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U.S. Hikers Leave Iran Prison With Sean Penn to Thank

Bloomberg -
Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal emerged from 781 days in a 104-square-foot Iranian prison cell leaner, fitter and with Hollywood actor Sean Penn and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to thank for their ...
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Obama takes jobs bill West

Detroit Free Press -
President Barack Obama greets some young well-wishers after his arrival Sunday at King County International Airport in Seattle. / MANDEL NGAN/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images BY ERICA WERNER ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE -- President Barack Obama charged ...

Saudi Arabian women to get the vote

ABC Online -
PETER CAVE: In Saudi Arabia more than 5000 men will compete in local elections this Thursday, the second in Saudi Arabia's history.

Eagles fall to Giants, 29-16 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-26

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Jeff McLane There will be a lot written and said about Michael Vick's broken right hand, the Eagles quarterback's description of the "late" hit that caused the injury, and his complaints about the officiating.

Boeing Sees 787 as Jet Lineup's 'Backbone' With Delay Set to End

San Francisco Chronicle -
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. hands over the first 787 Dreamliner today to end more than three years of delays for a plane that the company says will become a benchmark for decades for technology and passenger amenities.

Game of the Day Red Sox 7, Yankees 4

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Bill Kostroun / AP Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury, right high-fives with Marco Scutaro after Ellsbury hit a three-run home run during the 14th inning of the second game of a baseball double-header against the New York Yankees.

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Study: One-third of Jewish Israelis say Arab citizens aren't Israeli

Jewish Telegraphic Agency -
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- One-third of Israel's Jewish population does not consider Arab citizens of the country to be Israelis, according to a newly released survey.

Pak will not take military action against Haqqani network

The Hindu -
Pakistan will not take military action against the Haqqani network despite growing US pressure, even as the country's top military commanders have agreed on the need to de-escalate the situation, according to media reports on Monday.

Putin Must Overhaul Economy or Risk Brezhnev-Era Stagnation

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin must overhaul Russia's public finances and wean the economy from its dependence on oil while staving off social discontent.

Reno air race victims honored at service

USA Today -
Even the wind couldn't douse all the candles at Sunday's memorial service for the victims and families of the Sept. 16 crash at the Reno National Championship Air Races.

Police: 5 people found dead at 2 rural Ind. homes

USA Today -
LAUREL, Ind. (AP) - Five people were found dead Sunday at two homes in rural southeastern Indiana, and authorities warned residents to be careful because it wasn't immediately clear whether there was one or more suspects on the loose.

In the Nation | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-26

Philadelphia Inquirer -
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. - Mitt Romney, returning to his home state this weekend, won a straw poll of Michigan Republicans at a conference, picking up more than half the 681 votes cast in the test of political muscle in this early nominating state.

Congress must move quickly to avert shutdown

San Francisco Chronicle -
Harry Hamburg / AP With time running out, Congress returns today to try to pass a short-term funding measure to avert a government shutdown and avoid yet another market-rattling showdown over the federal budget.

European Stocks Decline Amid Debt Crisis; U.S. Futures, Asian Shares Drop

Bloomberg -
European stocks retreated as finance ministers and central bankers urged policy makers in Europe to intensify efforts to contain the region's debt crisis.

UBS in 'Disarray,' Ermotti Named Interim CEO

Bloomberg -
A tram passes the headquarters of UBS AG bank in Zurich, Switzerland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Ralph Silva, an analyst at Silva Research Network, talks about the exit ...

Asia Stocks Drop Amid Recession Fears, Debt Crisis

ABC News -
Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors grew increasingly convinced that Greece would default on its debts, an event that economists say has the potential to spark a global downturn.

PRECIOUS-Silver, gold tumble further on dollar, liquidation

Reuters -
SINGAPORE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Spot gold fell by more than 4 percent and silver suffered its sharpest one-day loss in three years, extending Friday's rout as invstors bolted for the ultimate safe havens of cash and the dollar.

China top banker says fighting inflation priority

Forbes -
SHANGHAI -- China's central bank chief said Monday that policies aimed at dousing inflation will be kept in place and urged European nations to act to resolve the region's protracted debt crisis.

Amazon Has High Hopes for Its iPad Competitor

New York Times -
SAN FRANCISCO - One after another, like moths to a flame, technology companies have been seduced into entering the market for tablets.

Netflix-DreamWorks deal is more spin than win

DreamWorks Animation is well respected but it ain't no Pixar. One of DreamWorks's duds at the box office was 'Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

'Terra Nova': It's about time | Philadelphia Daily News | 2011-09-26

Philadelphia Daily News -
WHEN FOX describes "Terra Nova" as "an epic family adventure 85 million years in the making," it's exaggerating.

'Moneyball' is a hit, but 'Lion' is box-office king

Los Angeles Times -
The Brad Pitt baseball film can't tame the 3-D version of the 1994 Disney classic, which earned an estimated $22.1 million to stay No.

Pop music review: I Heart Radio music festival

Los Angeles Times -
Clear Channel's got a new 'radio' app, and what better way to tout it than with a two-day Vegas event featuring superstars from a variety of formats?

Bills 34, Patriots 31 - Comeback win is even sweeter against nemesis

San Francisco Chronicle -
David Duprey / AP Ryan Fitzpatrick and the new-look, resilient, win-in-the-clutch Buffalo Bills are showing they're for real after producing their second consecutive stunning comeback victory - this time against their AFC East nemesis, ...

Steelers escape Indy with win on late FG

Los Angeles Times -
Shaun Suisham's 38-yard field goal with four seconds left in regulation helped the Pittsburgh Steelers escape Lucas Oil Stadium with a 23-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

GOLF - 'All or nothing' - Haas chooses all

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Bill Haas beat Hunter Mahan in a playoff to win both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. In the richest playoff in golf history, Bill Haas came up with the shots that matched the money.

Hometown heroes upset Team Melo in palace of Philadelphia hoops -
Check out the top 10 highlights from Team Philly's 131-122 victory over Team Melo in Sunday night's charity showcase at The Palestra.

NASA Says Satellite Fell in Pacific

Wall Street Journal -
NASA said all debris from a decommissioned research satellite appears to have dropped in a remote section of the Pacific Ocean well "away from the western coast of the US," but the precise spot may never be pinpointed.

Particles found to break speed of light

Reuters -
GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles travelling faster than light -- a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's long-accepted fundamental laws of ...

Novartis's Afinitor Curbs Breast Cancer in 'Game-Changing' Study

BusinessWeek -
Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Novartis AG's kidney cancer drug Afinitor also prevented breast cancer from worsening in a study that the Swiss drugmaker plans to use to apply for regulatory approval.

Hospitals Still Handing Out Free Baby Formula

MedPage Today -
Explain that fewer hospitals are packing infant formula in the diaper discharge bags sent home with new mothers, but most still do it despite criticism over the negative impact on breast feeding.


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