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GOOGLE News, Oct 02, 2013

Amid government shutdown, Obama under pressure to cancel week-long Asia trip

Washington Post
11 minutes ago
Written by
David Nakamura
President Obama's overtures to Asia have been built on the twin premises that the United States will be a reliable partner and that its democratic values are to be emulated.

Fla. Airport Reopens After 'Destructive' Device Found

ABC News - ‎2 minutes ago‎
The Jacksonville International Airport in Florida has reopened after authorities found two suspicious packages - one they said was destructive - that led to an evacuation and a shutdown for hours.

Blackout for Reds, as Pirates Move On

New York Times
4 hours ago
Written by
Tyler Kepner
PITTSBURGH - It was everything the Pittsburgh Pirates could have dreamed, and the best part, for them, is that now there is more to come.

Netanyahu, in UN Speech, Assails Iran's New President

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigated the U.S. diplomatic outreach to Tehran, telling world leaders Iranian President Hasan Rouhani is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" determined to use a political thaw to advance his country's nuclear program.

Deja vu for the ECB

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Berlusconi tries to topple Italy's government (again). Greece may need another loan and is experiencing political turmoil with the problematic Golden Dawn party.
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Letta Rallies Lawmakers Ahead of Confidence Vote

Wall Street Journal - ‎23 minutes ago‎
ROME—Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta urged lawmakers Wednesday to "seize the moment" and steer the country away from "potentially fatal risks," hours ahead of a confidence vote that will decide whether his coalition government remains in office.

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By Steve Gutterman. MOSCOW | Wed Oct 2, 2013 6:11am EDT. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy on Wednesday over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the ...

Iraq violence leaves almost 1000 dead in September

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Almost 1,000 people were killed and more than 2,000 wounded in violence in Iraq in September, the UN has said. Baghdad was the worst affected province as 887 civilians and 92 members of the Iraqi Security Forces died nationwide.

Government Shutdown: WW II Vets Say Feds Should Be Ashamed for Closing ...

TIME
57 minutes ago
Written by
Katy Steinmetz
World War II veterans breach the security perimeter surrounding the World War II Memorial in Washington on the first day of the government shutdown Tuesday.

Shutdown leaves thousands in DC area in limbo

STLtoday.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
The usually bustling District of Columbia is uniquely affected by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area's workforce ordered not to report to work.

Search on for 2 Hikers in Wash. State; 2 Safe

ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Search and rescue officials plan to renew their efforts to locate a man and a woman missing in separate, remote parts of southwest Washington after a helicopter rescued two other hikers from waist-deep snow.

WTI Drops Ninth Time in 10 Days on U.S. Crude Stockpiles

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
West Texas Intermediate fell for the ninth time in 10 days on signs of increasing oil inventories and concern that the U.S. government's first shutdown in 17 years will slow economic growth and demand for crude.

Americans Like 'Obamacare' Less Than the 'Affordable Care Act'

Businessweek - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Republicans coined “Obamacare” as an ominous putdown—and to avoid ever having to refer to the president's signature health-care law by its loftier official title, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ex-Treasury official: Politicians risk recession

MarketWatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
MADRID (MarketWatch) -- If the political stalemate over the budget causes difficulties in reaching agreement over the debt ceiling, the U.S.

Shutdown unlikely to disrupt housing market

Philly.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
A combine harvests soybeans on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio. The Department of Agriculture will cease all but essential functions during the shutdown, and no new rural loans or guarantees will be made.

GTA V Online speed bumps: Short delay before you can rough up that hooker

Register - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Gamers keen to get online and play Grand Theft Auto V against humans rather than machine intelligence have had to wait after server problems left them stymied.

Apple Working to Fix iMessage Issues in iOS 7

Mashable - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple has acknowledged the iMessage issues that plague a number of users since they've upgraded to iOS 7, and is working on a fix, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Microsoft investors push for Gates defenestration: report

Register - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Three Microsoft investors that collectively own more than five per cent of the company are lobbying to fire founder Bill Gates from his role as Chairman.

EU, Google hint settlement in antitrust case is near

Washington Post
8 hours ago
Written by
Hayley Tsukayama
The European Union and Google appear to be close to a final settlement over the tech firm's search practices, which critics said violated antitrust law.

Is New Kindle The Future Of Contact Centers?

InformationWeek - ‎12 hours ago‎
Amazon's one-touch "Mayday button" on the new Kindle Fire HDX is our first glimpse of the 24-7 customer service world to come.

Britney Spears "Work Bitch" Music Video Released: You Want a Hot Body?!

The Hollywood Gossip - ‎31 minutes ago‎
You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work bitch. You want a Lamborghini? Sippin martinis? Look hot in a bikini?

TV on the Web: The 'Hobbit' returns with new trailer

USA TODAY - ‎18 hours ago‎
Today's Pick: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer on YouTube. The Topic: Get a glimpse of what's in store for Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and company in part 2 of their three-part journey.

Federal shutdown imperils Army's visit to BC

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Alums are invited back to The Heights to take part in activities that include the induction of this year's class into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame and the silver anniversary reunion of the 1988 BC football team that defeated Army in Dublin.

International team a sizable underdog?

Columbus Dispatch - ‎50 minutes ago‎
See videos, stories and photos from the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin. Golf Headlines. Team play not exactly how Muirfield fans know golf · Presidents Cup: Watch for mind games during play · Presidents Cup: Kuchar may be choice to ...

NHL enforcer taken to hospital after scary face-first fall to ice

USA TODAY - ‎5 hours ago‎
The NHL had its first scary-looking injury on opening night as Montreal Canadiens tough guy George Parros was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Blackhawks Begin Title Defense with 6-4 Win Over Capitals

WJBD Online - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks raised another championship banner to the rafters at the United Center, and from there it was back to business.

Back to normal

Boston Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
CLEVELAND - If Terry Francona's joking about chicken and beer, you know that he's back to being himself again. And if Francona's back to being himself, then that means he's not only got his sense of humor back after enduring the darkest days of his ...

Flowers Evolved Up To 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Assumed: Study

International Business Times
58 minutes ago
Written by
Roxanne Palmer
April showers bring May flowers nowadays, but hundreds of millions of years ago, they didn't. Flowering plants didn't arise until dinosaurs roamed the Earth -- though according to new research, they popped up 100 million years earlier than we thought.

Shutdown will largely shutter NASA, other science projects

CNET
16 hours ago
Written by
Steven Musil
Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.

Breast Cancer Breakdown: Screening Tests

ABC News
29 minutes ago
Written by
katie moisse
More people are surviving breast cancer, thanks in part to screening tests that detect the disease early. But less than 73 percent of women get their recommended mammograms, according to the U.S.

FDA approves Perjeta for neoadjuvant breast cancer treatment

FDA.gov - ‎Sep 30, 2013‎
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab) as part of a complete treatment regimen for patients with early stage breast cancer before surgery (neoadjuvant setting).

Health Exchanges Open, With Glitches

Wall Street Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
The health-insurance marketplaces at the center of President Barack Obama's health law saw a surge of consumer interest Tuesday that surprised even many of the law's backers.

Hormone replacement therapy supported for some

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the decade since a landmark study uncovered the risks of taking hormone replacement therapy for disease prevention, some doctors have shied away from prescribing the drugs even for women with severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

BBC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found. The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and ...
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