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Obama Urges Congress to Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan

Fox News -
Seeking to boost a slumping economy along with his hopes for re-election, President Obama on Thursday night implored Congress to pass a $450 billion jobs plan that he says will give an array of tax cuts to small businesses that hire while reforming the ...
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Massive power outage in San Diego area

CBS News -
Aerial shot shows traffic jam caused by loss off power to stoplights in San Diego area. (CBS) A massive power outage has been reported in the San Diego area, but initial report are that is not related to any terrorist action.

Virginia court rejects two challenges to Obama's healthcare law

Los Angeles Times -
The appeals court says the dispute over whether the government can require Americans to buy medical insurance should be delayed until the first taxpayers have to pay the penalty for not buying coverage.

US sees credible but unconfirmed terrorism threat

Reuters -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has credible but unconfirmed information about a possible terrorism threat surrounding the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, a US official told Reuters on Thursday, speaking on condition of ...

Google buys Zagat to vie with OpenTable, Yelp

Reuters -
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOG.O) has bought popular dining ratings authority Zagat, adding a valuable brand to its content offerings and bolstering its push into the rapidly growing local commerce market.

Perry and Romney continue to clash over Social Security

Los Angeles Times -
Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the program a 'Ponzi scheme' in Wednesday's debate, a position criticized by former Massachusetts Gov.

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US doesn't think Gadhafi's foes know where he is, official says

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff A picture of Moammar Gadhafi taken in 2005. The ICC has asked Interpol to issue Red Notice arrest warrants for Gadhafi.

Watch President Obama Address Congress Live

New York Times (blog) -
As videos continue to suggest a violent crackdown is continuing in Syria, Robert Ford, the American ambassador in Damascus, defended his outspoken criticism of President Bashar al-Assad's response to the protests.

Pennsylvania couple copes with 'heartbreaking' flooding

CNN International -
Plymouth Township, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Francis Michael Federici and Josie Uravage watched helplessly Thursday as floodwater came inside their home, pushing aside their renovations and their dreams.

U.S. endures second-hottest summer on record

Los Angeles Times -
The National Climatic Data Center announced Thursday what most Americans had been feeling all summer: It's been a scorcher across the country, the second-hottest since 1895.

Senate Passes Revamp of U.S. Patent System

Bloomberg -
Inventions are displayed at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virgini. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT/Newscom The Senate passed an overhaul of the US ...

NM governor: My grandparents came to US illegally

USA Today -
Faced with 1930 Census records, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has acknowledged that her grandparents illegally came to the United States from Mexico.

Obama doubles down on expanded payroll tax cut

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is doubling down on a payroll tax cut for workers and small businesses, hoping it will do more to revive the job market than a smaller version has done this year.

Bernanke: Keen on strong growth, mum on measures

Reuters -
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on ''Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy'' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 13, 2011.

FBI Executes Search Warrant at Solyndra Headquarters

Wall Street Journal -
Solyndra LLC, a California solar-panel maker once hailed by President Barack Obama as "the future" of clean energy, is the target of a criminal investigation into whether its executives knowingly misled the ...

Montag puts his mark on Bank of America

Reuters -
An ATM machine at a Bank of America office is pictured in Burbank, California August 19, 2011. By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tom Montag made an unusually savvy career move when he joined Merrill Lynch in May 2008, shortly before the ...

Carol Bartz calls Yahoo board 'doofuses,' investor wants new board

Los Angeles Times -
Yahoo's ex-CEO Carol Bartz and its third-largest outside shareholder, the investment firm Third Point, lashed out at the company's board of directors Thursday in entirely different ways.

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers

New York Times -
Google released what was once among its most closely guarded secrets on Thursday: how much electricity its enormous computing facilities consume.

Droid Bionic was worth the wait -
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'Monday Night Football' stays on ESPN through 2021 -
ESPN is betting nearly $2 billion a year that fans are ready for even more football on even more platforms. The network agreed with the league on an eight-year contract extension that keeps "Monday Night Football'' on ESPN through the 2021 season, ...

We're Selling Marty McFly's FUTURE SHOES!!! -
The time has come ... Nike is FINALLY selling Marty McFly's futuristic high-tops from "Back to the Future II" ... 4 years before they're supposed to exist.

MMA headed to mainstream with 'Warrior,' TV deals

The Associated Press -
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Hardy showed up on director Gavin O'Connor's porch at midnight a few years ago, brimming with excitement about playing a fighter in a bizarre, violent fringe sport called mixed martial arts.

Alec Baldwin Invites Us to Indulge in Schweddy Balls

E! Online -
You are not going to want to wait to get your mouth around these balls. "Trending WORLDWIDE!!! Not my balls. SCHWEDDY BALLS!!

Manning's season in doubt after third neck surgery

Reuters -
AFC quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts gestures during a warm-up session before the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii January 30, 2011.

Roger Goodell attending Packers game

AP GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the lockout fading from memory, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did a little more heavy lifting Thursday before the season got under way.

US Open: Roddick leads way as tennis returns

USA Today -
NEW YORK - Tempers bubbled. So did a court. Emboldened players spoke with newfound solidarity, and fans got a rare close-up view of the game's stars.

Alabama aims to roll up major achievement at Penn State

USA Today -
This time last year, Alabama was on a roll. After winning the 2009 national championship, the Crimson Tide were No. 1 when they easily dispatched Penn State 24-3 in their second game.

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NASA Ship Discovers New 'Invisible' Planet [VIDEO]

International Business Times -
An invisible planet, which has not yet been glimpsed (since it's... invisible), has been definitively discovered by scientists using NASA's crafty Kepler spacecraft.

Study Is Ended as a Stent Fails to Stop Strokes

New York Times -
A promising but expensive device to prop open blocked arteries in the brain in the hope of preventing disabling or fatal strokes failed in a rigorous study, researchers reported on Wednesday.

Two doses of HPV vaccine may work as well as three

USA Today -
By HealthDay Two doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may offer just as much protection against cervical cancer as the three-dose regimen now being used, new US government research shows.

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