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US Rallies, but Third Goal Is Disallowed

New York Times - Jeré Longman - ‎2 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - As resilient as the United States soccer team was again, falling behind and then catching up, Friday's 2-2 draw with Slovenia at the World Cup brought mixed feelings: satisfaction with a fierce comeback and disappointment ...

BP's CEO To Hand Off Day-To-Day Gulf Operations

Wall Street Journal - ‎56 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Dow Jones)--BP PLC's (BP, BP.LN) chairman said Friday that Chief Executive Tony Hayward is turning over day-to-day responsibility for operations involving the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to a BP managing director.

Administration Plans Suit to Block Arizona Law on Immigrants

New York Times - Randal C. Archibold, Mark Landler - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The Obama administration has decided to file suit to block a new Arizona law aimed at deporting illegal immigrants, thrusting itself into the fierce national debate over how the United States enforces immigration ...

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Value to Big Powers May Not Be Enough to Save Kyrgyzstan

New York Times - Ellen Barry - ‎3 hours ago‎
MOSCOW - A year and a half ago, the world's great powers were fighting like polecats over Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked stretch of mountains in the heart of Central Asia.

Obama welcomes ease of Gaza blockade, urges Israel to expand goods inflow

Ha'aretz - ‎14 hours ago‎
Mideast envoy Blair: Efforts underway to reopen Gaza crossings; EU: Israel must make sure many, many more goods enter territory. The international community has welcomed Israel's decision to ease its land blockade of the Gaza Strip, a decision made ...

Little hope for 53 missing miners in Colombia

Los Angeles Times - Chris Kraul - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Families hold vigils outside the blacked coal mine entrance after an explosion that killed at least 19 in Amaga. The government plans to investigate 'irregularities' at Carbones San Fernando mine.

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Joe Barton: Who is defending him?

Christian Science Monitor - Peter Grier - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward Thursday for what he termed a '$20 billion shakedown' of BP by the White House.

Utah firing squad executes convicted killer

The Associated Press - Jennifer Dobner - ‎56 minutes ago‎
DRAPER, Utah - A barrage of bullets tore into Ronnie Lee Gardner's chest where a target had been pinned over his heart. Two minutes later, the twice-convicted killer was pronounced dead as blood pooled in his dark blue prison jumpsuit.

Obama tells G-20 nations to seal economic recovery

The Associated Press - Martin Crutsinger - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is appealing to the world's major economies not to waver in their efforts to support a sustained rebound from the near collapse of the global economic system in the fall of 2008.

CVS Rivals Drop As Walgreen Spat Ends, But Memories Will Last

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Cummings - ‎59 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) may have resolved its pharmacy-benefit management dispute with Walgreen Co. (WAG), but memories of the feud are likely to linger, helping CVS Caremark's rivals ...

Alabama jobless rate drops to 10.8 percent in May

BusinessWeek - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 10.8 percent for May, but the improvement wasn't enough to move the state out of the top 10 in joblessness.

Crude keeps above $77 a barrel, gains 4.6% on the week

MarketWatch - Claudia Assis, Nick Godt - ‎15 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Crude-oil futures settled higher on Friday as they tracked some strength in stocks and advanced 4.6% on the week.

Verizon May Follow ATandT to Tiered Pricing

eWeek - Nathan Eddy - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Comments by Verizon's CFO suggest the company is considering following rival AT&T into a tiered pricing structure for its mobile data services.

Apple releases Find My iPhone app

CNET - Joe Aimonetti - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple has released a new app to help users track lost iPhones on the go. The Find My iPhone app does what the Web application version, found on me.

Report: Retailers Price Microsoft's Kinect At $150

Gamasutra - Danny Cowan - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Major retailers Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart have pegged the retail cost of Microsoft's motion-sensing Xbox 360 gaming peripheral Kinect at $149.99 in advance of its upcoming November release.

Fans stream into Harry Potter theme park for grand opening

Los Angeles Times - Dewayne Bevil - ‎2 hours ago‎

'Jonah Hex' LA Premiere Photo Gallery

MTV.com - Jimmy Palmiotti - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Jonah Hex" stars Josh Brolin and Megan Fox were just two of the stars making an appearance on the red carpet when DC's scarred bounty hunter made his big-screen debut in LA this week.

'Twilight' Night Announced By Summit To Tie In With Lunar Eclipse On June 26

MTV.com - Jean Bentley - ‎2 hours ago‎
Do you think the higher-ups at Summit Entertainment knew that there would be a lunar eclipse on June 26 when they set the June 30 release date for "Eclipse" last year?

In the end, Lakers beat Celtics at their own grinding game

Los Angeles Times - Baxter Holmes - ‎2 hours ago‎
'It was exactly the type of game we wanted,' Boston Coach Doc Rivers says - except for the final score. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, right, fouls Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during the first quarter of the Lakers' 83-79 championship victory in Game 7 of the ...

England struggles again as it fails to get past Algeria in draw at World Cup

The Canadian Press - Raf Casert - ‎36 minutes ago‎
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Algeria held England to a 0-0 draw Friday and left one of the World Cup favourites on the brink of elimination with one game to go in the first round.
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US Open live updates: Tiger Woods is four-over after two rounds

Los Angeles Times - Chris Dufresne - ‎24 minutes ago‎
This just in: Tiger Woods is NOT the leader in the clubhouse. Not even close. Woods has reached the halfway point of the 110th US Open, and maybe the boiling point.

'Female Viagra' Gets Thumbs Down From FDA Panel

ABC News - Susan Donaldson James - ‎39 minutes ago‎
An expert US Food and Drug Administration panel at a hearing Friday did not recommended approval for a German drug company's pill aimed at premenopausal women distressed by low sexual desire.

Senate Acts to Block Doctors' Medicare Payment Cut

Wall Street Journal - Martin Vaughan - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—US Senate Democrats and Republicans on Friday reached agreement to postpone by six months scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to doctors.

Health Buzz: Pain Pill Abuse Drives Rise in ER Visits

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prescription painkiller abuse is mounting, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Senate hearing postponed after Petraeus faints

CNN Political Ticker - Mike Mount, Adam Levine - ‎Jun 15, 2010‎
Washington (CNN) -- The commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan was escorted from a congressional hearing room after fainting during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, his spokesman said.

Dear Margo: When Carly Fiorina Met Mother

Women on the Web - Robin Platzer - ‎Jun 11, 2010‎
Carly Fiorina is not only in the news for winning her state's Republican primary for the Senate, but also for joining the ranks of The Open Mic Club.

That '30s Feeling

New York Times - Paul Krugman - ‎20 hours ago‎
Suddenly, creating jobs is out, inflicting pain is in. Condemning deficits and refusing to help a still-struggling economy has become the new fashion everywhere, including the United States, where 52 senators voted against extending aid ...

My son's grieving family deserves more from BP

CNN - Keith D. Jones - ‎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 ...

Flashy Game Hardware, Not Consoles, Will Dominate E3

Wired News - Chris Kohler - ‎Jun 11, 2010‎
This year's E3 Expo is about the future of videogames, as always. But it's also about delaying the future for as long as possible: Instead of rolling out new gaming machines, the big players are adding flashy new tech to systems already ...