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Ahmadinejad enjoys second surprise triumph

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shook off accusations from moderate opponents of economic mis-management and criticism of his confrontational foreign policy with the West to win a second term as Iranian president.

Hydrogen Leak Halts Shuttle Launch

New York Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
There would be no countdown to launch after NASA delayed the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour due to a hydrogen gas leak. By KENNETH CHANG KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.

North Korea Responds to UN Sanctions with Threats

Voice of America - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By VOA News North Korea threatened Saturday to take military action if the United States or its allies try to enforce a blockade imposed Friday by the United Nations Security Council.

Brazil: 6 more bodies found from jetliner crash

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The search for bodies and debris from Air France Flight 447 took on renewed urgency as experts questioned how much longer efforts would prove fruitful, even as six more bodies were pulled from the Atlantic Ocean.

Attack on NATO Supply Convoy Kills 4 Afghans

New York Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By ADAM B. ELLICK KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber driving a pickup truck detonated his payload of explosives in a hotel parking lot used by NATO trucks, killing four Afghan drivers, injuring eight others and destroying 12 vehicles in Helmand ...

Obama's Friends, Aides Help Shape Stance on Settlements

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Glenn Kessler and Michael D. Shear President Obama's close friends and key advisers have helped him shape the toughest line against the continued expansion of Israeli settlements since the administration of President Jimmy Carter.

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Obama pledges to quickly sign anti-smoking bill

The Associated Press - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is lauding the passage of historic anti-smoking legislation that gives the government sweeping authority to regulate tobacco products, pledging to quickly sign the measure into law.

'Act of cowardice' says museum shooter James von Brunn's son

New York Daily News - ‎9 minutes ago‎

'Rockefeller' saga ends with guilty

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Maria Cramer He came to America at 17 to strike it rich, and for most of the last three decades he succeeded, mingling with the power elite of Southern California, the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and Beacon Hill in Boston.

Dow turns positive for '09

CNNMoney.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
Wall Street ends a mixed week little changed, but investors manage to push the blue-chip average into the plus column for the year.

Summers Defends US Interventions

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
National Economic Council Director Lawrence H. Summers said yesterday that the government's emergency involvement in the financial system would be temporary and that the Obama administration is committed to free-market principles.

NYMEX-Crude ends lower on dollar, profit-taking

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
* Dollar rebounds broadly, euro lower on weak data * OPEC cuts 2009 demand forecast slightly NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - US crude oil futures ended lower on Friday as the dollar's rebound directed investment flow away from commodities, ...

Microsoft Browser Offer Fails to Impress Europe

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
By KEVIN J. O'BRIEN BERLIN - European regulators, wary of repeating an earlier mistake, signaled this week that Microsoft's offer to sell a browserless Windows system on the Continent did not go far enough.

Why Dell should buy Palm

Computerworld - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Mike Elgan Computerworld - Palm Inc. needs money to survive. Dell Inc. needs a handset business to compete. I think Dell should acquire Palm immediately.
No Skype For Palm Pre Yet InformationWeek

US Firm Says China Stole Software for Web-Filter

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By BEN WORTHEN and LORETTA CHAO A California company alleged that an Internet-filtering program being pushed by the Chinese government contains stolen portions of the company's software.

Digital TV conversion isn't creating a lot of waves

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Chad Hancock and father Joe, left, of Digital Tech Inc. help South Los Angeles resident Billy Weaver, right, with setting up his digital TV converter box.

Letterman Sends No Regrets

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Paul Farhi Mel Gibson apologized. So did Michael Richards and the Greaseman (didn't do much good). Politicians do it all the time.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By AO SCOTT “I left my Rudy Giuliani suit at home,” says the mayor of New York City, brushing off an aide's plea to use an unfolding crisis as an opportunity to make a show of leadership for the cameras.

Sox overcome Phillies in 13

Boston Globe - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Nick Cafardo PHILADELPHIA - It came down to "our bullpen is better than your bullpen." In fact, the Red Sox are going to win that battle most of the time during the 2009 season.

They rule hockey world with Cup win

Boston Globe - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Kevin Paul Dupont DETROIT - Their young legs fresh and their confidence rising over 60 minutes, even with star center Sidney Crosby sidelined nearly two periods with a knee injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup last night with a 2-1 ...

NBA Today

SI.com - ‎11 minutes ago‎
No games scheduled. Game 5 of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Magic is Sunday night in Orlando. The Lakers' Game 4 victory delivered a 10.9 overnight rating for ABC, the highest yet for the series.

Summer playgrounds may pose flu risk in NYC - mayor

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Joan Gralla NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) - Cases of the new H1N1 flu virus are declining in New York, one of the US cities hit earliest and hardest by the new pandemic virus, health officials said on Friday.
Origins Of The Swine Flu Virus U.S. News & World Report

Obama to Propose $300 Billion in New Health Cost Cuts

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By LAURA MECKLER WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is set to propose $300 billion in new cuts to government health-care spending over 10 years, as he hunts for dollars to pay for his expansion of coverage to the uninsured.

Porn stars at la convention defend HIV tests

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Adult film star Kaylani Lei, right, and fellow actress Stormy Daniels were at the Wicked Pictures booth during Erotica LA 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where they posed for photos with their fans.

Lawmakers Chide Automakers Over Dealership Cuts

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
In his testimony on Capitol Hill, Chrysler President Jim Press, center, defended the dealership cuts, which affect every state except Alaska.

Anti-Taliban Cleric Killed in Lahore

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
A prominent anti-Taliban cleric and three of his followers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Friday in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police said.

US boosts effort to close Guantanamo

Inquirer.net - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON--The United States continued its efforts this week to close the Guantanamo terrorism detention center with a flurry of releases, capping with the transfer of three Saudi nationals back to their home country.