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Texans search for mass grave on psychic's tip

Reuters -
HARDIN, Texas, June 7 (Reuters) - Texas authorities were investigating a report from a psychic that up to 30 bodies buried in a mass grave at a rural home east of Houston, but no corpses have been found.
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Calls to Resign as Weiner Moves to Make Amends

New York Times -
Representative Anthony D. Weiner, a Democrat, in Queens, on Tuesday. He has been apologizing for salacious online behavior. By MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN Representative Anthony D. Weiner of New York, reeling from revelations of salacious online ...

Pawlenty Calls for Greater Tax and Spending Cuts Than GOP Rivals

New York Times -
Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday that he would overhaul the tax code, calling it a “9000-page monstrosity” that is “chock full of special deals for special interests.

Bernanke predicts stronger recovery in second half of year

Los Angeles Times -
The Federal Reserve chairman acknowledges that economic growth has been uneven and weaker than expected, but sticks by his assessment that recovery is continuing at a moderate pace.

Music labels jump the shark

Register -
You can't make this stuff up: the new Apple iTunes Match service has been described as “legitimizing piracy” by an Australian lawyer.

Leaving Ohio State benefits Terrelle Pryor, not teammates -
After reports about free cars and gear for tattoos and a shady relationship with an older businessman, Pryor leaves Ohio State with a stained reputation as punishment.

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Yemeni Leader's Condition Raises Doubts About Rule

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The uncertainty surrounding the political future of Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, deepened Tuesday as he was treated for far more severe burns than had first been disclosed, ...

Fresh Explosions Shake District Of Gadhafi's Residence

Wall Street Journal -
TRIPOLI (AFP)--Powerful explosions early Wednesday shook the area around the residence of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in the center of Tripoli that had been targeted Tuesday by dozens of raids.

Steam and Bean Sprouts: On the Trail of the Killer Bacteria

Members of the Robert Koch Institute investigate an organic farm that was identified as a possible source of the E. coli outbreak in Bienenbuettel, Germany, on June 6, 2011 After first sending Spain's ...

Syrian town braces for military assault -
Jisr al-Shughur residents flee to Turkish border, a day after government vowed retaliation for "deadly ambush". Residents of the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur say they fear a military crackdown, a day after the government vowed retaliation ...

Residents Told to Flee as Arizona Wildfire Spreads to NM

New York Times -
Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic, via AP Elizabeth Mylott cheered firefighters entering Greer, Ariz., after the Wallow Fire forced the evacuation of the small mountain community on Monday.

Casey Anthony murder trial: Was police handler giving testimony from a dog?

Christian Science Monitor -
A Florida K-9 officer testified at the Casey Anthony murder trial that his dog 'alerted' when led past the defendant's car.

Blast at Intel microchip plant injures 7

Reuters -
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Seven workers at an Intel Corp microchip manufacturing complex outside Phoenix were injured by a small explosion there on Tuesday, fire officials reported, but the company said production was unaffected.

One-Party Rule in 2 States Sends Them Off in Opposite Directions

New York Times -
Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal, via AP Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed a bill into law on May 25 requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Obama presses Europe, pledges help for Greek crisis

Reuters -
WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged European countries and bondholders to prevent a "disastrous" default by Greece and pledged US support to help tackle the country's debt crisis.

Insurer Sets Earnings Cap

Wall Street Journal -
Blue Shield of California said it would limit how much of its earnings it keeps, amid public pressure to control health costs. The nonprofit said it would cap its annual net income at 2% of revenue, a pledge that could put ...

Geithner finds his footing

Washington Post -
During the dark days that began Timothy F. Geithner's tenure as Treasury secretary, he was constantly under fire, accused of bailing out Wall Street instead of helping ordinary Americans.

Ambitious Goals for Ford

New York Times -
Ford Motor's punchy global ambitions are not as worrying as they look. The Motor City automaker expects to sell eight million vehicles a year by the middle of the decade, according to the plan unveiled on Tuesday ...

Countering Video Game Rivals, Nintendo Introduces a Touch-Screen Wii

New York Times -
Chris Pizzello/AP Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, introduced the Wii U video game system Tuesday at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles.

Enterprises Not Ready For IPv6

InformationWeek -
World IPv6 Day tests readiness for the next-generation Internet protocol, but less than a quarter of business IT departments have begun to implement it, according to CompTIA.

Recommended: Camera burns up after space stardom -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

E3 2011 preview: Microsoft to announce TV service on Xbox, new Kinect games

Washington Post -
As the 2011 E3 Expo nears details of some of the most-anticipated announcements have begun to emerge. Microsoft has announced that they will debut a live telivision service for their Xbox 360 console.

Gaga wins fashion award, parties -
Lady Gaga has already made quite a mark in the music and fashion worlds, but she made quite a statement at the after-party for the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony Monday night in New York.

Emma Watson, Tom Felton Wave Goodbye To 'Harry Potter' -
Will there be tears? 'Maybe one or two, just little ones,' Watson tells MTV News. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) The "Harry Potter" franchise comes to an end for fans on July 15, but for the stars of the ...

Michael Jackson concert insurers decline to pay out

Reuters -
A fan is seen sitting after laying a tribute to Michael Jackson at the O2 Arena in London, June 26 2009. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The insurers of Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" London comeback concerts have asked a judge to nullify a $17.5 ...

Woods to Miss Open as Health Doubts Grow

New York Times -
When Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he would skip next week's United States Open at Congressional Country Club because of a “mild” sprain to his medial collateral ligament and a “mild” strain of his Achilles' tendon, the news came ...

Heat off the mark, tied 21-21 with Mavs after first

Los Angeles Times -
Their shooting off at the start, the Miami Heat nonetheless managed to forge a 21-21 tie with the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the first quarter Tuesday night at American Airlines Center.

Cup Finals Leaving Nasty Mark

New York Times -
BOSTON - The image remained seared into Stanley Cup memory the day after Vancouver's Aaron Rome flattened Boston's Nathan Horton with a thunderous shoulder five minutes into the Bruins' 8-1 victory Monday night: Horton lying motionless ...

NBA insider: LeBron James says Finals MVP irrelevant

USA Today -
By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY By Mark Humphrey, AP LeBron James told reporters the only hardware he's interested in is the NBA championship trophy.

Food-borne illnesses down, but salmonella persists

USA Today -
Public health officials pointed to progress Tuesday in combating the microbes behind 50 million yearly US food poisoning cases - affecting one in six Americans.

Employer-Paid Health Benefits to Plummet, Study Finds

MedPage Today -
WASHINGTON -- Nearly a third of employers will stop offering employees health insurance starting in 2014, according to a new survey from the consulting firm McKinsey.

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