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Wall Street Journal - 54 minutes ago
By PETER EAVIS To give a sustained boost to investor confidence, the tests needed demonstrable rigor. They achieved that up to a point.
Stress Tests Forever Washington Post
New York Times - 59 minutes ago
By ALAN FEUER In the slowly warming period that falls between Spring Fling on Wednesday and the beginning of final exams on Monday, Foss Hill at Wesleyan University is typically thronged with students, reading, tossing Frisbees or simply lying about to ...
Reuters - 42 minutes ago
WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's $3.55 trillion budget proposal, released on Thursday, eliminates spending for programs that teach US schoolchildren sexual abstinence and shifts funds to programs aimed at reducing teenage ...
Obama touts $17 billion 'lot of money' budget cuts San Jose Mercury News
Obama budget rescinds energy industry tax breaks The Associated Press
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Los Angeles Times - 42 minutes ago
The town on the Islamabad-Peshawar highway is at a crossroads of a different kind: Many residents worry Mardan will be next to fall to the militants, even as others deny it could happen there.
Pakistan Orders Military to Eliminate Militants, Terrorists Voice of America
Pakistan Announces Army Offensive Against Taliban Washington Post
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
Sen. John F. Kerry is flanked by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. Kerry described a working lunch with the two leaders and 24 other senators as "unprecedented" and the questions as "very pointed and very ...
New York Times - 2 hours ago
In the Old City of Jerusalem, a Palestinian decorated a street with the Vatican's flag. By RACHEL DONADIO VATICAN CITY - When Pope John Paul II traveled to the Holy Land in 2000, the visit was history, the first by a pope to recognize the state of ...
Jordan first stop on papal Holy Land visit Los Angeles Times
Mideast Tour to Test Pope's Diplomacy Wall Street Journal
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Paradise is not lost, but it's in flames - again. The seasonal wildfires that menace this idyllic coastal city roared to life earlier than usual but with all-too-familiar ferocity, burning mansions to their foundations and ...
Santa Barbara fire: Couple searches for missing family member Los Angeles Times
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By Neil Irwin The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York resigned yesterday after questions were raised about his role as a director of Goldman Sachs and his purchases of stock in the company, which is regulated by the New York Fed.
Friedman's Resignation Shows Difficulty of Overlapping Roles Wall Street Journal
NY Fed chair quits over Goldman role CNNMoney.com
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Brady Dennis American International Group yesterday announced a first-quarter loss of $4.35 billion, down from a $7.81 billion loss a year earlier -- a rare moment of good news for a company that has been beleaguered by poor performance and public ...
AIG 1Q Loss Shrinks; Posts $2.5B Charge On Investments Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times - 39 minutes ago
First-quarter revenue falls 13% as the ad slump takes a toll on the company, whose properties include the CBS network, radio stations and billboards.
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Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
By Alex Pham The Santa Monica company said Thursday that it would release three new games for its popular Guitar Hero franchise this fall: Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero and Band Hero.
CNET News - 2 hours ago
by William Harwood The Obama administration's fiscal 2010 NASA budget request includes $630 million in additional near-term funding for development of follow-on rockets and spacecraft needed for the agency's post-shuttle moon program, officials said ...
Obama orders review of NASA return to the moon Computerworld
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Craig Blankenhorn, Fox By Bill Keveney, USA TODAY After casting the actor to play his iconic Spock in the new big-screen space adventure, Trek's brain trust found a character for him - scientist-mogul William Bell - on the supernatural TV show they ...
Review: 'Star Trek' - kick butt and prosper San Francisco Chronicle
'Star Trek' takes the universe by storm Los Angeles Times
Entertainment Weekly - 2 hours ago
We tried, but we couldn't Save the Rocker. A day after getting voted off ''American Idol,'' she's taking it better than we are, telling us about dealing with the judges, her duet with ''big brother'' Adam, and what Simon said after the show ALLISON ...
Allison Iraheta won't play `Idol' favorites The Associated Press
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Kiefer Sutherland turned himself into police on Thursday and was arrested and charged with assault for headbutting another man at a swank party in New York City.
Kiefer Sutherland Surrenders to Police People Magazine
'24' star Sutherland charged over head-butt claim The Associated Press
MLB.com - 41 minutes ago
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers management, initially "sick" and "saddened" with the stunning early Thursday morning news that Manny Ramirez had been suspended 50 games for taking performance-enhancing drugs, stressed that he will be ...
Ted Keith SI.com
Ramirez suspension like deja vu for Yankees SportingNews.com
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By Marty Noble / MLB.com NEW YORK -- With spacious Citi Field doing a convincing imitation of the smallish arena in which the Phillies conduct their home business, the Mets defeated their guests Thursday night, 7-5, putting their winning percentage ...
Recap: NY Mets vs. Philadelphia MiamiHerald.com
Mets light up Moyer Philadelphia Inquirer
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Reuters - 7 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it will require strong warnings to be added to two testosterone replacement gel products after numerous reports of troubling side effects in children who were exposed to the ...
FDA nominee pledges to revamp food safety The Associated Press
Kennedy praises FDA nominee Boston Globe
New York Times - 6 hours ago
By STEVE LOHR General Electric is shifting the strategy in its $17 billion-a-year health equipment and technology business, seeking to broaden its reach with more lower-cost products.
GE Unveils $6 Billion Health-Unit Plan Wall Street Journal
Reuters - 40 minutes ago
By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday vowed to move cautiously and avoid partisan politics in deciding whether any Bush-era officials should be prosecuted for justifying harsh interrogation techniques.
CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations' Washington Post
Reuters - 21 minutes ago
By Clare Baldwin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California may have to borrow more than $20 billion in the coming 2009-2010 fiscal year as it struggles with cash flow problem, a budget watchdog for the state said on Thursday.
Calif May Have To Borrow Record $17B-$23B - Analyst Wall Street Journal
California could run out of cash by June Los Angeles Times
Reuters - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk on Thursday lost a bid for the US Supreme Court to stop his deportation to Germany, where he faces charges in the deaths of 29000 Jews.
US court rejects Demjanjuk plea BBC News