FIRST LOOK: Irene skips big cities, floods Vermont

Liz Goodwin

Welcome to First Look, our daily roundup of early-bird news:

• Irene has left parts of Vermont and New York severely flooded, but did not turn into a big-city disaster. (AP)

• Travelers are still dealing with fallout from the delays of thousands of east-coast airline flights thanks to the storm.  (New York Times)

• But on the bright side, the storm may provide a short-term economic boost. (Politico)

• Last quarter's economic growth has been revised down to 1 percent. (Wall Street Journal)

• A U.S. soldier accused of killing four people and firing at police has been found dead in Pennsylvania. (Reuters)

• A medical research company is suing a former employee for allegedly sabotaging the company's Facebook page. (Courthouse News)

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