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Nearly 40 protesters arrested at Notre Dame

The Associated Press - ‎39 minutes ago‎
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Nearly 40 people were arrested Sunday as they tried to enter the University of Notre Dame to protest President Barack Obama's appearance at commencement, police said.

Sri Lanka battles Tiger remnants

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
International concern is growing over the fate of civilians in northern Sri Lanka as fighting continues despite reports of a Tamil Tiger ceasefire.

GOP leader: Pelosi should show proof or apologize

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A key Republican leader demanded Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi produce evidence to back up her assertion that she was misled by the CIA on the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques.

Taliban heading to Karachi for safety

Daily Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
KARACHI: Taliban fighters seeking money, rest and refuge from US missile strikes are turning up in increasing numbers in Karachi, according to the Taliban, police officials and an intelligence memo.

Congress Plans Overhaul After Win

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By PETER WONACOTT NEW DELHI -- India's Congress party, fresh from winning the world's largest democratic vote, is preparing to inject new blood into India's government as it attempts to revive the country's economy and scrub the sullied image of Indian ...

'31% of Israelis call Obama pro-Israel'

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By GIL HOFFMAN Only 31 percent of Israelis consider the views of American president Barack Obama's administration pro-Israel, according to a Smith Research poll released Sunday, on the eve of the meeting between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin ...
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Obama taps aide to guide nominee for Supreme Court

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - A seasoned Democratic political operative will guide President Barack Obama's eventual Supreme Court nominee on Capitol Hill, where the Senate's top Republican on Sunday refused to rule out a filibuster.

Emergency drill staged at WTC site in New York

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters, police and medical personnel descended on lower Manhattan on Sunday near the site of the September 11 attacks for an emergency response drill simulating an explosion on a commuter train in a tunnel between ...

Groups raise $31.5 million for Calif. ballot fight

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
By STEVE LAWRENCE, AP Writer The battle over six budget-related measures on Tuesday's special election ballot has generated more than $31.5 million in campaign spending, split the state's labor community and created strange bedfellows on both sides.

GM Follows in Chrysler's Footsteps

Reuters - ‎May 16, 2009‎
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.

VW Calls Off Porsche Talks, Says Atmosphere 'Not Constructive'

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Oliver Suess May 18 (Bloomberg) -- Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest automaker, called off talks with Porsche SE about a combination less than two weeks after the sports-car manufacturer's controlling families agreed to pursue a merger.

Gas jumps 25 cents in three weeks

CNNMoney.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nationwide survey of gas stations finds price of regular unleaded spiked as driving season approaches, but says trend is unlikely to continue.

Even in Space, an Old-Fashioned Fix

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DENNIS OVERBYE Just give it a whack. Sometimes, it seems, even in the highest tech circles, there is no substitute for good old brute force.

Site Lets Writers Sell Digital Copies

New York Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By BRAD STONE SAN FRANCISCO - Turning itself into a kind of electronic vanity publisher, Scribd, an Internet start-up here, will introduce on Monday a way for anyone to upload a document to the Web and charge for it.

WolframAlpha Goes Live, Changes Search Forever

TrustedReviews - ‎1 hour ago‎
When it comes to Internet Search engines a single name rules them all (I'm not spelling it out) but there's more than one way to skin a cat... Enter stage right 'WolframAlpha' a "computational knowledge engine" described by it creator British physicist ...

New Tom Hanks thriller fails to crack 'Code'

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, May 17 (Reuters) - The box office gods frowned on the new Tom Hanks religious thriller "Angels & Demons," which was the top film worldwide at the weekend, but fell far short of its much-hyped predecessor "The Da Vinci Code.

'Farrah's Story' draws nearly 9 million viewers

Entertainment Weekly - ‎4 hours ago‎
Farrah Fawcett proved she's still a major draw for TV audiences when her special, Farrah's Story, attracted 8.9 million viewers to NBC Friday night, according to a press release issued by the network.

Arts, Briefly Norway Song a Winner

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Celebratory crowds took to the streets of Oslo on Sunday to mark Norway's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Moscow on Saturday night, the Associated Press reported.

Real Lakers show up, rout Rockets 89-70 in Game 7

The Associated Press - ‎9 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - All is well again in La-La Land. The real Los Angeles Lakers showed up, and in a Game 7, no less. With Pau Gasol dominating on both ends of the court, the Lakers emphatically silenced the doubters and the Houston Rockets, ...

Gutierrez's walk-off single leads Seattle

MLB.com - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By Bob Sherwin / Special to MLB.com SEATTLE -- Franklin Gutierrez stroked a two-out single through the left side to score Ronny Cedeno from second base, giving the Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Red Wings beat Blackhawks 5-2 in Game 1

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT (AP) - Dan Cleary scored twice against the team that drafted him, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.

New Flu Cases in Japan, China, Hong Kong

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
| AP TOKYO -- Japanese health officials in waves of announcements Sunday confirmed dozens of new cases of swine flu as the government shut down schools and canceled community activities in affected cities.

First Swine Flu Death Reported in New York

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By AG SULZBERGER and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS The assistant principal of a Queens school who had been hospitalized with swine flu died on Sunday evening.

The year for health care

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎17 hours ago‎
We'll soon find out. The signs are awfully encouraging: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set an ambitious time frame of July to get legislation on the floor.

US budget chief: signs economic free-fall over

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's budget chief said on Sunday there are signs that the free-fall in the economy seems to have halted.

Michelle Obama applauds UC Merced graduates' creativity and ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
Addressing the first full graduating class at the four-year-old campus, the first lady urges them to solve problems with the same resourcefulness they showed in getting her to be commencement speaker.

Upon return from Holy Land, pope repeats call for Mideast peace

Ha'aretz - ‎10 hours ago‎
By AP Pope Benedict XVI urged Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land to work together for peace and justice, as he reflected on his recent visit to the region during his traditional Sunday blessing in St.