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In Obama's speech, a new approach to Middle East: candor

Christian Science Monitor - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The president didn't announce any policy changes but sought to challenge his listeners' preconceptions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Countrywide's Mozilo Saw Loans as 'Toxic,' SEC Claims

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By David Scheer and Karen Gullo June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Former Countrywide Financial Corp. Chief Executive Officer Angelo Mozilo and two of his top deputies were sued by regulators for allegedly hiding the home lender's deteriorating finances as the ...
Sieracki statement Los Angeles Times

Sotomayor Disclosures Show Few Extravagances

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Adds details from disclosures and recent meetings with senators in paragraphs one, two and four to seven.) By Kristina Peterson and Corey Boles Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--US Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's disclosure forms, ...

Cabinet falling apart - Cameron

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Conservative leader David Cameron has said the government is "falling apart" after the third resignation by a cabinet minister in three days.

How the Chinese reported Tiananmen

BBC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Chris Hogg For most Chinese in 1989 the only source of information about the protests in and around Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in the country was the state-controlled media.

Brazil: Crash investigation eyes probe, sensors

The Associated Press - ‎26 minutes ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Two officials say investigators in an Air France jet crash are looking at whether speed data instruments malfunctioned.

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DOJ Discovers More Errors In Alaska Corruption Prosecutions

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Brent Kendall Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The US Justice Department admitted Thursday to prosecutorial errors in two more criminal cases targeting political corruption in Alaska and asked for two convicted state lawmakers to be ...
Justice Dept. admits new mistakes The Associated Press

DGA chairman backs McAuliffe in Va. Dem. primary

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has picked up a key endorsement just days before the state's June 9 primary.

SC high court orders Gov. Sanford to request money

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina's Supreme Court ordered Gov. Mark Sanford on Thursday to request $700 million in federal stimulus money aimed primarily at struggling schools, ending months of wrangling with legislators who accused him of playing ...

Rio Said to Consider $15 Billion Sale of Shares

Bloomberg - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By Brett Foley and Ambereen Choudhury June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Rio Tinto Group, the third-largest mining company, is considering a plan to raise as much as $15 billion in a stock sale after rejecting an investment from Aluminum Corp.

Wal-Mart to hire 22000 San Francisco Business Times

Bizjournals.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
In what has been a grim hiring climate, there's at least one option for job-seekers, and some good news on the general jobless front.

Intel to buy Wind River for $884 mln

guardian.co.uk - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By Clare Baldwin and Anupreeta Das SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, June 4 (Reuters) - Intel agreed to buy Wind River Systems Inc for about $884 million, growing its software business in order to tackle new a market.

It's Gonna Be A Summer Of SmartPhone Love

Washington Post - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Can you feel the tingling in the air? If you haven't found it already,you will. This is going to be the summer of love. I am talking, of course, about smartphone love.

Jobs Ready to Return to Apple Helm

Wall Street Journal - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By YUKARI IWATANI KANE and JOANN S. LUBLIN After months of uncertainty about Steve Jobs's health, the Apple Inc. chief executive appears on track to return from medical leave this month, said people familiar with Apple.

Web Watch: Bing tells travelers the best time to buy

USA Today - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By Ben Abramson, USA TODAY What we like: Buy now or wait? Bing Travel, which launched this week as part of Microsoft's new Bing.

The yin-yang of David Carradine

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Reed Johnson As an actor, and possibly as a human being, David Carradine was a walking yin-yang symbol, a bundle of opposites tightly stitched together.

Box office preview: 'Hangover,' 'Land' battle for second place

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
With Pixar's Up practically guaranteed to hold on to the number one spot for a second week in a row, Will Ferrell's family-friendly Land of the Lost will battle the raunchy comedy The Hangover from Ferrell's Old School director Todd Phillips for second ...

'The Hangover'

Los Angeles Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Stu (Ed Helms) and pals wake up to surprises and try to reconstruct the previous night and how they lost the groom. This story of a bachelor party gone wrong mixes crudeness with a soft side.

Report: Nelson unlikely to play in Game 1

FOXSports.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
by FOXSports.com Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson may be in uniform for Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, but the chances of him actually playing appear slim.

Countdown to the Crown: June 4, 2009

ESPN - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Jeremy Plonk Editor's Note: Countdown to the Crown returns for its fourth season as one of the most comprehensive handicapper's analyses of the 3-year-old scene.

Giants' Johnson wins No. 300

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎18 minutes ago‎
(06-04) 04:00 PDT Washington -- - Randy Johnson cut his teeth as a Montreal Expo, became a star as a Seattle Mariner and won a championship as an Arizona Diamondback.

As swine flu wanes, US preparing for second wave

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, June 4 (Reuters) - The outbreak of the new H1N1 flu virus has begun to wane with the start of summer in North America, and US health officials said on Thursday they are looking to lessons learned as they prepare for its ...

New Study: Bankruptcy Tied To Medical Bills

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Sarah Lovenheim Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies filed in 2007 were linked to medical expenses, according to a nationwide study released today by the American Journal of Medicine.

How Common Is Tourette's Syndrome?

WebMD - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bill Hendrick June 4, 2009 -- Tourette's syndrome afflicts three out of every 1000 children between ages 6 and 17 in the United States, the CDC says in its first-ever estimate of the prevalence of the neurological disorder.

US Sen Baucus: Senate Health Bill Will Have Public Plan

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Patrick Yoest Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., Thursday told reporters that a Senate bill will contain a public health insurance option, following the lead of President Obama and drawing a ...

NJ Gov: new cost-saving labor pact averts layoffs

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
* NJ could save $400 million if other unions adopt accord. (Recasts, adds details, quote, background, byline) By Joan Gralla NEW YORK, June 4 (Reuters) - New Jersey will freeze the wages of some state workers in exchange for promising not to lay off ...

Mehserle ordered to stand trial for murder

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
(06-04) 14:25 PDT OAKLAND -- Former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle must stand trial for murder in the New Year's Day shooting death of an unarmed man, an Alameda County judge ruled today.