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Japan PM quits before election, yen sinks

Reuters - Linda Sieg, Yoko Nishikawa - ‎42 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Wednesday he and his powerful party No. 2 would resign after a slide in the polls threatened their party's chances in an election expected next ...
Asia Slips; Japan Erases Loss Wall Street Journal

Turkish Funds Helped Group of Activists to Test Blockade

New York Times - Sabrina Tavernise, Michael Slackman - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISTANBUL - Since 2007, a small group of hard-core activists has repeatedly tried to sail cargo-laden ships into Gaza in an effort to thwart Israel's blockade.

BP loses 15 percent market value as US launches criminal probe of spill

Washington Post - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Get a status update on the location of the oil slick, endangered areas and much more.

Guatemala Struggles to Recover After Storm

New York Times - Blake Schmidt - ‎39 minutes ago‎
A resident of Amatitlán, Guatemala, cleared mud from his doorway on Tuesday after a weekend tropical storm caused heavy damage in Central America, killing at least 179 people in the region.

North Korea Trying for Unexpected in World Cup Again

New York Times - Jeré Longman - ‎2 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - North Korea's soccer team arrived Tuesday at the World Cup, where it will be supported by cheerleaders recruited from China, led by a forward born in Japan and prohibited at home from receiving free television coverage ...

Karzai to host Afghan peace talks

BBC News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Hundreds of Afghan elders and notables are set to gather in Kabul to discuss how to persuade Taliban fighters to lay down their arms.

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Deep Underwater, Oil Threatens Reefs

New York Times - John Collins - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Last September, marine scientists studying deep-sea biology in the northern Gulf of Mexico lowered a submersible robot off the side of a government research vessel and piloted it 1300 feet to the ocean floor.

Rep. Artur Davis loses bid to become first black Ala. governor

USA Today - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Rep. Artur Davis has lost his bid to become the first African American elected governor in Alabama, the Associated Press has reported.

Arizona law spurs backlash among artists

Los Angeles Times - Reed Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four summers ago, a handful of Spanish-speaking radio disc jockeys encouraged hundreds of thousands of Latino marchers to the streets of Los Angeles and other cities to support immigration reform.

Big Setback for AIG In Repaying Taxpayers

New York Times - Mary Williams Walsh, Michael J. de la Merced - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The American International Group scuttled the deal to sell its huge Asian life insurance arm to Prudential of Britain for about $35 billion, in a major setback to repaying the government for its 2008 ...

HP Revamps Services Unit

Wall Street Journal - Justin Scheck - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co. said it plans to shed about 9000 workers from its technology-services division while investing $1 billion to modernize the unit, as it moves to jumpstart growth in an industry that's lagged the economic recovery.

Honda China parts plant restarts; strike end in sight

Reuters - Chang-Ran Kim - ‎48 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, June 2 (Reuters) - Honda Motor (7267.T) said a key car parts factory in south China resumed full production on Wednesday, ending more than two weeks of disruption after workers downed tools to demand higher wages in a high-profile and sometimes ...

Apple's Steve Jobs kicks off D8 Conference

USA Today - Ed Baig - ‎1 hour ago‎
Update at 10:41 pm: Speaking about privacy, Jobs says it's an issue Apple takes "extremely seriously." He cites the example of a location-based app that always asks users whether they want to use location data each time.

Microsoft, Partners Fire Back At Google Over Windows Ban

ChannelWeb - Kevin McLaughlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google is reportedly phasing out its internal usage of Windows due to security concerns, but Microsoft solution providers aren't buying this line of reasoning.

Steve Jobs beheads iPad apps for acting like desktops

Register - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Apple App Store police are now rejecting iPhone and iPad applications for behaving like "widgets" and "creating their own desktops," according to one developer who's busy eating his previous claims that Apple isn't evil.

Assumptions Go Asunder as Gores Split

New York Times - Mark Leibovich - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - In the baby-boomer psychodrama of the 1990s, Al and Tipper Gore supposedly had the enduring marriage while the union of the other half of their buddy movie - Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton - seemed not so likely to last.

Charlie Sheen Faces Short Jail Stint in Plea Deal

ABC News - Belinda Goldsmith - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Charlie Sheen, star of hit TV sitcom "Two and a Half Men," is expected to enter a new plea of no contest to assaulting his wife in Colorado last year and could spend up to 30 days in jail, reports said on Tuesday.

Former British Duchess Sarah Ferguson: 'I was in the gutter'

Reality TV World - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The duchess of York says a tape of her offering a tabloid reporter access to former husband Prince Andrew of Britain for $750000 is an "absolute horror.

Vazquez Rebounds but Teixeira Is Hurt in Victory

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Javier Vazquez already owned a victory at Yankee Stadium this season, gifted to him after a four-pitch relief appearance two weeks ago.

Westbrook's gem leads Indians past Tigers

MLB.com - Anthony Castrovince - ‎54 minutes ago‎
DETROIT -- If Jake Westbrook wasn't all the way back to his pre-injury form before Tuesday night's start at Comerica Park, he might be now.

With knee drained, Bynum determined to impact NBA Finals

USA Today - Michael Falgoust - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Chris Carlson, AP By J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The day after Andrew Bynum had his right knee drained, not much had changed.

Amgen Drug Approved to Fight Osteoporosis

New York Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the sale of Amgen's osteoporosis drug Prolia to help prevent fractures in postmenopausal women.

Vaccine appears to prevent breast cancer in mice

USA Today - Liz Szabo - ‎4 hours ago‎
An experimental vaccine prevented breast cancer in genetically engineered mice, according to a preliminary study in the June 10 issue of Nature Medicine.

Urine test improves prostate diagnosis: study

Reuters - Sandra Maler - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A urine test can help doctors better spot prostate cancer than either the current blood test or a rectal exam alone, US researchers reported on Tuesday.

The Union Pension Bailout

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 31, 2010‎
Feeling tapped out after stimulus, ObamaCare and everything else? Senator Bob Casey has one more deal for you. If the Pennsylvania Democrat gets his way, US taxpayers will also pick up the astonishing tab for poorly managed union pension plans.

No magic bullet for education

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 30, 2010‎
America keeps looking for one simple solution for its education shortcomings. There isn't one. The "unschooling" movement of the 1970s featured open classrooms, in which children studied what they were most interested in, when they felt ready.

Remembering Memorial Day

Buzz Log (blog) - Mike Krumboltz - ‎May 28, 2010‎
For many, Memorial Day brings to mind images of parades and picnics, of barbecues and baseball games. What's sometimes forgotten are the reasons for the holiday: The sacrifices made by American soldiers in times of conflict.

Three American cities on the brink of broke

CNNMoney - ‎May 28, 2010‎
Shuttered businesses line a downtown street November 20, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. By Sara Behunek, contributorMay 28, 2010: 1:06 PM ET FORTUNE -- Several downtrodden cities are on the verge of defaulting on their debt, putting financially encumbered ...

A failing grade for public school funding

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Schools are struggling financially, but a lawsuit aimed at the correcting the problem could backfire. Whichever way you slice the numbers, California's funding for public schools is nothing to cheer about.