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U.S. House Defeats Debt-Limit Bill Democrats Call 'Charade'

San Francisco Chronicle -
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Legislation to raise the US debt limit by $2.4 trillion failed to win House approval today in a vote Democrats said was rigged to ensure its defeat.

3G phones less harmful, researcher says

Sydney Morning Herald -
The latest 3G mobile devices like iPhones and other smart phones may deliver a lower dose of radiowaves to the brain than earlier models but frequent use could still cause cancer, a health expert says.

Media swarms aimless Palin bus tour

Salon -
AP Sarah Palin, former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor, is seen as she makes her way to Independence Hall during her visit to Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Dutch seaside cell for Mladic

Reuters -
A general view of the Scheveningen prison where former general Ratko Mladic will be taken to after his extradition to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague May 31, 2011.

Will Apple Redefine the Cloud?

PC Magazine -
iOS 5 will feature some new cloud-based capabilities, but will this be everyone's idea of the cloud, or just Apple's? By Lance Ulanoff I've long since stopped kvetching over the number of things Apple chief executive Steve Jobs can attach an "i" to and ...

4 Killed in Bus Bound for NY

Wall Street Journal -
AP Members of the Virginia State Police examine the bus that crashed north of Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, killing four passengers and injuring 54.

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Tribesmen seize government buildings in Sanaa -
Street battles rage in the Yemeni capital while conditions in Taiz and Zinjibar remain tense. Tribal fighters in Yemen have taken over government buildings in the capital, Sanaa, including the headquarters of the ruling party, sources tell Al Jazeera.

Karzai Criticizes US as Doubts Grow Over Cost of Afghanistan War

Fox News -
May 31: Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Angered by civilian casualties, Karzai said Tuesday he will no longer allow NATO airstrikes on houses, ...

Europe on alert over tainted cucumber scare

Xinhua -
BRUSSELS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- A deadly outbreak of E.coli linked to contaminated cucumbers is sending Europe on high alert, as death toll from the disease climbed to 16 till Tuesday.

NATO says "cracks in Gaddafi regime are clearly visible"

Xinhua -
BRUSSELS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya has shown visible cracks after eight senior Libyan military officers defected, a NATO spokesman said Tuesday.

Merkel Faces Achilles Heel in Grids to Unplug German Nuclear

Bloomberg -
Chancellor Angela Merkel must carry out a 10 billion-euro ($14.4 billion) expansion of Germany's electricity-delivery network or her decision to exit nuclear power can stunt growth in Europe's largest ...

Rptr to Weiner: You Follow Lots of Young Women On Twitter

International Business Times -
Representative Anthony Weiner was hounded by persistent reporters on Tuesday as he refused to answer whether or not he sent a lewd photo from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college student named Gennette Nicole Cordova.

Defense Asks Cindy Anthony About Tot Mom's "Imaginary Friends"

CNN (blog) -
During her cross examination Tuesday, defense attorney Jose Baez asked Cindy Anthony about her daughter Casey's "imaginary friends"–as he called them–including the supposed father of her daughter Caylee and the babysitter who she frequently claimed was ...

Palin visits Trump in New York

USA Today -
NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Palin and Donald Trump exchanged words of admiration Tuesday after a brief meeting at the real estate magnate's penthouse in a Manhattan skyscraper bearing his name.

US Stocks Advance on Speculation About Additional Bailout Aid for Greece

Bloomberg -
US stocks advanced, trimming the biggest monthly drop since August for the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, amid speculation about additional aid for Greece.

AT&T ramps up lobby for proposed T-Mobile merger

Washington Post -
Opponents of AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile filed last-minute petitions to federal regulators on Tuesday in hopes of blocking the $39 billion mega-deal.

Stocks Cheer On a Greek Debt Deal

Wall Street Journal -
AP Traders gather at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. New hopes that European nations will reach a deal to avert a Greek debt default pushed global financial markets to a buoyant finish for the month of ...

Lodsys files suit against iOS developers over in-app purchases

Apple Insider -
Lodsys filed a patent infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against several iOS developers, making good on its threat to pursue legal action over the use of technology related to in-app purchasing.

Apple Releases Mac Defender Security Update--Everybody Relax!

PCWorld -
Apple releases Mac defender security update.MacOS users now can fence themselves off from the Mac Defender malware. Apple released a security update to Mac OS 10.6.7 that detects and deletes the malware that ...

Ultrabooks Unveiled: Super-Slim Laptops With Intel Inside

PCWorld -
By IDG News Service, PCWorld May 31, 2011 4:30 PM Intel is hoping to see a new class of thin and light laptops based around its chips.

Now Coleen's accent lacks the X Factor

Daily Mail -
There has been no more avid observer of the distress of sacked X Factor judge Cheryl Cole than Coleen Rooney. Every twist in Cole's dramatic exit from the US version of the talent show has been followed by the 25-year-old wife of England ...

Coachella Announces Two Consecutive Weekends in 2012 -
By Gordon Downs • Tue, May 31st, 2011 In an unprecedented move Goldenvoice Entertainment announced that the 2012 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival will be held over two consecutive weekends starting April 13-15 and April 20-22.

Kingston's Passenger -- 'We Were Going REALLY Fast' -
Sean Kingston's female jet ski passenger tells TMZ Sean was driving "REALLY fast" when they crashed into a bridge this weekend ... and insists she begged him to slow down before the accident. TMZ spoke with Cassandra Sanchez -- Sean's longtime friend ...

CFT: Pryor driving with suspended license? -
And the hits just keep on a coming for the beleaguered Ohio State football program. One day after the resignation of their wildly successful head coach, and as an investigation into the vehicles driven by Terrelle Pryor continues, a report has surfaced ...

Jerry Buss defends Jim Buss

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss said he was hurt and confused by criticism of his son, and Lakers executive, Jim Buss' handling of the hiring of new coach Mike Brown.

Schneider returning to his Boston roots

Fox News -
VANCOUVER -- He grew up a New York Rangers fan idolizing Mike Richter, but deep down the Boston Bruins are a big reason Canucks backup Cory Schneider is in the position he's in today.

NHL's Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg

Los Angeles Times -
City hasn't had an NHL team since the Jets moved to Phoenix. Name has yet to be determined. Hockey fans in Winnipeg celebrate following Tuesday's announcement that the Atlanta Thrashers will relocate under new ownership to Winnipeg next season.

Miami, Dallas make a tasty surf-and-turf wager on outcome of NBA Finals

Dallas Morning News -
Well, Dallas and Miami have got that covered for the NBA Finals, according to a story on The wager? One hundred pounds of Cowboy Ribeye natural steaks from Dallas Chop House to Joe's Stone Crab in Miami if the Heat wins the best-of-7 ...

FDA Studies Possible Clot Risk With Drospirenone

MedPage Today -
Possible risks of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with oral contraceptives containing drospirenone (Yaz, Yasmin) are being reviewed by the FDA, the agency said.

'More money needed' for HIV cure

BBC News -
More investment is needed to find a cure for HIV, the new head of the International Aids Society has said. Bertrand Audoin admits this might take as long as 25 years, but he says a cure is the only way to ...


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