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News to know
Google and Motorola Mobility announced Monday that Google is buying the mobile-device company for $12.5 billion. Google will now have its own platform on which to use its popular Android system, and the company also said it hopes to better fend off lawsuits from Apple and other competitors with this purchase.
Quote of note
"What a 'Shooting Star' looks like #FromSpace." – NASA astronaut Ron Garan, writing on Twitter about an incredible photo he took of a Perseid meteor from space. See the photo at the link above.
An 11-year-old boy made an impossible shot in a contest at a hockey game, but a controversy has arisen over the prize money. Watch the report below.
GateHouse News Service