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Conrad Murray trial off to an emotional start

Los Angeles Times -
Jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician hear a surprise recording of the star from weeks before his 2009 death.

Gov. Christie again denies 2012 bid

CBS News -
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, and former first lady Nancy Reagan arrive at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

Tainted cantaloupes: 13 dead in listeria outbreak, CDC reports

Los Angeles Times -
At least 13 people in eight states have died in a recent listeria outbreak linked to whole cantaloupes, health officials have announced.

Did Chaz Bono survive 'Dancing' elimination?

USA Today -
Going into Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars results show, Chaz Bono was at the bottom of the celebrity pack, with a low score of 17.

In GOP race, Romney, Perry, Paul are the money men

Boston Globe -
AP / September 27, 2011 Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Ron Paul have banked millions. But the other GOP candidates are struggling or broke, putting their candidacies in question four months before the first nominating ...

UN Syria sanctions call dropped

BBC News -
European countries proposing a new UN resolution over Syria have dropped demands for immediate sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's government.

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As ties with US sour, Pak cosies up to China, Saudi Arabia

Times of India -
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pulling out all stops to offset rising tensions with the US and possible economic and military sanctions by reaching out to its closest allies, Saudi Arabia and China.

Civilians accuse NATO of massacre in Sirte raids

The Australian -
THE civilians pouring out of the besieged city of Sirte accused NATO of genocide yesterday as rebel forces called in reinforcements and prepared for a fresh assault on Muammar Gaddafi's home town.

Obama to Congress: Return My Jobs Bill, Passed

ABC News -
Capping a campaign trip for his economic plan and his re-election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to keep pressure on Congress to consider his nearly $450 billion jobs bill, saying it had been two weeks since he sent the ...

Petit Home Invasion Evidence Shows Gas Led to Girls' Beds

ABC News -
This June 2007 file photo provided by Dr. William Petit Jr., shows Dr. Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, on Cape Cod, Mass.

Euro bounce pauses; yen up on quarter-end flows

Reuters -
A Euro sign is seen in the window of a discount store on Moore Street in Dublin July 6, 2011. By Masayuki Kitano and Cecile Lefort SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro was steady versus the dollar on Wednesday, holding above an eight-month low hit ...

Greece faces scrutiny, Merkel says bailout may change

Reuters -
ATHENS, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Greece faced a new test in its attempt to avoid bankruptcy on Wednesday as international auditors headed for Athens, while Germany suggested a new bailout may be renegotiated as ...

IBM, Intel group to invest $4.4 billion in chip tech

A group of semiconductor heavyweights led by Intel, IBM, and Globalfoundries will invest $4.4 billion in a New York-based chip R&D hub, New York Gov.

UDPATE: Apple Sends Out Invite For IPhone Event On Oct. 4

Wall Street Journal -
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Apple Inc. (AAPL) invited reporters to an iPhone-related event Oct. 4, setting the stage for the widely anticipated launch of its latest smartphone.

Amazon Kindle Tablet at $249 Beats iPad at $599

eWeek -
Amazon's Kindle Fire will be unveiled in New York City tomorrow. Piper Jaffray said the tablet could be super popular for consumers desiring a low-cost portable computer.

Microsoft needs to turn up Mango phone buzz

The Seattle Times -
Despite hundreds of new features, there are other factors that will also play into whether Mango, the latest update to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, succeeds in the marketplace.

Dead Sea Scrolls online: a window on Judaism in the time of Jesus (VIDEO)

Christian Science Monitor -
Five of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now online. More could be coming in the years ahead. The Dead Sea Scrolls show the diversity of Jewish religious thought around the time of Jesus.

Nancy Grace Gives Evidence She Didn't Have Nip Slip on 'DWTS'

AceShowbiz -
Insisting she didn't suffer a major wardrobe malfunction on 'Dancing With the Stars', the HLN host posts a photo of her holding up a package of the breast petals on her Twitter account.

Andy Rooney to sign off '60 Minutes' after 33 years

Los Angeles Times -
In typical Rooney fashion, news of his retirement was muted so as to give the irascible 93-year-old his final say on Sunday. "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney is stepping down.

Heart 'very happy' for chance at Hall of Fame

The Seattle Times -
Heart was nominated Tuesday for a spot in Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sharing the spotlight as first-time nominees were, among others, Guns N' Roses; Eric B. & Rakim; The Cure; and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Glee Episode Recap: "I Am Unicorn"

TV Guide -
Episode Synopsis: Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) returns to McKinley High (and sings a song with Rachel); Will makes some of the glee kids attend a "boot camp"; and Brittany offers to help Kurt in his campaign for student-body president.

Untangling the possible postseason picture -
One day will be left in the regular season, and still nobody knows exactly who will be playing where once the postseason starts Friday.

Lightning Strikes for Red Sox and Rays

New York Times -
Terry Francona congratulated catcher Ryan Lavarnway after his three-run home run in the fourth inning. By HARVEY ARATON Keep up with the latest news on The Times's baseball blog.

AL wild card: Rays, Red Sox tied going into season finale

USA Today -
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Matt Joyce and Ben Zobrist homered Tuesday night, helping the surging Tampa Bay Rays continue their improbable chase for the AL wild card with a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

NBA's David Stern, players' representatives enjoy 'quality time'

Los Angeles Times -
The two sides meet for two hours on Tuesday and agree to another negotiating session on Wednesday. No firm proposals are exchanged as league's lockout nears three months.

Big 12 AD determined to solidify shaky conference -
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Big 12 athletic directors discussed ways during their meeting Tuesday to stabilize their league before they can determine if and how much they might expand.

NASA says satellite fell in southern Pacific

Boston Globe -
AP / September 28, 2011 WASHINGTON - That dead NASA satellite fell into what might be the ideal spot, a part of the southern Pacific Ocean about as far from large land masses as you can get, US space officials said yesterday.

Rice professor wins National Medal of Science

Houston Chronicle -
Raymond Tapia, a mathematician at Rice University, was awarded the National Medal of Science Tuesday, Sept. 27. / courtesy of Rice University Rice University mathematician Richard Tapia was named Tuesday as a ...

Health Insurers Push Premiums Sharply Higher

New York Times -
The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers' wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs.

Coffee linked to reduced depression risk -
BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- US women nurses who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee a day in a study had a 20 percent decrease in relative risk of depression, researchers say.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons -
Dinora Rodriguez of Los Angeles experienced a plastic surgery nightmare when her breast implants were merged. By Diane Mapes The procedure was supposed to be simple - swap out a pair of leaking breast implants for a brand new set.

Using Vinegar to Thwart Cervical Cancer in the Developing World

Who knew that the key to preventing cervical cancer could be as simple as table vinegar? In a method developed by experts at Johns Hopkins medical school and recently endorsed by the World ...


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