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BP tackles tricky oil plug plan as Obama vents

Reuters - Kristen Hays, Susan Heavey - ‎24 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc warned on Tuesday that a planned attempt to plug its gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well may be delayed or abandoned, as the energy giant faced mounting pressure from the Obama administration to contain the catastrophic spill.

Obama to send troops, bolster border security

Reuters - Patricia Zengerle, Tim Gaynor - ‎22 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek $500 million for security and send up to 1200 National Guard troops to the US-Mexican border, an administration official said on Tuesday, after demands from both ...

Miami, Tampa fall in 2014 Super Bowl chase

The Associated Press - Tim Reynolds - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI - Moments after their bids to host the 2014 Super Bowl were left out in the cold, hopeful organizers from Miami and Tampa began looking at the same thing.

US deems as 'odd' North Korea move severing ties with South

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - North Korea's decision to sever ties with South Korea over Seoul's charges it torpedoed one of its warships is an "odd" move contrary to Pyongyang's self-interest, a US official said Tuesday.

Drug-linked violence shakes Jamaica capital, 31 dead

Reuters - Andy Quinn, Jane Sutton - ‎1 hour ago‎
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican soldiers and police skirmished on Tuesday with armed supporters of a fugitive alleged drug lord facing US extradition in the third day of violence that has killed 31 people, mostly young civilians.

Israel mounts air strikes on Gaza after attacks

Reuters - Nidal al-Mughrabi, Ralph Gowling - ‎52 minutes ago‎
GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight after Palestinian militants fired a rocket and mortar shells at the Jewish state, Palestinian officials and the Israeli military said on Wednesday.

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Rossi to declare in online video Wednesday morning

Seattle Times - Jim Brunner - ‎32 minutes ago‎
As everyone has reported, Republican Dino Rossi will formally enter the US Senate race Wednesday against three-term incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D).

Gates gives lukewarm backing for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal plan

CNN - Dana Bash, Alan Silverleib - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Washington (CNN) -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates issued a lukewarm endorsement Tuesday of a newly unveiled Democratic plan to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Obama urges Congress to approve incentives for small businesses

USA Today - ‎8 hours ago‎
Calling himself "a fierce advocate" for the nation's small business owners, President Obama today welcomed some of them to the White House.

US Stocks Cut Losses; Teetering On Brink Of Ending Below 10000

Wall Street Journal - Peter A. McKay - ‎5 hours ago‎
Stocks pared their steep intraday losses Tuesday afternoon, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average could mark its first close below 10000 since February.

Bernanke Continues Fight Against More Fed Scrutiny

Wall Street Journal - Luca Di Leo - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in Beijing Monday for US-China talks. He was to speak in Tokyo Wednesday. With Congress getting close to finalizing an overhaul of the nation's financial-regulatory system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben ...

BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill

Reuters - Bill Rigby, Richard Chang - ‎11 minutes ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 25 (Reuters) - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP (BP.L), shut down on Tuesday after a crude oil spill, drastically cutting supply out of Alaska's oilfields.

Facebook Plans Simplified Privacy Controls Tomorrow

BusinessWeek - Cris Valerio, Brian Womack - ‎11 minutes ago‎
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. said it will introduce “drastically simplified” tools for privacy controls tomorrow, aiming to assuage concerns about how the site handles user information.

Microsoft Risks Becoming Mobile Market Also-Ran

PC World - Jeff Bertolucci - ‎2 hours ago‎
Today's reports of a managerial shakeup at Microsoft - specifically the departure of two key executives from the company's entertainment division that makes mobile phone software, Xbox game consoles, and Zune media players - is a yet another strong ...

Psst: Dell's Streak Isn't an Android Tablet

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Dell is almost ready to release its first Android tablet, the 5-inch Dell Streak. There's just one problem, though: The Streak isn't really an Android tablet.

Crystal Bowersox is always wanting more with 'Black Velvet'

USA Today - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Simon Fuller picks Alannah Myles' hit Black Velvet for Crystal Bowersox. It's a smoky, bluesy number -- a pop song, for sure, but with allusions to folk and blues -- and if Crystal's going to be an American Idol, she needs to be able to do the pop ...

Slipknot members, widow mourn bassist's death

The Associated Press - ‎6 minutes ago‎
DES MOINES, Iowa - The eight remaining members of the metal band Slipknot described bassist Paul Gray as a man with a big heart who represented everything that was wonderful about the group.

Tasteless 'Sex and the City 2' stumbles badly

USA Today - Craig Blankenhorn - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Fans of the HBO series would be wise to pivot on their Manolo Blahniks and steer clear of the mortifying mess that is Sex and the City 2. An insult to the memory of the cleverly written show and its ...

Canadiens' Cup dreams dashed, renewed at same time

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens nearly went down as a failed chemistry experiment. Instead, the remade Habs took their fans on the team's longest playoff ride in 17 years.
All Stanley Cup finals games will be on WGN-AM Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune

Steelers appear to have settled on Leftwich as Roethlisberger's replacement

The Canadian Press - Alan Robinson - ‎1 hour ago‎
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The competition to temporarily replace Ben Roethlisberger as the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback is becoming a one-man race.

Shared vision unites Yzerman, Vinik

NHL.com - Peter Pupello - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The Tampa Bay Lightning ushered in the next major phase of the new era in introducing Steve Yzerman as the General Manager of the team Tuesday at a press conference inside the St. Pete Times Forum.

Group Warns of 'Extreme' Restaurant Meals

WebMD - Todd Zwillich - ‎2 hours ago‎
May 25, 2010 -- The latest list of terrible-for-you restaurant food is out, with consumer groups accusing big national chains of packing huge amounts of calories onto unsuspecting diners.

Genzyme FDA News Could Dent Icahn Proxy-Fight Efforts >GENZ

Wall Street Journal - Thomas Gryta - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Genzyme Corp. (GENZ) reached two major milestones with the Food and Drug Administration this week that may weaken the effort of activist Carl Icahn to get himself and three nominees on the ...

Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving

U.S. News & World Report - Ed Edelson - ‎3 hours ago‎
TUESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- While the number of Americans with high blood pressure has not declined in recent years, researchers report that the good news is that more people with the condition have it under control.

Calvin Murphy: LeBron James' Mother 'Absolutely' Had Sex With Delonte West

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 20, 2010‎
Late last week rumors began to spread that LeBron James' mom (PICTURES), Gloria James, had sex with her son's teammate Delonte West.

Checking Up on the Doctor

Wall Street Journal - Melinda Beck - ‎May 24, 2010‎
Doctors readily dispense prescriptions and advice, but what do they do themselves? A number of surveys, polls and questionnaires provide some clues—and some surprises.

Migrating Thousands of Miles With Nary a Stop

New York Times - Carl Zimmer - ‎May 24, 2010‎
FOR THE RECORD Researchers attached geolocators weighing as little as two grains of rice to Arctic terns like this one. By CARL ZIMMER In 1976, the biologist Robert E. Gill Jr.

Anger? Not so much at this Prophet cartoon caper

msnbc.com (blog) - Charlene Gubash - ‎May 20, 2010‎
But what was most remarkable about reaction to the "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" on the popular social networking site was the absence of outrage in the Arab world.

Google TV: everything you ever wanted to know

Engadget (blog) - Nilay Patel - ‎May 21, 2010‎
Google made some waves yesterday when it announced the new Google TV platform, backed by major players like Sony, Logitech, Intel, Dish Network, and Best Buy.