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Strauss-Kahn 'cannot run' IMF - Treasury chief Geithner

BBC News -
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is "not in a position to run" the International Monetary Fund after his arrest over an alleged sexual assault, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to adultery, Twitter erupts with jokes

Los Angeles Times -
Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to The Times on Monday that he fathered a child with a household staffer some 10 years ago. The woman was an employee of the Schwarzeneggers' for 20 years who retired earlier this year.

Newt Gingrich apologizes to Paul Ryan

Politico -
Gingrich (left) is in damage control following his comments about Ryan's plan. | AP Photos Close By MIKE ALLEN | 5/17/11 6:55 PM EDT Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich apologized in a telephone call to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul ...

Al Qaeda Reportedly Picks Interim Operational Leader

Fox News -
Egyptian militant Saif al-Adel reportedly has taken over as an interim operational leader of Al Qaeda until the terror group appoints Usama bin Laden's permanent successor after the US Navy SEALs' deadly raid on bin Laden's Pakistan.

Flooding Takes Vast Economic Toll, and It's Hardly Done

New York Times -
The swollen Mississippi River, already spilling over into wide areas of the Mississippi Delta, has dealt the South a heavy economic blow that is seeping into every possible corner of the region's commercial and agricultural life.

Risk default? 'You've got to be kidding' - Geithner

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Now is the time to figure out how to rein in deficits, but even if lawmakers can't come to an agreement by early August, they will need to raise the debt ceiling, ...

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Queen begins Ireland tour amid bomb threats

CBS News -
Irish authorities diffused a bomb just ahead of Queen Elizabeth's arrival in Dublin for a historic four-day visit. Mark Phillips reports on the security scare and the British queen's first trip to Ireland.

Activists say mass graves found in Syria

USA Today -
BEIRUT - Students in Syria's second-largest city called for a nationwide strike today amid a government crackdown on democracy protesters, some of whom alleged Tuesday that they had discovered a mass grave of ...

Tunisia demands Libya stop cross-border shelling

Reuters -
Customs officers kneel on the ground during bombings on the Tunisian side of the border crossing of Dehiba May 17, 2011. By Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan TUNIS/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Tunisia threatened to report Libya to the UN Security Council if it fired ...

Libyan opposition denies designating envoy to Russia

Xinhua -
BENGHAZI, Libya, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan opposition said Tuesday that they had not designated any envoy so far to visit Russia, reiterating that no ceacefire would be discussed with Gaddafi's government.

As Uprisings Transform Mideast, Obama Aims to Reshape the Peace Debate

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Six months after the Arab world erupted in a political firestorm, President Obama has been searching for ways to link the region's historic transformation to the long-stymied peace negotiations between ...

Bill to chop Big Oil's tax breaks falls short – but makes its point

Christian Science Monitor -
Senate Republicans halt a bill that would take away multibillion-dollar tax breaks for oil companies. Wednesday, Democrats are expected stop a bill that would force Obama's hand on Gulf drilling permits.

"Gang of Six" budget talks founder in Senate

Reuters -
House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan arrives to listen to President Obama deliver a speech on fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University in Washington, April 13, 2011.

Maine Boy's Body May Have Been Dumped by Military Member

ABC News -
This computer generated image released by the Maine State Police on May 15, 2011, shows the likeness of a young boy found dead along a remote road in South Berwick, Maine on Saturday afternoon.

Philly mayor wins Dem nomination in Pa. primary

Forbes -
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter brushed aside a long-shot Democratic primary challenge Tuesday in his bid for a second term from former state legislator and hot dog vendor T. Milton Street, ...

Shares flat as investors stay wary

Sydney Morning Herald -
The Australian sharemarket has opened flat amid worries about US economic growth following disappointing results from Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard.

LinkedIn ups IPO range, stokes social media frenzy

Reuters -
NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - LinkedIn said it expects to raise 30 percent more than it had forecast in its initial public offering, in a sign of the strength of investor appetite for social networking companies.

Android vulnerability reflects need for more timely updates

Ars Technica -
Rice University professor Dan Wallach wrote a blog post in February that discussed the threat that network eavesdropping poses to Android users.

PC Makers Are Seeing a Slowdown

New York Times -
The world's two largest personal computer makers, Hewlett-Packard and Dell, said Tuesday that a slowdown in sales to consumers in the first months of the year damped overall revenues.

Gamers play Hollywood detectives in 'LA Noire'

SAN FRANCISCO - The videogame maker behind violence-packed "Grand Theft Auto" has broken new ground with a title starring an honorable detective using wits to solve crime in 1947 Hollywood.

'Oprah Winfrey Show's Surprise Spectacular' Guests Revealed

Access Hollywood -
Oprah Winfrey is currently taping “The Oprah Winfrey Show Surprise Spectacular” in Chicago at the United Center and Access Hollywood is on the scene.

TV Column: From Disney characters to Tim Allen, it's a brand-new small world ...

Washington Post -
( Patrick Harbron / ABC ) - “Pan Am”: Passion, jealousy and espionage. . .They do it all - and they do it at 30000 feet. \"Pan Am\" stars Christina Ricci, left, as Maggie, and Margot Robbie as Laura.

Mel Gibson shows up at Beaver premiere and draws an ovation

USA Today -
Though he's studiously avoided American press, Mel Gibson showed up Tuesday night at the festival premiere of his new movie The Beaver, even clowning around a bit on the red carpet with director and pal Jodie Foster.

Fourth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film sails old familiar seas -
AP At two hours and 16 minutes, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" - the fourth film in the ridiculously successful Disney franchise - is the shortest in the series.

Camille Grammer Is Ready to Fight for Her Kids

People Magazine -
"She will fight like hell to keep her children with her, being raised by her, exactly where the children wish to be," a close friend of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tells PEOPLE.

Killebrew made himself into fabulous power hitter

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
Former Twins manager Sam Mele said once the slugger stopped overswinging, his blasts amazed players and fans alike. Nobody had more respect for the late Harmon Killebrew than Sam Mele, who managed the Twins to the 1965 American League pennant and a ...

Cavs hit lottery again

USA Today -
CLEVELAND - Just as they did eight years ago when the Cavaliers won a chance at drafting LeBron James, Cleveland fans erupted when their team won the NBA draft lottery.

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron sits out again in Game 2

USA Today -
BOSTON - Center Patrice Bergeron (mild concussion) looked sharp participating in Tuesday's morning skate, but sat out again in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Six cups of coffee a day 'can slash prostate cancer risk'

Daily Mail -
Drinking cup after cup of coffee could more than halve the odds of developing a deadly prostate tumour, research suggests. A 20-year study of almost 50000 men found those who drank at least six cups a day were 20 per cent less likely to ...

Smallpox stockpile could be destroyed; a look at what the virus wrought

Los Angeles Times -
International health officials are expected to decide this week whether to hold on to the last remaining stockpiles of smallpox, one of the deadliest diseases in history - or to proceed with ...

Fewer Emergency Rooms Available as Need Rises

New York Times -
Hospital emergency rooms, particularly those serving the urban poor, are closing at an alarming rate even as emergency visits are rising, according to a report published on Tuesday.


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