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Democrats in Congress Balking at Obama's Jobs Bill

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party.
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Michele Bachmann HPV row prompts fears for vaccine programme in US

The Guardian -
Fears that America's already weak HPV vaccine programme will be critically undermined by a political row has increased as campaigners, academics and doctors lined up to condemn the politicising of a public health issue.

NASA unveils deep-space rocket

USA Today -
an $18 billion design aimed at a 2017 unmanned test flight of the most powerful rocket since the moon race's Saturn V rockets.

TV bookers' most famous 'exclusive' interviews

Washington Post -
TV bookers chase down high-profile subjects for morning shows, often paying them for their cooperation. Cindy Anthony and George Anthony, parents of 25-year-old Casey Anthony, are shown during an interview with Phil McGraw of the “Dr.

Ballmer Is 'Re-Imagining' Microsoft Around New Forms of Computing

Wall Street Journal -
Microsoft Corp. is pivoting to cloud computing from traditional computing, part of a sweeping revision of the software giant's business model.

Euro Holds Advance on CPI Data and Region's Support for Greece

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- The euro held yesterday's advance against the dollar before a report forecast to show consumer prices in Europe rose in August, adding to signs the central bank may be reluctant to lower ...

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Palestinians Say a UN Gamble on Statehood Is Worth the Risks

New York Times -
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah distributed pamphlets and flags this week in a campaign to support the bid for statehood at the United Nation.

US Blames Pakistan-Based Group For Attack on Embassy in Kabul

New York Times -
Afghan policeman stood over the body of an insurgent at the US Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday. More Photos » By JACK HEALY and ALISSA J. RUBIN KABUL, Afghanistan - Raising the death toll sharply, American and Afghan officials said Wednesday that the ...

Perry Aides Concede Fundraising Edge to Romney

Fox News -
AP Spet. 7: Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, stand together before a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

Teen Accused of Faking Cancer for Cash Grab

Fox News -
| AP EL PASO, Texas - A West Texas teenager who collected $17000 in donations after telling people she was dying of leukemia and had only had six months to live faces theft charges after police determined she lied about being sick.

GOP upset win in NY portends challenge for Obama

CBS News -
Bob Turner, center, joined by his wife Peggy, right, and family smiles as he delivers his victory speech during an election night party, Wednesday, Sept.

House Probes Solyndra Loan

Wall Street Journal -
WASHINGTON—Republican lawmakers and Obama administration officials clashed at a hearing Wednesday over the lawmakers' allegation that the White House pushed to accelerate a $535 million loan guarantee to a solar-panel company that ...

Report: Facebook delays IPO until late 2012

Los Angeles Times -
People familiar with the company told the Financial Times that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants employees to focus on developing products for the world's most popular social networking site rather than on collecting an IPO payout.

Report Rips Firms, Oversight

Wall Street Journal -
Federal investigators released their final report Wednesday into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last year, castigating oil giant BP PLC and its contractors for their ...

Loeb Says Yahoo! Is Stuck In Neutral Because Of 'Clowns' On The Board

Forbes -
I started covering markets at Forbes in the summer of 2007. Right around then a pair of Bear Stearns hedge funds imploded in the first tremors of the financial crisis, but I swear the recession isn't my fault.

Next-gen Intel CPUs to improve mobile graphics, battery life

Ars Technica -
Intel revealed more details about the planned successors for its current-generation Sandy Bridge processors at its Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week.

Apple Withdraws App in France

Wall Street Journal -
Amid pressure from French social activists, Apple Inc. has removed from its French online store an application called "Jew or Not Jew" that says it allows users to identify whether a politician or celebrity is ...

Intel presents a Windows 8 Ultrabook

Inquirer -
CHIPMAKER Intel gave this year's Intel Developer Forum attendees a look at an Ultrabook running on the Windows 8 operating system.

Michaele Salahi abducted? No, just on a Journey

Los Angeles Times -
Tareq Salahi and his wife Michaele Salahi, reality TV stars who gained infamy as the so-called White House gate crashers, grabbed headlines on Wednesday when he reported his wife was abducted, and she later contacted law enforcement officials to say ...

FBI probes Scarlett Johansson's nude photo hack

Chicago Sun-Times -
The FBI reportedly is investigating how nude photos of Scarlett Johansson were hacked from her phone. said the photos, which were circulating online Wednesday, had been taken by the star herself.

'Breaking Dawn' Trailer: Experts Pick Favorite Scenes -
Honeymoon aftermath, Bella and Jacob's dance and Bella giving birth all get shout-outs from our superfans. By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Now that we've finally seen the latest trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" and picked our ...

Kirstie Alley Allegedly Demanded Dramatic Helicopter Entrance at 9/11 Memorial

Hollywood Reporter -
Kirstie Alley stepped out on Sunday at a 9/11 memorial service with fellow Dancing With the Stars alum Nicole Scherzinger, but the duo's low-key arrival may not have been Alley's first choice.

Phillies clinch playoff spot behind Halladay

USA Today -
HOUSTON (AP) - No champagne. No wild celebration. The Philadelphia Phillies are back in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and that's exactly what they expected.

Bears LB Brian Urlacher leaves team following mother's death

Washington Post -
By AP, LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has left the team following the death of his mother. Urlacher's mother, Lavoyda, died unexpectedly at her home in Texas, the team said Wednesday in releasing a statement from their ...

Marchand, Bogosian sign; Islanders to extend Tavares

USA Today -
The Boston Bruins got their playoff hero under contract and the New York Islanders are expected to announce a new deal for their franchise center on Thursday.

James Webb Space Telescope Saved?

Discovery News -
Finally, some good news for the Hubble space telescope's successor: a Senate subcommittee has approved a science appropriations bill today providing funds to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for the next fiscal year.

U.K. Researchers to Test "Artificial Volcano" for Geoengineering the Climate

Scientific American -
Volcanic eruptions, like this one at Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, are known to have global cooling effects. In October, researchers will test a man-made volcano that might eventually be used as a temporary ...

Teenage Driving Laws May Just Delay Deadly Crashes

New York Times (blog) -
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Raising the age a teenager can begin driving may also increase the rate of accident's among these older teens.

Poor countries see rise in breast, cervical cancer -
LONDON - The number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer is rising in most countries across the world, especially in poorer nations where more women are dying at younger ages, according to a global study of the diseases.

FDA, CDC investigate listeriosis outbreak's source

The Associated Press -
DENVER (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the source of contaminated cantaloupe blamed for a multistate listeriosis outbreak.

Memphis doctors describe conjoined twins surgery

CBS News -
(AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Anesthesiologists who assisted in a rare, risky surgery to separate conjoined twins came up with a novel way to practice flipping the patients without tangling the various lines attached to them: They rehearsed it on a pair of ...

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