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Sheriff: Gunman used AK-47 in IHOP shooting

The Associated Press -
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A man with an AK-47 assault rifle shot an entire group of five uniformed National Guard members eating breakfast at a Nevada IHOP on Tuesday, killing two of them and another person in a hail of gunfire.
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Panetta: Gadhafi 'On the Run'

Voice of America -
September 06, 2011 Panetta: Gadhafi 'On the Run' Luis Ramirez | Pentagon Pentagon officials are among those guessing on the whereabouts of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Mitt Romney: Obama has 'pay-phone strategy' in 'smartphone world'

Los Angeles Times -
Mitt Romney framed his economic plan Tuesday as a job creator for middle-class America while charging that President Obama, days before he is to outline his own plan, "doesn't have a clue what to do.

Stocks trim losses but still finish down

Los Angeles Times -
A late-afternoon rally helped US stocks trim their losses Tuesday, but the Dow Jones industrial average nevertheless suffered a triple-digit decline for the third consecutive day.

Authorities: 2 died in massive wildfire near Austin

USA Today -
AUSTIN (AP) - Authorities said two people have died in a massive wildfire near Austin that has destroyed 600 homes. By Eric Gay, AP Sisters Laura, left, and Michelle Clements survey their fire-destroyed home on Tuesday in Bastrop, Texas.

NASA to Release Rare Photos of Apollo Moon Landing Site

Fox News -
The twists and turns of the last tracks left by humans on the moon crisscross the surface in this LRO image of the Apollo 17 site.

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Denmark's Pakistan ambassador arrested travelling to Osama bin Laden complex -
A diplomatic row has flared after the Danish ambassador to Pakistan and his wife were arrested and held while travelling to Osama bin Laden's former hideout.

Phone hacking: James Murdoch faces second grilling by MPs

The Guardian -
James Murdoch said he stood by his earlier testimony to the Commons select committee. Photograph: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images James Murdoch is likely to be recalled to parliament to answer fresh questions after two former News of the World executives ...

IDF kills PRC commander in Gaza

Ynetnews -
A commander in the Popular Resistance Committees' military arm was killed Tuesday evening in a fire exchange in the Gaza Strip.

US ambassador to Syria condemns regime on Facebook

WASHINGTON - The US ambassador to Damascus denounced the regime of President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in a posting on Facebook, taking aim at Syria's justifications for a violent crackdown against demonstrators.

Obama to propose $300 billion to jump-start jobs

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy weak and the public seething, President Barack Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending Thursday night to get Americans working again.

DHS chief: Better passenger screening in future

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano predicted Tuesday that airline passengers in the future will no longer be instructed to remove their shoes at airport security checkpoints, but she said the technology to scan ...

Calif court mulls appeal rights of Prop 8 backers

Forbes -
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court seemed inclined Tuesday to side with backers of the state's same-sex marriage ban in thinking that the state Constitution gives ballot initiative proponents legal ...

Remnants of Lee soak South, threaten Northeast

Wall Street Journal -
AP CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Disorganized yet deadly, the leftovers from Tropical Storm Lee spread farther inland Tuesday, soaking much of the East Coast.

Franc Plunges Most Ever Versus Euro

Bloomberg -
Switzerland's currency snapped four days of gains versus the euro, falling as much as 8.7 percent and declining to the weakest level since July.

Groupon Reevaluating IPO Plans Due to Market Volatility

Wall Street Journal -
By SHAYNDI RAICE Add Groupon Inc. to the list of hot new Web companies having second thoughts about whether now is a good time to go public.

Rick Perry, real deal Texan

The Guardian -
Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to the first general session of the Republican party of Texas convention in Dallas, 2010. Photograph: AP Photo/LM Otero Photograph: Lm Otero/AP In American politics, the obvious assumptions are often also the most lazy ...

Bank of America CEO Announces Management Shake-Up -
Bank of America, which has lost almost half of its market value this year, announced a broad reorganization on Tuesday that includes the departure two senior executives.

Korean trustbusters raid Google offices (scoop)

The Korean Fair Trade Commission, that country's antitrust agency, raided Google's offices in Seoul today, CNET has learned.

Hacking Scandal Roils Dutch Public

Wall Street Journal -
The Dutch government Tuesday sought to contain a hacking scandal officials believe originated in Iran that has forced segments of this country to return to the fax and paper age.

Sprint Sues To Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Deal

InformationWeek -
AT&T's bid for T-Mobile will harm consumers and corporate customers through higher prices and diminished innovation, Sprint said.

Gwyneth Paltrow 'Humbly Happy' About Saving Woman's Life on 9/11

Celebuzz -
While at the Venice Film Festival promoting Contagion, Gwyneth Paltrow talked about how she learned of the woman who says that G saved her life on 9/11.

Which Version of Eddie Murphy Will the Oscars Get?

New York Magazine -
Back in their Saturday Night Live days, Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo brought dueling Jerry Lewis impressions to bear on the show's famous "Two Faces of Jerry" sketch, which juxtaposed the wild and comic version of Jerry (played by Murphy) with the ...

'Sons of Anarchy' hits ground roaring

New York Daily News -
Clay (Ron Perlman), Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and most of the other key members of the Sons of Anarchy, the "motorcycle club" based in Charming, Calif.

'Rejuvenated' Jeff Gordon in NASCAR groove after Atlanta win

Los Angeles Times -
. A little less than a year ago in Las Vegas, Jeff Gordon was answering questions about approaching a 10-year-drought as a NASCAR champion.

UFC sees heavy end to year: Lesnar-Overeem for title shot

USA Today -
Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will clash at the end of the year for the right to a title shot, the Ultimate Fighting Championship said Tuesday.

Jaguars release veteran quarterback Garrard

Reuters -
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard looks for an open receiver during the second half of their NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Jacksonville, Florida December 12, 2010.

Don't Slow Down White Dwarf, You Might Explode

Discovery News -
Astrophysicists believe there are two ways to trigger a Type 1a supernova. The first is when a white dwarf "steals" gas from a binary partner, grows to a certain mass limit and then explodes.

NASA Has 2 Months to Decide on Abandoning International Space Station

International Business Times -
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | September 6, 2011 6:27 PM EDT NASA and Russia have about two months to decide whether to abandon the International Space Station (ISS) and possibly have ground controllers run the research outpost remotely from Earth.

J&J/Bayer Blood Thinner Setback May Be Good News for Potential Rival Eliquis

Wall Street Journal (blog) -
The staff at the Food and Drug Administration is taking a tough stance on the blood thinner Xarelto, recommending the agency reject the drug until Johnson & Johnson and Bayer answer more questions about how well it works.

US Smoking Rates Dropping Slowly

MedPage Today -
Explain that a CDC study of cigarette smoking found that the overall percentage of smokers in the US significantly declined between 2005 and 2010, especially among those smoking 30 or more cigarettes a day ...

Who's Your Daddy? Is It Time For Sperm Donor Regulation?

Medical News Today -
There is a debate that has resurfaced this week over whether or not sperm donorship should be government regulated. In fact a recent report states that a single sperm donor may have fathered at least 150 children for example.

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