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To cover both wars, Senate passes $91.3B bill

The Associated Press - ‎38 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is backing President Barack Obama's efforts to ramp up the war in Afghanistan, granting his request for $91.3 billion for military and diplomatic operations there and in Iraq.

UN in $543m Pakistan aid appeal

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The UN has appealed for a total of $543m in humanitarian aid to help more than 1.5 million people displaced by fighting in north-west Pakistan.

4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By AL BAKER and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ David Williams, one of the men arrested in an alleged terrorism plot, was escorted by federal agents from 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan.
Details emerge of alleged terror plot Austin American-Statesman

Obama and Cheney in a duel for hearts and minds

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Speeches by the president and former vice president represent the latest round in a large and fast-changing fight for the public's confidence on national security.
SPIN METER: Obama vs. Cheney The Associated Press

UN chief to urge humanitarian access in Sri Lanka

AFP - ‎28 minutes ago‎
COLOMBO (AFP) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to arrive in Sri Lanka on a 24-hour mission to press for unrestricted humanitarian access to an estimated 280000 civilians displaced by the war on Tamil rebels.

Iran's Missile Test: A Message to Obama and Netanyahu

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Tony Karon Friday, May. 22, 2009 This image from Iranian Al-Alam TV shows what the station said was the test-firing of a new medium-range missile, Sejil-2, at an undisclosed location.

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House Panel Passes Limit on Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By David A. Fahrenthold A bill to create the first national limit on greenhouse-gas emissions was approved by a House committee yesterday after a week of late-night debates that cemented the shift of climate change from rhetorical jousting to a subject ...

Memorial Day weekend events

Allentown Morning Call - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406, memorial service, 1:30 pm, Fountain Hill Plot, next to Little League field. State Rep. Joseph F. Brennan will be guest speaker.
Memorial Day Services York News-Times
Memorial Day Events The Olympian

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors in helicopter crash

CNN International - ‎57 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two crewmembers of a Navy helicopter that went down Tuesday in the waters off Southern California.

BankUnited sold to private equity

BBC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Private equity firms paid $900m (£568m) to rescue the bank, whose closure will cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp $4.9bn. BankUnited, the largest bank in Florida, had about $13bn of assets and $8.6 billion of deposits.

US to work with GM ahead of June 1 deadline

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has no plans to push General Motors Corp into bankruptcy next week and the outcome of the automaker's restructuring efforts may not be known until a June 1 deadline, a source familiar with the situation ...

British Airways Posts 375 Million-Pound Loss on Travel Slump

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Steve Rothwell May 22 (Bloomberg) -- British Airways Plc, Europe's third- largest carrier, reported its first full-year loss since 2002 as passenger traffic slumped amid the global recession and the airline's fuel bill rose.

NASA waits for dry weather to bring shuttle home

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is waiting for a break in Florida's rainy weather so the space shuttle Atlantis can return home on schedule.

Apple tablet speculation rekindled in Wall Street report

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
The rumor that Apple is preparing for 2010 a tablet-like netbook with a 7- to 10-inch multi-touch screen and a price tag of less than $700 has gained a new lease on life, based on a Wall Street analyst?

Microsoft Withdraws Request For Antitrust Hearing

CNNMoney.com - ‎21 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has withdrawn its request for an oral hearing to respond to antitrust charges that it abused its market position in keeping rivals out of the Internet browser markets, the European Commission said Friday.

Marketers weigh in on cachet of 'American Idol' finalists

USA Today - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY By Theresa Howard, USA TODAY NEW YORK - Arkansas native Kris Allen took the American Idol title, but marketing experts say Adam Lambert has the edge in selling.

"Terminator Salvation" opens strong

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Carl DiOrio LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The witching hour was anything but a horror show for "Terminator Salvation.
Heavy Metal New York Times

'Terminator' vs. 'Museum' in battle of the box office

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ben Stiller portrays museum guard Larry Daley in "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." The film is expected to gross more than $80 million over the Memorial Day weekend.

Nuggets play role reversal with Lakers

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Todd Behrendt Todd Behrendt is deputy managing editor for FOXSports.com. He also writes frequently on the stranger side of sports on his blog, The Weird World of Sports.

Padres' Peavy rejects deal

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Jake Peavy turned down a trade to the Chicago White Sox, choosing Thursday to remain in the National League. The Padres and White Sox had reached an agreement, but needed the 2007 Cy Young Award winner to waive his no-trade clause.

Bay's early homer steers Sox to sweep

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Amalie Benjamin Because of the lights in right field, Jason Bay couldn't see what happened to the ball he lofted in the direction of the Blue Jays' Alex Rios.

Study Detects Flu Immunity in Older People

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By David Brown A substantial portion of older Americans may have some immunity to the swine-origin H1N1 influenza virus, a finding that may prove useful when and if a vaccine to the new flu strain becomes available.

Key events in the case of Daniel Hauser

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
January: Complaining of shortness of breath, Daniel visits the family doctor in Sleepy Eye, who refers him to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

Swine flu in New York: Fear of virus is bigger fight than illness ...

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Tina Susman | Tribune Newspapers NEW YORK -- At a hospital in New York's south Bronx, 187 children flooded the emergency room in a 12-hour period.

EU should lend Ukraine money: Medvedev

AFP - ‎28 minutes ago‎
KHABAROVSK, Russia (AFP) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev urged the European Union to lend Ukraine money he said Kiev needed to meet its gas payment obligations.

Fighting rocks Somali capital

Washington Post - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali government forces attacked rebel strongholds in Mogadishu on Friday, triggering battles across the capital that killed at least 11 people.

New Indian cabinet to be sworn in

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Manmohan Singh is set to be sworn in at the head of a new Indian government in the capital, Delhi. Mr Singh will be taking charge for a second term, only the second PM after Jawaharlal Nehru to be returned to power after a full five-year term.