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Tongues wag over Obama's audacity to wear taupe

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Taupe and change: Obama's switch from dark to tan suit for serious statement, says @dsupervilleAP apne.ws/1rD0QU0

Aug 28, 2014

RT @John_de_Vashon: Will we get to a "Mendacity of Taupe"? Or has it been done? MT @moorehn: "audacity of taupe" is a real headline … bigstory.ap.org/article/tongue…

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Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple .
Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were wed in private ceremony in Chateau Miraval, France, spokesman says: apne.ws/1tNP32L

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were wed in private ceremony in Chateau Miraval, France, spokesman says: apne.ws/1tNP32L

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were wed in private ceremony in Chateau Miraval, France, spokesman says: apne.ws/1tNP32L

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Police officials: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Two police officials say Joan Rivers has been rushed in cardiac arrest from a doctor's office to a New York City hospital. The comedian's condition wasn't immediately known. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly name the person transported to Mount Sinai Hospital just after 9:30 a.m.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says the comedian is now "resting comfortably" after being rushed to hospital: apne.ws/1qMGmlj

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says the comedian is now "resting comfortably" after being rushed to hospital: apne.ws/1qMGmlj

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says the comedian is now "resting comfortably" after being rushed to hospital: apne.ws/1qMGmlj

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says the comedian is now "resting comfortably" after being rushed to hospital: apne.ws/1qMGmlj

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa says the comedian is now "resting comfortably" after being rushed to hospital: apne.ws/1qMGmlj

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Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

bigstory.ap.org — QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does not yet have a name.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @newley: Ecuador "planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency..." apne.ws/1C8q7aV

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: Ecuador's plans 'digital currency' to eventually replace country's use of US dollar: apne.ws/1C8q7aV

Aug 29, 2014

Ecuador "planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency..." apne.ws/1C8q7aV

Aug 29, 2014

"@AP: Ecuador's plans 'digital currency' to eventually replace country's use of US dollar: apne.ws/1C8q7aV" boy, I'm convinced

Democracy battle: Beijing set to dismay Hong Kong

bigstory.ap.org — HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.

North Korea yanks cheerleaders for Asian Games

bigstory.ap.org — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Friday it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it called Seoul's hostility for reversing a decision to dispatch the women dubbed by South Korean media as a "squad of beauties."
Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: North Korea says it won't let cheerleaders go to Asian Games in rival South Korea: apne.ws/1u34fIt

Aug 29, 2014

RT @JP_at_AP: Give us an N. Give us an O. RT North Korea says it won't let cheerleaders go to Asian Games in rival South Korea: apne.ws/1u34fIt

Aug 29, 2014

Give us an N. Give us an O. RT North Korea says it won't let cheerleaders go to Asian Games in rival South Korea: apne.ws/1u34fIt

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

bigstory.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: For the first time, New York Memorial plaza at ground zero will be open to public on Sept. 11: apne.ws/1ljUcix

Aug 29, 2014

RT @AP: For the first time, New York Memorial plaza at ground zero will be open to public on Sept. 11: apne.ws/1ljUcix

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly DNA for clues

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: DNA mapping of Ebola shows how outbreak was plateauing until one funeral in May, writes @borenbears: apne.ws/VTnEjg

Aug 28, 2014

"A single funeral caused many." @borenbears on how researchers are using genetic mapping to understand Ebola outbreak bigstory.ap.org/article/scient…

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: DNA mapping of Ebola shows how outbreak was plateauing until one funeral in May, writes @borenbears: apne.ws/VTnEjg

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: DNA mapping of Ebola shows how outbreak was plateauing until one funeral in May, writes @borenbears: apne.ws/VTnEjg

Aug 28, 2014

My goof. Trying to be snappy in tweet, headlines I called genetic mapping of Ebola DNA. Its RNA. I know better. bit.ly/VQtNxc

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The Waiting Game begins anew for Michael Sam

bigstory.ap.org — MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - For Michael Sam, it's time for another waiting game, another chapter of waiting for the phone to ring and seeing what someone on the other end says about his future. And as was the case on NFL draft weekend, Sam is confident things will work out as he hopes.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP_NFL: Michael Sam gave himself a B-plus in Rams' final preseason game, waiting game begins anew apne.ws/VUeXWa (@bytimreynolds) #NFL #lgbt

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP_NFL: Michael Sam gave himself a B-plus in Rams' final preseason game, waiting game begins anew apne.ws/VUeXWa (@bytimreynolds) #NFL #lgbt

Turnover-prone Vanderbilt falls 37-7 to Temple

collegefootball.ap.org — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt's Derek Mason made his head coaching debut a little later than he anticipated. Mason will have to wait even longer to get his first win. P.J. Walker threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score as Temple forced seven turnovers to upset Vanderbilt 37-7 in a lightning-delayed game that ended Friday at 1:14 a.m.

Temple upsets mistake-prone Vanderbilt 37-7

collegefootball.ap.org — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Temple showed how much it's changed since last year. In the process, the Owls also exposed how different things are for Vanderbilt in the post-James Franklin era. P.J. Walker threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third score as Temple forced seven turnovers to upset Vanderbilt 37-7 in a lightning-delayed game that ended Friday at 1:14 a.m.

News from The Associated Press

hosted.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) -- With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @dannowicki: Timing on Obama's immigration executive action pushed back later into September, @AP's @joshledermanAP reports. apne.ws/1lx3kAZ

Aug 28, 2014

RT @dannowicki: Timing on Obama's immigration action pushed back later into September, @joshledermanAP reports. apne.ws/1lx3kAZ

Aug 28, 2014

RT @dannowicki: Timing on Obama's immigration executive action pushed back later into September, @AP's @joshledermanAP reports. apne.ws/1lx3kAZ

Aug 28, 2014

RT @dannowicki: Timing on Obama's immigration executive action pushed back later into September, @AP's @joshledermanAP reports. apne.ws/1lx3kAZ

Aug 28, 2014

Timing on Obama's immigration executive action pushed back later into September, @AP's @joshledermanAP reports. apne.ws/1lx3kAZ

Docs: Ford made players roll in goose droppings

bigstory.ap.org — TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by a Toronto Catholic school last year as a volunteer coach after he made disparaging remarks to a TV network about parents and their children.
Aug 28, 2014

@AP: Documents: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings: apne.ws/VTnF6S

Aug 28, 2014

Kicker in Rob Ford geese poop story: "He was fired as a football coach at a high school, how can he run a city?" bit.ly/1pmNyJt

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Documents: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings: apne.ws/VTnF6S

Aug 28, 2014

The hits just keep on coming. New documents reveal Rob Ford made HS football players roll in geese poop bit.ly/1pmNyJt

Aug 28, 2014

awesome MT @AP: Documents: Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in goose droppings: apne.ws/VTnF6S

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Vandy's new uniforms create confusion in opener

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

bigstory.ap.org — Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions.
Aug 28, 2014

Poll: Many parents uncomfortable with youth football amid concussion concerns bigstory.ap.org/article/poll-p…

Aug 28, 2014

RT @mtarm: Why #NFL & #NCAA pressured 2 deal w head injuries:"AP:Nearly 1/2 of parents uncomfortable w kids playing football http://t.co/pM…

Aug 28, 2014

RT @AP: Poll: Nearly half of parents uncomfortable with their children playing football: apne.ws/1rBNPtZ

Aug 28, 2014

apne.ws/1rBNPtZ #AndYOUSay? RT @rubtherock1 agree. I played football all through high school but can’t pull the trigger with my kids

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