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Strasburg Shows Pirates Brighter Side of Draft

New York Times - Tyler Kepner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 draft selection last June, made his major league debut before a packed stadium in Washington. By TYLER KEPNER WASHINGTON - The Pittsburgh Pirates were here Tuesday because someone needed to bat against Stephen Strasburg in ...

Contentious South Carolina Race Headed to Runoff

New York Times - Carl Hulse, Robbie Brown - ‎28 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - A bruising Republican primary race for the South Carolina gubernatorial nomination was headed toward a runoff election Tuesday night after Nikki Haley, who is trying to become the state's first female chief executive, ...

How bad could BP oil spill get for the Gulf and the nation?

USA Today - Doyle Rice - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Eric Gay, AP By Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire By Elizabeth Weise and Doyle Rice, USA TODAY The numbers point to an unprecedented ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico and possibly along the Eastern Seaboard.

Turkey Goes From Pliable Ally to Thorn for US

New York Times - Sabrina Tavernise, Michael Slackman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bilal Hussein/AP Lebanese protesters stood behind a Turkish flag on Tuesday at an anti-Israel demonstration outside the United Nations offices in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
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A resilient Iran shields itself from pressure by building alliances

Washington Post - Thomas Erdbrink, Colum Lynch - ‎24 minutes ago‎
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew to New York in May for the Non-Proliferation Treaty conference. (Bulent Kilic/agence France-presse Via Getty Images) By Thomas Erdbrink and Colum Lynch TEHRAN -- A year ago Iran was on its way to becoming a pariah ...

Spain strike ends on downbeat note at Madrid march

Reuters - Eloy Alonso, Nigel Davies - ‎6 hours ago‎
Public sector workers take part in a demonstration in downtown Oviedo, northern Spanish region of Asturias June 8, 2010. MADRID (Reuters) - A day of protest against Spanish austerity measures drew fewer than 4000 to an evening march in central Madrid, ...

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GOP incumbents in New Jersey Beat Back Tea-Party Challenges

Wall Street Journal - Devlin Barrett - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Tea party activists in New Jersey failed to overpower any GOP incumbent congressmen in the state's primary Tuesday night, showing this year's surge of antipolitician anger is no match for the state's tradition of moderate politics.

Inglis in GOP runoff to keep US House seat in SC

The Associated Press - Mitch Weiss - ‎49 minutes ago‎
GREENVILLE, SC - South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis is headed to a primary runoff with a fellow Republican after finishing second in his bid for a fourth straight term.

Former NFL Lineman Among Winners in New Jersey

FOXNews - ‎38 minutes ago‎
| AP New Jersey voters endorsed incumbents of both parties in congressional primaries around the state Tuesday, fizzling conservatives' hopes that fledgling tea party candidates would fuel an anti-establishment tide.

Discount Airlines Score Best in Survey

Wall Street Journal - Susan Carey - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Despite new baggage fees and fewer in-flight amenities, air passengers' satisfaction with North American airlines hit a three-year high in an annual survey, reversing three consecutive years of declines, JD Power and Associates said ...

Taylor's Gulf Oil Wells Leaking for Years, US Says

BusinessWeek - David Wethe, Edward Klump - ‎3 hours ago‎
June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Oil wells owned by Taylor Energy Co. have been leaking in the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, part of “hundreds of small oil leaks” occurring every year, the US Interior Department said today in a ...

GM to recall about 1.5 million vehicles because of fire hazard

Los Angeles Times - Jerry Hirsch - ‎2 hours ago‎
The automaker will disable the heating mechanism on a system that squirts cleaning fluid on the windshield and pay $100 to the vehicles' owners.

Verizon Strives to Close iPhone Gap

Wall Street Journal - Spencer E. Ante - ‎1 hour ago‎
When Steve Jobs wrapped up his announcement of the new iPhone 4, another big Apple Inc. event had come and gone with no mention of Verizon Wireless.

Google Adds Caffeine for More Up-to-date Results

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google has introduced a new Web indexing system to provide users with more up-to-date search results, the company said Tuesday. The new system, called Caffeine, delivers results that are closer to "live" than Google's previous system, the company said.

Safari 5's 'Reader' Nudges Web Publishers to App Store

Wired News - Eliot Van Buskirk - ‎3 hours ago‎
One item Steve Jobs didn't mention during his presentation at WWDC on Monday is Apple Safari 5's prominent ad-blocking feature, which strips advertisements and other design elements from any web page that appears to be “an article ...

Lindsay Lohan's Drinking Leads to Near Arrest

ABC News - Bob Tourtellotte - ‎25 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday issued a new arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan that was quickly revoked in fast-changing set of events after the troubled actress's court-ordered alcohol bracelet detected she had been ...

Lady Gaga Fans Call 'Alejandro' Video 'Brilliant,' 'Scary'

MTV.com - Mawuse Ziegbe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lady Gaga's latest video opus, "Alejandro," is a dizzying array of provocative imagery, roping in everything from Weimar Germany to S&M to (of course) (of course) Madonna.

Eminem Admits Being Jealous Of Lil Wayne, Kanye West On 'Talkin' 2 Myself'

MTV.com - Jayson Rodriguez - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eminem dived into the depths of his drug dependency for his last album, Recovery, and on his forthcoming Recovery, he continues to speak on some of the low points in his life.

Lakers vs. Celtics live Game 3 updates

Los Angeles Times - Barry Stavro, Mike James - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's noisier at TD Garden than it was at Staples Center for Games 1 and 2, but it's not the full-throated frenzy in Boston as it was for the NBA Finals in 2008 when the Celtics beat the Lakers to win the title.

Wakefield makes history in win vs. Tribe

MLB.com - Ian Browne - ‎17 minutes ago‎
CLEVELAND -- The knuckleballer just keeps on going. And now it can be said that no pitcher in Red Sox history has thrown more innings than Tim Wakefield.

Awash in a Wave of Expectations

New York Times - William C. Rhoden - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Times's soccer blog has the 2010 World Cup covered from all angles, with news, features and live analysis of every match. At South Africa's final news conference Tuesday, every player without hesitation called this World Cup, ...

FDA urged to be active, not reactive, in preventing food safety problems

Los Angeles Times - Andrew Zajac - ‎1 hour ago‎
A health advisory panel says the agency needs a 'cultural change' to prevent outbreaks of illness by targeting facilities and products most likely to make people sick.
FDA Needs Food Safety Overhaul: Report U.S. News & World Report

Kids of lesbians have fewer behavioral problems, study suggests

CNN - ‎Jun 7, 2010‎
By Madison Park, CNN (CNN) -- A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.

Secondhand smoke may harm mental health

Reuters - Anne Harding - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Other people's smoke is bad for your lungs and bad for your heart, and new research suggests it could be bad for your mental health, too.

What Brain Scans Can Tell Us About Marriage

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎Jun 4, 2010‎
THE sudden breakup of Al and Tipper Gore's seemingly idyllic marriage was the latest and among the sharpest reminders that the only two people who know what's going on in a marriage are the two people who are in it.

Statement: Sarah Palin Facebook Note June 8, 2010 - The Page by Mark Halperin ...

TIME - Mark Halperin - ‎2 hours ago‎
50 days in, and we've just learned another shocking revelation concerning the Obama administration's response to the Gulf oil spill.

The Gores, Guatemala, and an Ad for McDonald's: Buzz Week in Review

Buzz Log (blog) - Michael Krumboltz - ‎Jun 4, 2010‎
A shocking separation! An astonishing sinkhole! A controversial commercial! Below, we sum up some of the week's hottest stories.

Daring to Discuss Women in Science

New York Times - John Tierney - ‎Jun 7, 2010‎
IN PROTEST Demonstrators in 2005 calling for the dismissal of Lawrence H. Summers as the president of Harvard. By JOHN TIERNEY The House of Representatives has passed what I like to think of as Larry's Law.

New iPhone, iPad limits: 2 GB won't get you far

CNNMoney - David Goldman - ‎Jun 4, 2010‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- AT&T's new pricing plans may save consumers money now, but new iPad and iPhone customers will likely wind up paying more down the road.