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Oil Spill Spreading; Cap Slowing Gusher

Voice of America - Kent Klein - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP A cap placed over a leaking oil well is believed to be slowing the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, even as the enormous spill continues to spread.

Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against blockade

Jerusalem Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
By JPOST.COM STAFF Left-wing groups in Israel organized a demonstration in Tel Aviv Saturday night in support of the international activists on the Rachel Corrie which was boarded by IDF forces earlier in the day and directed to the port in Ashdod.

Small plane crashes into commerical building in Long Island

New York Daily News - ‎33 minutes ago‎
AP BOHEMIA, NY - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a commerical building on Long Island. The crash happened just after 3 pm in Bohemia.

Cyclone Phet floods 40 villages in Gwadar

The News International - ‎46 minutes ago‎
GWADAR: Cyclone Phet inundated 40 villages of Gwadar, Minister for Fishery Balochistan told Geo News. Affected people have been shifted to the safer places, he added.

Gates prods China on NKorea, military ties to US

The Associated Press - Anne Gearan - ‎6 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates challenged China to deal realistically with the short-term question of how to respond to an antagonistic North Korea and the longer-term issue of whether Beijing's expanding military can establish more ...

Pope has unplanned meeting with Cypriot Islamic leader

Reuters - Tony Gentile, Michelle Kambas - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI reviews an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Cyprus in Nicosia June 5, 2010.

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Counterterror adviser John Brennan: A forceful voice in Obama's security team

Washington Post - Anne E. Kornblut - ‎56 minutes ago‎
When President Obama wanted an investigation into the intelligence failures that led to the attempted airline attack on Christmas Day, he turned to the man who has emerged as one of his most trusted advisers: John O. Brennan.

Police digging for Stacy Peterson's body near Peoria

Chicago Sun-Times - Joe Hosey, Leeann Maton - ‎25 minutes ago‎
In a muddy, remote wooded area east of Peoria, authorities today are digging on yet another potential site for the remains of Stacy Peterson, fourth wife of ex-Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson, sources said.

Spelling success

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
As a writer, there are few experiences more humbling than attending the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. One can't help but feel a creeping sense of inadequacy as speller after speller steps up to the mike, as confident as a 14-year-old ...

McDonald's Recalls 'Shrek' Glasses

Wall Street Journal - Paul Ziobro - ‎20 hours ago‎
AP Cadmium was detected in McDonald's 'Shrek'-themed glasses featuring characters, from left, Puss In Boots, Shrek, Donkey and Fiona.

Hungary Committed To '10 Budget Gap Goal Of 3.8% Of GDP

Wall Street Journal - Margit Feher - ‎6 hours ago‎
BUDAPEST (Dow Jones)--Hungary's new government rushed to calm markets Saturday with a pledge to keep the country's official budget deficit goal for 2010 as is while stressing that the country isn't facing any ...

Hiring Recovery Sputters

Wall Street Journal - Justin Lahart - ‎3 hours ago‎
Private employers did little hiring last month, undermining hopes that the economic recovery was gathering pace and helping send US stocks down more than 3% on the day.

Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 private rocket is a success

Washington Post - Marc Kaufman - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Falcon 9 lifts off from Cape Canaveral on its maiden flight, carrying a model of its Dragon capsule, which it put into low-Earth orbit.

Week in Apple: pre-WWDC 2010 edition

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎2 hours ago‎

HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The HTC Evo 4G delivered respectable 4G speeds, and the mobile hot-spot feature lets you connect up to eight devices. The smartphone has a front-facing camera for video chats and also comes with an 8-megapixel camera with HD-video-recording ...

Movie review: 'Killers'

Los Angeles Times - ‎20 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.

“Gossip Girl” heartthrob Chace Crawford arrested for marijuana possession

Gossip Jackal - ‎45 minutes ago‎
24-year-old actor Chace Crawford, best known for playing a privileged Park Avenue snob on the CW's popular series “Gossip Girl”, was arrested in Plano, Texas on Friday morning for possession of marijuana.

MTV Movie Awards Executive Producer Gives Inside Scoop On Sandra Bullock ...

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian, Sway Calloway - ‎15 minutes ago‎
For three straight years, MTV Movie Awards Executive Producer Mark Burnett has run a super-tight live show that has managed to create a slew of enduring pop culture memories.

Schiavone win down to self-belief

BBC Sport - Piers Newbery - ‎40 minutes ago‎
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone insisted she had always believed in her potential even if few outsiders imagined she could ever reach the heights of winning a Grand Slam title.

John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wooden's accomplishments during his 27-season tenure with the Bruins made him one of the greatest coaches in sports history. He also created the 'Pyramid of Success' motivational program.

Buddle and US Plant The Flag in South Africa

New York Times - Jeffrey Marcus - ‎3 hours ago‎
ROODEPORT, South Africa - The United States and Australia are teams with similar World Cup ambitions, but the Americans showed themselves to be better prepared Saturday in a 3-1 victory in an exhibition match.

Study: 1 radiation dose during breast cancer surgery works

Chicago Tribune - Deborah L. Shelton - ‎8 hours ago‎
Delivering one dose of radiation to the area where a breast tumor was removed is as effective at preventing recurrence as treating the whole breast with radiation for weeks, a major new study has found.

Novel Drug Combats Advanced Melanoma

U.S. News & World Report - Amanda Gardner - ‎2 hours ago‎
SATURDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say that a new drug to treat melanoma, the first in its class, improved survival by 68 percent in patients whose disease had spread from the skin to other parts of the body.

Scientists Cite Advances on Two Kinds of Cancer

New York Times - Andrew Pollack - ‎4 hours ago‎
CHICAGO - Using two opposite strategies, one focused and one broad, scientists say they have made progress in taming two of the most intractable types of cancer.

Helping Kids Fend for Themselves

Wall Street Journal - Karen Blumenthal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Between rent, cellphones and health insurance, families are finding it harder than ever to stop supporting their adult children financially.

The good, the bad, the ugly of Zuckerberg

CNN - Caroline McCarthy - ‎Jun 2, 2010‎
(CNET) -- Let it be known that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted a book to be written about the company he founded. At the top of the acknowledgments for journalist David Kirkpatrick's new book about Facebook, "The Facebook ...

Win a soccer game by more than five points and you lose, Ottawa league says

National Post - ‎Jun 1, 2010‎
Critics say the new rules would only coddle players and not prepare them for real life. By Terrine Friday June 1, 2010 - 6:05 am In yet another nod to the protection of fledgling self-esteem, an Ottawa children's soccer league has introduced a rule ...

Does the Internet Make You Smarter?

Wall Street Journal - Clay Shirky - ‎7 hours ago‎
Amid the silly videos and spam are the roots of a new reading and writing culture, says Clay Shirky. By CLAY SHIRKY Digital media have made creating and disseminating text, sound, and images cheap, easy and global.

India's Rent-a-Womb Industry Faces New Restrictions

TIME - Hillary Brenhouse - ‎2 hours ago‎
Surrogate mothers wait for check up at Dr. Nayna Patel's clinic in Anand, Gujarat, Dec. 4, 2007 Ajit Solanki / AP Since the day they were delivered more than two years ago, twin toddlers Nikolas and Leonard ...