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Latest oil spill developments

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, said Saturday night that BP should immediately invest $1 billion to protect marshes, wetlands and estuaries.

S.Korea, Japan and China to speed up trade accord

AFP - ‎25 minutes ago‎
SEOGWIPO, South Korea - South Korea, Japan and China agreed Sunday to speed up an investment accord and research on a trilateral free trade pact.

Israel rejects new drive to ban nukes from Mideast

The Associated Press - Amy Teibel - ‎23 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - Israel, thought to be the Middle East's only nuclear power, has rejected a new UN call to come clean about its secretive nuclear program, calling it a "deeply flawed and hypocritical" act that ignores the threat posed by its sworn enemy ...

'We will remain non-violent'

Jerusalem Post - Yaakov Katz, Gil Hoffman - ‎42 minutes ago‎
An activist in the protest flotilla bound for Gaza told Army Radio on Sunday that those aboard the ships would not react violently if the ships were thwarted by the Navy.

Malawi President Pardons Gay Couple

New York Times - Barry Bearak - ‎9 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - A gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for “unnatural acts” was pardoned Saturday shortly after Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations met with that country's president.

Stage set for Czech coalition government

CNN International - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Jiri Paroubek's leftist Social Democrats (CSSD) won the Czech general election, near-final results showed.

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Thousands march in Phoenix to protest immigration law

Arizona Republic - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Hoping to turn their frustration and anger into action, tens of thousands of protesters against Arizona's new immigration law marched on the state Capitol Saturday and urged the nation's leaders to hear their pleas.

Southern California does indeed have a Civil War history

Los Angeles Times - Steve Harvey - ‎7 hours ago‎
US Grant IV teaching at UCLA. Rosecrans Avenue. Though it's natural to associate the Civil War with cities in the East and the South, links to the conflict can also be found in Southern California.
Area veterans honor fallen comrades Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Illinois Republican Senate candidate admits to error on Navy award

Washington Post - Jeffrey Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat inaccurately claimed to have received the US Navy's Intelligence Officer of the Year award for service during NATO's conflict with Serbia in the late 1990s.

Ford Expects Sales Pace to Continue

Wall Street Journal - Jeff Bennett - ‎May 28, 2010‎
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.
Mercury's days seem numbered Detroit Free Press

Contrarian take on Apple vs. Microsoft

MarketWatch - Mark Hulbert - ‎May 27, 2010‎
Condolences may be sent to Apple's investor-relations office at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. Because, far more often than not, companies that are at the top of the market-cap rankings proceed to lag the ...

Euro Falls, Heads For Monthly Loss, on European Debt Concern

BusinessWeek - Mary Childs, Ben Levisohn - ‎May 28, 2010‎
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- The euro declined, headed for a sixth monthly loss against the dollar, amid concerns European measures to reduce fiscal deficits and contain the region's sovereign debt crisis will undermine the ...

Facebook's Privacy Reboot: Is That all You've Got for Us?

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎14 hours ago‎
After examining the new options and procedures Facebook offers to address users' privacy concerns, we're still a bit confused.

A slimmer Kindle coming in August?

CNET - Anne Dujmovic - ‎10 hours ago‎
Amazon plans to unveil a thinner Kindle with a sharper picture in August, according to a Bloomberg News report on Saturday citing anonymous sources.

Report: Bing search for iPhone deal in place

CNET - Erica Ogg - ‎May 28, 2010‎
When the new iPhone debuts in June, Microsoft's search engine could be the new default choice, according to a report in TechCrunch.

From 'Rebel Without a Case' to 'Easy Rider', Dennis Hopper brought an edge to ...

New York Daily News - David Hinckley - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Dennis Hopper died Saturday at the age of 74. He is best known for playing characters who didn't trust the rules. Hopper wrote and produced the movie 'Easy Rider' in 1969.

Gary Coleman Keeps His Address on 'Avenue Q'

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff - ‎13 hours ago‎
Sitting alone at the rear of the house at New World Stages on Friday night, Jeff Whitty wept after the performance of “Avenue Q.” Danielle K. Thomas, center, who plays the character Gary Coleman in “Avenue Q,” after a tribute to Mr.

Is 'Sex And The City 3' A Possibility? Kim Catrall Hopes So, Do You?

MTV.com - ‎16 hours ago‎
After the first "Sex And The City" flick hit theaters in 2008, fans still wanted to know what would happen in the lives of Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda.

Stanley Cup Finals: Blackhawks strike first with 6-5 victory over Flyers

New York Daily News - Michael Obernauer - ‎20 minutes ago‎
In the opening act of what is supposed to be the NHL's ultimate test of might, Saturday night's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was all over the place, a 60-minute exercise in finding out whose underbelly was the softest.
In a wild one, Hawks take Game 1 Philadelphia Inquirer

1. Kobe And The Drive For Five

ESPN - J.A. Adande - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHOENIX -- The only thing Kobe Bryant hadn't done in what has been a masterful 2010 playoffs run is close out a game. And the only thing he hasn't accomplished in his 14 years in a Lakers uniform is beating the franchise's arch-rival, ...

Roy, oh boy!

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tracy Ringolsby is a Hall of Fame baseball writer. He is in his 35th year covering Major League Baseball, is a co-founder of Baseball America, and appears on pre- and postgame shows for Colorado Rockies games on FSN Rocky Mountain.

WHO seeks clampdown on tobacco ads targeting women

Reuters - Stephanie Nebehay, Michael Taylor - ‎May 28, 2010‎
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.

J&J behavior bewildering to some consumers

San Bernardino Sun - Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino - ‎2 hours ago‎
Some Inland Valley health professionals and parents are puzzled about the recent negative news surrounding a popular household product company - Johnson & Johnson.

Today's college kids lack empathy

msnbc.com - Jeanna Bryner - ‎May 28, 2010‎
College students today are less likely to "get" the emotions of others than their counterparts 20 and 30 years ago, a new review study suggests.

Why This is Obama's Katrina Moment -- Literally

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 25, 2010‎
It's all there in the HuffPost archives, posts about the Corps of Engineers choosing what they admit is a "technically (not) superior) solution for the permanent rebuild of the canals whose floodwalls failed catastrophically during Katrina, ...

Heir to Getty Billions Accused of Addiction, Adultery

PopEater - ‎May 26, 2010‎
By PopEater Staff Posted May 26th 2010 02:45PM Billionaire heir Peter Getty and wife Jacqui (née de La Fontaine) are splitting in what The Daily Beast calls "one of the ugliest divorce cases Los Angeles has seen in years" -- which, considering the ...

The Biggest Threat From Greece That No One Talks About

Motley Fool - Morgan Housel - ‎May 25, 2010‎
Maybe we're all overreacting? Maybe. But the biggest threat that Greece imposes on the US isn't direct. It doesn't even have much to do with Greece per se.

An Unnatural Disaster

New York Times - Bob Herbert - ‎May 28, 2010‎
“Where I was wrong,” said President Obama at his press conference on Thursday, “was in my belief that the oil companies had their act together when it came to worst-case scenarios.

BP oil spill: 9 strange facts

The Week Magazine - Sarah Palin - ‎May 26, 2010‎
There has been no shortage of tragedy and heartbreak attached to what may already be the greatest environmental catastrophe in US history.