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You can't walk on water but you can Schiller across it

usatoday.com — MILL VALLEY, Calif. - Almost every new company wades through dark days when its captains are required to dive into the deep end of the start-up pool. But this is ridiculous. It's almost 10 p.m. and raining as Judah Schiller leaps into chilly, chest-deep waters near a seaplane dock on San Francisco Bay.
Aug 01, 2014

Ok, this is sort of cool: You still can't walk on water but you can pedal across it w/ this pontoon-mounted bike usat.ly/1n9EyAG

Aug 01, 2014

You can't walk on water but you can Schiller across it - from @wusa9 partner @USAToday--> rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/70789816/0/u…

Aug 01, 2014

You can't walk on water but you can Schiller across it usat.ly/1n9EyAG via @marcodellacava @usatoday

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Economy gains 209,000 jobs; jobless rate, 6.2%

usatoday.com — The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% from 6.1%, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists had estimated that 238,000 jobs were created last month, according to the median forecast from Action Economics survey. Many economists expected a sixth straight month of 200,000-plus gains after payroll processor ADP this week said businesses added 218,000 jobs in July.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment rate bumps up to 6.2%, Labor Department says. usat.ly/1AGTNLK

Aug 01, 2014

My colleague @PDavidsonusat reporting on jobs report. usat.ly/1naCQ25 # of jobs added less than economists expected.

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment rate bumps up to 6.2%, Labor Department says. usat.ly/1AGTNLK

3 things to know about Do Not Call registry

usatoday.com — The first phone call in history happened on March 10, 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell rang up his assistant. "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you," he said.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: One thing to know about the Do Not Call Registry: If someone calls from same, it's a scam. Repeat: It's a scam: usat.ly/1qxGDcZ

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: One thing to know about the Do Not Call Registry: If someone calls from same, it's a scam. Repeat: It's a scam: usat.ly/1qxGDcZ

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: 3 things to know about Do Not Call registry - including details on why you don't need to register your cell usat.ly/1nalGBF

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: 3 things to know about Do Not Call registry - including details on why you don't need to register your cell usat.ly/1nalGBF

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: 3 things to know about Do Not Call registry - including details on why you don't need to register your cell usat.ly/1nalGBF

Ray Rice is sorry for what he did, and he might be the only one

ftw.usatoday.com — On Thursday in Owings Mills, Maryland Ravens running back Ray Rice took to the podium for a second time to apologize for the incident that started with him assaulting his then-fiancee and ended in him pulling her unconscious out of an elevator in Atlantic City.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Ray Rice is sorry for what he did, and he might be the only one: usat.ly/1pLRoXm (@ninamandell)

Aug 01, 2014

RT @MattZeitlin: Ray Rice is sorry for what he did, and he might be the only one usat.ly/1AGSlZD via @forthewin

Aug 01, 2014

Ray Rice is sorry for what he did, and he might be the only one usat.ly/1AGSlZD via @forthewin

Aug 01, 2014

Ray Rice is sorry for what he did, and he might be the only one usat.ly/1AGSlZD

At least one American Ebola patient en route to U.S.

usatoday.com — At least one of two American medical missionaries diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia could be back in the United States as early as Friday for treatment at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
Aug 01, 2014

At least one American Ebola patient heading to U.S. usat.ly/1naKnOe via @usatoday

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: At least 1 US Ebola victim is being flown to U.S. for treatment (AP photo): usat.ly/1qPwsFz pic.twitter.com/WegDskic0y

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: At least one American Ebola victim is being flown to U.S. for treatment (AP photo): usat.ly/1qPwsFz pic.twitter.com/3BxkfTgFgk

S. Africa: Giraffe dies after head hits highway overpass

usatoday.com — JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Those responsible for the death of a giraffe whose head struck a South African highway overpass while it was being transported in a truck will likely be prosecuted under animal protection laws, an official said Friday.
Aug 01, 2014

Giraffe in truck dies after head hits highway overpass usat.ly/1rVVRgd

Aug 01, 2014

Horrible. S. Africa: Giraffe dies after head hits highway overpass usat.ly/1rVVRgd via @USATODAY

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Tragic error.... Giraffe dies when its head hits overpass (photo: Pabi Moloi via Twitter): usat.ly/1rQXmc5 pic.twitter.com/AfffV4x7FP

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Tragic error.... Giraffe dies when its head hits overpass (photo: Pabi Moloi via Twitter): usat.ly/1rQXmc5 pic.twitter.com/AfffV4x7FP

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him'

usatoday.com — Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released. Australia's Sky News aired the tape, which was rebroadcast by NBC News on Thursday.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Bill Clinton said on Sept. 10, 2001: "I could have killed Bin Laden": usat.ly/1rRDlSU

Aug 01, 2014

Yes. With his charm. @USATODAY: Bill Clinton said on Sept. 10, 2001: "I could have killed Bin Laden": usat.ly/1rRDlSU

Aug 01, 2014

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him' usat.ly/1n8TT4C via @indystar

Aug 01, 2014

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: 'I could have killed him' usat.ly/1n8TT4C via @indystar

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'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' summer's hit mobile game

usatoday.com — The most-debated video game character of the summer isn't Mario or Master Chief. It's Kim Kardashian. Arguably the biggest mobile game right now is Glu Mobile's Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, where players create their own character, gliding down red carpets and fashion runways toward A-list stardom.

2014 NHL offseason grades

usatoday.com — NHL general managers have been busy this season trying to improve their teams. USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen grades each team's efforts:

LeSean McCoy: ‘I own Dallas’

ftw.usatoday.com — It had been a few days since LeSean McCoy made news by running his mouth, so in order to keep up with the Shermans, the Philadelphia Eagles running back dropped this bon mot while at training camp on Thursday. LeSean McCoy walking over to do interview with Michael Irvin, turned back to some fans and said, "I own Dallas."

Israel-Hamas cease-fire precarious few hours after start

usatoday.com — A 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas may have been breached just two hours after it began, according to an official in Gaza on Friday. Ashraf al-Kidra, an official from Gaza's Health Ministry, said at least four Palestinians were killed and 15 wounded as a result of Israeli tank fire in the Gazan city of Rafah that took place after the cease-fire began.
Aug 01, 2014

Just in - Reports: Israel resumes military operation in Gaza as cease-fire collapses usat.ly/1n9TvCZ @usatoday - updates on #krqe

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING Reports: Israel resumes military operation in Gaza as cease-fire collapses usat.ly/1n9TvCZ

Aug 01, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Israel-Hamas cease-fire precarious few hours after start usat.ly/1nR727r

USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced Thursday would reduce the number of government poultry inspectors.
Aug 01, 2014

Well this just makes me want to go back to being a vegetarian: usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

Aug 01, 2014

RT @alisonannyoung: USDA inspectors at poultry plants to be reduced by up to 1/4 under new system emphasizing food safety. usat.ly/1rUGFju

Aug 01, 2014

USDA inspectors at poultry plants to be reduced by up to 1/4 under new system emphasizing food safety. usat.ly/1rUGFju

Military faulted for poor handling of medical records

usatoday.com — The Army, Navy and Air Force share some of the blame for why veterans wait so long to get compensated for wounds, injuries or illnesses they suffer while serving in uniform, according to a Pentagon Inspector General audit released this week.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @greggzoroya: Military faulted for poor handling of medical records usat.ly/1nb9yAp via @usatoday

Aug 01, 2014

Military faulted for poor handling of medical records usat.ly/1nb9yAp via @usatoday

Israeli operation not about security: Opposing view

usatoday.com — It's about controlling as much land as possible with as few Palestinians as possible. Israel's Operation Protective Edge is not about security. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked this war with Hamas in an effort to continue Israel's ongoing project: Control as much land as possible with as few Palestinians as possible.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @4noura: My response 2 @usatoday board: Israeli attack not about security but about controlling more land w less Palestinians usat.ly/1n8T7EH

Aug 01, 2014

RT @4noura: My response 2 @usatoday board: Israeli attack not about security but about controlling more land w less Palestinians usat.ly/1n8T7EH

Roger Federer’s neighbors are making him tear down his kids’ playhouse

ftw.usatoday.com — First Djokovic at Wimbledon, now a swing set in Switzerland. It's been a summer of disappointment for Roger Federer. The tennis legend will reportedly have to take down a vacation playhouse built for his children because it obstructs his neighbors' view.
Aug 01, 2014

Roger Federer's neighbors are making him tear down his kids' playhouse usat.ly/1pLO1jq via @forthewin ... What?

Aug 01, 2014

Roger Federer's neighbors are making him tear down his kids' playhouse usat.ly/1pLO1jq ...neighbors are the worst.

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