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Tehran Tense, Quiet, After Week of Sometimes Violent Protests

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
By VOA News Iran's capital appears tense but quiet early Sunday, with no reports of large-scale protests after a week of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed election victory.

Review: Two dozen sports reminiscences ponder the father-son ...

San Jose Mercury News - Dave Newhouse - ‎1 hour ago‎
There have been enough baseball books written about fathers and sons playing catch, it seems, to fill an entire book store. It is sports literature ad nauseam, and it's never-ending.
Obama's example: Putting family first San Francisco Chronicle

Truck Bomb Kills Dozens in Northern Iraq

New York Times - Steven Lee MyersAlissa J. Rubin - ‎12 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - A suicide truck bomb exploded in a volatile region of northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 68 people and wounding nearly 200 more, even as Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki pledged that attacks like it would not ...

Ethiopia rejects Somali request

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Ethiopia has refused a request by Somalia for military support to fight insurgents, saying such an intervention would need an international mandate.
Somalis issue plea for help Philadelphia Inquirer

Text: News Conference with Obama and Lee

New York Times - ‎Jun 16, 2009‎
Following is a text of the news conference held by President Obama and President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea on Tuesday, as released by the White House.

NKorea criticizes US nuclear protection of South

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has criticized the US for reaffirming its nuclear protection of South Korea during a recent summit, saying it exposed a US plot to launch atomic war.

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Wide support for government health plan: poll

Reuters - Paul SimaoPeter Cooney - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans strongly support fundamental changes to the healthcare system and a move to create a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll published on Saturday.

Obama Defends Proposed New Agency

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama defended his proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency in his weekly radio address yesterday, saying it would tamp down the kind of deceptive lending practices and complicated contracts he said often hurt consumers.

Obama draws guffaws after cracking wise at correspondents dinner

New York Daily News - Leo Standora - ‎Jun 20, 2009‎
President Obama turned jokemaster-in-chief at the 65th Annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner last night and had them in stitches.

Stanford Indicted in $7 Billion Scheme With Antiguan Regulator

Bloomberg - Bill McQuillenJustin Blum - ‎20 hours ago‎
June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Texas financier Allen Stanford was indicted with a former Antiguan regulator on charges they helped direct a $7 billion fraud that US prosecutors said put the “integrity ...

Daimler, Porsche Dismiss Report of Talks Over Stake

Bloomberg - Chris Reiter - ‎15 hours ago‎
June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG and Porsche SE dismissed a report about potential talks over a Daimler investment in Porsche as “speculation.

Florida's unemployment rate hits 10.2 percent

MiamiHerald.com - Scott AndronJoel Poelhuis - ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
Florida's unemployment rate broke a psychological barrier in May, entering double digits for the first time in 34 years. Although Florida's economy could start to grow again early next year, experts say unemployment ...

iphone upgrades could hurt some applications

San Francisco Chronicle - Ryan Kim - ‎5 hours ago‎
The iphone caused upheaval when it appeared two years ago, changing what people thought they could do with their mobile phones. The ripples are still coming.
Analyst says iPhone to dominate in 2009 United Press International

Damages of $1.9 million could backfire on music industry

Reuters - Ben SheffnerDean Goodman - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - The recording industry secured a resounding victory last week when a Minneapolis jury awarded the four major labels $1.92 million in damages after unanimously finding that a 32-year-old mother had willfully ...

IPhone fever drops a notch as 3G S debuts

Los Angeles Times - Jake Stevens - ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
Eugene Watson of Los Angeles is first in line for the new I Phone 3G S at the Apple store in The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.

Sandra Bullock finally has top film at box office

Reuters - Dean GoodmanJackie Frank - ‎12 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sandra Bullock took the crown at the weekend box office in North America for the first time in 10 years with her latest romantic comedy, according to preliminary sales data issued Saturday.
The Proposal TheCelebrityCafe.com

Reports: Jon Gosselin Scoping Out Apartments in New York City

FOXNews - ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
AP Reality TV stars Jon Gosselin and his wife Kate Gosselin from the TLC series, 'Jon & Kate Plus 8.' Reality TV stars Jon Gosselin and his wife Kate Gosselin from the TLC series, 'Jon & Kate Plus 8.' NEW YORK - Reports that Jon Gosselin is looking for ...

New Acropolis Museum opens with lavish party

The Associated Press - ‎13 hours ago‎
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Gods, heroes and long-dead mortals stepped off their plinths into the evening sky of Athens on Saturday during the lavish launch of the new Acropolis Museum, a decades-old dream that Greece hopes will also help reclaim a cherished ...

Surprise leader Barnes soaking it all in

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
FARMINGDALE, NY - The US Open that doesn't feel like a US Open continued yesterday at Bethpage Black, complete with scoring records, partial rounds, 7:22 pm tee times, and more Doppler radar shots than the evening newscast.

Plenty of zip by ace

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Both had stood on the Fenway Park mound for the biggest of moments. Both had shown postseason genius, helping lead the Red Sox to a curse-breaking championship and a greatness-solidifying championship.

Brian Roberts' homer lifts Orioles over Phillies

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
He hits it with two out in the ninth, and Baltimore holds on for a 6-5 win over Philadelphia. Baltimore 6, at Philadelphia 5: Brian Roberts hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth against fill-in closer Ryan Madson to lift the Orioles.
Orioles hand Phils fifth straight loss Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Will Obama's healthcare reform be a cure or a panacea?

Los Angeles Times - Doyle McManus - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rising opposition is pushing the Democrats to compromise. How far will they go to get a bill passed? President Obama's healthcare plan, the centerpiece of his domestic agenda, has run into serious trouble.

Who will compensate Mexico for false swine flu reports?

Arizona Daily Star - Andrés Oppenheimer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The swine flu outbreak that has wrecked Mexico's economy may become a case study in reckless journalism. It now turns out that it's not clear whether the H1N1 pandemic originated in Mexico, as first reported, or in the United States.

Jobs Said to Get Liver Transplant During Apple Medical Leave

Bloomberg - Connie Guglielmo - ‎3 hours ago‎
June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs, on medical leave since January, had a liver transplant about two months ago, a person familiar with the matter said.

Obama under pressure

OregonLive.com - Susan Nielsen - ‎6 hours ago‎
UnknownYou can hear a faint buzz of dismay any time President Obama falls to behave precisely like a liberal superhero. Leave it to a fatly buzzing fly to embody the peskiest part of President Obama's job: No matter what ...
Obama's Fly Move New York Times

Rail cars explode, kill woman in Illinois

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP A 41-year-old woman was killed as she tried to run from her vehicle to safety after railroad tank cars holding thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol derailed at a crossing and exploded, authorities said Saturday.

The high court flunks a DNA test

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Jun 19, 2009‎
After noting that DNA testing has an "unparalleled ability both to exonerate the wrongly convicted and to identify the guilty," a five-member majority of the Supreme Court said there was no right to the convincing reviews.
Innocents Lost Washington Post