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CBS News - 3 hours ago
Banks will likely resist congressional passage of a bill President Obama wants to expedite, a bill calling for cut backs on credit card fees, reports Bill Plante.
Video: Your Money: Credit Card Changes The Associated Press
Credit-card bill: What it does, what it doesn't do Christian Science Monitor
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California is planning the next stage of clean car standards even as US President Barack Obama announces federal plans based on the state's model, its top climate change official said on Tuesday.
Obama Would Support Auto Incentives for Consumers Wall Street Journal
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Perry Bacon Jr. Seeking to reassert himself as a party leader, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele yesterday implored GOP members to stop "navel-gazing" and sharply attack President Obama.
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Times Online - 3 hours ago
The Sri Lankan Government has blocked access to aid workers trying to help the nearly 300000 civilians displaced by the army's victory over the Tamil Tigers, raising the prospect of a humanitarian catastrophe.
Tamil rights must now be respected guardian.co.uk
UN Secretary-General To Visit War-Torn Sri Lanka Voice of America
guardian.co.uk - 2 hours ago
Michael Martin, the outgoing Speaker of the Commons, yesterday performed one of his final acts when he announced to parliament a stringent new claims regime, which he said would amount to "fundamental reform" of the amounts MPs are reimbursed from the ...
Commons Speaker Michael Martin has resigned over expenses row CNN International
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Howard Schneider JERUSALEM, May 19 -- During his first turn as Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington in 1996 with a chip on his shoulder and a long list of things he said he would not do -- from slowing the expansion of ...
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San Francisco Chronicle - 4 hours ago
By JULIET WILLIAMS, AP Writer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pitched the measures on Tuesday's special election ballot as a short-term patch for the state's budget deficit and a long-term fix for a broken budgeting system.
Calif. voters uninspired by special election San Jose Mercury News
Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago
By CHAD BRAY NEW YORK -- A Somali teenager has been indicted on piracy and other charges in the hostage taking of the captain of an American-flagged cargo ship in April.
Teen Somali piracy suspect indicted in NYC court The Associated Press
Boston Globe - 6 hours ago
President Obama brought in some old foreign policy hands -- both Democrats and Republicans -- for some counsel today on how to fulfill his long-term vision of ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
Obama: US Must Lead In Reducing Nuclear Weapons Spread Voice of America
Obama Seeks Advice on Nuclear Weapons New York Times
CNNMoney.com - 4 hours ago
Tech giant reports quarterly earnings that beat estimates; company reins in full-year revenue outlook, sending shares down after hours.
HP profit drops 17 pct; PC, ink sales stumble The Associated Press
Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
By Jason Clenfield May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's economy shrank by a record last quarter amid an unprecedented collapse in exports and a drawdown of inventories that could pave the way for a recovery later this year.
Japan Economy Shrinks by Record Wall Street Journal
Japan's economy in record plunge BBC News
BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago
By Christopher Palmeri and John Carey Electric car startup Tesla Motors has a new partner: German giant Daimler (DAI). On May 19, at the fashionable Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, Daimler announced it has taken a 10% stake, worth about $50 million, ...
Daimler buys 10 percent stake in Tesla Bizjournals.com
ChannelWeb - 3 hours ago
Will it be Palm Pre to the rescue? It appears that put up or shut up time for both Sprint Nextel and Palm has a date: June 6. That's the day that, according to Sprint and Palm, the much-discussed Palm Pre will first be available to customers.
Palm Pre available June 6, says Sprint San Francisco Chronicle
Pricing wars: Palm Pre vs. iPhone 3G CNET News
msnbc.com - 2 hours ago
Spacewalking is serious business, especially when you're working on a multibillion-dollar telescope, but there's room for a little whimsy and wonder as well.
PC World - 2 hours ago
Yahoo offered a peek at how its search results are likely to be displayed a few months from now, as it tries to find a better alternative to the traditional "10 blue links.
Yahoo Aims To Redefine What It Means To Search InformationWeek
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Monica Herrera Glam rocker Adam Lambert and soulful folk-pop singer Kris Allen will vie for the crown on Wednesday night's finale, which will also feature performances by Black Eyed Peas, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah and, rumor has it, ...
The view from the 'Idol' audience The Associated Press
Kara DioGuardi co-writes 'American Idol' winner's single Los Angeles Times
MTV.com - 6 hours ago
Slain rapper worked with Akon and T-Pain and had his first record deal when he was just 12 years old. By Shaheem Reid Dolla often spoke about staying focused on his music despite life's many tragedies.
Rapper Dolla killed in Los Angeles; Aubrey Louis Berry the alleged ... The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com
msnbc.com - 7 hours ago
CANNES, France - While in Cannes on Tuesday, Robert Pattinson confirmed that there will be a fourth “Twilight” film based on the Stephenie Meyer novel, “Breaking Dawn,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
'Twilight': Robert Pattinson committed to 'Breaking Dawn' Entertainment Weekly
The Associated Press - 2 hours ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A few blocks from the notorious 17th Street Canal levee breach, where overgrown lots and gutted homes remain easy to find, a pregnant woman walked two dogs up the driveway of a newly renovated house.
New Orleans Gets 2013 Super Bowl Washington Post
USA Today - 1 hour ago
By Sue Ogrocki, AP SECAUCUS, NJ - The Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, likely sealing the destination for Oklahoma star Blake Griffin, men's college basketball's player of the year.
Clippers win lottery, will have top pick in draft The Associated Press
NBA Draft Lottery: Hope Lives in a Ping Pong Ball New York Times
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
By Mark Maske FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 19 -- The NFL completed a series of television deals Tuesday, settling its long-running dispute with Comcast and extending its contracts with Fox and CBS each by two years.
NFL extends CBS and FOX deals through 2014 season The Associated Press
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
By Blaine Harden TOKYO, May 19 -- To stop swine flu before it could sneak off airplanes arriving from North America, Japan dispatched masked health inspectors with fever-sensing guns to walk among passengers.
ABC News - 10 hours ago
By LAUREN COX and DAN CHILDS New York City health officials are looking into the death of a 16-month-old toddler as a possible swine flu case as tensions around the city rise in response to the new virus.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2 hours ago
By JON TEVLIN, Star Tribune I don't think you are entirely correct in your assumption that chemotherapy does not work and will kill the boy.
Parents' Rights, Judges' Rules Newsweek
AFP - 17 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States, hailing a "national mood change" against the Taliban in Pakistan, offered humanitarian aid for civilians fleeing a Pakistani military offensive to crush the militants.
Video: US to Aid 1.5 Million Pakistan Refugees The Associated Press
The Associated Press - 38 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid became the latest Democrat to stray into rhetorical trouble Tuesday, botching statements on three subjects in one news conference - including the fragile health of the chamber's most senior members.
Voice of America - 2 hours ago
By Deborah Tate US Senate Democrats have decided not to provide funds to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center until President Barack Obama's administration presents a detailed plan for what to do with the 240 detainees being held there.
Senate Democrats to Block Gitmo Closing Wall Street Journal
Democrats in Senate Block Money to Close Guantánamo New York Times