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By Arshad Mohammed and Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday pressed Pakistan to confront Taliban militants whose influence is spreading in the nuclear-armed country but said it solidly supports Pakistani President Asif Ali ...
Pakistani President Tries to Assure US on Taliban New York Times
US to build Pakistan-Afghan trust BBC News
Bloomberg - 21 minutes ago
By Tom Randall May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Swine flu killed its first US resident, a 33-year-old school teacher from Texas, and new infections in Europe brought the World Health Organization to the verge of declaring a pandemic.
Texas confirms first death of US resident with flu The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Bush administration lawyers who approved harsh interrogation techniques of terror suspects should not face criminal charges, Justice Department investigators say in a draft report that recommends two of the three attorneys face ...
Early report doesn't recommend charges for torture memos CNN International
Charges Seen as Unlikely for Lawyers Over Interrogations New York Times
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By Colum Lynch UNITED NATIONS, May 5 -- A United Nations inquiry into the Gaza conflict earlier this year concluded that Israel intentionally struck a UN-run elementary school, killing three young men seeking shelter from the fighting, according to a ...
United Nations Rebukes Israel for Gaza Attacks New York Times
Times Online - 4 hours ago
Georgia claimed yesterday to have put down an army mutiny and foiled a plot to disrupt month-long Nato military exercises due to begin in the country today.
Georgia says it halts army mutiny to disrupt NATO The Associated Press
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The GOP, which launched a new campaign over the weekend to market Republican ideas to voters, is placing a high priority on recruitment -- part of its attempt to stop the bleeding of Republican seats in Washington and local governments across the ...
The Keystone State's Most Junior-Senior Senator New York Times
Specter Switch Makes New Enemies ABC News
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USA Today - 56 minutes ago
By Kim Thai, USA TODAY NEW YORK - What do Michelle Obama, the rapper MIA, Zac Efron and Tom Hanks have in common? They all made Time magazine's annual list of the year's most influential people.
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By Neil Irwin The US economy seems to be contracting at a slower rate than it was a few months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told lawmakers yesterday, delivering a message of optimism that was tempered by his forecast that the economy ...
Bernanke sees gradual economic recovery Bizjournals.com
Bloomberg - 38 minutes ago
By Rebecca Christie May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Regulators have determined that Bank of America Corp. has the largest need for new capital among the 19 biggest US banks subjected to stress tests, according to people familiar with the matter.
US May Set a Debt Test for Banks New York Times
Bank Tests Yield Early Progress Washington Post
Washington Post - 48 minutes ago
By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin The Obama administration waded deeper into climate regulation yesterday, proposing new standards for alternative motor fuels and setting off a debate among ethanol producers and environmentalists about scientific ...
Rules to Limit Emissions in the Making of Ethanol New York Times
New standards could cut tax breaks for corn-based ethanol Los Angeles Times
ChannelWeb - 2 hours ago
If rumor becomes truth within the next day or so, Amazon's supposed unveiling of a new Kindle e-reading device at a Wednesday morning press conference will officially be one of the worst-kept secrets in the tech world.
msnbc.com - 4 hours ago
By Alex Johnson Craigslist.com, the wildly popular online community and classified bazaar, is coming under intense pressure from law enforcement authorities to eliminate what they say are ads for illegal sexual activities.
Washington Post - 30 minutes ago
If you own an iPhone or iPod touch you've probably at least heard of QuickPWN, the jailbreaking tool. You'd think Apple doesn't want you know know about it, because it allows you to open up your iPhone to use apps outside of the App Store ecosystem.
Apple to replace water-damaged iPhones for $199 Apple Insider
msnbc.com - 32 minutes ago
By Craig Berman A week after Adam Lambert was the second lowest vote-getter on “American Idol,” the show gave him the biggest present ever: legendary rock guitarist Slash.
'American Idol': What should the Top 4 sing for 'Rock Night'? Entertainment Weekly
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - 35 minutes ago
by The Star-Ledger Continuous Entertainment Desk AP Photo/ABC, Kelsey McNealLil Kim performs on Dancing With the Stars with her partner Derek Hough April 13, in this image released by ABC.
Another star dismissed from `Dancing' The Associated Press
'Dancing with the Stars' has stunner of a results show Chicago Sun-Times
Washington Post - 30 minutes ago
Update to our Star Trek screening on opening night this week: Tickets are now available at Eventbrite. This is a Thursday, May 7 screening at 7 pm in Redwood City at the Century 20 theater (it's new, and awesome).
'Star Trek': Cracking the film's Internet puzzle promotion Entertainment Weekly
Summer Movie Posse on 'Star Trek' Los Angeles Times
SportingNews.com - 48 minutes ago
Another Favre Watch has commenced. ESPN reported Tuesday that the retired quarterback plans to meet with Vikings coach Brad Childress at an undisclosed location this week to discuss another possible return to the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings should think twice about Brett Favre The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Report: Retired Favre to meet with Vikings later this week Seattle Post Intelligencer
MLB.com - 29 minutes ago
By Charles Nobles / Special to MLB.com MIAMI -- Fueled by Edinson Volquez's pitching, Brandon Phillips' hitting and catcher Ramon Hernandez's defense, the Reds had an easy time Tuesday night against the Florida Marlins.
Florida Marlins fall to Reds MiamiHerald.com
Phillips, Volquez lead Reds past Marlins 7-0 The Associated Press
The Detroit News - 50 minutes ago
Detroit -- Sometimes a good kick in the pants is exactly what a team needs to get going. The Tigers received theirs from manager Jim Leyland on Tuesday, and responded with an offensive explosion against the Minnesota Twins.
Cabrera, Thomas power Tigers MLB.com
Tigers blank Twins Detroit Free Press
Chicago Tribune - 2 hours ago
Connie Culp, who underwent the first face transplant surgery in the US, speaks to the media at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Associated Press - 8 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The US Navy says it has canceled the deployment of a ship and ordered its entire crew to be treated with anti-viral drugs after a crew member's illness was confirmed as swine flu.
Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times NavyTimes.com
The Associated Press - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Health insurance companies, facing the threat of a government health plan, offered on Tuesday to reduce rates for millions of women and accept close federal regulation of their industry.
US Senate Panel Roundtable Debates Govt Health-Care Option Wall Street Journal
Health Coverage To All Children 23 And Under Hudson Valley Press
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday he welcomes a public debate on proposals to legalize and tax marijuana, which some suggest could provide a lucrative new revenue source for the ...
Seeking a Hollywood Ending in Sacramento New York Times
Dude… Schwarzenegger says it's time to debate marijuana Christian Science Monitor
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By HEATHER TIMMONS NEW DELHI - President Obama's proposal to change the American corporate tax system is winning few fans in India, where some say it is aimed at curbing the country's outsourcing industry.
FOCUS: Ireland Faces Blow Over US Multinational Tax Plans Wall Street Journal
New York Times - 13 minutes ago
By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON - House Democrats working on energy and global warming legislation remained deadlocked Tuesday on several contentious issues even after a gentle nudge from President Obama at a White House meeting.
'Cash for clunkers' plan added to energy bill Los Angeles Times