Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Housing starts and existing home sales both rose in August - Los Angeles Times


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Housing starts and existing home sales both rose in August
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- The rebound in the US housing market accelerated in August as residential construction starts increased 2.3% and sales of existing homes rose 7.8%, according to new figures released Wednesday. The National Assn. of Realtors said sales of ...
US home sales jump to highest since May 2010The Associated Press
US stocks rise after home sales and housing starts reach fastest pace in more ...Washington Post
Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Rose in August to Two-Year HighSan Francisco Chronicle
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Angry royals take Kate's topless photo battle to court - CNN


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Angry royals take Kate's topless photo battle to court
CNN
More topless photos of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, spilled into public view Monday as Britain's royal family asked a French court to stop further publication of the pictures. The legal battle raged while the duchess and her husband, ...
French Court Rules for RoyalsABC News
Kate Middleton topless photos: French court reaches decisionLos Angeles Times
Duke and Duchess dance for joy as they are made honourary natives of TuvaluTelegraph.co.uk
The Australian -Sydney Morning Herald -ABC Online
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France to Shut Embassies, Schools Amid Cartoon Row - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

France to Shut Embassies, Schools Amid Cartoon Row
Wall Street Journal
By INTI LANDAURO PARISâ€"France's Foreign Ministry said it would close its embassies as well as French schools in 20 countries on Friday, amid fears of backlash after a French weekly magazine published a series of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
French weekly fuels Mohammad row with cartoonsReuters
New French cartoons inflame prophet film tensionsThe Associated Press
French cartoons inflame prophet film tensionsBusinessweek
New York Times -ABC Online -Telegraph.co.uk
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China protests mix colonial anger, modern dispute - Businessweek


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China protests mix colonial anger, modern dispute
Businessweek
By Didi Tang on September 18, 2012 BEIJING (AP) â€" Old wounds amplified outrage over a burning territorial dispute Tuesday as thousands of Chinese protested Tokyo's purchase of islands claimed by Beijing and marked the 81st anniversary of a Japanese ...
Furious China protests mix old anger over Japanese occupation with modern ...Washington Post
Panetta urges China to increase military contacts to avoid misstepsReuters
China Warns of 'Further Actions' as Anti-Japan Protests ResumeNew York Times
The Guardian -Wall Street Journal -TIME
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Xi Jinping warns Japan over East China Sea dispute - BBC News


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Xi Jinping warns Japan over East China Sea dispute
BBC News
China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, has said that Japan should "rein in its behaviour" and stop undermining Chinese sovereignty, state media have reported. His comments follow days of sometimes violent anti-Japanese protests in China over a chain of ...
Japan's purchase of disputed islands is a farce, says China's next leaderThe Guardian
The Meaning of the China-Japan Island DisputeNew York Times (blog)
China cleans up after angry anti-Japan protests, though tension remainsWashington Post
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Gay marriage bill defeated - Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald

Gay marriage bill defeated
Sydney Morning Herald
Advocates will shift their focus to legalising same sex marriage at the state level, after Federal MPs yesterday voted down a bill which would have allowed gay couples to marry. Wong vows to fight on for baby daughter The bill, introduced by Labor ...
Gay marriage bill is rejected by Australian parliamentBBC News
Australian MP demoted after linking gay marriage to sex with animalsTelegraph.co.uk
Australian senator Cory Bernard who linked gay marriage to bestiality flies to ...Daily Mail
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Indian government works to shore up coalition - The Associated Press


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Indian government works to shore up coalition
The Associated Press
By RAVI NESSMAN, AP â€" 1 minute ago NEW DELHI (AP) â€" India's ruling Congress party worked to shore up its governing coalition Wednesday after a crucial ally withdrew its support in protest over a raft of new economic reforms that included a rise in fuel ...
Don't distort facts, Mamata Banerjee warns CongressTimes of India
India may roll back on diesel hike as coalition cracksReuters
Mamata rings up new complaint, says Cong ignored her on reformsHindustan Times
New York Daily News -Indian Express -Financial Times (blog)
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France says it will not authorize protests over anti-Muslim video - CNN International


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France says it will not authorize protests over anti-Muslim video
CNN International
(CNN) -- French authorities said Wednesday they will not authorize weekend demonstrations in Paris as protests over an anti-Muslim video started to fade worldwide. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told radio station RTL that French police forces have ...
France in embassy alert over Prophet Muhammad cartoonsBBC News
French Magazine Publishes Cartoons Mocking MuhammadNew York Times
France increases embassy security after magazine publishes cartoons insulting ...Washington Post
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Police officer killings: What media has to say - BBC News


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Police officer killings: What media has to say
BBC News
Two unarmed police officers, PC Nicola Hughes, 23, and PC Fiona Bone, 32, have been killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester, after apparently being lured by a hoax burglary report. News of the double murder has prompted widespread ...
Police chiefs oppose routine arming of officers in wake of Manchester deathsThe Guardian
Dale Cregan: The gangland hard man with a £50000 reward on his headThe Independent
Manchester police shootings: we had to let Dale Cregan go, force admitsTelegraph.co.uk
AFP -The Press Association -Daily Mail
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Why It's Unnecessary to Completely Reinvent the iPhone Year After Year - TIME


TIME

Why It's Unnecessary to Completely Reinvent the iPhone Year After Year
TIME
By Ben Bajarin | @benbajarin | September 17, 2012 | + As I was waiting in line for Apple's iPhone event last Wednesday, I was talking with a number of my analyst colleagues. We all agreed that no matter what Apple launched, there would be folks in the ...
Apple shares hit a record on signs of iPhone selloutKitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Pre-orders for iPhone more than double previous recordDetroit Free Press
iPhone 5 pre-orders hit 2 million as shares skyrocketCHANNELS
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Duchess of Cambridge changes outfit twice in just three hours in Australia - Telegraph.co.uk


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Duchess of Cambridge changes outfit twice in just three hours in Australia
Telegraph.co.uk
The Duchess of Cambridge spent less than three hours on Australian soil during her first ever visit to the country today, but still had time for a quick wardrobe change. The Duchess arrived in Brisbane wearing a pale grey floral-patterned dress ...
Duke and Duchess welcome ban on topless picsTimes of India
Is this a hollow victory for Kate? Judges ban magazine from printing topless ...Daily Mail
Spread of Kate photos banned as royal couple head homeAFP
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Court hearing set for Wednesday, after union vote - Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune

Court hearing set for Wednesday, after union vote
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools students will miss a seventh day of classes Tuesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attempt to get the courts to quickly end the teachers strike did not produce immediate results. Instead, a judge opted to hear arguments on the mayor's ...
As Chicago Strike Goes On, the Mayor Digs InNew York Times
Latino, black aldermen pressure Chicago teachers to end strikeWBEZ
Judge Delays Chicago Strike RulingWall Street Journal
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Jay-Z, Beyonce raise money for Obama - Washington Post


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Jay-Z, Beyonce raise money for Obama
Washington Post
NEW YORK â€" President Obama assumed the role of celebrity-in-chief again Tuesday with a glamorous fundraiser at the downtown nightclub of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, superstar singer Beyonce. Obama addressed a group of 100 supporters at the club ...
Beyoncé and Jay-Z raise cash and cachet for Obama campaignmsnNOW
Beyoncé & Jay-Z host NY Bam ba$hNew York Post
Obama Attends Fundraiser Hosted By Jay-Z, BeyonceHuffington Post
USA TODAY -Hollywood Reporter -WAPI
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Prince William and Kate welcomed to the Solomon Islands - Globe and Mail


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Prince William and Kate welcomed to the Solomon Islands
Globe and Mail
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate, arrive in the Solomon Islands as part of their tour of Asia. Subscribe now and get The Globe and Mail the way you want it. Enjoy the convenience of having The Globe and Mail delivered ...
UK Royals Ask French Court to Stop Duchess Photo SalesBusinessweek
Kate Middleton Topless Scandal: Prince William Clearly "Angry," Royals Felt ...E! Online
British Royals Ask Court to Block Topless Photo UseWall Street Journal
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In video, Romney dismisses two-state Mideast solution - Philadelphia Inquirer


Philadelphia Inquirer

In video, Romney dismisses two-state Mideast solution
Philadelphia Inquirer
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has privately told donors that if elected president he will not work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - the official policy of the last three US presidents, and one that Romney has publicly endorsed ...
Experts: Romney can still recover from video flapPhiladelphia Daily News
<b>Today's Buzz:</b> Romney's 47 percent: Truth or gaffe?Orlando Sentinel
Romney rules out Israel, Palestinian peaceABC Online
New York Times -YouTube -Jerusalem Post
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Obama in NYC for fundraiser, Letterman show - NBCNews.com


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Obama in NYC for fundraiser, Letterman show
NBCNews.com
The Washington Post's Amy Argetsinger previews the fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce and talks about the appearance on the late show. Did Romney give advice to terrorists in secret tape? Romney video an insight into Obama's reelection chances?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Host Obama Fund-RaiserNew York Times (blog)
Obama Attends Fundraiser Hosted By Jay-Z, BeyonceHuffington Post
Jay-Z, Beyonce raise money for ObamaWashington Post
Politico -E! Online -Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)
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Apple iPhone fans line up for days - USA TODAY


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Apple iPhone fans line up for days
USA TODAY
NEW YORK -- Online vs. in line? That's the choice for those who want Apple's new iPhone 5 right away when it is released Friday. Ordering the device via the Web may mean a warmer, drier experience, but iPhone fanatics still have been lining up outside ...
Apple closes above $700 for first timeThe Associated Press
Apple's iPhone 5 is dressed to impressCNET
Apple stock crosses $700 as iPhone 5 shatters previous sales recordWashington Post
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney suffers fresh blow in second day of fallout from leaked video - The Guardian


The Guardian

Romney suffers fresh blow in second day of fallout from leaked video
The Guardian
Mitt Romney refused to apologise on Tuesday for describing 47% of Americans as government-dependent "victims" in a covertly recorded video that has thrown his presidential campaign into disarray. In an attempt to save his campaign from ruin, ...
Romney struggles to steady campaign after secret videosReuters
Romney: Government shouldn't redistribute wealthUSA TODAY
Romney: Obama, supporters 'more European than American' in outlookLos Angeles Times
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Duke and Duchess on their way home - The Press Association


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Duke and Duchess on their way home
The Press Association
The Duchess of Cambridge has set foot on Australian soil for the first time, to the delight of around 200 locals and travellers, as she jetted home from her Diamond Jubilee tour with the Duke. Kate and William created a stir at Brisbane airport when, ...
Catherine photo victory as royal tour continuesBBC News
William and Kate touch down in BrisbaneThe Australian
Spread of Kate photos banned as royal couple head homeAFP
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NATO stresses Afghanistan strategy is on track - ABC Online


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NATO stresses Afghanistan strategy is on track
ABC Online
NATO is under further pressure today to reassure its allies that its strategy to hand back full responsibility for security to Afghan forces by 2014, is on track. It comes as it announces a scaling back of some joint operations with Afghan forces in ...
NATO scales back in Afghanistan: What does it mean for the US?Christian Science Monitor
NATO scales back joint Afghan operationsXinhua
Taliban's new strategy focuses more on high-profile assaults, less on territoryWashington Post
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NATO scales back in Afghanistan: What does it mean for the US? - Christian Science Monitor


Christian Science Monitor

NATO scales back in Afghanistan: What does it mean for the US?
Christian Science Monitor
NATO's decision to scale back joint operations with Afghan forces may protect the lives of Western troops increasingly targeted by "insider attacks," but it raises troubling new questions about President Barack Obama's strategy to stabilize Afghanistan ...
NATO scales back joint Afghan operationsXinhua
Taliban's new strategy focuses more on high-profile assaults, less on territoryWashington Post
Nato scales back joint ops with AfghansHindustan Times
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French Court Rules Against Magazine on Royal Photos - New York Times


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French Court Rules Against Magazine on Royal Photos
New York Times
PARIS â€" A French court on Tuesday rebuked the magazine Closer for publishing “particularly intrusive” photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, ordering its publisher to cease all publication, distribution or sales of the ...
Grateful William and Kate head back to EuropeAFP
Dancing royals bid fond farewell to TuvaluHerald Sun
France court stays Kate pics publicationThe News International
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Chicago teachers suspend strike, classes to resume Wednesday - Fox News


Globe and Mail

Chicago teachers suspend strike, classes to resume Wednesday
Fox News
CHICAGO â€" Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the ...
Chicago teachers suspend strike, classes to resumeCBS News
Union Vote Ends Strike by Teachers in ChicagoWall Street Journal
Chicago teachers vote to return to classroomThe Associated Press
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Jon Stewart, Bill O'Reilly ready to rumble - Washington Post


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Jon Stewart, Bill O'Reilly ready to rumble
Washington Post
Because there just aren't enough debates in this election cycle â€" and because when TV on-air pundits cover presidential elections, it really is All About Them â€" two debates have been announced in the past few days that don't involve the candidates.
Jon Stewart, Bill O'Reilly plan Oct. 6 debate: Made-for-Internet event to ...Chicago Tribune
Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly announce online political debate -- VIDEOCNN
Celebrity watch: Stewart to debate O'ReillyOCRegister
Daily Beast -amNY -Albany Times Union
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Apple Says iPhone 5 Preorders Topped 2 Million in 24 Hours - TIME


Globe and Mail

Apple Says iPhone 5 Preorders Topped 2 Million in 24 Hours
TIME
By AP | September 17, 2012 | + CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) â€" Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period. Since Apple started taking iPhone 5 orders on its website at ...
Apple Shares Top $700: iPhone 5 Euphoria Setting InWall Street Journal (blog)
With iPhone 5 in hand, will the same old carrier do?Salt Lake Tribune
Customers can camp out for iPhone 5 release in Reno starting at noon ThursdayReno Gazette-Journal
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