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Tax the Rich, Obama Says; Class Warfare, Says GOP

ABC News -
Drawing clear battle lines for next year's elections, a combative President Barack Obama on Monday demanded that the richest Americans pay higher taxes to help cut soaring US deficits by more than $3 trillion.
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Netflix Takes Long View

Wall Street Journal -
If the CEO of Netflix Inc. were in a movie, the townspeople would be chasing him with torches and pitchforks. The customer reaction was swift and angry against Reed Hastings's late Sunday announcement that the company was separating its DVD-by-mail ...

Yemen death toll grows as fighting spreads

Los Angeles Times -
At least 25 are killed and hundreds wounded when government soldiers fire on protesters in the capital, Sana. The violence spreads to other cities.

10 dead in Nev. air crash shared love of aviation -
RENO, Nev. - They came from every corner to the Nevada desert to watch one of the nation's few air races, a daring competition between speed-hungry pilots that pushes the limits of safety.

Mayweather wins in 4th round KO

Fox News -
| AP LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the fight with a questionable - if legal - pair of punches that Victor Ortiz never saw coming.

Greek default: What it would mean

CNNMoney -
Risk of a Greek default is 100% according to credit default swap traders, while the probability is rising in Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

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5.8-magnitude quake strikes Guatemala: USGS

Reuters -
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Three earthquakes struck southern Guatemala Monday within 90 minutes, shaking buildings in the capital and killing three people.

Libyan Forces Capture Parts of Key Gadhafi Stronghold

Voice of America -
September 19, 2011 Libyan Forces Capture Parts of Key Gadhafi Stronghold VOA News Libya's interim government says its forces have captured the airport and other locations in the southern desert city of Sabha, one of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi's last ...

Netanyahu invites Abbas to open peace talks in New York

Jerusalem Post -
Israeli officials say Israel will not give up on Palestinian recognition of the Jewish state; Quartet envoys set to meet for second time in two days to formulate plan to restart peace process.

Court says Padilla terror sentence was too lenient

Fox News -
| AP AP January 5, 2006: Jose Padilla is escorted to a waiting police vehicle by federal marshals near downtown Miami, FL. MIAMI - The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who ...

Violent crime falls again: why some experts are 'stumped'

Christian Science Monitor -
An FBI report released Monday shows a persistent decline in violent crime. Amid a stuttering economy, the trend defies many expectations and could take years to be fully understood.

Two die in helicopter crash at Marine base

Reuters -
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A helicopter crash at a Marine Corps base in Southern California on Monday killed two personnel who were on board, military officials said.

What MasterCard Learned From Testing Google's 'Google Wallet' App

Forbes -
Technology is going mobile and I'm here to cover the shift. En route to the Forbes gadget beat, I worked at Business Week, Time Asia and Random House.

Greece must shrink state to avoid default-lenders

Reuters -
1 of 3. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos addresses reporters after an unscheduled cabinet meeting in Athens September 18, 2011.

Obama endorses ending one day of mail delivery

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday the US Postal Service should be allowed to reduce mail delivery to five-days-a-week to help cut its massive losses.

Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling

InformationWeek -
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is due to testify at a Senate subcommittee hearing on ...

Benchmark tests offer first hints of Windows 8 performance

Microsoft released a freely available developer preview of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system last week. Our own Seth Rosenblatt has a video below offering an overview of the new OS.

Sony DC Universe Online goes freemium

SlashGear -
For those of you that have never heard of this game before, it's called DC Universe Online, created and run by Sony, and it functions as a MMORPG or massively multiplayer online role-playing game and it was released in January of this year to throngs ...

iPad 3 in '11? No. Two new iPhones? Seems so

Just weeks away from when Apple is expected to be unveiling the next iPhone, another Wall Street analyst has said the company could surprise us with two new handsets.

'Modern Family' Wins 5 Emmy Awards

Julianna Margulies arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 in Los Angeles AP / Chris Pizzello (LOS ANGELES) - "Modern Family" is the winner of the best comedy series Emmy Award, ...

Jon Cryer Gets Hollywood Star—Gives Shout Out to Charlie Sheen!

E! Online -
Jon Cryer may be a "troll," but at least he's a troll with a star. Despite being on the receiving end of a not quite tongue-in-cheek jab from former costar Charlie Sheen last spring, Cryer still had kind words for his old Two and a Half Men mate today ...

Is Rob Kardashian Nervous About His Dancing With the Stars Debut?

E! Online -
2011 Emmy Awards From Christina's over-the-top curves to Lea's red alert to Gwyneth's belly dress and more, check out all the glitz and glam on TV's biggest night!

Rivera Gets Record 602nd Save in Classic 1-2-3 Fashion

New York Times -
Mariano Rivera was congratulated by teammates after his record-breaking save on Monday. More Photos » By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN Just before 10:30 am Monday, Mariano Rivera walked into the Yankees' clubhouse in street clothes.

Oklahoma, Texas presidents get OK to choose new conference

USA Today -
Two weeks after Oklahoma President David Boren announced that his school probably would start considering its conference options, the school's board of regents voted unanimously Monday to give Boren the authority to choose a ...

Report: Romo played with punctured lung -
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo played with a punctured lung during the Cowboys' 27-24 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers, NFL.

2011 Sprint Cup season

USA Today -
The 12 drivers in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup (from left to right) Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski,Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Researchers Say Laser Could Detect Roadside Bombs

PC Magazine -
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a laser that could be used to detect roadside bombs. The device is no stronger than a typical presentation pointer, but it has the sensitivity and selectivity to scan large ...

Exaggerations about climate change -
Scientists claim that the new Times Atlas has got it wrong on the melting of the Greenland icesheet. What other exaggerations have been made about climate change?

Diabetes Puts People at Risk for Dementia, Study Finds

ABC News -
Scientists have found that people with diabetes are more likely to develop dementia. (Getty Images) People with diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing dementia, a new study finds.

Study: Exercise helps teen smokers quit

USA Today -
A program that combines counseling with physical activity may offer teens a more effective way to stop smoking. AP Slightly more than 17 percent of American teenagers are current smokers.

UN assembly backs steps to fight chronic disease

Reuters -
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders risk economic damage if they do not tackle killers like cancer and diabetes in concert with the industries that affect public health, a high-level UN meeting on chronic ...


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