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Yemeni al-Qaeda took a blow but remains a threat to US

Washington Post -
When Anwar al-Awlaki walked out of a home in the northern Yemeni town of Khashef and stepped into a Toyota pickup Friday morning, he had finally entered the crosshairs of an armed drone that flew noiselessly ...
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Perry hunting spot's racially charged name...

Washington Post -
Paint Creek, Tex. - In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family's secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block ...

Obama presses jobs bill while lawmakers shrug

The Tennessean -
Congress is highly unlikely to approve the massive jobs package that President Barack Obama has been pushing relentlessly from coast to coast, day after day, for almost a month.

With Cano batting third, Yanks are scary -
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More than 1000 attend funeral for executed inmate

Detroit Free Press -
Mourners line up outside Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. Troy Davis' funeral was Saturday. He was executed Sept. 21.

Impressive Badgers give Huskers an important first Big Ten lesson -
Russell Wilson threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns and Montee Ball added 151 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 7 Wisconsin over No.

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Sirte medical needs 'desperate'

BBC News -
Fierce fighting for the besieged Libyan city of Sirte has left people there in desperate need of medical aid, says the International Red Cross.

Israel to UN: Palestinians are not ready for statehood

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF Foreign Ministry to submit report to UN Security Council detailing why Palestinians are not prepared for independence; Israel to send envoys to Colombia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to persuade nations away from PA UN bid.

Taliban-linked group chief captured

euronews -
NATO-led forces in Afghanistan say they've captured an insurgent group commander with close links to the Taliban. Arrested in the eastern Paktia province earlier in the week, Haji Mali Khan is said to be the brains behind the Haqqani network.

Recovery in storm-hit Philippines

BBC News -
Rescuers are scrambling to reach people who have been stranded for days on their rooftops following two typhoons in a week. The authorities are still trying to evacuate people amid a threat of further flash floods and landslides in the aftermath of ...

Pakistani Is Sentenced in Killing of Governor

New York Times -
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A court on Saturday sentenced to death an elite police guard who assassinated a leading secular politician he had been charged with protecting, a killing that sent shockwaves throughout Pakistan and was seen as a ...

Chris Christie advisers consider presidential run

San Francisco Chronicle -
Political advisers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are working to determine whether they could move fast enough to set up effective political operations in Iowa and New Hampshire in the wake of a relentless courtship aimed at persuading him to ...

700 arrested after protest on Brooklyn Bridge

CBS News -
A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march across the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York.

Clinton: Obama faces same debate from '92 bid

Boston Globe -
Former President Bill Clinton leaves after addressing a crowd of well wishers at celebration of the 20th anniversary of his announcement to run for President Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in Little Rock, Ark.

Politics 2012: Romney has support but not consistent front-runner -
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Tea Party Republican Debate held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, in Tampa, Florida on September 12, 2011.

Hispanics are leaving Ala. schools | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-10-02

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Absences climbed after a strict immigration law was upheld. Officials are trying to ease fears. By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Local banks shun $5 fee -
2009, AP Early next year, Bank of America will charge customers with basic accounts a $5 monthly fee for debit cards. BY GARY PINNELL SEBRING - Early next year, Bank of America will charge customers with basic accounts a $5 monthly fee for debit cards.

CBOE Holding considering move from Illinois

Chicago Tribune -
AP Chicago-based CBOE Holdings Inc., parent of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, is holding talks with officials of several states about a possible move of its headquarters.

Amazon has Palm in its shopping cart — will it click Buy? (exclusive)

VentureBeat -
Who will save what's left of Palm from HP's bumbling? It could be Amazon, as the online retailing giant is in serious negotiations to snap up Palm from HP, VentureBeat has learned.

Next week, next iPhone? (Apple Talk Weekly)

Next week the rumors, the speculation, and the curiosity come to an end. Or at least that's the hope. Apple on Tuesday is holding an event at its campus with the tag line "Let's talk iPhone.

Kiss star Simmons ties the knot

The Press Association -
Rocker Gene Simmons and his long-time girlfriend, actress Shannon Tweed, have tied the knot. Publicist Dawn Miller offered her congratulations to "the new married couple" on Facebook.

Warne, Hurley engaged: Reports

Times of India -
PTI | Oct 2, 2011, 11.36AM IST LONDON: One of the most talked about couples in cricket and showbiz alike, Australian spin legend Shane Warne and British actress Elizabeth Hurley reportedly got engaged in Scotland during a golf event.

No. 3 Alabama rolls over No. 12 Florida, 38-10

Los Angeles Times -
Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson has 181 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Gators quarterback John Brantley leaves the game after twisting his knee and ankle during a sack before halftime.

Rangers come alive, draw even with Rays

Boston Globe -
AP / October 2, 2011 ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Napoli kept fouling off pitches while Texas Rangers fans chanted his name. “It was pretty loud, too, and when I heard it, I was like you guys can't do this to me right now in this ...

No deal in NBA talks

Boston Globe -
NEW YORK - In an 11th-hour plea to save the start of the NBA regular season, the Players Association and owners met for more than seven hours at a Manhattan hotel yesterday, but little progress was made as the sides decided to table ...

Baseball notes: Cardinals' Craig fills in for All-Star Matt Holliday

Detroit Free Press -
PHILADELPHIA -- St. Louis was missing an All-Star corner outfielder in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, but Charlie Manuel saw little change in his opposition even without Matt Holliday.

Stanford's Andrew Luck crushes UCLA and looks good doing it

Los Angeles Times -
Stanford beats UCLA, 45-19 for its 12th win in a row. Luck, subject of a low-key Heisman Trophy campaign, plays a relentlessly efficient game sure to impress Heisman voters and NFL scouts.

Ig Nobels honor study of horny beetles, why we sigh

Winners of the Ig Nobel prize for biology studied why certain beetles try to mate with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle, as depicted in these images from the paper.

With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors

New York Times -
The Forest for the Trees: In Arizona, trees are cut down to save forests from massive fires and to combat climate change. By JUSTIN GILLIS WISE RIVER, Mont.

Tevatron Closure Marks End of Era, Research Will Continue

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | October 2, 2011 1:01 AM EDT The Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory will still be crunching data from the collider for at least more two years, according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), ...

Calif. farm recalls lettuce amid listeria concerns

USA Today -
One company here has voluntarily recalled cartons of chopped romaine lettuce because of possible listeria contamination, but no illnesses have been reported.

Cheap drug helps smokers quit

Tucson Citizen -
For people trying to quit smoking, the drug cytisine works better than a placebo, and its comparatively low cost makes it an appealing alternative to newer stop-smoking medications, ...

Study: Men may need colon cancer screening earlier than women do

USA Today -
The study found that men were far more likely to have potentially precancerous lesions (also called polyps or adenomas) in their colon -- 24.9 percent of men compared to 14.8 percent of women -- and to have them at an ...


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