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Federal officials lash out at BP

Los Angeles Times - Ashley Powers, Richard Fausset - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the oil giant has blown 'deadline after deadline' amid growing frustration over the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

Notes: Blackhawks keeping their sights on a bigger trophy

USA Today - Mike Dodd - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images By Mike Dodd, USA TODAY CHICAGO - At the presentation of the Clarence Campbell Trophy after the Chicago Blackhawks secured their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals since 1992, captain Jonathan Toews avoided the ...

Seoul shares down amid N.Korea tension;shipyards up

Reuters - Jungyoun Park, Jonathan Hopfner - ‎36 minutes ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul shares slipped to hit a fresh three-month low on Monday amid heightened tensions with North Korea, but firm gains in shipbuilders such as Hyundai Heavy (009540.

Bangkok cautiously re-opens for business

Reuters - Ambika Ahuja, Raju Gopalakrishnan - ‎32 minutes ago‎
after a massive clean-up of the city following the worst political mayhem in modern Thai history. Thailand's stock exchange and other financial markets resumed full-day trading, after being closed on Thursday and Friday following a wave of arson and ...

Ethiopian Party Accused of Intimidation Before Election

New York Times - Jason McLure - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jerome Delay/AP Ethiopians waited to cast their votes in the parliamentary election on Sunday in Dukem, south of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Plane crash survivor recalls escape

CNN International - Sara Sidner - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Mangalore, India (CNN) -- Sabrina Nasrinhuq hunkered behind a tree, steps away from the twisted metal remnants of the Boeing 737 passenger jet, screaming for help.

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Rand Paul bucks recent trend against political dynasties

Washington Post - Chris Cillizza - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rep. Ron Paul introduces son Rand, a Senate candidate in Kentucky. (Chris Hall For The Washington Post) By Chris Cillizza It's been a good past seven days for political dynasties.
Paul Remarks Have Deep Roots Wall Street Journal

Clinton speaks to Yale grads about unequal world

The Associated Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former President Bill Clinton told Yale seniors on Sunday to listen to people with whom they disagree. In a Class Day speech that included points similar to a commencement address he gave a week ago in West Virginia, ...

US-Born al Qaeda Cleric Says Kill Americans

CBS News - Lara Logan - ‎4 hours ago‎
US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki called for the killing of American civilians and soldiers. (CBS) (CBS) The radical Muslim preacher chose not use english, his native tongue, for his propaganda message.

Yuan Forwards Gain as China May Be Positive During US Talks

Bloomberg - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By Bloomberg News May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Yuan forwards gained for a second day on speculation Chinese officials will indicate their intention to allow the currency to strengthen during talks with US counterparts in the coming two days.
Geithner Seeks Fair China Trade Wall Street Journal

As Reform Takes Shape, Some Relief on Wall St.

New York Times - Eric Dash, Nelson D. Schwartz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The financial reform legislation making its way through Congress has Wall Street executives privately relieved that the bill does not do more to fundamentally change how the industry does business.

British Air Cuts Flights as Workers Walk Out

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BLOOMBERG NEWS British Airways' 12000 cabin crew began a five-day strike on Monday, stepping up their protest against plans to cut staff and wages.

Rivals Seize On Troubles of Facebook

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎3 hours ago‎
It sounds like a kamikaze mission: an upstart with a meager number of users and no capital squaring off against Facebook, a social networking juggernaut with more than 400 million members and a $15 billion valuation.

Shuttle Atlantis undocks from space station

Seattle Times - Marcia Dunn - ‎11 minutes ago‎
After a week of flying together, shuttle Atlantis undocked from a larger and virtually completed international space station Sunday and headed for home on its final voyage.

Google Pacman High Score? Play Google Pac-Man

Yppo - Jerry Reth - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google Pacman High Score? Play Google Pac-Man - Google surprised the world yesterday when they included a playable Pac Man game on their logo to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of the game.

'Celebrity Apprentice': And the winner is...

Entertainment Weekly - Dalton Ross - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Who says Lost was the only show with mysteries that needed to be answered this evening? Celebrity Apprentice fans (all 11 of us) were sitting on the edge of our seat waiting to see who would be crowned the newest Celebrity Apprentice.

The 'Lost' Finale Is Under Way

New York Times (blog) - Dave Itzkoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
The “Lost” finale is serving up more catch phrases in a single episode than you'd expect to hear in a whole season of the show.

Cannes Film Festival 2010: 'Uncle Boonmee' wins the Palme d'Or

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

Magic try to reverse fortunes with back against the wall

USA Today - Jeff Zillgitt - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By Jim Rogash, Getty Images By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY He wasn't any easier on himself Sunday, less than 24 hours after Boston's 94-71 victory, putting the Magic in a bleak 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals.

Joe Torre, Brad Ausmus remember Jose Lima

Los Angeles Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Dodgers manager, catcher have fond memories of the former major league pitcher, who died Sunday. Former Dodgers pitcher Jose Lima gestures prior to the Dodgers' game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

Lakers vs. Suns Game 3 live updates

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Can't catch the game on TV, or want to join other fans in following along? Join us here for updates throughout the game this evening.

Global Death Rates Drop for Children 5 or Younger

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎1 hour ago‎
Death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries at a surprisingly fast pace, according to a new report based on data from 187 countries from 1970 to 2010.

Salmonella Outbreak Spurs Alfalfa Sprout Recall

Food Consumer - Rachel Stockton - ‎2 hours ago‎
No less than 22 people from 10 states have been stricken with salmonella from raw alfalfa sprouts, the CDC has announced. Ten states were affected by the outbreak; these incidents, along with the tragic death of an infant, spawned a nationwide recall ...

Can you cycle to the office? Today is Bike-to-Work Day

USA Today - ‎May 21, 2010‎
Happy Bike-to-Work Day! If bicycling is a feasible commuting option, the American League of Bicyclists encourages you to try it today.
Thousands Bike to Work NBC Washington

The 'Randslide' and Its Discontents

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎May 22, 2010‎
IF there is one certain outcome to recent American elections, it's this: The results will invariably prove most of the Beltway's settled political narratives wrong.

'I Dated a Man Who Was Secretly Married'

Lemondrop (blog) - ‎May 18, 2010‎
One night when I was 35, single, and living in Charlotte, NC, I was out at this dance club, when a cute guy approached me. He had short, really curly hair, and a nice muscular build.

Growing Vegetables Upside Down

New York Times - Kate Murphy - ‎May 19, 2010‎
Shawn Verrall waters his upside-down tomato plants with his daughter, Megan, in their Richmond, Wash., garden. By KATE MURPHY IF pests and blight are wrecking your plants, it might be time to turn your garden on its head.

15 Ways to Predict Divorce

Daily Beast (blog) - ‎May 19, 2010‎
How long will your marriage last? Depends on if you smoke, which church you go to, and which state you live in. Anneli Rufus on the shocking statistics.

Dirty Little Secrets?

Warpaint Illustrated (subscription) - Nick Athan - ‎May 19, 2010‎
When ESPN The Magazine comes out next week, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be in the middle of some very unwanted publicity. The NFL has always been a league run by the good ol' boy network at the ownership level and the coaching ...