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Authorities: 2 tornadoes struck NYC during storm

The Associated Press - Verena Dobnik, Sara Kugler Frazier - ‎59 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - The storm that churned through New York City spawned two destructive tornadoes and a fierce macroburst with wind speeds up to 125 mph that barreled across a large swath of Brooklyn and Queens, authorities said Friday.
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For Yankees, a Swing Changes the Subject

New York Times - Thomas Kaplan - ‎2 hours ago‎
BALTIMORE - The Yankees came to Camden Yards on Friday having lost 8 of 10 games, with five of those losses coming by a single run.
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Highlights of Joe Torre's three seasons as Dodgers manager

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A look back at Torre's brief career in Los Angeles, which will end after this season. Former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda congratulates Joe Torre on becoming the team's new manager.
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Lindsay Lohan Had Multiple Dirty Drug Tests

TMZ.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
TMZ broke the story that Lindsay tested positive for cocaine last week. Sources connected with the case tell us Lindsay failed another test as well -- we're told it was not for cocaine, but they would not be more specific.

Rockets and attacks strike as Afghan poll opens

Reuters - Tim Gaynor, Hamid Shalizi - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A burqa-clad Afghan woman shows her face to an election commission employee before casting her ballot at a polling station in Herat, western Afghanistan September 18, 2010.

Feds: Scientist tried to sell nuclear data

MiamiHerald.com - Frances Robles - ‎14 minutes ago‎
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist is accused of trying to develop nuclear weapons for Venezuela. BY FRANCES ROBLES An elderly maverick scientist who battled the scientific community for decades over laser fusion was indicted Friday in ...

Highlights of Pope's London trip

BBC News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The Pope has led an assembly of children in west London on day two of his four-day state visit to the UK. After a prayer service with around 300 guests, Benedict XVI travelled in his Popemobile through the grounds of St Mary's University College in ...

Murkowski to run as write-in candidate

Los Angeles Times - Kim Murphy - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Alaska senator, who was upset in the Republican primary by 'tea party' candidate Joe Miller, stuns the state and the GOP and sets up a bruising battle between moderates and conservatives.

The Buzz | Chase leaders falter in qualifying

Kansas City Star - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Brad Keselowski broke Juan Pablo Montoya's year-old qualifying record with a lap of 133.572 mph Friday, winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH, the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Palin hits Obama, GOP establishment in Iowa speech

Washington Post - Dan Balz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 2010 midterm elections are almost over, and lips have already started wagging over who the potential Republican presidential candidates may be in 2012.

West Virginia game looms large for Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen

Washington Post - Tracee Hamilton - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Maryland-West Virginia football rivalry has always been fascinating. I'd never heard of couch-burning as a form of celebration before moving to the area.

Russell Brand Arrested After Alleged Photographer Attack

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎4 hours ago‎
Russell Brand was reportedly arrested after getting involved in a physical altercation with a member of the paparazzi. People magazine reports that the "Get Him to the Greek" star got into a "tussle" with a photographer at ...

HS football player dies after TD pass

FOXSports.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A Texas high school football player died Friday night after throwing a touchdown pass and then collapsing, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.

Paris Hilton Cops Plea in Cocaine Arrest Case

TMZ.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Paris Hilton will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony charge after she struck a plea deal with prosecutors in Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Paris will plead guilty to drug possession and obstructing and officer (both ...

FaceTime-equipped iPad expected no later than first quarter 2011

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - ‎9 hours ago‎
Suppliers are already gearing up in preparation for the next-generation iPad design, according to a number of display component vendors currently undergoing validation with Apple.

What has Wall Street got against Elizabeth Warren?

Reuters - Kevin Lamarque - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama announces consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren (R) as special adviser leading the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington September 17, 2010.

Strong profits posted by tech companies help stock prices climb slightly

Kansas City Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Stocks gave up most of their gains but still ended slightly higher Friday, extending a two-week rally that has slowed down as the month wears on.

IE9 and Windows XP: Readers speak out.

USA Today - Ed Baig - ‎8 hours ago‎
Despite my mostly positive take on the Microsoft's IE9 beta Web browser released to the public this week, there are some important shortcomings.

Continental, United Merger Should Be Stopped, Lawyer Argues in US Court

Bloomberg - Joel Rosenblatt - ‎5 hours ago‎
Continental Airlines Inc.'s merger with UAL Corp., approved by shareholders today, should be blocked because the combination would create a monopoly, a lawyer representing consumers argued in federal ...

In EU Roma Policy Clash, Many Get a Bruising

New York Times - Stephen Castle - ‎7 hours ago‎
In the aftermath of the worst-tempered gathering of European Union leaders in recent years, the bloc's officials are calculating the fallout from an extraordinary display of pyrotechnics by the French president.

Ahead of the Bell: Consumer Prices

BusinessWeek - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect consumer prices will show a slight 0.2 percent increase in August while core inflation, which excludes energy and food, is expected to edge up an even smaller 0.1 percent.

"HIV" Was in Monkeys for Millennia: Why Didn't We Get Sick?

CBS News - Neil Katz - ‎14 hours ago‎
(CBS) The precursor to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, may be older than you think. Way older. According to new research, simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) has been in monkeys for millennia, potentially putting humans at risk for the last 32000 ...

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