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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.
Obama's 35.5-mpg deal may be a game-changer Detroit Free Press
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 ...
Israel's prime minister says he wants to resume peace talks with ... Los Angeles Times
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 ...
A Commander Who Also Served as a Cult Figure New York Times
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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 ...
Aung San Suu Kyi Trial Under Way in Burma Voice of America
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, ...
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BY TOM BRUNE | firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Court ruling could protect top Bush officials from terror lawsuits Christian Science Monitor
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.
Schwarzenegger Puts Legacy on the Line Wall Street Journal
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
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 ...
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.
California eyes Stanley Chais' role in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme Los Angeles Times
NY trustee sues Connecticut fund in Madoff case The Associated Press
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.
Analyst Picks and Pans: BAC, MGM, LEN BusinessWeek
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, ...
Wolfram Alpha, The New Geek Almanac PC World
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.
After Final Hubble Task, No Tears, but It Was Close New York Times
Spacewalkers complete Hubble repairs CNET News
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.
Napster cuts music plan to $5 a month The Associated Press
Napster Offers Unlimited Streaming, 5 MP3s for $5 per Month Digital Media Wire
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.
Dancing With the Stars' Final Face-Off E! Online
Dancing with the Stars finals live blog: Rycroft, Marini, Johnson ... The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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, ...
Instant Fall TV reviews: Fox's 'The Cleveland Show,' 'Brothers ... Entertainment Weekly
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, ...
Woody Allen Settles Lawsuit for Big Money and Little Angst New York Times
American Apparel posts loss Reuters
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?
Gruden to make MNF calls instead of Kornheiser Dallas Morning News
Gruden will replace Kornheiser on 'Monday Night Football' Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
Marquis outduels Lowe in Colorado's 5-1 win The Associated Press
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.
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.
Nations urge WHO to change criteria for pandemic The Associated Press
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.
Video: Bloomberg Addresses First NYC Swine Flu Death The Associated Press
Swine Flu Shuts Down 16 NYC Schools ABC News
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.
What to tax to pay for health care? The Associated Press
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 ...
Video: Raw Video: Drew Arrives for MySpace Sentence The Associated Press
Sentencing delayed for Mo. woman in MySpace hoax The Associated Press
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.
Poll: Americans want moderate judge as next justice Boston Globe
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.
Panetta: Location of all Pakistan nukes not known The Associated Press