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Successor To Souter Anticipated By October

Washington Post - ‎47 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama interrupted his press secretary's briefing Friday to announce that he had just gotten off the phone with Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who had called to announce his retirement.

Pa. teens cleared of serious charges in beating

The Associated Press - ‎53 minutes ago‎
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - An all-white jury on Friday acquitted two Pennsylvania teenagers of all serious charges against them stemming from the fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant last summer.

Bush Team Strategy Now Obama's Swine Flu Playbook

Washington Post - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎
By Scott Wilson and Spencer S. Hsu The Obama administration has relied on a Bush-era public health strategy aimed at coordinating its response across an array of government agencies in the week since the first reports of a swine flu outbreak emerged, ...

Heavy Fighting Continues As Pakistan Army Battles Taliban

Voice of America - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Barry Newhouse Pakistan's military said its forces have killed 55 to 60 Taliban militants in the last 24 hours in heavy fighting in Taliban-held areas of the northwest.

Sri Lanka admits bombing safe haven

guardian.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka has admitted bombing a "safe haven" created for up to 150000 civilians fleeing fighting between Tamil Tiger fighters and the army.

Death toll in Netherlands' holiday attack rises to seven

Xinhua - ‎7 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in Thursday's attempted attack on the Dutch royal family rose to seven when a member of the Dutch Royal Marechaussee, or military police, succumbed to injuries in hospital on Friday.

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US Supreme Court Vacancy An Early Test For Sen Specter

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Brent Kendall Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--President Barack Obama's first nomination to the US Supreme Court could be an early test for Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter as a newly minted Democrat.

After his flu warning, Biden takes the train home

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - One day after saying he wouldn't travel in tight quarters because of the swine flu scare, Vice President Joe Biden rode a train Friday from Washington to Delaware.

White House joins Facebook, MySpace, Twitter

USA Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
The official White House Blog calls it "WhiteHouse 2.0." The administration is unveiling its membership in a trio of the social-networking leaders today: Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

April Car Sales: Bumping Along the Bottom

Edmunds.com/Inside Line - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT - Vehicle sales in April remained at the same 30-year-low levels seen in recent months, but auto executives and analysts believe, just perhaps, the bottom has passed.

Citigroup need for capital may be "manageable": sources

Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The amount of capital that Citigroup Inc would need to raise after US stress test results are finalized is likely to be "manageable" if the bank needs to raise funds, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Stressing Over Tests for Banks Wall Street Journal

Union Takes Rare Front Seat in Chrysler Deal

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By MICHELINE MAYNARD DETROIT - Labor unions usually dread bankruptcy, and for good reason. Their pay, benefits and pensions typically suffer significant cuts, as airline and steel workers can attest.
Comment by Gary Chaison
Prof. of Industrial Relations, Clark University

What Disney-Hulu Means for Apple

BusinessWeek - ‎22 hours ago‎
By Cliff Edwards When Walt Disney (DIS) said it would start streaming shows via online video site Hulu, attention immediately turned to what the deal means for Hulu rival YouTube as well as for CBS, the only major network outside Hulu's orbit.

Will the people pay for quality iPhone games?

msnbc.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
By Winda Benedetti Would you pay 99 cents? How about $1.99? Do I hear $4.99 … maybe $9.99? Would you pay $20? What's that you say?

Down To Business: Are Execs Twittering Their Time Away?

InformationWeek - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Clearly, the rules of social networking engagement are still evolving. Either these tools are shedding light on business issues, or are they're just a distraction.

'Wolverine' starts strong at midnight

Hollywood Reporter - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Carl DiOrio Fox appears to have a good jump on the weekend opening for its Hugh Jackman starrer "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which registered at least $4.5 million in midnight Thursday performances in the US and Canada.

A grown-up Matthew McConaughey faces his "Ghosts"

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Cristy Lytal LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Moviemaking has finally collided with real life for formerly freewheeling actor Matthew McConaughey, not only in his new romantic comedy "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," but in his career choices, too.

State pageant paid for Miss California's implants

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeff Thomas In a shocking development, it's being reported that some contestants in beauty pageants use certain artificial methods to enhance certain body parts.

Wade Scores 41 as Heat Pulls Even With Hawks

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By AP MIAMI (AP) - When the Miami Heat needed him most, Dwyane Wade was at his best. Wade scored 41 points, Michael Beasley busted out of a slump with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Heat stayed alive by defeating the Hawks, 98-72, on Friday in Game ...
Best players come up short for Hawks Atlanta Journal Constitution

Numbers don't tell full story in Wings-Ducks game

FOXSports.com - ‎46 minutes ago‎
by Inside Hockey Why Detroit won: Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom decided he wasn't going to let his team lose. He scored two goals, included the game-winner with under a minute left.

Friesen Fire should have the edge in Derby

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(05-01) 19:28 PDT -- Even though Friesan Fire swept the three stakes for 3-year-olds at the Fair Grounds this winter, capped by a 7 1/4-length domination of the Louisiana Derby, he brings conflicting issues into the 135th Kentucky Derby today at ...

China suspends Mexico flights over flu

Reuters - ‎29 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) - China has suspended flights to Mexico after Hong Kong authorities confirmed a Mexican traveller who transited through the Chinese mainland had the new H1N1 flu, the government said on Saturday.

FDA warns consumers to stop using Hydroxycut diet supplements

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The manufacturer recalls most of the popular weight-loss supplements after the FDA reports they have been linked to serious liver injuries, one causing a death.
Recalls The Associated Press

Swine flu prompts carriers to slash flights to Mexico

Houston Chronicle - ‎34 minutes ago‎
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Jeb Bush to help party rebuild

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Gov. Jeb Bush and other Republican leaders are holding the first of a series of town hall meetings aimed at remaking the party's image.
The GOP After Specter Wall Street Journal

Critics Say Obama's Torture Ban Undermines Vow to Protect America

FOXNews - ‎6 hours ago‎
Obama has argued that any intelligence gained by methods his administration deems torture could have been obtained instead by methods that don't violate American principles ideals.
Churchill vs Cheney, Ctd. Atlantic Online

In Pakistan, US Courts Leader of Opposition

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nawaz Sharif, the chief political rival of Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani president, outside his home in Raiwind recently. By HELENE COOPER and MARK MAZZETTI WASHINGTON - As American confidence in the Pakistani government wanes, ...