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Amanda Knox: I'm overwhelmed right now

CBS News -
Amanda Knox, speaking for the first time publicly since her murder conviction was overturned in Italian court, on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, in Seattle.

House ends threat of government shutdown, for time being

Los Angeles Times -
The House votes to fund the government and replenish disaster aid through Nov. 18, when a new standoff over spending cuts is likely.

European UN resolution vetoed, tough talks prompt walkouts

Xinhua -
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Speeches at the UN Security Council following the defeat of a European draft resolution on Syria included some of the most provocative remarks in recent history Tuesday, prompting British and US ...

iPhone 4S, Siri and iCloud: 10 things you need to know

The Guardian -
iPhone 4S features (here, camera quality) being described by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller. Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP Until Tuesday evening, Siri.

All cards on table in rare fifth game of ALDS -
An eruption of the Yankees' offense and a strong performance by AJ Burnett in a 10-1 win on Tuesday night tied up the American League Division Series between the clubs at two games apiece to set up a ...

Laser Pioneer Or Electrochemist For Nobel?

by AP STOCKHOLM (AP) - Americans William Moerner, Allen Bard and Richard Zare could be among the potential candidates when the Nobel Prize in chemistry is announced Wednesday.

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Somalia bombing linked to al Qaeda kills 70

San Francisco Chronicle -
Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP The body of a blast victim is carried away from the scene in Mogadishu. A truck filled with drums of fuel was detonated in a suicide attack in front of the Ministry of Education.

Panetta Confers With NATO Allies on Status of Libya Operation

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Brussels to confer with NATO allies on the future of Libya after his visit to Egypt to press its governing military council on the country's transition ...

Vladimir Putin's Eurasian Union: excerpts -
Vladimir Putin has said he wants to forge a 'Eurasian Union' on the vast swath of territory that used to be the Soviet Union in order to compete with the European Union and the United States.

Saudi Arabia Vows 'Iron Fist' After Attack in Oil Province

San Francisco Chronicle -
(Updates with oil price in eighth paragraph, Interior Ministry statement in 11th. See EXTRA for more Mideast news.) Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia vowed to use "an iron fist" after 11 members of the security forces were injured by attackers during ...

Opting Out of Race, Christie Says, 'Now Is Not My Time'

New York Times -
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced on Tuesday that he had decided not to seek the presidency. By JIM RUTENBERG, DAVID M. HALBFINGER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR After a kinetic month in which some of the biggest names in American industry and ...

Hank Williams Jr. apologizes for Obama-Hitler comment

Reuters -
Singer Hank Williams Jr. points into the crowd at a campaign rally with Senator John McCain in Columbus, Ohio October 31, 2008. By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music singer Hank Williams Jr.

Victim identified in New York chopper crash

By the CNN Wire Staff Rescuers pull people out of the East River after a helicopter crashed into the New York waterway. New York (CNN) -- A woman who died in a helicopter crash in New York's East River was identified as 40-year-old Sonia Marra of ...

Missing Missouri Baby: Amber Alert Cancelled as Search Continues

ABC News -
Kansas City police have issued an Amber Alert for a 10-month-old girl, Lisa Irwin, who apparently was abducted from her bedroom overnight.

Most Asian Stocks Fall on Concern Europe Debt Crisis to Persist

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Most Asian stocks dropped, led by exporters as a downgrade of Italy's credit rating overshadowed signs that Europe may reach consensus on measures to shield its banks from the sovereign-debt crisis.

EU Stock Futures Rise on Bank Aid Speculation

Bloomberg -
European stock futures climbed, indicating the Stoxx Europe 600 Index will snap a three-day decline, amid speculation policy makers are examining measures to shield banks from the sovereign-debt crisis.

Bear still threatens US markets

Chicago Tribune -
Investors spent the last quarter and a good part of Tuesday trying to outrun the bear. So far, they've made it, but they are not unscathed.

U.S. "close to faltering," Fed ready to act: Bernanke

Reuters -
1 of 2. US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is pictured before testifying at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the economic outlook, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 4, 2011.

Australian Dollar Drops as Moody's Cuts Italy, Asian Stocks Fall

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar dropped against its US and Japanese counterparts after Italy's credit rating was cut by Moody's Investors Service, fanning concern Europe's debt crisis will hurt global growth.

Samsung Teases Ice Cream Sandwich device for CTIA release

SlashGear -
What you're about to see may alarm you - do not be frightened - this may well be your first glimpse at the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, and it's dangerously curved.

PREVIEW-Samsung's Q3 profit seen down; upside in handsets eyed

Reuters -
SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) is set to report sharply lower quarterly earnings on Friday on persistent declines in chip prices, while investors look for signs its telecom business can sustain its booming ...

Fun with a cheap Android tablet

First Arkansas News -
My, but people across the nation have gone all wacky for tablets, haven't they? The Amazon Kindle Fire - released at the end of last month - sold an estimated 250000 units in its first few days.

'Dancing With the Stars': Eliminated contestant is....

Entertainment Weekly -
Update: Annie's recap is live. Don't click through if you don't want to know! After a results show featuring Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Chubby Checker on “The Twist,” and DANCMSTR Len Goodman actually dancing (kind of… ...

NBC cancels controversial 'Playboy Club' show

The Republic -
LOS ANGELES - The NBC television network on Tuesday canceled the controversial new drama “The Playboy Club,” which had been castigated by feminists and TV watchdogs.

With nearly all of $8B gap closed, season can be saved -
NEW YORK –- At one point during the most important negotiation in two years of psychological and economic warfare, someone took a moment for comic relief.

Beltre powers the Rangers into the ALCS | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-10-05

Philadelphia Inquirer -
AP AP ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Texas Rangers are headed back to the AL championship series, thanks to a power surge by Adrian Beltre that few players in major-league history have matched.

Paul Goldschmidt makes Brewers pay

PHOENIX -- From the moment Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy lifted his left arm and extended it to his side, the cheers began. At first it sounded like a two-word phrase no reasonable parent would ever want their child to repeat.

Big 12 should allow Mizzou to join SEC, let consolidation play itself out -
We know a lot of you want to reshape the conferences, so just do it already. Unleash your inner Charles Darwins, fire up the Conference Natural Selection Machine and go crazy.

Sewage Is Virus Goldmine

Scientific American -
Researchers looking to expand our knowledge of viruses should dip into some raw sewage. Katherine Harmon reports. Sewage. We know it's filled with germs that can make us sick, which is why we try to keep it far away from food and water supplies.

Human Beings Continue to Evolve: Study

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff reporter | October 5, 2011 12:20 AM EDT Even in relatively modern societies, humans are still changing and evolving in response to the environment according to a new research.

Cantaloupe toll rises to 100 sick and 18 dead, CDC says -
At least 100 people are sick and 18 have died after eating listeria-tainted cantaloupe in an ongoing food poisoning outbreak that has spread to 20 states, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

Contraceptive Used in Africa May Double Risk of HIV

New York Times -
The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with HIV, according to a large study published Monday.


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