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In Iran, people await supreme leader's sermon

CNN - ‎56 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Scrutiny turns to Iran's supreme leader on Friday, when he will deliver a sermon to a nation that has been swept up in several days of post-election protests.

Pilots now allowed to fly until age 65

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Aviation experts and Continental Airlines said Thursday that Flight 61's cockpit crew - in this case the co-pilot and a relief pilot - were trained for precisely the type of emergency that occurred over the Atlantic: incapacity of the captain.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi turns 64 amid outrage over trial

Reuters - Aung Hla - ‎26 minutes ago‎
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 64th birthday in detention on Friday as supporters worldwide condemned her trial and called for tougher sanctions against the military regime.

US boosts missile defense amid reports of planned N. Korea test

Los Angeles Times - Julian E. Barnes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defense chief Robert Gates' remarks about shoring up Hawaii's defense may be aimed at deterring a test launch and signals that the US is willing to act to prevent a successful test.

UK Has Guarantee on EU Bank Regulator, European Official Says

Bloomberg - Robert HuttonJames G. Neuger - ‎53 minutes ago‎
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Britain has secured agreement that a proposed European Union financial services regulator won't impinge on national authorities, a European official said.

MPs' expenses: almost £500000 returned to taxpayers

Telegraph.co.uk - Gordon RaynerChristopher Hope - ‎1 hour ago‎
Almost a third of MPs have been shamed into repaying money they have claimed on expenses, with a total of £478616 so far returned to the taxpayer, it emerged on Thursday.

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Supreme Court rejects inmates' right to have DNA test

Boston Globe - Robert Barnes - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Prisoners do not have a constitutional right to DNA testing after their conviction, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, even though the technology provides an “unparalleled ability both to exonerate the wrongly convicted ...

Congress OKs 'cash for clunkers'

The Detroit News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington -- Last-minute intervention from the White House on Thursday swayed a crucial Democratic senator to rescue a $1 billion "cash for clunkers" plan to boost battered auto sales.

Fed's Next Job: Figuring Out Just Who Is Too Big

Wall Street Journal - Damian PalettaPaul Glader - ‎5 hours ago‎
Under the Obama administration's proposed regulatory revamp, certain companies would be set aside for special scrutiny if they are seen as large and interconnected enough that their failure would send a shudder through ...

Billionaire Financier Stanford Surrenders to FBI

Washington Post - ‎14 minutes ago‎
R. Allen Stanford, under investigation in an alleged $8 billion fraud involving sales of certificates of deposit through his Antiguan bank, surrendered to federal agents yesterday, his attorney said.

RIM: Big Plans for the Second Half

BusinessWeek - Arik Hesseldahl - ‎2 hours ago‎
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) is benefiting from buoyant demand for smartphones, but not as much as some investors had hoped.

Crude holds above $71 on Globex

MarketWatch - Myra P. Saefong - ‎44 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Crude-oil futures held their ground firmly above the $71-a-barrel level Friday in electronic trading, moving modestly higher as traders gauged the prospects for oil demand.

Music Labels Win $2 Million in Web Case

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By BLOOMBERG NEWS The Universal Music Group, owned by Vivendi, and other record labels were awarded $1.92 million on Thursday in the retrial of a Minnesota woman accused of swapping music over the Kazaa Internet service.

Read all 'iPhone 3.0' posts in iPhone Atlas

CNET News - Jessica Dolcourt - ‎8 hours ago‎
It's one thing to talk about the iPhone's improvements with the 3.0 software upgrade, and another to see how these puppies actually respond in real-life third-party applications.

NASA Ames satellite shoots into space, LCROSS will look for water ...

San Jose Mercury News - Diana Samuels - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The big screen at NASA Ames' Exploration Center in Mountain View showed the launch team in Florida in front of computers. "Propulsion.

New Moon: Thanks to Mobbing Fans, RPattz Almost Hit By Cab

BuddyTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
I know I'm sounding oddly rude here, but I told you so. It's just a couple of days ago when I pondered about the worst that could happen to Twilight face Robert Pattinson after mobbing fans start to get too close to him, and looks like we have an ...

"Proposal," "Year One" face off at box office

Reuters - Carl DiOrio - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood has a shot at getting back into the win column this weekend, as a pair of wide releases are poised to perform solidly at the box office.
Video review: 'The Proposal' Los Angeles Times

Humor Is Crude, If Not Extinct, in Apatow Comedy

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jack Black and Michael Cera, taking the buddy-movie genre back in time -- and to new lows. (By Suzanne Hanover -- Columbia Pictures) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from ...
'Year One' Los Angeles Times

Rain washes out US Open's first day

Washington Times - Barker Davis - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first round of the 109th US Open was a virtual washout Thursday at Bethpage State Park, dousing Tiger Woods (1 over through six holes) and the rest of the early starters before play was suspended at ...

Alex Ovechkin repeats as Hart winner

Boston Herald - Stephen Harris - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS VEGAS - Alex Ovechkin didn't have a lot of luck Wednesday night when he played in a celebrity poker tournament, getting knocked out early.
Ovechkin sweeps MVP awards Washington Times

Stadium sees first homerless game

MLB.com - Bryan Hoch - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK -- The fans who braved a five-hour, 26-minute rain delay Thursday at Yankee Stadium were rewarded with the opportunity to improve their seats, plus an invitation to return for another game.

Senate's Health-Care Draft Calls for Most to Buy Insurance

Washington Post - Lori MontgomeryShailagh Murray - ‎3 hours ago‎
A draft proposal in the Senate to overhaul the nation's health-care system would require most people to buy health insurance, authorize an expansion of Medicaid coverage and create consumer-owned cooperative plans ...

'Something different" happening with new flu - CDC

Reuters - Maggie FoxJulie Steenhuysen - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - The new strain of H1N1 flu is causing "something different" to happen in the United States this year -- perhaps an extended year-round flu season that disproportionately hits ...

WITH VIDEO Kalkaska man: DNA will prove I was taken

Detroit Free Press - Tammy Stables Battaglia - ‎1 hour ago‎
John Robert Barnes still believes he's the toddler abducted outside a New York bakery in 1955, despite a denial on national television this morning by the Michigan man who raised him.

Clinton to Have Surgery to Repair Elbow Fractured in a Fall

New York Times - Mark Landler - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will have to undergo surgery to repair a fractured right elbow, caused when she slipped and fell on her way to a White House meeting on Wednesday evening, the State Department said ...

Obama's Pledge on Donations Faces Reality

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - When President Obama arrived at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a fund-raising reception on Thursday night, the new White House rules of political purity were in order: no lobbyists allowed.
Dems invite banned lobbyists to conference United Press International

US girl 'burnt in voodoo ritual'

BBC News - ‎42 minutes ago‎
New York prosecutors have charged a woman with setting alight her six-year-old daughter in a voodoo rite that left the child with life-threatening burns.