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US pressures Pakistan on militants, backs Zardari

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
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 ...

Swine Flu Kills US Resident as Schools Resume, Pandemic Nears

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.

Source: No charges likely over interrogation memos

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
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 ...

Biden urges Israel to work for a Palestinian state

Los Angeles Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, Vice President Joe Biden also calls for a halt to the expansion of Jewish settlements.

UN Inquiry Finds Israel Purposely Fired on School in Gaza

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
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 ...

Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili claims to have crushed army mutiny

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.

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Republicans on the Hunt for Messengers as Party Moves to Reconnect ...

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
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 ...

Dave Bing headed to stunning victory

Detroit Free Press - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Businessman and former NBA star Dave Bing headed tonight to victory over Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. with 99% of precincts reporting.

Celebs fete 'Time' magazine's 100 most influential people

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.

Bernanke's Outlook a Bit Brighter

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
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 ...

Tests Said to Show Bank of America Has Biggest Capital Need

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.

EPA Proposes Changes To Biofuel Regulations

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 ...

Honeymoon Already Over For Amazon Kindle DX?

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.

Authorities seek to crack down on Craigslist

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.

Looky What Apple's Promoting: QuickPWN

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.

Slash helps 'Idol' contestants rock out

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.

Dancing with the Stars results shocker: Rapper Lil Kim eliminated

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.

Star Trek Screening: First Tickets Available Now

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).

Vikings should take a pass on Brett Favre

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.

Volquez, Phillips light it up for Reds

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.

Changes spark Tigers to 9-0 rout of Twins

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.
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First US face transplant recipient

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.

Navy cancels ship deployment due to swine flu

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.

Health insurers ask gov't to police their industry

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.

Schwarzenegger welcomes debate over legalizing pot

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 ...

Obama's Plan on Corporate Taxes Unnerves the Indian Outsourcing ...

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.

House Democrats Reach an Accord to Subsidize Vehicle Trade-Ins

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.