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US oil clean-up 'will take years'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
US Coast Guard chief Thad Allen has warned that cleaning up marshlands and other habitats affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will take years.

Summary: New iPhone, mobile apps highlight WWDC keynote

Macworld - Philip Michaels - ‎40 minutes ago‎
As expected Monday, Apple used its annual developers conference to introduce a new version of the iPhone. And while some of the features may have been known heading into this week's Worldwide Developers Conference after ...

White House Columnist Helen Thomas Resigns After Telling Jews 'Go Home'

ABC News - Kristina Wong - ‎1 hour ago‎
Helen Thomas, a veteran columnist for Hearst Newspapers, announced her resignation today shortly after the White House condemned her remarks about Jews as "offensive" and "reprehensible.

Gerald Steinberg: The New War Against Israel

Wall Street Journal - Gerald M. Steinberg - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Terror, lies and slander are the main tools of the Leftist-Islamist alliance against the Jewish state. By GERALD M. STEINBERG The blurring of terrorist-activists and civilians that characterizes 21st century warfare took on a new dimension in the ...

7 found guilty of negligence in 1984 Bhopal gas disaster

Los Angeles Times - Mark Magnier, Anshul Rana - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former executives of US chemical giant Union Carbide's India unit are sentenced to two years. The first criminal convictions in the 26-year-old case are widely seen as a mockery of justice.

Merkel rolls out unpopular austerity package

AFP - Deborah Cole - ‎1 hour ago‎
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled Monday deep government spending cuts intended to shore up the finances of Europe's top economy, in a package full of bitter pills for German voters.

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GOP Primary Brawl Gives Reid Camp an Opening

Wall Street Journal - Gerald F. Seib - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Given his political condition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was always going to have to win ugly in his race for re-election this year, if he was to win at all.

Florida Race Gets Messy

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Moore - ‎4 hours ago‎
Democrat Kendrick Meek may stand a chance in Florida if Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio split the conservative vote. By STEPHEN MOORE Republicans in Washington are increasingly fidgety about developments in the US Senate race in Florida.
Crist Denies Greer Allegations Capitol News Service

Obama to tell students: 'Don't make excuses'

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama doesn't doesn't deliver his Michigan high commencement address in until tonight, but the White House has released excerpts of what looks like a pretty standard exhortation to youth.

Goldman Subpoenaed by FCIC After Panel Says Firm Hindered Probe

BusinessWeek - Jesse Westbrook - ‎44 minutes ago‎
June 7 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was subpoenaed by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission after panel members said the most profitable firm in Wall Street history engaged in a document “dump” to hinder a probe.

Tenet Terminates Bid To Acquire Healthscope

Wall Street Journal - John Kell - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Tenet Healthcare Corp. withdrew its bid to acquire Healthscope Ltd., saying it was unable to "convey to shareholders the potential value, including the inherent risks and opportunities" of the transaction.

Consumer debts increase $1 billion in April

MarketWatch - Rex Nutting - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- US consumers took on $1 billion more in debts in April, even as credit-card balances declined for the 19th straight month, the Federal Reserve reported Monday.

FarmVille, Guitar Hero have a date with the App Store

Macworld - Chris Holt - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The upcoming iPhone 4 release will dominate the news Monday, but mobile gamers have plenty of reasons to be pleased with what came out of Steve Jobs's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Sprint Says Evo 4G Phone Breaks One-Day Sales Record

BusinessWeek - Greg Bensinger - ‎21 minutes ago‎
June 7 (Bloomberg) -- Sprint Nextel Corp., the third- largest US mobile-phone carrier, said its new HTC Corp. Evo 4G handset broke the company's one-day record for sales of a single phone.

HP Printers Head to the Cloud, Add Email Addresses

PC Magazine - Tony Hoffman - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Count Monday as the day when HP's Print 2.0 strategy truly came to fruition, in the form of HP ePrint, the HP ePrintCenter, and a series of e-All-in-One printers.

Alanis Morissette Weds!

Us Magazine - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The singer, 36, wed rapper Mario "MC Souleye" Treadway at their Los Angeles home May 22 in a private ceremony with close friends and family, her rep tells UsMagazine.

Stanley Tucci Joins "Captain America" Cast

Comic Book Resources - Kiel Phegley - ‎14 minutes ago‎
With principal photography about to go underway in London, Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston are putting the final casting pieces in place for "The First Avenger: Captain America.

Jonah Hill Calls Russell Brand Kiss At MTV Movie Awards 'Hormone-Filled'

MTV.com - Kara Warner, Josh Horowitz - ‎15 minutes ago‎
'Get Him to the Greek' star claims their smooch was 'way better' than Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson's.

SEC plans next move on college expansion

Orlando Sentinel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Throughout it all, the Southeastern Conference sits back as football's Warren Buffett, with billions in the bank but tempted to play the market again.

A movie moment for South Africa at World Cup?

Los Angeles Times - Kevin Baxter - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A retired pilot says South African Airways is prepared to send a jumbo jet to buzz the stadium and fire up fans and players, just like in the film 'Invictus.
World Cup 101: A primer San Jose Mercury News

Dominant Silva sinks Bucs

MLB.com - George Von Benko - ‎37 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH -- Right-hander Carlos Silva's magical season continued as he pitched the Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Pirates in a makeup game from June 2 on Monday afternoon at PNC Park.
Silva improves to 8-0 in Cubs' 6-1 win over Bucs Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune

About 1 in 10 Iraq veterans develops a serious case of PTSD, researchers say

Los Angeles Times (blog) - ‎8 minutes ago‎
It's well known that combat takes a toll on the mental health of soldiers -- for instance, studies of people who served in the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have found that those who experienced combat were two to three times more likely to ...

New Drug Extends Lives of Melanoma Patients

WebMD - Charlene Laino - ‎41 minutes ago‎
June 7, 2010 (Chicago) -- A new drug that revs up the immune system to attack cancer cells extended the lives of people with advanced melanoma by an average of nearly four months in late-stage testing.

Gates Foundation gives $1.5 bln for women's health

Reuters - John O'Callaghan - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $1.5 billion on Monday in a joint push with the United Nations to improve the health of women and children, while launching a lobbying effort to get governments and other non-profit ...

Race to Sanity

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Jun 3, 2010‎
Sometimes it seems as if we're doomed to fight a new culture war between orthodox liberals who have lavish faith in the power of government and orthodox conservatives who have almost no faith at all.

Nine Races to Watch on Super (Primary) Tuesday

TIME - Jay Newton-Small, Katy Steinmetz - ‎12 hours ago‎
Voters in 11 states will go to the polls on Tuesday to pick which Republicans and Democrats they'd like to see slug it out in November.

Fred Barnes: Pelosi's Loss Could Be Obama's Gain

Wall Street Journal - Fred Barnes - ‎14 hours ago‎
A pivot to the center (and re-election) would be easier without the House speaker. By FRED BARNES In Washington these days, President Obama is rumored to be hoping Republicans capture the House of Representatives in the midterm election in November.

Justice Souter's Class

New York Times (blog) - Linda Greenhouse - ‎Jun 3, 2010‎
Justice David H. Souter left the Supreme Court nearly a year ago without really saying goodbye. There were no pre-retirement interviews of the sort that Justice John Paul Stevens gave to several journalists this spring.

Interracial marriages at an all-time high, study says

CNN - Stephanie Chen - ‎6 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 ...