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Iranian court hears appeal for US journalist

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- An Iranian court started an appeal hearing Sunday for a US journalist imprisoned in Tehran, the woman's father told CNN.

Report: 257 Killed in Sri Lankan Hospital Shelling

Voice of America - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By VOA News A spokesman for a major international organization in Sri Lanka says an early morning aerial attack Sunday in the northern war zone killed 257 people in a hospital and wounded 815 others.

In Court Pick, Obama Seeks to Be Bold but Not Provocative

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Dan Balz and Robert Barnes As President Obama searches for a replacement for Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, those who know him best think he is looking for a rare combination: a pragmatic barrier-breaker who will be a distinguished jurist ...

Pakistan Temporarily Lifts Swat Valley Curfew

Voice of America - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By VOA News Pakistan has lifted its curfew on the northwestern Swat Valley, giving thousands of civilians the chance to flee intense fighting between government forces and Taliban militants.

Pope asks for greater respect of women during Mass

CNN International - ‎11 minutes ago‎
AMMAN, Jordan (CNN) -- Pope Benedict XVI urged greater respect for women Sunday at a historic Mass in the Middle East. Pope Benedict XVI visits King Hussein Bin Talal mosque on Saturday.

Zuma set to name S Africa cabinet

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
New South African President Jacob Zuma is set to name his cabinet, following his inauguration on Saturday. Mr Zuma has pledged to tackle the tough economic crisis, widespread poverty and rising crime, but insisted he will not hand out favours to his ...

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Obama pokes fun of Republicans, Clinton, self at annual dinner

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama drew big laughs at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday, taking jabs at his administration, his Republican rivals and even himself.

Most Santa Barbara fire evacuations being lifted

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of residents were back home Saturday as a blanket of cool, moist air flowing in from the Pacific Ocean tamed a wind-driven wildfire that burned dozens of homes along the outskirts of town during the week.

Obama Favors Limits on Credit Card Fees

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
By HELENE COOPER WASHINGTON - President Obama on Saturday called on Congress to pass a bill intended to stop credit card companies from imposing certain late fees.

TAKE-A-LOOK-US banks seek $75 bln; Europe peers' bad debts soar

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo sold more than $15 billion of shares and bonds, as the two companies rushed to the head of the line of banks looking to raise funds following government stress tests.
Banks Won Concessions on Tests Wall Street Journal

Postal workers praise donations for food drive

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
The men and women who deliver mail added another task to their rounds on Saturday: collecting food from customers along their routes.

Ford minicar could reach US

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY MARK PHELAN • FREE PRESS COLUMNIST • May 10, 2009 Fiat's alliance with Chrysler could pave the way for Ford Motor Co. to offer its stylish little Ka city car in the United States.

In space, Europe gets ahead of US

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA will send astronauts to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Then the European Space Agency will launch two even more advanced telescopes.
This Week In the News San Francisco Chronicle

Microsoft Faces European Antitrust Hearing in June

PC World - ‎12 hours ago‎
European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have set an early June date for an oral hearing during which Microsoft Corp. can defend its practice of bundling Internet Explorer (IE) with Windows news reports said last week.

LIVE from Google's Annual Meeting

BusinessWeek - ‎May 8, 2009‎
Wireless gods willing (and they're a little recalcitrant right now), I'm going to blog the highlights of Google's annual meeting at the Googleplex, starting at 2 pm Pacific, as well as a press briefing beforehand.
Google Press Day, Live Washington Post

A mother's thoughts

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Becoming a mother can be an accident or a planned event. There is no training beforehand and we leap into it not knowing the pitfalls or the joys of motherhood.
Nourishing Gifts for Mom Washington Post

'Star Trek': What did YOU think?

Entertainment Weekly - ‎16 hours ago‎
Me, I thought it was good. Very good, even. But not great. For me, it was missing a real sense of jeopardy -- the feeling that, just maybe, not everyone would've made it out alive.

Miss California Carrie Prejean -- Take it Down!

TMZ.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Miss California Carrie Prejean wants to put a lid on those nude photos that have been posted on the Internet -- stat. We've obtained a cease and desist letter fired off from Carey's lawyer to thedirty.

Needle and damage done by Manny Ramirez scandal

New York Daily News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Are you surprised by the news that Manny Ramirez has been suspended for using a banned substance? The truly amazing thing, if you really think about it, is that none of the other guys scared Manny Ramirez straight, no matter how many got caught, ...

The Hot Pass: Mega-teams good for NASCAR

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Lee Spencer Lee Spencer is senior NASCAR writer for foxsports.com. She also is a correspondent for "Around the Track" on FOX Sports Net.

Class and Chuck Daly always went together

Detroit Free Press - ‎42 minutes ago‎
By VINCE ELLIS • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • May 10, 2009 Chuck Daly wasn't a regular at the Palace this season, which was understandable because he was battling pancreatic cancer that eventually claimed his life Saturday at the age of 78.
Coach Chuck Daly dies at age of 78 Philadelphia Inquirer

Swine flu threat fades - for now

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Almost as quickly as it appeared, swine flu has faded as a public health threat - for now. But that could change by winter. Public health experts say the virus has a chance of returning in a new and more dangerous form when the influenza season picks ...
Flu? What Flu? New York Times

Swine flu toll tops 50

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN JOSE (AFP) - The death toll from swine flu has topped 50 as Costa Rica reported its first fatality from the virus and Japan and Norway joined a growing list of nations with confirmed cases.
Costa Rican flu victim dies Philadelphia Inquirer

Washington man with swine flu dies: health dept

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington state resident with the new H1N1 swine flu died last week, state health officials said on Saturday.

Ballot measures

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Eric Bailey and Evan Halper Would limit the growth of government spending. Would require lawmakers and the governor to boost rainy-day reserves during boom times from 5% to 12.5% of the general fund and put new restrictions on tapping the reserves.

US-Afghan report blames Taliban for civilian deaths

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Officials in Afghanistan have said dozens of civilians were killed by US airstrikes during clashes in Farah province. But a report on early findings says Taliban used civilians as human shield.

Huge fire after Moscow gas pipeline blast

AFP - ‎30 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW (AFP) - Moscow on Sunday suffered its worst fire in decades when a gas pipeline blast sent flames bursting into the sky and raised new concerns about the security of Russia's ageing energy infrastructure.