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Oil spill imperils an unseen world at the bottom of the gulf

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
As cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil executives are in Washington to answer to a Senate committee.

Thai protesters defiant, more fighting feared

Reuters - Ambika Ahuja, Adrees Latif - ‎3 hours ago‎
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of Thai protesters refused to leave Bangkok's streets on Sunday despite three days of fighting that has killed 24 people and spiraled into chaotic urban warfare, with both sides calling for reinforcements.

Strokes can occur in younger people too

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
A mild stroke in middle age, such as the one suffered by Beau Biden, isn't uncommon, doctors say. And the cause could be a number of things.

Search begins for settler who allegedly killed Arab teen

Ha'aretz - Avi Issacharoff, Anshel Pfeffer - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Palestinian youth was shot and killed in the West Bank by an Israeli Thursday night, while Israeli soldiers shot dead a 75-year-old Palestinian near the border fence with the Gaza Strip Friday.

Qantas monitors latest volcano disruption

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Qantas says its flights have not yet been affected by ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland which is again threatening air travel in Britain.

Brazil's President Lula in Iran for key nuclear talks

BBC News - Jon Leyne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Brazil's president is in Iran to hold talks with its leaders in what is seen as a last ditch attempt to find a compromise over the nuclear issue.

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U.S. Episcopal Church consecrates lesbian bishop

Reuters - Erik Tavcar, Alan Devall - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles ordained an openly lesbian bishop on Saturday, a move likely to stoke further tensions between liberals and conservatives in the deeply divided global Anglican Communion.

Palin to Obama: 'Do your job, secure our border'

CNN - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joined the national battle over Arizona's controversial new immigration law Saturday, appearing with Gov.

Kagan's abortion stance has both sides guessing

Los Angeles Times - Christi Parsons, James Oliphant - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Supreme Court nominee sounded like a staunch liberal in a 1980 essay, but pushed for compromise on a 1997 ban on late-term abortions.

Obama pushes Wall Street reform with populism

Reuters - Matt Spetalnick, Paul Simao - ‎19 hours ago‎
US President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois, April 28, 2010. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday called for swift Senate action on a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street rules to ...

Efforts under way to control oil spill impact on business, environment

Bizjournals.com - ‎May 14, 2010‎
The US Small Business Administration on Friday approved disaster loan funds for businesses along Florida's Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
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Hon Hai Group Says Worker in China Found Dead After Fall

BusinessWeek - Yu-Huay Sun - ‎45 minutes ago‎
May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Hon Hai Group, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, said an employee died at a dormitory at the company's facility in Shenzhen, China.

Google to stop selling smartphone online

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic, John Wallace - ‎45 minutes ago‎
A model demonstrates a Nexus One smartphone, the first mobile phone Google will sell directly to consumers based on its Android platform, after a news conference at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California January 5, 2010.

Astronauts forced into shorter shuttle survey

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎6 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A snagged cable forced Atlantis' astronauts to resort to a more inconvenient and less comprehensive method of inspecting their space shuttle Saturday as they sped toward a weekend rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Google's Wi-Fi Spying: What Were They Thinking?

PC World - ‎4 hours ago‎
Artwork: Chip Taylor"Don't be evil" has gone all 1984 on us. Or so it seems after Google revealed Friday that its Street View cars, in addition to snapping photos of the world's roadways, have also been collecting sensitive personal information from ...

Cannes Critical Consensus: 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'

Los Angeles Times (blog) - ‎20 minutes ago‎
That seems to be the early critical reaction to the latest Woody Allen movie, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," which premiered Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.

Woody Allen rallies to Polanski's defence

ABC Online - ‎29 minutes ago‎
US director Woody Allen has defended fellow filmmaker Roman Polanski, taking aim at those who would be "happy if they could execute him in a firing squad".

Conrad Murray glad he could help ill woman on flight

Houston Chronicle - ‎13 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX - Conrad Murray, the Houston doctor accused of administering a powerful anesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson, helped stabilize a young woman who fell ill on a US Airways jet on Saturday.

Super Saver's Triple Crown bid ends

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Beth Harris - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Lookin At Lucky with Martin Garcia up won the 135th Preakness festivities at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday.

Kawakami: Spotlight shining brightly on San Jose Sharks

San Jose Mercury News - Tim Kawakami - ‎47 minutes ago‎
They have the marquee players, the marquee opponent, the painful playoff history, and the big stage all but cleared for them. Basically, this meeting with Chicago is the series the Sharks and their fans have always wanted and needed.

Rajon Rondo must improve on 2009 series

Boston Herald - Mark Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rajon Rondo, with two triple-doubles in the Celtics [team stats]' first-round elimination of Chicago, outplayed one of the game's other great young point guards, Derrick Rose.

Is it a Food Allergy or Acid Reflux?

FOXNews - Colleen Cappon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Think you have a food allergy? Your symptoms could be a sign of something else. A study conducted by the US government found that previous data on food allergies is significantly inaccurate, including poorly done studies and high ...

Nearly 1000 raise funds to fight cancer

St. Augustine Record - Tracey McManus - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Relay For Life team members walk around the St. Augustine High School track during the annual event to raise money for cancer research on Saturday.

Quality Child Care Leads to Smarter Teens

WebMD - Kathleen Doheny - ‎May 14, 2010‎
May 14, 2010 -- The effects of early child care may be more long-lasting than commonly believed, according to a new study. At age 15, teens who had high-quality child care in their early years performed better on academic and ...

An underachiever in Cleveland? LeBron, Cavs have the look of one

SI.com - ‎May 12, 2010‎
LeBron James' performance Tuesday night in Cleveland was one of the most puzzling things I've ever seen. Here it was, a crucial Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.

This Is Why I Hate Wall Street People

Motley Fool - Nick Kapur - ‎May 12, 2010‎
In the days before the First Amendment, when a guy wanted to get something off his chest but couldn't risk his own well-being saying anything too controversial, he wrote an anonymous letter and got it published.

“For It”: MSA Student Confesses She Wants a Second Holocaust »

David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog (blog) - David Swindle - ‎May 11, 2010‎
by Nichole Hungerford by Calvin Freiburger by Ben-Peter Terpstra by Nichole Hungerford by April Swindle by Michael van der Galien by Veronica Estrada by Veronica Estrada by Jenn Q. Public by David Swindle Last night NewsReal Blog's ...

Strange Signs From Abroad

New York Times - ‎May 11, 2010‎
A recent slide show, "A Sampling of Chinglish," which accompanied a story by Andrew Jacobs, showed signs in Chinese paired with unusual and often funny English translations.

Rogue satellite could kill cable programming

CNET - Don Reisinger - ‎May 12, 2010‎
An out-of-control satellite is drifting into the orbit of another satellite that transmits cable programming to the United States, the Associated Press is reporting.