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Grief, uncertainty grips Joplin

USA Today -
JOPLIN, Mo. - Rescue teams are resuming door-to-door searches with tracking dogs in fading hopes of finding anyone still alive after one of the most powerful - and deadliest - tornadoes in US history swept across this city ...
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Netanyahu's speech sets high bar for resumption of peace talks

Washington Post -
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu invited Palestinians back to the bargaining table Tuesday with a speech before Congress that promised “painful” Israeli concessions in exchange for peace but also outlined ...

Democrat Kathy Hochul wins upstate NY race

Reuters -
BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - Democrat Kathy Hochul drew on voter discontent over Republican plans to revamp Medicare to score an upset win on Tuesday in a special election to represent a conservative upstate New York congressional ...

Big 3 help Heat outlast Bulls in overtime for Game 4 victory

USA Today -
By Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images LeBron James scored a game-high 35 points, and the Miami Heat moved within one win of the NBA Finals with an overtime win over the Chicago Bulls.

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Compete in American Idol Finale

People Magazine -
At the start of the final showdown at LA's Nokia Theatre, Ryan Seacrest described the faceoff between Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina as "the boy-next-door versus the Southern belle.

New Barnes & Noble Nook; Kindle 3G with ads; Windows Phone 'Mango' preview

Apple Insider -
Both Barnes & Noble and Amazon announced new versions of their e-readers on Tuesday: a touchscreen e-ink Nook and a Kindle 3G with "special offers," in an ongoing price war, while Microsoft previewed the "Mango" update to its Windows Phone ...

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Queen fetes Obamas amid pomp of palace -
LONDON - President Barack Obama will outline in a speech today how much the world has changed since the US-British partnership emerged victorious from World War II, but also argue that the relationship remains the cornerstone of global security.

New rules mitigate volcano flights chaos

ABC Online -
ELEANOR HALL: As we heard the ash cloud caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland forced a change to the US presidential schedule.

New US sanctions target Iran's refined petroleum imports for first time

Christian Science Monitor -
Analysts say the new US sanctions - seen as a move to weaken Iran's economy - are the Obama administration's response to critics in Congress who say the US has been slow to get tough.

Suicide bomb at Pakistani police building kills 2

The Associated Press -
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A suicide car bomber struck a police building in Pakistan's main northwest city Wednesday, officials said, killing two police officers and wounding at least 22 other people in the latest violence to roil the country since the ...

NATO Steps Up Airstrikes in Libyan Capital

Wall Street Journal -
Smoke billows behind the trees following an air raid east of Tripoli. NATO warplanes bombarded targets in the Libyan capital early Tuesday.

Defense offers new theory in Casey Anthony murder trial

While the prosecution asserted that the young Florida mother's two-year-old daughter Caylee died after her nose and mouth were duct taped shut, the defense unveiled a whole new theory Tuesday.

Florida urban areas top danger list for pedestrians

USA Today -
The greater Orlando area is the deadliest urban center in the USA for pedestrians, and three other Florida metro areas rank in the top five, according to a study released Tuesday.

AIG stock sale raises $8.7 billion

Los Angeles Times -
The AIG stock sale included 200 million shares held by the federal government, which picked up $5.8 billion and lowered taxpayers' stake in the company to 77% from 92%.

Oil off highs as euro slips on euro zone debt fears

Reuters -
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro slipped back toward a two-month low and oil prices fell on Wednesday as a rally the previous day fizzled on fears about Europe's spreading debt crisis and the potential for a further reduction of positions in risky assets ...

US sues oil traders for price manipulation

Los Angeles Times -
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission accuses two well-known traders and two trading firms owned by Norwegian billionaire John Fredriksen of making $50 million by squeezing markets in 2008.

Apple admits Mac scareware infections, promises cleaning tool

Computerworld -
Computerworld - Apple on Tuesday promised an update for Mac OS X that will find and delete the MacDefender fake security software, and warn still-unaffected users when they download the bogus program.

Windows Phone 7 Mango Update to plant 500 new features

Punch Jump -
Microsoft Corp. this week said that the new Windows Phone 7 'Mango' Update will introduce 500 new features to the operating system.

Hines Ward Wins 'Dancing With The Stars' -
Kirstie Alley nabs the runner-up spot, as Chelsea Kane rounds out the top three. By James Dinh The dancing was top-notch and the competition was intense, but there could be only one winner as the latest season of "Dancing With the Stars" came to a ...

'Oprah' era ends Wednesday

Minneapolis Star Tribune -
For fans, the media icon's departure from daily television after 25 years is like a death in the family. Photo: Chris Pizzello, Associated Press Oprah Withdrawal Syndrome.

SPOILER: Biggest Loser Winner Is Revealed!

People Magazine -
Although they started this season of Biggest Loser as an under-the-radar twosome, sisters Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward became breakout stars after a sensational run during the trip to New Zealand earlier this year.

'Hangover' director Todd Phillips loves taking chances

Kansas City Star -
Director/co-writer Todd Phillips says “The Hangover Part II” is more dangerous than its predecessor. “I think tonally it's a much darker movie,” he said.

Some more 'force' could get Thunder past Mavs -
DALLAS -- After what happened Monday night, after that 15-point Brothers Grimm comeback by Dallas in the fourth quarter of Game 4, let's keep the fairy tale going and pretend Oklahoma City can still win the Western Conference finals.

Multiple flagrant hits could lead to increased penalties for NFL teams

Los Angeles Times -
Players and teams are now eligible to be fined and if a yet-to-be-determined threshold is met, draft picks could be lost. Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker James Harrison was fined for his illegal hit on Cleveland wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi during a ...

Prosecutors seek further investigation before charging Dodgers beating suspect

Los Angeles Times -
Because the suspect is in jail on a parole hold, the LAPD has more than the usual amount of time to file charges against him. Meanwhile, the victim's family sues the Dodgers and Frank McCourt for 'disturbing' lack of security.

Tiger Woods still has US Open in his sights

Boston Herald -
About 45 minutes before a scheduled meeting with reporters, Tiger Woods floated an idea Tuesday via his Twitter account. "I'll donate $1 million to (the Tiger Woods Foundation) if no one asks me about the leg," he ...

Extra calcium won't lower bone fracture risk -
Consuming more than the recommended daily amount of calcium won't lower the chance of breaking a bone later in life, according to a new study.

US measles surge this year is biggest since 1996

May 24, 2011 (CIDRAP News) - The United States has had 118 measles cases so far this year, the most for this date since 1996, and close to 90% of them are linked to cases in other countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported ...

WHO panel puts off smallpox eradication

Boston Globe -
AP / May 25, 2011 GENEVA - Health ministers from around the world agreed yesterday to put off setting a deadline to destroy the last known stockpiles of the smallpox virus for three more years, rejecting a US plan that had called for a five-year delay.

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