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Satellite down? NASA hints that the end has come -
>>> subject of nasa, does anything land on time anymore? while it's hard to believe something falling from space has been delayed, that dead satellite is, indeed, still falling from space.
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Senate rejects House disaster-aid bill

San Francisco Chronicle -
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., center, is assisted by staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, after the Senate blocked a House bill that tied funding for natural disasters to cuts in other government programs.

Palestinians celebrate UN statehood bid

Washington Post -
Following the UN proceedings on an outdoor screen, the throng that filled a downtown square erupted as Abbas told the General Assembly that he had applied for full membership of a Palestinian state.

Global markets weekahead: Good riddance Q3, hello Q4

Reuters -
A trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange September 22, 2011. By Jeremy Gaunt, European Investment Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - After the battering that stocks, commodities and many currencies have taken in the past ...

This Day in Tech: Reactions to Facebook changes; Yahoo for sale?

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Friday, September 23. • Change is hard.

Bristol Palin's Camp Calls Homophobia Accusations "Completely Unfounded"

E! Online -
Or so explains a rep for Sarah Palin's eldest daughter, who, in response to some serious slams against her mom, asked a fellow bar-goer last night if he was "a homosexual.

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18 killed in fresh Yemeni clashes after president's return

Xinhua -
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- At least 18 people were killed and 35 others wounded Friday in fierce clashes that rocked Yemen's capital Sanaa hours after President Ali Abdullah Saleh returned from Riyadh and called for a ceasefire between his troops ...

Pakistan warns that US accusations may cost Washington an ally

Los Angeles Times -
Islamabad denies it helped militants attack US troops and officials in Afghanistan. 'You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan,' Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar says.

Pope 'deeply shaken' in meeting with sex abuse victims in Germany

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Pope Benedict XVI gives a blessing during a vesper service in Etelsbach, Germany, on Friday. Berlin (CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI met Friday with a group of people who had been sexually abused by clergy in his native Germany, ...

Zambia's Leader Hands Over Power

Wall Street Journal -
Zambia's incumbent President Rupiah Banda acknowledged election defeat to rival Michael Sata, paving the way for a largely peaceful transition of power that has proved rare among Africa's young democracies.

Fort Pierce boat joining Cuba-to-Florida swim

TCPalm -
Captain Jaye Melanson, a Fort Pierce yacht broker, is assisting in the latest Diana Nyad endurance swim. Endurance athlete and champion swimmer Diana Nyad, 62, announced Friday morning she is launching a third attempt at swimming across ...

Stance on Immigration May Hurt Perry Early On

New York Times -
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has called building a 1200-mile fence the length of the border “idiocy” and opposes requiring businesses to use the federal E-Verify program to check an employee's immigration status.

Missing Utah Mom's Father-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty

ABC News -
Steven Powell, 61, was arrested at his Puyallup, Wash., home for child pornography possession. (ABC News) For now, the two young sons of a missing Utah woman are living with strangers.

Whitman Takes Charge

Wall Street Journal -
Meg Whitman, in her first full day as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s chief executive, sought to reassure employees and calm the storm over her abrupt appointment to the top job.

Is It Time to Get Out of the Stock Market?

Forbes -
Are you ready to get out of the stock market altogether? With the Dow Jones having its worst 2 day slump since 2008, I can't say I blame you.

Margo Georgiadis, Groupon CEO, rejoins Google

San Francisco Chronicle -
Jeff Chiu / AP Groupon CEO Margo Georgiadis resigned to rejoin Google, marking the second departure from that post in the past six months.

Gov't paid $600 million in benefits to dead people

USA Today -
WASHINGTON - The federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years, a watchdog report says.

Online retailers collect sales tax under compromise

San Francisco Chronicle -
Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill to help finance improvements to San Francisco's waterfront as Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (left), Mayor Ed Lee, Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, and Willie Brown look on.

Amazon calls press conference for next week. Kindle tablet on the way?

Christian Science Monitor -
Amazon tablet rumors have been burbling for months. Is the mysterious gadget finally on the way? Here, the Amazon homepage. Amazon tablet rumors have burbled out across the web for months.

Apple Sued by Via Technologies Over U.S. Patents for Microprocessors

Bloomberg -
Apple Inc., the world's biggest technology company by value, was sued by Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. (2388) for allegedly infringing three US patents for microprocessors used in mobile phones and tablet ...

NBA postpones training camps, cancels 1st week of preseason exhibitions

Orlando Sentinel -
With the NBA and its players far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement, league officials announced Friday that they have indefinitely postponed training camps and have canceled all preseason games that were ...

Texas wins AL West win over Seattle, Angels' loss

Boston Globe -
AP Sports Writer / September 24, 2011 Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit long home runs and Craig Gentry had an inside-the-park homer in a 5-3 victory over Seattle on Friday night.

Rain won't make reality go away for the Red Sox -
NEW YORK–The mood was as grim as the weather, with many of the Boston Red Sox seeking refuge in corners of Yankee Stadium that were off-limits to nosy reporters seeking answers and explanations to questions that stung.

Angels' loss to A's eliminates them from AL West race

Los Angeles Times -
Gio Gonzalez outduels Jered Weaver in a 3-1 victory for Oakland that leaves the Angels 3 1/2 games behind Boston in the wild-card chase.

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 1

Los Angeles Times -
Rookie Paul Goldschmidt hit his first career triple - a two-run, two-out drive in the eighth inning to snap a tie - as the Arizona Diamondbacks clinched their fifth National League West Division title with a 3-1 triumph over the visiting San Francisco ...

Physicists explain how neutrino beat Einstein

The Seattle Times -
The day after news broke of a possible revolution in physics - particles moving faster than light, violating Albert Einstein's ultimate speed limit - a scientist leading the European experiment explained it to a standing-room-only crowd.

Australian Aborigine Hair Tells a Story of Human Migration

New York Times -
A lock of hair, collected by a British anthropologist a century ago, has yielded the first genome of an Australian Aborigine, along with insights into the earliest migration from the ancestral human homeland somewhere in northeast ...

What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

BBC News -
When it comes to controversy and heated debate, few illnesses come close to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Bayer drug a "major new player" in prostate cancer

Reuters -
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Germany's Bayer and Norwegian biotech Algeta that prolongs the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer is a major step forward in treatment of the disease, cancer experts said on ...

Wanda Sykes' double mastectomy is aggressive treatment for DCIS

Los Angeles Times -
As she explains on the program set to air on Monday, it all started with routine breast-reduction surgery. But then pathologists discovered that she had ductal carcinoma in situ, also known as DCIS.

Venezuela gov't strikes out with big league

Reuters -
CARACAS (Reuters) - Baseball and President Hugo Chavez are both popular in Venezuela, but uncertainty about his policies is prompting major league teams to stop investing here while developing their Dominican Republic training camps.

Listeriosis case reported in Johnson County

Kansas City Star -
A Johnson County man is among five Kansas residents who have developed listeriosis linked to a nationwide outbreak traced to contaminated cantaloupes from Colorado.


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