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CIA Chief Rebuts Pelosi's Charges

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Perry Bacon Jr. and Joby Warrick CIA Director Leon Panetta yesterday rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that the agency misled her about its use of coercive interrogation methods, escalating a controversy that has dogged the speaker for ...
Panetta fires back at Pelosi Los Angeles Times

Opposition party concedes in India election

CNN - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Harmeet Shah Singh NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- An opposition party in India conceded defeat in the country's election vote count Saturday, stating that the ruling party will win.

Military tribunals still seen as flawed

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama has outlined rule changes designed to bolster defendants' rights, but the commissions to try suspected terrorists will still suffer an image problem, experts predict.

Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken

CNN International - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels, the Ministry of Defense said Saturday, marking a possible end to a quarter-century-long fight in the island nation.

Citing Auschwitz, Pope Assails Hatred

New York Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI at the the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Friday. By RACHEL DONADIO and ALAN COWELL TEL AVIV - Recalling a visit to the Auschwitz death camp, Pope Benedict XVI wound up an often politically charged trip to Israel and the ...

Egypt opens Gaza border

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
GAZA CITY (AFP) - Egypt opened its border with Gaza on Saturday to traffic into and out of the impoverished territory which has been under an Israeli blockade for nearly two years, security officials said.

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Notre Dame Graduation Features President Obama, Protests

ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
By KAREN TRAVERS When more than 2000 students receive their diplomas at the University of Notre Dame Sunday, there will be familiar graduation weekend sights -- students in cap and gowns, proud parents snapping photographs and celebrations.

Reports detail Obama's new book deal

USA Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
We reported a little while ago that the White House has posted the personal financial disclosure reports for President Obama and Vice President Biden.
The chief salutes the champs Philadelphia Inquirer

Obama After Bush: Leading by Second Thought

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Brennan Linsley/AP A room in a trailer sat ready before a military hearing for a Guantánamo detainee in September 2006. President Obama has begun to come down on the side of taking fewer risks with security.
Why Cheney Tortured Atlantic Online

GM in Bankruptcy May Speed Dealer Cuts to Match Chrysler's Pace

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Katie Merx and Mike Ramsey May 16 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp.'s plan to slash its dealer network by the end of 2010 may accelerate, matching the pace set by Chrysler LLC, in a bankruptcy the biggest US automaker says is probable.
Bankruptcy key to cuts Detroit Free Press

Prices in S. Fla. flat in April

MiamiHerald.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
The region's inflation rate in April was almost nil: Prices actually fell slightly due to weak demand. Transportation saw the biggest drop.

Ameriprise rejects federal funding

MiamiHerald.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
After rebounding with a profit of about $130 million in the first quarter of this year, Minneapolis-based wealth management and insurance firm Ameriprise turned down federal funding.

Complex repairs face weary Hubble spacewalkers

The Associated Press - ‎43 minutes ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts are getting ready for what could be the most complex spacewalking of their mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

Rumors abuzz about Apple's 'Project Charlie' and iPods with cameras!

TopNews United States - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple surely has a knack of drumming up free advertising, with the always-so-rampant guesswork regarding its "next move!" The gossip from PhoneArena owes its origin to a screenshot supposedly from the inventory of Best Buy.

Video Game Sales Continue to Fall

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By MATT RICHTEL; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF Video game sales in the United States totaled $1 billion for April, 17 percent lower than in April 2008, according to NPD, the market research firm.

"Angels" has lots of talk, few flights

Denver Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Lisa Kennedy Tom Hanks returns (his proto-mullet does not) as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons.

Miss California to guest-host Fox show

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By EMILY GUENDELSBERGER guendee@phillynews.com SatTATT SORT of figured this eventually would happen: Carrie Prejean, the runner-up in the Miss USA pageant whose important opinions on gay marriage have been discussed by any number of media outlets that ...

'Grey's' Wins Ratings

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By BENJAMIN TOFF; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF The ambiguous season finale of “Grey's Anatomy,” in which Dr. George O'Malley (played by TR Knight) and Dr.
Gray area for 'Grey's' finale Detroit Free Press

Women flocking to Rachel Alexandra make her the Preakness favorite

New York Daily News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
BY William Sherman Against all historical odds, 3-year-old wonder horse Rachel Alexandra is the favorite in Saturday's Preakness Stakes - the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Yankees' real hero: After hospital visit, Brett Gardner plays key ...

New York Daily News - ‎46 minutes ago‎
BY Sean Brennan Brett Gardner. His inside-the-park homer gave Yankees life, and his triple started the ninth-inning rally. Alex Rodriguez.

Mets 8, Giants 6 Mets Take Advantage of 9th-Inning Error to Rally ...

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jeff Chiu/AP Gary Sheffield is celebrates with teammate Fernando Tatis after scoring the tying run in the top of the ninth inning off a throwing error on Ryan Church's bunt.

Malaysia confirms second H1N1 flu case

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Reuters) - Malaysia has identified its second case of the H1N1 flu in a patient at a hospital in the northern island state of Penang, the online version of The Star newspaper reported on Saturday.

Fears of Swine Flu Close Three More Schools

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Paul Cavaliere and his son, Tyler, 10, showed up at PS 107 in Queens, which the city closed, to report Tyler had tested positive for an unknown strain of flu.

New York City health chief to head CDC

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, known for his aggressive and sometimes controversial efforts to limit smoking and consumption of trans fats in the nation's largest metropolis, has been chosen by President Obama to direct the Centers ...

Myanmar bars lawyer from Suu Kyi trial

The Associated Press - ‎23 minutes ago‎
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's military rulers disbarred a prominent lawyer who applied to defend pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her upcoming trial, the attorney said Saturday.

Pakistan presses military offensive

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistan's military Saturday pressed its offensive against Taliban militants in the northwest of the country after tens of thousands more people fled the conflict zone.

Americans in poll mostly pro-life, not pro-choice

Mormon Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By James Thalman Another in a series of surveys checking the American attitude on abortion is showing that, for the first time in more than 10 years, most people say they are pro-life, not pro-choice.