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BP, Obama beset by growing Gulf spill frustration

Reuters - Ed Stoddard, Sarah Irwin - ‎48 minutes ago‎
VENICE, La., May 30 (Reuters) - US lawmakers and local residents clamored on Sunday for BP and the Obama administration to do more to save the Gulf Coast from an out-of-control oil spill that has become the biggest ...

At least 86 dead in Central America storm

Reuters - Herbert Hernandez, Nelson Renteria - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two sisters walk down a street which was flooded by rains from Tropical Storm Agatha in Amatitilan May 30, 2010. GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Agatha dumped more rain across Central America on Sunday after killing at least ...

Santos handily wins first round of Colombian presidential election

Washington Post - Juan Forero - ‎7 minutes ago‎
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA -- A former defense minister who would continue President Álvaro Uribe's tough anti-guerrilla policies handily defeated a former Bogota mayor Sunday in the first round of presidential elections.

Gaza flotilla changes course

Jerusalem Post - Yaakov Katz - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Gaza protest flotilla changed course to gain distance from the Israeli navy boats which had hailed them, demanded they identify themselves and warned them they would not be allowed to reach Gaza, an Al-Jazeera ...

Britain's coalition says no change on budget plan

Reuters - Caroline Copley, Ralph Gowling - ‎12 minutes ago‎
LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's new coalition government is committed to cutting a gaping budget deficit despite the resignation of a finance minister over his expenses claims, officials said on ...

US retreat can't soften blow of Obama-backed NPT resolution

Jerusalem Post - E.B. Solomont - ‎47 minutes ago‎
PM will seek clarification and reassurances during White House visit. It may be too late. NEW YORK - Egypt came into the monthlong NPT conference swinging, and hit Israel square on the jaw.

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This Memorial Day, honoring a military that's in isolation

Washington Post - Ej Dionne, Jr - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Why is it that every Memorial Day, we note that a holiday set aside for honoring our war dead has become instead an occasion for beach-going, barbecues and baseball?

White House Struggles as Criticism on Leak Mounts

New York Times - Clifford Krauss, John M. Broder - ‎8 hours ago‎
Jae C. Hong/AP A worker left the beach as storm clouds approached in Grand Isle, La., on Sunday. By CLIFFORD KRAUSS, JOHN M. BRODER and JACKIE CALMES This article is by Clifford Krauss, John M. Broder and Jackie Calmes.

A reality check on Whitman and Poizner's negative ad campaigns

San Jose Mercury News - Ken McLaughlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Courtesy Meg Whitman campaign -- A campaign mailer from Meg Whitman's campaign which seeks to paint her gubernatorial opponent, Steve Poizner, as having more in common with liberals on social issues than social conservatives, a title they're both ...

Healthscope Gets Two A$1.84 Billion Takeover Offers

BusinessWeek - Simeon Bennett - ‎52 minutes ago‎
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Healthscope Ltd. received two additional takeover offers that value Australia's second-biggest hospital owner at A$1.84 billion ($1.6 billion) and top a bid by Blackstone Group LP and its partners.
Healthscope Gets New Bids Wall Street Journal

Bernanke, Trichet see key emerging economies role

Reuters - Yuriko Nakao, Krista Hughes - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives a speech at a conference hosted by the Bank of Japan in Tokyo May 26, 2010. SEOUL (Reuters) - The heads of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank on Monday both singled out emerging economies as ...

Shares to ease as euro-zone woes return

Reuters - Kim Kyung-Hoon, Gyles Beckford - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pedestrians are reflected in a stock index board outside a brokerage house in Tokyo May 28, 2010. WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Asian stocks are set to weaken on Monday after a downgrade of Spain's credit rating renewed fears that the euro zone's fiscal ...
Spain Rating Is Downgraded Wall Street Journal

"Quit Facebook Day" Only Affects 2% of US Users

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎3 hours ago‎
Have you heard of "Quit Facebook Day?" If not, you're not alone. In response to the recent Facebook privacy issues, a batch of users founded this celebration of-sorts (not on Facebook, obviously) in hopes that thousands more would join their commitment ...

3G Skype Calling Hits Apple's iPhones... for a Future Price

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
At long-last, a new version of the Skype application for the iPhone has been released and, more importantly, it allows owners of Apple's device to make outbound Skype calls using their 3G connections.

Rumor: New August Kindle from Amazon Won't Have Touchscreen, Color

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎5 hours ago‎
The technology world has been anticipating Amazon's response to the launch of Apple's iPad for months, and it looks like the company is getting close to unveiling its latest iteration of its Kindle device.

Celine Dion: Twins On The Way!

Access Hollywood - ‎2 hours ago‎
Celine Dion is pregnant with twins, a rep for the star confirmed to Access Hollywood. The singer's husband and manager, Rene Angelil, announced the baby news to People on Sunday.

Dennis Hopper Death Ripples in Hollywood, Twitter

ABC News - Nancy Ayala - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hollywood and fans were saddened by the news that legendary actor and director Dennis Hopper, 74, died Saturday from complications of prostate cancer.

'Shrek' bests 'Sex' with $43M at box office

10 Connects - ‎7 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie audiences are showing more appetite for Shrek than for sex over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. DreamWorks Animation's sequel Shrek Forever After remained the No.

Indianapolis 500 goes to Dario Franchitti

Plain Dealer - Elton Alexander - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mike Groll / Associated PressDario Franchitti, his wife, Ashley Judd and car owner Chip Ganassi celebrate at the start-finish line after Franchitt's victory in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Pronger Steadies Flyers With Defense and Humor

New York Times - Jeff Z. Klein - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO - The opening game of the Stanley Cup finals might have been a defensive train wreck, but you could not blame Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, who was plus-2 with two assists in 32 minutes 21 seconds of ice time.

Lakers match up better with Celtics

FOXNews - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Forget about all the blarney that's being bandied about in the media about the historic finals competition between these two storied franchises.

Acupuncture eases pain: Nature Neuroscience

Xinhua - Fang Yang - ‎10 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhuanet) -- A study conducted by neuroscientists in the US finds that acupuncture can ease pain by triggering a natural painkilling chemical called adenosine, according to the Nature Neuroscience Monday.

Quit appeal for pregnant smokers

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Doctors have warned that Scottish pregnant smokers do not know enough about the health risks for themselves and their babies. Currently, 19% of pregnant women are smokers, compared to 29% in 1995.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

U.S. News & World Report - ‎6 hours ago‎
SUNDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- A study in mice suggests that a preventive breast cancer vaccine might be possible in humans, scientists say.

Bankruptcy talk spreads among Calif. muni officials

Reuters - Jim Christie, Kenneth Barry - ‎May 27, 2010‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two years after Vallejo, California, filed for bankruptcy protection, officials in nearby Antioch are also tossing around the 'B' word.

He Was Supposed to Be Competent

Wall Street Journal - Peggy Noonan - ‎May 27, 2010‎
I don't see how the president's position and popularity can survive the oil spill. This is his third political disaster in his first 18 months in office.

Three Things I've Learned About Frugal Travel (And the Things I Didn't Do)

New York Times (blog) - Matt Gross - ‎May 25, 2010‎
Six years ago, I had a regular job, in an office. I was there 9 or 10 hours a day, made a decent living and even found the work occasionally interesting.

Stressed Out or Tone Deaf? Obama Chicago Vacation

FOXNews - ‎May 27, 2010‎
Presidents are never really off the clock, even when they go on vacation. But President Obama's decision to skip the traditional Memorial Day ceremony in Arlington while on his second vacation since the BP oil spill began has some wondering what the ...

An Open Letter to Gary Conklin and the Workers of the Conklin Dairy Farm

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎May 27, 2010‎
Our daughter came to us last night urging us to watch the video of the abuse at your plant. She was overcome with grief that human beings could inflict such cruelty and unconscious hatred at the most benign of creatures and their infants.