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Iran Bans Opposition Rally as Critics Are Detained

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran gave his first post-election news conference in Tehran on Sunday. In a news conference, he called his re-election "real and free.

Pay homage to Jackson, greatest coach of all time

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Jonathan Feigen, Sports Xchange ORLANDO - The Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson has some polarizing traits, from that grin that drifts into a smirk to his tendency to tiptoe between erudite and seemingly arrogant.

Obama Urges Doctors to Back Health Care Plans

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
President promotes his health care proposals, urging doctors gathered in Chicago to support wider insurance coverage and targeted federal spending cuts.

Abbas aide urges world shun Netanyahu over speech

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - World powers should isolate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he unveiled tough terms for a Middle East peace accord, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday.

Pakistan orders attack on Taleban leader

Times Online - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Pakistan has ordered its army to attack Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taleban, in his mountainous stronghold of South Waziristan - also believed to be the hiding place of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda chief.

Russia Seeks Bigger Role in Afghanistan on Eve of BRIC Summit

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Lyubov Pronina June 15 (Bloomberg) -- President Dmitry Medvedev will seek to increase Russia's role in resolving the conflict in Afghanistan at a regional security summit that may also include talks with reelected Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Sotomayor embracing affirmative action, then and now

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gerald Herbert / AP Sonia Sotomayor, whose Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin in July, sat on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, which sued to overturn New York City's civil service exams in the 1980s.

Deadline day for state leaders to close deficit

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Today's the deadline for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature to close a $24.3 billion deficit so the state controller can get emergency loans to help California avoid running out of cash next month.

CIA Fired Firms Aiding Questioning

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Walter Pincus Weeks after President Obama took office, the CIA extended its contract with a firm run by two psychologists who helped introduce waterboarding and other harsh methods to the agency's interrogation techniques, according to a news report ...

Holcim Buys Cemex Australia Units for A$2.02 Billion

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Andrew Noel and Thomas Black June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Holcim Ltd., the world's second- biggest cement maker, agreed to buy Australian operations from Cemex SAB de CV for A$2.02 billion ($1.61 billion) to enter the markets for concrete and crushed rock ...

Sumitomo Mitsui to Sell As Much As 923 Billion Yen of Shares

Bloomberg - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Finbarr Flynn June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., Japan's second-biggest bank by market value, will raise as much as 923 billion yen ($9.4 billion) in the biggest new share sale in Japan since 2001.

G-8 Starts Planning to Reverse Stimulus as Economic Recovery Signs ...

Bloomberg - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By Simon Kennedy and Rainer Buergin June 15 (Bloomberg) -- Group of Eight finance ministers began drawing up contingency plans for rolling back budget deficits and bank bailouts as the economy shows signs of recovery and investors start worrying about ...

NASA hopes for Wednesday shuttle launch

CNET News - ‎7 hours ago‎
by William Harwood NASA managers Sunday deferred making a formal decision on whether to reschedule the delayed shuttle Endeavour for launch Wednesday or press ahead instead with launch of the agency's $583 million Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission ...

Nokia launches new touch-screen music phone

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Top cellphone maker Nokia launched three new handsets on Monday, including a new touch-screen model to follow its successful 5800 phone.

The iPhone's Wary New Rivals

BusinessWeek - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Olga Kharif New iPhone products and price changes are never cause for celebration among Apple's rivals in the wireless industry.

"Hangover" gives Murphy headache at box office

Washington Post - ‎33 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The party kept rocking for "The Hangover," the first big surprise hit at the North American box office this summer, while Eddie Murphy suffered a headache with his second consecutive flop.

Pair bet on the future of independent films

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two industry veterans, undeterred by the deep downturn, launch DF Indie Studios with a goal of making and distributing 10 to 12 small-budget movies a year.

Bruce Springsteen finds new fans at Bonnaroo fest

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Troy Carpenter and Jeff Vrabel MANCHESTER, Tennessee (Billboard) - Bruce Springsteen found himself in an unusual position on Saturday: having to preach to the not necessarily converted at a music festival.

MLB Roundup Yankees stick it to Santana

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
The end to Johan Santana's ''terrible day'' came in the fourth, and when the inning was over, the Met was saddled with a career-high nine earned runs.

Victory provides Open spot for Gay

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP / June 15, 2009 Brian Gay thought so little of his chance to play his way into the US Open that he had plans for a week off. Well, he'd better figure something out pretty quick.
Gay's victory puts him in US Open Philadelphia Inquirer

Saving gas gives Martin victory on last lap

Detroit Free Press - ‎33 minutes ago‎
BY MIKE BRUDENELL • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • June 15, 2009 BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The crowd may have been the smallest in recent history, but Mark Martin put on a winning show for almost 100000 fans at Sunday's LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at ...

Swine flu: a timeline

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎46 minutes ago‎
April 2: A four-year-old boy in Mexico is known to have contracted swine flu in what is thought to be the first case of the H1N1 strain associated with pigs crossing over to humans.

US implements vaccine plans

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP / June 15, 2009 WASHINGTON - Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says production of a swine flue vaccine is being set up in case a program is recommended.

Lee County Relay For Life set for June 26

Kingsport Times News - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Staff Report PENNINGTON GAP - Guitars playing, basketballs bouncing, flamingos flocking, motorcycles rumbling, candles burning - these are some of the sights and sounds that signal it's time for the fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay For ...
Your Letters Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Relay for life Nashua Telegraph

Joe Biden schedule update: Just another manic Monday

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Now that the official ceremonial swearing-in season has slowed down, Biden apparently can do much of what his work is from home. Today, meanwhile President Obama travels back home to Chicago to speak to the American Medical Assn.

Q+A: New US commander takes charge in Afghanistan

Reuters - ‎17 minutes ago‎
KABUL (Reuters) - US General Stanley McChrystal, a veteran commander of top-secret special operations, takes charge of the nearly 90000 US and NATO troops in Afghanistan Monday.

N.Korea may have more nuclear test sites: report

AFP - ‎5 hours ago‎
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea may have built more underground nuclear test sites in the northeastern district where it staged its first two tests, a news report has said.