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DC couple spied for Cuba for decades, feds say

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Washington couple charged with spying for the Cuban government for nearly three decades lived double lives, federal authorities said.

Cabinet reshuffle: 48 hours of drama

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shortly after 10pm on Thursday night, the lights went out in Downing Street. Outside all hell was breaking loose as the broadcasters fired up their cameras and launched into breathless accounts of James Purnell's surprise resignation.

Debris found not from Air France flight after all, Brazil says

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Rebecca Blackwell / AP A French aircraft returns to a military air base in Dakar, Senegal, after hunting for signs of the Air France plane crash in the Atlantic.

29 children die in Mexican daycare fire

United Press International - ‎3 hours ago‎
HERMOSILLA, Mexico, June 6 (UPI) -- A fire that began in a tire storage facility and spread to a daycare center in northern Mexico killed at least 29 children Friday, officials said.

As US presses Israel, EU may join fray

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A day after President Barack Obama told Israel its key ally would no longer tolerate building settlements in the West Bank, the European Union was considering using its trade clout to bolster US pressure, ...

In Germany, Obama strikes an urgent note on Mideast peace

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gerald Herbert / AP President Obama tours the onetime Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany, with a former prisoner there, Elie Wiesel, second from left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Sotomayor's 'wise Latina' comment a staple of her speeches

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Judge Sonia Sotomayor has spoken for years about how her experiences as a Latina woman have influenced her public and private life.

Nominee Pulls Out as Role at CIA Is Studied

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Philip Mudd, a counterterrorism official, pulled his name from consideration for a job at the Department of Homeland Security. (By Susan Walsh -- Associated Press) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or ...

Esperanza arsonist Raymond Lee Oyler sentenced to death

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Nick Ut / AP Firefighters leave court, where victims' relatives addressed Raymond Lee Oyler. One mother said, "Not only have you destroyed my family, but you destroyed your own family.

Foreign brands gain US entry with GM's dismantling

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT (AP) - More foreign car brands could find their way into American garages under a plan by auto racing magnate Roger Penske's dealership group to snap up Saturn from the ruins of General Motors Corp.

Slower US Job Losses Signal Recession Is Starting to Ease

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Shobhana Chandra June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Employers eliminated the fewest jobs in eight months in May, strengthening signs that the recession is easing, while a drop in wage growth offered a warning the recovery may be muted.

Wal-Mart Outlines Plans to Keep Its Momentum

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
By STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The bad times have been good for Wal-Mart Stores, and on Friday, the retailer's new chief executive said he expected sales to continue to be strong, even after the economy rebounds.

Sprint CSO: Palm Pre data tethering will be possible, iTunes ...

BetaNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Here's what we learned about the Palm Pre during Sprint's special event for VIP customers. By Nate Mook | Published June 6, 2009, 1:50 AM Although the early reviews were out Thursday, we still learned a few things during Sprint's special invite-only ...

Preview: IPhone 3.0 Hopes From an IT Pro

PC World - ‎11 hours ago‎
As we are in the final run-up to the 2009 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), it is again time to take a look at what IT managers and developers can expect from next week's event.

Bing off to solid start, but not that good

CNET News - ‎8 hours ago‎
by Tom Krazit People are searching with Microsoft's Bing, but perhaps not as much as one company thinks. Microsoft's new Bing search engine has received positive reviews in its first week on the planet, but did that early buzz translate into traffic?

Mystery surrounds "Kung Fu" actor's death

Washington Post - ‎45 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Mystery continued to shroud the death of actor David Carradine on Saturday, with rumor and speculation rife about how the star of 1970s-era US television show "Kung Fu" met his demise.

'Land of the Lost'

Los Angeles Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
The familiar prehistoric landscape is back as are the characters from the '70s TV series. But it struggles to keep adults and kids entertained.
'Land of the Lost' is frenzied, but funny Atlanta Journal Constitution

Universal Pictures calls "Bruno" suit frivolous

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Universal Pictures on Friday responded to a lawsuit filed earlier this week against its parent company and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen calling it "frivolous" and saying its claims were "baseless.

Kobe fired up for finals

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant's unusual display of emotion during the NBA playoffs are the result of a burning desire to win the championship and not triggered by a hidden agenda, the All-Star guard said on Friday.

Penguins full of energy

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Fluto Shinzawa PITTSBURGH - For approximately 90 seconds of rub-it-in action at the end of Thursday's Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Penguins, on the power play with Niklas Kronwall in the penalty box, enjoyed a game of keepaway in their zone ...

Millwood able to escape jams

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Julian Benbow Kevin Millwood has been in a lot of tight spots on the mound. But after 13 big league seasons, he's figured out where the wiggle room is.
Shortstop's struggles Boston Herald

City Reports Eighth Death Connected With Swine Flu

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has confirmed an eighth death linked to swine flu, the first of a person older than 65, officials said Friday.
US Response to Swine Flu Called Good U.S. News & World Report

Presidential Address: President Obama Calls for Real Health Care...

BusinessWeek - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The President makes clear that as Congress works through health care reform legislation, it must include fundamental changes that lower costs, ensure Americans have choices, and establish access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
Health care reform a top need Elmira Star-Gazette

Glaxo touts diabetes drug study; critics scoff

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The firm said Avandia was found not to raise heart-related hospitalizations. Others cited flaws in the study's design. By Miriam Hill GlaxoSmithKline PLC's diabetes drug Avandia does not increase the risk of heart-related hospitalizations and deaths, ...

Rebels 'kill Pakistan Islamists'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two detained aides to radical cleric Sufi Mohammad have been killed during a militant ambush in Pakistan's Swat valley, the country's military says.

Former Student Dissidents Mark Tiananmen Square Anniversary Near ...

Voice of America - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Julia Ritchey On June 4, 1989 Chinese tanks rolled into the center of Beijing, crushing the country's pro-democracy movement and killing scores of protesters.

African-American D-Day veterans celebrate Barack Obama's trip to ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎28 minutes ago‎
As America's first black president attends D-Day commemmorations in Normandy, the Second World War's forgotten African-American soldiers say they enjoyed more freedom in Britain in the 1940s than in the segregated United States.