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Signs of Leadership Void as Al Qaeda Pushes On

New York Times - Scott Shane - ‎49 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - When Al Qaeda's online propaganda arm sought to rally supporters this week after the killing of Osama bin Laden, it did not hint that the network had a major terrorist plot in the works.
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Romney defends Massachusetts health care law

USA Today - Susan Page - ‎47 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Thursday defended the health care overhaul he signed as governor of Massachusetts and denied its resemblance to the federal version that President Obama signed ...
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Obama Seeking Extension for Director of FBI

New York Times - Charlie Savage, Jackie Calmes - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama asked Congress on Thursday to allow Robert S. Mueller III to remain the director of the FBI for two more years, a surprise move intended to provide a measure of stability on his national ... - USA Today - Washington Post

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Twitter Erupts Over Ashton Kutcher Joining 'Two and a Half Men'

Hollywood Reporter - ‎39 minutes ago‎
"Are we being punk'd?" writes one of Charlie Sheen's replacement, while another adds that "Kutcher in for Sheen seems like, duh, winning for everyone (except tiger blood boy)..." Soon after The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ashton Kutcher will ...

A slice of vindication for Miami Heat's LeBron James - Dan Le Batard - ‎25 minutes ago‎
At the big moment, his big moment, the villain-hero bowed his head and knelt like a King humbled before God. The critics will mock this, of course, because that is the soundtrack that usually comes with ...

Levees shored up against record Mississippi floods

Reuters - Eric Thayer, Leigh Coleman - ‎1 hour ago‎
A sign is seen atop a levee holding back the Mississippi River in Waterproof, Louisiana May 12, 2011. By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The government scrambled to shore up the levee system in the Deep South on Thursday to prevent the mighty ...

An overview of the unrest in Libya and Syria

CNN International - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff A ship arrived Thursday night in Benghazi from Misrata, carrying at least 108 refugees, including 25 with war wounds, according to a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

James Durbin Sent Home In 'American Idol' Shocker - Gil Kaufman - ‎1 hour ago‎
This part of the "American Idol" season is full of stress and nerves. In theory, we're down to the four very best contestants, picked from more than 100000 wannabes, and it's painful to see any of them go.

Demjanjuk ruling strikes fatal blow to 'just following orders'

Globe and Mail - Doug Saunders - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sixty-one years ago this summer, the United Nations agreed on the Fourth Nuremberg Principle: Nobody can escape war-crimes charges by claiming that they were just following orders from superiors.

Coburn gets new scrutiny in Ensign scandal

Politico - John Bresnahan - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Sen. Tom Coburn faces troubling new questions about his role in the extramarital affair of his former colleague, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.

US STOCKS-Wall St ends higher but still playing defense

Reuters - Caroline Valetkevitch, Kenneth Barry - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) - Defensive shares led a rebound in US stocks on Thursday as investors weighed mixed economic signals and recent volatility in commodities in search of direction.

Game 6: Bulls vs. Hawks

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new study shows a 96% reduction in transmission of the AIDS virus to spouses and partners when HIV-positive people take anti-AIDS drugs.

Movie review: 'Bridesmaids'

Los Angeles Times - Betsy Sharkey - ‎1 hour ago‎
This clever romp to the altar is made to order for maid of honor Kristen Wiig and her raunchy gal pals. By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex - so ...

Qatar bails out of Yemen pact

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- One of the backers of a proposal to end the upheaval in Yemen is walking away over Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's reluctance to leave the country to sign the pact.

Loss Raises Questions Over Defense Strategy

Wall Street Journal - Michael Rothfeld, Chad Bray - ‎1 hour ago‎
Summing up his defense of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, attorney John Dowd tried to channel the late Johnnie Cochran, telling jurors: "If it's public, you must acquit.

A quick 9: Tiger Woods withdraws from Players Championship

Los Angeles Times - Jeff Shain - ‎51 minutes ago‎
On the eve of The Players Championship, Tiger Woods went out to dinner with Mark O'Meara and his wife - an infrequent occasion these days as O'Meara plays his golf on the Champions Tour.

LimeWire settles out of court with major record labels for $105M

Washington Post - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By AP, SAN FRANCISCO - File-sharing software company LimeWire, which shut down last year after being barred from allowing people to share copyright-protected files online, reached a $105 million out-of-court settlement with the major record labels ...

Orioles rally to beat Mariners 2-1 in 12 innings

San Francisco Chronicle - David Ginsburg - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Gail Burton / AP Seattle Mariners pitcher Jason Vargas delivers against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Baltimore.

Can Google Chromebook beat Apple iPad?

International Business Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The latest Acer and Samsung notebooks running on Google Chrome OS were unveiled at the Google I/O conference earlier this week. But can they beat the iconic iPad?

Bulls, Hawks both wary of pesky 'ifs'

Chicago Sun-Times - Lacy J. Banks - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew cheers as he looks at a scoreboard during the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of a second-round NBA playoffs basketball series in Chicago, ...

Experts on PSN Hack: Sony Could Have Done More

PCWorld - Jared Newman - ‎2 hours ago‎
As the PlayStation Network outage enters its fourth week, with no definite answer to the question of when service will be restored, security experts have told PCWorld that Sony could have done more to prevent PSN from being ...

EU moves to end passport-free Schengen travel - Nick Allen - ‎4 hours ago‎
The European Union has moved toward reversing passport free travel across the continent amid fears of a wave of migrants fleeing unrest in north Africa.

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