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Jobs and His Celebrity: A Love-Hate Relationship

ABC News -
It was the 1980s, relatively early in his career, and Steve Jobs was traveling in Japan. In a hotel lobby, a gaggle of girls came up and asked for his autograph.
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EXCLUSIVE-Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo-sources

Reuters -
NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O), resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, ...

Sarah Palin won't run for president in 2012

USA Today -
By Scott Olson, Getty Images Palin's path to the nomination would have been complicated by the presence of Rick Perry and others destined to split the conservative vote.

Report: Knox family invites her ex-boyfriend to Seattle -
'Amanda? Maybe I'll see her again, but now I only want to be with my family,' Raffaele Sollecito is quoted as saying Elaine Thompson / AP Amanda Knox tears up as she sits down for a news conference shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma ...

D-backs beat Brewers 10-6 to send NLDS to Game 5

Boston Globe -
Arizona Diamondbacks' Ryan Roberts, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates following his first-inning grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of baseball's National League division series Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in Phoenix.

Prosecutors show lineup of Jackson doctor's drugs

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren holds a bottle of propofol found by Los Angeles County coroner investigator Elissa Fleak (not pictured) during her testimony at Dr.

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'Pak has no veto over Afghan right to have ties with India'

Indian Express -
Pakistan cannot have a veto over the right of Afghan government to have relationship with India, former foreign secretary Kanwal Sibal has said, making it clear that New Delhi has no interest in getting involved in military situation in the war-torn ...

After decade of war, Afghans mull Taliban return

Reuters -
US Marines from Charlie 1/1 of the 15th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) fill sand bags around their light mortar position on the front lines of the US Marine Corps base in southern Afghanistan, in this December 1, 2001 file photo.

NATO: No Immediate End to Libya Bombing Campaign

Fox News -
| AP AP Libyan medical team and revolutionary fighters dig at a mass grave in Gargarish, on the coast some seven kilometers, four miles, from the center of Tripoli, Libya, containing the bodies of more than 200 people who were killed in the chaos ...

UN: Somalia suicide blast death toll goes over 100

CBS News -
(AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia - The UN says the death toll has gone over 100 after a suicide car bombing that targeted a government compound in Somalia's war-ravaged capital.

Occupy Wall Street spin-offs come to Texas

Austin American-Statesman -
As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change here.

Democrats propose millionaire surtax to pay for jobs plan

Los Angeles Times -
The Senate leaders want to impose a 5.6% levy on annual incomes beyond $1 million, an alternative to readdressing the Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy.

Friends: CA quarry shooting suspect was nonviolent

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
BETH DUFF-BROWN, AP, JASON DEAREN, Associated Press This undated photo provided Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011 by the City of Cupertino, Calif.

Cain campaign makes headway in polls

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
Whether all of America has become captivated by the Georgia native is unclear, but it is increasingly obvious that a good chunk of the Republican electorate is.

Merkel Signals More Greek Investor Losses, Readiness to Boost Bank Capital

Bloomberg -
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Antonio Borges, head of the International Monetary Fund's European department, discusses the outlook for the euro-zone economy and the sovereign debt crisis.

Futures point to Wall Street extending rally

Reuters -
(Reuters) Wall Street was set to rise on Thursday, extending a rally into a third day, on optimism that European policymakers are making progress in their efforts to help shore up troubled banks.

Holiday sales may be sluggish

Washington Post -
View Photo Gallery - A wide range of consumer analysts are tempering expectations for the holiday season, meaning shoppers like the ones seen here will not provide the jolt the economy needs to get back on track.

Europe Stocks, US Futures Rise on Outlook

Bloomberg -
European stocks rose for a second day on continuing speculation that Europe's leaders will reach an agreement to contain the sovereign-debt crisis and as investors awaited decisions on interest rates.

iPhone 4S fact check: 22 rumors confirmed or denied

Whew! Now that the iPhone 4S announcement is over (it's been an excruciatingly long this time), let's see how well the rumor mill was over the last year.

Will you upgrade to the iPhone 4S?

Wall Street Journal -
Apple Inc. unveiled the latest generation of its iPhone, featuring a faster processing chip, better camera and voice-command capability.

Review: 'Real Steel' lacks mettle

San Jose Mercury News -
Melissa Moseley/DreamWorks Pictures Baily (Evangeline Lilly) helps Charlie (Hugh Jackman) program his rebuilt robot boxer in "Real Steel.

Money Dispute May End 'Simpsons'

Daily Beast -
A money dispute between Fox and the actors who voice the characters on The Simpsons may force the long-running hit series to shut down next spring.

Cards beat Oswalt to force Game 5 against Phillies

The Star-Ledger - -
AP ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Freese joked that he probably had accumulated 20 strikeouts against various Phillies aces. Easy to poke fun at yourself after a breakout game that toppled Cardinals playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and forced a deciding fifth game ...

NBA - The stakes are high for players, owners

San Francisco Chronicle -
NEW YORK -- NBA owners, losing hundreds of millions of dollars a year, wanted an overhaul of the financial system to ensure themselves a chance to profit.

Woods makes yet another comeback at Open

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
AP SAN MARTIN, Calif. - No matter how Tiger Woods plays in the Open, it won't be from a lack of practice. Caddie Joe LaCava leads his golfer Tiger Woods, at right, and Wood's swing coach Sean Foley, at left, during the pro-am ...

Bruins to be honored by Massachusetts House

Boston Globe -
BOSTON—The Stanley Cup will be in the House -- the House of Representatives that is -- as the Boston Bruins pay a visit to Beacon Hill.

Drew Sharp: Odds are against 'em, but 2011 Tigers better than '06

Detroit Free Press -
There was little dread on the players' expressions in the aftermath of a wild celebration party abruptly canceled. You'd think a 10-1 horsewhipping would leave some residual scarring, but the Tigers pretty much put Game 4 behind them ...

Israeli Scientist Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

New York Times -
Ariel Schalit/AP Dan Shechtman in Haifa, Israel, on Wednesday after winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering quasicrystals.

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.

Surprisingly Large Amount Of Surgeries Carried Out On The Elderly

Medical News Today -
Research published today (Wednesday 5th Oct) in the Lancet shows a surprisingly high rate of elderly people undergoing surgery in their final year, month or even week of life.

Scientists take key step in stem cell therapy

Los Angeles Times -
A team uses cloning techniques for the first time to create embryonic stem cells. It's an important achievement, but hurdles remain.

Swedish, Providence to join forces

The Seattle Times -
Citing economic challenges in the region and country, Swedish Health Services and Providence Health & Services in Western Washington announced a plan to join forces, creating a new, nonprofit entity that would operate the largest health-care system in ...
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