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Israeli Forces Threaten to Board Gaza Aid Ship

Voice of America - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Israeli forces have said they will board a cargo ship carrying aid if it does not divert from its course to the Gaza Strip.

John Wooden, 99; legendary coach won 10 titles at UCLA

Boston Globe - Mark Feeney - ‎9 minutes ago‎
John Wooden with (from left) Mike Lynn, Lucius Allen, Mike Warren, and Lew Alcindor after UCLA won the NCAA title in 1968. (Associated Press) By Mark Feeney John Wooden, the “Wizard of Westwood,'' whose UCLA men's basketball teams won 10 NCAA titles ...

BP hopes to divert most of its Gulf oil gusher

Reuters - Anna Driver, Chris Baltimore - ‎2 hours ago‎
VENICE, La., June 5 (Reuters) - With its containment cap clamped over the ruptured wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico, BP Plc executives say they hope to be siphoning off the bulk of newly spilled oil from the deep-sea gusher within days.

Delegates at Afghan peace conference back Karzai's plan to talk to Taliban

Washington Post - Ernesto Londoño, Javed Hamdard - ‎9 hours ago‎
KABUL -- Afghan leaders attending a national peace conference decided Friday to back President Hamid Karzai's plan to broker a truce with the Taliban but fell short of delivering a clear strategy for negotiating with the militant ...

Japan ruling party support leaps on new leader-poll

Reuters - Isabel Reynolds, Ron Popeski - ‎22 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) - Support for Japan's ruling Democratic Party leaped to 36.1 percent in a poll published by Kyodo news agency on Saturday after the appointment of a new leader in the run-up to an upper house election.

Bangladeshi housing-block fire kills more than 100

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A blaze in a densely populated part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has killed more than 116 people. It began when an electrical transformer exploded, setting on fire shops and housing, including a five-storey residential block, where a wedding party ...

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Spelling bee winner part of Indian-American streak

The Associated Press - Lauren Sausser - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Shantanu Srivatsa and Anamika Veeramani sat nervously, side by side on stage. Once again, an Indian-American was going to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Obama to name new intelligence chief

The Associated Press - Kimberly Dozier - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is set to nominate James Clapper, the Pentagon's top intelligence, official to oversee the nation's 16 spy agencies.

Clinton records show many sides of Kagan

The Associated Press - Mark Sherman - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - A few notes scribbled in the margins, some brief e-mails and occasional memos help paint only a faint picture of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan when she served as a domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Job growth weakens in May despite surge in census hiring

Los Angeles Times - Don Lee, Christi Parsons - ‎2 hours ago‎
A burst of hiring of temporary census workers helped push down the unemployment rate in May, but the nation's private-sector employers added a mere 41000 new jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.
Hiring Recovery Sputters Wall Street Journal

Global rebalancing policies need coordination-IMF

Reuters - David Lawder, Jonathan Thatcher - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUSAN South Korea, June 5 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund believes global growth will be hurt if the Group of 20 rich and developing economies fail to coordinate efforts to rebalance global demand, an IMF official said on Saturday.

Hungary to Release Report on Economic Probe Today

BusinessWeek - Agnes Lovasz, Edith Balazs - ‎55 minutes ago‎
June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Hungary's week-old government plans to release the results of its inquiry into the health of the economy today, after comments about a possible default roiled domestic and international markets.

SpaceX fans and foes speak out

msnbc.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Photographers focus on today's ascent of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The reactions to today's successful maiden flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, a potential successor to the space shuttle, ...

WWDC Preview: Will Jobs Unveil Apple's Next Big Thing?

ChannelWeb - Damon Poeter - ‎9 hours ago‎
Will Steve Jobs shock the world with another game-changing Apple product at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco?
Will Jobs still wow with next iPhone? San Francisco Chronicle

Sprint EVO 4G launch overwhelms activation systems

Fortune - Seth Weintraub - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Sprint Superphone had strong demand even if people weren't lined up around the corner. I went to a Best Buy and a Sprint Store today to see what customers were saying about the new Sprint EVO 4G.

Movie review: 'Killers'

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
The romantic comedy about a former CIA hitman relies on weak chemistry between the lead actors and weaker jokes. By Robert Abele Hoping for something swift and painless is one thing if you're the target of an assassination.

'Get Him To The Greek': The Reviews Are In!

MTV.com - Josh Wigler - ‎14 hours ago‎
As Jonah Hill and Russell Brand's "Get Him to the Greek" arrives in theaters Friday (June 4), you may find yourself wondering whether this comical adventure filled with sex, drugs and rock and roll is right for you.
Get Him to the Greek New York Daily News

Naughty Miley strikes again, fakes kiss with female dancer

Chicago Tribune - ‎5 hours ago‎
Appearing on " Britain's Got Talent," a tousled-haired Cyrus seemed to stop short of actually kissing a female dancer during the performance - although it sure gave the appearance of a smooch - as she sang her new "Can't Be Tamed.

Loud and clear

Boston Globe - Gary Washburn - ‎58 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The Celtics woke up yesterday hung over, unable to accurately remember what occurred Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Flyers hold off Blackhawks in 5-3 victory

Los Angeles Times - Helene Elliott - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Chicago scores twice in the third period, but Philadelphia holds on to tie the series, 2-2. When the occasion demanded their best, the Chicago Blackhawks gave their worst.
Flyers beat Chicago 5-3 in Game 4 The Associated Press
Pronger making case for Conn Smythe Philadelphia Daily News

Phillies Notebook: Phillies fans go easy on umpire after blown call

Philadelphia Daily News - Paul Hagen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jim Joyce, the best-known umpire on the planet right at the moment, was at the Detroit airport yesterday. Strangers kept walking up and patting him on the back.

2 European reports criticize WHO's H1N1 pandemic guidelines as tainted

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎1 hour ago‎
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible ...

FTC Objects to Kellogg's Rice Krispies Health Claim

Wall Street Journal - Susan Carey - ‎8 hours ago‎
Kellogg Co., for the second time in a year, crossed the line when touting health claims on its cereals. The Federal Trade Commission found fault with assertions the company made about various types of its Rice Krispies cereal.

Children's health program loses millions due to tobacco-tax loophole

Arizona Daily Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
HARAZ N. GHANBARI / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three types of tobacco: cigarette tobacco, left, a brand-name pipe tobacco and loose pipe tobacco.

Interracial marriages at an all-time high

CNN - Stephanie Chen - ‎8 hours ago‎
Priya Merrill, 27, and husband Andrew Merrill, 30, married in August. They are part of a growing trend of interracial marriages. (CNN) -- The first time Priya Merrill, who is Indian, brought her white boyfriend home for ...

The RIAA? Amateurs. Here's how you sue 14000+ P2P users

Ars Technica - Nate Anderson - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
The big music labels and movie studios have stepped back from the lawsuit business. The MPAA's abortive campaign against individual file-swappers ended years ago, while the RIAA's more widely ...

Three Easy Upgrades for Late Adopters

New York Times - Rik Fairlie - ‎Jun 2, 2010‎
Clockwise from top left: a Roku HD box ($100) sends Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand and other services to your TV; the Vizio 42-inch LCD set ($949) can show Blu-ray discs in full resolution; and the Samsung BD-C6500 (around $225) Blu-ray disc player ...

Soaring Costs Force Canada to Reassess Health Model

CNBC - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
Pressured by an aging population and the need to rein in budget deficits, Canada's provinces are taking tough measures to curb health care costs, a trend that could erode the principles of the popular state-funded system.

How Obama's Enemies May Give Him a Boost

TIME - Mark Halperin - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
The late, longtime New Yorker critic Pauline Kael was said to have expressed confusion over Richard Nixon's landslide re-election in 1972 - because no one she knew had voted for him.