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North Korea Sentences 2 US Journalists to 12 Years

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
By VOA News North Korea's state news agency says a court has sentenced two female American journalists to 12 years of hard labor.

UKIP targets assembly elections

BBC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The UK Independence Party says it will now target seats in the Welsh Assembly after securing its first MEP in Wales. The party took 12.8% on the vote in Wales, up 2.3% on last time and enough to send candidate John Bufton to Brussels as one of four ...

SCENARIOS - After election, what next for Lebanon?

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A US-backed alliance of Lebanese factions successfully defended its parliamentary majority in an election on Sunday, defeating an alliance including the Iranian- and Syrian-backed Hezbollah.

Conservatives score wins in EU parliament voting

The Associated Press - ‎48 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS (AP) - Right-leaning parties hailed European Parliament victories as a vote against stimulus spending and corporate bailouts, pledging Monday to forge ahead with conservative approaches to the economic crisis.

Crews find more bodies from Air France crash

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Fernando Exman and Tim Hepher RECIFE, Brazil/PARIS (Reuters) - Searchers found 15 more bodies from a crashed Air France jet on Sunday and retrieved a large amount of debris from the plane that plunged into the Atlantic ocean in the worst air ...
15 from Air France flight recovered Atlanta Journal Constitution

Frantic parents rammed cars into burning day care

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (CNN) -- Parents in northern Mexico on Sunday began to bury the children who died in a horrific day-care fire as Mexican authorities raised the death toll from the blaze to 41.
Fire at day care center kills 40 San Francisco Chronicle

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Details of Calif.'s proposed social service cuts

San Jose Mercury News - ‎13 hours ago‎
By AP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating or severely cutting spending for non-federally mandated social programs for the poor, elderly and disabled.

Jill Duman: Until computers rule courtrooms, human beings will do

Sacramento Bee - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jill Duman In the not-so-distant past, I worked as a reporter for a newspaper intended for legal professionals. One of the best parts of the job was interviewing judges for the written profiles we published each week.
Short takes: Sonia Sotomayor StarNewsOnline.com

10 immigrants killed in SUV crash

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Ten undocumented immigrants “stacked like wood” in the back of a sport utility vehicle crammed with at least 22 people were killed when the driver lost control and rolled over on a remote southern Arizona highway, authorities in Sonoita, Ariz.
10 Die in Arizona Crash New York Times

Air New Zealand Expects Travel Demand to Fall 10%, Fyfe Says

Bloomberg - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Angus Whitley June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Air New Zealand Ltd., the nation's biggest airline, expects travel demand to fall 10 percent in the next fiscal year as the global recession cuts leisure and business trips.

Chrysler-Fiat to head to Supreme Court

CNNMoney.com - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Troubled automaker moves closer to deal with Italian company, but Indiana pension funds appeal to Supreme Court in last attempt to stay sale.

Barclays Gets Other Offers For Its iShares, BGI Ops

Wall Street Journal - ‎11 minutes ago‎
By Vladimir Guevarra Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES LONDON (Dow Jones)--UK bank Barclays PLC (BCS) said Monday it has received additional proposals for its iShares business and the broader Barclays Global Investors unit that owns it, including from BlackRock ...

Enterprise Apps May Flourish With iPhone 3.0 Software

InformationWeek - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The anticipated addition of push-notification and in-app purchases is expected to lead to a new grade of business-grade apps for the iPhone.
Apple's CEO Conundrum BusinessWeek

Migrate Your Palm OS Data to the Palm Pre

PC Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎
If you're a Palm Treo, Centro, or PDA loyalist, here's how to move your life over to the Palm Pre. by Jamie Lendino Whether you're a Palm person or not, you've probably been salivating for months now over the Pre's slick design, slide-out QWERTY ...

Google Founders' Mentor Dies

Techtree.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rajeev Motwani, a Stanford University computer science professor, who played a mentor to Google founders' Sergey Brin and Larry Page, died in a swimming accident at his home in Palo Alto, California on June 5. Motwani, 47, is survived by his wife Asha ...

The Tonys had all the right moves, from the speeches to the ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ROBERT LLOYD, Television Critic There is something stubbornly old-fashioned about the Tony Awards, the 63rd edition of which was broadcast Sunday night over CBS.

Television Review | 'Nurse Jackie'

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more. Join the discussion.

'The Hangover' leaves 'Land of the Lost' feeling dizzy

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ralph Nelson / AP Will Ferrell stars with Danny McBride and Anna Friel in “Land of the Lost,” which took in only $19.5 million at the box office and is likely to be a money loser.

History is against teams trailing 0-2 in finals

SI.com - ‎29 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) -History, not just the Los Angeles Lakers, is against the Orlando Magic. Only three teams have ever come back from an 0-2 deficit to win the NBA finals.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎16 minutes ago‎
6 Men who have won the career Grand Slam (all four major tennis tournaments: Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and US Open) are Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Rod Laver, Fred Perry, Don Budge and Roy Emerson.

GIANTS 3, MARLINS 2 Lucky to leave with win

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
There are some games a team should lose out of principle. Sunday night's qualified for the Giants. That they beat the Marlins 3-2 was a testament to the determination and skill of Tim Lincecum and a good bullpen, plus a third-base coach who is allergic ...

Democrats stoke grassroots US healthcare campaign

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8 (Reuters) - From a living room in Kansas to a bagel shop in New York to an Alabama church, Democrats have started mobilizing support for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform plans.

Confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases continue to rise worldwide

Xinhua - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEIJING, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Influenza A/H1N1 continued to spread on Sunday and Monday with more confirmed cases reported worldwide.

China Quarantines New Orleans Mayor Nagin on Swine Flu Concerns

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Bloomberg News June 8 (Bloomberg) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was quarantined in Shanghai yesterday after another passenger on his flight was suspected by Chinese authorities of having swine flu.

Iran's yr/yr inflation falls to 15 pct - central bank

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEHRAN, June 8 (Reuters) - Iran's annual inflation rate fell to 15 percent in May, the central bank said, continuing a downward trend days before an election where reformists are challenging President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's economic record.

Old Port on a roll at festival

Kennebec Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
BY ANN S. KIM 06/08/2009 PORTLAND -- Mayor Jill Duson studied the yellow measuring tape and the sandwich next to it. "Let's look at it, think it over," she said to her fellow judge.

Hanover Park reeling from spate of homicides

Chicago Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Liam Ford and Azam Ahmed | Tribune reporters A spate of killings in recent days has set Hanover Park officials on edge as the suburb is faced with another possible homicide after two murders in as many days.