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Florida pastor cancels plans to burn Qur'an on anniversary of 9/11

The Guardian - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The Florida pastor who threatened to burn copies of the Qur'an cancelled the plan last night in the face of condemnation by Barack Obama, the Pentagon, the state department and international outrage.
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Trump Offers to Buy Proposed NYC Islamic Center Site

Bloomberg - John Gittelsohn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Donald J. Trump offered to purchase the site of the proposed Islamic community center near New York City's Ground Zero for the price paid plus 25 percent.
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Apple Loosens Up to Please Developers

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Apple, which keeps a tight lid on its products and on information about its inner workings, is loosening up a little. Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press For the first time, Apple published detailed guidelines explaining how it ...
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Britney Spears' Ex-Bodyguard Must Prove Ongoing Harassment, Expert Says

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Attorney Michael Bononi explains that the burden is on Fernando Flores to prove his hostile work environment. By Mawuse Ziegbe (@mawuseziegbe) After mounting a successful comeback and maintaining a relatively low profile in the press for the past year, ...

Stem cell funding gets reprieve

Washington Post - Rob Stein, Spencer S. Hsu - ‎3 hours ago‎
An appeals court ruled Thursday that the federal government can resume funding human embryonic stem cell research while the court reviews a judge's order that had temporarily prohibited such funding.

Obama vs. who? President picks a foil

Boston Herald - Peter Nicholas - ‎19 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - John Boehner is hardly a household name, but President Barack Obama seems set on making him one. Obama gave Boehner a major cameo in his speech outside Cleveland on Wednesday, attaching a name ...

Iran to release one of three US hikers amid pressures at home and abroad

Christian Science Monitor - Scott Peterson - ‎3 hours ago‎
In addition to facing outside pressures on nuclear initiatives and human rights issues such as the US hikers, Iranian officials still fear the opposition Green Movement at home.

Google Instant: Pros and Cons

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
While Google is hyping Google Instant as the greatest thing since sliced bread, some see it as bad direction for the search behemoth.

Sarah Palin Endorses Christine O'Donnell in Delaware Primary

ABC News - Devin Dwyer - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin today added Delaware's Christine O'Donnell to her pack of "mama grizzlies," hoping to give the Tea Party-backed senate candidate a final push in her bid for the GOP nomination.

Game Center for the iPhone: An early hands-on

CNET - Scott Stein - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple's iOS 4.1 update brought many tweaks to the operating system, but none higher-profile than the long-awaited Game Center.

M. Zuhdi Jasser: Questions for Imam Rauf from an American Muslim

Wall Street Journal - Zuhdi Jasser - ‎25 minutes ago‎
He may not appear to the untrained eye to be an Islamist, but by making Ground Zero an Islamic rather than an American issue he shows his true allegiance.

E-Cigarette Firms Get FDA Warning

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 9, 2010 -- Citing unproven health claims and poor manufacturing practices, the FDA today warned five firms marketing e-cigarettes that their products violate drug safety laws.

Okla. motorist drowns in flooding after Hermine

Houston Chronicle - ‎13 minutes ago‎
AP STILWELL, Okla. - Authorities say an eastern Oklahoma motorist has drowned after trying to drive across a creek swollen by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine.

'Project Runway' finale: And the guest judge is...

Entertainment Weekly - Missy Schwartz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Calm down, spoiler-averse PopWatchers. Though the news is all across the Internet, I know how some of you react to information like this, so I won't reveal anything until after the jump.

FIBA world championship: USA beats Russia 89-79 to gain semifinals

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
UPDATE: The United States moved two games from ending a 16-year title drought at the world championships by downing Russia 89-79 on Thursday.

Plane with wounded in Vladikavkaz bombing lands in Moscow

RIA Novosti - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least 17 people were killed a suicide car bombing in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia. A Russian emergencies ministry's plane with people wounded in Thursday's terrorist attack in the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz landed at the ...

Police cite van driver in crash with Patriots QB Tom Brady

Boston Globe - Milton Valencia, Martin Finucane - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 21-year-old Brockton man has been cited by police for failure to stop for a red light after his minivan allegedly crashed this morning in Boston into a sedan driven by New England Patriots ...

EBay Wins Lawsuit Against Craigslist

Wall Street Journal - Scott Morrison - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- EBay Inc. on Thursday won a lawsuit over Craigslist Inc.'s move to deprive the online auction giant of its seat on the online classifieds group's board.

Bobby Jindal mum on who's in his suite for Saints game

Boston Herald - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By AP BATON ROUGE, La. - Another big game for the New Orleans Saints, and another refusal from Gov. Bobby Jindal's office to talk about who'll be watching from the governor's private suite at the Superdome.

Sydney Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

ABC Online - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Thousands of Muslim Australians have gathered in Sydney's south west for Eid ul-Fitr, a festival to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.

Tiger Woods struggles at Cog Hill

ESPN - Bob Harig - ‎21 minutes ago‎
LEMONT, Ill. -- The task of advancing to the Tour Championship became even more difficult for Tiger Woods after a 2-over 73 on Thursday at the BMW Championship.

NPD:Videogame Industry Retail Sales For August Lowest Since `06

Wall Street Journal - Ian Sherr - ‎9 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Monthly retail sales of new video games, consoles and accessories for the month of August fell to their lowest levels since 2006, reflecting a continuing slowdown in consumer spending.

Most Americans Still Skip Fruits and Vegetables

ABC News - Charles Bankhead - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fruit and vegetable consumption increased significantly in only one state during the past decade, while all 50 states and the District of Columbia continued to fall far short of recommended daily intake, ...
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