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United Airlines: Computers Coming Back Online

Wall Street Journal -
AP CHICAGO—United Airlines passengers across the United States were stranded after a computer crash grounded flights for hours Friday night.

US is talking to Taliban: Hamid Karzai

Reuters -
In this image taken from a video recording, Omar Khalid Khorasani (C), a top Pakistan Taliban commander, gives an interview in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal region on June 2, 2011.

House committee hearing on NLRB suit against Boeing

San Francisco Chronicle -
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (left), being sworn in with state Attorney General Alan Wilson, called the complaint "an attack on our employers trying to keep business in America.

Yang's not focusing on numbers | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-06-18

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Joe Juliano BETHESDA, Md. - YE Yang was the only player in the US Open closer than 9 shots away from 36-hole leader Rory McIlroy after Friday, but he insisted he's not going to get caught up in the scores or McIlroy's huge margin.

High winds, temps propel Southwestern wildfires

The Associated Press -
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) - Firefighters are confronting strong winds and steamy weekend temperatures in their battle to keep more homes, dry forests and stretches of high desert from the flames of several wildfires throughout the Southwest.

Sox show punch

Boston Globe -
Adrian Gonzalez scored after each of his first three at-bats. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff) By Michael Vega As newcomers relatively unfamiliar with Duck Boat parades, perhaps Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford should consider witnessing first-hand how Boston ...

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South Korean troops shoot at passenger jet -
South Korean troops have shot at civilian passenger jet after mistaking it for a North Korean military aircraft. The South Korean jet was coming in to land at Seoul's Incheon International Airport - close to the border with North Korea - when Marines ...

Women driven to confusion in Saudi Arabia

The Guardian -
"My fear is that the ceiling of our reformist demands will be lowered to women driving for some and combating westernisation for others.

Syria Violence: '19 Protesters Shot Dead'

Sky News -
Syrian security forces have shot dead at least 19 people during protests demanding the fall of President Bashar al Assad's regime, activists say.

In Libya, More Novice Soldiers in Defense of Qaddafi

New York Times -
An armed female supporter of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi chanted pro-government slogans at a demonstration on Friday in Tripoli's central Green Square.

Turkey Concerned About Growing Tide of Syrian Refugees

Voice of America -
Turkey appears to be fast losing patience with its Syrian neighbor. Ankara until recently had been emphasizing dialogue with Damascus.

Pentagon scare suspect ID'd as Marine reservist

CBS News -
A source told CBS News that the man detained in the discovery of a suspicious vehicle outside the Pentagon Friday morning has been identified as a lance corporal in the US Marine Corps Reserve.

Defense enters Day 3 of witnesses in Anthony trial -
AP ORLANDO, Fla. -- The defense enters its third day calling witnesses in the murder trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Obama, Boehner to face off on the golf course -
A much anticipated golf game between two of the world's most powerful people will unfold on a military base whose location was a closely guarded secret as tee time approached Saturday.

US pledges to raise deportation threshold

San Jose Mercury News -
Moving to repair an immigration enforcement program that has drawn rising opposition from governors and police chiefs, senior immigration officials on Friday announced steps they said would focus the program more closely on deporting ...

Giffords: 1st trip to hometown Tucson since attack

Sarasota Herald-Tribune -
AP PHOENIX - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lost little time after her release from the hospital in returning to her hometown, visiting Tucson for Father's Day for the first time since shortly after she was gravely wounded in a shooting ...

Greek Government Bonds Slump on Default Concern; Merkel Rally Trims Drop

Bloomberg -
Greek bonds plunged, driving yields on the nation's two- and 10-year securities to records, as Prime Minister George Papandreou's failure to win parliamentary support for more ...

US Stocks Snap Six-Week Losing Skid

Wall Street Journal -
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks closed higher Friday, snapping a six-week losing streak, as hopes intensified for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis.

Local jobless rate edges up

Houston Chronicle -
The Houston area is showing signs of a slowdown after coming off some fairly strong job gains during the winter months. "It's very consistent with the national pattern," said Barton Smith, professor emeritus of economics at the University ...

Greek bailout collapsed after just one year

Boston Globe -
Protesters in Athens have been demonstrating against a new round of austerity measures for nearly a month. (John Kolesidis/ Reuters) By Anthony Faiola and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON - The government officials and economists who put together a bailout ...

Briefly Around the State + Nation

Indianapolis Star -
Frontier Airlines pilots approved concessions that will allow Indianapolis-based parent Republic Airways Holdings to pursue a $120 million restructuring at the unprofitable unit.

RIM's grim earnings news should not put off enterprises

Computerworld -
Computerworld - Minutes after Research In Motion on Thursday announced job cuts, delays in product shipments and a reduced earnings forecast, one of RIM's co-CEO's declared that it was still "fun" doing his job.

Feds, ISPs Team On Cybersecurity For Defense Contractors

InformationWeek -
The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are providing cyber threat intelligence to 25 defense contractors and their Internet service providers.

Top 10 iPhone and iPad apps costing $10 but worth the money spent

International Business Times -
By IB Times Staff Reporter | June 18, 2011 3:45 AM EDT Paying $10 for a single app might sound difficult sometimes. But here are some which are worth spending on.

Facebook Privacy: A How-To Guide For Taking Back Control

eWeek -
Facebook regularly adds new features and turns them on without notifying users of the feature or giving them a chance to opt-out beforehand.

Ark Music Fuming Over Rebecca Black's Copyright Infringement Allegation

AceShowbiz -
Denying the copyright infringement allegation, Ark Music Factory say they were 'blindsided to get a Take Down Notice' from Rebecca's team.

'Green Lantern' casts an all-too familiar light -
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?

Police urge revelers to keep lid on Bruins celebration

Boston Globe -
Boston police say they will work to prevent rowdy behavior today from the throngs of fans attending the Bruins victory parade and are urging the faithful to celebrate as responsibly as they did after the team's Stanley Cup-clinching ...

Dodgers experience worst-case scenario in 7-3 loss to Houston

Los Angeles Times -
Ugly defeat against the losingest team in baseball drops LA to 31-40, inspiring comparisons to the 2005 and 1992 Dodgers, two of the worst clubs in the franchise's recent history.

Peter Bourjos lifts Angels over the Mets, 4-3

Los Angeles Times -
Angels center fielder's big catch and his two-run double, plus Torii Hunter's three hits, produce win at New York's expansive Citi Field.

CDC: 1 in 4 high schoolers drink soda every day

The Associated Press -
ATLANTA (AP) - A new study shows one in four high school students drink soda every day - a sign fewer teens are downing the sugary drinks.

Program Offering Waivers for Health Law Is Ending

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Friday that it was shutting down a program that had provided exemptions from the new health care law for many employers and labor unions offering bare-bones insurance coverage to workers.


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