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Obama Faces Uphill Battle in Blocking Release of Detainee Photos

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
The next legal step in all of this is unclear, yet any legal move will put the Obama administration in the awkward position of fighting a pillar of its political base: the ACLU, which quickly lambasted President Obama's decision.

Obama weighs wide range of candidates for court

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama sought advice from congressional leaders on Wednesday as he pondered a broad group of candidates for a Supreme Court opening ranging from judges to a member of his Cabinet.

Obama urges action to avert Sri Lanka catastrophe

Reuters - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged both sides in Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war to take measures to avert a humanitarian crisis and aid tens of thousands of people trapped in the war zone.

Pope Benedict XVI calls for Palestinian state on visit to refugee camp

Times Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Pope gave his most forthright endorsement of a Palestinian state yesterday as his Holy Land pilgrimage took him to a refugee camp in the shadow of Israel's controversial “separation barrier”.

India's Path to Economic Reform Reaches a Fork in Vote

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Voters signed in with poll workers at Sacred Heart High School in Panagudi, India, on Wednesday. By VIKAS BAJAJ MUMBAI, India - In one of the many slick campaign commercials that are airing during this country's monthlong election, an actor reels off ...

British and Pakistani Leaders Discuss Anti-Taliban Campaign

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Tom Rivers The conflict between Pakistani forces and Taliban fighters in the North-West Frontier Province topped the agenda as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari at 10 Downing Street.

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Craigslist Plans to Monitor 'Adult' Ads

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By BRAD STONE Craigslist, the Web's largest classified advertising site, said on Wednesday that it would close its “erotic services” category, which critics have said is a forum that facilitates prostitution and other illegal activities.

Low Pay One of Many Difficulties Facing Regional Pilots

FOXNews - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Joshua Rhett Miller AP Pilots who work for regional airlines can earn as little as $12.50 per hour, less than the average hourly wage of a New York City taxi driver, FOXNews.

Harsh interrogation techniques ineffective,' former FBI agent ...

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By WARREN P. STROBEL WASHINGTON -- A former FBI special agent who interrogated senior al-Qaida captives told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that harsh interrogation techniques are "ineffective, slow and unreliable," and disputed claims by ...

Intel--Anti-competitive or No?

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
As one might expect, Intel CEO Paul S. Otellini this morning denied that the chipmaker has engaged in anti-competitive practices, as alleged by European Union antitrust regulators today.

Frontier Commun Can Learn A Lot From Fairpoint-Verizon Deal

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Roger Cheng Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Fairpoint Communications Inc.'s (FRP) current struggles may portend tough times ahead for Frontier Communications Corp.

Lawmakers welcome Obama plan on OTC regulation

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairmen of three of the four congressional committees in charge of US financial regulators welcomed the Obama administration proposal on Wednesday for tougher control of over-the-counter derivatives.

Chinese Space Junk Buzzes Shuttle, Hubble Telescope

Space.com - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Tariq Malik HOUSTON - NASA on Wednesday tracked a piece of man-made space junk leftover from a Chinese anti-satellite test in 2007 that zoomed past the shuttle Atlantis and the attached Hubble Space Telescope, which astronauts plucked from orbit ...

Google wants to know if you're sick

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Tom Krazit Google is attempting to find out how much of a role Internet searches play in the self-diagnosis process. The company plans later Wednesday to start rolling out a subtle question at the bottom of pages with search results for a few common ...

Apple sets tech conference date;investors all ears

Reuters - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) investors may want to circle June 8 on their calendars. That's when the iPod, Mac and iPhone maker will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, an event at which it usually offers early looks ...

People: Shanna Moekler resigns pageant post over Trump's decision.

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Tony Hicks FILE - In this May 11, 2009 file photo, Miss California USA Pageant state executive director Shanna Moakler participates in a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Did Simon Cowell's Lobbying For Adam Lambert Cross The Line?

MTV.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
By James Montgomery If you watched Tuesday night's "American Idol," you're no doubt buzzing about Kris Allen's left-field take on Kanye West's "Heartless.

Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off With 'Up'

New York Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The 62nd Cannes Film Festival got under way in France on Wednesday, and for once the hoopla about the look of the stars at the first screening may be justified.

First-period report: Another slow, sloppy start from Capitals

ESPN - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Wow. Talk about sucking the life out of a building, and maybe a team, all in eight seconds. One of the themes of this terrific series has been the inability of either the Capitals or Penguins to create any separation between themselves ...

Jason Taylor signs one-year deal to rejoin Miami Dolphins

MiamiHerald.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By ARMANDO SALGUERO Jason Taylor rejoined the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, signing a reported one-year, $1.5 million contract. Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and agent Gary Wichard were in negotiations since early Wednesday morning and the sides ...
Taylor heading back to Miami Seattle Post Intelligencer

Prado's blast lifts Braves in 12 innings

MLB.com - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com NEW YORK -- Just when it appeared like another lead might be squandered, Mike Gonzalez displayed an enhanced sense of determination.

China seeks passengers with exposure to new A/H1N1 flu case

Xinhua - ‎38 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Health confirmed Wednesday a Shandong man has tested positive for the A/H1N1 flu.

What Social Security's Underfunding Means for Your Retirement

U.S. News & World Report - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Emily Brandon Social Security and Medicare's annual checkup revealed that the recession and longer life expectancies are taxing the health of the entitlement system.

Defending Cheerios, Cereal of Liberty

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
By dan.mitchell - The Big Money Disputes over food-label claims are always political. But the current, insane iteration of the American right has walked several steps past the crazy line with its collective reaction to the Food and Drug ...
Please pass the Cheerios San Francisco Chronicle

Bill Clinton Takes 'Aim' at Cheney's Criticisms of Obama's Foreign ...

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
At a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry mcauliffe, former President Bill Clinton said he believes the country's foreign policy is better off in the hands of the Obama administration.

At least 10 dead after apparent human-smuggling boat capsizes

CNN - ‎49 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- At least 10 people were killed, and an unknown number remained missing Wednesday, after a boat authorities believe was used for human smuggling capsized off the coast of Florida.

Even With a Climate-Change Deal, Some Democrats Uncommitted

Wall Street Journal - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Siobhan Hughes WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Last-minute negotiating within the Democratic caucus on a climate-change bill continued in earnest through Wednesday, with oil refiners jockeying for more consideration and lawmakers from low-income regions ...