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Hunt on for culprits in failed New York car bomb

Reuters - Michelle Nichols, Steve Eder - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators are treating a car bomb defused in New York's Times Square as an attempted terrorist attack but have no evidence to support a Taliban claim of responsibility, police said on Sunday.

United Parent UAL, Continental Approve Airline Merger

BusinessWeek - Mary Jane Credeur, Zachary R. Mider - ‎40 minutes ago‎
May 2 (Bloomberg) -- United Airlines parent UAL Corp. and Continental Airlines Inc. agreed to merge in a stock swap valued at $3.7 billion that would create the world's biggest carrier, ...

BP Spill Threatens Gulf of Mexico Oil, Gas Operations

BusinessWeek - Asjylyn Loder, Jessica Resnick-Ault - ‎30 minutes ago‎
May 3 (Bloomberg) -- The growing oil slick fed by an underwater leak in a BP Plc well in the Gulf of Mexico may threaten production, shipping and refining of oil and natural gas in Mississippi, Alabama, ...

British Conservative Raids Turfs of Opponents

New York Times - John F. Burns - ‎25 minutes ago‎
“The message is that if you want a new direction beginning on Friday, a new government that can deal decisively with these challenges, vote Conservative.

US Is Pushing to Deter a Mideast Nuclear Race

New York Times - William J. Broad, David E. Sanger - ‎2 hours ago‎
The opening Monday of a monthlong United Nations conference to strengthen the main treaty meant to halt the spread of nuclear arms is likely to be dominated by Iran's president denouncing the West and Secretary ...
U.S. Revises Mideast-Arms Tack Wall Street Journal

Israel to open peace talks with security, water demands

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid, Avi Issacharoff - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to open the indirect talks with the Palestinian Authority this week with a discussion of the security arrangements in the West Bank and of water resources.

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Ariz. immigration policy sets off polarizing debate

USA Today - Alan Gomez - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The Oregonian via AP By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY City workers in San Francisco and St. Paul can no longer take business trips to Arizona.

Boston area still on drinking water boil order

Reuters - Ros Krasny - ‎21 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (Reuters) - About two million Boston-area residents and hundreds of businesses will remain under a water-boil order heading into the workweek after a huge water pipe break on Saturday.

White House Correspondents' dinner: DC spiffs up its act

Washington Post - Robin Givhan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hollywood turns out for the 2010 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Below, a front-row seat for the red carpet arrivals... By Robin Givhan There is one essential thing to be learned from this year's White House Correspondents' Association ...
Obama Delivers Laughs at Dinner Wall Street Journal

IMF's Sweeping Demands Signal Shift

Wall Street Journal - Bob Davis - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—With its €30 billion euro ($40 billion) loan program for Greece, the International Monetary Fund is back in the nation-building business.

Buffett Says Economy Showing 'Significant' Signs Of Life

Wall Street Journal - Erik Holm - ‎1 hour ago‎
Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the economy is showing significant signs of life for the first time, and pointed to recent results at the businesses under the Berkshire umbrella as evidence ...

Euro Declines as EU May Struggle to Get Approval on Greece Aid

BusinessWeek - Ron Harui, Candice Zachariahs - ‎30 minutes ago‎
May 3 (Bloomberg) -- The euro fell from a one-week high against the dollar on concern the European Union will struggle to win agreement from its members on a 110 billion-euro ($146 billion) rescue package for Greece.

Apple's iPad 3G estimated to have sold 300K on launch weekend

Apple Insider - Neil Hughes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Checks with 50 Apple retail stores have led one prominent analyst to predict Apple sold about 300000 iPad 3G units, including preorders, over the device's first weekend of sales.

Skyfire mobile browser has Flash 'support', could be accepted to App Store

Afterdawn.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
As Apple and Adobe continue to fight over the positive or negative affects of Flash in the mobile universe, browser maker Skyfire has released Skyfire 2.0 for Android, which has pseudo-Flash support giving "access to Flash videos on a web page that ...

With BumpTop buy, Google on record acquisitions pace

NetworkWorld.com - Bob Brown - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google this weekend continued its torrid pace of acquisitions in 2010 with the buyout of Bump Technologies, a three-year-old maker of technology for giving desktops a 3D interface.

Conan Slams Leno as Much as He's Legally Able on 60 Minutes

New York Magazine - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Good news: The part of Conan O'Brien's exit deal with NBC that barred him from appearing on TV expired yesterday. Bad news: He's still bound by a non-disparagement clause that prohibits him from tweaking Jay Leno and NBC, meaning the 60 Minutes ...

'Nightmare' Beats 'Vengeance'

New York Times - Rachel Lee Harris - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fear trumped fur at the box office, with “Nightmare on Elm Street” ending the weekend in the No. 1 spot and “Furry Vengeance” landing in fifth, according to Team Screenline, a box office data service.

Best bets: 'Iron Man 2' crashes into theaters

msnbc.com - Gael Fashingbauer Cooper - ‎6 hours ago‎
"Iron Man" is back, and his ego is growing. But then Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his super suit must face off against Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), and all hell breaks loose.
Iron Man 2 Takes In $100 Million Overseas Seattle Post Intelligencer

Lakers defeat the Jazz in Game 1 of playoff series

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kobe Bryant scores 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter and Pau Gasol finishes with 25 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 104-99 victory over Utah.

Heading Home to Celebrate

New York Times - Jonathan Abrams - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AKRON, Ohio - Across NBA arenas, MVP chants are nearly as common as the game itself. The refrain arrives late in games, whenever the home team's best player earns a trip to the free-throw line, and increases in volume if that player ...

Rory McIlroy makes everyone look old

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Let's avoid the "changing of the guard" cliche because Masters champion Mickelson, who finished second Sunday, is playing well and could win The Players this coming week.

Parents want answers after child medicine recall

Houston Chronicle - Judith Graham, Duaa Eldeib - ‎42 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO - Anxious parents are preparing to call doctors Monday morning and scouring the Internet for information after an enormous recall of over-the-counter medications for infants and children that was announced ...

Crist embraces Obama's high-risk health insurance pool

MiamiHerald.com - Fred Tasker - ‎6 hours ago‎
Gov. Charlie Crist will leave it to the Obama administration to run the federally subsidized high-risk health insurance plan that is to cover people unable to buy such insurance in the private market due to preexisting conditions such as ...

Left on their own, cities test new marijuana rules

msnbc.com - Matt Volz - ‎9 hours ago‎
AP Writer HELENA, Mont. - Bozeman is considering a new law on licensing medical marijuana growers. Kalispell wants to ban them altogether.

The Big Alienation

Wall Street Journal - Peggy Noonan - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
We are at a remarkable moment. We have an open, 2000-mile border to our south, and the entity with the power to enforce the law and impose safety and order will not do it.

Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too)

Newsweek - Roger Ebert - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience.

Can Blockbuster be saved? - Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine - Farhad Manjoo - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
Will Blockbuster survive? In 2005, Greg Meyer wrote a letter to the management of Blockbuster. He wanted to warn the movie rental company of a looming revolution: DVD vending machines that ...

Can world's largest laser zap Earth's energy woes?

CNN - John D. Sutter - ‎Apr 28, 2010‎
Livermore, California (CNN) -- Scientists at a government lab here are trying to use the world's largest laser -- it's the size of three football fields -- to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom ...

Huge space balloon crashes in Australia

msnbc.com - Tariq Malik - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
A huge NASA balloon loaded with a telescope painstakingly built to scan the sky at wavelengths invisible to the human eye crashed in the Australian outback Thursday, destroying the astronomy experiment and just missing nearby onlookers.