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Our View: Take time for true meaning of the holiday

Wausau Daily Herald -
We're not going to tell you not to grill out, watch television or enjoy time with your family and friends this Memorial Day. Part of the joy of any holiday is that we're given a little time to do whatever we want to do.

Lawyer: Mladic won't live to see a trial

The Associated Press -
BELGRADE (AP) - The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic said Monday that the former general is so ill he won't live to see the start of his trial on genocide charges.

Obama consoles tornado-ravaged Joplin

The Associated Press -
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Exactly a week after Joplin was nearly leveled by the deadliest tornado to strike the US in decades, President Barack Obama visited the Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises of help.

Indy 500 win doesn't guarantee a ride for Wheldon

USA Today -
INDIANAPOLIS - Dan Wheldon is a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. He's also - at least for the moment - out of a job. "I'm sure I'll be changing diapers by tomorrow," Wheldon said with a laugh after his stunning ...

OIL FUTURES: Crude Tad Down On US Holiday; Dollar In Focus

Wall Street Journal -
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Crude-oil futures slipped in Asia Monday tracking a slightly stronger dollar amid thin trading as many traders were on the sidelines ahead of the Memorial Day holiday in the US later in the global ...

Yemen Unrest Spreads South

Wall Street Journal -
A fresh armed uprising against Yemen's embattled president has erupted in the country's third-largest city, pitting well-armed Islamic fundamentalist tribal fighters against forces loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his relatives, ...

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Analyst View: Germany's nuclear exit plan

Reuters -
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government agreed on Monday in a reaction to Japan's Fukushima disaster that marks a drastic policy reversal.

US sorry for deadly Afghan air strike

ABC Online -
Afghan officials say up to 14 people, mostly children, were killed in the air strike. (Reuters) Foreign forces in Afghanistan have offered their "heartfelt apologies" for an air strike that killed up to 14 ...

Nigeria's president sworn in, seeks unity

Boston Globe -
AP / May 30, 2011 LAGOS, Nigeria - Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in yesterday for a full four-year term as president of Nigeria and is now faced with the challenge of uniting a country that saw deadly postelection violence despite what observers called ...

Zuma Says NATO's Bombing Campaign in Libya Reminds Africans of Colonialism

Bloomberg -
South African President Jacob Zuma said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's bombing of Libya and disregard for solutions to the conflict proposed by the African Union are reminiscent of colonialism.

Activists say Syrian troops bombed town in central province of Homs, causing ...

The Canadian Press -
BEIRUT - Syrian troops bombarded a town in the central province of Homs with artillery Monday, causing several causalities a day after nine people were killed in a continuing crackdown in the country's turbulent heartland, activists said.

Joplin twister's death toll rises to 142

CNN International -
(CNN) -- Missouri authorities have identified additional people killed in last weekend's tornado, bringing the toll of the United States' single deadliest twister ever recorded to 142 deaths, authorities said Saturday.

Sarah Palin Joins Bikers for 'Ride to Freedom'

Bloomberg -
Sarah Palin's ride through Washington on a Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) motorcycle yesterday as part of the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” put her back in the national spotlight as the race for the ...

storm downs trees, damages buildings

Battle Creek Enquirer -
Two trees fell on this house on Riverside Drive near Morningside Drive. / John Grap/The Enquirer A fast-moving and powerful storm rocked Battle Creek Sunday afternoon, knocking down hundreds of trees and damaging building across the city but not ...

Nikkei edges lower in year's thinnest trade

Reuters -
TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average edged down in the lowest volume of the year on Monday with a stronger yen countering bargain hunting, and market players saying the benchmark will likely hover around 9500 at least until US ...

Debt Talks Pressure Greek Bonds

Wall Street Journal -
Greek government bonds were under pressure again Monday, with two-year Greek yield spreads over German paper widening as speculation on solutions to Greece's debt crisis intensified.

Arab oil faces higher 'break-even' price

MarketWatch -
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) - A sharp rise in domestic government spending by Saudi Arabia and other key Arab oil exporters threatens to upset the mutually beneficial relationship they've kept for decades with energy ...

China's Stocks Decline for Eighth Day in Longest Losing Streak Since 2008

Bloomberg -
By Bloomberg News - Mon May 30 07:49:48 GMT 2011 May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Pu Yonghao, Hong Kong-based chief investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management, talks about Asian stocks.

China Yuan Hits Fresh Record High Late Amid Inflation Concerns

Wall Street Journal -
SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China's yuan rose to another record high against the US dollar late Monday after the central bank guided the currency higher via a reference exchange rate amid concerns about intensifying inflationary pressures.

Data Breach at Security Firm Linked to Attack on Lockheed

New York Times -
Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to ...

Malware attacks on Macs growing more common

San Jose Mercury News -
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton reportedly said, "because that's where the money is." Although he later denied saying that, the quote endures and is applied to both legitimate businesses and criminal enterprises, ...

'The Hangover Part II' Biggest Comedy Bow of All Time at $138.1 Million

Hollywood Reporter -
The R-rated comedy helps fuel biggest Memorial Day weekend on record; 'Kung Fu Panda 2' also drives the boom with an expected $68.2 million.

Sean Kingston Injured In Miami Jet Skiing Accident

Cinema Blend -
Singer Sean Kingston has been in a very severe watercraft accident in Miami, reports They say the crash took place in the early evening, when Sean and another female passenger collided head-on with a bridge while riding a Jet Ski.

'Tree of Life' is another branch in Pitt's legacy as an actor, father

Daily Herald -
In "The Tree of Life," Brad Pitt plays Mr. O'Brien, a strict father to three boys who alternately fear and are in awe of him.

"Pirates 4" still top pick at foreign box office

Reuters -
Cast member Johnny Depp poses at the premiere of ''Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'' at Disneyland in Anaheim, California May 7, 2011.

Kevin Harvick charges to Coca-Cola 600 win

Boston Herald -
CONCORD -- Just as was the case in the Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day, the outcome wasn't decided until the final turn. Kevin Harvick took advantage of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It's Clayton Kershaw and Dodger hitters who are smokin' this time

Los Angeles Times -
Kershaw pitches a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and first at Dodger Stadium, and also has two of team's season-high 17 hits.

Ortiz provides pinch of magic

Boston Globe -
DETROIT - When he noticed Jose Valverde warming up in the bullpen in the first game of yesterday's day-night doubleheader against the Tigers, Red Sox manager Terry Francona told David Ortiz to get ready.

Blatter to host news conference in Zurich

Reuters -
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter will hold a news conference at world soccer's global headquarters on Monday following a meeting of the body's Executive Committee.

John Kuester Done as Pistons Coach, ESPN Reports

The Detroit Sports Site -
John Kuester will be removed as head coach of the Detroit Pistons shortly, ESPN's Ric Bucher reported Sunday. The move is not yet official, but it should come as no surprise once it is - Kuester's status has been up in the air for months, ...

Arizona sues Justice Dept. over medical marijuana

The Associated Press -
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials are taking the state's own medical marijuana law to court. Attorney General Tom Horne late Friday sued the US Justice Department and other defendants on behalf of the state and Gov.

UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time

CBS News -
(AP) UNICEF is for the first time publicizing what drugmakers charge it for vaccines, as the world's biggest buyer of lifesaving immunizations aims to spark price competition in the face of rising costs.

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