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Arizona fires spread; new blazes sprout -
GREER, Ariz., June 8 (UPI) -- Firefighters struggled Wednesday to contain the Wallow Fire, which scorched about 389000 acres in Arizona and threatened New Mexico, officials said.

Lightning hits Miss. military base; 77 to hospital

The Associated Press -
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. (AP) - Two Air Force Reserve cadets were taken to a hospital by ambulance and 75 others by bus after a lightning strike Wednesday at a southern Mississippi military training base, a spokeswoman said.

Movie review: 'Super 8'

Los Angeles Times -
Call it an alien hybrid mash-up of 'ET' meets 'Stand by Me.' Too bad it's not as good as either of those two classics.

“It Just Works.”

Washington Post -
By, Amid all the big announcements at this year's WWDC keynote, there was an undercurrent that was subtle, but important.

Series of scandals dominating college football's offseason

USA Today -
By Thomas O'Toole and Jim Halley, USA TODAY As a wild and stunning two weeks in offseason college football heads to a close - with developments almost daily - the prospect of more tremors remains.

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Nations Bombing Libya Ask for Help Amid Strain

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TRIPOLI, Libya - Nearly 12 weeks into the air campaign against Col. Muammer el-Qaddafi's government, the growing strains of the operation on the participating nations dominated a NATO defense ministers' meeting in ...

Syrians flee fearing 'blood-thirsty' massacre

Sydney Morning Herald -
Amateur video out of Syria shows demonstrators and soldiers in Jisr al-Shughour, as more Syrians flee to Turkey. The notoriously murderous brother of President Bashar al-Assad led thousands of Syrian troops towards a mission to wreak vengeance on a ...

Syria: Euro Nations' UN Bid To End Violence

Sky News -
European nations have condemned Syria's crackdown on protesters at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, in a fresh bid to increase pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime.

ACLU's lawsuit against the VA is a step in vet's recovery

Los Angeles Times -
Combat veteran Greg Valentini slept in Wednesday morning in Hollywood, the day he sued the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Actually, Valentini didn't file the suit himself, and he was only one of four plaintiffs in what could become a class-action ...

Panel ponders striking individual mandate

Politico -
Judges are exploring whether there is precedent in upholding a law requiring purchases. | AP Photo Close By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 6/8/11 4:09 PM EDT ATLANTA - A federal appeals panel asked pointed questions Wednesday about how much of President Barack ...

US official chastises PG&E over San Bruno blast probe

Los Angeles Times -
The NTSB chief complains that the utility took nearly nine months to report there had been a 1988 leak in the same pipeline. PG&E says staffers are combing through millions of historical documents.

Cato's Taylor Interview on Oil, OPEC

Bloomberg -
June 9 (Bloomberg) -- Jerry Taylor, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute in Washington, talks about oil and the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Stocks Extend Losing Streak After Beige Book -
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks settled lower Wednesday following a lukewarm assessment of the economy from the Federal Reserve in its latest Beige Book report.

Target Increases Dividend 20% After Reviving Profit Growth

Bloomberg -
Target Corp. raised its quarterly dividend 20 percent after reviving profit growth for two straight years. Photographer: Tom Starkweather/Bloomberg Target Corp.

Google sued by patent management firm; Chromebook allegedly an imitation

International Business Times -
Google will face charges pressed by the patent management company Isys Technologies for copyright infringement. Isys alleges that the terms Chromebook and Chromebox, brand names of devices that use Google ...

Facebook stirs privacy ire with facial recognition

Computerworld -
Computerworld - Facebook's move to enable facial recognition across its entire social networking site is raising some eyebrows - and possibly some legal woes -- over its privacy implications.

A Voice of Reason on IPv6 Day

PCWorld -
Longtime technology professionals may be excused from exclaiming, "Aw man, now this again!" when it comes to the ongoing debate about IPv6.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Score CMT Awards

People Magazine -
None of the top winners was on hand to accept in person, though Swift - who is on tour - appeared via satellite to express her thanks for her award for her "Mine" video.

Turning Himself In, Ja Rule Begins Two-Year Prison Sentence

AceShowbiz -
Wearing a gray sweat suit and sunglasses, the 'Wonderful' rapper looks somber when appearing in a Manhattan courtroom for the formal sentencing on his weapons possession charges.

'Growing pains' at Oprah Winfrey's OWN

USA Today -
Oprah Winfrey says she was relieved to wrap up her 25-year talk-show run last month, but now she has a new worry: revamping the struggling cable network that bears her name.

NFL lockout: NFL, players pushing for deal in coming weeks

Washington Post -
Jeff Roberson/AP - DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the dissolved NFL Players Association, took part in this week's talks between players and the league.

Bruins rout Canucks, even Stanley Cup finals

USA Today -
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins emphatically evened the NHL Stanley Cup series with a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday that left the series poised at 2-2.

Red Sox-Yankees Runs

USA Today -
(AP) Red Sox first. Ellsbury singled to center. Pedroia flied out to center fielder Granderson. , Ellsbury to third. Ad.Gonzalez grounded out, second baseman Cano to first baseman Teixeira, Ellsbury scored.

Finals Insider: Dirk Nowitzki feeling better

USA Today -
Dirk Nowitzki felt better Wednesday. The Dallas Mavericks forward's health improved greatly one day after he battled a sinus infection and three-digit temperature that crippled him in the 86-83 Game 4 win vs.

Dodgers can't touch Cole Hamels in 2-0 loss to Phillies

Los Angeles Times -
Opportunities were going to be precious. Someone would have to blink first, which figured to be the game the way Hiroki Kuroda and Cole Hamels were going.

Simvastatin can damage muscles in high doses

USA Today -
The cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin can cause severe muscle damage and should not be prescribed in high doses to patients who have taken it for less than a year or in any dose to people taking certain drugs, ...

Appeals court judges skeptical of government's health care case

CNN International -
(CNN) -- A federal appeals court in Atlanta was openly skeptical Wednesday that the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama would survive constitutional scrutiny.


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