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White House Lays Groundwork For GM Bankruptcy

CNNMoney.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The White House began laying the groundwork Thursday for a historic bankruptcy filing by General Motors Corp.

Sessions says Sotomayor comment is "troubling"

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Senate Republican who is charged with grilling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings told USA TODAY's Matt Kelley this morning that she needs to explain a 2001 speech in which she said a "wise Latina woman" might ...

San Jose middle school student reaches final of national Spelling Bee

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mark Gomez WASHINGTON - MAY 28: Ramya Auroprem (L) of San Jose, California, hi-fives with Alex Clifton Wells (R) of San Diego, California, after she correctly spelled the word "purlieu" during round four of the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee ...

Iranian Media: 20 Killed in Blast at Sh'ite Mosque in Iran

Voice of America - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By VOA News An Iranian news agency says 20 people have been killed and 55 others wounded in a suicide attack at a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.

Bombing attacks in Pakistan kill 10

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mohammad Sajjad / AP Bomb blasts rocked the Qissa Khawani market in Peshawar, Pakistan, in the early evening as shoppers milled about the area's shops.

Israeli Arab committee slams 'racist, fascist' bills

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee has scheduled an emergency meeting on Saturday in light of recent law proposals submitted by right wing Knesset members, in particular a bill proposing to outlaw the marking of ...

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Bredesen will veto guns-in-bars bill; sponsor sees override

Knoxville News Sentinel - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By News Sentinel staff NASHVILLE - Gov. Phil Bredesen says he will veto a bill allowing patrons to carry weapons into Tennessee restaurants and bars.
Gov. Bredesen vetoes handguns-in-bars bill Chattanooga Times Free Press

Abramson's proposed budget calls for 119 layoffs, other cost cutting

Bizjournals.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson's proposed $828 million budget for fiscal 2010 includes a variety of cost-cutting measures, including the elimination of 528 government positions - 119 that are filled and 409 that are vacant.
Abramson budget calls for 119 layoffs Louisville Courier-Journal

Obama will host next G-20 summit - In Pittsburgh

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs just announced that the next G-20 summit will be Sept. 24 and 25 in Pittsburgh. The economic problems of the Steel City and western Pennsylvania make it "a good place to highlight" the challenges of the global ...

AOL Is Worth Half of Facebook, 5% of Google as Merger Is Undone

Bloomberg - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Jeff Kearns May 28 (Bloomberg) -- AOL, eight years after the Internet service linked up with Time Warner Inc. in a $124 billion merger, is now worth half as much as Facebook Inc. and less than 5 percent of Google Inc. Facebook, ...

Target Says Incumbent Directors Re-Elected

Wall Street Journal - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By KERRY E. GRACE and KEVIN KINGSBURY Target Corp. said Thursday a preliminary count shows shareholders "by a comfortable margin" appear to have re-elected the company's four incumbent directors and backed a Target proposal to set the board's size at ...

Dell's Sales Miss Analysts' Estimates on Slumping PC Demand

Bloomberg - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Connie Guglielmo May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc., the world's second-largest maker of personal computers, reported sales that missed analysts' estimates after shoppers put off buying new PCs.

Bing Launches. Sort Of.

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By chris.thompson - The Big Money Today's the big day for Bing, the new search engine that Microsoft (MSFT) rolled out today at the All Things Digital conference.

Palm Pre To Come With Twitter Search And iTunes Sync

Washington Post - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The Palm Pre will be Twitter friendly. In a demo of the Palm Pre at the D7 conference a few minutes ago, Twitter search was showcased as one of its universal search options (along with Google and other search engines).

Hulu Releases Software Client for Mac, PC

PC World - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Hulu on Thursday announced Hulu Labs, a new section of the site that allows users to (beta test) play with new products and services as they are almost ready for prime time.

Rihanna may testify in Chris Brown hearing June 22

Entertainment Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
Will the world finally hear Rihanna's first-person account of her alleged assault by ex Chris Brown, nearly five months after the February 8 incident?

Review: 'Up'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SOMETHING'S AFLOAT: Russell, left, and Carl head off to parts unknown when Carl's house goes airborne with help from 20622 balloons.

Kris Allen And Adam Lambert Pal Around With Fans, Each Other At ...

MTV.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Rya Backer Kris Allen and Adam Lambert fans, you've outdone yourselves. While I'm nobody's armchair “American Idol” viewer (I regrettably didn't join the office poll - I would've done so well!

Redmond ejected for arguing, then Varitek goes too

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox both had their managers and catchers ejected during separate arguments in the seventh inning.

Knapp: Magic's Howard has legitimate point

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎13 hours ago‎
Dwight Howard is right. Everyone foresaw Kobe and LeBron in the NBA Finals and expected Howard and Carmelo Anthony to wait their turn.

Brady Shows Good Signs in Return to Practice

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By GREG BISHOP FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Patriots' moves this off-season, including the trade that sent quarterback Matt Cassel to Kansas City, indicated the team's confidence in the full recovery of Tom Brady.
Brady shows his stuff Boston Herald

Experts Debunk Four Common Myths About Swine Flu

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
By JOSEPH BROWNSTEIN According to the World Health Organization, the virus has infected 13398 people and caused 95 deaths. The WHO has stated that countries should begin preparing for a possible pandemic and this week vaccine manufacturers for the ...

New pregnancy guidelines bad news for obese women

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obese women can safely gain just a small amount of weight when pregnant, but doctors need to do more to help women stay slim before they get pregnant, US policy advisers said on Thursday.

Group Tallies Families' 'Hidden Health Tax'

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By PATRICK YOEST WASHINGTON -- The average family with health insurance in 2008 paid a "hidden health tax" of $1017 to cover the health-care costs of the uninsured, according to a report released Thursday by advocacy group Families USA.

Chinese Grow Vexed by Pyongyang's Acts

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By IAN JOHNSON and GORDON FAIRCLOUGH BEIJING -- China appears ready to support modest sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear test Monday, but while Beijing is showing increasing impatience it doesn't appear ready to support punishment ...

Slaughter in Sri Lanka

Times Online - ‎37 minutes ago‎
“Deeply disappointing” was how a human rights group yesterday described the vote in the United Nations Human Rights Council hailing the victory of the Sri Lankan Government.

Obama says health care a must this year _ or never

The Associated Press - ‎58 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act.