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Obama defends handling of gulf oil spill

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
More restrictions are announced on deep-water drilling as BP officials say the 'top kill' effort is going as planned. A new spill estimate indicates that the BP leak is twice the size of Exxon Valdez.

Senate panel approves 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise plan

CNN - Ted Barrett - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants the military to complete a review of the proposed repeal. Washington (CNN) -- A Senate committee passed a measure Thursday that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly ...

Train Derailed by Blast in India

Wall Street Journal - ‎10 minutes ago‎
AP CALCUTTA, India—An overnight passenger train was derailed by an explosion then hit by another train early Friday as it traveled through a rebel stronghold of eastern India, a railway official said.

Torture inquiry should leave no stone unturned, says Amnesty

The Guardian - Ian Cobain - ‎14 hours ago‎
The coalition government should "leave no stone unturned" in the search for the truth about the UK's complicity in foreign torture, the head of Amnesty International has said.

US, Japan to keep US military base in Okinawa

The Associated Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Washington and Tokyo agreed Friday to keep a contentious US Marine base on the Japanese island of Okinawa, reaffirming the importance of their security alliance and the need to maintain American troops in the country.

IDF to intercept Gaza-headed flotilla

Jerusalem Post - Yaakov Katz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Navy commandos will board the nine international aid ships sailing toward Gaza City if they don't turn back, and the commandos will be armed in case terrorists are hiding aboard, defense officials said on Thursday.
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Obama outlines security strategy in new report

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday released a sweeping statement of its national security goals, emphasizing a strong counterterrorism effort, but also citing the importance of government action on issues such as climate change and the ...

Obama Promises Response on Question of Job Offer

New York Times - Elena Kagan - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON - President Obama refused to say Thursday whether his White House offered a job to Representative Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania to drop out of a Democratic primary but promised that the administration would respond soon.

Hurricane plus oil equals more worries

CNN - Lauren Russell - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Hurricane Katrina cut a swath of destruction in 2005. Hurricane season adds another wrinkle to the massive Gulf oil spill. (CNN) -- A predicted busy hurricane season this summer is on a collision course with an unprecedented oil ...

Ford Plans to Kill Storied Mercury

Wall Street Journal - Matt Dolan - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Ford Motor Co. is preparing to phase out its 71-year old Mercury brand, adding to the list of storied Detroit nameplates that reached the end of the road in recent years as the industry has become more competitive.

Investors reassured by China's eurozone support

Financial Times - Dave Shellock - ‎1 hour ago‎
A brighter outlook for the euro provided a positive backdrop for risk appetite yesterday as China reiterated its commitment to investing in the eurozone.

Ipad Makes Foreign Debut

Wall Street Journal - Juro Osawa, Neil Sands - ‎32 minutes ago‎
TOKYO/MELBOURNE - Apple Inc.'s iPad debuted outside the US on Friday, drawing endless lines of eager consumers outside stores from Sydney to Tokyo, who were hoping to get their hands on the hot-selling tablet-style computer ...

Privacy groups assail Facebook changes

CNET - Declan McCullagh - ‎3 hours ago‎
The activist groups waging what amounts to an undeclared war against the social-networking site for the last year, complete with no fewer than three letters to federal regulators claiming Facebook's actions are illegal, ...

IPad Side Effect: Greasy Fingerprints

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane - ‎2 hours ago‎
When disc jockey Rana Sobhany performs gigs at nightclubs, she uses two iPads instead of traditional audio equipment to produce music and mix songs.

Marvell backs ambitious $100 OLPC tablet

CNET - Donald Bell - ‎3 hours ago‎
After achieving success with the OLPC XO-1 laptop, the One Laptop Per Child foundation is setting in motion plans to create a working $100 tablet for CES 2011.

'Prince of Persia' may not get a royal welcome

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The big-screen adaptation of the video game could be the third consecutive big-budget disappointment. It's expected to trail 'Sex and the City 2' and 'Shrek Forever After' at the box office.

For the Big 'Idol' Finale, a Smaller Audience

New York Times - Brian Stelter - ‎4 hours ago‎
Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, the “American Idol” finalists, with Ryan Seacrest, right, during the finale on Wednesday. By BRIAN STELTER LOS ANGELES - Moments after the ninth season of “American Idol” went off the air, the newly declared winner, ...

Operation Desert Togs

New York Times - Ao Scott - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in “Sex and the City 2.” By AO SCOTT The first “Sex and The City” movie, which came out two years ago, qualifies as a comedy both because it is somewhat funny and because, according to ...

As Celtics slip, is Boston becoming Choke City?

Washington Post - Michael Wilbon - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Since the most accomplished team in baseball, the New York Yankees, were the very first to blow a 3-0 series lead in the game's history, it's probably fitting that the Boston Celtics, the most decorated team in pro basketball, ...

Willing to Part With Teeth to Drink From the Cup

New York Times - Jeff Z. Klein - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks have traveled vastly different routes to the Stanley Cup finals, which begin Saturday night in Chicago.

Lakers vs. Suns Game 5 updates

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Can't catch the game on TV, or want to follow along with other Lakers fans? Join us here for updates throughout the game tonight.

Storm over J&J's child drug recall only grows

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Lewis Krauskopf - ‎1 hour 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.

Tanning Beds Triple Melanoma Risk

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎5 hours ago‎
May 27, 2010 -- Regular use of tanning beds triples or even quadruples the risk of developing melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, new research finds.

Antiretroviral Drugs May Help Reduce the Spread Of HIV

Tech Jackal - ‎21 minutes ago‎
New research provides hope for couples in which one partner has HIV. Taking an antiretroviral drug can help reduce the risk of spreading the virus by 90 percent.

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor

New York Times - Jane Gross - ‎May 26, 2010‎
Dr. Subha Airan-Javier lowered the steroid dosage for Marilyn Lopp, 72, who has chronic pulmonary disease. By JANE GROSS PHILADELPHIA - By the time Djigui Keita left the hospital for home, his follow-up appointment had been scheduled.

Pete Wehner's Predictable Prediction About Obama

TIME (blog) - Joe Klein - ‎May 26, 2010‎
The Obama presidency is struggling badly right now - and things will, I think, get worse rather than better. The cause for this? James Carville's recent ranting about the oil spill.

Dan Danner: ObamaCare vs. Small Business

Wall Street Journal - Dan Danner - ‎May 26, 2010‎
Why the National Federation of Independent Business supports the constitutional challenge to the health-insurance mandate. By DAN DANNER For decades small business owners have been telling anyone who would listen that they need health-care reforms that ...

Document says number of attempted attacks on US is at all-time high

CNN - Carol Cratty - ‎22 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- Just weeks after the failed car bombing of New York's Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says "the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of ...

Venus Williams' French Open Outfit: Risque & Revealing (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 23, 2010‎
Venus Williams easily won her opening match at the French Open on Sunday, beating Patty Schnyder with consecutive 6-3 victories. But it was not her performance that drew the most attention.