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Prediction of world's end is premature — again -
OAKLAND, Calif. - They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away their belongings or draining savings accounts.
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Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano erupting -
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday - just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days.

Obama's Israel speech fodder for the presidential election

Los Angeles Times -
Though polling shows the president is still in good standing with Jewish voters, Republicans are using the speech to appeal to other pro-Israel voters, such as evangelical Christians.

Mavericks Almost Blow a 22-Point Lead

New York Times -
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Dallas Mavericks breathed an epic sigh of relief Saturday night, which for these aging veterans has become increasingly difficult in a Western Conference finals series filled with wild emotional swings.

Minn. voters will decide on gay marriage ban -
AP ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota House has signed off on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, meaning voters will decide the issue in 2012.

A winner's pace

Boston Herald -
BALTIMORE - Trainer Nick Zito had 6.1 million reasons to think the running of the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago would have no bearing on yesterday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

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NATO widens strikes against Khadafy as Libyans grow restive

Boston Globe -
AP / May 22, 2011 TRIPOLI, Libya - NATO widened its campaign to weaken Moammar Khadafy's regime with airstrikes on desert command centers and sea patrols to intercept ships, the military alliance said yesterday, ...

Militants storm Afghan gov't building; 3 dead

The Associated Press -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday and engaged in a shootout with Afghan security forces who surrounded the compound, officials said.

Shootings push death toll in Syria above 900

Boston Globe -
Antigovernment protesters carried the coffins of people who they say were killed in the crackdown in Homs, Syria. (Shaam News Network/ Associated Press) By Bassem Mroue Associated Press / May 22, 2011 BEIRUT - Syrian security forces opened fire on a ...

Yemen opposition signs deal for Saleh's departure

Los Angeles Times -
But the president, after saying he would sign the accord, dismisses it as 'a mere coup operation.' He has twice sidestepped the plan, in which he would step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution.

Iran's supreme leader and president wrestle for power

Los Angeles Times -
The dispute between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ignites concern inside the nation that the infighting weakens Iran's ability to project power internationally amid historic instability across the Mideast.

As water inches closer, an agonizing wait in La.

Forbes -
BUTTE LAROSE, La. -- The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left this Louisiana town as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River has inched toward their homes, with their frustration and hope ...

1937 flood simply faded memory now

Natchez Democrat -
NATCHEZ - For 74 years the flood of 1937 had its place in the history books as the highest Mississippi River level ever recorded in Natchez and Vidalia, but the current deluge exceeded that on May 11.

Romney looks for solid ground in SC

Boston Globe -
Mitt Romney spoke to small-business owners about the economy yesterday in Irmo, SC The former Massachusetts governor hopes to gather momentum in the South.

Huntsman says border fence 'repulses' him, but may be necessary

Salt Lake Tribune -
Windham, NH • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said the concept of a border fence “repulses” him, but he believes that it is a necessity for the United States to get a handle on its illegal immigration problem.

Cain joins GOP primary race

Boston Globe -
AP / May 22, 2011 ATLANTA - Herman Cain has run a pizza chain, hosted a talk radio show, and sparred with Bill Clinton over health care.

Greek Restructuring Rejected by ECB Officials in Clash With EU Politicians

Bloomberg -
ECB Executive Board member Juergen Stark said, “A Greek debt restructuring is not the appropriate way forward - it would create a catastrophe.

Barnes & Noble buyer? Investors read between the lines on announcement

New York Daily News -
News of a possible buyout sent shares of book seller Barnes & Noble racing higher Friday. Liberty Media, the company owned by billionaire media mogul John Malone, has offered $1 billion, or $17 per share, for the company, ...

Accounts Hacked at Small Sony Unit

Wall Street Journal -
TOKYO—So-net Entertainment Corp, an Internet service provider subsidiary of Sony Corp., said an online intruder accessed its customer rewards site earlier this week and stole customers' redeemable gift points worth about $1225.

Apple enlists iPads for retail signage

An iPad being used to help sell a MacBook Air in an Apple retail store. Confirming reports from earlier this week, Apple is moving forward on plans to put iPads to work in its retail store not just as display models, but as tools to ...

Dr. Drew Pinsky: Jeff Conaway Is 'Stable,' 'Not An OD'

Access Hollywood -
Dr. Drew Pinsky has come to the defense of actor Jeff Conaway amidst reports claiming the former “Grease” star is near death following an overdose.

Box office update: 'Pirates of the Caribbean' captures $35 mil on Friday

Entertainment Weekly -
Jack Sparrow may be losing a bit of steam, but he's still got it. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth movie in Disney's hugely successful franchise, opened to $35 million on Friday according to early estimates.

Hopkins defeats Pascal to become oldest major champion

USA Today -
MONTREAL (AP) - Bernard Hopkins became the oldest fighter to win a major world championship, taking the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night from Jean Pascal at the age of 46.

David Toms circles the wagons for final round

Fort Worth Star Telegram -
And it seemed to leave the 44-year-old Louisiana native wondering what a guy has to do to win his first PGA Tour event in five years.

Checkers then wreckers for Edwards in all-star race

Los Angeles Times -
Carl Edwards won Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and collected a $1 million-plus prize, but wrecked his car while he did a celebratory burnout on the infield grass at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NBA playoff preview: Bulls-Heat, Game 3 -
Carlos Boozer has lost the trust of his team to be played late in the game. (AP photo) The Heat got exactly the right formula in Game 2 after a Game 1 in which they could not seem to keep up with the Bulls.

Mets-Yankees Preview -
The New York Yankees lead the majors in home runs by a wide margin, but they feel relying on the long ball may cost them. Mark Teixeira's recent surge has been solely due to homers.

Former US Rep. Patrick Kennedy moves to New Jersey amid launch of campaign to ...

Press of Atlantic City -
Kennedy recently relocated to Absecon, where his fiancee lives. The former Rhode Island Democrat will marry Amy Petitgout, a sixth-grade teacher at the Northfield Community School, in July at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.

'Jeopardy!'s Watson Computer Learns Medicine

ABC News -
"Jeopardy!" champions Ken Jennings, left, and Brad Rutter, right, look on as the IBM computer called "Watson" beats them to the buzzer to answer a question during a practice round of the "Jeopardy!

Equine Herpesvirus-1 Outbreak (EHV-1): Horse Owner Webinar -
The current outbreak of the sometimes fatal neurologic disease caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in several Western states and Canada has generated widespread concern throughout the horse industry.

Sebelius takes heat in health care debate

Kansas City Star -
Kathleen Sebelius is President Barack Obama's front-line defender in the battle over health care reform, which critics say could be the political undoing of both of them.


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