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Obama Begins Mideast Visit in Saudi Arabia

Voice of America - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By VOA News US President Barack Obama begins his latest effort to reach out to Muslims around the world with a stop in Saudi Arabia Wednesday.

Investigators: No sign plane had problems before take-off

CNN International - ‎5 minutes ago‎
PARIS, France (CNN) -- It may be a long time before investigators learn what caused an Air France plane to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, a French crash investigator said Wednesday.

British Minister Quits, Dealing New Blow to Brown

New York Times - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL LONDON - A senior minister in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government announced Wednesday that she planned to quit, deepening the disarray surrounding his beleaguered administration on the eve of European elections ...

Tiananmen Square a watershed story for CNN

CNN - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Daniela Deane (CNN) -- For CNN, Tiananmen Square was a watershed story -- a seminal moment in the network's history. Only nine years old in 1989, CNN was the only 24-hour news station on the air at the time.

N.Korea starts assembling long-range missile: report

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AFP) - North Korea appears to have begun assembling a missile believed capable of striking US soil, a report said Wednesday as tensions rose along the heavily fortified border with South Korea.

US envoy concerned at release of Pakistani militant leader

Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States is concerned at the release of a top Pakistani militant leader, whose group was accused by India of masterminding the Mumbai attacks last November, a top American envoy for the region said Wednesday.

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Sotomayor downplays race with top senators

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Judge Sonia Sotomayor sought to defuse the issue of race Tuesday as she met with top senators, her first step to woo the people who will vote on her nomination to the US Supreme Court.

Corzine, Christie win; face off in November

USA Today - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Former US Attorney Chris Christie easily won the New Jersey Republican primary Tuesday, defeating Steve Lonegan -- a small town mayor with a big conservative following.

House Republican Is Choice for Secretary of the Army

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
President Obama announced on Tuesday that Representative John M. mchugh, a Republican congressman from New York, will be his nominee to be secretary of the Army.
How Rep. John McHugh joined the Army The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com

GM, Chrysler to face Senate scrutiny on dealers

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC, both bankrupt, will try on Wednesday to ease congressional concern, and in some cases anger, over their plans to slash more than 2400 dealerships.

A Rough Drive With The Hummer

Wall Street Journal - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By ANDREW PEAPLE The idea of an obscure Chinese heavy equipment maker buying up Hummer is entertainingly left field for most onlookers.

US MBA Mortgage Applications Index Fell 16 Percent Last Week

Bloomberg - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Courtney Schlisserman June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Mortgage applications in the US dropped last week as the biggest jump in mortgage rates in seven months pushed down refinancing.

Sony shows off motion controller at E3

The Associated Press - ‎47 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony has conjured a new controller at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The PlayStation maker unveiled a prototype wand-shaped motion controller at their splashy E3 presentation Tuesday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Windows 7 release date announced

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Darren Waters Windows 7, the next major release of the world's most popular operating system, will be officially available to the public on 22 October.

Nintendo unveils sensor, 'Wii Fit Plus'

USA Today - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES - To keep the Wii on top, Nintendo intends to keep its finger on the pulse of the game-playing public.

Talent 'has not exploited Boyle'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has denied the show exploited Susan Boyle, saying she was "stressed out" by "falsehoods" written about her.

Likes, gripes from Conan's opening night

Chicago Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Maureen Ryan | Tribune critic Conan O'Brien's "Tonight Show" got off to a solid start Monday, but would we be good media commentators if we didn't have some advice for the talk-show host?

MTV Eminem stunt 'was rehearsed'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sacha Baron Cohen's stunt at the MTV Movie Awards, which saw him land on Eminem while baring his naked backside, was pre-arranged, a writer has said.
US-ENTERTAINMENT Summary Washington Post

Pens' desperation sinks Wings

FOXSports.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
by Angie Carducci , Inside Hockey Why the Penguins won: Down two games to none, the Penguins nonetheless felt they had played well in Detroit and returned home for Game 3 with their confidence intact.

Patriots' Rodney Harrison Retiring

Hartford Courant - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Or this: "If you can't hit the quarterback, what are you doing out there?" "I miss Rodney. I wish he was here," Woods said after the Patriots' optional workout Tuesday in Foxborough, Mass.

Another Bay HR propels Francona to 500th Sox win

Boston Globe - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Amalie Benjamin DETROIT - His first trip to Comerica Park, in 2005, had ended in disappointment, as Jason Bay was left to watch Bobby Abreu smash the record for home runs in a single round of Home Run Derby.
Porcello win streak snapped Detroit Free Press

First swine flu case confirmed in W.Va.

Charleston Gazette - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Kathryn Gregory CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The first case of swine flu has been officially confirmed in West Virginia, and local health officials say it's a matter of time before the disease comes to the Kanawha Valley.

FDA: Help us become more transparent

USA Today - ‎11 hours ago‎
By Evan Vucci, AP By Rita Rubin, USA TODAY A new internal task force at the Food and Drug Administration is seeking suggestions from employees, stakeholders and the public about how the agency can become more transparent, officials said Tuesday.

Chinese researchers find way to make pig stem cells

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
HONG KONG, June 3 (Reuters) - Researchers have found a way to transform ordinary cells from pigs into powerful stem cells in a move that may have implications for human health.

US Releases Secret Nuclear List by Accident

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Document that gives detailed information about civilian nuclear sites and programs, marked "highly confidential," was accidentally made public by the federal government.
List of civilian nuke sites posted online United Press International

British hostage thought killed by al-Qaida

The Associated Press - ‎7 minutes ago‎
LONDON (AP) - Al-Qaida terrorists have killed a Briton taken hostage in Mali, the British prime minister said Wednesday. The fate of a Swiss hostage taken at the same time was unknown.

Lao Court Sentences British Woman to Life in Prison

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 minutes ago‎
| AP VIENTIANE, Laos -- A court in Laos found a pregnant British woman guilty of trafficking heroin and sentenced her to life in prison Wednesday, a court official said.
Pregnant Brit sentenced to life in Laos United Press International