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Gitmo detainee to face trial in New York

CNN - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A terror suspect detained at the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be transported to the United States for trial in a civilian court, two Obama administration officials said.

Lambert vs. Allen: Who snatched the 'Idol' crown?

USA Today - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Kevin Winter, Getty Images for Fox By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY American Idol delivered a shocker Wednesday, as voters chose Kris Allen for the title over Adam Lambert, who had been considered a prohibitive favorite for much of the ...

Californians Block a Budget; Big Cuts to Follow

New York Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By JENNIFER STEINHAUER LOS ANGELES - Direct democracy has once again upended California - enough so that the state may finally consider another way by overhauling its Constitution for the first time in 130 years.
Golden (State) Opportunity Wall Street Journal

Iran missile launch 'concerns' US

Aljazeera.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US has expressed some concern over Iran's latest test launch of a medium range missile but appeared to be refraining from tough talk amid Washington's diplomatic overtures to Tehran.

UN Presses to Enter Sri Lankan War Zone

Washington Post - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Emily Wax COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 21 -- The United Nations pressed Sri Lanka's government on Wednesday to give aid workers unfettered access to war zones in the country's north and allow them to evacuate any civilians still trapped there after the ...

'Endemic' abuse in church-run Irish homes exposed

AFP - ‎33 minutes ago‎
DUBLIN (AFP) - Sexual abuse was "endemic" in boys' homes in Ireland and church leaders turned a blind eye to it, according to a major new report on mistreatment in church-run institutions dating back to the 1930s.

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Bill Changing Credit Card Rules Is Sent to Obama With Gun Measure ...

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CARL HULSE WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday sent President Obama a set of new rules governing credit card companies, completing a trio of consumer-related measures that Democrats had raced to get signed into law by Memorial Day.
Credit card reform was past due San Francisco Chronicle

Obama's anti-terrorism policies hit walls

USA Today - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By Brennan Linsley, AP By Richard Wolf and Mimi Hall, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Two days after his inauguration, Barack Obama signed executive orders banning harsh interrogation techniques and requiring that military detention facilities at Cuba's ...

Industries are Grappling With New Bill on Climate

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JOSEPH B. WHITE WASHINGTON -- The "American Clean Energy and Security Act" is one of the most ambitious efforts to re-engineer American social and economic behavior in decades, presenting risks and opportunities for a wide array of businesses from ...

Dollar falls to 2-month low vs yen after Fed

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Satomi Noguchi TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar fell to a two-month low against the yen on Thursday extending a slide made the previous day after the Federal Reserve said it had considered buying more securities at its last policy meeting.

IPO's Offer Encouraging Signs

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ROB COX, ALIZA ROSENBAUM and ROBERT CYRAN In the grand scheme of the global capital markets, half a billion dollars is a drop in the bucket.
RSVP: OpenTable to offer an IPO San Francisco Chronicle

COLUMN-The ugly attraction of fast shrinking Japan: James Saft

Forbes - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By James Saft LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - Sure, seeing your economy shrink at a 15 percent annual clip is depressing, quite literally, but if you believe in even a tepid global economic recovery in the second half, then Japan is actually attractive.

Craigslist sues over threat of prosecution

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎9 minutes ago‎
(05-20) 19:28 PDT -- In its biggest clash yet with law enforcement, Craigslist sued South Carolina's attorney general today to block him from filing criminal charges against the online classified site for abetting prostitution.

Hubble's troubles surprised shuttle crew

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 20 (Reuters) - Years of training didn't prepare the shuttle Atlantis astronauts for the problems encountered during NASA's final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, the crew said on Wednesday.
The Hubble: Real Men at Work Wall Street Journal

Waiting For One (Search) Giant To Topple Another

ChannelWeb - ‎4 hours ago‎
This week it seems as if everyone is waiting for the next version of some new search engine to come along and topple Google from its throne.

All eyes at Cannes point to Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds'

USA Today - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By Guy Kinziger, AFP/Getty Images By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY Fifteen years after the American filmmaker claimed the Golden Palm grand prize for Pulp Fiction , his Inglourious Basterds is cutting an audacious and bloody swath of revenge fantasy ...

"Terminator" moves on without busy Schwarzenegger

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger was too busy running California to save the world in the new "Terminator" movie.
Terminator Salvation Entertainment Weekly

CBS only tweaks fall schedule

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS unveiled on Wednesday a new comedy and three dramas, including one starring LL Cool J, making slight adjustments to the only prime-time television schedule to increase its audiences in the past season.

Yankees 11, Orioles 4 Hughes Makes His Case as Yankees Win Eighth ...

New York Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By TYLER KEPNER Three hours before the first pitch on Wednesday, Phil Hughes was the only player in the Yankees' clubhouse. The rest of the team was sequestered in a nearby conference room, holding court.

Barrage of Boston blasts sinks Jays

MLB.com - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Ian Browne / MLB.com BOSTON -- The Boston bats combined to create a power-packed special that thrilled a crowd of 38099 at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

Harang's terrific outing boosts Reds

MLB.com - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com CINCINNATI -- The Reds snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Phillies on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.

US Says Older People Appear Safer From Virus

New York Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Confirming the first impressions of many American and Mexican doctors, federal health officials said on Wednesday that people born before 1957 appear to have some immunity to the swine flu virus now circulating.

Hauser kids 'ask about their mom'

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By CURT BROWN and JENNA ROSS, Star Tribune staff writers SLEEPY EYE, MINN. - Tony Hauser walked through the fierce wind Wednesday, crossing his farmyard to feed his 80 dairy cows as his German shepherds, Butch and Max, tailed along.

New York City officials struggle for balanced response to swine flu

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mayor Bloomberg has been giving matter-of-fact updates and practical advice, but some say he needs to do a better job of reassuring 'the worried well' in the face of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus.

Four men arrested in suspect NY bombing plot

Reuters - ‎22 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, May 20 (Reuters - Four men were arrested on Wednesday in a suspected plot to bomb a synagogue and Jewish community center in New York and to shoot at military planes with stinger missiles, federal law enforcement officials said.

Wife of D-backs pitcher found dead in couple's Phoenix-area home

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (SI.com) -- The wife of Scott Schoeneweis, a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was found dead Wednesday at her home in suburban Phoenix, police said.

Suu Kyi Trial Opened To Envoys, Journalists

Washington Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Tim Johnston HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, May 20 -- Burma's military rulers allowed foreign diplomats and Burmese reporters to attend the widely criticized trial of democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, a move that observers said showed ...