The Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama this morning will talk about how much of the taxpayers' money he plans not to spend in the first budget of his young administration.
Obama plans cuts totaling $17 billion Philadelphia Inquirer
Obama's budget would cut or end 121 government programs MiamiHerald.com
Aljazeera.net - 32 minutes ago
Afghans have staged an angry protest following the suspected deaths of up to 100 civilians in a US-led air raid in western Farah province.
Civilian Deaths Imperil Support for Afghan War New York Times
US, Afghanistan and Pakistan vow joint effort against militants Los Angeles Times
ABC News - 59 minutes ago
By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON AP Writer AP Fierce winds blew a wildfire into Southern California homes Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to flee as columns of smoke rose from a scenic coastal enclave.
Fire Destroys 20 Houses in California New York Times
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Reuters - 23 minutes ago
MOSCOW/TBILISI, May 7 (Reuters) - A planned second meeting between Georgia, its rebel region of South Ossetia and Russia under EU auspices was broken off on Thursday, with accusations traded over who was to blame.
Russian foreign minister meeting with Obama The Associated Press
BBC News - 1 hour ago
By Andrew Hosken The true figure of the total number of war refugees is unknown but the UN now calculates that 192000 people have fled the conflict zone in north Sri Lanka in recent weeks.
guardian.co.uk - 54 minutes ago
AP China said today that 5335 schoolchildren and students had died or remained missing after last year's Sichuan earthquake, the first official tally in what became a politically charged issue because of allegations of corruption and shoddy school ...
China: 2008 quake killed 5335 students CNN International
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CONCORD, NH (AP) - The legalization of gay marriage in New Hampshire hinges on the next move of Gov. John Lynch, who remains uncommitted but has said he believes the word "marriage" should be reserved for the union of a man and a woman.
California voters likely to revisit gay marriage Los Angeles Times
Group Renews Fight for Same-Sex Marriage in California New York Times
Jackson Clarion Ledger - 8 minutes ago
• July 4 - Melton is inaugurated along with the seven City Council members, two of whom are new. Shortly afterward, he begins sweeps of inner-city neighborhoods with his bodyguards, often in the Police Department's mobile command unit and accompanied ...
Indicted mayor loses race, rushed to hospital San Francisco Chronicle
Indicted Miss. mayor dies days after primary loss The Associated Press
OregonLive.com - 1 hour ago
by Susan Nielsen, The Oregonian The five men who make up the conservative majority of the Supreme Court lose their heads over social issues.
Grassley says Obama's high court pick could face rough road DesMoinesRegister.com
A new justice who cares about the Constitution? Probably not ... The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Bloomberg - 35 minutes ago
By Anchalee Worrachate and Theresa Barraclough May 7 (Bloomberg) -- The euro fell against the dollar on speculation the European Central Bank will announce non-standard measures to stimulate the economy following an interest-rate decision today.
ECB Expected to Cut Rates, BOE to Stand Pat Wall Street Journal
Reuters - 24 minutes ago
By David Jones LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) - Consumer goods giant Unilever beat forecasts with a 4.8 percent rise in first-quarter underlying sales on Thursday and its new chief executive said it plans to boost sales volumes with a drive on marketing and ...
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Elaine Lies TOKYO, May 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 4.6 percent to a 6-month closing high on Thursday on the back of soaring bank shares as investor worries about the US financial system eased.
Washington Post - 4 hours ago
By Mike Musgrove Gadget-makers usually like to boast that the latest version of their device is smaller than its predecessor. Yesterday, Amazon made waves by doing the opposite, showing off a larger version of its Kindle e-reader in the hopes of luring ...
Amazon's Kindle has a big job: saving the newspaper industry Los Angeles Times
Kindle expands its sights MiamiHerald.com
New York Daily News - 49 minutes ago
For the first time, households opting for just cell phones outnumber those that only have traditional landlines, according to a National Health Interview Survey issued Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More cell phone users dropping landlines The Associated Press
PC World - 8 hours ago
Though Windows 7 edged out Vista in our lab tests, you may not notice much of a difference. Improving performance is one of Microsoft's design goals with Windows 7, and many early reviewers (including ours) have said that the new OS seems peppier than ...
Windows 7 Eases PC-To-PC File Transfers InformationWeek
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JJ Abrams attempts to reboot the "Star Trek" franchise with this story about the early of Capt. James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine).
Movie Review: Star Trek Entertainment Weekly
USA Today - 3 hours ago
By Danny Moloshok, Reuters By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES - There were many things the Los Angeles Lakers thought they could do in response to their surprising Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Ron Artest kicks it up a notch Los Angeles Times
Kobe, Lakers show tough side in Game 2 win Houston Chronicle
Washington Post - 3 hours ago
By Chico Harlan LOS ANGELES, May 6 -- Maybe it's coincidence, or simply the sad luck of a small sample size. Every time Daniel Cabrera starts a baseball game, grace happens to take an off day.
13-0: Dodgers set major league home record start The Associated Press
MLB roundup: Dodgers extend home winning streak St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - NCAA president Myles Brand understands it's expensive running a Division I athletic program, and it can be just as expensive to give student-athletes academic help.
Temple football granted reprieve for demonstrating academic progress Philadelphia Daily News
UM continues to shine in latest progress report Detroit Free Press
Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago
By CAM SIMPSON WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is weeks away from a critical decision on whether to trigger mass production of swine-flu vaccine, which could affect the bottom lines of big vaccine makers as well as public health.
Swine flu hits youth the hardest San Francisco Chronicle
Seven H1N1 flu cases confirmed in North Carolina Macon County News
New York Times - 1 hour ago
Gregory Bull/AP By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Although very few Americans have developed serious swine flu complications, those who have are surprisingly young, United States health officials said Wednesday.
Mexico's return to normalcy anything but Los Angeles Times
WebMD - 10 hours ago
By Daniel J. DeNoon May 6, 2009 -- The nation's first full face transplant gave Connie Culp what dozens of painful plastic surgeries could not -- the ability to re-enter life.
BBC News - 35 minutes ago
The High Court has quashed an inquest verdict of unlawful killing in the case of a father who pushed his son to his death from a hotel balcony in Crete.
New York Daily News - 47 minutes ago
Los Angeles Times - 57 minutes ago
With several print newspapers already dead in recent months, others failing or under financial threat and a crass crowd of brash, disrespectful online journalists attracting millions of readers, the jut-jawed senator from Massachusetts John Kerry is ...
Newspaper advocates address Senate on struggles industry faces Dallas Morning News
UPDATE=Sen Kerry:Relaxing Ownership Rules Won't Save Newspapers Wall Street Journal