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Gaddafi was 'killed in crossfire'

BBC News -
Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi was killed in crossfire after being captured in his birthplace of Sirte, officials say. Acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said he had been shot in the head in an exchange between Gaddafi loyalists and National ...
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2nd earthquake - aftershock - rattles Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle - Vivian Ho, Carolyn Jones -
(10-20) 21:10 PDT BERKELEY -- An earthquake measured at magnitude 3.8 struck the Hayward fault near Berkeley at 8:16 pm Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

Kadafi is another notch on Obama's lethal-force belt

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, David Lauter -
Targeted foreign military operations have become one of the president's clearest legacies. Not that the Libya mission is likely to bring him many political rewards at home.

Jobs Threatened 'Thermonuclear War' on Google's Android, AP Says

San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Burrows -
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs said he was "willing to go thermonuclear war" on Google Inc.'s Android software, saying that its features amounted to "grand theft," the Associated Press reported.

Bullpen fizzles in 9th as Cardinals lose to Rangers 2-1, tying World Series at ...

Washington Post -
ST. LOUIS - Jason Motte stood in front of his locker in the quiet Cardinals clubhouse and said the same thing over and over: “I didn't do my job.

Asian stocks fall as hopes fade weekend summit will produce quick fix for ...

Washington Post -
BANGKOK - Asian markets headed lower Friday as European leaders haggled over a strategy to deal with the continent's debt crisis once and for all.

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Clinton warns Pakistan on insurgent havens

Washington Post - Joby Warrick, Karin Brulliard -
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stepped up the rhetorical pressure on Pakistan Thursday, warning Pakistani officials that there would be a “very big price” if they do not take action against militant groups staging ...

Separatists Halt Violence to Advance Basque Goals

New York Times - John F. Burns -
LONDON - After more than 40 years of violent struggle for independence in the traditional Basque homeland in Spain and France, the separatist group ETA declared a unilateral end to its campaign of bombings and shootings on Thursday, ...

Turkey Deploys Thousands in Pursuit of Kurdish Rebels

New York Times - Sebnem Arsu -
ISTANBUL - Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militants this week is one of its largest military operations in years, with 10000 troops backed by warplanes pursuing rebels in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the Turkish Army said ...

Some success in Thai flood relief, but Bangkok tense

Reuters India - Panarat Thepgumpanat, Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat -
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai officials reported progress in diverting floodwater round Bangkok into the sea on Friday but some people in the capital were still warned to move to higher floors as the government struggled with the ...

Ohio exotic-animal owner who released lions and tigers was deep in debt, 'in ...

Washington Post -
ZANESVILLE, Ohio - The exotic-animal owner who killed himself after turning loose dozens of lions, tigers and other beasts was deep in debt, and a fellow big-cat enthusiast said Thursday that he had taken in so many creatures he was “in over his head.

Romney noncommittal on subsidies - Tony Leys -
Treynor, Ia. - Mitt Romney declined Thursday to commit to specific federal measures to support farmers or ethanol producers. The former Massachusetts governor told community leaders here that he values the role of agriculture, but that he would need to ...

Piecemeal Approach to Obama Jobs Plan Fails First Test in Senate

BusinessWeek - Brian Faler -
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Democrats failed in their first attempt to salvage parts of President Barack Obama's jobs plan as the US Senate blocked a proposal designed to keep state workers employed.

Baby Lisa's lawyers say police are trying to extract confession

Kansas City Star - Mark Morris -
Lawyers for a Northland couple pushed back hard against police Thursday for saying their clients have stopped cooperating in the search for their missing 11-month-old daughter.

France and Germany ready to agree €2tn euro rescue fund

The Guardian -
France and Germany have reached agreement to boost the eurozone's rescue fund to €2tn (£1.75tn) as part of a "comprehensive plan" to resolve the sovereign debt crisis, which this weekend's summit should endorse, EU diplomats said.

Microsoft Sales Exceed Estimates on Strong Corporate Demand

BusinessWeek - Adam Satariano, Dina Bass -
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp., the largest software maker, reported first-quarter sales that topped analysts' predictions as companies invested in Office and server programs, outweighing poor consumer demand for ...

Ice Cream Sandwich: A Deep-Dive Tour With Android's Chief Engineer

Wired News - Mike Isaac -
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device - it's all a thankless chore.

Apple focuses on Siri with first iPhone 4S TV ad

Apple Insider - Josh Ong -
Television networks have begun airing the first commercial for the iPhone 4S, with the advertisement focusing primarily on the new device's Siri virtual personal assistant feature.

Orange exec: Windows Phone fate hangs on Nokia

CNET - Jessica Dolcourt -
Nokia World commences next Wednesday, but at this rate we should call it "Windows Phone World." It's there that Nokia will show off its first Windows Phone, about 9 months after the ...

Lindsay Lohan late to Los Angeles morgue for first day of community service ...

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan arrived late to her first day of community service at the county morgue Thursday and was turned away, another hiccup in the actress' effort to prove to a judge that she is complying with terms of her probation.

Jersey Shore Finale Recap: Is This the Last Season for The Situation?!

E! Online - Bruna Nessif -
The long Italian journey we've shared with our loved ones from Jersey Shore has come to an end tonight, but as the finale proves, it's not over yet.

Box office preview: 'Paranormal Activity 3' should scare up some much-needed ...

Entertainment Weekly - Grady Smith -
The last two Octobers have each featured a remarkably profitable Paranormal Activity film, and tomorrow, a third installment is entering theaters, vying to become to the first $100 million hit since The Help, which was released way back ...

Politically incorrect 'Boss' underperforms

Boston Herald - Mark A. Perigard -
That's one of the few appeals - if you can call it that - of Kelsey Grammer's new series “Boss.” The actor who played the pompous intellectual for 20 years in two comedies (“Cheers,” “Frasier”) and won four Emmys takes a dramatic ...

Long talks result in no resolution to labor deal

Boston Herald - Steve Bulpett -
NEW YORK - After spending two days getting closer, it seemed the proximity only served to allow the NBA and Players Association to get in better shots at each other.

Arizona 48, UCLA 12 (final)

Los Angeles Times -
And ... um ... UCLA was outscored in the second half only 6-5 and won the fourth quarter, 5-3. Arizona, losers of 10 in a row against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision, thoroughly dominated UCLA on Thursday night in Tucson.

Detroit News predictions: Michigan State vs. Wisconsin

The Detroit News -
Matt Charboneau: The oddsmakers are giving the Badges more credit than I do - Wisconsin is favored by eight - but it's hard to ignore the talent on the offensive side of the ball.

League-leading Capitals blitz Flyers to stay undefeated

Reuters - Jahmal Corner, Peter Rutherford -
(Reuters) - The Washington Capitals maintained their perfect start to the NHL season with an impressive 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday.

CT Scans Reveal Evidence of Ancient Human Hunters in North America

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Climate Skeptics Stay Unswayed

New York Times -
By THE NEW YORK TIMES A new study designed to address critiques of climate science by skeptics has confirmed that “global warming is real” and that the world's average land temperature has risen by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-1950s.

Study Casts Doubt on Cell Phone-Brain Cancer Link

ABC News - Katie Moisse, Kristina Fiore -
Some people remain concerned that radiation from cellphones poses a health risk, even though science has failed to prove a link. (Getty Images) A new study casts doubt on the possible link between cell phones and brain cancer, ...

What Older People Should Consider Before Taking an Antidepressant

Huffington Post (blog) -
Antidepressants are helpful to some older people , but they also have their risks. You and your doctor should weigh the risks and benefits before starting an antidepressant.


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