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7.2 quake in Turkey kills 217, collapses buildings

USA Today -
PATNOS, Turkey (AP) - Rescue teams on Monday sifted through hills of rubble from flattened multistory buildings trying to reach dozens of people believed trapped after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey.
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Apple Posts Video of Steve Jobs Celebration

Wall Street Journal - Ian Sherr -
SAN FRANCISCO—Apple Inc. posted a video on its website Sunday of last week's employee memorial for co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in early October after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Back at Catcher, Napoli Puts Rangers on His Back

New York Times - Tom Spousta -
ARLINGTON, Tex. - Mike Napoli's pregame routine always includes taking a long hard look at the lineup posted on a wall of the Texas Rangers' clubhouse.

Religion claims its place in Occupy Wall Street

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Jay Lindsay, Karen Matthews -
AP BOSTON - Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy.

'Paranormal' levitates to top

Philadelphia Inquirer - Tirdad Derakhshani -
Paranormal Activity 3, the latest installment in Paramount's low-cost, high-profit thriller franchise, chilled the competition with a $54 million debut weekend to take the top spot in the box-office sweeps.

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Fernandez Vows to Stay Course in Argentina Re-Election Win

BusinessWeek - Eliana Raszewski -
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner vowed to maintain policies that reduced poverty while being blamed by investors for fueling inflation of more than 20 percent after winning a landslide ...

Tunisia puts election turnout at 90%

CNN International - Ivan Watson -
A Tunisian man walks past a wall covered with posters of political candidates on Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. TUNIS, Tunisia (CNN) -- More than 90% of registered voters cast ballots in Tunisia's first national elections since ...

Thai Floods to Last for Weeks

Wall Street Journal - James Hookway -
Asia Today: With flooding in Thailand expected to linger, authorities seek to revive wetlands and forests that used to soak up high rainfalls.

Mitt Romney coming to Cincinnati Tuesday -
GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney is expected to show up at the Ohio Republican Party's phone bank center in Terrace Park Tuesday morning to rally GOP volunteers for the final push to pass state issues 2 and 3, as first reported on The Enquirer's ...

Perry's Best Chance to Become Romney Alternative Rests With Iowa

BusinessWeek - John McCormick -
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The green and yellow John Deere tractor, a model 8760, that loomed as Texas Governor Rick Perry's backdrop at a campaign event in eastern Iowa this weekend would have been cliché for most presidential candidates ...

Statue of Liberty webcams to mark 125th birthday

San Francisco Chronicle - Cristian Salazar -
James Nicoll / AP Lady Liberty is getting high-tech upgrades for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the ...

European Leaders Rule Out ECB Help in Boosting Rescue Fund

San Francisco Chronicle -
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- European leaders ruled out tapping the European Central Bank's balance sheet to boost the region's rescue fund and outlined plans to aid banks, inching toward a revamped strategy to contain the Greece-fueled debt crisis.

Stocks Rally, Commodities Gain on Economic Growth, Europe Summit

BusinessWeek - Shiyin Chen, Shani Raja -
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks advanced, lifting a global index to a seven-week high, and copper led a jump in commodities amid signs of growth in the global economy and after European leaders inched toward a revamped ...

China flash PMI rebounds to ease hard-landing fears

Reuters - Kevin Yao, Ken Wills -
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's vast manufacturing sector expanded moderately in October to snap three months of contraction, reflecting the resilience of robust domestic demand that is likely to soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the ...

Android phones offer apps similar to iPhone's Siri

San Francisco Chronicle - David Einstein -
Q: I've really been impressed by reviews for Siri, the talking "intelligent assistant" in Apple's iPhone 4S. Is there an app for Android smart phones that offers a similar experience?

Happy Birthday: the iPod turns 10 -
The first Apple portable music player was launched in October 2001 with a hefty £300 price tag. The design included a mechanical scroll wheel on the front and was available in 5GB or 10GB models.

'Battlefield' throws down gauntlet

USA Today - Mike Snider -
All apologies to Marvin Gaye, but war is what's going on in video games right now. And perhaps the biggest war game showdown to date kicks off this week with Electronic Arts' release of first-person combat game Battlefield 3, ...

Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute to Exes Ben Affeck, Diddy, Marc Anthony During Concert

Hollywood Reporter -
"A little trip down memory lane," the actress-singer says as several dancers -- resembling her past loves -- perform onstage and she tears up.

John Mayer recovering from throat surgery

Reuters - Jose Manuel Ribeiro, Sheri Linden -
US musician John Mayer performs at the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Lisbon May 21, 2010. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Mayer has undergone surgery for the throat inflammation that put his performances and recordings on hold earlier this year, ...

'Mylo Xyloto': Classic Coldplay, but better

USA Today - Jerry Shriver -
Coldplay leader Chris Martin has been of several minds when describing the inspiration for Mylo Xyloto, the band's embraceable fifth album, out today.

New Orleans trounces the Colts, 62-7

Los Angeles Times -
Drew Brees is on target early and often and New Orleans rolls up yards on the ground too in dominating victory over winless Indianapolis.

Tebow finds a way to win, questions remain

Despite Tim Tebow rallying the Broncos to a victory,'s Andrew Perloff believes Tebow still failed to prove he can be an NFL quarterback.

Luke Donald wins at Disney - 6 straight birdies

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Luke Donald took the lead for good with this birdie putt on the 14th hole, and he won the Children's Miracle Network Classic by two strokes.

Holland makes name, changes complexion of World Series - Danny Knobler -
ARLINGTON, Texas -- So to recap the weekend at the World Series, Saturday was about Albert Pujols' place in history. Saturday, Pujols was outdoing Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth in Game 4. Sunday in Game 5, Holland was outdoing .

Manchester City not favourites for the title despite beating Manchester United ... -
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini does not accept his side have become clear title favourites despite yesterday's emphatic and potentially earth-shifting thrashing of Manchester United.

German satellite crashes into Asia

Detroit Free Press -
A defunct German research satellite crashed into Earth on Sunday somewhere in southeast Asia, and several parts must have survived re-entering the atmosphere before hitting the surface at a speed of up to 280 mph, scientists said.

Science fiction-style sabotage a fear in new cyber attacks

Daily Mail -
By AP When a computer attack hobbled Iran's unfinished nuclear power plant last year, it was assumed to be a military-grade strike, the handiwork of elite hacking professionals with nation-state backing.

BPA in pregnant women might affect kids' behavior

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Lindsey Tanner -
AP CHICAGO - Exposure to BPA before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the widespread chemical.

Officials say India close to wiping out polio -
AP | Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 12:52 am | Loading… Health officials say there has not been a case of polio in India for nine months, the longest the country has ever been polio free.


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