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Craigslist drops adult services listings

San Francisco Chronicle - James Temple - ‎5 hours ago‎
Bradley C Bower / AP (09-04) 18:21 PDT San Francisco -- After years of mounting public pressure, Craigslist appears to have surrendered a battle over sexual ads on its website that some viewed as a test case for the boundaries of online freedom.
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Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain House

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny, Carl Hulse - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the ...
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New blowout preventer placed on Gulf well

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A blowout preventer that may hold important forensic evidence as to why it failed, triggering the world's largest accidental oil spill, has been brought to the surface of the Gulf and placed on a vessel, officials said Saturday night.
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Earl's glancing blow brushed off

Boston Globe - Brian MacQuarrie - ‎2 hours ago‎
NANTUCKET - No man is an island, but Gene Ratner's oceanfront home appears well on its way to becoming one. Considered the Nantucket house most likely to tumble into the sea, Ratner's sandbagged, sea-soaked, and precariously perched ...

Jonathan Broxton can't save the day for Dodgers

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reliever gives up a two-run home run to Juan Uribe as the Giants wipe out a four-run deficit for a 5-4 victory. Giants infielder Juan Uribe is celebrates with teammate Cody Ross after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning to help defeat the ...

Cleanup begins after massive quake

Stuff.co.nz - ‎2 hours ago‎
By STAFF REPORTERS Christchurch is counting the cost of the worst earthquake damage in the country since Napier was hit 1931. While only one person appears to have lost their life in the disaster, the effects on infrastructure and basic services could ...

Kanye West writes song for Taylor Swift

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
Arienne Thompson here with a late-night note. Nearly a year after he ruined Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Award acceptance speech, Kanye West is ready to be Mr.

Roster surgery, NFL style

SportingNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Matt Leinart is out in Arizona; TJ Housemandzedah is looking for a job. The Turk's work is done on cutdown day. A team-by-team look at who was moved to meet Sept.

Ex-bank executives say their dismissals caused panic withdrawals in Kabul

Washington Post - Ernesto Londoño, Andrew Higgins - ‎5 hours ago‎
Concerned Afghans stood in long lines Saturday to withdraw money from the nation's largest, but troubled bank. By Ernesto Londoño, Andrew Higgins and David Nakamura KABUL -- The two ousted executives of Afghanistan's largest bank have blamed a hasty ...

No. 16 LSU avoids late collapse against No. 18 North Carolina

USA Today - Glenn Guilbeau - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Josh D. Weiss, US Presswire By Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana ATLANTA - LSU showed Tobacco Road the Southeastern Conference version of the fast break in the first half of Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Saturday night at the Georgia Dome, ...

Robert Schimmel, Comic, Dies at 60

New York Times - Eric Wilson - ‎8 hours ago‎
Robert Schimmel, a comedian who specialized in taboo-breaking humor of the sexual and scatological variety, died on Friday at a Phoenix hospital, where he was being treated for injuries suffered in an Aug. 26 car accident.

Suicide bomber kills five in southern Russia

Reuters - ‎54 minutes ago‎
MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Sept 5 (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 35 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked troops at a firing range in Russia's southern region of Dagestan, sources in official security agencies said.

Motivated Frogs take hard-fought win

Dallas Morning News - Stefan Stevenson - ‎1 hour ago‎
ARLINGTON - Gary Patterson is always looking for motivational tools. Saturday morning he didn't have to look far. ESPN College GameDay's Lee Corso predicted TCU would lose by three ...

Obama Concentrates on Economy as Election Nears

CBS News - Bill Plante - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama will announce some new proposals to help small businesses, but Republicans are voicing opposition. Bill Plante reports.

Sharapova ushers Capra right out of the US Open

Washington Post - Liz Clarke - ‎40 minutes ago‎
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY - Maria Sharapova is notorious for her ear-piercing shrieks on the tennis court, and it's a matter of debate whether they're an uncontrollable reflex or a weapon of intimidation.

Is Apple's Ping a Haven for Spammers?

PC World - Dan Tynan - ‎20 hours ago‎
Analysis: Apple's Ping is a new iTunes-based social network. Unfortunately, it's already beset with a very old problem: rampant comment spam.

Outcry over expulsions of Gypsies

Washington Post - Jamey Keaten - ‎9 minutes ago‎
PARIS - Thousands of people marched here Saturday, blowing whistles and beating drums to protest expulsions of Roma, or Gypsies, and other new security measures adopted by President Nicolas Sarkozy's government.

Kara DioGuardi leaves 'American Idol'

USA Today - ‎14 hours 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.

John Lackey's not pitching excuses

Boston Herald - Mike Farrell - ‎15 minutes ago‎
When John Lackey signed a five-year, $82.5 million free agent deal in the offseason and joined the Red sox, he probably envisioned some big achievements with his new club.

Tony Blair's book signing in Dublin mixes Good Friday with bad Iraq

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Literature and politics have always laid claim to Dublin's O'Connell Street, bookended by statues of James Joyce and Catholic emancipator Daniel O'Connell.

After 65, Tiger in OK shape

Boston Herald - Joe Vieira - ‎47 minutes ago‎
NORTON - With his FedEx Cup and Ryder Cup hopes on the line, Tiger Woods put together the best round of his abbreviated 2010 season yesterday in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Bristol Palin tells Jay Leno that Levi Johnston needs to go back to school

New York Daily News - Bristol Palin - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sarah Palin's daughter appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last night to talk about her upcoming appearance on "Dancing with the Stars," but the conversation inevitably turned to Bristol's former boyfriend, and Playgirl model, Levi Johnston.

Glacier crash probe begins

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Police at the scene of the plane crash at Fox Glacier airfield. Photo / Sarah Ivey Transport accident investigators are confident they will find "most, if not all", of the reasons for the Fox Glacier plane crash, despite fire causing massive damage to ...


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