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Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97

New York Times - William Grimes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Art Linkletter, the genial host who parlayed his talent for the ad-libbed interview into two of television's longest-running shows, “People Are Funny” and “House Party,” in the 1950s and 1960s, died Wednesday at his home in the Bel ...

Five questions for Obama on the oil spill

Washington Post - Karen Tumulty, Juliet Eilperin - ‎2 hours ago‎
As his administration comes under increasing criticism for its handling of the spreading environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama will hold a White House news conference Thursday, his first since February, ...

Police chiefs pan Arizona immigration law: Federal lawsuit coming?

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Grier - ‎35 minutes ago‎
US Attorney General Eric Holder met Wednesday with a group of police chiefs, who bolstered Mr. Holder's own criticisms of the Arizona immigration law.

Pressure on China

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left Asia after a week of intense discussions in Japan, China and South Korea seemingly empty-handed but sounding optimistic about the prospect of international consensus on a response to North Korea's actions.

Iran and Russia Exchange Acerbic Barbs on Sanctions

New York Times - Ellen Barry - ‎31 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW - Russia and Iran publicly traded barbs on Wednesday, showing strains in their longstanding alliance because of Moscow's support for a new set of American-backed sanctions over the Iranian nuclear program.

Renewed questions about firm's involvement in Jamaican extradition case

Washington Post - Jason Horowitz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The ongoing violence in Jamaica continues to generate unwelcome scrutiny toward a prominent US lobbying firm that played a mysterious role in extradition negotiations between the two governments leading up to a military manhunt for a ...

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US House Democrats Scale Back Tax Package

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
(Updates with possible Thursday vote in fourth paragraph). By Martin Vaughan Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--House Democratic leaders have agreed to trim a tax-cut and jobless-benefits package in an attempt to revive the bill, ...

Obama's National Security Strategy: Is 'I'm not Bush' ending?

Christian Science Monitor - Howard LaFranchi - ‎25 minutes ago‎
As the Obama administration seeks to differentiate itself from its predecessor, it may risk playing down the role of 'hard power' too much.

Seven Republicans Call for Special Prosecutor in Sestak Case

CBS News - Brian Montopoli - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Joe Sestak's suggestion that he was offered a White House job in exchange for dropping his (ultimately ...

Stocks fade late as euro sinks; Dow ends under 10K

The Associated Press - Tim Paradis - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - A drop in the euro set off a late-day slide in stocks Wednesday and sent the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close below 10000 in nearly four months.

New King of Technology: Apple Overtakes Microsoft

New York Times - Miguel Helft, Ashlee Vance - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Wall Street has called the end of an era and the beginning of the next one: The most important technology product no longer sits on your desk but rather fits in your hand.

Dow ends below 10000 as euro slips

Reuters - Manuela Badawy, Burton Frierson - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Worried about the euro? Curious about the outlook for the dollar? Join Reuters markets commentator Kevin Weir for a live Q&A on Thursday at 3:00 pm ET.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg announces new privacy tools

Washington Post - Cecilia Kang - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced what he described as simplified privacy tools for the social networking platform's more than 400 million users.

Atlantis could still fly one more time

msnbc.com - Clara Moskowitz - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Wednesday landing of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis may have capped a successful mission slated to be the spaceship's last trek to space, but the orbiter's immediate future is not yet set in stone.

Natal shipping October 26 for $150?

GameSpot - Tom Magrino - ‎2 hours ago‎
Microsoft's motion-sensing Xbox 360 add-on said to be dropping worldwide right around Halloween; $299 Arcade bundle also foretold.

It's Bowersox vs. DeWyze in `American Idol' finale

The Associated Press - Lynn Elber - ‎19 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The competition between Mama Sox and the shy paint store clerk comes to an end Wednesday on "American Idol." Crystal Bowersox, 24, of Toledo, Ohio, and Lee DeWyze, also 24, of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Sex and the City 2

Washington Post - Ann Hornaday - ‎2 hours ago‎
It hasn't always been easy to defend "Sex and the City." From its inception as an HBO series in the 1990s, the franchise about four women coming of a certain age in Manhattan has acquired deep, almost mystical meaning among its most ...
Sex and the City 2 (2010) Entertainment Weekly

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'

MiamiHerald.com - Betsy Sharkey - ‎18 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- With apologies to Ben Franklin, the only things certain in life are death, taxes and that a Jerry Bruckheimer film will do its bombastic best to pummel, pound and, now, parkour you into submission.

Moss admits Galea link

Washington Examiner - John Keim - ‎20 minutes ago‎
ASHBURN - The Redskins aren't worried about Santana Moss being suspended. At least not for now. But that still depends on whether the NFL agrees with their belief in Moss.
Shanahan not worried about Moss situation Seattle Post Intelligencer

US team roster for World Cup soccer named

Los Angeles Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Coach Bob Bradley names his final 23 players to compete in South Africa and makes some surprising choices. He says the team features a mix of experience 'and some newer faces that have proved they belong.

Martinez, Ellsbury, Drew out

ESPN - Gordon Edes - ‎46 minutes ago‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox are without three regulars for Wednesday night's finale against the Tampa Bay Rays: Victor Martinez (toe), Jacoby Ellsbury (left side) and JD Drew (hip).
Update on Ellsbury Boston Globe

Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

U.S. News & World Report - ‎28 minutes ago‎
WEDNESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- The latest major trial pitting invasive surgery against less invasive stenting to help prevent stroke shows that each is a safe, effective option.

Study Finds Supplements Contain Contaminants

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎21 hours ago‎
Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and ...

FDA probes hundreds of J&J children drug complaints

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Michele Gershberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
Worried about the euro? Curious about the outlook for the dollar? Join Reuters markets commentator Kevin Weir for a live Q&A on Thursday at 3:00 pm ET.

ATF agents describe fear of retaliation

CNN - Abbie Boudreau, Scott Zamost - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dublin, California (CNN) -- It's a Monday morning, and Vince Cefalu just got into work at his more than $150000-a-year-job as a special agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, ...

Of Top Hats, Top Kills and Bottom Feeders

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎19 hours ago‎
It's unnerving, disorienting. A particularly noxious blend of helplessness, fear and fury that washes over you when you realize the country has again been dragged into a costly and scary maelstrom revolving around acronyms you've never ...

Come party with Lady Gaga

Times Online - ‎May 21, 2010‎
There's nothing quite like watching a plane take off without you to really focus your mind on how much you want to be on it. As flight BA987 knifes off the runway, and begins its journey to Berlin, I'm watching it through a window in the departures ...

Top 10 Privacy Tweaks You Should Know About

Lifehacker - ‎May 22, 2010‎
With all the talk lately about Facebook's flawed privacy systems, it's a good time to consider what you're making available elsewhere on the web and on your system.

Of Politics and Oil

Wall Street Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
Environmental disasters have a way of separating the politicians from the serious, and that's certainly true of the Gulf oil spill.