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Harold Camping is at the heart of a mediapocalypse

Los Angeles Times -
Doomsday predictor Harold Camping is less than rapturous over the focus on him as a result of his prediction that the world will end Saturday.
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Israeli Leader, Obama Clash

Wall Street Journal -
AP President Obama and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office on Friday. WASHINGTON—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a rare public rebuke of President Barack Obama at the ...

IMF Board Aims to Select New Leader by June 30

Bloomberg -
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, being escorted by police in New York. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg Countries will be able to nominate ...

"Pirates" domestic start softer than overseas

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Disney's 3D "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is off to a softer start in North American than overseas, reflecting the overall downturn at the domestic box office and the fact that ...

Apple Is Called Poised to Offer 'Cloud' Music

New York Times -
For tens of millions of iTunes users, listening to music may soon get a lot easier. Apple has reportedly signed contracts with labels that represent artists like Bruce Springsteen.

Ex-teammate testified on Lance Armstrong and EPO

CBS News -
Lance Armstrong went on the attack amid accusations he used performance-enhancing drugs. Armen Keteyian reports Sunday's "60 Minutes" report breaks major new ground based on evidence tied to an ongoing federal grand jury investigation of Armstrong.

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Thousands across Syria defy crackdown

San Jose Mercury News -
BEIRUT -- Thousands of Syrians took to the streets in virtually every region Friday in what appeared to be a sign of new momentum and a potentially dangerous turn in the nine-week uprising.

NATO says Gaddafi in hiding as strikes continue

Washington Post -
TRIPOLI, Libya - The NATO bombardment of Tripoli has forced Moammar Gaddafi into hiding, a spokesman for the bloc said Friday, as Western officials kept up efforts to undermine support for the Libyan leader.

Japan utility president quits over nuclear crisis

Boston Globe -
AP / May 21, 2011 TOKYO - The president of the Japanese utility that runs the tsunami-devastated nuclear plant resigned in disgrace yesterday after reporting the biggest financial losses in company history, saying he was stepping down ...

Spaniards Defy Pre-Election Ban on Political Activity

Voice of America -
Thousands of Spaniards are ignoring a ban on political activity ahead of elections this Sunday and are packing city centers nationwide in a protest against the country's weak economy and high unemployment.

Majority of Americans support gay marriage in poll

Reuters -
A marriage equality supporter holds gay pride and American flags at a demonstration outside the appeals hearing on California's Proposition 8 at the 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco in this December 6, 2010 file photo.

Murder trial of Casey Anthony set to begin Tuesday

Reuters -
ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) - Opening statements in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, charged with the 2008 killing of her two-year-old daughter Caylee, were set to begin on Tuesday after 12 jurors and five alternates were sworn in on ...

Obama and Romney lead the pack in fundraising

Los Angeles Times -
The two have raised far more than other contenders in the 2012 presidential race, which is expected to exceed the $2.4 billion spent in the 2008 election.

Huntsman presses flesh, lays out agenda during NH visit

Boston Globe -
Jon Huntsman talked with guests at a house party in Hancock, NH, yesterday. The former ambassador spoke about health care, federal spending, and Libya during the day.

Liberty offer boosts Barnes & Noble shares

San Francisco Chronicle -
Barnes & Noble Inc. jumped 30 percent in US trading to a higher price than a buyout offer by John Malone's Liberty Media Corp.

Texas employers add jobs; unemployment rate falls again

Dallas Morning News -
The Texas job market continued to recover in April, as employers expanded payrolls for the seventh month in a row and the unemployment rate edged down again.

How the major stock indexes fared Friday

The Associated Press -
Stocks closed broadly lower for a third straight week on signs that US consumer demand may be weakening. Retailers Gap Inc. and Aeropostale each lost more than 14 percent Friday after cutting their profit forecasts for the year, in part because of ...

FDIC Closes Three Banks

New York Times -
By AP Regulators on Friday shut two banks in Georgia and one in Washington State, lifting to 43 the number of bank failures this year.

LinkedIn: Getting it while the getting is good

Los Angeles Times -
The firm's hot IPO, coming the same week that companies borrow record sums via bonds, should make the Federal Reserve happy as it tries to get money moving in the economy.

Honeycomb 101: Getting to Know Your Android Tablet

PCWorld -
Not sure how to get started with your new Android tablet? Fear not: We've got you covered. By JR Raphael, PCWorld So you're the proud possessor of a shiny new Android tablet.

Joker in 'Dark Knight'? Sort of ...

Variety -
Exclusive: Joker will appear in "The Dark Knight Rises" after all -- just not the one you think. Christopher Nolan's tentpole pic has added "Full Metal Jacket" thesp Matthew Modine, who played Pvt.

Derailed Director Cites Urge to Entertain

New York Times -
MOUGINS, France - The Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier showed up at this year's Cannes Film Festival with “Melancholia,” a disaster movie about a planet crashing into Earth.

Haley Reinhart: Judges Tried to Push My Buttons on 'American Idol'

AceShowbiz -
The morning after she failed to secure the Top 2 position, the 20-year-old singer opens up about her reaction to her elimination as well as her dating rumor with Casey Abrams.

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates more gigs: Rules out opening in Singapore and ...

New York Daily News -
Will you buy a ticket to Arnold Schwarzenegger's next movie in the wake of his love child scandal? Yes, actors' personal lives are separate from the movies they make!

Red Sox amass 19 hits, crush Cubs at Fenway

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Replacement Mets Outshine Yankees' Stars

New York Times -
In the history of the interleague Subway Series, there have been many unexpected moments, from Dave Mlicki's gem in 1997 to Luis Castillo's drop two years ago.

Golf: David Toms matches PGA Tour 36-hole record with back-to-back 62s

San Jose Mercury News -
AP David Toms matched the PGA Tour scoring record for the first 36 holes of a tournament Friday when he shot his second straight 8-under 62 at Colonial to open a seven-stroke lead.

Randy Savage, 58, Pro Wrestling's Macho Man, Dies

New York Times -
Randy Savage, who with his trademark sunglasses, bandannas and raspy voice was one of the most recognizable professional wrestlers of the 1980s and '90s as the character Macho Man, died on Friday in a one-car accident in Pinellas ...

Although restrained, Velazquez relieved to finally win a Derby

Kansas City Star -
John Velazquez said he was thrilled after riding Animal Kingdom to victory in the Kentucky Derby, but he tried to restrain his emotions for fellow jockey Robby Albarado, who lost the mount.

Brain research new 'moon shot,' Patrick Kennedy says

USA Today -
In a push to advance brain science, luminaries from the world of health, politics, business, and the non-profit sector will gather next week in Boston to create a 10-year plan that many hope will lead to a deeper ...

Small steps for paralyzed man, giant leaps for treating spinal cord injuries

Los Angeles Times -
A device helps a man paralyzed from the waist down make an 'unprecedented' recovery, taking steps on a treadmill and regaining other key functions.

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