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Democrats continue hammering GOP over Barton apology to BP

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, raised eyebrows last week with his defense of BP at a congressional hearing. Washington (CNN) -- A top Democrat kept up the Joe Barton drumbeat Sunday, saying the Republican legislator's defense of BP ...

Italy forwards still can't find the target

USA Today - Andrew Dampf - ‎22 minutes ago‎
For the second consecutive game, the defending champion controlled play from start to finish but no forward hit the target save for Vincenzo Iaquinta's penalty shot in a shocking 1-1 draw with 78th-ranked New Zealand ...

Israel lifting blockade of Gaza 'except for military items'

CNN - Guy Azriel - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israel plans to ease its blockade of Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday following an Israeli Security Cabinet meeting, a step welcomed by the United States and Middle East envoy Tony Blair.
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Car Bombs Strike Second Major Iraq Bank

New York Times - Khalid D. Ali, Timothy Williams - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - A pair of car bombs detonated simultaneously outside Iraq's Bank of Trade on Sunday morning, killing 26 people and wounding 52 others in the second attack on a major government financial institution in ...

Poland votes to replace president killed in air crash

The Guardian - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Poles were voting to chose a president today, two months after the death of the incumbent, Lech Kaczynski, and with his twin, Jaroslaw, fighting an uphill battle to try to replace him.

Royal wedding

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married her former personal trainer, Daniel Westling, in a lavish ceremony at Stockholm cathedral.

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Focus Shifts to BP's Dudley

Wall Street Journal - Guy Chazan, Joann S. Lublin - ‎14 minutes ago‎

McConnell: GOP filibuster of Kagan Supreme Court nomination possible

CNN International - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Washington (CNN) -- The top-ranking Senate Republican refused Sunday to rule out a filibuster against Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Volunteers recruited to help in oil spill threat

CNN - ‎8 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Efforts to minimize the damage from the huge oil spill from a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are under way, but wildlife conservation groups say the oil could pose a disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastal areas.
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For the Yuan, Beijing Proves Chess Master

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Peaple - ‎14 minutes ago‎
In the never-ending game over China's currency, Beijing has made what chess commentators might term a sharp move. By unexpectedly announcing it will allow greater exchange-rate flexibility, without specifics on how far or fast the yuan ...

Strike Ends at Toyota's China-Based Supplier

Wall Street Journal - Norihiko Shirouzu - ‎48 minutes ago‎
TIANJIN, China—A strike at a Toyota Motor Corp.-affiliated parts supplier that had forced the Japanese auto maker to suspend production in this northeastern port city was resolved over the weekend, helped in part by swift ...

BP: No Decision To Sue Anadarko Over Oil Spill Costs

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON (Dow Jones)--Embattled oil company BP PLC (BP) said Sunday that it hasn't decided whether to sue Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Conflicting Apple Notifications Stir New iPhone 4 Buzz

CBS News - Charles Cooper - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The Sunday morning tech buzz features a bevy of conflicting rumors about the slow-motion debut of what's likely going to be the hit tech product of 2010 so far.

Apple, ATandT Snafus Marked iPhone 4 Preorder Debut

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple and AT&T had the best and worst of weeks, when the iPhone 4's first day of pre-order availability resulted in sales of 600000 units and the total meltdown of both companies' ordering systems.

Fear and Loathing at E3: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony

PC World - Chris Holt - ‎Jun 19, 2010‎
"We can't stop here, this is nerd country," I told the taxi driver as we sped off, leaving behind a group of angry French game developers whose cab I had just snaked.

'Toy Story 3' sets record for a June opening

USA Today - Scott Bowles - ‎1 hour ago‎
Toy Story 3 logged the biggest debut in June history, taking in $109 million this weekend and extending Pixar's streak of opening at the top of the box office to 11.

Father's Day brings back fond memories of Dad

NOLA.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The last time I bought a Father's Day present for my dad was in 1975. I'm not sure what I gave him, but it was probably a Preservation Hall record, if I was able to find one he didn't have already.

Lifeline Live: Your ticket to all that's entertainment

USA Today - Ann Oldenburg - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Happy Sunday, Lifeline readers. USA TODAY's Lorena Blas here, checking in with some celebrity news items from the weekend. First up: Lady Gaga is making headlines again in another dust-up with a Major League Baseball team in New York.
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Final round of the US Open .. it's Dustin Johnson's to win or lose

USA Today - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The final round of the 110th US Open is underway at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Get your scores here, or here.) Dustin Johnson, a two-time winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, begins the final round t 6 under, three shots better than Graeme ...

Noisy night is something Marlins look to forget

The Associated Press - Tim Reynolds - ‎18 minutes ago‎
MIAMI - When Florida outfielder Cody Ross arrived for work Sunday morning, he grabbed a bright yellow vuvuzela from his locker and sent noise blaring through the Marlins' clubhouse.

France players refuse to train in protest at WCup

The Associated Press - Jerome Pugmire - ‎2 hours ago‎
KNYSNA, South Africa - France's World Cup team refused to train Sunday in protest of Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the squad.

CDC statistics reveal misuse of prescription pain drugs up 111% in 4 years

The Money Times - Neka Sehgal - ‎2 hours ago‎
The emergency visits due to nonmedical use of oxycodone increased by 152 percent over the time frame while that of hydrocodone rose by 123 percent increase and that of methadone exhibited a 73 percent ...

Shock for NZ smokers

New Zealand Herald - Martin Johnston - ‎2 hours ago‎
New Zealand smokers suck out 1.62mg of nicotine a cigarette, far more than Australians' 1.36mg. Photo / Brett Phibbs New Zealand smokers are exposed to much more nicotine from cigarettes than are Australians, ...

Senate Passes Plan to Stop Medicare Pay Cuts to Doctors

New York Times - Carl Hulse - ‎Jun 19, 2010‎
WASHINGTON - With lawmakers worried that older Americans relying on Medicare could begin losing access to health care, the Senate on Friday approved a six-month plan to prevent a steep cut in doctors' fees paid by the federal health ...

The Breeders' Cup

Wall Street Journal - Bryan Caplan - ‎Jun 19, 2010‎
Social science may suggest that kids drain their parents' happiness, but there's evidence that good parenting is less work and more fun than people think.

Cameron Diaz: 'I'm Always Traveling For C**k'

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jun 16, 2010‎
Cameron Diaz opens up about her love life, working with ex Justin Timberlake and her love of rough sex in a new Playboy interview.

Sources: NFLPA advised Haynesworth about skipping minicamp

Washington Post (blog) - Jason Reid - ‎Jun 16, 2010‎
The NFL Players Association advised Albert Haynesworth about the possible disciplinary action he might face from the Redskins for skipping this week's mandatory minicamp, including the potential forfeiture of a prorated portion of his signing bonuses, ...


SI.com - Bob Rosato - ‎Jun 16, 2010‎
Vince Young led the Titans to wins in eight of their final 10 games last season. Just when you think Vince Young has matured to the point where he is ready to be a consistent starting quarterback in the NFL and the face of the Titans franchise, ...

A Best Friend? You Must Be Kidding

New York Times - Hilary Stout - ‎Jun 16, 2010‎
PLAYGROUP Margaret Guest, center, in striped shirt, often has groups of friends at her home in Dunwoody, Ga. By HILARY STOUT FROM the time they met in kindergarten until they were 15, Robin Shreeves and her friend Penny were inseparable.