San Jose Mercury News - 1 hour ago
By Mike Zapler SACRAMENTO - It's a familiar scene in Sacramento these days. The state budget is in shambles. The Legislature is about to begin yet another round of heated negotiations to close a deficit that's grown to more than $15 billion.
Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late Los Angeles Times
New York Times - 46 minutes ago
By SETH MYDANS BANGKOK - Fierce fighting was reported Sunday in a tiny enclave of northern Sri Lanka even as the country's president declared victory in a 25-year civil war against Tamil separatist rebels.
AFP - 28 minutes ago
CHICAGO (AFP) - US President Barack Obama wades into a political thicket Sunday when he speaks at a prestigious Catholic university, where right-to-life protesters have gathered to oppose his support of abortion rights.
Notre Dame alumni mostly mum on school honoring Obama Rapid City Journal
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By Krittivas Mukherjee NEW DELHI, May 17 (Reuters) - India's ruling Congress-led coalition began choosing on Sunday a small group of allies to push the alliance to a parliamentary majority and focus on reviving the economy after a sweeping general ...
Congress plots Indian way forward BBC News
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By Alamgir Bitani PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers are closing in on the main town in the Taliban bastion of Swat, the army said on Saturday, in an offensive that has driven more than a million people from their homes.
25 Militants Are Killed in Attack in Pakistan New York Times
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Deseret News - 2 hours ago
By Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb Pignanelli & Webb: Politicos were burning through their cell phone batteries Friday night and Saturday morning chatting about the Huntsman appointment.
Utah's GOP governor picked to be envoy to China San Francisco Chronicle
Herbert to keep 'ship steadily in the right direction' Salt Lake Tribune
Seattle Times - 57 minutes ago
Many department and clothing stores now ask if you would like a credit card and save on that day's purchase. It may sound like a good deal, but it usually isn't.
A query for Sen. Stabenow: What ever became of usury? Detroit Free Press
Sacramento Bee - 57 minutes ago
By Cyndee Fontana MERCED - First lady Michelle Obama urged graduates to "dream big and think broadly" about life in her commencement speech Saturday to the inaugural class of the University of California, Merced.
Michelle Obama inspires UC Merced graduates San Francisco Chronicle
Michelle Obama applauds UC Merced graduates' creativity and ... Los Angeles Times
Reuters - 17 hours ago
By sara.behunek - The Big Money Topping today's business press is the first round of dealership cuts coming from beleagured car maker General Motors (GM), news that comes on the heels of sweeping closures announced for Chrysler dealerships.
As dealerships vanish, crisis hits home The News Journal
Trade group urges affected GM dealers to appeal BusinessWeek
Washington Post - 7 hours ago
By Craig Whitlock and Steven Mufson TURIN, Italy -- Almost overnight, Fiat Group has transformed itself from a bit player into a global titan in the auto industry, effectively taking over Chrysler and possibly a big chunk of General Motors.
Fiat workers voice job concerns BBC News
Washington Post - 6 hours ago
By Zachary A. Goldfarb A Securities and Exchange Commission official attempted "to intimidate and influence" a family member's broker on multiple occasions by invoking her position, potentially violating agency rules, according to the agency's ...
COMPLIANCE WATCH: Industry Frets Over SEC Custody Proposal Wall Street Journal
SEC Lawyers Investigated for Insider Trading New York Times
ABC News - 3 hours ago
By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer AP In this image taken from video, provided by NASA TV, astronauts Andrew Feustel, right, and John Grunsfeld work on the Hubble Space Telescope, Saturday, May 16, 2009.
Video: Astronauts Pull Off Toughest Hubble Repairs Yet The Associated Press
PC World - 13 hours ago
Wolfram Alpha is online for testing throughout the weekend, in anticipation of the online knowledge base officially going live on Monday.
Wolfram Alpha set for launch, first look unveiled Ars Technica
PC World - May 15, 2009
I noticed something interesting in the Google outage and its aftermath on Thursday. Google's sites, in case you were hiding in a cave yesterday, were unreachable around the world for a good hour and a half.
Google Service Outage Intensifies Scrutiny ChannelWeb
Washington Post - May 15, 2009
Controversy Helped Make 'The Da Vinci Code' a Runaway Success. The Vatican Is Choosing to Ignore the Sequel. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.
Los Angeles Times - 4 hours ago
The executive producer who's suing to regain creative control of the NBC special "Farrah's Story" says he's putting up a fight because "it's not the show Farrah Fawcett wanted.
'Farrah's Story' draws nearly 9 million viewers The Associated Press
'Farrah's Story': Farrah Fawcett describes 'my own private war' Entertainment Weekly
Los Angeles Times - 14 hours ago
MLB.com - 20 minutes ago
By Corey Brock / MLB.com SAN DIEGO -- Nick Hundley hit a walk-off home run to lift the Padres to a 6-5 comeback victory on Saturday over the Reds in 16 innings at PETCO Park.
Recap: San Diego vs. Cincinnati Kansas City Star
Hundley homers in 16th to give Padres 6-5 win The Associated Press
Baltimore Sun - 50 minutes ago
By Sandra McKee | firstname.lastname@example.org The outcome of the Preakness was determined more than a week ago, when jockey Calvin Borel said he would ride Rachel Alexandra in the race.
Super Filly wins 134th Preakness New York Daily News
Girl Power: Filly Rachel Alexandra makes history Monterey County Herald
Houston Chronicle - 48 minutes ago
By RICHARD JUSTICE Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle Rick Adelman believes his team can pull of an upset of the top-seeded Lakers. Sorry, your version of Flash doesn't support this video.
For Lakers, Game 7 will mean new life or a dead end Los Angeles Times
NBA playoffs: Magic looks to end Celtics' reign Kansas City Star
USA Today - 3 hours ago
AP An 18-year-old student in Beijing who recently returned from a US university has swine flu, mainland China's third confirmed case, the Health Ministry said.
Swine Flu Worries Easing Hartford Courant
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New York Times - 11 hours ago
By MITCHELL L. BLUMENTHAL and AL BAKER The Department of Correction said Saturday that inmates at Rikers Island were advised to tell friends and relatives not to visit this weekend after it was disclosed late Friday that a prisoner received a diagnosis ...
Swine flu forces more NY schools to close Seattle Times
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued at a news conference Thursday that Republicans are focusing on how much she knew about CIA enhanced interrogation techniques in 2002 and 2003 as a "diversionary tactic to take the spotlight off those who conceived, ...
Washington Post - 4 hours ago
Former vice president Dick Cheney has again criticized the Obama administration, raising the issue of the role of leaders after they step aside.
Video: The Politics of Waterboarding and Allegations of Torture U.S. News & World Report
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Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago
Nuria, 7, rests in the burn unit of Herat Regional Hospital in Afghanistan after she and her two sisters were badly burned May 4 in US airstrikes during clashes with the Taliban in the village of Garani, in Bala Baluk district of Farah province.
Video: Taliban Ambushes US Forces in Afghanistan The Associated Press
Afghanistan Says 140 Civilians Killed in US Airstrikes Voice of America