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US to propose most aggressive auto fuel standards

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday the most aggressive US auto fuel efficiency standards ever, a policy that also aims to resolve a dispute with the state of California over cutting tailpipe emissions.

Palestinians Discouraged by Meeting's Outcome

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel's Netanyahu, in his meeting with Obama, seemed to restrict the scope of possible talks with the Palestinians. (By Marvin Joseph -- The Washington Post) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or ...

Sri Lanka Hails Defeat of Terrorism; LTTE Sees 'Hollow' Victory

Bloomberg - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Paul Tighe and Jay Shankar May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka said the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam after a 26-year conflict represents freedom from terrorism as the rebels called it a “hollow victory” because ethnic Tamils have been ...

Burmese activists protest Suu Kyi trial

Radio Australia - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Burma's opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi was sent to trial in Rangoon yesterday. She's accused of breaching the country's tough security laws, after American ex-serviceman, John Yettaw, swam across Rangoon's Lake Inya to her ...

British MP's Demand That Speaker Resign

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By SARAH LYALL LONDON - Battered and in grave political peril after a series of humiliating disclosures about the liberties they take with their expense accounts, members of Parliament vented their frustration on their own presiding officer on Monday, ...

India calls on Tesco to reform farming industry

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
British supermarkets could be called in to help India modernise its farming industry in the wake of the Congress Party victory in the country's general election.

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Supreme Court blocks 9/11 detainee suit by ex-LIer

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY TOM BRUNE | tom.brune@newsday.com WASHINGTON - A lawsuit filed by a former Long Island Pakistani man seeking to hold FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft responsible for alleged abuses to 9/11 detainees was blocked ...
Justices Reject Custody Claims Wall Street Journal

Calif. voters weigh Schwarzenegger's budget gambit

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JUDY LIN AP Writer SACRAMENTO—California voters are being asked to diffuse the state's budget problems in Tuesday's special election with no guarantee that it will prevent future deficits.

Pelosi, Surrogates Attempt to Outspin Republicans Over CIA Controversy

CQPolitics.com - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Edward Epstein, CQ Staff Bruised by a controversy over what she knew about interrogation techniques in the previous administration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif.
Huckabee's Pelosi Poem Kansas City Star

Home Depot Girds for Continued Weakness

New York Times - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By LOUIS UCHITELLE ATLANTA - When the collapse of Lehman Brothers froze the credit markets last September, Carol Tome quickly ordered hundreds of Home Depot's store managers to transfer all their spare cash to headquarters - literally cleaning out ...

Fairfield Is Sued by Madoff Trustee for $3.54 Billion

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Erik Larson May 18 (Bloomberg) -- The trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's defunct money management firm sued three Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge funds, seeking the return of $3.54 billion withdrawn before Madoff's massive fraud unraveled.

US Stocks Higher As Consumer,Fincl Cos Pace Gains

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Geoffrey Rogow Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--It wasn't India, but Monday's rally in US stocks was nothing to scoff at either.

New Search Service Has Techies Talking

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ANDREW LAVALLEE A small start-up is causing a stir in the technology world with a highly anticipated new Internet-search service that some speculate could eventually challenge Google Inc. Wolfram Research Inc., the firm behind the new software, ...

Shuttle Astronauts Prepare to Return From a Wildly Successful ...

Washington Post - ‎25 minutes ago‎
In orbit 350 miles above Earth, astronauts from the shuttle Atlantis continue a series of ambitious and dangerous space walks in which they will replace, and in some cases repair, many of the Hubble Space Telescope's scientific instruments.

Napster Slashing Pricing On Music Subscription Service

InformationWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Parent company Best Buy is looking to keep pace with other retailers, such as Amazon and Wal-Mart. By Antone Gonsalves Napster, which trails Apple, Amazon.

'Dancing' finale remains too close to call

msnbc.com - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By Linda Holmes All together now: This week brought a group paso doble and a freestyle performed individually. And nothing could have benefited Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke quite as much as a group paso doble.

Fox fills its 'Dance' card

Hollywood Reporter - ‎2 hours ago‎
By James Hibberd and Nellie Andreeva Fox is going for a more seamless scheduling transition from fall to midseason with the addition of an in-season edition of the summer reality hit "So You Think You Can Dance" and is making a big play on Thursdays, ...

American Apparel reports quarterly loss, lowers sales forecast

Los Angeles Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The announcement comes hours after it agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by actor-director Woody Allen for $5 million. By Andrea Chang Trendy retailer American Apparel Inc. reported a first-quarter loss and lowered its annual sales forecast Monday, ...

Gruden Leaves Sideline for 'Monday Night Football'

New York Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
By RICHARD SANDOMIR Jon Gruden's hiring as Tony Kornheiser's replacement at “Monday Night Football” on ESPN raises a fundamental question: how long will Gruden, the recently fired Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach, stay in TV?

Rockies win as Marquis outduels Lowe

MLB.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Adam Rosenberg / MLB.com ATLANTA -- As the Rockies staggered into Monday's series opener against the Braves, they needed someone to step up and turn things around.
Marquis marvelous as Rockies top Braves Seattle Post Intelligencer

Pens take series lead, hold off 'Canes 3-2

The Associated Press - ‎8 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes probably expected Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby to make a difference. What they couldn't have anticipated was being beaten by Miroslav Satan and Philippe Boucher.

Japan Swine Flu May Trigger Pandemic Statement by WHO (Correct)

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kanoko Matsuyama May 19 (Bloomberg) -- The spread of swine flu in Japan may prompt the World Health Organization to raise its pandemic alert to the highest level, said a former WHO adviser on infectious diseases.

Swine Flu Kills New Yorker, Virus 'Not Going Away'

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Rob Waters May 18 (Bloomberg) -- A New York assistant school principal became the sixth person in the US to die of swine flu as a health official warned the outbreak may linger in North America as “summer influenza.

Obama Lets Congress Flesh Out Details

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By LAURA MECKLER WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is taking an unusual approach to dealing with Congress on his top priorities of health care and energy: He's laying out the big picture, and letting lawmakers fill in critical details.

MySpace hoax sentencing delayed

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Judge wants to consider a defense motion to dismiss the case, which involves the suicide of a 13-year-old girl. By Victoria Kim When federal prosecutors in Los Angeles indicted a Missouri mother last year for committing an Internet hoax that apparently ...

Obama Avoids Test on Gays in Military

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JESS BRAVIN and LAURA MECKLER WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has decided to accept an appeals-court ruling that could undermine the military's ban on service members found to be gay.

CIA chief says Al-Qaeda disrupted, defends drones

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - CIA director Leon Panetta defended the use of unmanned aircraft to target Al-Qaeda militants on Monday and said President Barack Obama's policies had severely disrupted the network's leadership.