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Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

Reuters - Dan Whitcomb, Tim Gaynor - ‎2 hours ago‎
Undocumented immigrants hide their faces as they wait to be deported from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding facility in Phoenix May 6, 2010.

BP Prepares to Lower 'Top Hat' on Oil Leak

Wall Street Journal - Brian Baskin - ‎31 minutes ago‎
BP PLC has lowered a new containment device to the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and will deploy it on a leaking oil well in the next two days, a company executive said Wednesday.

Senate Gets a Climate and Energy Bill, Modified by a Gulf Spill That Still Grows

New York Times - John M. Broder - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The long delayed and much amended Senate plan to deal with global warming and energy was unveiled on Wednesday to considerable fanfare but uncertain prospects.

David Cameron coalition team in first cabinet meeting

BBC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
David Cameron is preparing for his first cabinet meeting as prime minister as he puts the finishing touches to his historic coalition government.

Airbus crash: pilots tell of risks approaching Tripoli airport

Times Online - Charles Bremner - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Theories about the disaster focused on a possible technical malfunction or pilot error, or both, just before the A330-200 Airbus was due to touch down.

Afghanistan's Karzai arrives in Washington for visit intended to ease tensions

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung - ‎May 10, 2010‎
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicked off a day of talks with Afghan leaders by assuring President Hamid Karzai that the United States will remain committed to his country long after the last US combat troops have departed.

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Judging Elena Kagan: The Process Begins

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two days after President Barack Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court, Kagan put aside her day job, arguing in the rarified world of the Supreme Court as solicitor general, and stepped into the grinding process of Senate confirmation.

Crist signs the paperwork to officially leave GOP

The Associated Press - Mitch Stacey - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is officially an independent. He stopped by the election supervisor's office in his St. Petersburg hometown on Wednesday to declare his political independence.

SC Gov. Sanford saw Argentine lover in Florida

The Associated Press - Jim Davenport - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLUMBIA, SC - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday he spent last weekend in Florida with his Argentine lover, hoping to rekindle the affair that wrecked his marriage and his political future and brought a formal rebuke from legislators for ...

SAP Makes Bid For Sybase In Deal Worth $5.8B

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Morse, Ben Worthen - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--German software company SAP AG (SAP) made an all-cash bid for technology company Sybase Inc. (SY) in a deal valued at about $5.8 billion.

Tech Rebound Lifts Cisco's Net 63%

Wall Street Journal - Don Clark - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Cisco Systems Inc. provided more evidence that a rebound in corporate technology spending is gaining momentum as customers in a growing number of regions snap up more varieties of communications and computing hardware.

US HOT STOCKS: Morgan Stanley, Electronic Arts, SunPower, Macy's

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
US stocks traded higher Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 118 points to 10866, the S&P 500 rose 12 points to 1168 and Nasdaq rose 39 points to 2414.

Microsoft's Office 2010 Dogpiles New Features, Fails to Rock Worlds

Wired News - Christopher Null - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three years have passed since the last version of Office was released, so naturally it's time for Microsoft to convince you that you need a new one.

Court Says Lime Wire Liable for Infringement

PC World - Nancy Gohring - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Lime Wire and its former CEO are liable for the copyright infringement executed by its users, a New York federal judge said on Tuesday.

Possible next-gen iPhone surfaces on Vietnam sites

The Associated Press - Jessica Mintz - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SEATTLE - Another possible next-generation iPhone prototype has surfaced, this time in Vietnam. US blogs reposted video of someone holding the phone and photos of it being taken apart.

Movie review: 'Robin Hood' is all over the Sherwood Forest

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
An overly busy story line trips up Ridley Scott's take on the legendary archer, which stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic When you call a movie " Robin Hood," you set up expectations: a gallant archer ...

Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Casey James: Idol's top three?

Beatweek Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
Up is down, left is right, Crystal Bowersox is back to being bulletproof, and suddenly Lee DeWyze is in trouble? American Idol's ninth season got turned entirely on its head last night - again - when the events of the episode demonstrated that it only ...

Sean Penn sent to anger management after paparazzi clash

Reuters - Robert Galbraith, Dan Whitcomb - ‎5 hours ago‎
Academy Award winning actor Sean Penn listens during a news conference in San Francisco, California March 3, 2009. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Sean Penn on Wednesday pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with a ...

Cushing Keeps Defensive Rookie Award

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎3 hours ago‎
Brian Cushing won the NFL's defensive rookie of the year award in January. Last week it was learned that Cushing, a linebacker for the Houston Texans, had tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug last September.

It's not too soon: LeBron's legacy on line in Game 6

CBSSports.com - Ken Berger - ‎10 minutes ago‎
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- After an 11-minute interview session Wednesday in the wake of LeCollapse, LeBron James stopped grasping for the right words to properly convey the urgency of the moment.
LeBron, Cavs still confident The Associated Press

Woods says he has inflamed joint in his neck

Sports Network - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods said Wednesday that an MRI taken on Wednesday showed he has an inflamed facet joint in his neck.

FDA challenges Pathway on its retail gene test

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Susan Heavey - ‎48 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration wants the maker of a genetic testing kit slated for distribution in Walgreen drug stores to show it has regulatory approval, or prove why it should be sold without the agency's blessing.

Stressed? Calling Mom helps, study says

CNN - Anne Harding - ‎9 hours ago‎
Physical contact isn't necessary for moms to comfort stressed-out teenagers, a new study says. (Health.com) -- It's a situation every mother has been through: Your child is stressed out or upset, but she's at school or ...

Budget office clarifies health care costs update

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - A chunk of spending on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is actually money for current federal programs, congressional budget scorekeepers said Wednesday, in a twist to the partisan dispute over the law's price tag.
So Much For ObamaCare's Savings Investor's Business Daily

Unraveling the case of confessed terrorist Bryant Vinas

CNN (blog) - Nic Robertson - ‎May 10, 2010‎
Editor's Note: CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson spent a year investigating convicted terrorist, Bryant Neal Vinas.

Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook

New York Times - Jim Dwyer - ‎May 11, 2010‎
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, 20, far left; Dan Grippi, 21; Max Salzberg, 22; and Raphael Sofaer, 19, all students at NYU, are trying to reinvent social networking online.

The Stupak Curse: Dem Incumbents in Most Trouble

TIME (blog) - Jay Newton-Small - ‎6 hours ago‎
As Adam notes, incumbents should take Rep. Allan Mollohan's loss of his primary as a shot across the bow but there are 13 members it should terrify.

Tornado-ravaged Oklahoma may face more storms

CNN - ‎May 11, 2010‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Forecasters warned that another round of severe weather may hit Oklahoma on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a storm system spawned multiple tornadoes and left five people dead.

The Hilbert Hotel

New York Times (blog) - Steven Strogatz - ‎May 9, 2010‎
In late February I received an e-mail message from a reader named Kim Forbes. Her six-year-old son Ben had asked her a math question she couldn't answer, and she was hoping I could help: Today is the 100th day of school.