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12 injured in Dallas Cowboys practice arena collapse

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- An air-supported roof over the Dallas Cowboys' practice field collapsed during a heavy thunderstorm Saturday afternoon, leaving 12 people injured, authorities said.

Quiet NH Home Is Where Souter's Heart Has Always Been

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
David H. Souter's house in Weare, NH, a rural town where the Supreme Court justice has said he finds "restoration." He will return there this summer as he retires from the bench.

Minister responds to Sri Lanka damage images

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
UN satellite pictures obtained by the BBC appear to show shelling damage in a government-designated safe zone for civilians in north-eastern Sri Lanka.

Pakistan opposition chief Nawaz Sharif wooed by US

guardian.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama's administration is reaching out to Pakistan's opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, in the face of the country's worsening security crisis as it battles the Taliban.

Death toll from Queen's Day crash at seven

United Press International - ‎7 hours ago‎
APELDOORN, Netherlands, May 2 (UPI) -- The Dutch Defense Ministry said the death toll from a suspected attack on the royal family on Queen's Day has reached seven.

Iraqi Soldier Kills 2 US Troops, Wounds 3

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ernesto Londoño and Dlovan Bwari BAGHDAD, May 2 -- An Iraqi army soldier opened fire on American soldiers Saturday in northern Iraq, killing two and wounding three in an incident that raised fresh concerns about extremist infiltration of Iraq's ...
2 US soldiers killed in Iraq United Press International

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Specter the Defector to appear on two enchanting Sunday shows

Christian Science Monitor - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Jimmy Orr | 05.02.09 Same goes for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He all but quoted Ozzy Osbourne on Friday when he said the Pennsylvania senator's decision to switch parties simply meant, “He's just come home.
Specter's call to switch parties long in the making The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

GOP group launches listening tour to rebrand image

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - With its party struggling to define itself, a group of prominent Republicans launched a listening tour Saturday in a bid to boost the GOP's sagging image and regroup for future elections.

Notre Dame's Obama invite riles Catholic bishops

The Associated Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
This coming week, Bishop Thomas Wenski of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando, Fla., will take the unusual step of celebrating a Mass of Reparation, to make amends for sins against God.

Buffett Defends US Decisions

Washington Post - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By Josh Funk AP OMAHA, Neb., May 2 -- Billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett spent Saturday praising the decisions US officials made to try to right the economy in the midst of a "financial hurricane" and defending the ones he made to help his company ...

Chrysler Begins Voyage Down Bankruptcy Route

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Thomas Lauria, front, who represents a committee of the secured creditors, didn't raise any objections to various motions Friday.
Comment by Gary Chaison
Prof. of Industrial Relations, Clark University

Chrysler Said to Seek Approval to Auction Most Assets

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Christopher Scinta and Mike Ramsey May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Chrysler LLC, intent on a quick bankruptcy, will ask court approval to auction off most of its assets in three weeks to a new company managed by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, a person familiar ...

What Disney-Hulu Means for Apple

BusinessWeek - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎
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.

Down To Business: Are Execs Twittering Their Time Away?

InformationWeek - ‎21 hours 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.

Windows Mobile: Losing Ground at Motorola?

BusinessWeek - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎
Motorola reported its first-quarter results this morning, and not once did co-CEO Sanjay Jha mention his company's plans for Windows Mobile.

'Wolverine' looking sharp as summer starts

Hollywood Reporter - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Carl DiOrio Fox's Hugh Jackman starrer "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" didn't need to claw its way to No. 1 over the first day of the summer boxoffice season.

A grown-up Matthew McConaughey faces his "Ghosts"

Reuters - ‎May 1, 2009‎
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.

Friends: Danny Gans Was in 'Top Form' in Final Set

People Magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Charlotte Triggs Photo by: AP Friends say Las Vegas showman Danny Gans's final performance Wednesday night was one of his best, making it even more shocking that he was found dead early Friday morning of unknown causes.

Mine That Bird, With Long Odds, Uses Shortest Route to Win Derby

New York Times - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By JOE DRAPE LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sometimes the horse-racing game brings you to tears. Sometimes it feels right to be wrong. And always it is better than OK when a man in a black cowboy hat and an almost handlebar mustache, a Cajun jockey with more horse ...

Disappointment on Jones's final Derby

ESPN - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By David Grening LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If Larry Jones had any second thoughts about retiring at year's end, Saturday's 135th Kentucky Derby erased them.

Palmer stands out in win over Yankees

MLB.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com In the category of the truly improbable, journeyman Matt Palmer, making his fifth Major League start at age 30, outdueled CC Sabathia on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
VENUE: Yankee Stadium CBSSports.com

Mexico reacts angrily to China flu quarantine

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico accused China on Saturday of imposing a discriminatory quarantine in a Hong Kong hotel where a Mexican fell ill with the new swine flu virus, and it advised its citizens to stay away from the Asian nation.

WHO official expects to raise flu alert

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The pace of H1N1 infections appears to have slowed, with the number of cases reaching 195 in the US and 763 worldwide. The infectious disease alert stands at Phase 5. By Thomas H. Maugh II Although the pace of new H1N1 infections seemingly slowed on ...

TEXT: International organizations stress pork safety

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
GENEVA (Reuters) - Major international organisations issued a joint statement on Saturday stressing the safety of pork products, following a series of export bans imposed in the name of public health amid a new disease outbreak.

Lifting the Bush-era veil of secrecy

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Patrick Leahy THE OBAMA administration's decision to release more Bush-era memoranda, which sought to rationalize torture, shows that President Obama is following through on his promise to ban torture and to provide transparency to our government.

Freedom of the media declines worldwide, report says

CNN - ‎May 1, 2009‎
(CNN) -- "Global declines in press freedom" persisted last year, with setbacks highlighted in Israel, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere across the world, an annual survey said Friday.

Obama, post-100 days

USA Today - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎
Good morning from The Oval. At last, the 101st day of Barack Obama's presidency has arrived. This is also a special day for the presidency itself; 220 years ago, George Washington took the oath of office as the nation's first president.