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US sacks commander in Afghanistan

AFP - ‎11 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he had sacked the top commander in Afghanistan to make way for "new thinking" at a pivotal moment in the seven-year-old war.

Man Accused of Crimes at a Nazi Camp Is Deported

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By NICHOLAS KULISH BERLIN - John Demjanjuk of Seven Hills, Ohio, born Ivan Demjanjuk in Ukraine in 1920, was deported for the second time by the United States on Monday, accused of crimes committed as a Nazi death-camp guard.

Hubble mission "brain surgery" in space

USA Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
By J Pat Carter, AP By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY High overhead, NASA astronauts are scheduled this week to begin repairs on the Hubble Space Telescope .

US Soldier in Iraq Kills 5 Comrades at Stress Clinic

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Ernesto Londoño BAGHDAD, May 11 -- An American soldier opened fire on comrades Monday afternoon inside a combat stress clinic at a large US military base in Baghdad, killing five and wounding three in an attack that prompted officials to promise to ...

Pope to visit holy sites in Jerusalem

AFP - ‎26 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI is to visit Jewish and Muslim holy sites at the heart of the Middle East conflict, and celebrate mass in the valley where Christians believe God will sit in judgement at the end of time.

Civilian Death Toll in Sri Lanka 'Unacceptably High,' US Says

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ed Johnson May 12 (Bloomberg) -- The civilian death toll in Sri Lanka is “unacceptably high,” the US said, joining the United Nations and Britain in demanding an end to the conflict after hundreds of mostly ethnic Tamils were killed at the weekend.

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News Analysis Obama's Push for Health Care Cuts Faces Daunting Odds

New York Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
“This is a historic day, a watershed event,” said the president, after a meeting with a range of leading health-care providers.

Judge Sentenced to Prison for Lying About Harassment

New York Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. HOUSTON - A federal judge who presided for nearly two decades in Galveston, Tex., was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Monday for lying to an investigative committee of judges about whether he had sexually harassed his ...

FAA Rejects Navy Request for Low Flight Over Hudson

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By CHRISTINE HAUSER The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday refused to give a Navy unit permission for a military flight low over the Hudson River.

Wall Street's rally hits a wall

CNNMoney.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Stocks fall as investors take a step back from the two-month rally. Dow posts its biggest selloff in 3 weeks. By Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.

Bernanke Encouraged by Banks' Plans, Seeks Self-Tests

Bloomberg - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Scott Lanman and Steve Matthews May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said he's encouraged by US banks' plans to raise capital after government stress tests and indicated firms need to conduct further internal exams to ...

Pilot in Fatal Crash Near Buffalo Did Not Reveal 2 Past Test Failures

New York Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON - Almost every airline crash reveals holes in a safety net that was woven tighter after the previous one.

Apple: You Can't Play Jesus on iPhone

Wired News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Brian X. Chen Apple has rejected an iPhone app that would enable users to fashion their mugs into portraits resembling Jesus Christ.
IPhone Gets Bigger as Ad Medium Wall Street Journal

Read all 'Microsoft Office' posts in Beyond Binary

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Ina Fried Those attending Microsoft's TechEd event will not only get to hear about Office 2010, they will also be among the first to get to try it out.

Could EU Antitrust Ruling Impact Intel's US Case?

ChannelWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Damon Poeter, ChannelWeb The European Union is reportedly preparing to hit Intel with a record antitrust fine later this week, leading some stateside observers to wonder what that might mean for similar legal proceedings the microprocessor giant ...

'Star Trek' Writers Reveal The William Shatner Scene That Never Was

MTV.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
'We wanted to really bring him back in the right way,' Roberto Orci says of why the idea never materialized. By Larry Carroll SANTA MONICA, California - This past weekend, $76.5 million worth of people saw Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy ...

Television Review | 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'

New York Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
From left, Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice and Dina Manzo, some of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” By ALESSANDRA STANLEY All the other housewives, those passels of pampered, primping, social-climbing, Botox-injecting spendthrifts in ...
Best 'Real Housewives' yet? Los Angeles Times

Carrie Prejean press conference: 'I don't plan on going into politics'

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
On the day in which a press conference is scheduled to determine Carrie Prejean's reign as Miss California, here's a look at Prejean's own news conference from April 30.

Hawks' sweet season reaches sour end

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By SEKOU SMITH Finishing with 47 regular-season victories and a first-round playoff series win over Miami won't be enough to send the Hawks into the offseason with a good feeling.

With big bats, Tribe breaks skid

MLB.com - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com CLEVELAND -- The energy was back. The fire was back. And the Indians were back in the win column Monday night at Progressive Field.

Capitals edge Penguins in overtime to force Game 7

USA Today - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By David Denoma, Reuters By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sidney Crosby forced overtime by scoring 4:18 left in regulation, but David Steckel scored on a deflection at 6:22 of the extra period as the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on ...

Cuba reports first confirmed case of H1N1 flu

Reuters - ‎31 minutes ago‎
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reported its first confirmed case of the H1N1 flu that has sickened thousands of people around the world, the Public Health Ministry said on Monday.

China seeks tough steps to fight swineflu

United Press International - ‎15 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, May 11 (UPI) -- China Tuesday sought more vigilance against swine flu after the mainland reported its first case of the A/H1N1 virus in a man arriving from the United States.

Mexican children return to school

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Swine flu has kept classrooms empty for the last two weeks. Armed with new hygiene guidelines, teachers line up students and turn away anyone who looks sick.

US 'Heartened' By Iran's Release of Roxana Saberi

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
By VOA News Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is "very heartened" by the release of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who had been convicted by an Iranian court of spying.

Gov: State deficit $21 billion if measures fail

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(05-11) 18:21 PDT SACRAMENTO -- California's budget deficit in the coming year will balloon to $21.3 billion if voters reject key ballot measures in the May 19 special election, while the shortfall will be $15.4 billion if voters approve them, Gov.

Pakistan: Taliban 'on the run'

Aljazeera.net - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Pakistan's armed forces have put Taliban fighters "on the run", the country's interior minister has said, as the military steps up its offensive in the Swat valley.