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Obama's agenda gets bogged down in oil

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas - ‎1 hour ago‎
With the midterm elections nearing, the president by now had planned to be focusing on jobs and the economy. But the gulf oil spills has sidetracked him - and potentially Democrats' election hopes.

Romanoff confirms White House job discussions

Denver Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By The Denver Post US Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff acknowledged tonight that he discussed three possible jobs with the deputy chief of staff of the Obama administration - all contingent upon a decision by Romanoff not to challenge US Sen.

In Bid to Quell Anger Over Raid, Israel Frees Detainees

New York Times - Michael Slackman - ‎39 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - Israel worked Wednesday to defuse rising international anger by agreeing to a rapid release of all detainees - including those suspected of attacking its soldiers - taken after the deadly nighttime raid of six ships ...

Nikkei surges 2.6 percent on yen

Reuters - Kim Kyung-Hoon, Michael Watson - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Pedestrians are reflected on a stock index board outside of a brokerage in Tokyo May 26, 2010. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 2.6 percent on Thursday following a rally on Wall Street, led higher by exporters such as Canon Inc (7751.

Gaza activists welcomed in Turkey

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Turkish planes carrying hundreds of activists from the Gaza-bound aid flotilla intercepted by Israeli forces have arrived in Istanbul from Israel.

Cumbria deaths will be 'incomprehensible' to community

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
For the people of west Cumbria, the events of today will be almost impossible to comprehend. In this part of north west England, shootings are rare and major crime is almost unheard of.

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US trade chief cancels trip after ladder hits car

Reuters - Doug Palmer, Stacey Joyce - ‎54 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade Representative Ron Kirk has canceled plans to attend a trade meeting this weekend in Japan after a metal ladder struck his car on a Dallas highway, his office said on Wednesday.

Obama extends benefits for gay federal employees

Reuters - Molly Riley, Xavier Briand - ‎3 hours ago‎
Participants carry a large rainbow flag towards the US Capitol during a gay rights demonstration in Washington October 11, 2009. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday expanded benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees, ...

Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

FOXNews - Jana Winter - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.

BP overcomes snag in bid to curb spill

Reuters - Ed Stoddard, Kristen Hays - ‎1 hour ago‎
VENICE Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc overcame a snag in its latest effort to curb the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the British energy giant's shares stabilized on Wednesday and parts of the huge oil slick crept near Florida.

Ford to close Mercury division despite higher auto industry sales

Los Angeles Times - Jerry Hirsch - ‎20 minutes ago‎
US carmakers report double-digit sales gains in May. Mercury follows the path of Pontiac, Saturn and Hummer. By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times Major American automakers posted double-digit sales gains last month, but the industry's recovery was not ...

Buffett Didn't Foresee Granddaddy Of All Bubbles

Forbes - Robert Lenzner - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Internet bubble and the Nebraska farmland bubble went further than Buffett expected. Rising prices are a narcotic, he explains.

AT&T Rate Move Could Signal Shift

New York Times - Matt Richtel - ‎1 hour ago‎
They spend hours watching video on their phones, downloading songs, browsing the Web, sending photos to friends and generally using mobile devices as full-fledged computers.

Facebook CEO says no date in mind for IPO

Reuters - Robert Galbraith, Alexei Oreskovic - ‎1 hour ago‎
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California May 26, 2010. PALOS VERDES (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he has no date in mind to take the Internet social ...
Facebook CEO Discusses Privacy Wall Street Journal

So, is Flash dying as Steve Jobs said?

CNET - Brooke Crothers - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently said Adobe's Flash is "waning" and "had its day." Does the iPad and iPhone sales juggernaut make him right?

Al, Tipper Gore split puts focus on late-stage divorces

USA Today - Sharon Jayson - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mark Wilson, Getty Images By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY The split that nobody saw coming isn't such a shocker to those who deal every day with marriage, separation and divorce.

Gary Coleman divorced at time of death

Entertainment Weekly - Kate Ward - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gary Coleman's former lawyer claims the actor was divorced from Shannon Price at the time of his death on May 28, People reports.

McCartney Is Honored at White House

New York Times - Jon Pareles - ‎8 minutes ago‎
A Beatle met the president when Sir Paul McCartney performed at the East Room of the White House on Wednesday night. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more.

One Out From Perfection, Undone by the Umpire

New York Times - Tyler Kepner - ‎12 minutes ago‎
When history is in your grasp, the easy thing to do is embrace it. With two outs in the ninth inning in Detroit on Wednesday, the first base umpire, Jim Joyce, could have called the Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald out on a close play at ...

Byron Scott likes the Lakers

Los Angeles Times - Byron Scott - ‎35 minutes ago‎
He lost his first NBA Finals as a rookie, against the Boston Celtics, in 1984. He won his next two championships against the Celtics in 1985 - the first Lakers team to defeat the Celtics in the NBA Finals in eight tries - and 1987.

Griffey always played the right way

MLB.com - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Ken Griffey Jr. will be remembered as someone who played the game the right way, in many more ways than one. The announcement of his retirement Wednesday, at age 40, is an acknowledgment that he can no longer play the game at anything resembling his ...

Injectable osteoporosis drug approved by FDA

CNN - Denise Mann - ‎2 hours ago‎
Roughly half of all women over age 50 will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. (Health.com) -- Primary-care doctors now have a new--and potentially more convenient--tool to fight the bone disease ...

More teens using rhythm method to prevent pregnancy, study finds

Kansas City Star - Jeannine Stein - ‎2 hours ago‎
Today's teenagers are increasingly likely to use the rhythm method to prevent pregnancy and to have relaxed attitudes about unwed motherhood, a new government teen sex survey has found.

Half doses of diabetes drugs can prevent disease

Reuters - Eric Walsh - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low doses of GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia combined with metformin can prevent diabetes without causing the most common side-effects, Canadian doctors reported on Wednesday.

Mad About Blue in the Garden

Wall Street Journal - Anne Marie Chaker - ‎9 hours ago‎
When Peggy Bowditch drives to her summer home in Maine each May, she ships her clothes by UPS so she can load the back of her station wagon with seedlings, including three trays of Himalayan blue poppies.

Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says

New York Times - Nicholas Bakalar - ‎May 31, 2010‎
It is inevitable. The muscles weaken. Hearing and vision fade. We get wrinkled and stooped. We can't run, or even walk, as fast as we used to.

Markets Fret, but Chance of Big Bank Crash Slim

CNBC - ‎May 28, 2010‎
This week's market jitters that banks were heading back to the darkest days of 2008 look overdone because lenders have vastly improved their assets and central banks stand ready with abundant funding.

Spas & Beauty Services

New York Magazine - Jesse Green - ‎May 30, 2010‎
Next week, Teddy Graubard would have graduated from Dalton—a brilliant teenager, with a mild form of Asperger's, whose path seemed almost limitless.

A Storyteller Loses the Story Line

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
It's not a good narrative arc: The man who walked on water is now ensnared by a crisis under water. One little hole a mile down on the ocean floor, so deep it seems like hell spewing up its sulfurous smoke, has turned the thrilling saga ...