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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.
Reasons behind Obama's U-turn BBC News
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.
Granholm reported among 6 considered for US Supreme Court seat Detroit Free Press
AP sources: Obama has more than 6 people for court The Associated Press
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.
UN and US weigh in on Sri Lanka Aljazeera.net
50 die in attack on Sri Lanka war zone hospital The Associated Press
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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”.
Video: Pope Offers Palestinians Spiritual Support The Associated Press
The Pope in the Mideast's Minefields New York Times
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 ...
As poll curtain comes down, BJP, Cong seen neck-&-neck Times of India
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.
Taliban wants 'new world order' Aljazeera.net
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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.
Craigslist to drop 'erotic services' classifieds The Associated Press
Craigslist agrees to take down erotic site Chicago Tribune
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.
Low Pay and Long Commutes for Pilots Who Crashed New York Times
Pilots' low pay, long commutes probed in air crash The Associated Press
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 ...
Ex-FBI agent criticizes harsh terrorism tactics Washington Post
Ex-FBI interrogator says harsh methods didn't work The Associated Press
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.
For Intel, Lessons From Microsoft In EU Showdown Wall Street Journal
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.
Verizon selling Washington state phone lines to Frontier Seattle Times
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.
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 ...
NASA 'elated' as shuttle captures Hubble telescope Computerworld
Atlantis Links With Hubble For Repairs InformationWeek
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 ...
How Wolfram Alpha Compares to Google, Wikipedia PC Magazine
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 ...
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.
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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.
'Up' to Open Cannes With Signature Pixar Charm Washington Post
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 ...
Caps replace rookie goalie, down 4-0 in Game 7 The Associated Press
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 ...
LB Jason Taylor rejoins Dolphins The State
Taylor heading back to Miami Seattle Post Intelligencer
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.
Jose Reyes keeps making baserunning mistakes for the New York Mets The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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.
Four more Hawaii residents confirmed to have swine flu Bizjournals.com
Brazil Suspected H1N1 Flu Cases Rise To 37 From 32 Wall Street Journal
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.
Medicare, Social Security drying up faster than expected Bizjournals.com
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
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.
GOP Strategists to Cheney: Enough, Already U.S. News & World Report
Dick Cheney on the Attack ABC News
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.
9 dead, 17 rescued after boat sinks off Fla. coast The Associated Press
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 ...