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UK's Cameron brings party in from the cold

Reuters - Adrian Croft - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - David Cameron, appointed as British Prime Minister on Tuesday after days of uncertainty, will lead his Conservative Party back to power after 13 years in opposition but not with the overwhelming victory they hoped for.
Labour Ends Its Reign Wall Street Journal

UVa. wants state police to report students' prior arrests

USA Today - Jack Carey - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By P. Kevin Morley, AP By Jack Carey By Jack Carey, USA TODAY A proposal by the president of the University of Virginia to have police agencies in the state report arrests of college students to their schools could be a key step toward curbing campus ...
Mom: Huguely family 'devastated' Charlottesville Daily Progress

Executives trade blame as oil gushes in US Gulf

Reuters - Timothy Gardner, Steve Gorman - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON/PORT FOURCHON, La., May 11 (Reuters) - Executives from BP Plc (BP.L) and other companies involved in a deadly Gulf of Mexico offshore oil well blowout blamed each other in Washington on Tuesday as troops ...

Aquino holds lead in Philippine vote

CNN International - Arwa Damon, Kathy Quiano - ‎13 hours ago‎
Manila, Philippines (CNN) -- Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the son of former Philippine president Corazon Aquino, led contenders for the Philippines presidency Tuesday, as authorities tabulated returns from the country's national elections.

Pope Benedict places blame for sex scandals on Catholic Church

Washington Post - Nicole Winfield - ‎1 hour ago‎
LISBON, PORTUGAL -- Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday blamed the church's own sins for the clerical sex-abuse scandal -- not a campaign mounted by outsiders -- and called for profound purification to end what he called the "greatest ...

Clinton reassures Afghans of US long-term support

The Associated Press - Robert Burns, Matthew Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday that US relations with Afghanistan are strained, but assured President Hamid Karzai that the US will stand behind his country long after the last American soldier is gone.

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Okla., Kan. prepare for more severe weather

USA Today - Doyle Rice - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Louis DeLuca, The Dallas Morning News, via AP By Oren Dorell and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Residents in Oklahoma and Kansas girded for another round of severe weather expected today while cleaning up from the battery of twisters and giant hail that ...

As Clinton Aide, Kagan Recommended Tactical Support for an Abortion Ban

New York Times - Peter Baker - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Elena Kagan, President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, once recommended to President Bill Clinton that he support a Democratic-sponsored ban on some late-term abortions as a way to defeat a stronger measure gaining ...
Mixed Grades at Harvard Wall Street Journal

W.Va. congressman's 28-year run ends in primary

The Associated Press - Vicki Smith - ‎17 minutes ago‎
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Democrat Alan Mollohan became the first member of the US House to be ousted this spring primary season after his opponent mounted a campaign that questioned the 14-term congressman's ethics and support for federal health care reform ...

Gold futures top $1233 an ounce on Globex

MarketWatch - Myra P. Saefong - ‎17 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures topped $1233 an ounce in electronic trading Wednesday morning in Asia, extending the hefty gains seen in New York as European debt concerns continued to draw investors to the ...

Market Inquiry Focuses on One Trader

New York Times - Edward Wyatt, Graham Bowley - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mary L. Schapiro, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, during a House hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. By EDWARD WYATT and GRAHAM BOWLEY WASHINGTON - Regulators examining the causes of the brief stock market free fall last Thursday are ...

Disney Movie Unit Drives Strong Results in Quarter

New York Times - Brooks Barnes - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Company appears to be having some success in repairing its movie operation, but now its television business is springing a leak.

Revamped Microsoft Office Will Be Free on the Web

New York Times - Ashlee Vance - ‎2 hours ago‎
Microsoft has created a chimera in its new Office 2010 software, part desktop software and part Web app. This latest version of Office, which includes applications like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, is Microsoft's long-awaited ...

10 Reasons Why Android Will Dominate the Mobile Market

eWeek - ‎11 minutes ago‎
New Analysis: Google's Android platform finally outsold the iPhone in the first quarter. Although it had to do so with the help of several devices instead of just one, the chances of Android dominating the mobile space going forward are greater than ...

FCC Wants Wireless Carriers to Warn Consumers on Bill Shock

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The FCC May 11 said it wants wireless carriers to notify their customers before they reach roaming or data usage limits under their wireless service plans.

Movie night with Jamie Foxx is an 'Idol' dud

msnbc.com - Craig Berman - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Michael Becker / PictureGroup via AP By Craig Berman On “Songs of the Cinema” night, it was Crystal Bowersox who earned the “American Idol” Oscar.

Niecy Nash no longer "Dancing with the Stars"

Reuters - Jill Serjeant - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Niecy Nash was eliminated from ABC's ballroom competition show "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday after receiving the lowest scores from the judges and failing to rally viewers to her side.

Five Classic Lena Horne Albums

Vanity Fair - Will Friedwald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Entertainer Lena Horne, who died on Sunday, was an amazingly visual singer—thus it's hardly surprising that she was the first African-American vocalist to have a substantial career in the movies.
An appreciation: Lena Horne Los Angeles Times

Blue Jays endure a night of walks and errors

National Post - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Adam Hunger/Reuters Toronto Blue Jays catcher John Buck looks down as Boston's Jason Varitek scores on a solo home run during the second inning of their game at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday night.

Mets zoom past Nats with furious rally

MLB.com - Marty Noble - ‎20 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK -- Some nine hours after Chris Carter reached Citi Field on Tuesday afternoon, he energized it, providing the telling hit in the Mets' most productive inning of the season and their rousing come-from-behind victory ...

Tiger will struggle to catch Nicklaus, Johnny Miller says

USA Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
NBC's Johnny Miller was spot on over the weekend with his commentary about Tiger Woods needing to switch coaches. Woods tried to shrug off Miller's comments during a press conference yesterday, but a couple of hours later Hank Haney quit as Woods' ...

Michelle Obama's Plan to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎4 hours ago‎
May 11, 2010 -- Spearheaded by Michelle Obama, a new presidential initiative would reverse the child obesity epidemic. The goal, as set out in a report from the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, is to reduce childhood ...

Working overtime increases heart risk, a study finds

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
People who regularly put in overtime and work 10 or 11-hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests.

Genetic test kits to hit stores amid controversy

Chicago Tribune - Sandra M. Jones, Bruce Japsen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coming soon to a drugstore near you, alongside the aspirin and greeting cards, will be the promise of answers to some of life's most personal mysteries: Am I at risk for Alzheimer's disease?

Five Hidden Dangers of Facebook

CBS News - ‎May 8, 2010‎
(CBS) Facebook claims it has 400 million users. But are they well-protected from prying eyes, scammers and unwanted marketers? She says your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know when you log onto Facebook, due to security ...

Bill Maher Slams Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, George Will Over BP Oil Spill ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 7, 2010‎
On "Real Time" this week, Bill Maher took on conservatives for dismissing the Gulf oil spill and the climate change movement.

They Don't Report. You Don't Have to Decide.

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎May 8, 2010‎
“DESPITE the major environmental disaster unfolding in the Gulf and the attempted terror attack on New York's Times Square, President Obama spent his Saturday night laughing it up at the White House Correspondents Dinner,” griped Sean ...

Food Allergies Less Common Than Believed, Study Says

New York Times - Gina Kolata - ‎5 hours ago‎
A new report, commissioned by the federal government, finds the field is rife with poorly done studies, misdiagnoses and tests that can give misleading results.

Obama's pal part of federal probe

Chicago Sun-Times - Dave McKinney, Chris Fusco - ‎May 8, 2010‎
E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.