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Steve Jobs biography to be released on 24 October

The Guardian -
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EU, Arab Spring favorites for Nobel Peace Prize

Forbes -
OSLO, Norway -- Arab Spring or European Union? Speculation ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday is split after cryptic comments by the award committee's chairman.

Obama reacts to growing Wall Street protests

San Francisco Chronicle -
About 1000 people gather in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC, to form a large "99%," symbolizing the perceived income disparity between the richest Americans and the general public.

Wall Street protesters disgusted with both parties

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK (AP) - Although their main concern is Wall Street practices and economic inequality, some demonstrators in New York and across the US say politicians from both major parties are to blame for policies they say protect corporate America at the ...

Dombrowski's shrewd moves pay off as Tigers vanquish Yankees -
Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back homers, and the Tigers held on to beat the Yankees 3-2. NEW YORK -- All around him was chaos.

Libyan Council Forces From Misrata Battle Qaddafi Loyalists Inside Sirte

Bloomberg -
Libyan forces from Misrata fought with supporters of Muammar Qaddafi inside the ousted leader's hometown of Sirte, in a second day of clashes that followed a brief lull in fighting.

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US goals in Afghanistan 'distant'

BBC News -
After 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan, US and Nato allies remain far from reaching their goals, a former commander of coalition forces has said.

NATO Is Not Yet Willing to Halt Its Libya Operations

New York Times -
After two days of meetings, the consensus among NATO defense ministers is that a significant threat remains from forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi, the ousted Libyan leader, and that civilians remain at risk, ...

Obama warning to Pakistan 'will hurt Afghanistan'

Ynetnews -
US President Barack Obama's warning to Islamabad over suspected ties to militants will hurt efforts to stabilise Afghanistan and fuel anti-Americanism, the chairman of Pakistan's Senate Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday.

Missing Mo. girl's parents say they're cooperating

CBS News -
The parents of missing 10-month old Lisa Irwin, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, speak during a news conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Afew words about Rick Perry's rock.

Detroit Free Press -
This would be the one at the entrance to a remote Texas hunting ground used by Perry for decades, the one painted with the name of the camp: "N----rhead.

Making Case for Jobs Bill, Obama Cites Europe's Woes

New York Times -
President Obama, at an abruptly scheduled news conference on Thursday, said the weakening economy posed an “emergency.” By JACKIE CALMES WASHINGTON - In perhaps his most sober remarks about the economy this year, President Obama on Thursday described ...

FOREX-Euro clings to gains after ECB, scepticism lingers

Reuters -
TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The euro clung to its gains of the past three sessions on Friday, helped by short-covering after the European Central Bank took steps to keep banks afloat and on hopes of more policy measures to boost their ...

Asian stocks rise on Europe bank moves

Reuters -
Pedestrians are reflected on a stock index board showing a current Nikkei stock average index outside a brokerage in Tokyo October 6, 2011.

Gold, copper, oil set for weekly gains on Europe optimism

Economic Times -
KUALA LUMPUR: Gold, copper and US crude were headed for weekly gains on Friday as the threat of the euro zone's debt crisis waned after the region's central bank announced steps to recapitalize banks, easing concerns that demand for fuel and energy ...

iPhone 4S pre-sales start Friday at midnight PT

VentureBeat -
For those of you still planning to buy it, Apple's new iPhone 4S will be available for pre-order in just a few hours from Apple.

The iPhone 4S: What's In, What's Not

Mobile Dev & Design -
The Apple iPhone 4S maintains the same form factor as its predecessor, with a 3.5-in. screen and black and white case options. But the camera has been upgraded with 8-Mpixel resolution, better sensitivity, and faster response, among other features.

Samsung Sees Weaker Earnings

Wall Street Journal -
Asia Today: Samsung, the biggest tech company by revenue, estimates weaker third-quarter earnings, serving as a bellwether for the global economy.

HP Investigating Android TouchPad Shipments

Tom's Guide -
Both HP and the Android developer community are trying to figure out how Android-based TouchPads were slipped into the distribution channels.

Jackman's 'Real Steel' enjoyable

Toronto Sun -
Being derivative is not necessarily a bad thing, if you "derive" wisely. In one aspect, the robot-fighting older-kids-film Real Steel steals from a film that hasn't been made -- yet (but you know the eventually will).

Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

New York Times -
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer at his home in Stockholm on Thursday after receiving the news that he won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Patrick Cantlay plays strong round alongside Tiger

San Francisco Chronicle -
Patrick Cantlay hits his approach on No. 9 en route to shooting a 2-under 69 to stand two shots back after an impressive first round.

Big 12 votes to add TCU, dealing blow to Big East

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP After more than a year of watching their league get picked apart, leaders of the Big 12 Conference finally made a proactive move Thursday by voting to add TCU as early as next season.

Halladay, Carpenter: On family ties, growing pains, making the grade

USA Today -
Somewhere up above, Mel Queen might just be looking down and smiling about Friday night's pitching matchup in Game 5 of the Division Series: Philadelphia's Roy Halladay against the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter for the right ...

Bruins raise banner but fall to Flyers on opening

Fox News -
In other opening night games, the Vancouver Canucks, who lost to the Bruins in Game Seven of last season's Stanley Cup finals, went down 4-3 in a shootout to Pittsburgh while the Toronto Maple Leafs blanked the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 in an Original Six ...

Baseball roundup: White Sox hire Robin Ventura as manager

Detroit Free Press -
Robin Ventura of the White Sox fights with Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan in 1993. Catcher and ex-Tiger Pudge Rodriguez tries to play peacemaker.

Energy levels of Crab Pulsar defy explanation

Science a Gogo -
An international team of scientists has detected pulsed gamma rays from the neutron star at the heart of the Crab Nebula with energies far higher than theoretical pulsar models can explain.

Shechtman Wins Nobel in Chemistry for Quasicrystals Discovery

BusinessWeek -
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- An Israeli scientist won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for changing the prevailing views about the atomic structure of matter with his discovery of quasicrystals.

Report Indicates an Increase in Concussion Awareness

New York Times -
The report said emergency rooms recorded an increase of visits from 153375 in 2001 to 248418 in 2009 among those 19 years old and younger because of traumatic brain injuries sustained in recreational activities.

FDA Okays ED Drug for Enlarged Prostate

MedPage Today -
Tadalafil (Cialis), currently marketed for erectile dysfunction, also may be used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the FDA said.

Key panel will urge men to skip prostate screening, reports say

Los Angeles Times -
The task force that sets federal disease prevention policies reportedly will recommend that men under age 75 forgo PSA screening as a routine test for prostate cancer.
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