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Shadow of Hurricane Katrina Hangs Over Obama After Spill

New York Times - Helene Cooper - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - There's a world of difference between the impact of an oil spill and a deadly hurricane. And the White House hopes it stays that way.

Immigration Law Debate Resonates Far From Border

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES BOSTON - The Democratic-controlled House in Massachusetts came unexpectedly close to passing a measure this week that would have barred illegal immigrants from receiving state and federal benefits in the state.

Cambodians say World Expo in China "Amazing"

Xinhua - Lin Li - ‎39 minutes ago‎
PHNOM PENH, May 1 (Xinhua) -- As the China 2010 World Expo began Friday night, many Cambodians were watching live television broadcasting from Shanghai and expressed their enthusiasm by saying the Expo and celebration was "Amazing".

Anti-government clashes in Thailand bring stalemate to a city and nation

Washington Post - Blaine Harden - ‎2 hours ago‎
Red Shirt demonstrators from rural areas are demanding new national elections, but the government installed after a military coup in 2006 has the support of business leaders and social elites.

Belgian vote on Muslim veils could echo in Europe

Washington Post - Tom Heneghan - ‎10 hours ago‎
PARIS (Reuters) - Belgium's vote to ban full face veils in public is the furthest any European country has gone to confront a tiny minority whose choice in clothing has come to symbolize the issue of ...

China tightens school security after 3rd attack

The Associated Press - Ken Teh - ‎39 minutes ago‎
TAIXING, China - Armed police will patrol schools in China's capital after a farmer attacked kindergarten students with a hammer, then burned himself to death in the third classroom assault in as many days.

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Parties Snipe at Crist, but May Court Him Later

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan scolding broke out in the wake of the decision by Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida to ditch the Republican Party and make an independent Senate bid, with leaders of both parties calling his move a self-serving ...

Arizona deputy shot by suspected drug trafficker, officials say

CNN - Casey Wian - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- A sheriff's deputy in central Arizona was shot Friday afternoon by a suspected drug trafficker, authorities said.
Deputy Shot in Arizona New York Times

2 Ex-Brooklyn Men Charged in Terror Plot

New York Times - Benjamin Weiser - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two former Brooklyn residents have been charged with conspiring to provide Al Qaeda with computer advice and other assistance, according to an indictment unsealed Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan.

Business Spending Propels Recovery

Wall Street Journal - Sudeep Reddy - ‎2 hours ago‎
The US economy grew at a slower pace in the first quarter, but the underlying trends—including a bigger share of growth from industry, strong consumer spending and low inflation—were encouraging.

U.S. Faces High Stakes in Goldman Probe

Wall Street Journal - Evan Perez, Susanne Craig - ‎3 hours ago‎
The criminal investigation into whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. or its employees committed securities fraud is a potent reminder of the pressure on the Justice Department to land a big fish on Wall Street.

Greece Near to Bailout Terms

Wall Street Journal - Nick Skrekas, Costas Paris - ‎2 hours ago‎
ATHENS—Greece's leaders said Friday the beleaguered country is close to reaching terms of a bailout with fellow euro-zone nations and the International Monetary Fund.

Free Android phones coming to Adobe employees

CNET - Tom Krazit, Stephen Shankland - ‎5 hours ago‎
This will come as little surprise to anyone who followed technology news this week, but let there be no doubt about the preferred smartphone platform at Adobe: it isn't the iPhone.

Michigan gov signs texting-driving ban on `Oprah'

BusinessWeek - Jeff Karoub - ‎4 hours ago‎
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia beat Michigan to the punch when it comes to banning texting while driving. Yet it was Michigan's governor who was the one who signed it into law Friday under the approving gaze of Oprah ...

Apple kills Lala music service

Los Angeles Times - Alex Pham - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lala listeners will be compensated, says the site, whose technology may be integrated with iTunes. By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times Four months after buying Lala Media's popular online music service for a reported $80 million, Apple is pulling the plug ...

How Freddy Krueger changed horror movies

Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman - ‎7 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Everett CollectionAt some point in the 1980s, probably around the time of the fourth or fifth Friday the 13th sequel, I realized that horror movies had, in effect, become comedies.

Doctor: Bret Michaels 'Has An Unbelievable Fight in Him'

People Magazine - Eunice Oh - ‎3 hours ago‎
He's conscious and talking slowly but Bret Michaels is showing other signs he's on the road to recovery. "Bret's sheer will to live and fully recover is undeniable," Dr.

POLL: Where Should Sandra Bullock and Baby Louis Call Home?

People Magazine - Stephen M. Silverman, Zach Haberman - ‎16 hours ago‎
Sandra Bullock has made some major decisions over the past few months, like filing for divorce from her husband and adopting her adorable son, Louis.

Churchill has plan for bad Derby Day weather

ESPN - Mike Welsch, Jay Privman - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Local officials and Churchill Downs said Friday afternoon that contingency plans are in place to deal with the potential for heavy rains and severe weather during Saturday's Kentucky Derby program.

Hawks revive series hopes by clamping down on Bucks

SI.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AP Down two with only 24 minutes left in their season, the Hawks used a 29-11 edge in the third quarter to spoil the Bucks' upset plans and take Game 6 83-69 in Milwaukee Friday night.
Hawks beat Bucks to force Game 7 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Woods Misses Fairways, Greens and the Cut

New York Times - Larry Dorman - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHARLOTTE, NC - The second round of the Quail Hollow Championship turned into a day of extreme rarities on Friday at Quail Hollow Club.

New cancer treatment raises hope, questions

Palm Beach Post - Stacey Singer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new immune-based therapy to treat advanced prostate cancer is giving hope to men like Jesse Seligman.

$1000 Personal Genome Coming: Are We Ready?

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎18 hours ago‎
April 29, 2010 -- Do you really want to know all of the information encoded in your genes? A thought-provoking new study shows why you might -- and why you might not.

Perry: Texas rejecting high-risk insurance pools

Houston Chronicle - R.G. Ratcliffe - ‎1 hour ago‎
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry told federal officials Friday that Texas would not participate in health insurance pools for high risk individuals that are being set up under the new national health care law.

Life has never been so good for our species

Los Angeles Times - Michael Shermer - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sure, the future looks gloomy if you focus on environmental problems or world hunger, but in many ways, things have never been better for us.

Fortress Apple

Newsweek - Daniel Lyons - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
Apple's new iPad is more than just a gorgeous consumer electronics device. It's also a kind of challenge to the Internet itself—or at least to the conventional wisdom of what the Internet is supposed to be all about.

The Review: Elements Kitchen in Pasadena — all the elements of success

Los Angeles Times - ‎Apr 28, 2010‎
Chef-owner Onil Chibás' new restaurant has a compelling menu, a comfortable space and well-priced wines. Tomato tartare mimics steak tartare with a flat patty of diced tomatoes and yellow tomato on top standing in for an egg yolk.

The Age Of Facebook

TechCrunch (blog) - Michael Arrington - ‎Apr 25, 2010‎
Two years ago I was on the Charlie Rose show and we talked about, among other startups and trends, Facebook. It wasn't clear then that Facebook had what it took to become one of the great technology companies.

N.Koreans believe torpedo sank warship: activist

AFP - ‎Apr 21, 2010‎
SEOUL - North Korean soldiers believe a South Korean warship that sank last month was hit in a premeditated military operation approved by leader Kim Jong-Il, a South Korean activist said on Wednesday.