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BP oil spill: How to save wetlands? Set them on fire, maybe.

Christian Science Monitor - Pete Spotts - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The BP oil spill is moving into Louisiana's wetlands - a worst-case scenario for wildlife and the fishing industry. There is no perfect solution, scientists say, but a controlled burn is one option.

Pentagon dials up pressure on North Korea for Cheonan sinking

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Grier - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Pentagon announced Monday that it will conduct two joint naval exercises with South Korea in response to confirmation that North Korea was responsible for the warship Cheonan sinking.

Federal Eye: 'Don't ask, don't tell' compromise in the works

Washington Post - Ed O'Keefe - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Ed O'Keefe White House officials, Democratic congressional leaders and gay rights groups met on Monday to discuss a possible repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Iran sends letter to IAEA on nuclear swap deal

WireUpdate - ‎8 minutes ago‎
VIENNA (BNO NEWS) -- Iran notified the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday that had accepted the main demand made by the United States and its Western allies regarding a nuclear fuel swap.

Gun Battles in Jamaica Intensify

Voice of America - ‎35 minutes ago‎

Thai Government, Protesters Crank Up Spin Machines

Wall Street Journal - James Hookway - ‎6 hours ago‎
BANGKOK—Both sides of Thailand's political divide are cranking up their spin machines as they race to rewrite the history of last week's bloody riots in Bangkok and the tensions that drove the violence.

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"Click it or Ticket" Begins Today

NBC New York - ‎1 hour ago‎
Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-state today began clamping down on seat belt violations on the road with the "Click It or Ticket" program which launched nation wide.

Utah delegation weighs in on boosting White House budget authority

Salt Lake Tribune - Matt Canham - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Washington » Utah's members of Congress are largely supportive of a new White House proposal that would boost the president's ability to identify and eliminate spending he considers wasteful.

Violent Crime Falls Sharply

Wall Street Journal - Evan Perez - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Violent crime fell significantly last year in cities across the US, according to preliminary federal statistics, challenging the widely held belief that crime rates rise during recessions.

IMF presses Spain for major shifts in spending, labor rules

Washington Post - Howard Schneider - ‎24 minutes ago‎
FRANKFURT -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged Spain to push forward with a major restructuring of its economy, including an overhaul of union-dominated labor markets and progress on cutting government budget deficits.

Obama:China, US Can Work Together To Promote Free Trade

Wall Street Journal - Jared A. Favole - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--President Barack Obama on Monday said the US and China can work together to promote economic growth that is balanced and trade that is "free and fair," as US officials met with their ...

IBM Plots A New Wave Of Acquisitions

Forbes - Alexandra Zendrian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Forbes: I wanted to talk this morning about the deal between IBM and AT&T. (See "IBM To Buy Sterling From AT&T For $1.4 Billion").
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Facebook Fracas Hits California Race

Wall Street Journal - John Letzing - ‎1 hour ago‎
The dust-up over Facebook Inc.'s privacy practices is becoming a political headache for the company's former privacy chief in his campaign for California attorney general.

Google vs. Apple in the battle of the fanboys

CNET - Matt Asay - ‎4 hours ago‎
Something strange happened last week at Google I/O, Google's big developer event. Google may have attained cult status. There was an energy in the halls normally reserved for Apple events like WWDC, as 5000 attendees chattered about Google ...

Twitter axes third-party ads

V3.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Micro-blogging site Twitter has decided to ban all third-party advertisers from injected paid Tweets into the service. The company said that it would be amending its developer terms of service to include a clause which bans third parties from using the ...

People: Judge orders Lindsay Lohan to sober up

San Jose Mercury News - Tony Hicks - ‎1 hour ago‎
A judge Monday ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet and refused to ease restrictions involving drug and alcohol testing so the actress can film a movie in Texas.

'Lost' Finale Lifts ABC to a Big Night

New York Times - Bill Carter - ‎2 hours ago‎
Fans of “Lost” clearly came together - much like its cast of players - for one last dive into the pool of sci-fi and spirituality on Sunday night, lifting ABC to its best non-Oscars Sunday night in two and a half years and posting what ...

Simon Monjack Was Due for Heart Bypass, Says Spokesman

People Magazine - Sara Hammel, Marla Lehner - ‎5 hours ago‎
Simon Monjack, who was found dead in the Hollywood home where he lived with Brittany Murphy's mother Sharon, had suffered heart trouble but had been putting off surgery.

Obama courts King James on Chicago's behalf

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas - ‎2 hours ago‎
The president who 'doesn't want to meddle' also doesn't mind telling the media that the Cleveland Cavaliers forward - who on July 1 becomes a free agent - should join his favorite NBA team, the Bulls.

4 on 4: Eastern Finals

Boston Globe - Ian Rider - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Four points on what could, and should, be a decisive Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals... Hack the run: In a series that has seen the Orlando Magic lead only once and for mere minutes, it is crucial for the Celtics to get a lead early and keep it ...

Pyatt a game-time decision

ESPN - Scott Burnside - ‎6 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA -- Injured Montreal Canadiens forward Tom Pyatt will be a "game-time decision" for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, coach Jacques Martin said Monday.

Britain bans doctor who linked autism to vaccine

The Associated Press - Maria Cheng - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON - The doctor whose research linking autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella influenced millions of parents to refuse the shot for their children was banned Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain.

Global Death Rates Drop for Children 5 or Younger

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎21 hours 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.

No Ill Effects When Kids Get Vaccines on Time

WebMD - Bill Hendrick - ‎2 hours ago‎
May 24, 2010 -- Children should be vaccinated on time because this results in better outcomes than delaying immunization, a study shows.

Europeans Fear Crisis Threatens Liberal Benefits

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎May 22, 2010‎
PARIS - Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of ...

Thai Me Up!: Uncle Boonmee Wins at Cannes

TIME - Mary Corliss, Richard Corliss - ‎13 hours ago‎
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul attends a photocall after winning the Palme d'Or award for the film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives during the award ceremony of the 63rd Cannes ...

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.

'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.

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 ...