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Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

The Seattle Times  - ‎1 hour ago‎
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
House to Senate: You're $2 billion short
Why Impeachment Talk Is a Wedge Driving the GOP Apart
Lauren Weinstein
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"The House passed a resolution this evening authorizing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama. The 225-201 vote fell nearly along party lines, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote "no." The suit accuses Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority in his implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But as a campaign tactic, the prospect of a lawsuit appears to be a Democratic bonanza."

Voice of America  - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Israel's military called up an additional 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said Thursday.
Israel's military says 16000 more reserves called up for Gaza fighting
Deaths in shelling of Gaza school enrage UN
The Hamas Interior Ministry has issued guidelines to Gaza Strip social media users for reporting events and discussing with outsiders.  Called  "Be-Aware--Social Media Activist Awareness Campaign " excerpts: "Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or military rank.  Don`t forget to always add `innocent civilian` or `innocent citizen` in your description ...  - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Ebola Virus Disease is one of those rare infections that is so sinister and appalling that it inspires Hollywood movies and bestselling thrillers.
Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola outbreak
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond: Ebola 'is a threat'
Cross-Border Ebola Outbreak a First for Deadly Virus Weeks ahead remain fraught with uncertainty as pathogen jumps borders and appears in Africa’s largest city Jul 30, 2014 By Dina Fine Maron - Scientific American Article excerpt showing how serious this plague is becoming and how fast it is spreading: This outbreak, which was first reported to the WHO in March, is much, much different. It’s occurring at the contiguous corners of three co...

Matt Kemp, Dodgers keep rolling with 3-2 win over Braves

Los Angeles Times  - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp smiles in the dugout after scoring in the eighth inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.

Wall Street Journal  - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Argentina teetered on the brink of its second default in 13 years after talks with bondholders collapsed late Wednesday. The setback, after glimmers of hope in recent days that a last-minute agreement could be reached, immediately sent Argentine stocks ...

Hindustan Times  - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Home minister Rajnath Singh reached Pune on Wednesday night to take an overview of the rescue operations at Malin village which was buried in a landslide, killing at least 21 people and trapping more than 160, officials said.
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Rescuers in remote Indian village dig through mud after massive landslide; at ...
India landslide death toll rises
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Pune landslide toll reaches 25, rescue operations underway - With barely six structures, including the village panchayat office, left intact, the bustling Malin village of about 50 homes has been wiped off the state's map. In pics: Rain-triggered landslide buries village near Pune  - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Understandable outrage at the terrible fate of the 298 innocent passengers on flight MH17 has led Western leaders to reach for their favourite way of coercing rogue states into better behaviour.
EU Power Set for Biggest Gain in 10 Months Amid Russia Sanctions
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Las Vegas Sun
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3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions - The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans. A total of eight people were added to...

Suspect in Officer's Murder Shot, Ending Manhunt  - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gail Krull, a niece of Mendota Heights, Minn., Police Officer Scott Patrick, cries as she lays a bouquet of roses on a makeshift memorial during a candlelight vigil at the location where Patrick was shot and killed in West St. Paul, Minn.
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Ruben Rosario: 'Officer Down' chronicles the toll on police
Community holds vigil for fallen officer
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FOX 9 News | KMSP-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul
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SkyFOX9 footage of a high-speed police chase that started in Mendota Heights and ended on Interstate 494 in Woodbury, Minn. The Minnesota State Patrol confirmed the suspects arrested in this police chase is not connected to the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer just 3 hours earlier.

Bush Finishes His Latest Masterpiece: A Biography Of His Father

Huffington Post  - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former ...

1 killed after plane crashes in San Diego parking lot

Fox News  - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN DIEGO - A small plane has crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot, killing one woman on board and injuring another.
Woman Killed By Plane In Costco Parking Lot In San Diego
Plane crashes in Costco car park
Plane crashes in Costco parking lot
FOX 5 San Diego / KSWB
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#BreakingNews Plane crashes in Costco parking lot in San Diego #planecrash SAN DIEGO – A plane crashed into a Costco shopping center parking lot in Kearny Mesa Wednesday evening. Emergency crews are at the scene on Othello Avenue near Kearny Mesa Road. It is unknown if anyone was injured. This story …

Reuters India  - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, taking note of a decline in the jobless rate and signaling more comfort that inflation was moving up toward its target.

TAKE A LOOK-Asia GDP: Taiwan growth quickens, heightens rate hike risk

Reuters  - ‎1 hour ago‎
Taiwan's economy grew at its fastest annual pace in 1-1/2 years in the second quarter, increasing pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates before the end of the year to curb rising inflation.

Reuters  - ‎15 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar stayed strong and U.S. bond yields held firm on Thursday after data showed solid U.S. economic growth, even as the Federal Reserve repeated its message that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

SFGate  - ‎5 hours ago‎
Take that, Facebook Inc. A year after rebuffing a $3 billion takeover proposal from Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat Inc. is in talks to raise money from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Scripps, Journal to merge broadcast operations, spin-off newspapers

Reuters  - ‎28 minutes ago‎
July 30 (Reuters) - Journal Communications Inc. and E.W. Scripps agreed to merge broadcast operations and spin off their newspaper businesses into a new publicly traded entity, the media companies said late on Wednesday.

No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

3 hours ago
Written by
Jeremy Kirk
A zero-day flaw in a software driver in Symantec's widely used Endpoint Protection product may be tricky to fix. The flaw is contained in the Application and Device Control driver, which is in Endpoint Protection versions 11.

Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

PCWorld  - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google's dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

E! Online
2 hours ago
Written by
Chris Harnick
Spoiler alert: Crazy s--t happens in Sharknado 2: The Second One. You're shocked, we know. In the sequel to Sharknado, the wildly successful Syfy movie from summer 2013, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid head to New York City.

Entertainment Tonight  - ‎2 hours ago‎
Wow, first Bachelorette reject Nick Viall attempted to publicly embarrass Andi Dorfman, and now Fox News anchor Bob Beckel seems to be gunning for her too!

Jessica Barrymore, half sister of Drew Barrymore, found dead at 47

Newsday  - ‎3 hours ago‎
Add comment. Jessica Barrymore, half sister of Drew Barrymore, found dead at 47. Published: July 30, 2014 9:34 PM By FRANK LOVECE.

1 hour ago
Written by
gordon edes
The Baseball Tonight crew breaks down Jon Lester's future in Boston after he was scratched from Wednesdays start. Tags: MLB, Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester · Lester Scratched From Wednesday's Start ...

Mailbag: Longevity a hallmark of Williams sisters' careers  - ‎1 hour ago‎
Have a question or comment for Jon? Email him at or tweet him @jon_wertheim. It seemed like the Williams sisters were always saying that they would play tennis only for a few years before moving on to bigger and better things.

Cardinals acquire Indians pitcher Justin Masterson
26 minutes ago
Written by
Ryan Fagan
In a move that would appear to take them out of the bidding wars for Jon Lester and David Price, the Cardinals have traded for Indians pitcher Justin Masterson.
Nothing brewing but Mozeliak open to more deals
Cards get Masterson
St. Louis Cardinals
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The Cardinals have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, who will join the Cardinals on Friday (Aug. 1) in St. Louis, is scheduled to start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

New York Times  - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Rory McIlroy practicing on Wednesday for the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Credit Mark Duncan/Associated Press. Continue reading the main story.

New York Daily News  - ‎24 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON, Tex. - It wasn't the gifts Derek Jeter received from the Rangers that made Wednesday's pregame ceremony memorable, but rather a special guest.  - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sir David Attenborough has said he is 'tickled pink' after a 20 million year old grasshopper discovered trapped in amber was named after him.

Octopus mom guards her eggs for 4.5 years, doesn't eat

The Westside Story
2 hours ago
Written by
Mark Labbe
Scientists recently announced the discovery of a mother octopus that guarded her eggs for 53 months, or 4.5 years. The amazing thing is during that time, it appears as if she didn't even eat.
Deep-sea octopus goes without food for 4.5 years while watching eggs
Deep-Sea Octopus Sets Brooding Record, Female G. Boreopacifica Guards ... - by Philip Ross
Egg »
Steve Esterly
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Super Octomom This is extreme maternal care. Researchers from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding her eggs for four and a half years . During this time, the octopus probably never left the eggs or fed. MBARI press release: Original journal article:Robison B., Seibel B., Drazen J. (2014), Deep-sea octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) conducts the longest-known egg-brooding period of any animal. P...

Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa

Reuters  - ‎9 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control and eliminate the mosquito-borne disease, researchers said on Wednesday.
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Drug-resistant malaria has spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia
Drug-resistant malaria strains appear across south east Asia - by Charlie Cooper
Malaria »
BBC Africa
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Drug-resistant #malaria is spreading in South East #Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. "Radical action" is needed to prevent further spread of malaria parasites resistant to key drugs, say scientists. The spread could undermine recent gains in malaria control, they report in the New England Journal of Medicine. No evidence was found of resistance in three African sites - Kenya, Nigeria and the Democratic...

Vinod Khosla-backed startup hopes to bring doctors to patients' mobiles

Financial Express  - ‎3 hours ago‎
HealthTap Chief Executive Officer Ron Gutman believes paying the doctor a visit is expensive and time-consuming. So why not bring the doctor to the patient - digitally?
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