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Split Deepens in Iran as Rafsanjani Family Targeted

Bloomberg - Henry MeyerLadane Nasseri - ‎41 minutes ago‎
June 22 (Bloomberg) -- Splits within Iran's ruling elite deepened after police arrested relatives of an ex-president and Parliament's speaker said that most Iranians questioned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's electoral ...

Bomb seriously hurts head of Russia's Ingushetia region

Reuters - ‎12 minutes ago‎
NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) - The head of Russia's Muslim region of Ingushetia was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to the Kremlin's fragile rule of the North Caucasus.

Troops under rocket attack in tribal Pakistan

AFP - ‎34 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Militants have fired rockets at Pakistani forces in a lawless northwest tribal region, officials have said, as jets targeted the hideouts of fighters loyal to a feared Taliban warlord.

Q+A: What might happen with monitored North Korean ship?

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
(Reuters) - The US Navy is tracking a North Korean ship under a new UN resolution that bars Pyongyang from trading in weapons, including missile parts and nuclear material.

Obama stays with careful response to Iran crisis

The Associated Press - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he does not want to become a scapegoat for Iran's leadership as postelection upheaval continues, but Republicans are still saying the new president is being too cautious.

Australia PM Rudd faces crisis week

Washington Post - Rob Taylor - ‎20 minutes ago‎
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was facing his biggest political crisis on Monday with rivals accusing his government of abuse of power and a belligerent Senate poised to reject a key election promise.

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Suspect in Craigslist slaying to be arraigned Monday

CNN - ‎46 minutes ago‎
BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- A 23-year-old medical student, indicted on a first-degree murder charge in a killing tied to Craigslist, is to appear at an arraignment hearing Monday morning.

California budget Q&A: How did we get here? Where are we going?

Sacramento Bee - Steve Wiegand - ‎1 hour ago‎
This is usually the time of year when state legislators begin sparring in earnest over the adoption of a new state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. But this week they're scheduled instead to begin sparring in earnest ...

Gates Foundation chooses colleges for new program

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP SEATTLE -- Fifteen community colleges and five states have been chosen for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's new program aimed at improving remedial education at the college level and raising graduation rates of low-income and minority students.

Anglo shares soar after Xstrata seeks merger talks

Reuters - Eric OnstadJon Loades-Carter - ‎31 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Anglo American Plc (AAL.L) jumped as much as 12 percent on Monday after rival Xstrata sought talks about a merger of equals to better compete in a consolidating mining sector.

Asian Stocks Rise on Growth Optimism; Nissan Motor, ICBC Gain

Bloomberg - Shani Raja - ‎41 minutes ago‎
June 22 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose, led by automakers and financial companies, as a government report showed confidence among Japanese manufacturers improved this quarter and on speculation Chinese banks will boost lending.

Big Japan Firms Less Pessimistic

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Monahan - ‎59 minutes ago‎
TOKYO -- Large Japanese firms grew less pessimistic about the economy in the April-June quarter as a slight pickup in global demand boosted sentiment among manufacturers, a government survey showed Monday.
Japan business sentiment improves United Press International

T-Mobile's second Android phone won't come with keyboard

Computerworld - Nancy Gohring - ‎1 hour ago‎
IDG News Service - Just like T-Mobile USA's first Android phone, the new myTouch will feature Google applications and is made by HTC.

How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web

Wired News - Brian X. Chen - ‎4 hours ago‎
A growing chorus claims that Apple's questionable approval policy for its iPhone application store raises issues with net neutrality.

What's next for Jammie Thomas-Rasset?

Ars Technica - Nate Anderson - ‎8 hours ago‎
Jammie Thomas-Rasset has at least six options for moving forward after the massive $80000 per song judgment handed down against her.

'The Proposal' gets a big 'yes' at the box office

Los Angeles Times - Joe Flint - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds star in “The Proposal,” which exceeded even the most optimistic projections for its opening weekend.

Chris Brown hearing arrives

Los Angeles Times - Harriet Ryan - ‎7 hours ago‎
Spiking interest in the defendant, the R & B singer, and the alleged victim, Rihanna, has the media jostling for position. By Harriet Ryan Since the explosion of gossip blogs and the resurgence of celebrity magazines, LA's courthouses have grown used ...

Kate and Jon to make major announcement: divorce?

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Uh-oh. Is it the D-word? Jon and Kate Gosselin have an announcement. Those are the words that appear on the screen in a new TLC promo for a one-hour Jon & Kate Plus Eight special episode, airing 9 pm Monday.
Jon minus Kate plus 8 TheCelebrityCafe.com

Matsuzaka back on DL

Boston Herald - John Tomase - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Red Sox [team stats] placed Daisuke Matsuzaka [stats] on the disabled list with a mild right shoulder strain, and he might not be back for a while.

Still in the hunt at US Open, Mickelson has fans on his side

Philadelphia Daily News - Mike Kern - ‎1 hour ago‎
FARMINGDALE, NY - It would, of course, go down as one of the ultimate stories ever: Phil Mickelson finally wins the US Open, in front of his adoring New York fans, as his wife Amy watches from their home in San Diego while she prepares to ...

Kahne, Petty get back on course

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kasey Kahne got fired up after distancing himself from Tony Stewart on a late restart and ending a 37-race winless streak. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) Associated Press / June 22, 2009 Kasey Kahne gave struggling Richard Petty Motorsports a ...

No health care? Expect a requirement to get it

The Associated Press - ‎49 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't have health insurance? Don't want to pay for it? Too bad. It's looking like President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are going to require you to pick up the bill.

Apple Should Disclose Transplant If Jobs Stays CEO, Experts Say

Bloomberg - Connie Guglielmo - ‎2 hours ago‎
June 22 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. should disclose whether Steve Jobs had a liver transplant if he returns to work this month in the role of chief executive officer, corporate governance experts said.

Swine flu cases continue to rise

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the West Midlands now stands at 1006, according to the Health Protection Agency. Another 146 cases were confirmed on Sunday, figures show.

Israel's top leaders voice support for Iran demonstrators

Los Angeles Times - Richard BoudreauxBatsheva Sobelman - ‎7 hours ago‎
They are asking whether the theocratic regime may be crumbling. The new outspokenness appears to reflect a belief that reaching out to moderates in Iran would be in Israel's long-term interest.

NY gov. says he'll push for vote on gay marriage

WCAX - ‎11 minutes ago‎
AP - June 22, 2009 4:05 AM ET ALBANY, NY (AP) - Gov. David Paterson says he will make sure state senators vote on a same-sex marriage bill before they break for the summer.

Fears of Iraq hostage families after two bodies found

Telegraph.co.uk - Duncan Gardham - ‎1 hour ago‎
The families of three British hostages abducted from the Iraqi Finance Ministry in Iraq are clinging to the hope their loved ones are still alive.