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Asia Stocks Hit by Weak China Manufacturing, Athens Dives   New York Times - August 3, 2015

Greek shares plunge as market reopens   BBC - August 3, 2015

  At Least 1 Dead, 16 Injured As Severe Storms Hit Midwest - August 3, 2015

  Severe Thunderstorm Threat Shifts into Northeast Monday; Flash Flood Risk for Florida and Southwest - August 3, 2015

  California wildfire doubles in size on fifth day   BBC - August 3, 2015
The blaze, in Lake County north of San Francisco, has destroyed 24 homes and displaced about 12,000 residents.

  Republicans wonder: How do you debate Donald Trump?   LA Times - August 3, 2015

Searchers scour beaches to "find another piece" of missing Flight 370   CBS - August 3, 2015

American Pharoah Wins Haskell Invitational   New York Times - August 3, 2015
Victor Espinoza was curious as he gave American Pharoah his head and let the colt slingshot around the far turn at Monmouth Park, a charming racetrack on the Jersey Shore. Espinoza peeked beneath one shoulder, glanced over the other, then narrowed his eyes between his coltŐs ears and stared down the stretch.

Tom Cruise: Mission accomplished at US box office   BBC - August 3, 2015
Tom Cruise has proved there's still some gas in the tank after Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation topped the US and Canada box office over the weekend.

HitchBOT destroyed in Philadelphia, ending U.S. tour   CBC News - August 3, 2015
A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour

This week is hacker week in Las Vegas.   BBC - August 3, 2015

The desert playground is hosting three conferences dedicated to computer security - Black Hat USA, Def Con and BSides LV. Between them, they capture the entire gamut of hacker culture.

  Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon   BBC - August 3, 2015
The most famous tea seller in the Indian capital, Delhi, Laxman Rao, is also a prolific Hindi-language author whose novels are now available on online platforms like Amazon. Anasuya Basu met him recently in central Delhi.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, 72, on why life is 'a game'   BBC - August 3, 2015
"I have made so many massive mistakes of ego, I can't tell you," says Nolan Bushnell leading the way into his crumbling office two floors above a slightly decrepit Los Angeles row of shops. Inside the offices of Mr Bushnell's latest start-up - Brainrush - a handful of young men are eagerly banging away on keyboards late on a Saturday afternoon.

  Here are Jon Stewart's final "Daily Show" guests   CNN - August 1, 2015
Monday, Aug. 3: Amy Schumer
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Denis Leary
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Louis C.K
Thursday ... series finale

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?   Huffington Post - August 3, 2015

A NASA image of Mars being passed around on social media over the weekend has imaginations running wild. The photo shows a stone formation in front of what may be a kind of cave. Some say it looks a bit like a crab monster straight out of a science fiction tale. Pareidolia - the brain's ability to make shapes out of random objects ...

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

August 3, 1940

Martin Sheen

  Martin Sheen Google Videos

Martin Sheen is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Once you follow a path of nonviolence and social justice, it won't take
you long before you come into conflict with the culture, with the society.

Martin Sheen Quotes 1

Martin Sheen Quotes 2

August 3, 1973

Michael Ealy

  Michael Ealy Google Videos

Michael Ealy is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

I think women should have insight as to how men think.
Just like men should have insight into how women think.

Michael Ealy Quotes

August 3, 1963

Isaiah Washington

  Isaiah Washington Google Videos

Isaiah Washington is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

Race will fall away if you show the humanity of people.

Isaiah Washington

August 3, 1979

Evangeline Lilly

  Evangeline Lilly Google Videos

Evangeline Lilly is an award winning
Canadian actress. Filmography

I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest.

Evangeline Lilly Quotes

August 3, 1941

Martha Stewart

  Martha Stewart Google Videos

Martha Stewart is an award winning American
businesswoman, writer, and television personality.

My new motto is: When you're through changing, you're through.

Martha Stewart Quotes

August 3, 1984

Ryan Lochte

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Ryan Lochte is an American swimmer
and eleven-time Olympic medalist.

The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water,

just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.

Ryan Lochte Quotes

August 3, 1977

Tom Brady

  Tom Brady Google Videos

Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the
New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
Brady holds numerous regular season and postseason records ....

Football is unconditional love.

Tom Brady Quotes

August 3, 1926

Tony Bennett

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Tony Bennett is an American
award winning singer. Discography

To work is to feel alive.

Tony Bennett Quotes

August 3, 1904 - April 25, 1988

Clifford D. Simak

Clifford Donald Simak was an award winning
American science fiction writer. Works

Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning.

Clifford D. Simak Quotes 1

Clifford D. Simak Quotes 2

August 3, 1811 - April 8, 1861

Elisha Graves Otis

Otis invented a safety device in 1852 that made elevators much
safer by preventing them from falling if the hoisting cable parted.

The elevator is the ultimate self-fulfilling prophecy. The further up it goes,

the more undesirable the circumstances it leaves behind.

Elisha Otis