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Obama's Day: Budget, education, Russian relations

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.

Afghans protest over Farah deaths

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.

Wildfire Burns Homes in Coastal Calif. Enclave

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.

Talks between Russia, Georgia, separatists break off

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.

Despair among Sri Lanka's refugees

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.

Sichuan earthquake killed more than 5000 pupils, says China

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 ...

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NH gov. promises 'best decision' on gay marriage

The Associated Press - ‎45 minutes ago‎
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.

Melton mayoral timeline

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 ...

Obama's court pick

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.

Euro Weakens on Bets ECB May Lower Rates, Move to Buy Debt

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.

Unilever beats forecasts, share price jumps

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 ...

Nikkei hits 6-month closing high as banks soar

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.

Big News on E-Readers: A Larger Kindle Screen

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 ...
Kindle expands its sights MiamiHerald.com

Landlines a harder cell in US now more than ever

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.

Speed Test: Windows 7 May Not Be Much Faster Than Vista

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 ...

'American Idol': Allison Iraheta Is Sent Back to School

FOXNews - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Tom Conroy AP Allison Iraheta, the 17-year-old high school student from Los Angeles, was eliminated last night on “American Idol.

Keifer Sutherland's bar run-in

Boston Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Herald Wire Services Kiefer Sutherland may need a presidential pardon after a fashion designer accused the “24” star of head butting him in a bar.
The Ticker Chicago Tribune

A Heavenly Enterprise

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
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

Lakers even series with Rockets after chippy Game 2 victory

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.

Cabrera, Nationals Just Can't Get the Job Done

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.

NCAA schools finding academic costs are priceless

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.

Decision on Flu Vaccine Looms

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

Mexicans Return to Work as Confirmed Flu Cases Rise

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.

Surgeons Describe 1st US Face Transplant

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.

Hotel leap father ruling quashed

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.

Student slain on Wesleyan campus; armed and dangerous suspect on loose

New York Daily News - ‎47 minutes ago‎
BY Leo Standora Surveillance video at Wesleyan University bookstore captures gunman who killed student Johanna Justin-Jinich (below).

Silly John Kerry worried about online journalism, 70000000 bloggers

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 ...