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Exploiting The Credit Card Law Loophole

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.

California plans next steps to cut car pollution

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.

RNC Chairman Urges Stronger Attacks on Obama

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.

Sri Lanka on brink of catastrophe as UN aid blocked

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.

Late in the day, the Speaker sets out a stringent regime

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 ...

Netanyahu's Broader Stance Earns Early US Favor

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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Schwarzenegger has tough time selling ballot props

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.

Somali Teenager Is Indicted for Piracy in Cargo-Ship Seizure

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.

Obama meets on nuclear weapons

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.

HP cuts outlook as PC sales drop

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.

Japan's Economy Shrank Record 15.2% Last Quarter

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

Electric Connection: Tesla, Daimler

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, ...

Is Palm Pre's June 6 Arrival D-Day For Sprint And Palm?

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.

The lighter side of spacewalking

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.

Yahoo Vows Death to the '10 Blue Links'

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.

Top 10 highlights from "American Idol"

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

Who Was Dolla?

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.

Pattinson confirms fourth 'Twilight' saga film

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.

Big Easy grateful for its 10th Super Bowl

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.

Clippers win NBA draft lottery, Griffin sweepstakes

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.

NFL, Comcast Settle Dispute Over Network

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.

Swine Flu Spreads in Japan, Despite Quarantine Inspections

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.

Health Officials Probe Possible Second NYC Flu Death

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.

Boy with cancer should not be a casualty of ignorance, too

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.

US hails Pakistan 'mood change' against Taliban

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.

Reid joins Biden, Pelosi in misstatements

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.

US Senate Democrats Withhold Funding to Close Guantanamo Prison

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.