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Nasdaq Says Investigating Erroneous Trades After Market Plunge

BusinessWeek - Michael Tsang, Elizabeth Stanton - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said it's investigating potentially erroneous trades involving multiple securities between 2:40 pm and 3 pm New York time, when the US stock market tumbled.

US stresses importance of Pakistan's aid in probe

Reuters - Adam Entous, Phil Stewart - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday urged top Pakistani officials on Thursday to push ahead in their investigation of a Pakistan-born American accused of trying to set off a car bomb in New York's Times Square, ...

Chemical dispersants an unknown quantity in addressing oil spill

Washington Post - Juliet Eilperin - ‎1 hour ago‎
The decision on whether to use chemical dispersants deep below the sea's surface to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill boils down to two central questions: Is it worth taking this unprecedented step to protect the region's ...
Lessons of the Spill BusinessWeek

Election exit poll: Tories to be 21 short of majority

BBC News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
David Cameron will fall 21 seats short of a Commons majority, according to a joint BBC/Sky/ITV exit poll. The Conservatives would have 305 MPs, up 95 on 2005, Labour would have 255, down 94, and the Lib Dems 61, down 1. Nationalists and others would ...

Nigeria: Amnesty - Yar'Adua's Major Legacy

AllAfrica.com - Adekunle Adekoya, Funmi Komolafe - ‎19 minutes ago‎
RHETORIC aside, one notable achievement for which Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua will be remembered is the defusing of tension in the Niger Delta region through the Amnesty programme.

Kasab sentenced to death

The Hindu - Rahi Gaikwad - ‎33 minutes ago‎
DAY OF RECKONING: File photo of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

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This year's National Day of Prayer could be the last

Kansas City Star - Clement Tan - ‎47 minutes ago‎
A fixture since President Harry S. Truman signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer 58 years ago, 2010 could be the last time the event is observed if the White House fails in an appeal against a court ruling that it violates ...

Sarah Palin endorses Fiorina in Calif. Senate race

USA Today - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Fiorina, a former HP executive who campaigned for Arizona Sen. John McCain and Palin during their 2008 White House bid, is among the Republicans vying for the chance to take on Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.

Bruno sentenced to two years in prison

Buffalo News - Tom Precious - ‎31 minutes ago‎
ALBANY - Joseph Bruno, the State Legislature's Republican leader for more than a decade, was sentenced this afternoon to two years in federal prison for using his powerful post to enrich himself.
Bruno gets two years Albany Times Union

TOPWRAP 8-Greece backs austerity plan but euro, US stocks fall

Reuters - George Georgiopoulos, Angela Moon - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATHENS/NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - The Greek parliament backed an austerity plan on Thursday despite violent unrest, as European Central Bank inaction on the nation's debt crisis helped to trigger major falls in ...

Activision Profit Doubles on 'Call of Duty' Sales

BusinessWeek - Adam Satariano - ‎30 minutes ago‎
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Activision Blizzard Inc., the world's largest video-game publisher, said first-quarter profit doubled on sales of “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft.

Trading Error at Major Firm Blamed For Selloff

CNBC - ‎2 hours ago‎
A human trading error at a major firm was the root cause of Thursday's sudden, 9 percent selloff in US stocks, sources told CNBC.

Facebook Policies Draw Criticism by Consumer Groups

BusinessWeek - Douglas MacMillan - ‎3 hours ago‎
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc., the largest social- networking site, is facing renewed criticism from consumer groups that it's not doing enough to protect information after a security flaw exposed private messages between ...

FCC says it has compromise on key broadband rules

BusinessWeek - Joelle Tessler - ‎9 minutes ago‎
The head of the Federal Communications Commission thinks he has come up with a way to salvage his ambitious national broadband plans without running into legal obstacles that have threatened to derail him.

Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans

New York Times - Nicholas Wade - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Neanderthals mated with some modern humans after all and left their imprint in the human genome, a team of biologists has reported in the first detailed analysis of the Neanderthal genetic sequence.

Lawrence Taylor rape arrest: Ex-Giant arraigned on charges of rape ...

New York Daily News - Rocco Parascandola, Oren Yaniv - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Giants great Lawrence Taylor, who led the team to two Super Bowl wins, is photographed in a booking photo after being arrested and charged with raping a teenage runaway.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

New York Times - Ao Scott - ‎3 hours ago‎
“Iron Man 2,” the first superhero sequel of the summer, fulfills the basic requirements of the genre, which can be summed up as more of the same, with emphasis on more.

'Idol' castoff Aaron Kelly: 'These are all talented '

USA Today - Kristin McGrath - ‎1 hour ago‎
Likable Aaron Kelly, American Idol's youngest finalist of Season 9, found a voice amid his adult competitors. But his performance Tuesday night of Frank Sinatra's Fly Me to the Moon got mixed reviews, with judge Ellen ...

JaMarcus Russell: NFL's biggest No. 1 bust?

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Isn't it odd that most of the wretched wastes of the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft have come in the last 15 years? With all the scouting and video analysis, shouldn't the pro teams be getting better at this?

Report: Barron-for-Carpenter deal will happen

msnbc.com - ‎44 minutes ago‎
A league source tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the much-rumored Alex Barron for Bobby Carpenter trade will happen as soon as Friday.

Tiger 2-under after 13 at Players Championship

Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune - Jeff Shain - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole Thursday at The Players Championship. (Scott Halleran/Getty) By Jeff Shain PONTE VEDRA BEACH -- Tiger Woods played a bogey-free first 13 holes of his opening round Thursday at The Players Championship ...

Americans "bombarded" with cancer sources: report

Reuters - Eric Walsh - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are being "bombarded" with cancer-causing chemicals and radiation and the federal government must do far more to protect them, presidential cancer advisers said on Thursday.

US lawmakers seek data from FDA on J&J recall

Reuters - Lewis Krauskopf, Steve Orlofsky - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - US lawmakers on Thursday requested information from regulators about Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.

Bayer wins US approval for new birth control pill

Reuters - Bernard Orr - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it approved Bayer AG's new birth control pill Natazia.

Gardens That Grow on Walls

New York Times - Kristina Shevory - ‎22 hours ago‎
GIVEN the chance to accompany a team of botanists on a plant-collecting expedition to South America, most gardeners would probably be satisfied with the experience.

Greek Wealth Is Everywhere but Tax Forms

CNBC - Suzanne Daley - ‎May 2, 2010‎
In the wealthy, northern suburbs of this city, where summer temperatures often hit the high 90s, just 324 residents checked the box on their tax returns admitting that they owned pools.

Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The garment no longer symbolizes women's relegation to the kitchen but their delight in being there. By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times Is there another kitchen object that carries as much baggage as the apron?

Shanghai Is Trying to Untangle the Mangled English of Chinglish

New York Times - Andrew Jacobs - ‎May 2, 2010‎
Shanghai has been trying to harness English translations that sometimes wander, like “cash recyling machine.” More Photos » By ANDREW JACOBS SHANGHAI - For English speakers with subpar Chinese skills, daily life in China offers a confounding array of ...

boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day

Seattle Times - Katherine Long - ‎Apr 29, 2010‎
Erik Martin, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted him that wish with an elaborate event that involved hundreds of volunteers in Bellevue and ...