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Police say slain guard opened door for killer

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY AP By Kevin Johnson, Marisol Bello and Donna Leinwand, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The security guard slain in the attack at the Holocaust Memorial Museum opened the door for the suspect, apparently believing that 88-year-old ...

WHO Raises Alert Level as Flu Spreads to 74 Countries

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. The move indicates that the virus is spreading geographically, but does not mean that the illness, generally described as mild, has become any more severe.
Swine Flu Now a Pandemic U.S. News & World Report

Senate passes the most sweeping tobacco-control bill

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Carolyn Kaster, AP By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY Cigarettes marketed as "light," "low" tar or "mild" will be banned within a year as part of a historic bill the Senate passed 79-17 on Thursday.

Iranians ready to decide presidency -- and maybe much more

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ben Curtis / AP An Iranian woman walks past electoral campaign posters of leading challenger and reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, posters at right, and current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, poster at top-left, in Tadrish bazaar in northern ...

IDs of Air France victims could prove jet broke up

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian authorities started to identify bodies recovered from a downed Air France jet on Thursday, and the names of victims found 53 miles (85 kilometers) apart in the ocean could help prove whether the jet broke up in the air.

Netanyahu may yield to two-state solution

Times Online - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to endorse a “two-state solution” in a much-heralded speech this weekend, but he may stall on American demands to freeze Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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Lobbyists Spend Millions Fighting Over Obama's Universal Health ...

FOXNews - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The White House has sought to curtail the role of lobbyists, but the heated public debate over President Obama's health plan has made them very much a part of the legislative process.

NY state Senate Democratic-GOP brawl continues

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
ALBANY, June 11 (Reuters) - The New York state Senate's Republicans held a session on Thursday but could not enact any bills, as a leadership dispute with the Democrats showed no signs of letting up.

Videos Shed New Light on Sotomayor's Positions

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON - Judge Sonia Sotomayor once described herself as “a product of affirmative action” who was admitted to two Ivy League schools despite scoring lower on standardized tests than many classmates, which she attributed to ...
Court Watch: Poster Child Washington Post

Treasuries Gain as Bonds Yield Most at an Auction Since 2007

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Susanne Walker and Dakin Campbell June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Treasuries surged as an $11 billion sale of 30-year bonds drew the highest yield in almost two years, luring investors concerned that record government spending and debt sales will lead to ...

US lawmaker: BofA's Lewis inconsistent

Reuters - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - A lawmaker is questioning the consistency of testimony by Bank of America (BAC.N) Chief Executive Ken Lewis, saying he may have perjured himself at a congressional hearing Thursday over whether he asked for ...

Yahoo Taps Ex-GE Executive Tim Morse as Finance Chief

Bloomberg - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By Ian King June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! Inc., owner of the second- ranked US Internet search engine, named former General Electric Co.

Windows 7 Without Internet Explorer: Microsoft Explains

PC World - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Microsoft has confirmed plans to ship a version of Windows 7 without Internet Explorer. Windows 7 E, as the browserless system will be called, will be made available throughout Europe starting on October 22.

Just Say No to an iPhone Rate Hike

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
AT&T's delay on iPhone tethering and MMS could be an early warning that the new services will come at a steep price. Apple's new iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3.0 are loaded with important new features and upgrades, including more speed and probably more ...

Palm Shares Rise After New CEO Is Named >PALM

Wall Street Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Dan Gallagher As Jon Rubinstein gets ready to take the chief executive post at Palm Inc. (PALM), news of his appointment earned a warm reception from Wall Street Thursday morning.

Making the switch to digital TV easier

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Matt Sayles / AP Michael J. Copps, Federal Communications Commission acting chairman, says that up to 4000 operators will be available to answer questions about the digital TV transition.

'The Taking of Pelham 123'

Chicago Tribune - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Entire epochs have passed since New York City could plausibly be called “the biggest rathole in the world,” a charge made by the subway hijacker played by John Travolta in the shiny, gentrified remake (the second; there was a TV version late last ...

Cher's Daughter Chastity Announces Plan to Become a Man

ABC News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By SHEILA MARIKAR Chastity Bono, daughter of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, is undergoing gender reassignment surgery, his publicist confirmed to ABCNews.

NCAA places Alabama football program on probation

The Associated Press - ‎57 minutes ago‎
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The NCAA placed Alabama's football program and 15 other of the school's athletic teams on three years' probation for major violations due to misuse of free textbooks.

United accepts record $131M Madrid bid for Ronaldo

The Associated Press - ‎57 minutes ago‎
LONDON (AP) - Manchester United accepted a world-record transfer offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid on Thursday, clearing the FIFA player of the year to negotiate terms with the Spanish club.

Penguins' Game 7 hopes rest with "Other 1"

USA Today - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Alan Robinson, AP Sports Writer The Penguins' four-year transformation from the team with the NHL's worst record to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in Detroit on Friday is often pegged as starting with No.

California Man Jailed for Medical Marijuana

ABC News - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By JOHN STOSSEL, ANDREW SULLIVAN Charlie Lynch was sentenced today to one year and one day in federal prison for running a medical marijuana dispensary, even though voters in the state of California had legalized medical marijuana.

Chain menus could soon start counting calories

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Large US chain restaurants, criticized for their role in the country's obesity epidemic, agreed on Wednesday to support legislation that would require them to disclose calories on their menus.

Drug Appears Safe for Morning Sickness

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By RONI CARYN RABIN Morning sickness is an unavoidable part of pregnancy for most women, but many are reluctant to take medications to quell nausea and vomiting.

Row erupts over Guantanamo deal

BBC News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
A diplomatic spat has broken out over Bermuda's acceptance of four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay.

Sanctions Seem to Have Done Little to Deter N. Korea

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Blaine Harden TOKYO -- As the United Nations moves this week to sanction North Korea for its second nuclear test, there is strong evidence that a previous international squeeze did not work.
A New Plan for Pyongyang Wall Street Journal

Police: Suspected robber fleeing scene in car kills woman, 3 kids

CNN International - ‎46 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A woman and three children were killed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when a suspected robber fleeing in a car jumped a curb and struck them, police said Thursday.