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Effects of dwindling Social Security, Medicare

NECN - ‎36 minutes ago‎
(NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) New reports are out on when the Social Security and Medicare trust funds could go bankrupt. What could they mean to you for your old age benefits -- and you as a taxpayer?

Buffalo crash: Pilots acted 'just opposite' of normal practices

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Alan Levin, USA TODAY The turboprop had gotten too slow for safe flight and a warning system known as a "stick shaker" began vigorously vibrating the control column.

UK, US plea over Sri Lanka crisis

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The US and UK have urged Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels to stop fighting "immediately" and allow an evacuation of trapped civilians.

Some Gaza Christians Get Israeli Permits to Attend Papal Mass

Voice of America - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Mandy Clark Pope Benedict XVI is in Israel as part of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Hundreds of Christians in the Gaza Strip applied for Israeli permits to leave the territory to attend a Papal Mass.

Pakistan sends commandos into Swat

MiamiHerald.com - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By SAEED SHAH AND JONATHAN S. LANDAY ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani commandos dropped by helicopter into the Taliban's mountain base in Swat on Tuesday, in what appeared to be a stepped-up offensive against the extremists who seized the area in ...

Information war key to US Pakistan strategy: envoy

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Policies to counter Taliban broadcasting will be a key part of Obama administration aid efforts for beleaguered ally Pakistan, the US envoy for the Afghan-Pakistan conflict said on Tuesday.

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Crist gives GOP 'big fish' in 2010

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Paul Steinhauser Hours after announcing plans to run for the Senate, Gov. Charlie Crist got the support of top Republicans. The senator from Texas and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday reeled in a big catch as ...

Congress moves to regulate credit cards

Christian Science Monitor - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Gail Russell Chaddock | Staff writer/ May 12, 2009 edition For the 70 percent of US households that use credit cards, many of the nasty surprises in the fine print of credit agreements are on a path to extinction.

5 convicted in 'Liberty City' terror trial

CNN - ‎51 minutes ago‎
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Five of six men accused of plotting terrorist acts with al Qaeda were convicted Tuesday by a Miami jury after six days of deliberation, authorities said.

US Median House Price Declines 14%

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By JAMES R. HAGERTY The median price for a single-family house fell 14% to $169000 in the first quarter from a year earlier, the National Association of Realtors reported.

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CNNMoney.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) -- Intel Corp.'s orders and billing patterns so far in the second quarter have been slightly better than expected, Chief Executive Paul Otellini said Tuesday.

Road Trips to Rebound As Summer Kicks Off

Wall Street Journal - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By ANA CAMPOY The road trip is poised to make a comeback as the summer travel season begins, despite the lingering recession and rising prices at the pump, auto group AAA said in a new forecast.

Google Adds Menu, Plans Other Changes

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO Google Inc. Tuesday said it would add a new menu to its search-results page to help users refine results by a broader range of variables.

Shuttle damage 'looks like nothing,' NASA says

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A trail of dings stretches about 21 inches along the right side of Atlantis, where the wing meets the fuselage. Officials say it may have come from bits of foam that broke off during launch.

Jesus Brouhaha Highlights App Store's Capricious Sense of Taste

TechNewsWorld - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Renay San Miguel A look-at-me-I'm-Jesus iPhone app: banned. An app that has users shaking a baby until it's dead: allowed, then later banned.

Miss California keeps her crown, and her opinions

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - An emotional Miss California Carrie Prejean kept her crown on Tuesday, and the beauty queen stood by her opposition to gay marriage and defended posing for topless photos.

Simon Cowell Doesn't Think Kris Allen Can Win 'American Idol'

MTV.com - ‎43 minutes ago‎
'Kris is a nice guy but he's not a good enough singer to compete with Adam,' the judge says. By Eric Ditzian There are still three aspiring "Idol"s left on the stage of the talent competition, but to hear judge Simon Cowell tell it, only one has a shot ...

Kevin Smith Raves About Chris Pine's 'Electric' Work In 'Star Trek'

MTV.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz Until this weekend, not many among the moviegoing public knew the name Chris Pine, unless you happened to be a fan of films like "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" or the Lindsay Lohan rom-com ...
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In a series of inches, a Game 5 win could go a long way

NBA.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Rob Peterson, NBA.com BOSTON -- They say baseball is a game of inches, but that old adage could hold true for hoops as well. A toe on the line could cost you a point or a possession.

Capitals Hope for a Hero in Yet Another Game 7

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Barry Svrluga There have been precious few events in Washington sports like the one that will take place Wednesday night at Verizon Center, and the heroes in years past have names like Dale Hunter, a Washington Capitals great, because he once scored ...

Clemens breaks silence, maintains stance

MLB.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Bobbie Dittmeier and Tom Singer / MLB.com Roger Clemens, participating in an interview Tuesday for the first time in months, repeated his denial that Brian McNamee injected him with performance-enhancing drugs, called allegations of such use ...

Swift Drug Treatment Is Urged for Swine Flu in Pregnancy

New York Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. And because a positive test for the new H1N1 flu can take days, the agency said, Tamiflu should be given to any pregnant patient with flu symptoms and a history of likely contact with someone else with swine flu.

Senate Panel Debates Cap On Tax Exclusion For Health Care

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Patrick Yoest Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The issue of whether and how to tax health insurance benefits drew a strong reaction Tuesday at a Senate Finance Committee hearing, with divisions on the issue beginning to emerge along ...

If you can't trust a Cheerios box...

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Those toasted Os may be crunchy. They may go great with milk. You could go so far as to say they're part of a nutritious breakfast.

Cheney in the Limelight: Is Former VP Breaking Tradition?

ABC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
By JONATHAN KARL The vice president who seemed to spend most of his eight years in office in an undisclosed location, now seems to be everywhere, giving interview after interview criticizing the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies and ...

Australia PM Rudd denies budget too optimistic

guardian.co.uk - ‎9 minutes ago‎
CANBERRA, May 13 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday defended economic forecasts and record deficits in his government's second budget as some economists warned that his exit strategy from deficit was far from convincing.

Soldier Shooting Spurs Focus on Combat Stress

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON and ANAHAD O'CONNOR BAGHDAD - A 44-year-old Army sergeant was charged with murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of five fellow soldiers at a combat stress clinic at a Baghdad army base, an American military official ...