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Hurricane Earl weakens as it scoots by US east

BusinessWeek - Mike Baker - ‎1 hour ago‎
A weakened Hurricane Earl churned past North Carolina's Outer Banks and began to lash southeast Virginia early Friday, while two more states along the US East Coast declared states of emergency.
CBS News - WNYC - Boston Globe - New York Times - Wikipedia: Hurricane Earl

Army wanted in quake-hit Canterbury

Stuff.co.nz - ‎52 minutes ago‎
LATEST: Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has requested the army to help provide safety and security in the city in the wake of the country's most damaging earthquake since the 1931 Napier disaster.
AFP - New Zealand Herald - Jamestown Sun - Wikipedia: 2010 Canterbury earthquake

Jan Brewer debate gaffe: How badly will it hurt her chances?

Christian Science Monitor - Lourdes Medrano - ‎4 hours ago‎
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stumbled badly at the beginning of a gubernatorial debate Wednesday. But Brewer is a Republican in a conservative state, so the damage may be limited.
Fredericksburg.com - New York Times - UPI.com - Arizona Daily Star

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Android gaining on Apple iOS in mobile web market share

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Android's share of mobile web traffic climbed to 25% in August in its best one month gain since Nov. 2009. Web statistics company Quantcast published the data, which tracked mobile web consumption in the month of August, on Friday.

Growth in Jobs Beats Estimates, Easing Concerns

New York Times - Motoko Rich - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Job seekers at a career fair this week in Denver. The private sector added jobs in August, the government said. By MOTOKO RICH American businesses added more jobs in the last three months than originally estimated, calming fears of a double-dip ...

Rafael Nadal defeats a game opponent

Los Angeles Times - Diane Pucin - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Denis Istomin left skid marks on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court, stark evidence of how hard he was trying. Istomin, a 23-year-old from Uzbekistan who is coached by his mother, drew applause from his opponent, Rafael Nadal ...

Oil platform fire is a disaster, but mainly for PR

Los Angeles Times - Richard Fausset - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Thursday's fire caused no leak or injuries; its cause is still being investigated. But the incident resounds through the oil-dependent region, and on Capitol Hill.

Zito's rough patch continues

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Barry Zito pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (09-03) 04:00 PDT Los Angeles - -- Whether it was coincidence or cause-and-effect, the Giants' starters got a whole lot better after general manager Brian ...

USA TODAY Idol Chatter: Candid commentary on American Idol performances

USA Today - Brian Mansfield - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's official: Kara DioGuardi is off American Idol. With the exit of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, Kara's departure leaves only Randy Jackson on the judges' panel for the new season.

`Plague doctor' takes a curious journey

MiamiHerald.com - Jay Weaver, Jennifer Lebovich - ‎2 hours ago‎
A convicted research scientist was stopped at Miami International Airport after screeners found a suspicious-looking metal canister in his luggage.

Ben Roethlisberger's suspension cut to four games

Los Angeles Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Commissioner Roger Goodell, satisfied that the Steelers quarterback has stayed out of trouble and followed the league's guidelines, reduces the suspension from six games.

Suicide Bomber Kills 53 at Shiite Protest

New York Times - Salman Masood - ‎6 hours ago‎
Arshad Butt/AP By SALMAN MASOOD ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A blast detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a Shiite protest, the second such attack in three days, in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 53 people, ...

Utah second worst at enrolling kids in Medicaid, CHIP

Salt Lake Tribune - kirsten stewart - ‎3 hours ago‎
Utah has the country's second-lowest participation rate in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, a persistent problem propelling the state's uninsured rate, shows a new report.

Peres hails 'promising start' of newly launched talks

Jerusalem Post - Mark Neiman - ‎4 hours ago‎
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND BLOOMBERG NEWS Clinton declares peace is within Israeli and Palestinian interests; Erekat denies report that negotiating teams scheduled to meet in West Bank.

Texas opens inquiry into Google search rankings

The Associated Press - Michael Liedtke - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine.

Nine dead in New Zealand plane crash

BBC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Nine people, including four foreigners, have been killed in a light aircraft crash in New Zealand, say reports. The plane, owned by a skydiving company, burst into flames shortly after taking off at the tourist spot of Fox Glacier on the South Island.

Why 100000 jobs a month won't lower unemployment rate

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Trumbull - ‎5 hours ago‎
The US has averaged about 100000 new jobs a month for eight months. Good, right? Well, the US is growing, and 100000 jobs aren't enough for the new people coming into the workforce.

Anti-osteoporosis drugs bisphosphonates boost esophageal cancer risk

Food Consumer - ‎5 hours ago‎
Taking anti-osteoporosis drugs known as oral bisphosphonates may double the risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new UK case-control study released in British Medical Journal.

Tea Party Cools on Colorado Favorite

Wall Street Journal - Stephanie Simon - ‎7 hours ago‎
DENVER—Colorado tea-party activists wanted a fresh face, an everyday Joe new to politics, and thought they had found their man in gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes.

Google settles Buzz privacy lawsuit

Computerworld - Robert McMillan - ‎6 hours ago‎
IDG News Service - Google is spending US$8.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed over the rollout of its Google Buzz social-networking service.

Zoning Law Aside, Mosque Projects Face Battles

New York Times - John Schwartz - ‎1 hour ago‎
In disputes over the construction and expansion of mosques in California, New York, Tennessee and elsewhere, supporters of the projects tend to invoke constitutional principles of religious freedom.

Apple's jump into social networking not a slam-dunk

Reuters - Antony Bruno - ‎3 hours ago‎
DENVER (Billboard) - For all the innovations Apple has brought to the market through the years, it's also a pretty good follower.

Kat Von D & Jesse James Go Public With Their Relationship!

Access Hollywood - ‎1 hour ago‎
Check out all the stars from Season 11 of 'Dancing with the Stars' in their glitter glory! After much speculation, Kat Von D took her relationship with Sandra Bullock's ex, Jesse James, public on Thursday night.


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