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Tropical Storm Lee's outer bands pelt Gulf Coast

The Associated Press -
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bands of rain from Tropical Storm Lee were pelting the Gulf Coast as the storm's center trudged slowly toward land.

Obama abandons tougher ozone standard

Boston Globe -
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is abandoning its plan to immediately tighten air quality rules nationwide to reduce emissions of smog-causing chemicals after an intense lobbying campaign by industry, which said the new rule ...

Palin continues the suspense in key states -
DES MOINES, Iowa • With her youthful wardrobe - platform sandals, polka-dotted toenails and skinny, low-cut jeans - Sarah Palin does not look like the buttoned-up, middle-age Republican presidential contenders who have been traipsing around New ...

Gaddafi rejects surrender demand

The Press Association -
Pressure is intensifying on fugitive Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi as rebels prepared for a final showdown. They were still hoping he may surrender without a fight but the dictator continued to issue warlike statements.

Apple hunted lost item - clue points to new iPhone

Reuters -
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - San Francisco police said on Friday they had helped Apple Inc security search for a "lost item," following a week of reports that a prototype of the newest iPhone had gone missing in July.

Banks sued over securities sale

Detroit Free Press -
The Federal Housing Finance Agency sued Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Barclays in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, seeking refunds for the banks' allegedly fraudulent sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

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UN chief: Israel, Turkey ties important for Mideast peace

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF Ban Ki-moon urges Turkey, Israel to improve ties after expulsion Israeli envoy; US State Department regrets ongoing diplomatic row between Ankara, Jerusalem over 'Marmara' raid.

EU Bans Syrian Oil as Protests Continue

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - European Union members escalated the pressure on Syria's government on Friday by banning all imports of Syrian oil in response to its violent suppression of the nearly six-month-old uprising there.

Firefighters gain control over Cajon Pass blaze

Los Angeles Times -
The fire had mushroomed to more than 1100 acres, forcing evacuations, destroying two homes and snarling traffic at the start of the Labor Day weekend.

Should Casey Anthony have to reimburse state for its failed case against her?

Christian Science Monitor -
Casey Anthony should have to pay more than $500000 in prosecution costs, the state tells the judge, asserting that the case was 'put in motion' by her lies.

New Congress deficit panel sets first meeting

Reuters -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly-formed congressional panel on deficit reduction next week will kick off months of arduous negotiations that will be closely watched by financial markets hoping for a deal that puts the United States on an ...

Murdoch pay holds up amid phone-hacking scandal

USA Today -
The hacking scandal that has tarnished the reputation of News Corp. media baron Rupert Murdoch didn't blemish his 2011 compensation package.

Stalling economy creates no jobs

Boston Globe -
Hiring ground to a halt last month as the political stalemate in Washington, debt crises in Europe, and unsettled financial markets around the world took their toll on confidence and the US economy.

Treasuries Surge on Jobs-Growth Stall, Outlook for More Stimulus From Fed

Bloomberg -
Treasury 30-year bond yields fell to the lowest since January 2009 after a government report showed no jobs were added in August, reinforcing concern the US economy has slowed, ...

US Stocks Close Lower After Disappointing Jobs Report

Wall Street Journal -
Investors dumped stocks and sent Treasury yields to record lows Friday as a dismal jobs report renewed fears of a recession. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 253.31 points, or 2.20%, to 11240.26, ...

Halliburton: BP Hid info that might have prevented spill

Houston Chronicle -
AT THE SITE: The Discoverer Enterprise and other vessels carry out cleanup jobs in June 2010 in the restricted area above the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico.

AT&T Plans to Woo US And Fight It

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - AT&T plans to approach the Justice Department to discuss conditions, including the sale of assets or the transfer of subscribers to other companies, that would allow its merger with T-Mobile to be completed, people close to ...

Amazon's Kindle Tablet Is Very Real. I've Seen It, Played With It.

TechCrunch -
MG Siegler has been writing for TechCrunch since 2009. He covers the web, mobile, social, big companies, small companies, essentially everything.

Marc Anthony Calls Affair Rumors 'Laughable'

People Magazine -
After weeks of rumors and speculation about his split from Jennifer Lopez - and talk of infidelity breaking them up - Marc Anthony finally addressed the juiciest rumor himself.

Rapper T.I. Returns To Prison Due To Luxury Ride To Halfway House? -
One day after TI was released from a maximum-security prison in Arkansas, the rapper is now once again behind bars. The reason? His attorney, Steve Sadow, says that his luxury ride from Arkansas to Atlanta was the reason why he was brought back into ...

Even in 3-D, shark scare lacks bite

Boston Globe -
Here's the thing about a shark movie in 3-D, even one whose 3-D is as cheap and inconsequential as the 3-D in “Shark Night 3D.

Sharapova bounced

Detroit Free Press -
Maria Sharapova returns a shot against Flavia Pennetta in the third round of the US Open Friday. Pennetta won in three sets. / NICK LAHAM/Getty Images Today's key matches: Men -- Novak Djokovic (1) vs.

Baylor stuns No. 14 TCU in wild finish

Houston Chronicle -
Baylor defensive end Clarence Lee (46) celebrates the Bears' wild 50-48 upset of 14th-ranked TCU in Waco on Friday night. (RON JENKINS: McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE) RON JENKINS: McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE PAPA BEAR: Baylor quarterback Robert ...

Verlander leads Tigers to key win over ChiSox -
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept.

New Species of Ancient Furry Rhinoceros Found in Tibet

International Business Times -
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | September 3, 2011 2:12 AM EDT The Tibetan Plateau seems to be a cradle of evolution for Ice Age beasts, as paleontologists found the fossil of an ancient woolly rhinoceros that lived about 3.7 million years ago.

Amazon Chief's Spaceship Misfires

Wall Street Journal - founder Jeff Bezos said Friday his privately funded space venture had to destroy an unmanned rocket last week after it lost control during a test flight.

Satellite spots the remains of an ancient lake on Mars -
Mars' Holden Crater is 87 miles (140 kilometers) across, filling the left side of the image, while to the right is the remaining part of Eberswalde Crater, with a diameter of about 40 miles (65 kilometers).

NASA tries to mimic space terrain challenges in desert

Florida Today -
Scientists work during previous years' Desert RATS operations, showing a mock NASA space rover vehicle working through rocks. / NASA NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies program began Aug. 27 and runs through Sept.

Man Dies From Toothache, Couldn't Afford Meds

ABC News -
A Cincinnati man without insurance died from a tooth infection because he couldn't afford his medication. (Getty Images) A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn't ...

Bill To Regulate California's Health-Insurance Rates Stalls

Wall Street Journal -
Legislation that aims to allow California regulators to reject increases in health-insurance rates seen as excessive has been shelved for now due to poor prospects for clearing the state Senate.


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