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Senators Question Alliance with Pakistan Over Arrests

ABC News -
People and media gather May 3, 2011, outside the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Obama Terms US Action In Libya Legal

RTT News -
(RTTNews) - President Barack Obama has reiterated that the US operation in Libya was well within parameters laid down by American law, reports quoting the White House said on Wednesday.

Rep. Giffords Released From Houston Rehabilitation Center

New York Times -
TUCSON, Ariz. - More than five months after being shot point blank in the head, Representative Gabrielle Giffords was released Wednesday from a Houston rehabilitation hospital where she had been relearning how to walk and talk, ...

When Sporting Cultures Collide

New York Times -
Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via AP By JEFF Z. KLEIN If it happens on ice and it involves hitting and scoring, The Times's Slap Shot blog is on it.

Asia Stocks Drop, Euro Trades Near 3 Week Low

Bloomberg -
The euro traded at $1.4190 from $1.4181 yesterday in New York, when it touched $1.4156, the lowest level since May 27. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg June 16 (Bloomberg) -- Scott Minerd, ...

Arizona Wildfire Biggest In State's History

by AP A single campfire likely sparked what is now the largest wildfire in Arizona history, and authorities said Wednesday they've questioned two "persons of interest" as the massive wildfire and two others threaten separate corners of New Mexico.

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WRAPUP 1-Libyan rebels take new villges in Western Mountains

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GHARYAN, Libya, June 16 (Reuters) - Libyan rebels have pushed deeper into government-held territory from their base in the Western Mountains, taking two villages from which forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi had been shelling rebel-held ...

Syrians Flee Northern Town, Fearing Military Assault

Voice of America -
Photo: AP Hundreds of Syrians fled the northern city of Maarat al-Numan Wednesday ahead of a feared military assault, as Turkey's prime minister pushed President Bashar al-Assad to end a crackdown against a widening anti-government uprising.

SCO Astana summit sums up achievements

Xinhua -
ASTANA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) celebrated its 10th anniversary here Wednesday by summing up its achievements and outlining its future direction.

US Envoys Visit in an Effort to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Talks

New York Times -
By AP Senior American diplomats have returned to the Middle East on an unannounced visit to try to find ways of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that collapsed last year and now face new challenges.

Greek default fears hit global markets as Papandreou pushes austerity measures

Washington Post -
LONDON - Escalating political turmoil in near-bankrupt Greece intensified concerns Wednesday that the Mediterranean nation may be spiraling toward a calamitous default with investors, potentially igniting a new ...

IPO Fever Calms Down for Pandora

New York Times -
Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg NewsPandora Media's chief executive, Joseph Kennedy, left, and its founder, Tim Westergren, on hand at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday for their company's market debut.

May Consumer Inflation Rose at a Slower Rate

New York Times -
Consumer prices crept up last month at the slowest pace so far this year, tempered by a decline in energy prices, according to government figures released on Wednesday, while a regional report for New York suggested a decline in ...

Chromebook arrives as Netbook checks out

The Google Chromebook has arrived at stores. You might call the timing uncanny. PC giant Lenovo signaled this week that it sees no future in a similar design--the Windows Netbook.

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse in 11 Years Thrills Skywatchers -
The moon took on an eerie red hue Wednesday (June 15) during the longest total eclipse in 11 years, amazing of skywatchers around the world, even in places where the cosmic event wasn't visible.

HP sues Oracle as bitter feud escalates

San Jose Mercury News -
Hewlett-Packard filed an unusual breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oracle Wednesday, claiming the software-maker's refusal to support one of HP's mainstay products is linked to a bitter feud that started when Oracle hired former HP ...

Trash Talk: Critics Slam Spider-Man -
After months of behind-the-scenes drama, near-fatal injuries, high-flying mishaps, replacing cast members, plenty of controversy and a $70 million-and-counting price tag, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark officially opened on Broadway Monday night.

"Green Lantern" replays a lot of familiar notes

Reuters -
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - At least for some members of the public, "Green Lantern" will prompt the question of how many more comics-based superheroes with awesome powers and responsibilities we really need?

Best-picture selection changed, for the better?

USA Today -
The long road to Oscar glory has taken a dramatic turn with the announcement of significant changes to the best-picture nomination process.

Cautious Optimism With New Labor Talks

New York Times -
Earlier this month, as the prospect of a shortened NFL season loomed, so did the pessimism about the state of labor negotiations as owners and players awaited a critical court ruling in their fight over how to divide billions.

Young and old alike have chance in open US Open field -
In a field without Tiger Woods, a number of players believe they have a better shot at a major. By Leonard Shapiro BETHESDA, Md. -- Win, lose, miss the cut or even suffer another final-round collapse in a major championship, no matter what happens to ...

Chad Billingsley not giving Dodgers what they need

Los Angeles Times -
The right-hander's struggles continue with a short outing in a loss to the Reds. He has given up 17 runs in his last three starts.

Miami Dolphins draftee distances himself from parties -
Daniel Thomas, a second-round draft pick, said he was not a host (along with other NFL players) of parties at Exxxotica Expo. By DAVID J. NEAL Dolphins second-round pick Daniel Thomas, a running back out of Kansas State, was one of several NFL players ...

Life expectancy for women is slipping overall; your results may vary

Los Angeles Times -
The US simply isn't keeping up with the rest of the developed world in life expectancy, new research revealed this week. And women in particular are backsliding, a trend attributed in part to ...

Olive oil lovers show lower stroke risk

Reuters -
Olive oils are seen at ''Barcelona Degusta'' the 3rd edition of the consumer food show in Barcelona March 6, 2009.

Measles Is Fighting Back Against Eradication

MedPage Today -
Note that this year, 33 countries in the World Health Organization European Region have reported increased measles activity. The effort to eradicate measles is facing an uphill battle -- not ...


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