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High winds force evacuations near Southwest fires

San Francisco Chronicle -
Authorities ordered more evacuations Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and one on the New Mexico line faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas.

Europe Fails to Agree on Greek Aid Payout

Bloomberg -
A European Union flag, left, flies with the Greek national flag at the foot of Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

Texas Gov. Perry Sizes Up Roadblocks to GOP Bid

Fox News -
AP June 12: Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a United For Life event event organized by a Hispanic anti-abortion group at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles.

Alyssa Campanella Wins Miss USA Competition

ABC News -
Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, is crowned as the 2011 Miss USA by Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.

U.S. Open: Major champions' paths converge on course

Detroit Free Press -
Rory McIlroy shares a Father's Day embrace with his dad, Gerry, on the 18th green at Congressional Country Club. / JAMIE SQUIRE/Getty Images BETHESDA, Md.

Sega's saggy security

Register -
The latest victim of a large scale attack is Sega Corp, which has admitted that security of its Sega Pass website database in Europe had been compromised.

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Libya airstrike hits civilian target

Boston Globe -
Anti-Khadafy demonstrators in Benghazi yesterday. Libyan officials have accused NATO of recklessly endangering civilians. (Gianluigi Guercia/ AFP/ Getty Images) By David D. Kirkpatrick TRIPOLI, Libya - NATO acknowledged yesterday that an errant missile ...

Syrian leader to address nation

BBC News -
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to address the nation for the first time in two months, as his security forces continue operations against protesters.

Gates Confirms 'Preliminary' US-Taliban Peace Talks

RTT News -
(RTTNews) - Outgoing US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has confirmed that the United States and its allies are engaged in preliminary "outreach" talks with the Taliban as part of efforts for a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

Few Taliban Leaders Take Afghan Offer to Switch Sides

New York Times -
United States soldiers last week in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, where the reintegration program has been slow to catch on. By ALISSA J. RUBIN KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Toor Jan, who used to kill Americans and Canadians here, does not want much from ...

Rain-hit China braces for more storms

Hindustan Times -
Flood-hit areas of central and southern China braced for more heavy rains on Monday after millions of people were forced to evacuate or were otherwise affected by the early onset of the rainy season.

GOP splitting over US role in Libya and Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times -
The party, once relatively unified on foreign policy issues, has some key members seeking to cut off funding for the wars. Other Republicans criticize what they see as a growing 'isolationist' agenda within the party.

Obama Kicks Off Fatherhood Initiative

Obama is kicking off something called the year of Strong Fathers, Strong Families as part of his Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

Aide: GOP criticizes Obama, but offers no solid solutions to problems

Detroit Free Press -
AP WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist is dismissive of the Republicans who want his boss' job, saying Sunday that they are eager to criticize the Democratic incumbent without offering substantive ways to help the country.

AIRSHOW-Paris jinx grounds planes but deals soar

Reuters -
LE BOURGET, France, June 20 (Reuters) - Airbus faced the unexpected and daunting task on Monday of delivering a marketing blow to rival Boeing and maintaining momentum for a revamped jet with its two flagship planes grounded at the Paris ...

Congress Likely to Probe Money Market Funds Over Greek Exposure

Fox Business -
A Congressional hearing on the mutual fund industry this week will likely put money market funds under scrutiny for any holdings of Greek debt and other euro zone investments.

US charity giving rebounds from economic slump

WASHINGTON - US charitable giving rebounded in 2010 after a horrific slump stemming from the global economic downturn, a survey showed Monday.

Japan export dip to hurt recovery

BBC News -
Japanese exports dropped more than expected in May, renewing worries about the pace of Japan's recovery from an earthquake and tsunami.

.Coke? .Nike? Internet Name Shakeup Signals Big Changes for Brands

Fox News -
A forthcoming ruling by the board that approves Internet names and address could allow for countless new top level domain names such as ".

Apple Holding Back New MacBook Airs for Finalized Lion OS

PC Magazine -
Apple is reportedly holding back on the release of new MacBook Air notebooks powered by Intel's Sandy Bridge chips and other products until Mac OS X Lion is ready for prime time, according to AppleInsider.

Box Office: Big Budget 'Green Lantern' Under Performs & Big Gains Needed -
While final numbers will come out tomorrow, early estimates suggest that Big Lantern, with its budget of $200 million, will under perform.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' wins big at Daytime Emmy Awards

Chicago Sun-Times -
“The Bold and the Beautiful” was the big winner at Sunday night's Daytime Emmy Awards. The CBS soap was named best daytime drama, the third consecutive win for the series.

Clarence Clemons' death touches musicians, E Street bandmates, fans

Detroit Free Press -
For music lovers who are old but not that old, there's a shock that comes with hearing the Cars and... The day is glowing and the grass sparkling green outside Adam Young's modern subdivision house, but... Just as they reinvented the teen years and the ...

Baseball notes: Edwin Rodriguez quits as Marlins manager

Detroit Free Press -
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Edwin Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history, resigned Sunday after less than one year on the job with the Florida Marlins.

A most happy return for Serena

Boston Globe -
AP / June 20, 2011 Shortly after treatment for clots in her lungs, she went back into the hospital because of a hematoma, a large gathering of blood under the skin on her stomach.

Pence diagnosed with elbow sprain after MRI -
LOS ANGELES -- The Astros got good news out of Houston on Sunday when an MRI on Hunter Pence's injured left elbow showed no tears or ligament damage.

Swisher Makes Cubs Pay for Their Strategic Move

New York Times -
The Yankees' Nick Swisher hit a three-run home run as Chicago Cubs' Geovany Soto looked on during the eighth inning in Chicago.

A-Rod not concerned about shoulder issue -
CHICAGO -- Alex Rodriguez said Sunday night that his left shoulder is not a cause for concern, this coming after a report on ESPNNewYork.

Portable pools pose summer risk for kids

Reuters -
Children cool off in a inflatable pool during a heatwave in the Brooklyn section of New York July 6, 2010. By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With the hot summer months arriving, a new study warns that caregivers need to be thinking about ...

FBI looking for weight-loss doctor charged with fraud

Los Angeles Times -
Federal authorities are asking for the public's help in locating Gautam Gupta, a physician now wanted on fraud charges whose ads promising weight loss are well-known in the Chicago area.

Food allergies affect 1 in 12 kids: study

Reuters -
Price labels of half gallons of milk for sale are seen in a store in New York April 7, 2011. By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in 12 kids in the United States may have a food allergy, according to new findings based on an online survey ...

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