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Massive dome lowered at site of huge U.S. oil spill

Reuters - Erwin Seba - ‎1 hour ago‎
ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc engineers using undersea robots maneuvered a massive metal chamber to fit over a gushing ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday in their best chance yet to contain a leak that threatens an environmental ...

Regulators scour trades for clues to market plunge

The Associated Press - Stevenson Jacobs, Bernard Condon - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Regulators and Wall Street officials scoured millions of trades one by one Friday and canceled thousands as they sought to explain a record plunge in the stock market, undo the damage and keep it from happening again.

Germany Torn Over Role in Europe

Wall Street Journal - Marcus Walker, Matthew Karnitschnig - ‎1 hour ago‎
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—Helmut Kohl, frail and confined to a wheelchair, returned to public view this week, imploring his countrymen not to abandon the goal he spent his political life pursuing: a united Europe.

Britain's Conservatives claim victory

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
With the most seats in the British parliamentary elections, but lacking a majority, David Cameron invites the Liberal Democrats to join in forming the new government.

Chinese leader watches DPRK-adapted opera of Chinese masterpiece

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Li Changchun, a leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), watched Friday evening an opera of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) which was adapted from the Chinese classic A Dream of Red Mansions.

Iceland's volcano sends more ash towards Europe

AFP - ‎7 hours ago‎
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano threatened European skies with a new ash cloud Friday raising the risk of more flight cancellations, officials said.

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Times Square bomb suspect had ties to key Pakistani militants

Los Angeles Times - Richard A. Serrano, David S. Cloud - ‎1 hour ago‎
Faisal Shahzad's family background may help explain why he grew radicalized and allegedly contacted the Pakistani Taliban, sources say.

New Justice to Confront Evolution in Powers

New York Times - Charlie Savage - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As President Obama prepares to nominate somebody to succeed Justice John Paul Stevens, his administration appears to be on a collision course with the Supreme Court in legal disputes that will test the limits of executive ...

San Jose mayor, council members tee off on Arizona immigration law

San Jose Mercury News - John Woolfolk - ‎4 hours ago‎
San Jose officials Friday joined those criticizing Arizona's new law that empowers police to detain people suspected of being in the United States illegally.

Economy Gains Impetus as US Adds 290000 Jobs

New York Times - Motoko Rich - ‎3 hours ago‎
Despite growing unease in the financial markets, the American economy is gathering steam, adding an unexpectedly large number of jobs last month.

Critics take a back seat to satisfied shareholders at annual meeting

MarketWatch - Steve Gelsi - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Goldman Sachs Chairman and Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein, whose investment bank faces federal fraud charges, received a far friendlier reception from shareholders Friday than he got from ...

AIG Posts $1.45 Billion Profit as Writedowns Narrow

BusinessWeek - Hugh Son - ‎4 hours ago‎
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- American International Group Inc., the insurer rescued by the US, posted profit for the third time in the past four quarters as writedowns narrowed and investment income climbed.
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Nokia Sues Apple Over Technology Used in IPhone, IPad

BusinessWeek - Susan Decker, Diana ben-Aaron - ‎3 hours ago‎
May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc. in its latest salvo over the iPhone and iPad.

Facebook's Anti-Privacy Backlash Gains Ground

PC World - ‎4 hours ago‎
The backlash against Facebook's new anti-privacy policies is only getting stronger. It's time for the social network to respond.

Julius Caesar of the Internet

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
A federal appeals court ruled last month that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to regulate the Internet. No worries, mate.

'Iron Man 2' Pulls In $7.5 Million At Midnight Screenings

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Film is on track to make $140 million to $160 million, which could top 'Dark Knight' opening weekend. By Eric Ditzian "Iron Man 2" has landed on US soil, and it's already doing big business.

Betty White hosts SNL

SheKnows.com - Deanna Barnert - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thanks to the massive Facebook fan group, Betty White will take the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time ever this weekend.

After Flooding, Nashville Musicians Assess Losses

New York Times - William Harless - ‎3 hours ago‎
NASHVILLE - The country music star Brad Paisley was one of hundreds of performers who feared for their instruments this week after the Cumberland River overflowed.

Westwood leads TPC; Woods, Mickelson well back

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sports Network Lee Westwood fired a seven-under 65 on Friday to move atop the leaderboard after the second round of The Players Championship.

Cops: Alleged pimp ordered girl to tell Lawrence Taylor she was 19

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
The alleged pimp who police say delivered an underage girl to the hotel room of Lawrence Taylor on Thursday morning told the girl to tell the Pro Football Hall of Famer she was 19, police documents alleged.

Cushing suspended four games over alleged drug violation

Houston Chronicle - John Mcclain - ‎2 hours ago‎
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing won the defensive rookie of the year award and finished second in tackles. The NFL has suspended Texans outside linebacker Brian Cushing four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Tainted Lettuce Linked to Illness in Three States

New York Times - William Neuman - ‎1 hour ago‎
A rare strain of E. coli never before associated with foodborne illness in the United States has sickened 29 people in three states, public health officials said Friday.

50 years of a sometimes bitter pill

BBC News - Clare Murphy - ‎2 hours ago‎
It is 50 years since the pill was first approved as a contraceptive, finally divorcing sex from pregnancy. But half a century on, our relationship with the tablet credited with revolutionising women's lives is not always an easy one.
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Corrected: J&J CEO calls drug recalls a "disappointment"

Reuters - Phil Wahba, Gary Hill - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Bill Weldon told consumers in an open letter published on Friday on the drugmaker's blog that the recent recalls of some of its medicines were "a disappointment to me" and to the company and its ...

The Tiger Coverup

Daily Beast (blog) - ‎May 3, 2010‎
Chuck Burton / AP Photo In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, Tiger: The Real Story, Steve Helling examines why authorities thought he was impaired at the accident scene and why he wasn't charged with DUI despite the efforts of the police.

Huguely's defense lawyer said he was confident the death was not intentional

SI.com - ‎May 4, 2010‎
AP CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia lacrosse player suspected of killing a member of the women's team told police he shook her and hit her head repeatedly against a wall, according to a court document in the case.

The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct

Village Voice - Graham Rayman - ‎May 4, 2010‎
By Tom Robbins By Michael Musto By Michael Musto By Ben Detrick By Tom Robbins By Nat Hentoff By Alexis Jeffries By Tom Robbins By Elizabeth Dwoskin Two years ago, a police officer in a Brooklyn precinct became gravely concerned about ...


New York Times - Ao Scott - ‎May 6, 2010‎
The French globe-trotting documentarian Thomas Balmès has taken up a delicate and treacherous assignment in his new film. Fanning out around the world - to the plains of Mongolia, the dusty grasslands of Namibia, the high rises of Tokyo and ...

Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy"

Miami New Times - Penn Bullock, Brandon K. Thorp - ‎May 4, 2010‎
The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin.