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CDC says few people in US over 50 hit by new flu

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new H1N1 flu virus appears to be fairly widespread in the United States and seems to be hitting mostly younger people, with very few cases reported in people over 50, US health officials said on Sunday.

For Edwards, investigation is latest stage of saga

The Associated Press - ‎53 minutes ago‎
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - His once-prominent political career is buried and the turmoil of his marriage is playing out in public. Now, John Edwards is facing a federal inquiry.

Ex-Colleague Remembers Jack Kemp

NPR - ‎30 minutes ago‎
All Things Considered, May 3, 2009 · Former Rep. Vin Weber talks to host Jacki Lyden about the death of Jack Kemp, his former colleague in the House of Representatives.

Des Browne makes first visit to Sri Lanka since dispute with leaders

Times Online - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Des Browne, the former Defence Secretary, arrives in Sri Lanka today on his first visit since its government rejected his appointment as special representative to the Indian Ocean island in February.

Pakistan moves closer to conflict with militants in Swat valley

MiamiHerald.com - ‎9 minutes ago‎
By SAEED SHAH ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan on Sunday edged closer to a major conflict with Taliban militants as a controversial peace deal with Islamic extremists in the Swat valley near the Afghan border began to unravel, according to military ...

Pakistan nuclear projects raise US fears

guardian.co.uk - ‎6 hours ago‎
Pakistan is continuing to expand its nuclear bomb-making facilities despite growing international concern that advancing Islamist extremists could overrun one or more of its atomic weapons plants or seize sufficient radioactive material to make a dirty ...

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US senators weigh in on Supreme Court selection

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter should be pragmatic, follow the law and not be an ideologue, Democratic and Republican senators said on Sunday.

Specter: Switch should be 'wake-up call' to GOP

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veteran Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday that he hopes his recent switch to the Democratic Party will serve as a "wake-up call" to an increasingly conservative GOP.

GOP Leaders Try to Polish Party's Image

Washington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
By Perry Bacon Jr. A group of prominent GOP leaders yesterday launched an effort to improve their party's sagging image, hosting an event at which they did not directly attack President Obama, rarely used the word "Republican" and engaged in a healthy ...

Fiat May Spin Off Auto Division If It Acquires GM Europe Assets

Bloomberg - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By David Risser May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Fiat SpA, the Italian carmaker taking a stake in Chrysler LLC, may spin off its automobile operations if it's able to purchase General Motors Corp.

Buffett, Munger defend derivatives trades

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch OMAHA, Nebraska (MarketWatch) -- Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger on Sunday defended the company's foray into derivatives.

Chrysler's Fall May Help Administration Reshape GM

New York Times - ‎May 2, 2009‎
Auto task force members, from left: Treasury's Ron Bloom and Gene Sperling, Labor's Edward Montgomery, and Steve Rattner. By DAVID E. SANGER and BILL VLASIC WASHINGTON - Fresh from pushing Chrysler into bankruptcy, President Obama and his economic team ...
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Prof. of Industrial Relations, Clark University

A President Goes Friending

Washington Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
By Jim Hoagland President Obama will not twit, I have been authoritatively informed. Or should that be tweet? Unsure about the correct verb form for sending Twitter messages, I turned for guidance to my authoritative informer, Macon Phillips, ...

Android Trademark Lawsuit: Google, OHA Sued

Android Phone Fans - Phandroid.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Rob Jackson on May 3rd, 2009 When I first saw the news that Google was being sued for use of the Android name I dismissed it thinking another guy was trying to get rich for free.

Apple rejects Nine Inch Nails iPhone app update

CNET News - ‎16 hours ago‎
by Chris Matyszczyk For a man who has been responsible for some of the more industrial lyrics in the music history, Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor has taken rejection by Apple with a relatively sanguine spirit.

'Wolverine' tops overseas boxoffice

Hollywood Reporter - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Frank Segers The first of 2009's summer blockbusters, 20th Century Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," blanketed the international circuit over the weekend, clawing its way to No.

David Cook Wore Brave Face to Race, Organizer Says

People Magazine - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By Charlotte Triggs and Rennie Dyball Sunday morning, American Idol winner David Cook was still reeling from the death of his older brother Adam, but he didn't let his personal tragedy stop him from serving as grand marshal of Washington, ...

Best and worst of 'Star Trek'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎15 hours ago‎
Best "Trek" movie villain? How about the best movie villain ever? Khan was strong, sexy and sympathetic, but when it came time to shove a giant mutant space maggot into Chekov's ear, he was ready to throw down.
Eternal ‘Trek' Boston Herald

Crawford's six steals bolster Shields' strong effort

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com ST. PETERSBURG -- Right from the jump, it looked as though it was going to be a long afternoon for starter James Shields on Sunday.

In a Series of Blowouts, the Last Belongs to the Hawks

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By HOWARD BECK ATLANTA - For the seventh time in two weeks, the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks staged a game without tension or drama, momentum swings or late rallies, or anything else that makes the NBA postseason sizzle.

Beatdown of Patton lifts Pacquiao into pantheon of all-time greats

SI.com - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The Hitman had already become the hit man early in Saturday's junior welterweight title defense against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, twice getting knocked down in the first three minutes.

Swine flu closes classes at Berkeley elementary school

San Jose Mercury News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By Kristin Bender Classes at a Berkeley public school have been cancelled for at least a week because a Berkeley parent and the parent's children are suspected of having swine flu, now referred to as H1N1 influenza.

China Quarantines Mexicans

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ANDREW BROWNE BEIJING -- The A/H1N1 flu outbreak is leading to a potential diplomatic row between China and Mexico, as Chinese health authorities round up and quarantine scores of Mexicans -- only one of whom is thus far reported to be sick -- as ...

Egypt garbagemen clash with police over pig cull

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
CAIRO, May 3 (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired tear gas on Sunday at garbage collectors who pelted them with rocks and bottles over fears they had come to seize their pigs as a precaution against a new flu virus.
Police clash with farmers over pig culling United Press International

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.

Interrogation Debate Sharply Divided Bush White House

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON - The proclamation that President George W. Bush issued on June 26, 2003, to mark the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture seemed innocuous, one of dozens of high-minded ...

Asia's $120 Billion Reserve Fund to Boost Investor Confidence

Bloomberg - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Shamim Adam and Jason Clenfield May 4 (Bloomberg) -- Asian nations will set up a $120 billion foreign-currency reserve pool by year-end to help revive investor confidence as economies around the region falter amid the worst global recession since ...
Asian countries to work on currency swap United Press International