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Another Torrent BP Works to Stem: Its CEO

New York Times - Jad Mouawad, Clifford Krauss - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Gerald Herbert/AP By JAD MOUAWAD and CLIFFORD KRAUSS BP, already bedeviled by an out-of-control well spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, now finds itself with one more problem: Tony Hayward, its gaffe-prone chief executive.

Israel's Netanyahu maintains defiance amid criticism over Gaza blockade

Washington Post - Janine Zacharia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israeli naval commandos seized an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip early Monday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens, and sparking protests and condemnations around the world.

Don't imitate Arizona immigration law

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Proving that they know how to read polls, politicians in Florida have been lining up behind Arizona's controversial new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

Japan poised to select new prime minister

CNN International - Yoko Wakatsuki, Kyung Lah - ‎42 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- The ruling party of Japan is expected to tap Finance Minister Naoto Kan Friday to head up the party following the resignation of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama earlier this week.

Bird is said to have feared being jailed over a tax offence

BBC News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The prime minister will visit Cumbria later as police continue to investigate the 12 killings carried out by gunman Derrick Bird. David Cameron, who will be accompanied by Home Secretary Theresa May, is to meet senior police officers.

Bangladesh fire death toll reaches 100

Reuters - Andrew Biraj, Anis Ahmed - ‎1 hour ago‎
Moslem Uddin, 50, one of the survivors of a fire that sparked in Old Dhaka, lies on the floor at the Medical College Hospital in Dhaka June 4, 2010.

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U.S. indicts Texan for trying to aid Yemen al Qaeda

Reuters - JoAnne Allen, Paul Simao - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Texas man accused of trying to deliver money, GPS devices, cellphone chips and other material to al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing has been indicted by a federal grand jury, US officials said Thursday.

Monson: Obama bound to love him some RSL

Salt Lake Tribune - Gordon Monson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Come clean. Even if you think the beautiful game is hideous, when you heard that Real Salt Lake would be visiting the White House on Friday as MLS champions, your first reaction had to be ... Cool. I mean, how many people get a chance ...

Jury Selection Starts, Slowly, in Blagojevich Trial

New York Times - Monica Davey - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO - Finally, 18 months after the arrest of Rod R. Blagojevich, the ousted former governor of Illinois, he found himself seated at a table in a courtroom here Thursday, staring at the people who may decide his fate.

Nikkei edges up; eyes on next Japan PM, US jobs

Reuters - Elaine Lies, Edwina Gibbs - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO, June 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average rose 0.4 percent after its biggest one-day gain in six months a day earlier, with the market keen to see if Finance Minister Naoto Kan will become Japan's next prime minister and the ...
Techs Help Asia Shares Up Wall Street Journal

G20 to back euro zone on debt

Reuters - Jonathan Thatcher, Alan Wheatley - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit Il Sakong (2nd L) leaves after speaking to reporters during the Korea - World Bank Development conference as part of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Busan June 4, ...

Wal-Mart Offers 1.4 Million Workers College Courses

BusinessWeek - Matt Townsend - ‎5 hours ago‎
June 3 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, plans to offer its US employees the opportunity to earn college degrees in a partnership with American Public University.

It's time for universal data plans

CNET - Molly Wood - ‎1 hour ago‎
AT&T announced this week that it will phase out unlimited data plans and start a metered approach with tethering available for an extra cost.

Facebook CEO: Doing 'Reasonable Job' Protecting User Privacy

Wall Street Journal - Scott Morrison - ‎4 hours ago‎
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Dow Jones)--Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday his company is doing a "reasonable job" of giving people control over their privacy on the social network.

Ballmer and Ozzie at D8: Why does Google have two OSes?

Ars Technica - Peter Bright - ‎4 hours ago‎
After Steve Jobs did a turn at the All Things Digital conference on Tuesday, today was the turn of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and chief software architect Ray Ozzie.

Rue McClanahan, Actress and Golden Girl, Dies at 76

New York Times - Douglas Martin - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rue McClanahan, second from right, with her co-stars on the NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls”: from left, Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur and Betty White.

Coleman's ex-wife says he'd have been like Ali

msnbc.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Shannon Price, seen with then-husband Gary Coleman in 2008, says she had no choice but to discontinue life support after Coleman suffered a fall that caused intracranial bleeding.

You'll wish you could forget Aldous Snow after 'Greek'

USA Today - Claudia Puig - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Glen Wilson, Universal Pictures By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY Snow, the debauched has-been rocker in Get Him to the Greek, is hellbent on abusing every substance possible in a matter of a few days and hooking up with every girl in the room.

Replay Gets Another Look After a Gaffe Seen by All

New York Times - Alan Schwarz - ‎1 hour ago‎
As he stood before the mirror in his Detroit hotel bathroom Wednesday night, Jim Joyce, the major league umpire whose disastrously wrong “safe!

Lakers take 50-41 halftime lead over Boston

USA Today - Greg Beacham - ‎33 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant scored 12 points despite foul trouble, Pau Gasol added 11 points and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 50-41 lead over the Boston Celtics at halftime of Game 1 in the NBA ...

Reports: Former UCLA Coach John Wooden hospitalized

Washington Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES -- Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden is reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles. Los Angeles television station KCAL and the Los Angeles Times are reporting Thursday night that the 99-year-old Wooden is in "grave" ...

Tobacco companies contest NY anti-smoking signs

Reuters - Pichi Chuang, Basil Katz - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City anti-smoking signs depicting a decaying tooth, diseased lungs and a damaged brain violate cigarette vendors' free speech and should be removed, tobacco companies and retailers said in a lawsuit.

New Look at Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

WebMD - Katrina Woznicki - ‎5 hours ago‎
June 3, 2010 -- A comparison of two types of deep brain stimulation shows they are equally effective in improving motor function in Parkinson's disease patients.

Avandia Low-Dose Combination Can Cut Diabetes Progression-Study

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
LONDON (Dow Jones)--Low-dose combination therapy using GlaxoSmithKline PLC's (GSK) Avandia and anti-diabetic treatment metformin cuts the risk of progression to type 2 diabetes by two-thirds in people at risk of the disease, according to a study ...

Will journalists wake up in time to save journalism from Obama's FTC?

Washington Examiner - Mark Tapscott - ‎May 29, 2010‎
Release of the Federal Trade Commission's working paper on "reinventing journalism" makes it clear that there is no more time for diplomacy about this issue: Barack Obama is determined to federalize the news industry just as he has banking, autos, ...

Congressional 'No' for 'Gitmo North'

TIME (blog) - Jay Newton-Small - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
It seems BP's oil well isn't the only extended political headache for President Obama oozing in the gulf. Just before fleeing town for this week's Memorial Day recess, the House voted against setting up a prison for Guantanamo detainees in the US The ...

Lady Gaga's 'borderline positive' comment sheds light on lupus

CNN - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Madison Park, CNN (CNN) -- Addressing rumors that have circulated about her health, Lady Gaga told CNN's Larry King this week that she doesn't have lupus, but has tested "borderline positive" for the condition.

HTC EVO 4G for Sprint Review

MobileCrunch (blog) - Matt Burns - ‎May 31, 2010‎
Let's clear the air right away: The Evo 4G isn't the second coming. It's not the iPhone slayer. It might not even be the best Android phone available to date.

Lindsay Lohan's 'Inferno' too hot for big screen

msnbc.com - Courtney Hazlett - ‎May 31, 2010‎
Lindsay Lohan has been cast to play former porn star Linda Lovelace in the film “Inferno.” Lindsay Lohan's big return to acting is supposed to be in the role of Linda Lovelace, aka, “Deep Throat,” in the film “Inferno.