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Times Square Bomb Suspect Was Upset Over Drone Attacks, Source Says

FOXNews - Catherine Herridge, Mike Levine - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A man who was identified by neighbors in Connecticut as Faisal Shahzad, is shown. (AP/Orkut.com) The Pakistani-American man suspected in Saturday's attempted car bombing in New York's Times Square has told authorities he was upset over US drone attacks ...

Giant dome, fires aimed at huge U.S. oil spill

Reuters - Matthew Bigg, Tom Bergin - ‎47 minutes ago‎
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Workers toiled above and below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday to plug a gushing oil leak and protect the US shoreline in one of the biggest spill containment efforts ever mounted.

On eve of British election, shake-up in Parliament is forecast

Washington Post - Anthony Faiola, Dan Balz - ‎2 hours ago‎
In the May 6 general election, the two traditional-party candidates -- incumbent Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative Party front-runner David Cameron -- are facing a challenge from Nicholas Clegg of the Liberal Democrats.

Greek Unrest Raises Fears About Impact on Bailout Plan

New York Times - Dan Bilefsky - ‎1 hour ago‎
Riot police officers in front on burned out Marfin Egnatia Bank, where three people were killed in a firebomb attack on the bank on Wednesday.

Nigerian President Yar'Adua is dead, says state TV

BBC News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Fifty-eight-year-old Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua died at his presidential villa on Wednesday, state TV has announced. A presidential aide and the information minister confirmed his death to the BBC.

Ash Closes Scottish and Irish Airports

New York Times - Nicola Clark, James Kanter - ‎1 hour ago‎
DUBLIN - A fresh plume of ash from a volcano in Iceland closed airports in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland for a second straight day Wednesday, but restrictions were expected to gradually lift Thursday as the densest part of the ...

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Residents defend Arizona after immigration law

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Conservative Chandler, Ariz., is home to both critics and supporters of the harsh new law. But they agree on one thing: The rest of the country needs to stop hating on their state.

8 U-Va. lacrosse players have been charged with alcohol-related offenses

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
University of Virginia lacrosse standout and Chevy Chase resident George Huguely, 22, has been charged in the killing of fellow student Yeardley Love, 22.

In Blow to Democrats, Influential Congressman Will Retire After Four Decades

New York Times - Carl Hulse, Jeff Zeleny - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, the third-most senior member of the House and chairman of the Appropriations Committee, announced Wednesday that he was retiring after four decades in Congress, ...

Euro near 1-year lows as debt woes mount

Reuters - Anirban Nag, Wayne Cole - ‎32 minutes ago‎

A Fannie Mae Political Reckoning

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
One sign that the White House financial reform is less potent than its advertising claims is that it doesn't even attempt to reform the two companies at the heart of the housing mania and panic, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

SEC Didn't Act After Spotting Wall Street Risks, Documents Show

Bloomberg - Jesse Westbrook - ‎27 minutes ago‎
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission, criticized by lawmakers for failing to stop practices that fueled the financial crisis, raised concerns as early as 2006 about the risks of Wall Street's appetite for ...

FCC plans to slap Net neutrality regs on broadband

CNET - Steven Musil - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Julius Genachowski, the Democratic chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will announce details of the plan on Thursday, a senior agency official said.

Faster Forward: Google tweaks search pages and logo

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google's search results should look a little different today. The Mountain View, Calif., company is rolling out a redesign of its search pages that includes a freshly scrubbed version of its logo.
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Glitch Heightens Facebook Privacy Concerns

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎1 hour ago‎
For many users of Facebook, the world's largest social network, it was just the latest in a string of frustrations. On Wednesday, users discovered a Facebook glitch that gave them access to supposedly private information in the ...

'American Idol' Experts Predict Casey James' Ride Is Over

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎5 hours ago‎
A tepid 'Blue Skies' and harsh words from the judges may have done him in. By Gil Kaufman Casey James has had a nice run on "American Idol.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic recipes

Journal-Advocate - Emma Pena-McCleave - ‎20 minutes ago‎
STERLING - Celebrated mostly in Puebla, Mexico, and in US cities with large Mexican populations, Cinco de Mayo is today. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla, ...

Movie review: 'Iron Man 2'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The sequel starring Robert Downey Jr. along with Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson is acceptable, nothing more. By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic Contrasting TV news personalities Bill O'Reilly and Christiane Amanpour don't see eye to ...
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Heyward leaves Wednesday's game early

MLB.com - Mark Bowman - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Braves right fielder Jason Heyward exited Wednesday night's game against the Nationals for an unidentified reason.

'Los Suns' Join Protest of Arizona's New Law

New York Times - Howard Beck - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The Phoenix Suns delivered a powerful statement Wednesday night with a relatively subtle gesture: a three-letter addition to their uniforms.

Another Day, Another Victory, Another Injury

New York Times - Joe Lapointe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aside from the struggles of Javier Vazquez, little has troubled the Yankees' starting pitchers this season. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte left the game in the fifth inning.

Bacteria identified in Tylenol recall

CNNMoney - Parija Kavilanz - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Wednesday that the bacteria found at the Johnson & Johnson plant that produced the recalled children's medicines was ...

Caring for someone with dementia could cause dementia

Salt Lake Tribune - Heather May - ‎1 hour ago‎
Spouses who care for partners with dementia are six times more likely to develop the disorder too, compared to healthy elderly couples, according to a Utah study.

InterMune Faces Tough Decisions, Long Wait, For Lung Drug

Wall Street Journal - Thomas Gryta - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The Food and Drug Administration's rejection of InterMune Inc.'s (ITMN) lung treatment pirfenidone until further testing creates a lot of uncertainty for the company and investors--and for ...

Jay Leno BOMBS At White House Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 2, 2010‎
If you like your jokes covered in bland gravy with a side of telegraphed punchlines, then Jay Leno's White House Correspondents Dinner was a feast for the funny bone.

A Break With Tradition -- 'I Chose Not to Have My Dad Give Me Away'

Lemondrop (blog) - Virginia Sole-Smith - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
The first thing you need to know is that Dan asked me to marry him while we were brushing our teeth. We had been together for almost 10 years at that point, living together for five, and we had plenty of people despairing as to whether we would ever ...

Mammoths had 'anti-freeze blood'

BBC News - Paul Rincon - ‎May 2, 2010‎
Mammoths had a form of "anti-freeze" blood to keep their bodies supplied with oxygen at freezing temperatures. Nature Genetics reports that scientists "resurrected" a woolly mammoth blood protein to come to their finding.

Army's Generous Pay, Benefits: Are Skyrocketing Costs Sustainable?

Politics Daily (blog) - David Wood - ‎May 2, 2010‎
The military draft once chose young Americans for war. Now the Army attracts them with generous pay and benefits. But the heavy cost may be unsustainable.

Funeral home accused of stacking bodies in a garage

CNN - Patty Lane - ‎18 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- A Maryland funeral home has lost its license after investigators found about 40 bodies stacked on top of each other, leaking fluid, in a garage, a state official said.