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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Obama accepts GOP request to push back speech to Congress

Obama accepts GOP request to push back speech to Congress


Obama accepts GOP request to push back speech to Congress

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:07 PM PDT

President Barack Obama on Wednesday agreed to move his scheduled special address to a joint session of Congress back one day -- from September 7 to September 8 -- after consultations with House Speaker John Boehner, the White House said Wednesday night.

Gadhafi sons weigh 'victory or martyrdom' versus surrender

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 05:35 PM PDT

Two sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared to offer divergent and sometimes contradictory answers Wednesday to a question many of their countrymen are grappling with: Keep fighting or surrender?

Mentally ill sisters freed from chains in West Bank

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 08:01 PM PDT

We first met Mohedeye and Nedaa Dawabsha sitting quietly on the floor of a small room in their family's modest house in the dusty West Bank village of Duma. Neither of the sisters were able to leave the room.

Philadelphia cop charged with rape

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 05:21 PM PDT

A Philadelphia police officer was charged with rape Wednesday after allegedly assaulting a woman while on duty, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Irene reveals more cracks in quake-damaged Washington Monument

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:48 PM PDT

Small pools of standing water were found in the Washington Monument during inspections following Hurricane Irene, the National Park Service told CNN Wednesday, indicating undiscovered cracks.

'Hangover 2' stuntman claims brain damage doubling for Ed Helms

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 02:35 PM PDT

An Australian stunt actor is suing Warner Bros. studio claiming he suffered permanent brain damage while working as Ed Helms' stunt double for the filming of "Hangover 2," court documents said.

Man's eye saved after impalement

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:44 PM PDT

Doctors had never seen a case quite like it: An 86-year-old man showed up at the hospital with the handle of a pair of pruning shears stuck in his eye socket.

The making of a memorial: Reshaping ground zero

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 10:27 AM PDT

When you walk in, all you see is a construction site.

FDA panels put silicone breast implants back under microscope

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 07:31 PM PDT

Makers of silicone breast implants have not followed up on thousands of women who received them as required by the Food and Drug Administration as a condition of approval, agency advisers said Wednesday.

Panel tallies massive waste and fraud in wartime U.S. contracts

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 05:07 PM PDT

A nonpartisan panel reporting to Congress says the United States is wasting $12 million a day among contracts issued in support of American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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