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Gulf spill reminds America: The era of easy oil' is over

MiamiHerald.com - Shashank Bengali - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- To meet the world's boundless thirst for oil, drillers are searching in the sand and mud of remote western Canada, the tough shale rock of North Dakota and more than a mile under the seas off the southern US coast, ...

Arizona law is good politics

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Critics of Arizona's tough new immigration law, which makes illegal immigration a state crime, have called supporters of the bill "racist," "mean-spirited" and "un-American.

Uncertainty looms as leaders work to resolve British election

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff London, England (CNN) -- The United Kingdom's Conservative and Liberal Democrats parties plan to meet Sunday morning as leading politicians work to resolve a national election that failed to yield an outright winner.

US warns Pakistan over Times Square bomb attempt

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United States has delivered a tough new warning to Pakistan to crack down on Islamic militants or face severe consequences after the failed Times Square bombing.

Netanyahu: Mideast peace deal impossible without direct talks

Ha'aretz - ‎33 minutes ago‎
PM echoes US call to see proximity negotiations lead to direct contacts as soon as possible. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel expected the upcoming indirect negotiations with the Palestinians to lead to direct talks.

Foreign troops join Russia's Victory Day parade

BBC News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Troops from four Nato countries have marched for the first time in Russia's annual parade to mark victory in WWII. Soldiers from Britain, France, Poland and the US marched alongside Russian troops through Moscow's Red Square.

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Problems Even Before a Ferryboat's First Voyage

New York Times - Michael M. Grynbaum, Patrick McGeehan - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Andrew J. Barberi first set sail across Upper New York Bay in August 1981 after a pomp-filled send-off from Staten Island by Mayor Edward I. Koch.

Utah GOP convention ousts senator

Boston Globe - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican Senator Bob Bennett was thrown out of office yesterday by delegates at the Utah GOP convention in what represents a stunning defeat for a once-popular three-term incumbent who fell victim to a growing conservative movement ...

Gates: Cuts in Pentagon bureaucracy needed to help maintain military force

Washington Post - Greg Jaffe - ‎13 hours ago‎
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with US Army officers at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Friday. (Cherie Cullen/defense Department Via Associated Press) By Greg Jaffe ABILENE, KAN.

EU Finance Chiefs Race to Ready Euro Stability Fund

BusinessWeek - James G. Neuger, Gregory Viscusi - ‎33 minutes ago‎
(Adds UK position in 8th paragraph. See {EXT3 } for more on the debt crisis.) By James G. Neuger and Gregory Viscusi May 9 (Bloomberg) -- European Union finance ministers meet today to hammer out the details of an emergency fund to prevent a sovereign ...
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Facebook fans honor their mothers

Vallejo Times-Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
We asked our Facebook fans to weigh in on Mother's Day. Here are some of their responses; in some cases edited for brevity: Shari Kean-Bearce: I would like to tell my mother I love her, but I can't because she's in heaven.

Thursday's Stock Free Fall May Prompt New Rules

New York Times - Binyamin Appelbaum - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The kind of bungee jump that stocks took Thursday, plunging abruptly before snapping partway back in a brief frenzy of electronic trading, has worried market operators and experts on trading for some time.

Softbank Mobile: To Offer iPad In Japan Starting May 28

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Japanese mobile phone operator Softbank Mobile Corp. said Saturday that it will start offering Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPad from May 28 under a partnership with the US company.

Facebook Glitch Brings New Privacy Worries

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎May 5, 2010‎
For many users of Facebook, the world's largest social network, it was just the latest in a string of frustrations. Facebook asks users to link information in their profiles, which makes that information public.

Zynga Expected to Launch Social Gaming Site

PC World - Sarah Jacobsson - ‎16 hours ago‎
Zynga, the online game developer of Farmville and Scramble fame, may be looking to split from its primary platform partner, Facebook.

Betty White: golden hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

The Associated Press - Frazier Moore - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Betty White demonstrated how it's done as host of this week's "Saturday Night Live." Drawing on her six decades in comedy, she was the consummate pro at 88 years old - sweet, sassy, salty, charming and clearly game for anything.

'Iron Man 2': Would you have paid extra to see it in 3D?

Entertainment Weekly - Josh Rottenberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
Iron Man 2 is on track to rake in more than $130 million in its opening weekend–an impressive haul, though not enough to break The Dark Knight's $158 million record.

Filmmaker of 'Babies' discusses making the movie

Dallas Morning News - Roger Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thomas Balmes is a French documentary filmmaker who has made a few little-seen works of cultural anthropology - the conversion of Papua New Guinea natives to Christianity, Finns seeing how their outsourced cellphones are manufactured in China.

Wings deal with early-exit pain

NHL.com - Brian Compton - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The feeling by many in hockey circles over the past few days was that if anybody could overcome a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series, the Red Wings were that team.
San Jose shoots into West finals San Francisco Chronicle

UFC 113: Mauricio Rua upends Lyoto Machida in rematch

ESPN - Brian Knapp - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ed Mulholland/ESPN.com On ice: Lyoto Machida had no answers for Mauricio Rua this time around. This time, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua made sure the judges were not involved.

Cervelli, Teixeira form powerful tag team

MLB.com - Bryan Hoch - ‎4 hours ago‎
BOSTON -- Mark Teixeira commands a hefty price tag and expectations to match, with the Yankees demanding that his powerful switch-hitting stroke begin sending baseballs out of parks again sooner rather than later.

50 years of a sometimes bitter pill

BBC News - Clare Murphy - ‎May 7, 2010‎
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.
Video: 'The Pill' Turns 50
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Tainted Lettuce Linked to Illness in Three States

New York Times - William Neuman - ‎May 7, 2010‎
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.

Relay for Life surpasses goal, raises $88000 to benefit ACS

Starkville Daily News - Brian Hawkins - ‎1 hour ago‎
In fact, the celebration was so significant that the 2010 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life set a local record in the annual event's fund-raising for the American Cancer Society.

Exposed: Christian leader caught with male escort says he needed help with his ...

Raw Story - John Byrne - ‎May 4, 2010‎
A Christian leader and prominent neuro-psychiatrist who co-founded the Family Research Council with evangelist James Dobson took a ten-day European vacation with a callboy he met through RentBoy.

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.

Stunning Pictures of Al Gore's New $9 Million Mansion Media Totally Ignored

NewsBusters (blog) - Noel Sheppard - ‎May 3, 2010‎
Nobel Laureate Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California, recently, and with the exception of the Los Angeles Times and Fox News, America's media couldn't care less.

Miley Cyrus 'Can't Be Tamed' VIDEO: Too Sexy Or Age Appropriate? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 4, 2010‎
Miley Cyrus has a new video with a more grown-up feel than her previous music videos and pole dancing routine. The video for "Can't Be Tamed" is below, with some screengrabs below that.

The Jewish Question: British Anti-Semitism

New York Times - Harold Bloom - ‎May 7, 2010‎
Anthony Julius has written a strong, somber book on an appalling subject: the long squalor of Jew-hatred in a supposedly enlightened, humane, liberal society.