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US Steps Gingerly Into Tumult in Iran

New York Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By MARK LANDLER and BRIAN STELTER WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it has tried to avoid words or deeds that could be portrayed as American meddling in Iran's presidential election and its tumultuous aftermath.

Obama Sought to Enlist a Wide Consensus on Finance Rules

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By STEPHEN LABATON WASHINGTON - President Obama's plan to reshape financial regulation, which he will unveil on Wednesday, is the product of weeks of meetings among government officials, financial experts, lawmakers, industry executives and lobbyists, ...

US to Extend Its Job Benefits to Gay Partners

New York Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By JEFF ZELENY President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum Wednesday to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, administration officials said Tuesday evening, but he will stop short of pledging full health insurance benefits.

Obama Warns Against Direct Involvement by US in Iran

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎

Hint of a Thaw for India and Pakistan

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
By LYDIA POLGREEN and SOMINI SENGUPTA NEW DELHI - It was a meeting that lasted less than an hour, with a tense, photo-op grip-and-grin on the sidelines of a summit meeting in Russia.

FM in US to discuss Palestinian state

Jerusalem Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
By HERB KEINON AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER Definitions of what constitutes a demilitarized Palestinian state and a settlement freeze are expected to be high on the agenda of talks Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will hold in Washington Wednesday, ...

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Senator Says He Had Affair With an Aide

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON - Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada, admitted Tuesday that he had an extramarital affair with a member of his campaign staff.

House passes 'cash for clunkers' bill; Senate fate uncertain

The Detroit News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Washington -- The House on Tuesday narrowly passed a wartime spending bill including $ 1 billion for a "cash for clunkers" program to boost new car sales.
House Passes War-Spending Bill Wall Street Journal

Democratic senator questions AmeriCorps firing

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic senator on Tuesday joined Republicans in questioning President Barack Obama's firing of the internal watchdog for the federal AmeriCorps program.

News Corp.'s MySpace to Lay Off 400 Workers

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By TIM ARANGO The latest step in Rupert Murdoch's effort to turn around the fortunes of his digital businesses came Tuesday in the form of hefty layoffs at MySpace.

Madoff barred from acting as investment adviser

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff, who ran the biggest investment fraud in history, has partially settled a US Securities and Exchange Commission civil complaint against him without having to admit any wrongdoing.

Asian Commodity Stocks Fall, Led by BHP Billiton; Japan's Daiwa ...

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jonathan Burgos June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Most Asian stocks rose, as gains by Japanese real estate companies and automakers overshadowed declines among commodity producers.

RIM to Sell New Tour on Two Carriers

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
By ROGER CHENG Research In Motion Ltd. Tuesday unveiled the BlackBerry Tour smart phone for Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp.

Is the IPhone's IPod Feature Perfect?

PC World - ‎4 hours ago‎
There's been a great amount of both hoop as well as la in the last couple of weeks in regard to the iPhone 3G S and the iPhone 3.0 software.

Opera tries to Unite users across browsers

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Seth Rosenblatt You wouldn't know it by eyeballing most of the latest browser news, but there is more to browsers than JavaScript speed.

'Fire Dave!': Crowd lines up to protest Letterman's 'Late Show ...

New York Daily News - ‎6 hours ago‎
BY Irving Dejohn An apology from David Letterman was good enough for Sarah Palin - but not for protesters who demanded the late night host's dismissal Tuesday at a Broadway demonstration.

Jewels missing after Lohan photo shoot

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Diamond jewels worth around 250000 pounds ($410000) have gone missing after a London photo shoot involving US actress Lindsay Lohan, her US spokeswoman and British police said Tuesday.

Gay activists wary about flamboyant "Bruno"

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - US gay activists are worried that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new film, "Bruno," could reinforce negative stereotypes about homosexuals just as they are making gains in the fight for rights such as same-sex ...

Stone not surprised by Sosa report

ESPN - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO -- White Sox color analyst Steve Stone, who held the same job during Sammy Sosa's last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, said he's not surprised by a report that Sosa tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.

Yankees Profit From Their Own Seventh-Inning Stretch

New York Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By TYLER KEPNER Joe Girardi spoke respectfully Tuesday about the Washington Nationals. Girardi, the Yankees' manager, said he never underestimates an opponent.

US Open notes: Tiger aiming ever higher with lofty driver

USA Today - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Jerry Potter, USA TODAY Tiger Woods is taking the advice given most often to recreational golfers: get a driver with more loft.

7 More With Swine Flu Die, Raising the City's Total to 23

New York Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By JAMES BARRON New York City officials reported Tuesday that seven more people with the swine flu virus had died, lifting the city's total to 23.

FDA Warns Against Use of a Popular Cold Remedy

New York Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By GARDINER HARRIS Federal drug regulators warned consumers to stop using Zicam, a popular homeopathic cold remedy, because it could damage or destroy their sense of smell.

Virtual Colonoscopy: Who Should Get It?

WebMD - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Salynn Boyles June 16, 2009 -- Virtual colonoscopy may be an acceptable screening alternative to traditional colonoscopy for some, but not all, patients with a higher-than-normal risk for colorectal cancer, new research suggests.

Scientists warn of devastating effects from climate change

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
Top government scientists warned today that climate change already is wreaking devastating changes on the United States, threatening the Southwest with blistering heat, the Atlantic coast with dangerous hurricanes and the Midwest with flooding.

Democrats Work to Pare Cost of Health Care Bill

New York Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats worked feverishly on Tuesday to pare the costs of legislation to overhaul the health care system, and were considering a reduction in proposed subsidies to help uninsured Americans ...

Legislative panel approves oil and tobacco taxes

Los Angeles Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The Democrat-dominated committee pulls back from some of the governor's proposed cuts. Its action sets up a showdown over the budget, as the Republican Schwarzenegger vows to veto any tax increases.