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Researchers Ponder a Hurricane Hitting the Oil-Slicked Gulf of Mexico

New York Times - Lauren Morello - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins June 1, and scientists tracking the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are beginning to think about what would happen if a storm hit the growing slick.

Justices Rule That Sex Offenders May Be Held After Their Sentences End

New York Times - Adam Liptak - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - In a broad endorsement of federal power, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Congress has the authority under the Constitution to allow the continued confinement of some sex offenders after they have completed their ...

Specter, Pa. primary foe spar over tenure, trust

The Associated Press - Marc Levy - ‎53 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - The competing messages of experience and trust were the calling cards of Pennsylvania's two Democratic candidates for US Senate on the last, hectic day of campaigning before Tuesday's primary election in the too-close-to-call race.

US: Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Slow UN Sanctions Drive

Voice of America - Dan Robinson - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United States is skeptical of the nuclear fuel swap agreement announced on Monday in which Iran says it will ship enriched uranium to Turkey.

Eyewitness: Icelandic volcano

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The thick ash clouds being sent into the air by Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano continue to disrupt life in Iceland and across Europe.

Worst may be yet to come in deepening Thai crisis

Reuters - Martin Petty, Bill Tarrant - ‎4 hours ago‎

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New Miss USA Once Won Pole Dancing Contest

ABC News - Lama Hasan - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The triumphant walk for the new Miss USA took her straight into controversy as a Muslim woman who flaunts her beauty, and who once flaunted it so well she won a stripper contest.

Questions Elena Kagan has already answered

Christian Science Monitor - Warren Richey - ‎2 hours ago‎
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan lacks a paper trail. But her Senate confirmation hearing last year for solicitor general offers a preview of what's to come.

Bo's Worth a Bundle

New York Times - Peter Baker - ‎33 minutes ago‎
That's no ordinary mutt at the White House. Bo, the first dog, is worth $1600, according to a financial disclosure form released on Monday.

GM roars back to profit, but can it repay gov't?

The Associated Press - Tom Krisher, Dee-Ann Durbin - ‎33 minutes ago‎
DETROIT - In less than a year, General Motors Co. has roared back from bankruptcy to a quarterly profit. Now comes the hard part: Sustaining the income and repaying billions of dollars in government aid.

Euro rises from 4 year-low vs dollar; sentiment still down

Reuters - Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro rallied from a four-year low against the dollar on Monday, helped by a turnaround in stocks late in the session which temporarily offset fears that euro zone austerity measures could trigger a downturn in the region.

AirTran pilots to picket outside annual meeting

The Associated Press - Harry R. Weber - ‎2 hours ago‎
ATLANTA - AirTran Airways' pilots plan to picket outside the discount carrier's annual meeting to step up pressure on management over the workers' more than five-year effort to secure a new contract with better wages and quality-of-life improvements.
AirTran-Frontier partnership will end Atlanta Journal Constitution

Test Your Facebook Privacy Settings: Here's How

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎1 hour ago‎
We've been talking about Facebook's privacy mess for days now. We all know the story, right? Privacy controls are broken, everyone's getting irritated, Facebook's not too concerned, blah flippidy-freakin' blah.

YouTube and the new creative class

CNET - Kevin Yen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Five years ago, when online video was just getting started, individuals flocked to platforms like YouTube to share their stories with the world under the mantra "Broadcast Yourself.

PSP 2 (Rumored) Specs Are Incredible (SNE, NTDOY)

San Francisco Chronicle - Nick Saint - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Gaming site VG247 has heard from multiple sources that Sony will not have its next generation handheld gaming device ready for the E3 conference, but that it is on the way, and it is going to be awesome.

Metal Community Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio

Billboard - Gary Graff - ‎1 hour ago‎
The hard rock community was in a state of mourning as artists rushed to pay tribute to iconic elder statesman Ronnie James Dio, who died on Sunday at the age of 67 from stomach cancer.
Fans remember Ronnie James Dio Los Angeles Times (blog)

Amy Adams delivers baby daughter

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amy Adams and fiancé Darren Le Gallo welcomed their little baby girl, who weighed in at 7 pounds, to the world on Saturday in Los Angeles, People is reporting.

Fox Rolls out Four New Comedies

ABC News - Yinka Adegoke - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox Broadcasting unveiled a US prime-time TV lineup that looks to new comedies, the magic touch of Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and the success of musical series "Glee" to bolster a schedule that has been ...

Game 1 Preview: Suns To Test Lakers

ESPN - Tom Haberstroh - ‎2 hours ago‎
More than three weeks have passed since the Los Angeles Lakers or Phoenix Suns lost a basketball game, but that will change Monday night.

Silas: Change seems likely for James

ESPN - ‎3 hours ago‎
LeBron James' first NBA coach didn't believe James would leave Cleveland as a free agent this summer, but after watching the Cavaliers come up short of a championship again, all that has changed.

Orlando Magic face first adversity of playoffs vs. Boston

Boston Herald - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By AP The trick shots that had become a ritual after Orlando Magic practices were gone Monday. So were the usual jokes and playful banter.

Mobile Phones, Cancer Not Firmly Linked in Study

BusinessWeek - David Olmos - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 17 (Bloomberg) -- An international study that is the largest yet to focus on mobile-phone use and certain types of brain cancer didn't find a conclusive link, researchers said.

Pesticides May Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 17, 2010 -- Relatively low-level exposure to common pesticides -- probably from residues on foods -- doubles kids' risk of ADHD, Harvard researchers find.

Asthma Patients: Danger Lurks in Fatty Meals

WebMD - Bill Hendrick - ‎2 hours ago‎
May 17, 2010 -- People who have asthma should avoid heavy, high-fat meals because it can inflame their airways, a new study says. Such meals appear to inhibit relief provided by the common asthma medication Ventolin, generically known ...

A Hidden History of Evil

City Journal - Marc Riboud - ‎May 12, 2010‎
Though Mikhail Gorbachev is lionized in the West, the untranslated archives suggest a much darker figure. In the world's collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil.

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.

Fox on Sex: Play Outside the Lines and Take Sex from Good to Great

FOXNews - Jenny Block - ‎May 13, 2010‎
Good sex is about having an orgasm. Great sex is about anticipating an orgasm. That means thinking about the finish line as the icing, not the cake -- because why would you want to miss out on any of the yummy goodness?

Oil threatens Alabama's 'jolly good time'

CNN - Wayne Drash - ‎9 hours ago‎
A rare phenomenon in Mobile Bay sends thousands of fish and crab ashore. Locals, like these in 1950, go crazy over "jubilees.

She Won't Give The $17500 Ring Back -- Now She Explains Why

Lemondrop (blog) - Emily Tan - ‎May 10, 2010‎
Last week we told you about Colette DiPierro, the 28-year-old woman who called off her wedding but refused to give back her ring. Soon after your comments were pouring in from all over about whether or not she should give back the bling -- and why ...