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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.
Clinton warns N. Korea against belligerent actions The Associated Press
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.
Video: Who is Sotomayor? KRQE.com
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.
Video: Big Protests Following Calif. Gay Marriage Ban The Associated Press
Berkeley couple challenges Prop. 8 San Jose Mercury News
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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.
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 ...
Israel Hopes for US Settlement Shift New York Times
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.
Sri Lanka eases restrictions at biggest camp: UN Washington Post
UN pressures Sri Lanka over aid Aljazeera.net
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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 ...
Video: Transcripts Reveal Burris Pleaded for Senate Gig The Associated Press
Burris: Phone call transcript proves he didn't engage in pay-to-play Detroit Free Press
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 departs Las Vegas after Nellis AFB event San Jose Mercury News
No apology, but Obama says Vegas is good getaway The Associated Press
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.
With 100 days of stimulus, White House points to recovery in ... The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
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.
GM Driven Toward Bankruptcy Forbes
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.
Existing home sales rise in April Bizjournals.com
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.
Three Arizona stocks escape as Dow heads south Bizjournals.com
Stocks Go From So-So to Worse TheStreet.com
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 ...
CNET News - 1 hour ago
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.
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 ...
Chris Brown breaks silence: "I ain't a monster" Entertainment Weekly
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.
Did AT&T power texting win 'American Idol' for Kris Allen and rob ... New York Daily News
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.
Jon & Kate Gosselin face dark side of reality New York Daily News
Report: Kate Gosselin Gave Jon a $5 Allowance Seattle Post Intelligencer
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.
American, Manchester United fan stabbed near Rome The Associated Press
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.
Chris Henry Tasered, Arrested, Fight in Jeopardy? BoxingScene.com
Orange Police use Taser to subdue Houston boxer Houston Chronicle
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 ...
Blanton, Lidge pitch Phillies to win over Marlins Philadelphia Daily News
Blanton strikes out 11 in Phils' victory Detroit Free Press
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 ...
Seriously ill man has swine flu BBC News
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.
Video: Parents of Teen Cancer Patient Agree to Chemo The Associated Press
Web site to raise money for Minn. cancer patient Sacramento Bee
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.
Study: Stockings for stroke patients don't work The Associated Press
Support stockings little help after stroke: study Reuters India
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 ...
National Spelling Bee Newsday
Spelling Bee: Let the game begin San Diego Union Tribune
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, ...
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