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Flash floods kill at least 16 at Ark. campground

The Associated Press - Jill Zeman - ‎20 minutes ago‎
CADDO GAP, Ark. - Floodwaters that rose as swiftly as 8 feet an hour tore through a campground packed with vacationing families early Friday, carrying away tents and overturning RVs as campers slept.

SC Democrats ask: Where did Alvin Greene get money to file for Senate primary?

Washington Post - Manuel Roig-Franzia - ‎34 minutes ago‎
That's the question here. How did Alvin M. Greene, an unemployed military veteran who lives with his father, come up with the $10400 filing fee for the Democratic Senate primary he won Tuesday?

Fishing boat to rescue solo teen sailor

ABC Online - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A plane has been sent to monitor 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland until a French fishing boat can reach her location in the Indian Ocean later this afternoon.

Kyrgyz violence rages for second day, 49 dead

Reuters - Alexei Osokin, Olga Dzyubenko - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Soldiers sit on an armoured vehicle near a crowd on a street in Osh, southern Kyrgyzstan June 11, 2010. At least 17 people were killed on Friday when ethnic conflict flared in Kyrgyzstan's second-largest city Osh, the worst outbreak of violence in the ...

For North Korean Refugees, Little to Cheer About in the World Cup

New York Times - Sam Dolnick - ‎1 hour ago‎
Henry Kim, left, founder of Save North Korean Refugees, and Byung Sun Soh, the advocacy group's president, in Manhattan. By SAM DOLNICK With the World Cup on, little pockets of immigrant New York will be stopping for hours at a time to watch their ...

Obama Faces Pressures on Gulf Visit

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Weisman - ‎1 hour ago‎

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Kagan Expressed Broad View of Religious Freedom

New York Times - Peter Baker, Sheryl Gay Stolberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As a young White House lawyer, Elena Kagan waded deeply into politically volatile issues like abortion, immigration and religious freedom that may eventually come before her if she is confirmed to the ...

Obama fights critics on spill response: report

Reuters - Jim Young, Roberta Rampton - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama makes remarks on small business jobs initiatives in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington June 11, 2010.

Wikileaks to Ex-Hacker: Manning's Not a 'Spy'

Wired News - Kevin Poulsen, Kim Zetter - ‎6 hours ago‎
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wants a copy of the chat logs in which a US intelligence analyst discussed providing classified materials to the whistle-blower site, according to an e-mail shown to Wired.

The oil spill: The latest developments

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
-- BP expects to have two large "production tankers" at the blowout site by mid-July, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. The tankers would be able to handle as much as 50000 barrels of oil a day from the leaking well -- almost twice as much capacity as ...

Consumer confidence is up, but spending is slow to follow

Washington Post - Ylan Q. Mui - ‎2 hours ago‎
The constant barrage of complicated and often contradictory data on the state of the economy has left American consumers dazed and confused and reluctant to spend.

Buffett Lunch Sells for Record $2.63 Million; Winner Anonymous

BusinessWeek - Andrew Frye, Dakin Campbell - ‎29 minutes ago‎
June 12 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett's lunch auction rose to a record of $2.63 million in the 11th annual charity fundraiser.

Gawker Says FBI Seeks Documents

Wall Street Journal - Shira Ovide - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gawker Media LLC said the Federal Bureau of Investigation asked it to retain documents as part of a probe into the exposure of email addresses belonging to iPad owners, the second time the blog publisher has been in a legal spotlight ...

App Store Games of the Week: June 11th Edition

GamePro.com - Ryan Rigney - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's a well-documented fact that hundreds of apps and games hit the iTunes App Store each week, but how many of these pocket-sized endeavors are worth your hard earned cash?

Awaiting Holidays' Electronics (and Sales)

New York Times - Seth Schiesel - ‎6 hours ago‎
There is no more important annual event in interactive entertainment than E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Closed to most of the public, E3 next week will attract tens of thousands of developers and journalists to the Los Angeles ...

Thinking small for 'Karate Kid'

San Francisco Chronicle - Hugh Hart - ‎6 hours ago‎
Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith get into the Zen of filming in rural China without a big crew in the remake of "The Karate Kid." Tasked with retelling a hugely successful film story, starring a world-famous action icon (Jackie Chan) produced by the ...
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Mad Men's January Jones in Four-Car Crash

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Mad Men star crashed into three parked cars in Los Angeles Thursday night while being followed by photographers, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement to TVGuide.

'True Blood' returns with even more characters and freaky lines

Kansas City Star - Aaron Barnhart - ‎37 minutes ago‎
I've decided that “True Blood” is the freakiest show on TV - much freakier than “Lost,” freakier even than “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Big 12 continues to crumble, as Nebraska leaves for the Big Ten

Kansas City Star - Blair Kerkhoff, s J. Brady McCollough - ‎14 minutes ago‎
During a news conference Friday, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany (left) spoke with Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne in Lincoln, Neb.

Mexico and South Africa soccer fans enjoy opening game of 2010 World Cup

Washington Post - Jorge Castillo, Aaron Leitko - ‎1 hour ago‎
After an opening ceremony in Soweto that featured Shakira and other performers, Mexico took on the host country in the first match.

Trojans had their 'heads in the sand'

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
NCAA sanctions show that high-profile athletes such as Reggie Bush and OJ Mayo require higher-profile monitoring. The NCAA infractions committee concluded that USC "failed to heed clear warning signs" regarding violations associated to former running ...

Fighting against cancer

Minot Daily News - Dan Feldner - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Relay For Life, which began Friday night in front of Old Main at Minot State University and extended into the wee hours this morning, brought out people by the thousands despite the rain, ...

FDA to review personal gene-testing kits

San Francisco Chronicle - Catherine Larkin - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Pathway Genomics' plan to sell its gene-testing kit through Walgreens got the attention of regulators. Personal genetic tests sold by five companies require regulatory review before sale, US regulators said, one month after Walgreens scrapped plans to ...

Novartis Gains After FDA Panel Backs First MS Pill

BusinessWeek - Catherine Larkin - ‎12 hours ago‎
June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Novartis AG rose in Zurich trading after winning a US regulatory advisory panel's backing to introduce the first pill to treat multiple sclerosis.

No Parking Spot? No Problem. Brilliant Woman Brings Her Own (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jun 8, 2010‎
Let's be honest, the strategies most of us are willing to employ to grab a decent parking spot can be a bit aggressive. But why bother with undue stress from overcrowded parking lots?

Keeping Politics Safe for the Rich

New York Times - ‎Jun 8, 2010‎
In a burst of judicial activism, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upended the gubernatorial race in Arizona, cutting off matching funds to candidates participating in the state's public campaign finance system.

Will Lincoln's Win Keep Derivatives Provision Alive?

TIME (blog) - Jay Newton-Small - ‎Jun 10, 2010‎
For anyone interested, tune in C-SPAN3 right now to watch the conference on the financial regulatory reform bill live. The House and Senate versions are already very similar but the largest sticking point remains language authored by Senate Agriculture ...

Executioner: Death by firing squad is '100 percent justice'

CNN - Ashley Hayes - ‎Jun 9, 2010‎
A former member of a Utah firing squad, who asked to remain anonymous, says the process isn't bloody. Salt Lake City, Utah (CNN) -- The executioner says he was eager to join the firing squad.

Amish Farming Draws Rare Government Scrutiny

New York Times - Sindya N. Bhanoo - ‎Jun 8, 2010‎
Matthew Stoltzfus, left, on his farm in Lancaster, Pa., where a government program is working with Amish farmers to try to instill more environmentally sound methods for handling runoff.