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Dems unite for Pa. Senate nominee who beat Specter

The Associated Press - Marc Levy - ‎39 minutes ago‎
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Democratic Party leaders and labor unions began lining up Wednesday behind the party nominee whom they had fought to defeat in Pennsylvania's US Senate primary as the Republican opponent attacked him as too liberal for the state's ...

How the Financial Overhaul Vote Went Down

Wall Street Journal - Damian Paletta, Greg Hitt - ‎16 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - More than 50 Senate Democrats walked out of a closed-door meeting in a room near the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, and their puzzled looks conveyed the divisions growing within the caucus.

Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore, enters sea current

Reuters - Matthew Bigg - ‎17 minutes ago‎
VENICE, La., May 19 (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond.

A long journey home for Thailand's broken protesters

Jerusalem Post - Tibor Krausz - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK - Amid the cacophony of wailing sirens, scrawny strays barking at German shepherd police dogs, and an armored personnel carrier's loudspeakers issuing orders at the protest site here on Wednesday, ...

Obama 'to pursue Iran sanctions'

BBC News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
US President Barack Obama has vowed to pursue fresh UN sanctions against Iran despite Tehran's nuclear deal with Turkey and Brazil.

Abbas warns of Israeli 'provocations'

Jerusalem Post - Khaled Abu Toameh, Herb Keinon - ‎1 hour ago‎
US envoy George Mitchell is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday morning, after having met a day earlier with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

FOXNews - Judson Berger - ‎3 hours ago‎
A member of Arizona's top government utilities agency threw down the gauntlet in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution for the city's boycott of Arizona.

Tea Party Solidifies Its Status as Political Force After Success in Primaries

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rand Paul's victory in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night was the latest reminder that the Tea Party movement is shaping up to be an electoral force this year -- despite Democratic claims that the conservatives activists represent an ...

Texas board swamped with flak over curriculum plan

Houston Chronicle - April Castro - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By APRIL CASTRO AP Writer © 2010 The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas - Conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education were defiant Wednesday as a parade of critics came before them, most urging a fresh rewrite of new classroom social studies ...

Europe Crisis in Rescue for Greece Bringing Euro to New Normal

Bloomberg - Tony Czuczka, Anchalee Worrachate - ‎48 minutes ago‎
May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Europe's debt crisis will depress the euro still further after it declined to the lowest level since 2006, according to UBS AG and BNP Paribas SA.

Fed Raises US Growth Range, Sees Lower Unemployment

BusinessWeek - Craig Torres - ‎3 hours ago‎
May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve officials raised their US growth estimates for 2010 and lowered forecasts for unemployment and inflation, according to minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on April 27-28.

Symantec To Buy VeriSign's Authentication Unit

Wall Street Journal - Jeanette Borzo, David Benoit - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Symantec Corp. (SYMC) has agreed to purchase VeriSign Inc.'s (VRSN) identity and authentication business for $1.28 billion in an effort to round out its information-protection business ...

Faster Forward: Report from Google I/O

Washington Post - Rob Pegoraro - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO--Wednesday morning, Google will open its annual developers conference, Google I/O, with a keynote presentation outlining its major product developments.

In Germany, a Criminal Inquiry Is Opened on Google's Data-Gathering

New York Times - Kevin J. O'Brien - ‎1 hour ago‎
By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN BERLIN - Prosecutors in Hamburg opened a criminal investigation of Google on Wednesday over its collecting of private Internet data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks in Germany.

Android Invasion: The Next Phase Begins

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎2 hours ago‎
Writing about Android can sometimes feel like writing science fiction. So forgive me for saying the following: The Android invasion is about to shift phases.

Why on earth is Casey James still on 'Idol'?

msnbc.com - Craig Berman - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Michael Becker / PictureGroup via AP By Craig Berman Crystal Bowersox has been an audience and judges' favorite from the beginning, while Lee Dewyze has never been in obvious danger of going home.

Megan Fox out of 'Transformers 3'. Will it be the same without her?

Entertainment Weekly - Kate Ward - ‎2 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Wireimage.comImagining a Transformers without Megan Fox is almost as strange as imagining a Transformers without, well, transformers.

Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz Back for "Twilight"

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis, Jill Serjeant - ‎42 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The independent studio behind "Twilight" on Wednesday said it reached a deal with Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz to reprise their supporting roles as vampires in the fourth film in the franchise.

Flashback: Kobe Didn't Deserve Ire

ESPN - Dave McMenamin - ‎2 hours ago‎
"This is where reputations are built," said TNT broadcaster Kevin Harlan a little more than four years ago, describing Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa on his way to a 26-point night in a blowout of the Lakers in Game 7 of a 2006 ...

Texans' Johnson to report to training, first team activity

Houston Chronicle - John Mcclain - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards last year with 1569 and caught nine touchdown receptions. Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will report to Methodist Training Center on Thursday and participate in his first organized team ...

Chicchi sprint ahead in stage 4

ESPN - ‎52 minutes ago‎
AP MODESTO, Calif. -- Francesso Chicchi emerged from a mass sprint to win stage 4 of the Tour of California on Wednesday, while American David Zabriskie kept the overall lead.

Study: Postpartum depression affects fathers too

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎5 hours ago‎
An analysis finds that 10% of men suffer serious depression at some point between a pregnant partner's first trimester and one year after childbirth.

A Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet No Remedy for Autism

ABC News - Dan Childs, Lara Salahi - ‎4 hours ago‎
A popular diet intended to curb the effects of autism received yet another blow today in the form of a new study that found that autistic children who adhered to a gluten-free, casein-free diet showed no ...

Medco Report Finds Big Jump in Child Prescriptions

ABC News - Tom Murphy - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Prescription drug use among children grew several times faster than for adults last year, due in part to swine flu drugs and Type 2 diabetes medications, according to Medco Health Solutions Inc. The Franklin Lakes, ...

A Heaven-Sent Rent Boy

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎May 15, 2010‎
OF all wars, only culture wars offer the hope of sheer, unadulterated hilarity. Sex and hypocrisy were staples of farce long before America became a nation, and they never go out of style.

John Fogerty Sued for Plagiarizing ... Himself: Twisted Tales

Spinner - James Sullivan - ‎May 14, 2010‎
Tom Fogerty was three years older than his brother John. When they were still in school in El Cerrito, Calif., Tom was the leader of their various bands.

Two headless bodies found in Juarez, third victim dumped at church

CNN - Nick Valencia - ‎May 16, 2010‎
Authorities are waiting to interview survivors of Friday's shooting, during which a van crashed into a kindergarten. (CNN) -- The bodies of two men -- both decapitated and showing signs of torture -- were found early Sunday in ...

Plan B: Skip College

New York Times - Jacques Steinberg - ‎May 14, 2010‎
Short of becoming a reality TV star, the answer is rote and, some would argue, rather knee-jerk: Earn a college degree. The idea that four years of higher education will translate into a better job, higher earnings and a happier ...

Our Eyes Underwater

Newsweek - Ian Yarett - ‎5 hours ago‎
At its greatest depths, the sea floor is a dark, tranquil, and foreboding place, beyond the reach of both sunlight and human divers.