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Factbox: Obama proposes $50 billion for road, rail, airways

Reuters - John Crawley, Charles Abbott - ‎55 minutes ago‎
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would spend $50 billion on revamping highways, rails and airport runways to create jobs in the near term and improve the long-term US transportation network.
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'Burn a Quran Day' Sparks Protests in Afghanistan

ABC News - Martha Raddatz - ‎37 minutes ago‎
A Florida pastor's plan to burn Qurans at his church on Sept. 11 ignited a protest today by hundreds of Afghans, who burned American flags and shouted "Death to America," and the top US commander in Afghanistan said the preacher could ...
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Man Climbs San Francisco Skyscraper

New York Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES A man climbed to the top levels of a skyscraper in downtown San Francisco Monday and was taken into custody after he attached a flag to the side of the building.
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Former HP Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President

New York Times - Ashlee Vance - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - In naming Mark V. Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as Oracle's new co-president, Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle's chief executive and largest shareholder, really has put his money where his controversial ...

Flu vaccine readily available, and free for many this year

USA Today - Steve Sternberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP By Steve Sternberg, USA TODAY Getting a flu shot will be far easier this fall than last, with retailers already stocking millions of doses and free shots available through Medicare and private insurance, officials say.

Craigslist Step Won't End Fight

Wall Street Journal - Geoffrey A. Fowler - ‎2 hours ago‎
Craigslist's decision to shut down its "adult services" listings isn't likely to end the debate over websites' responsibility to filter user-created content.

Americans Breeze Into Quarterfinals Against Overmatched Angola

New York Times - Pete Thamel - ‎5 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL - When the United States plays Angola in basketball, it is impossible not to recall Charles Barkley. During the Dream Team's march of domination in the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barkley had a memorable moment in the pregame news ...

Guatemala resumes flood rescue work

Aljazeera.net - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Rescue efforts have resumed in flood-stricken Guatemala, while forecasters predict more rain which officials say may hamper search and rescue operations.

Jets' confidence level up '1000%' after Darrelle Revis' return

USA Today - Tom Pedulla - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Rich Schultz, AP By Tom Pedulla, USA TODAY FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The New York Jets' Super Bowl braggadocio gained clout when star cornerback Darrelle Revis ended his holdout on Monday and agreed to a four-year deal worth $46 million.

'American' wins holiday weekend box office

Hollywood Reporter - Carl DiOrio - ‎2 hours ago‎
Exit popcorn-pic season, hello movies for grown-ups: Focus Features' George Clooney starrer "The American" topped the domestic box office with an estimated $16.4 million during the summer-ending Labor Day weekend.

France pledges to save Iranian woman from execution

ABC Online - Anne Barker - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The son of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning says he fears she will be executed shortly after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan ends this week.

Samsung Mobile Display to Boost 2011 Production

Wall Street Journal - Roger Cheng - ‎8 hours ago‎
Samsung Mobile Display, which has had difficulty meeting demand for ultra-thin screens for smartphones, expects its production capacity to increase sharply when its new facility opens in July.

Boise State fans make strong showing for Virginia Tech game

USA Today - Erick Smith - ‎48 minutes ago‎
LANDOVER, Md. - Traveling all the way to the nation's capital was no obstacle for Boise State fans wanting to see their team play in the biggest regular season game in school history.

John Travolta Drops Charges in Extortion Case

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
John Travolta has ended the case against two people accused of trying to extort him and his wife, Kelly Preston, following their son's death in the Bahamas, the Daily News reported Monday.

France: Plan to Raise Retirement Age Sets Off Strikes

New York Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS The country faces serious railroad and air traffic disruption from strikes that began late Monday as a protest by trade unions against government plans to raise the retirement age.

Did Hoffman's win just put him on Pavin's Ryder Cup squad?

PGA Tour - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Charley Hoffman had been joking with Paul Godyos earlier in the week, and he asked the assistant Ryder Cup captain if he had any input into the four picks Corey Pavin was to make on Tuesday.

BP spill: White House says oil has gone, but Gulf's fishermen are not so sure

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
High tide, and the remains of a late summer storm, and it is hard to tell on this strip of land between the Mississippi and the marsh where land ends and water begins.

New Zealand: Quake Damage Estimated at $1.4 Billion

New York Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By AP The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck South Island last week caused $1.4 billion in damage and will hinder the country's economic recovery, Prime Minister John Key said Monday on a two-day visit to Christchurch and surrounding areas to assess ...

Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
MONDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and preschoolers who don't get enough sleep at night are at increased risk for later childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Tropical Storm Hermine May Reach Hurricane Strength Before Hitting Mexico

Bloomberg - Aaron Clark, Alex Morales - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tropical Storm Hermine, near the western end of the Gulf of Mexico, is poised to make landfall tonight, forcing at least one Texas refinery to take precautions.

'Magic mushrooms' ingredient beneficial to cancer patients, report says

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Researchers find psilocybin improved the anxiety and depression of terminal cancer patients for up to six months. The study is considered a first step in restoring the hallucinogen's respectability.

Airwaves Heat Up in California Race

Wall Street Journal - Stu Woo - ‎1 hour ago‎
The California governor's race shifts into high gear this week as Democrat Jerry Brown launches his television ad campaign after ceding the airwaves to Republican Meg Whitman over the summer.

Popular science books take off: a big bang in physics publishing

Telegraph.co.uk - Tom Chivers - ‎2 hours ago‎
The universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate, yet we still don't know what much of it is made of. If I had to guess, I'd say that most of it consists of books telling us that the universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating ...


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