Morning Media Summary


PayPal hands over 1,000 IP Addresses to the FBI:
“PayPal was attacked by Anonymous last year when they had blocked the Wikileaks accounts transactions. Now PayPal has finally come up with enough evidence to strike back at Anonymous with the help of the FBI. PayPal has come up with a list of over 1,000 IP Addresses left behind when they were attacked by Anonymous.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

July heat in Washington was unprecedented:
“Relentless and punishing, July’s heat was unrivaled in 140 years of Washington, D.C., weather record-keeping. The July temperature averaged 84.5 degrees at Reagan National Airport — Washington’s official weather station — more than a degree above July 2010 and July 1993, which previously held the mark for hottest month.”

Insurance / Gambling:

New Internet café tests limits of state gaming laws:
“On a recent weekday afternoon inside a West Main Street storefront, a room filled with folding tables and flat-screen computer monitors has drawn about a dozen people — all focused on the spinning and flashing images onscreen.”

Health / Safety:

Humana boosts outlook as profit tops Street target:
“The company said it would spend less than it previously expected on medical costs as a percent of revenue, helping boost its 2011 profit projection, which was tempered by planned investments in its Medicare business. Shares rose 5.5 percent in premarket trading.”


World warns of disaster if no debt deal done
“As Congress haggled over a deal to stave off the risk of an unprecedented U.S. default, British and Japanese officials on Sunday said failure could hurt households across the globe.”

How the Tea Party Won the Deal:
“While the details of the debt ceiling deal remain fuzzy, this much is clear: Barack Obama may be president, but the Tea Party is now running Washington. How did this happen? Simple; this is what American politics looks like when there’s no left-wing movement and no war.”


Judge: NYT reporter need not identify sources:
“A New York Times reporter need not testify in court about who gave him details on a top-secret CIA program targeting Iran, a federal judge has ruled.”


Employees To Strike at Gowanda Nursing Facility:
“After months of negotiations, members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers will be going on strike.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

High-speed rail crash sets reform in motion:
“The government is mobilized to find the truth, the press and Internet are flooded with posts demanding clarity. Premier Wen Jiabao offered his condolences to the victims and called for a speedy and transparent investigation.”