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'Savages' lives up to its name, if not its potential, critics say

From latimes.com | Archived Version

"Savages," based on the novel by Don Winslow, tells the story of two Laguna Beach marijuana dealers (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) and their shared girlfriend (Blake Lively) tangling with a ruthless Mexican drug cartel.

ACTA rejected by European Parliament; protesters rejoice

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Amid a fragile peace, Libyans vote in a new era

From smh.com.au | Archived Version

For 42 years, the only face Libyans saw looming over their future was Muammar Gaddafi. Now the faces of thousands of candidates line the crowded streets of Tripoli - many of them women - as Libya prepares to usher in a new era of freedom with today's ...

Box Office Report: 'Savages,' 'Katy Perry' Losing to 'Spider-Man,' Other Holdovers

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

"Savages," opening Friday, marks Oliver Stone's return to more violent fare and stars Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek.

Brad Pitt's mother slams gay marriage, Obama

From reuters.com | Archived Version

By Kevin Murphy | KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Actor Brad Pitt's mother has criticized gay marriage and President Barack Obama in a letter to her local newspaper in which she praises Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Campaign ads flood into swing states for a summertime blitz

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

There will be no summer idyll for voters in swing states, who will be deluged with tens of millions of dollars in political ads over the next month as part of an intensifying broadcast war through the Olympic Games.

Crimesider George Zimmerman makes $1M bond, leaves jail 1 of 9

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

(CBS/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - George Zimmerman left a Florida jail today for the second time, less than 24 hours after a judge set his bond at $1 million for fatally shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Facebook and Yahoo Settle Patent Litigation

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By JOHN LETZING Yahoo Inc. and Facebook Inc. said they agreed to a settlement that ends patent litigation between the companies, drawing to a close a nasty but ultimately short-lived dispute that had roiled Silicon Valley.

Fertility Drug Cancer Fears Unfounded?

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Do fertility drugs affect a woman's risk of developing breast cancer? A new study suggests that the risk hinges on whether they actually help a woman get pregnant.

How to Be Sure You've Found a Higgs Boson

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By CARL BIALIK The physicists who announced the likely discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson particle this week were operating according to an extremely high standard of certainty.

How to test your computer for DNS Changer Malware

From latimes.com | Archived Version

As many as 64000 Americans' computers may still be infected by malware that will cause them to lose Internet service Monday, so make sure you aren't among those affected if you haven't already.

In Paris, Diplomats Cheer Syria General's Defection

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

Western diplomats in Paris said a top general's flight from Syria is a sign of how regime elites are abandoning President Bashar al-Assad, heralding the defection during an international summit on Syria that otherwise highlighted the international ...

Intrigue Behind Ouster at Duke

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By JOANN S. LUBLIN And REBECCA SMITH The surprise dethroning of Duke Energy Corp.'s chief executive set off angry responses Friday, with former directors at Progress Energy Inc. saying they never would have approved the $26 billion merger of the two ...

Justin Bieber: Cop-turned-councilman called 911 to report chase

From latimesblogs.latimes.com | Archived Version

As paparazzi pursued him on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, singer Justin Bieber cut from fast lane to slow lane and even onto the shoulder before the California Highway Patrol pulled him over, said LA Councilman Dennis Zine, who called 911 ...

More injuries for Red Sox, Pedroia to 15-day DL

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Buy Red Sox Tickets Boston Red Sox Team report Schedule Salaries Roster Depth chart Player notes Injuries Transactions Statistics Individual stats Sortable Stats Day / night Grass / turf Home / Road Runners on / bases empty Lefty / righty Late inning ...

New rover could seek evidence of ancient Mars life just below surface, study says

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

Evidence of ancient life on Mars, if any such evidence exists, might be detectable at shallower depths below the planet's surface than has been thought, a new study says - which would improve the chances that NASA's newest Mars rover, scheduled to ...

Obama, Romney use ruling to rally core backers

From businessweek.com | Archived Version

By Thomas Beaumont on July 06, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both are using the Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care insurance requirement, loved by liberals and hated by conservatives, ...

Parenthood May Reduce the Risk of Catching a Cold

From webmd.com | Archived Version

By Brenda Goodman, MA July 6, 2012 -- A new study suggests that being a parent may boost immunity to cold-causing viruses, though researchers acknowledge it may not always feel that way.

Refugee Children Dying at Alarming Rate in South Sudan, Aid Groups Say

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

NAIROBI, Kenya - Nine children are dying every day from preventable illnesses like diarrhea in an overcrowded, swampy refugee camp in South Sudan, and United Nations officials said Friday that they were stepping up efforts to evacuate people from the ...

Report: Amazon is planning to sell its own smartphone

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) -- Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.

Robotic Legs Can Walk Like a Human, Could Teach People to Walk Again

From pcworld.com | Archived Version

By Elizabeth Fish, PCWorld Jul 6, 2012 1:53 PM On the outside, this pair of robotic legs by a team of US-based researchers just looks like an experiment to see how life-like we can make robots.

Scott Peterson appeal says verdict tainted by publicity, bias

From latimesblogs.latimes.com | Archived Version

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson told the California Supreme Court that his guilty verdict and death sentence should be overturned because his trial was tainted by massive publicity, a biased jury pool and shaky evidence.

Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor

From latimesblogs.latimes.com | Archived Version

The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration.

Sports Federer, Murray to face off in Wimbledon final 4 of 9

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

Last Updated 2:09 pm ET (CBS/AP) WIMBLEDON, England - Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final, where he will face Andy Murray, the first British man to play in the Wimbledon final since 1938.

Stocks Take a Hit on Jobs Clunker

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By JONATHAN CHENG And KAITLYN KIERNAN Worries about the health of the global economy marred the end of a holiday-shortened week, sending US stocks sharply lower.

Thaddeus McCotter, guitar-playing GOP congressman, resigns

From latimes.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's guitar-playing Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter announced his resignation Friday, invoking Bob Dylan in a statement as he gave up his congressional after a tumultuous year.

The Big Sweat: Nation Swelters as Heat Wave Hangs On

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By BEN KESLING And ANDREW SEIDMAN Buckling pavement in Wisconsin, fish kills in North Dakota, cattle running out of grass in Kansas and more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on a lingering nationwide heat wave.

The Dark Knight Rises: Five Things We Just Learned Today—Plus, More Pics!

From eonline.com | Archived Version

The final Batman-vs.-evil story is almost upon us. Well, the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's telling of the saga starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader is almost upon us, anyway.

UK Makes Terror Arrests Amid Pre-Olympic Jitters

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By CASSELL BRYAN-LOW LONDON—Police in the UK said on Friday that they had arrested seven people in recent days on suspicion of terrorism, the latest in a string of terror-related arrests amid heightened security ahead of the Olympic Games.

Vote: Would You Rather Have Ray Allen or Jason Terry on the Celtics Next Season?

From nesn.com | Archived Version

by NESN Staff on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 7:12PM Since dropping Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat less than a month ago, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics have been looking for any and every way to improve their chances at capturing ...

Weak Labor Report Fans Fears

From online.wsj.com | Archived Version

By BEN CASSELMAN The US economy posted its third consecutive month of weak job growth, complicating President Barack Obama's reelection prospects and turning up the pressure on the Federal Reserve to do more to help the economy.

Williams on verge of 1st Grand Slam title in 2 years

From chicagotribune.com | Archived Version

WIMBLEDON, England - Serena Williams prepared for Saturday's Wimbledon women's singles final by pairing with her sister Venus on Friday to upset top-seeded doubles team Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber.