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US Banks' Not-So-Stressful Test

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

Spring Fling Gives Way to Fear and Silence on Connecticut Campus

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 ...

Obama budget cuts funds for 'abstinence-only'

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 ...

In Pakistan, Mardan anxiously awaits the Taliban

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.

Presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan Meet With Senators Weighing Aid

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 ...

Pope, Hope in Hand, Is Heading to Mideast

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 ...

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Drew Peterson timeline

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
While still married to his third wife, Kathleen Savio, Peterson meets the future Stacy Peterson. Drew Peterson appears at the hotel where Stacy Peterson works.

Calif. wildfire imperils Santa Barbara; Homes lost

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
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 ...

Lopsided Fight Over High Court Shapes Up

Washington Post - ‎58 minutes ago‎
In 2005, the pro-Republican group Progress for America ran television ads in support of John G. Roberts Jr.'s nomination to the Supreme Court.

NY Fed Chairman Resigns

Washington Post - ‎23 minutes ago‎
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.

AIG Narrows Loss In First Quarter

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 ...

CBS Corp. swings to $55.3-million loss

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.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shows off the Kindle DX

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK--Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the much-anticipated large-screen Kindle e-reader in a lecture hall Wednesday at the downtown Pace University.

Activision widens Guitar Hero franchise with three new video games

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.

Obama orders manned space program review

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 ...

Leonard Nimoy makes a logical move: Guest-star on 'Fringe'

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 ...

'Idol' exit Q&A: Allison Iraheta

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 ...

Kiefer Sutherland charged with assault in NY

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.

Dodgers will welcome back Manny

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

D-backs to dismiss Melvin as manager

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Steve Gilbert / MLB.com SAN DIEGO -- Bob Melvin has managed his final game for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a baseball source confirmed Thursday night.

Mets drill three homers, hold off Phillies

MLB.com - ‎19 minutes ago‎
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 ...
Mets light up Moyer Philadelphia Inquirer

Flu Is Injecting Itself Into Mexican Politics

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MARC LACEY and ELISABETH MALKIN MEXICO CITY - The slumping economy and the bloody drug war had been Mexican voters' top worries ahead of midterm elections in July.

FDA adds testosterone gel child exposure warnings

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 ...

In Strategy Shift, GE Plans Lower-Cost Health Products

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.

Holder cautious on US interrogations probes

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.

California may need to borrow over $20 billion next year

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.

Accused Nazi guard loses a bid to stop deportation

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.