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Tube Offers a 'Limited Success' in Oil Leak, BP Says

New York Times - Shaila Dewan - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW ORLEANS, La. - An experimental attempt to stop an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico experienced some limited success over the weekend, BP announced Sunday afternoon.
BP Inserts Siphon Into Oil Leak Wall Street Journal

Volcanic ash: fresh wave of UK flight disruption spreads south

The Guardian - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Flights were cancelled across large parts of Britain today as the continuing disruption from the volcanic ash cloud reignited tensions between airlines and the aviation safety watchdog.

Brazil, Turkey try to hammer out 'last chance' Iran nuclear fuel swap deal

Christian Science Monitor - Scott Peterson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew late Sunday to Tehran sounding bullish about a possible Iran nuclear fuel swap deal that could help Iran avoid another round of UN sanctions.

Violence reduces central Bangkok to a 21st-century Sarajevo

Times Online - Richard Lloyd Parry - ‎19 minutes ago‎
It is obvious that something frightening has overcome the city of Bangkok. Even before daylight, during the midnight drive from the international airport, few taxi drivers can be persuaded to go into the centre, and the normally busy road on which my ...
The Killing in Bangkok Wall Street Journal

France denies deal with Iran over released teacher

Reuters - Crispian Balmer - ‎5 hours ago‎
PARIS (Reuters) - France denied on Sunday cutting a deal with Iran to secure the release of a French teaching assistant, who was charged with spying after last year's anti-government protests and detained in Tehran for 10 months.

Chinese FM refutes Japan's groundless attack on nuclear disarmament issues

Xinhua - ‎14 hours ago‎
Gyeongju, South Korea, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi refuted groundless attack on China's nuclear disarmament issues made by his Japanese counterpart during a two- way meeting held here on Saturday, describing it as ...

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Top Republican sees bumpy Kagan court confirmation

Reuters - Lesley Wroughton, Anthony Boadle - ‎25 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - US Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will face tough questions at a Senate confirmation hearing because she has never been a judge and has no record of judicial opinions, a top Republican senator said ...

Bill Clinton campaigns in Pa. in Murtha seat race

Washington Post - ‎15 minutes ago‎
AP JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Former President Bill Clinton has lent his Democratic star power to a party candidate locked in a tight race to fill the western Pennsylvania seat held by the late Rep. John Murtha.

Tough Senate Primary Races Pit Washington Against

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
May 16: Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. , with his wife Joan, at his side, campaigns at a rally titled Delivering for Pennsylvania: Upgrading the Port of Philadelphia at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in Philadelphia (AP).

Geithner Tries to Calm Nerves Over Europe's Uncertain Fate

New York Times - Jack Ewing, Brian Knowlton - ‎2 hours ago‎
FRANKFURT - Political leaders and central bankers on both sides of the Atlantic struggled over the weekend to persuade jittery investors that Europe would pull through its sovereign debt crisis, saying that it would be ...

Greek leader considers action against US banks

The Associated Press - Demetris Nellas - ‎3 hours ago‎
ATHENS, Greece - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou declared he is not ruling out taking legal action against US investment banks for their role in creating the spiraling Greek debt crisis.

Stock market swings as traders question recovery

The Associated Press - Tim Paradis - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Stock traders are worried that what happens in Europe won't stay in Europe. Countries including Greece and Spain are being forced to make budget cuts because of soaring debts.

Atlantis glides to smooth space station docking

CNET - William Harwood - ‎4 hours ago‎
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Houston--The shuttle Atlantis, carrying a Russian docking module and critical spare parts, glided to a smooth docking with the International Space Station on Sunday, capping a two-day orbital chase that began ...

Fraud Files: Facebook Is Not Satan's Spawn

DailyFinance - Tracy Coenen - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Internet is all aflutter once again about the online social networking service Facebook and its privacy settings. I'm no fan of how Facebook seems to change everything ...

Google Data Admission Angers European Officials

New York Times - Kevin J. O'Brien - ‎3 hours ago‎
By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN BERLIN - European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google, the world's largest search engine, that it had systematically collected private data since 2006 while compiling its Street View ...

Heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio dies at 67

BBC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67, his wife has said.
Ronnie James Dio Dies TMZ.com (blog)

NBC unveils fall primetime schedule

Hollywood Reporter - James Hibberd - ‎28 minutes ago‎
This fall, NBC will have an action-adventure Monday night, a crime drama Wednesday and an all-comedy Thursday. Despite expectations, the network will not launch a new comedy block.

Iron Man Defeats Robin Hood on Charts

New York Times - Brooks Barnes - ‎58 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Ridley Scott's expensive, dour and critically drubbed “Robin Hood” prequel opened to a soft $37.1 million in ticket sales and second place at the North American box office, though it did better overseas.

Busch wins Sprint Cup race at Dover

The Associated Press - Dan Gelston - ‎18 minutes ago‎
DOVER, Del. - Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway a day after he won the Nationwide Series race.

Rivera Yields Grand Slam as Twins End Skid in Bronx

New York Times - Michael S. Schmidt - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Mariano Rivera had not given up a grand slam since 2002, had not allowed a bases-loaded walk since 2005 and had not blown a save at home since 2007.

Xavier Nady's pinch-hit single finally gives Cubs win over Pirates, 4-3

The Canadian Press - ‎15 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO - Pinch-hitter Xavier Nady lined a go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs rallied to defeat Pittsburgh 4-3 Sunday, their first victory over the Pirates after seven straight losses.
Cubs Game Day: Pirates take early lead Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune

WHO study has no clear answer on phones and cancer

Reuters - Kate Kelland, Mark Trevelyan - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Experts who studied almost 13000 cell phone users over 10 years, hoping to find out whether the mobile devices cause brain tumours, said on Sunday their research gave no clear ...

Psych Solutions close to deal with UHS: source

Reuters - Jessica Hall, Jan Paschal - ‎15 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Mental health facilities operator Psychiatric Solutions Inc (PSYS.O) is close to a deal to be acquired by Universal Health Services Inc (UHS.

I Can't Eat That. I'm Allergic.

New York Times - Gina Kolata - ‎May 15, 2010‎
Yes, there are real allergies to peanuts. But many people think they have allergies to foods, when they really don't. By GINA KOLATA WHEN Robert Aronowitz sees friends he grew up with, he braces himself for their usual greeting.

Exclusive: Jailed billionaire hits out from cell

CNN - Matthew Chance, Maxim Tkachenko - ‎May 14, 2010‎
Moscow, Russia (CNN) -- Russia's most famous prisoner, and once its richest citizen, says the latest corruption charges against him are designed to prevent his release from jail.

Building Is Booming in a City of Empty Houses

New York Times - David Streitfeld - ‎May 15, 2010‎
A party for a new development in Las Vegas, Reserve at Coronado Ranch, drew a crowd of agents, investors and bankers. By DAVID STREITFELD LAS VEGAS - In a plastic tent under a glorious desert sky, Richard Lee preached the gospel of the second chance.

An illegal substance sold legally

Los Angeles Times - Daniel Okrent - ‎14 hours ago‎
Liquor, that is. But the 'drugstores' of Prohibition are echoed by today's medical marijuana dispensaries. "He owned some drugstores, a lot of drugstores," Daisy Buchanan said.

Mosque madness at Ground Zero

New York Post - ‎May 13, 2010‎
A chorus of critics -- from neighbors to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 to me -- feel as if they've received a swift kick in the teeth.

California sex offender gets life for raping, murdering teens

CNN - Emanuella Grinberg - ‎May 14, 2010‎
(CNN) -- Admitted killer John Albert Gardner III bowed his head and wept at his sentencing Friday as the parents of his teen victims called him a monster and coward for raping and murdering their daughters.