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Goldman Sachs Emerges From Senate Showdown Ahead $549 Million

BusinessWeek - Christine Harper, Michael J. Moore - ‎37 minutes ago‎
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executives endured more than 10 hours of congressional grilling in one of the most public, and most hostile, political lashings in the firm's 141-year history.

GOP unveils plan on financial sector

Boston Globe - ‎31 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans, attacked for twice blocking legislation to rein in Wall Street, floated a partial alternative proposal yesterday and said it could lead to a compromise on an issue that commands strong public support.

Obama visits Iowa to start Midwest tour

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The president launches a two-day, campaign-style visit through three states. His focus is on current policy matters, but with an eye toward the midterm elections.

Ukraine's extension of Russian base's lease may challenge US goals in region

Washington Post - Philip P. Pan - ‎3 hours ago‎
MOSCOW -- Ukraine's decision to host a Russian naval base for 25 more years in exchange for cheaper gas, a deal ratified Tuesday despite egg-throwing and a brawl over it in the Ukrainian parliament, does little to alter the immediate ...

Gordon Brown, Still Full of Fight, Still Lags With Voters in Britain

New York Times - Sarah Lyall - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, back in London on Monday after a day of campaigning in the south of England. National elections will take place on May 6. More Photos » By SARAH LYALL ABOARD THE SOUTHAMPTON-LONDON TRAIN - In the newspapers, cataclysm was ...

Pace of Planning for East Jerusalem Projects Slows

New York Times - Isabel Kershner - ‎19 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - After a recent spike in Israeli-American tensions over Israeli building plans for Jewish housing in contested East Jerusalem, there appears to have been a lull in the planning process.

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Oil Rig Blast Complicates Push for Energy and Climate Bill

New York Times - John M. Broder - ‎42 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The loss of life and the looming ecological catastrophe from the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico have piled political complications onto the push for energy and climate change legislation here, officials and ...

New York Governor Proposes Mandatory Employee Furloughs

Wall Street Journal - Jacob Gershman - ‎4 hours ago‎
ALBANY--Struggling to pass a state budget, Gov. David A. Paterson said Tuesday he wants to force about 100000 state employees to stay home one day a week without pay until he and lawmakers agree on a spending plan.

Sen. Lindsay Graham's bipartisan efforts bog down

Los Angeles Times - Jim Tankersley - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Republican lawmaker, under attack from both parties, backs off from efforts to work with Democrats on immigration, energy and Guantanamo Bay.

Europeans Fear Greek Debt Crisis Liable to Spread

New York Times - Landon Thomas Jr - ‎2 hours ago‎
As Greece inches closer to the brink of financial collapse, fear that the debt crisis will spread is engulfing Europe. Thanassis Stavrakis/Associated Press Unemployed school teachers chanted slogans at an anti-government ...

City leaders eager to hold on to Continental

Houston Chronicle - Jenalia Moreno, Purva Patel - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Patrick Oxford, left, chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, speaks with Sen. Rodney Ellis after a news conference Tuesday urging Continental to keep its Houston headquarters.

Consumer confidence is up, but test looms

Washington Post - Ylan Q. Mui, Neil Irwin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Consumers expressed more confidence in the economy than they have since 2008, but that goodwill -- a key to the recovery -- will be tested in the next few months as government stimulus programs wind down.

Lost iPhone prototype spurs legal action (roundup)

CNET - Declan McCullagh, Greg Sandoval - ‎3 hours ago‎
by CNET News staff First, it was all about the details of a purported "iPhone 4G." Then the saga of how Gizmodo got that device exploded into a criminal investigation and questions about journalists' rights and responsibilities.

Four senators ask Facebook to make privacy fixes to new features

Los Angeles Times - Jessica Guynn - ‎1 hour ago‎
They object to the social networking site sharing users' personal information with other websites without the explicit consent of the users.

RIM shows new operating system

Reuters - Frank McGurty - ‎7 hours ago‎
TORONTO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Research in Motion gave analysts a sneak peek at a revamped operating system for its BlackBerry smartphone on Monday and said it would launch it next quarter, propelling its shares higher.

'American Idol': The Top 6 tackle Shania Twain tunes. How'd they do?

Entertainment Weekly - Michael Slezak - ‎1 hour ago‎
Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox;Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Image When it comes to American Idol, Shania Twain can seemingly do no wrong!

Bret Michaels Is At Risk For Seizures

MTV.com - Larry Carroll - ‎47 minutes ago‎
With fans from all over the world watching every update closely, it was revealed Tuesday (April 27) that Bret Michaels has been diagnosed with a condition that could lead to severe seizures.

'Iron Man 2' toys at Burger King: Awesome or sexist?

Entertainment Weekly - Mandi Bierly - ‎5 hours ago‎
Today, Burger King announced that its promotional tie-ins with Iron Man 2 will include the Whiplash Whopper –”an intense, red-hot flavor combination featuring a flame-broiled Whopper sandwich topped with melted Pepper Jack cheese, ...

The Celtics Oust Wade and the Heat in Five Games

New York Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By AP Keep up with the latest news, on the court and off, with The Times's basketball blog. Ray Allen scored 24 points, making five 3-pointers in the second half, to help Boston beat visiting Miami, 96-86, in Game 5 of their first-round series on ...

Treanor, Wilson lead the Rangers to victory

SI.com - ‎14 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON, Texas(AP) Texas catcher Matt Treanor had a solo homer and a two-run double for his first extra-base hits of the season and former releiver CJ Wilson had another solid start for the Rangers in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on ...

Twins ride Liriano's gem past Tigers

MLB.com - Kelly Thesier - ‎57 minutes ago‎
DETROIT -- Francisco Liriano has impressed the Twins early this season with his bounce-back performance on the mound, but Tuesday night's outing was perhaps the best sign yet that the talented lefty is back to his old form.
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It's a sad day for Happy Meals in Santa Clara County

Los Angeles Times - Sharon Bernstein - ‎4 hours ago‎
County officials vote to ban toys and other promotions that restaurants offer with high-calorie children's meals. By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be ...

Test linked to fewer colorectal cancer deaths

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A trial of sigmoidoscopy, a procedure that identifies tumors and polyps in the colon, finds that having it done once can reduce deaths by 43%.

Next in health care war: Applying the law

USA Today - John Fritze - ‎Apr 26, 2010‎
By Carrie Cochran, AP By John Fritze, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The debate in Congress over President Obama's health care law is done.
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Immigrant soldier reacts to Arizona law

CNN - Paul Vercammen, Thelma Gutierrez - ‎Apr 26, 2010‎
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- At a vigil protesting the passage of Arizona's tough new illegal immigration law, a young man in Army fatigues and a beret lit a candle at a makeshift shrine.

17 Years Later, Stage 4 Survivor Is Savoring a Life Well Lived

New York Times - Katherine Russell - ‎Apr 26, 2010‎
Each year on a day in January - the 15th, to be precise - I go to a Web site and post a message to hundreds of women I've never met, saying, essentially, “I'm still here.

World's 50 best restaurants

CNN - Sarah LeTrent, Kat Kinsman - ‎12 hours ago‎
This year's top-ranked restaurant, Denmark's Noma, helmed by chef René Redzepi, ranked at No. 3 in 2009. No. 1 spot on annual list goes to Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark After four years at No.

Tea Party With a Difference

New York Times - Thomas L. Friedman - ‎Apr 24, 2010‎
I've been trying to understand the Tea Party Movement. Sounds like a lot of angry people who want to get the government out of their lives and cut both taxes and the deficit.

Obama meets, prays with Rev. Billy Graham

CNN Political Ticker - ‎Apr 25, 2010‎
By the CNN Wire Staff The Rev. Billy Graham and President Obama agreed to meet as soon as possible during a phone call in November.