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Oil spill cam becomes Internet sensation

The Associated Press - Ben Nuckols, Greg Bluestein - ‎1 hour ago‎
ROBERT, La. - The hypnotic video of mud, gas and oil billowing from the seafloor has become an Internet sensation as Americans watch to see whether BP's effort to plug the gusher in the Gulf of Mexico succeeds.

Bill Clinton has evolved into Obama's Mr. Fix It

Washington Post - Philip Rucker, Paul Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
After Barack Obama won the White House, he and his aides wrestled for weeks over what to do about Bill Clinton if his wife joined the administration.
Rahm to Bill to Joe Wall Street Journal

Militants Hit Pakistan Mosques

Wall Street Journal - Zahid Hussain - ‎3 hours ago‎
Pakistani commandos made way for a colleague carrying an injured worshiper at one of two mosques stormed by gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday.

189 Nations Reaffirm Goal of Ban on Nuclear Weapons

New York Times - Neil MacFarquhar - ‎1 hour ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - Hard-fought negotiations over the future of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty ended here on Friday with 189 nations reaffirming their commitment to eliminating all nuclear weapons and setting a new 2012 deadline ...

Maoists blamed for deadly rail crash in India

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rescue workers searched for the victims at the site of a train crash in eastern India that killed at least 56 people yesterday. (Bikas Das/Associated Press) BANGALORE, India - A freight train rammed into derailed coaches of a passenger express in ...

Interpol says no call received to arrest Thaksin

AFP - ‎11 hours ago‎
LYON, France - Cross-border police agency Interpol said Friday it had received no request to track fugitive Thai ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra and that it would not arrest him on purely "political" grounds.

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Defense secretary addresses concerns over repeal of ban on gays in military

Washington Post - Ed O'Keefe, Ben Pershing - ‎3 hours ago‎
Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

Arizona's top cop vows to fight any US bid to quash immigration law

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard says he has urged Justice Department officials not to sue. Busloads of activists are heading to Phoenix to protest.

Holiday parades, ceremonies set

Morning Sentinel - Amy Calder - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Fallen heroes will be honored for Memorial Day on Monday with parades and ceremonies from Waterville to Skowhegan and beyond. OLD GLORY: Walter Powell of the Skowhegan Highway Department hangs an American flag on a ...
MEMORIAL DAY | Local events Youngstown Vindicator

Stocks slide, euro falls after Spain downgrade

Reuters - Albert H. Yoon, Vivianne Rodrigues - ‎5 hours ago‎
An investor talks on his mobile phone while standing in front of an electronic board displaying stock prices at the Karachi Stock Exchange May 25, 2010.

Prudential wants to pay less to save AIA deal

Reuters - Ilaina Jonas, Megan Davies - ‎42 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Prudential (PRU.L) has entered talks to cut its $35.5 billion offer for AIG's (AIG.N) Asian life insurance arm in a last-ditch bid to salvage a deal criticized by shareholders as too expensive.

Ford Expects Sales Pace to Continue

Wall Street Journal - Jeff Bennett - ‎2 hours ago‎
DETROIT—Ford Motor Co.'s sales analyst on Friday said the US auto industry will continue its current pace and finish May on track for an annual sales rate of slightly more than 11 million new cars and trucks.
Ford mum on Mercury brand's status Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

What sites such as Facebook and Google know and whom they tell

Washington Post - Ariana Eunjung Cha - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of the social networking site, said in a Washington Post op-ed that Facebook will try to simplify its privacy settings.

China fakes beg for attention as Apple's iPad goes global

Reuters - Melanie Lee - ‎10 hours ago‎
A shop assistant (L) displays an iPad at an electronic products store in Hefei, Anhui province May 28, 2010. Apple has yet to announce a launch date for mainland China, which could prove a much more difficult market to profit from.

Don't expect Verizon iPhone at June Apple event

msnbc.com - Suzanne Choney - ‎10 hours ago‎
Verizon Wireless iPhone? It's been on the wish list of many users for awhile but it's not likely to be announced June 7, when Steve Jobs is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone.

Star of 'Diff'rent Strokes' dies

Kansas City Star - ‎9 minutes ago‎
AP PROVO, Utah | Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff'rent Strokes,” died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

'Sex and the City 2' on Breakfast

BBC News - ‎37 minutes ago‎
It was 12 years ago that viewers were first introduced to Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte; four New York characters who entertained, sometimes shocked and inspired a generation of women.

Life After "American Idol" Opens up for Lee and Crystal

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox said on Friday they look forward to their new lives after finishing the hit TV show, and they both described being on "Idol" as exhausting work ...

Battered, the Celtics Have Enough to Advance

New York Times - Jonathan Abrams - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce celebrates a three pointer during the fourth quarter of Game Six of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Final: Celtics 96, Magic 84 Boston Globe (blog)

Yankees Find Stride, With a Few Adjustments

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Robinson Cano, center, after hitting a grand slam. Curtis Granderson, left, who returned from a groin injury, scored. By BEN SHPIGEL The Yankees' favorable schedule, with 13 of 16 games against last-place teams, gives them a chance to fatten their ...

Royals bash Wakefield, Sox

Boston Globe - Peter Abraham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tim Wakefield's backhanded toss to first wasn't nearly in time to get Jason Kendall during the Royals' seven-run fourth.

Johnson & Johnson Criticized Over Drug Recall

U.S. News & World Report - ‎8 hours ago‎
FRIDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Criminal penalties could be levied against the Johnson & Johnson division responsible for a recent massive recall of pediatric medications, a US Food and Drug Administration official said Thursday.

WHO seeks clampdown on tobacco ads targeting women

Reuters - Stephanie Nebehay, Michael Taylor - ‎11 hours ago‎
GENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation called on Friday for more action against tobacco advertising that targets women and girls, especially in developing countries.

Tanning Beds Triple Melanoma Risk

WebMD - Salynn Boyles - ‎May 27, 2010‎
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.

On Doomed Oil Rig, 'Nobody in Charge'

Wall Street Journal - Douglas A. Blackmon, Vanessa O'Connell - ‎May 27, 2010‎
AP In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21.

Unplugged Christians living off the grid

CNN - Misty Showalter - ‎14 hours ago‎
Summer Lake, Oregon (CNN) -- As the sun rises, cool blues and grays begin their slow transition to glowing golds and ambers. Like a child's pop-up book, dimension is added and a valley is transformed.

Obama Heckles His Heckler At Boxer Fundraiser

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 25, 2010‎
President Barack Obama reacts as he enters to speak at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

Drilling for Certainty

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎May 27, 2010‎
In the weeks since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the political debate has fallen into predictably partisan and often puerile categories.

Property owners face sad scenario

Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Doug Sword - ‎May 23, 2010‎
Jo Ann Koontz and Christopher Boss, above, warn that any commercial property owner looking to walk away from their properties must beware of both the bank and the Internal Revenue Service.