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That was the gist of much of Thursday's Capitol Hill testimony from BP CEO Tony Hayward, who faced a severe grilling but shed little light on the company's disastrous Gulf oil spill.
Five crucial moves by BP: Did they lead to Gulf oil spill disaster? Christian Science Monitor
Jerusalem Post - - 2 hours ago
The Quartet and UN have welcomed Israel's decision to ease the blockade on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, while Hamas and the Palestinian Authority condemned it as a public relations ploy.
Seattle Times - - 1 hour ago
After weeks of turmoil, including a police officer's highly publicized punch of a jaywalking suspect, members of the Seattle City Council are close to urging Mayor Mike McGinn to reopen the search for a new police chief, two City Hall sources said ...
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BRUSSELS - European Union leaders authorized Thursday a significant widening of the 27-nation bloc's sanctions against Iran because of concerns over Tehran's nuclear-weapons program, in a move that will reinforce a ...
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Voice of America - - 1 hour ago
Photo: AP Kyrgyzstan has slipped into a precarious peace. The violence that killed nearly 200 people in the southern region has abated, but an observer with Human Rights Watch calls the situation extremely tense and highly volatile.
Video: Uzbeks Caught As Neighbors Close Kyrgyz Borders The Associated Press
Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan pogrom vow to return The Guardian
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters) - The euro hit a three-week high above $1.24 on Thursday after a Spanish bond auction soothed worries about the country's finances, while worse-than-expected US data weighed on the dollar.
Dollar slips as Spain's bond auction eases worries The Associated Press
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Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, accused the White House of conducting a "$20 billion shakedown" by requiring oil giant BP to establish a fund to compensate those hurt by the Gulf Coast oil spill.
Video: Barton Accuses White House of Shaking Down BP The Associated Press
New York Times - - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON - A California police department did not violate the constitutional privacy rights of an employee when it audited the text messages on a pager the city had issued him, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday.
Justices hear case of Ontario police officer who sent risque messages Los Angeles Times
Supreme Court backs police department that read employee's texts Christian Science Monitor
CNN - - 23 minutes ago
(CNN) -- Hours away from his scheduled execution by firing squad, Utah death-row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner has asked Gov. Gary Herbert for a temporary stay, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Utah to execute condemned killer by firing squad The Associated Press
Wall Street Journal - - 19 minutes ago
DETROIT—Toyota Motor Corp. suffered a dramatic drop in a closely watched automotive-quality study, while Ford Motor Co. posted one of the top scores, a reflection of the recent fortunes of two auto makers.
BusinessWeek - - 1 hour ago
June 17 (Bloomberg) -- New York City's unemployment rate fell for the fifth consecutive month, to 9.6 percent in May, on new jobs in business services, education, health care and tourism, according to state Labor Department reports.
Census, manufacturing help Illinois job growth Chicago Breaking Business - Tribune
The Associated Press - - 26 minutes ago
Gold prices settled at a record high Thursday after disappointing economic news stirred up fresh concerns about the pace of the recovery.
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Ars Technica - - 1 hour ago
If you're looking for the Armageddon version of net neutrality analysis, search no further than a new study released by New York Law School's Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute.
FCC Moves Toward Deeper Broadband Role New York Times
DailyTech - 26 minutes ago
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People Magazine - - 1 hour ago
Actress America Ferrera is engaged to marry longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. Ferrera, 26, first met Williams at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film.
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Entertainment Weekly - - 46 minutes ago
26 year old Palm Springs resident Brandon Adams has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping Party of Five actor Jeremy London, according to the Associated Press.
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MTV.com - - 25 minutes ago
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New York Times - - 1 hour ago
David J. Phillip/AP Phil Mickelson hit a shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the USOpen on Thursday. By LYNN ZINSER and BILL PENNINGTON Of all the bumpy rides golfers were taking through the first round of the United States Open at the ...
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USA Today - 19 minutes ago
POLOKWANE, South Africa (AP) - Mexico striker Javier Hernandez has repeated his grandfather's feat from 56 years ago by scoring in a World Cup game against France.
France 0-2 Mexico CBSSports.com
Salt Lake Tribune - - 40 minutes ago
The rumors, projections, closed door meetings and dealings are over and the celebration has begun. The University of Utah is officially part of the Pac-10.
New York Times - - 28 minutes ago
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FDA Panel to Vote on New 'Morning After' Pill U.S. News & World Report
ABC News - - 4 hours ago
A German drug company is ready to market a pill for premenopausal women who are distressed by low sexual desire, and is prepared to fight for Food and Drug Administration approval at a hearing Friday.
Push to Market Pill Stirs Debate on Sexual Desire New York Times
Female Viagra Drug Disappoints U.S. News & World Report
Wall Street Journal - 41 minutes ago
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it fined the American Red Cross $16 million for alleged failures to comply with laws and regulations related to the collection and manufacture of blood products.
FDA fines Red Cross for sloppy blood screnning The Associated Press
Red Cross desperate for O-negative blood Cherry Hill Courier Post
Los Angeles Times - - 6 hours ago
Choices are stark: Stick to the timetable and drawdown, or stick it out until the job is done. And so far, he has signaled intent to do both.
New York Times - - 20 hours ago
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National Review Online (blog) - - Jun 12, 2010
Like most multiculturalists', Obama's ideological worldview doesn't depend on anything so tedious as actually viewing the world.
New York Times (blog) - - Jun 13, 2010
Sometimes it is hard to know where politics ends and metaphysics begins: when, that is, the stakes of a political dispute concern not simply a clash of competing ideas and values but a clash about what is real and what is not, ...
CNN - - Jun 16, 2010
Gordon Jones, who died in the BP rig blowout, with his wife Michelle and son Stafford. Another son was born after his death. Editor's note: Keith Jones has been a practicing trial lawyer for 32 years, and is admitted ...