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Atlantic coast now under threat as current spreads Gulf oil slick

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
There was mounting evidence tonight that the scale of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has grown beyond all the initial worst-case scenarios, as thousands of gallons of oil continued to gush from the sea floor.

UN powers back new sanctions against Iran

The Associated Press - Edith M. Lederer - ‎25 minutes ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - The United States introduced a resolution backed by all veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday that would impose new sanctions against Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard and seek to curtail military, financial and ...

Pa. House: Special election really all about coal

Washington Post - Sandhya Somashekhar - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The Post has reporters in three states covering Tuesday's elections. Read today's feeds on the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, the Kentucky Republican Senate primary, and the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary.

Taliban suicide bomb hits NATO convoy, kills 18

The Associated Press - Robert H. Reid, Amir Shah - ‎54 minutes ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a US convoy Tuesday, killing 18 people, including six troops - five Americans and a Canadian - in the deadliest attack on NATO in the Afghan capital in eight months.

Seoul to blame North Korea for warship attack: report

Reuters - Deborah Charles, Doina Chiacu - ‎3 hours ago‎
The South Korean naval ship Cheonan is seen sunk near the Baeknyeong island off Incheon, west of Seoul, March 27, 2010. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korea will formally blame North Korea for sinking one of its navy ships in March, killing 46 sailors, ...

Spain's Luster Dims at EU-Latin American Talks

New York Times - Raphael Minder - ‎1 hour ago‎
MADRID - José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, on Tuesday closed a meeting here between European and Latin American leaders by saluting the fact that Spain, the host nation, had made “every effort for this success ...

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Mark Souder: Would he have resigned if he were a Democrat?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Republican Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana announced Tuesday that he would resign as rumors of an affair surfaced. The congressman ran on a family-values platform, but political experts say party affiliation has little to do with who survives cheating ...

Obama team contacted Kagan a month before Stevens announced retirement

USA Today - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Folks in Washington anticipated the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for weeks, even months -- including President Obama himself, apparently.
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Dodd offers compromise on derivatives deadlock

Washington Post - Brady Dennis, David Cho - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) has offered a last-minute compromise to resolve one of the few remaining disputes over the Senate's landmark bill on financial regulation: a disagreement over derivatives that has sent shudders through ...

Reports on German plan to temporarily ban 'naked' bond short sales weighs

MarketWatch - Kate Gibson - ‎18 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- US stocks landed with a thud Thursday, giving up earlier attempts at gains, as the euro's slide soured sentiment among investors viewing the currency as a proxy for Europe's sovereign-debt troubles.

Hewlett-Packard shares up after results; VeriSign falls

MarketWatch - Carla Mozee - ‎10 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. rose Tuesday evening after the technology heavyweight's quarterly results came in above Wall Street's estimates, while shares of VeriSign Inc. fell following a ...

Chanos sees more short sale restrictions in Europe

Reuters - Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Richard Chang - ‎58 minutes ago‎
BOSTON, May 18 (Reuters) - Prominent short seller James Chanos, whose US-based hedge fund makes money when stock prices fall, said he expects to see additional short-sale restrictions in Europe as other nations follow Germany's ban.

Hotmail Update Adds Cleanup, Social Features

PC Magazine - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Microsoft will update its 360 million Hotmail users, including new convenient methods for getting to the messages, plus multimedia content right inside the inbox.

Europe steps up pressure on Google

Financial Times - Daniel Schäfer, Tim Bradshaw - ‎3 hours ago‎
European pressure on Google over its interception of private WiFi data intensified on Tuesday when German prosecutors and the Czech data protection agency launched investigations into the issue.

Will Amazon's Kindle Android App Hurt Kindle Sales?

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Friends, readers, Kindlemen: Allow me to pose a question. If you could get digital books on the smartphone you already carry, would you still buy a dedicated e-reader?

Vanessa Williams headed to 'Desperate Housewives'

The Associated Press - ‎15 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Vanessa Williams is headed to Wisteria Lane next fall on "Desperate Housewives." ABC said Tuesday she'll play a "wicked new housewife" as the series enters its seventh season.

ABC rolls out 10 new TV series, bets big on drama

Reuters - Paul Thomasch, Maureen Bavdek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cast member Michael Imperioli arrives for the premiere of the film ''The Lovely Bones'' in Hollywood December 7, 2009.

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's son in minor car accident

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(PEOPLE.com) -- Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's 1-year-old son was involved in a small fender-bender in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Canadian doc accused of unlawfully treating pros

The Associated Press - Carolyn Thompson - ‎33 minutes ago‎
BUFFALO, NY - A Canadian doctor who has treated Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez and other high-profile athletes was charged Tuesday with smuggling, unlawful distribution of human growth hormone and conspiring to lie to federal agents.

Peace and tranquility for Hanley Ramirez: gone in six seconds

SI.com - Gary Bogdon - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Hanley Ramirez has jaw-dropping talent and has worked hard to improve his defense but his lack of hustle on Monday night was inexcusable.

Patriots release CB Shawn Springs

Boston Herald - Karen Guregian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Patriots [team stats] haven't been shy about acknowledging mistakes from last season. Today, they parted company with veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, who they signed last offseason to a three-year free agent contract worth ...

Dads Get Postpartum Depression Too

ABC News - Lauren Cox - ‎3 hours ago‎
When the depression hit after the birth of his first child, Joel Schwartzberg said he didn't believe anyone had a name for what he was going through.

Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Eric Walsh - ‎May 17, 2010‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, US researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.

Health Buzz: Processed Meats May Raise Heart, Diabetes Risk

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎3 hours ago‎
A newly published analysis suggests that processed meats including bacon, sausage, and deli ham may boost the risk of heart disease and diabetes, Reuters reports.

A Generation Gap Over Immigration

New York Times - Damien Cave - ‎18 hours ago‎
MIAMI - Meaghan Patrick, a junior at New College of Florida, a tiny liberal arts college in Sarasota, says discussing immigration with her older relatives is like “hitting your head against a brick wall.

An illegal substance sold legally

Los Angeles Times - Daniel Okrent - ‎May 16, 2010‎
Liquor, that is. But the 'drugstores' of Prohibition are echoed by today's medical marijuana dispensaries. "He owned some drugstores, a lot of drugstores," Daisy Buchanan said.

Family of Michigan child killed in police raid files lawsuits

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Calling law enforcement accounts "absurd," a Michigan attorney sued police Tuesday in the death of 7-year-old girl killed during a raid in Detroit.

Can an Enemy Be a Child's Friend?

New York Times - Benedict Carey - ‎May 17, 2010‎
In sixth grade they were unlikely friends, the good kid and the bad one, the girl who studied and the one who smoked in the alley.

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival

TIME - ‎May 17, 2010‎
Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux occasionally programs the movies of a certain day to complement or comment on one another.