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.
Video: Obama Defends, but Isn't Defensive, on Oil Spill The Associated Press
Obama Offers Regret Mixed With Resolve New York Times
CNN - - 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 ...
Senate panel votes to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' Los Angeles Times
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.
Explosion derails train south of Calcutta The Guardian
Indian trains collide after blast BBC News
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The Guardian - - 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.
Video: Amnesty Intl. Criticizes US in Annual Report The Associated Press
Amnesty Says Governments Aid Rights Abuses New York Times
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.
Obama, Hatoyama Satisfied With US Airbase Relocation - White House Wall Street Journal
Jerusalem Post - - 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.
Coalition for Gaza The Guardian
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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 ...
New York Times - - 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.
Obama insists no impropriety in Sestak controversy Los Angeles Times
CNN - - 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 ...
Video: US Predicts Up to 7 Major Atlantic Hurricanes The Associated Press
Feds predict at least 8 hurricanes this season Houston Chronicle
Wall Street Journal - - 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.
Dealers Brace for Ford to Phase Out Mercury New York Times
Ford Said to Plan End of Mercury After Seven Decades BusinessWeek
Financial Times - - 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.
Stocks rise on China's euro promise Washington Post
Wall Street Journal - - 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 ...
CNET - - 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, ...
Wall Street Journal - - 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.
Apple iPad tablet on sale in UK BBC News
CNET - - 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.
Los Angeles Times - - 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.
New York Times - - 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, ...
People: Crystal Bowersox split with boyfriend day before 'Idol' finale San Jose Mercury News
New York Times - - 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 ...
Washington Post - - 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, ...
Game 6 preview: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics, 8:30 pm Friday Orlando Sentinel
Perkins reprieved, but Celts shaky Worcester Telegram
New York Times - - 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.
Blackhawks, Flyers both trying to end long title droughts Los Angeles Times
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.
Lakers Balancing on Center's Knee Again New York Times
Reuters - - 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.
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FDA says Johnson & Johnson slow to react to problems Chicago Tribune
WebMD - - 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.
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.
Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus U.S. News & World Report
Health group: Donor cuts hurting Africa AIDS fight The Associated Press
New York Times - - 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.
TIME (blog) - - 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.
Wall Street Journal - - 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 ...
CNN - - 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 ...
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.