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Deadly E. coli strain in Europe is rare

USA Today -
A deadly E. coli strain, blamed for 18 food poisoning deaths in Europe as of Thursday, is one never seen before and appears uniquely toxic, health experts say.
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Pa. girl aces 'cymotrichous' to win Spelling Bee

Boston Globe -
Emily Keaton, 12, from Louisville, Ky., looks down after spelling 'sciamachy' incorrect during the semifinals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Dugard: I never tried to run

San Francisco Chronicle -
For 18 years, Jaycee Dugard never said her own name. And, she said, she never tried to flee from Phillip Garrido, the predator who used a stun gun to abduct her from her South Lake Tahoe bus stop at age 11.

Heat Giveth, Mavericks Taketh Away

Yahoo! Sports -
This NBA Finals series between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat is shaping up to be everything I was hoping it would. Dallas' stunning 95-93 comeback victory in Game 2 on Thursday night was ...

Box office preview: 'X-Men: First Class' intends to lead the way

Entertainment Weekly -
After last week's record Memorial Day frame, the box office will simmer down a bit this weekend, as X-Men: First Class will be the only new major release.

Gmail Hack Targeted White House

Wall Street Journal -
People who work at the White House were among those targeted by the China-based hackers who broke into Google Inc.'s Gmail accounts, according to one US official.

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Heavy Fighting in Yemen's Capital

Bloomberg -
Yemeni security forces use water canons to disperse anti-government protesters in Yemen's second-largest city of Taiz, south of Sanaa, late on May 29, 2011.

Exclusive: On the run, Mladic's world slowly shrank

Reuters -
A general view of the house where General Ratko Mladic was arrested on Thursday in the village of Lazarevo near the northeastern town of Zrenjanin around 100 km (60 miles) from the capital Belgrade, May 27, 2011.

Syrian Violence Tests U.S.

Wall Street Journal -
Security forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad pressed a sustained assault against protesters Thursday in one of the bloodiest episodes in the so-called Arab Spring, exposing the quandary that President Barack Obama faces in ...

Japan leader Naoto Kan makes deal, survives no-confidence vote

Los Angeles Times -
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made a political deal before the vote and said he needed the time in office to help rebuild the nation after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Palin Bus Tour Collides With Romney Presidential Announcement

BusinessWeek -
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Sarah Palin crashed her red, white and blue bus into Mitt Romney's party yesterday, sweeping into New Hampshire for the final leg of her multiday East Coast tour as he was in the state declaring his candidacy for ...

Anthony Weiner: Were his dreams of being mayor just Twittered away?

Christian Science Monitor -
It's clear Anthony Weiner wants to be mayor of New York. Just as clear, say analysts, is that 'Weinergate' will arm his political rivals for years to come, and isn't likely to 'just go away.

Christie Writes Check To State For Helicopter Ride -
Reimbursement comes two days after Governor took state police helicopter to son's baseball game in Montvale. By Tom Troncone | Email the author | 12:00am Gov.

Groupon files for IPO

San Francisco Chronicle -
Daily deals seller Groupon Inc., which spurned a $6 billion buyout offer from Google Inc. last year, on Thursday joined the wave of companies hoping to cash in on renewed Wall Street interest in technology firms.

US agrees to sever ownership stake in Chrysler

Washington Post -
The US Treasury announced Thursday night that it has reached an agreement to fully withdraw from its ownership stake and other investments in Chrysler and that it will recapture most of the $12.5 billion it has put into the ...

Goldman Sachs subpoenaed

Washington Post -
A prosecutor in New York has subpoenaed Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs for information related to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the development said Thursday.

Wal-Mart to Test Small Store Format

New York Times -
Wal-Mart said it would introduce a small-store format, called Wal-Mart Express, aimed at rural and urban areas without nearby grocery stores.

Resourcehouse cuts IPO price, seeks $2.54 billion

MarketWatch -
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Australian mining company Resourcehouse Ltd. will seek to raise $2.54 billion in its Hong Kong initial public offering, after cutting the price of its shares in what amounts to a scaling back of earlier plans ...

LulzSec Hacks; 1 Million Accounts Exposed

PCWorld -
Just when it looks like Sony was finally recovering from the PlayStation Network hack, it happened again. This time, it wasn't PSN, but Sony Pictures: hackers may have compromised 1 million SonyPictures.

Microsoft To Limit Device Makers' Chip Choices

Bloomberg -
Chipmakers and computer makers that agree to the terms will get incentives from Microsoft in exchange for accepting the restrictions, which tie a single chipmaker to one tablet design, said the people, who declined to be identified because the new ...

Pink Gives Birth To Baby Girl With Carey Hart -
'We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart,' singer tweets. By Katie Byrne Pink has given birth to a baby girl with husband Carey Hart.

Jane Lynch confirmed to host Emmy Awards

Monsters and -
Jane Lynch has been officially unveiled as the host of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. 'Paul' film premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California.

Steve-O Says He Should Top Justin Bieber For MTV Movie Award -
'Jackass' star also competing with Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page, and James Franco for Best Jaw Dropping Moment.

NBC is reviving 'Fear Factor'! -- EXCLUSIVE

Entertainment Weekly -
Fear of reviving reality hits is not a factor for NBC. After spiking their ratings impressively with singing competition The Voice, the Peacock is now rebooting action classic Fear Factor.

Shaquille O'Neal and Lakers could have done so much more

Los Angeles Times -
Yes, O'Neal and Kobe Bryant teamed for three championships, but their differences, and Shaq's issues with owner Jerry Buss, cost them the ultimate glory.

Court decisions, timing may drive owners, players together -
ST. LOUIS -- Throughout the nearly three-month NFL lockout, the league has been as consistent as it's been insistent in saying negotiation -- not the courts or litigation -- will put the game back on the field.

LSU Senior Wins Men's Title

New York Times -
By AP The Louisiana State senior John Peterson won the men's title in the NCAA championships in Stillwater, Okla. Six hours after he finished a round of par 72, UCLA's Patrick Cantlay had a chance to tie him at five under; his 18-foot eagle try on the ...

NHL eschews penalty

Boston Herald -
VANCOUVER - It's a hockey thing: Couple of guys get locked up along the boards at the end of the period . . . there is some shoving, some pulling, some gloves smushed into faces .

CFT: Justice Dept. to meet with BCS -
A couple of weeks ago, in response to a Department of Justice letter asking why Div. 1-A football was the only NCAA-sanctioned sport without a playoff system in place, the Association's president Mark Emmert basically stated in his response, “hey, ...

No Cancer Risk With Angiotensin Receptor Blockers

Medical News Today -
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) do not increase cancer risk, the FDA reported, after investigating the blood pressure medications following a study last year suggesting there might be a small risk.


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