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The Kagan Nomination

The Atlantic - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Nobody seems to think that Elena Kagan, Obama's nominee to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, will have much trouble getting confirmed.

BP Takes New Tack to Capture Escaping Oil in Gulf

Wall Street Journal - Angel Gonzalez - ‎32 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON—After a rapidly freezing mix of natural gas and water derailed attempts to place a big underwater dome on top of a deepwater well leaking oil into Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC hopes a smaller dome will do the trick, Chief Executive ...

Euro Package Leaves Governments Out of Ammunition: Matthew Lynn

BusinessWeek - Matthew Lynn - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Big problem, big number. The leaders of the euro-area countries have thrown 750 billion euros ($963 billion) at shoring up confidence in the single currency.

Northern Ireland parties clarify coalition position

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NI parties are setting out their positions on a Westminster coalition as formal talks between Labour and the Lib Dems are due to begin.

Aquino opens up commanding lead in Philippine vote

The Associated Press - Jim Gomez - ‎16 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The son of two Philippine democracy icons widened his lead Tuesday in presidential elections after campaigning on a promise to begin prosecuting corrupt officials to restore credibility to the country's graft-ridden government ...

In Iraq's bloodiest day of 2010, attacks kill 100

The Associated Press - Rebecca Santana, Lara Jakes - ‎1 hour ago‎
BAGHDAD - A man with explosives strapped to his body blew himself up in a crowd, bombers struck a southern city and gunmen sprayed fire on security checkpoints in attacks Monday that killed at least 100 people - most of them in Shiite areas - in Iraq's ...

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New York Legislature Approves 1-Day Furloughs

New York Times - Nicholas Confessore - ‎45 minutes ago‎
ALBANY - The Legislature approved an emergency budget bill on Monday that would authorize Gov. David A. Paterson to furlough about 100000 state employees, roughly half the state's workforce, without pay for one day.

Series of twisters damage homes, cars in Oklahoma

The Associated Press - Tim Talley - ‎40 minutes ago‎
NORMAN, Okla. - Tornadoes have raked Oklahoma City and its suburbs, tossing cars off highways and flipping mobile homes. Two tornadoes touched down in the area during the height of rush hour Monday afternoon.

Suisun City woman who disappeared was slain

San Francisco Chronicle - Henry K. Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
(05-10) 16:48 PDT FAIRFIELD -- A Suisun City woman who vanished after visiting a Fairfield bookstore last month was the victim of a homicide, police said today.

Euro Erases Gains Spurred by Near $1 Trillion Loan Package

BusinessWeek - Yoshiaki Nohara, Ben Levisohn - ‎25 minutes ago‎
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- The euro weakened against the dollar, losing gains after an unprecedented loan package announced by European leaders for the region's most-indebted members.
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SEC, US Exchanges Agree On Market-Wide Circuit Breaker

Wall Street Journal - Fawn Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The US Securities and Exchange Commission and the major trading exchanges agreed Monday a market-wide "circuit-breaker" system should be established to handle the type of market volatility ...

Toyota's Credibility Gap Sunk In After Visit to US

BusinessWeek - Angela Greiling Keane, Makiko Kitamura - ‎13 minutes ago‎
May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp.'s top executive didn't grasp how the carmaker's record recalls hurt its reputation in the US until after he traveled there in February, Transportation Secretary Ray ...
US Launches New Toyota Probe Wall Street Journal

Android Outsells Apple iPhone At Last, Says NPD

PC World - Jared Newman - ‎4 hours ago‎
Whether you root for Google or Apple, it's a heck of a horse race as Android beat the iPhone in first quarter US sales, according to the NPD Group.

How A Guy In Turkey Accidentally Hacked Twitter

San Francisco Chronicle - Nick Saint - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A Twitter bug caused an uproar earlier today, when users discovered that they could force anyone to start following them on the service through an extremely simple exploit.

Sprint on Nexus One: No thanks

TG Daily - Mike Luttrell - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Sprint today crashed any hopes of a CDMA version of the Nexus One in the US. Following the same decision as Verizon, Sprint will not be offering service to its own version of Google's in-house-developed phone.

Remembering Lena Horne: 1917 - 2010

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
The iconic singer and actress's career spanned six decades, helping to break down racial barriers for women of color in Hollywood.

'Iron Man 2' Review Roundup: Your 140-Character Reader Reactions!

MTV.com - Rick Marshall - ‎2 hours ago‎
Now that the opening weekend for "Iron Man 2" is in the rearview mirror, we've heard from countless critics, comic creators and journalists about the blockbuster follow-up to 2008's "Iron Man" — but what about fans?

Betty White totally rocked 'SNL,' readers say

msnbc.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
"I'm not new to live TV," Betty White informed audiences during her opening monologue on the May 8 episode of "Saturday Night Live.

Neck Injury May Keep Woods Out of US Open

New York Times - Lynn Zinser - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tiger Woods insisted Monday there was no connection between the neck injury that prompted him to withdraw from the Players Championship on Sunday and the injuries he sustained in the car accident in November that unraveled his image.

Home Is Little Advantage for Chicago and Vancouver

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By AP In Chicago, where the gold standard for losing is a century and counting, the Blackhawks are feeling only so much heat. If it happens on ice and it involves hitting and scoring, The Times's Slap Shot blog is on it.

Flyers lose Boucher in second period of Game 5

NHL.com - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The latest goaltending injury jumped up and bit the Philadelphia Flyers in the second period of Monday night's Game 5, as they fought to once again stave off elimination against the Boston Bruins.

Nuts' anti-cholesterol effects stronger for some

Reuters - Anne Harding - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating plenty of nuts can lead to healthier cholesterol levels, but the benefits seem to be greatest for thinner people, those eating less healthy diets, and people with higher levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and ...

Infections, Fractures Linked to Acid Reflux Drugs

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎3 hours ago‎
May 10, 2010 -- The popular class of antacids that includes Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix increases the risk of C. diff infection and bone fracture, new studies find.

USDA looks to reduce foodborne illnesses in poultry

Reuters - Marguerita Choy - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Agriculture Department announced on Monday new standards to reduce the levels of salmonella and campylobacter in poultry, which the government said if successful, could prevent an estimated 65000 illnesses each year.

Ten Ways Christians Tend to Fail at Being Christian

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 6, 2010‎
1) Too much money. "Wealthy Christian" should be an oxymoron. In Luke 12:33, Jesus says, "Sell your possessions and give to the poor.

25 best-paying jobs for women

CNN - Kate Lorenz - ‎11 hours ago‎
Women still make less money than men while doing the same jobs, according to government statistics. Dept. of Labor: Women working full time 80 percent of what men earn in same positions (CareerBuilder.

In Mobile Age, Sound Quality Steps Back

New York Times - Joseph Plambeck - ‎May 9, 2010‎
At the ripe age of 28, Jon Zimmer is sort of an old fogey. That is, he is obsessive about the sound quality of his music. Mario Suazo, 11, listens to his iPod at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Joslyn James Porn! Tiger Woods' '11th Hole' Porno Nears Debut

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 7, 2010‎
Joslyn James' strip shows are no longer the raunchiest way to see one of Tiger Woods' alleged porn star mistress. The adult actress (PHOTOS), who says Woods twice impregnated her, is set to star in a new porn film that "will depict never-before-told ...

Wikipedia's Parent Company Starts Purging Porn

FOXNews - Jana Winter - ‎May 7, 2010‎
The parent company of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is rapidly purging thousands of explicit pornographic images from its websites as it prepares to announce a new policy regarding sexually explicit content in response to reporting ...