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Dealerships not on Chrysler's list are relieved

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY TOM INCANTALUPO | tom.incantalupo@newsday.com At Mullen Motors, a cheer went up on the sales floor when the 30 employees heard the news Thursday that their dealership, a fixture in Southold since 1927, was not among the four on Long Island to be ...

Pelosi Says She Knew of Waterboarding by 2003

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON - The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, acknowledged for the first time Thursday that she knew by early 2003 that the Central Intelligence Agency had subjected terror detainees to waterboarding but saw little recourse to challenge ...

Issue of Guantanamo Detainees Simmers in Va.

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Amy Gardner The intensifying debate over what to do with 241 detainees in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has pushed the candidates for Virginia governor to address widespread speculation that at least two locations in the state, ...

Pakistan lifts Swat valley curfew

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Pakistan's army has temporarily lifted the curfew in large parts of the Swat valley, to allow civilians to flee the intense fighting against the Taleban.

Home of Burma's Suu Kyi Imperiled

Washington Post - ‎11 minutes ago‎
By Glenn Kessler Burma's Nobel Peace Prize-winning democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi will go on trial Monday amid signs that, one way or another, the country's military rulers intend to force her to give up her home.

Thousands Greet Pope in Nazareth

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Worshipers wait for Pope Benedict XVI to arrive for the Mass on Mount Precipice in Nazareth. News reports estimated the crowd at 50000.

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Budget Crisis in California Could Claim Landmarks

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By JESSE McKINLEY In yet another sign of California's seemingly endless financial crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Thursday that a growing budget deficit would lead to layoffs of 5000 state employees; the elimination and consolidation of a ...

Powell aide says torture helped build Iraq war case

CNN International - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By Matt Smith (CNN) -- Finding a "smoking gun" linking Iraq and al Qaeda became the main purpose of the abusive interrogation program the Bush administration authorized in 2002, a former State Department official told CNN on Thursday.

Obama Urges Action On Credit Card Rules

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Michael D. Shear and Nancy Trejos RIO RANCHO, NM, May 14 -- President Obama on Thursday declared that "enough's enough" when it comes to high credit card fees and sudden interest rate hikes and called on Congress to immediately protect consumers ...

Prudential, Allstate Among Insurers Cleared for TARP

Bloomberg - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By Andrew Frye and Rebecca Christie Hartford won preliminary approval for $3.4 billion from the Treasury Department's capital purchase program, the Connecticut- based insurer said today in a statement.

Wal-Mart Says Its Market Share Is Rising

New York Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM Once upon a time, posting flat or slightly declining profits would have been bad news for a retailer. But not in this economy.

Carlyle Settles Pension Probe

Washington Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By Amit R. Paley The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private-equity firms, has agreed to pay $20 million and stop using politically connected operatives to land business with government pension systems around the country, New York Attorney ...

Muscle power saves the day for Hubble

CNET News - ‎4 hours ago‎
by William Harwood In a make-or-break attempt to free a stuck bolt holding an old camera in place on the Hubble Space Telescope, spacewalker Andrew Feustel, anchored to the end of the shuttle Atlantis' robot arm, used old-fashioned elbow grease to save ...

Google Suffers Another Embarassing Service Disruption

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Scott Morrison SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Google Inc. (GOOG) suffered another embarrassment when a technical glitch rendered the Internet search company's main page, mail service and news site sluggish or unavailable to millions of people worldwide ...

Video game industry sales drop 17% in April

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Console sales fall 8% and games slide 23% from a year earlier, a report from NPD Group says. Part of the revenue decline, an analyst says, also can be attributed to widespread discounting by stores.

'Angels & Demons' tour illuminates the charms of Rome

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Don Faust, DonFaustPhoto.com By Chris Gray Faust, USA TODAY VATICAN CITY - The faithful stream into St. Peter 's Square on Christianity's holiest day, engulfing the Egyptian obelisk that centers the piazza so carefully planned by 17th-century ...

Does 'American Idol' want an artist, or a star?

msnbc.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Craig Berman Adam Lambert and Kris Allen could not be more different. Their musical styles and strengths don't mesh and their personalities are opposites.

Farrah Fawcett in legal tug-of-war in dying days

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A dying Farrah Fawcett is caught in the middle of a legal battle between her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, and a producer who has worked with the "Charlie's Angels" star during her fight with cancer.

Smart guard play key to Magic win

Orlando Sentinel - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kyle Hightower | SENTINEL STAFF WRITER With so much of the spotlight on Magic center Dwight Howard heading into Game 6, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for Orlando's guards to finally make their presence felt Thursday night.

Orioles crush Royals

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis had two hits and drove in three runs apiece, as the Baltimore Orioles handled the Kansas City Royals, 9-5, in the opener of a four-game set.

Red Wings Advance After Holding Off Rally by Ducks

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP Dan Cleary's tie-breaking goal with three minutes left Thursday lifted Detroit to a 4-3 victory against the visiting Anaheim Ducks and sent the Red Wings, the defending Stanley Cup champions, back to the Western Conference finals for the third ...

Swine Flu Not an Accident From a Lab, WHO Says

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. The swine flu virus did not result from a laboratory accident, the World Health Organization said Thursday, working to debunk rumors started by an Australian virologist and circulated by news outlets all over the world.

Three NYC schools closing for week over H1N1 flu

CNN - ‎27 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Five new cases of the H1N1 virus in New York City schools will force three schools to close for a week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference Thursday evening.

Senators open to compromise on healthcare revamp

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators leading the debate on revamping the US healthcare system held out hope on Thursday of bipartisan compromise on even the most contentious issue of broadening the government role in providing medical ...

North Korea to be more lonely after nuclear test

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jonathan Thatcher SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) - North Korea is widely expected to carry out its threat to test a nuclear device, part of the slow march to developing an atomic arsenal and cementing its position as one of the world's most isolated states ...

Pictures of Torture, the Fact of Torture

New York Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
While release of the photos depicting torture by United States military personnel may “further inflame anti-American opinion” and endanger troops, the torture itself is what truly inflames our enemies and allies.

AP source: Rove to be questioned on US attorneys

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former top Bush White House aide Karl Rove is scheduled to be interviewed Friday as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of US attorneys, according to a lawyer familiar with the investigation.