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US cites NKorea 'bluster' but vows to defend allies

AFP - ‎14 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday stressed its resolve to defend allies Japan and South Korea amid what it called North Korean "saber-rattling and bluster" in the face of growing global isolation.

Sotomayor to face scrutiny over sensitive issues

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- There are likely to be two hot-button issues in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court confirmation hearings as senators gauge not only her positions but also some controversial comments she has made in her career.

Bush v. Gore lawyers launch new same-sex marriage appeal

CNN - ‎41 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) -- Opponents of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages launched a new court challenge Wednesday, led by lawyers who were on opposite sides of the case that settled the 2000 presidential race.
Berkeley couple challenges Prop. 8 San Jose Mercury News

In Pakistan's terrorist attacks, who gets the blame?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Many Pakistanis have previously accused the government of provoking the Taliban. This time, residents directed their anger at both sides.

Jewish Settlers' Supporters Raise Pressure on Netanyahu

Washington Post - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By Howard Schneider JERUSALEM, May 27 -- Supporters of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have begun boosting the pressure on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as he steers between a government coalition that supports continued building in ...

UN supports Sri Lanka aid effort

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United Nations Human Rights Council has offered support to Sri Lanka's humanitarian efforts as it recovers from its war with Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Burris Maintains Innocence, Defends Statements in FBI Wiretap ...

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sen. Roland Burris insisted Wednesday that he had no involvement in a "pay to play" scheme with ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a day after the FBI released a transcript in which Burris said he would "personally do something" to help the ...

Text: Obama's Remarks on Solar Energy

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Following is the text of President Obama's address on the economy and solar energy, delivered at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as released by the White House.

Obama says stimulus plan saved 150000 jobs

AFP - ‎56 minutes ago‎
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) - US President Barack Obama said Wednesday his mammoth 787 billion dollar stimulus plan had saved or created 150000 jobs in the first 100 days since it cleared Congress.

For GM, bankruptcy will be a two-edged sword

CNNMoney.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Alex Taylor III, senior editor GM, Ford, and Chrysler, the former Big 3 now dwindled to the Detroit 3, have gone in such different directions they don't seem to be on the same planet - let alone the same city.

US Home Sales Remain Sluggish as Supply Soars

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JACK HEALY The glut of unsold homes, fed by a new wave of foreclosures, could drag housing prices lower in the month ahead as the gap widens between supply and demand.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street falls on borrowing concerns

Reuters - ‎34 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) - US stocks fell on Wednesday as rising yields on US government debt fueled concern about higher borrowing costs for businesses and consumers, which could hurt the economic recovery.

AT&T Boosts 3G Networks

InformationWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎
The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbps. By Marin Perez AT&T said it would be boosting the speed of its mobile data networks, and the announcement could be just in time for a brand ...

Zune HD will be a music player, not a super-device

CNET News - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Matt Rosoff After months of increasingly wild rumors, CNET's Ina Fried got the official scoop yesterday: Microsoft is indeed releasing the Zune HD this fall.

Russian capsule blasts off for space station

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - A Russian space capsule blasted off Wednesday into the searing hot afternoon skies of Central Asia on a landmark mission to expand the permanent human presence in space.

Singer Chris Brown says he's 'not a monster'

Reuters - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown said he is "not a monster" in a video message posted online this week ahead of a court hearing over a criminal charge that he beat pop singer Rihanna, leaving her bruised and ...

`Idol' winner Allen is ready for tour and album

The Associated Press - ‎39 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - A year ago, Kris Allen was planning on finishing college and getting a "regular job." The "American Idol" winner didn't even plan on auditioning for the Fox network singing competition.

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' stars Jon and Kate Gosselin unsure of their future

Reality TV World - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Reality TV World staff, 05/26/2009 Regardless of whether there are any alleged extramarital activities involved, Jon and Kate Gosselin's marriage is clearly on the rocks.

Barcelona defeats defending champion Man United in final

USA Today - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By Mladen Antonov, AFP ROME (AP) - Samuel Eto'o's 10th-minute goal gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead against Manchester United at halftime of the Champions League final, and Lionel Messi added a second to give Barcelona the trophy.

Boxer Chris Henry Tased, Arrested in Orange

KBMT ABC 12 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Boxer Chris Henry, the light heavyweight ranked number three by the WBC, was Tased and arrested by Orange Police early Tuesday morning.

Florida at Philadelphia

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
(Sports Network) - The last thing the Florida Marlins need is an injury to All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez. The Marlins will most likely be without Ramirez tonight, when they wrap up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens ...

Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall Has US Health Officials on Alert

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎4 hours ago‎
WEDNESDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- As the H1N1 swine flu virus continues to wax and wane in different parts of the country, US health officials said they were working as fast as possible to learn as much as they can about the novel pathogen before ...

Hausers: Enticed, then abandoned?

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Daniel Hauser leaves the Brown County Courthouse Tuesday with his parents, Anthony and Colleen, after a judge ruled that he can stay with his parents.

Stockings 'no stroke clot help'

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Doctors commonly use the stockings as way to minimise the risk of clots forming and travelling to the lungs or heart, where they can be fatal.

5 of 12 Michigan spellers stumble in Round 3

Detroit Free Press - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF • May 27, 2009 After a not missing a word in this morning's 2nd round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, five of the state's contingent of 12 contestants fumbled their words in the 3rd round in the ...
Spelling Bee: Let the game begin San Diego Union Tribune

Burma's Opposition Grimly Protests Military Government

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Tim Johnston BANGKOK, May 27 -- For Burma's beleaguered opposition, Wednesday marked a series of grim anniversaries: 19 years since the vote in which democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to a victory the military refused to recognize, ...

Fort Campbell training soldiers to prevent suicide

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Regular duties are suspended for three days at Fort Campbell, which leads the Army in suicides this year, so commanders can identify and help soldiers who are struggling with the stress of war and most at risk for killing ...
Fort Campbell holds 'suicide stand-down' United Press International