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Lawmakers accuse BP of 'shortcuts'

Washington Post - Steven Mufson, Anne E. Kornblut - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Cleanup and containment efforts continue at the Gulf of Mexico site of the oil spill following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. By Steven Mufson and Anne E. Kornblut To save time and drilling costs, BP took "shortcuts" that may have led to the oil rig ...

FBI reveals death threats that plagued Ted Kennedy

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Edward Kennedy died last year of brain cancer at 77, after a long political career at least partially redeemed the disgrace of fleeing his Chappaquiddick car accident, but the Massachussetts senator was subject of scores of death threats before and ...

Starbucks Announces Free Wi-Fi, Proprietary Content Network

Wired News - Eliot Van Buskirk - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Starbucks Coffee Company CEO Howard Schultz (right) announces free Wi-Fi in all Starbucks locations at the Wired Disruptive by Design conference in New York City during a conversation with Wired magazine editor-in-chief Chris ...

Russia Weighs Pleas to Step In as Refugees Flee Kyrgyzstan

New York Times - Michael Schwirtz, Ellen Barry - ‎1 hour ago‎
Anvar Ilyasov/AP Emergency workers and volunteers handed out food to ethnic Uzbek refugees near the Uzbek village of Jalal-Kuduk on Monday.

Egypt in awkward position on Gaza following Israeli attack on aid flotilla

Washington Post - Janine Zacharia - ‎43 minutes ago‎
GAZA CITY -- With pressure building on Israel to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Egypt finds itself in the uncomfortable position of continuing to help enforce the siege while watching Turkey outflank the region's traditional ...

South Korea vs. the North in a Dispute Over Soccer

New York Times - Choe Sang-Hun - ‎56 minutes ago‎
SEOUL - As if they did not have enough things to disagree about, North Korea and South Korea have found one more: World Cup soccer.

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4000 flags burned in ceremony

Springfield News Sun - Elaine Morris Roberts - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Staff Photo by Barbara J. Perenic Bob Swearingen, Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 286, lowers an American flag into flames.

Armed pair held at Central Command base

CNN - Adam Levine, Rich Phillips - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Authorities established a 500-foot cordon around a sport-utility vehicle that tried to gain entry to MacDill on Monday. Macdill Air Force Base, Florida (CNN) -- A heavily armed man and woman were in custody Monday after trying to enter the Air Force ...

Wounded 3-year-old, dead parents found at CA home

The Associated Press - Nardine Saad - ‎16 minutes ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. - A wounded 3-year-old boy was found hiding outside his family's Southern California home, and his 5-year-old brother was found unhurt inside, 12 hours after their parents were fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide, ...

Euro bounce running out of steam on profit taking

Reuters - Wayne Cole - ‎1 hour ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro's rally showed signs of fading on Tuesday, as investors took profits and sentiment toward the single currency still fragile as debt worries returned after Moody's cut Greece's credit rating to junk.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln's derivatives-spinoff plan gains support in Congress

Washington Post - Brady Dennis - ‎40 minutes ago‎
An effort to force some of the nation's biggest banks to spin off their lucrative derivatives-dealing operations appears to be gaining traction, as members of a House-Senate conference begin finalizing details of far-reaching new ...

Split CFTC approves box-office futures

The Associated Press - Marcy Gordon - ‎16 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators on Monday allowed a new online exchange to proceed to trade future box-office receipts for movies.

Microsoft soups-up Xbox 360 for new hands-free Kinect

USA Today - Mike Snider - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Coming to stores this week: a new, souped-up Xbox 360 system to match that hands-free Kinect controller adapter due Nov. 4. Attendees at the Electronic Entertainment Expo here expected Microsoft (MSFT) to show ...

Apple's iMovie exclusive to iPhone 4, not for iPad

Apple Insider - Daniel Eran Dilger - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The mobile version of iMovie demonstrated during Apple's WWDC keynote will be exclusively available for iPhone 4 and will not work on iPad.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

GameSpot - Guy Cocker - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ezio gets to control an army of assassins in Brotherhood, as we found out ahead of Ubisoft's E3 2010 press conference. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood continues the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in dramatic fashion.

Joe Jackson now says wife didn't kill Michael

msnbc.com - Ree Hines - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nick Ut / AP Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson, told News of the World that he blamed his wife, Katherine, for the death of son Michael, but now he's backpedaling.

Time Is Short to See Tony Winners

New York Times - Sara Krulwich - ‎2 hours ago‎
From left, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne at the Tony Awards. More Photos > By PATRICK HEALY If you want to see a 2010 Tony Award recipient onstage this summer, you are probably out of luck.

Judge Rules Jackson Doctor Can Keep California License

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge on Monday ruled that Michael Jackson's physician can keep his California medical license, and he set August 23 as the start date for a preliminary hearing into a manslaughter charge against Dr.

Texas Agrees to Stay in the Big 12

New York Times - Pete Thamel - ‎2 hours ago‎
Left adrift amid the chaos of conference realignment, the Big 12 on Monday found an improbable savior. If Texas had gone to the Pacific-10, the league was expected to start its own television network and Texas could not have operated its ...

The good Doc: Rivers guides Celtics to brink of title No. 18

USA Today - Michael Falgoust - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY By J. Michael Falgoust, USA TODAY Now these Boston Celtics truly resemble coach Doc Rivers. With a win Tuesday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers, team and coach will have won two NBA titles in three years against ...

Hershey beats Texas to repeat as Calder Cup champion

NHL.com - John Kreiser - ‎26 minutes ago‎
The Bears became the AHL's first repeat champions in 19 years, capping a comeback from a 2-0 series deficit with a 4-0 victory over the Texas Stars on Monday night in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Finals.
Bourque, Aucoin, Carlson hoist Calder Cup New England Hockey Journal

Brown Rice May Lower Diabetes Risk

Wall Street Journal - Katherine Hobson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Replacing as little as a third of a daily serving of white rice with an equal amount of brown rice may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Cheap blood drug "could save 100000 lives a year"

Reuters - David Stamp - ‎3 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - A cheap and easily administered medicine which helps to stem excessive bleeding could save the lives of many thousands of accident victims across the world, British scientists said on Tuesday.

New rules announced on health benefits

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration Monday announced new regulations to discourage companies from scaling back their health benefits, a goal Democrats described as a top priority of the new healthcare law.

Modern Day Slavery: Does it Exist on Washington's Embassy Row?

TIME - Benjamin Skinner - ‎9 hours ago‎
Drew Angerer / AP In Washington on Monday morning, June 14, Hillary Clinton unveiled the State Department's 10th annual report on modern-day slavery, which evaluates the efforts of every nation to combat the ...

Man accused of incest fathered children with two daughters

CNN - Helena de Moura - ‎Jun 11, 2010‎
Jose Agostinho Bispo Pereira is accused of fathering seven children with one daughter and one child with another. Pinheiros, Brazil -- Law enforcement agents in Brazil's northeastern town of Pinheiros trekked and canoed for ...

Once Just a Site With Funny Cat Pictures, and Now a Web Empire

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎Jun 13, 2010‎
SEATTLE - Three years ago Ben Huh visited a blog devoted to silly cat pictures - and saw vast potential. Ben Huh and a fan at a Cheezburger Night event a Safeco field in Seattle.

Investors Ignore Red Flags in Muni Market

Wall Street Journal - Ianthe Jeanne Dugan - ‎Jun 13, 2010‎
Investors are ignoring warning signs in the $2.8 trillion municipal-bond market, raising the risk of a reckoning, according to some market specialists.

Use Mississippi River to stop the oil

CNN - Paul Kemp - ‎Jun 13, 2010‎
Editor's note: G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D., is vice president, Louisiana Coastal Initiative, for the National Audubon Society. A former associate research professor at Louisiana State University, he served in the early 1990s as ...