeff Bornstein, attorneys for a man facing criminal charges relating to an iPhone prototype, enter a San Mateo county courthouse today.

Titans' Johnson Ends Holdout With New Deal

New York Times -
By AP The three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson ended his holdout after agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Tennessee Titans.

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Syria - Sep 2, 2011 - 05:04 (blog) -
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said the international community should support Syrians opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, following the success of UN-backed action in Libya.

Arrest of Pair Adds to Woes of Berlusconi

New York Times -
ROME - An Italian businessman and his wife were arrested Thursday, accused by Naples prosecutors of extorting money and favors from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in return for what prosecutors described as ...

NEWSMAKER-Noda seen safe choice to lead quake-hit Japan

Reuters -
TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Japan's new prime minister Yoshihiko Noda compares himself to an eel-like fish and admits his looks won't get him anywhere in popularity contests, but many say his calm and expertise are exactly what the nation ...

Remains of famous Australian outlaw identified

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Edward "Ned" Kelly packed a lot of living, stealing and killing in his scant 25 years. So much so that Mick Jagger portrayed him in a movie.

WTC exposure ups firefighter cancer risk -
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- New York City firefighters exposed at Ground Zero were more likely than non-exposed colleagues to get cancer seven years after Sept.

Florida, Texas keep eye on storm system in Gulf

USA Today -
Although Tropical Storm Katia continues to roar far out in the open Atlantic, there's another weather system in the Gulf of Mexico that residents from Texas to Florida need to keep an eye on this Labor Day weekend.

Scrutinizing Perry's Extensive Execution Record

New York Times -
Pat Sullivan/AP Inside the death chamber in Huntsville, the switch used to turn on the microphone for the witness room during executions.

APNewsBreak: Sister: Mansion death ruled suicide

The Associated Press -
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Investigators have ruled that a woman who was found hanging naked from a second-floor at a balcony at a historic mansion with her wrists and ankles bound committed suicide, the woman's sister said Thursday.

Banks' troubles weigh on stocks

Kansas City Star -
AP NEW YORK | A four-day rally on the stock market ended Thursday with a slump led by banks. Many investors also sold stocks ahead of the government's monthly jobs report today, fearing that it might revive worries that the United States ...

Stocks Drop, Ending Six-Day Advance

Bloomberg -
Copper in London declined 0.4 percent and oil retreated 0.4 percent to $88.57 a barrel. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Asian stocks fell, paring the biggest weekly gain since March, ...

30 Days With Windows Phone 7

PCWorld -
Today starts a new "30 Days" series. This month I am abandoning my iPhone 4 to spend 30 Days With Windows Phone 7. I have an HTC HD7S with Windows Phone 7, and I am all set to see what Microsoft's mobile OS has to offer.

Bid to block AT&T deal reflects telecom industry

Houston Chronicle -
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has explained its effort to block AT&T's purchase of T-Mobile USA by saying it will fight mergers that would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

Spread of Leaked Cables on Web Prompts Dispute

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - All 251287 diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks last year are now accessible in multiple locations on the Internet, a development that touched off a dispute on Thursday between the group and the British newspaper The ...

Samsung Devices Are Apple`s Biggest Mobile Threat: 10 Reason Why

eWeek -
Apple might be the top hardware maker in the smartphone and tablet markets, but Samsung is starting to loom large on Apple's radar scope with high-quality mobile products that are winning buyers' attention around the world.

'Jersey Shore' Recap: Mike Goes To The Hospital & Ronnie Breaks Up With Sammi!

Hollywood Life -
It turns out Mike hit his own head against the cement wall - do you think he's faking his injuries? Things at the Jersey Shore house in Italy are out of control.

Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed Wedding Details Revealed

Hollywood Reporter -
The rocker will marry his longtime partner on Oct. 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, just days before their A&E reality series returns to air.

Madonna's 'WE' Gets a Big NO in Venice

Reuters -
Well, maybe this won't be the movie to turn around Madonna's faltering movie career. "WE" was directed by the one-time Material Girl, and is her take on the story of Wallis Simpson, the American socialite for whom King Edward ...

Martin's double lifts Yankees

USA Today -
BOSTON (AP) - Mariano Rivera struck out Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded for the final out and Russell Martin hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night despite stranding ...

No. 11 Wisconsin 51, UNLV 17 -
MADISON, Wis. -- Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in his Wisconsin debut and Montee Ball scored four times to the 11th-ranked Badgers over UNLV 51-17 on Thursday night.

Jets and Eagles are legitimate contenders, but both teams have their issues -
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Not much could be determined by watching the Eagles defeat the Jets, 24-14, in their preseason finale Thursday night.

Hockey Players' Deaths Pose a Tragic Riddle

New York Times -
Three NHL players, all enforcers entrusted with protecting teammates through intimidation and the occasional flurry of fists, have been found dead since May, stirring debate over the role of fighting in hockey, the stress placed on ...

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.

Space junk report stresses dangers to satellites, spacecraft

USA Today -
WASHINGTON - Space junk orbiting Earth, which has disabled satellites and nearly hit the International Space Station, represents a growing threat that NASA needs to deal with better, the National Research Council said in a ...

More Avastin patients blinded

Boston Globe -
LOS ANGELES - Five more patients who were being treated with the drug Avastin for eye disease have been blinded, according to one of the patients and medical professionals.

Dusty legacy of 9/11 still a medical mystery

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK (AP) - Like a lot of New Yorkers who spent time near the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center, Lorraine Ashman needs to take a deep breath before listing all the health problems that have afflicted her over the past decade.

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