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Iran election annulment ruled out

BBC News - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Iran's legislative body, the Guardian Council, has said there were no major polling irregularities in the 12 June election and ruled out an annulment.

Red Line 'horror'

Baltimore Sun - Robert LittlePaul West - ‎1 hour ago‎
A rush-hour collision between two crowded trains on Washington's subway system killed at least six people Monday evening and injured dozens, trapping commuters in a stack of twisted rail cars still being scoured for ...

Submarine in search for black boxes of crashed Air France plane

guardian.co.uk - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A French military submarine is being used to try to find the missing black boxes from the crashed Air France plane, after faint signals from the boxes were picked up by French vessels in the Atlantic ocean, Le Monde reported today.

Yesterday in parliament

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tory John Bercow won the race to replace Michael Martin as Speaker. He topped all three secret ballots - beating his only challenger in the third, Sir George Young, by 51 votes.

Digtal World: Lessons for Israel from @Iran, courtesy of Twitter

Jerusalem Post - David Shamah - ‎27 minutes ago‎
If you hadn't heard of Twitter before, you've certainly become aware of its existence - and its impact - over the past several weeks, as what appears to be the second Iranian Revolution has gained steam.

French president: Burkas not welcome here

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS, France (CNN) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the wearing of burkas on Monday, saying the traditional Muslim garment that covers women from head to toe was a "sign of subservience" and was not "welcome in France.

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Supreme Court narrows but preserves Voting Rights Act

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎1 hour ago‎
The justices leave Section 5 safeguards intact while allowing municipalities with a clean record to 'bail out.' Clarence Thomas dissents, saying he would strike down the provision.
A narrow ruling on voting rights Philadelphia Inquirer

Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking

Los Angeles Times - Christi Parsons - ‎1 hour ago‎
The president oks legislation that gives the FDA regulation power and aims to stop youth-marketing. By Christi Parsons Reporting from Washington -- Citing his own experience as a teenage smoker, President Obama on Monday predicted that a new law giving ...

Spokesman: SC governor hiking Appalachian Trail

The Associated Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says the chief executive is hiking the Appalachian Trail, which explains his perplexing absence.

Toyota confirms new management under Akio Toyoda

Reuters - Nobuhiro KuboChang-Ran Kim - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp confirmed Akio Toyoda as its new president on Tuesday, promoting the grandson of the company's founder to guide the world's No.1 automaker through the worst downturn in its history.

Stocks tumble on world economy forecast

Philadelphia Inquirer - Madlen Read - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP NEW YORK - A surprisingly bleak forecast for the world economy pushed stocks to their biggest loss in two months. Major stock indexes tumbled by more than 2 percent yesterday, after the World Bank estimated the global economy would ...

Oil Drops as Equities Decline on Concern Over Deeper Recession

Bloomberg - Yee Kai - ‎1 hour ago‎
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell in New York for a third day as equity markets declined amid concern the recovery in the global economy will be slow.

Experts: Apple Disclosure 'Falls Short'

BusinessWeek - Arik Hesseldahl - ‎4 hours ago‎
Apple's handling of reports that CEO Steve Jobs had a liver transplant has rekindled concern among corporate governance experts that the company and its board are disclosing too little, too late on the health of its highest-ranking ...

Even Recession Can't Dampen Demand for a Faster iPhone

Washington Post - Mike Musgrove - ‎3 hours ago‎
Evidently, a faster iPhone is enough to get consumers to reach for their wallets again. Apple announced yesterday that it sold 1 million units of its latest iPhone over the weekend.

Android Atlas

CNET News - Taylor Wimberly - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Ion gives a taste of what to expect with the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G. T-Mobile has finally unveiled its second Android phone, but how does it stack up with the carrier's first release?

'Jon & Kate Plus 8' stars to divorce

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jon and Kate ready to litigate? After months of speculation, the famed reality couple from TLC's "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is heading to divorce court.
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Brown admits Rihanna assault

BBC News - ‎10 minutes ago‎
R&B singer Chris Brown has pleaded guilty in the US to one count of assault on his former girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. The last-minute plea deal came before a hearing at a Los Angeles court at which Rihanna was due to give evidence.

Black-eyed blogger: Perez Hilton says he was assaulted

MiamiHerald.com - Adrian Ruhi - ‎1 hour ago‎
At around 3 am Monday morning, gossip blogger Perez Hilton accused Black Eyed Peas frontman will.I.Am and his entourage of assaulting him in Toronto, after the MuchMusic Awards.

Glover a good fit

Boston Globe - Michael Whitmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lucas Glover's 3-over 73 in the final round was good for a two-shot victory. (Morry Gash/Associated Press) By Michael Whitmer FARMINGDALE, NY - An hour from Broadway, the 109th US Open finally delivered the drama it had been lacking, with heartwarming ...

Fehr is ready to step down

Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Whether he will be remembered as the union chief who brought labor peace to baseball for the last 14 years, or the one who oversaw a work force beset by a steroid scandal after earlier presiding over a strike that canceled ...
Baseball players' exec Fehr to retire St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mainieri says LSU knows its work isn't done at CWS

The Associated Press - ‎22 minutes ago‎
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - LSU coach Paul Mainieri needs to say only two words to remind his team about the pitfalls of celebrating a Game 1 victory in the College World Series finals: Fresno State.

State's only swine flu death still a mystery

Boston Globe - Stephen Smith - ‎3 hours ago‎
The only person known to have died of swine flu in Massachusetts suffered from none of the underlying medical conditions that can turn a relatively mild viral infection into a life-threatening illness, city disease trackers disclosed ...
Pandemic Reality Check Washington Post
County sees first case of H1N1 influenza Helena Independent Record

No health reform without a public option, Lee vows

San Jose Mercury News - Josh Richman - ‎10 hours ago‎
OAKLAND - Progressives must keep demanding a single-payer health care system to ensure that the reform package Congress eventually votes upon at least has a robust public option, Rep. Barbara Lee told local health care and community ...

Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results

U.S. News & World Report - Alan Mozes - ‎11 hours ago‎
MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who visit their primary care physician for routine blood tests or screenings are often not informed of the results, a new study finds.

LA mayor Villaraigosa won't run for governor

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will not run for governor of California, saying now is the time to focus on his city's spiraling unemployment rate and budget deficit.

Judge orders Guantanamo detainee freed

The Associated Press - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - The discovery of suicide martyr videos seemed certain proof that Abd al Rahim Abdul Rassak was part of al-Qaida.
Judge: Free man at Guantanamo Philadelphia Inquirer
National Briefing Los Angeles Times

Pakistanis Flee Tribal Zone as Army Prepares Assault on Taliban

Bloomberg - Khalid QayumMichael Heath - ‎1 hour ago‎
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Thousands of Pakistani civilians fled a tribal zone bordering Afghanistan as the military prepared an offensive to drive Taliban insurgents from the area.