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Obama to confront McChrystal at White House

Reuters - Matt Spetalnick, Phil Stewart - ‎58 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will confront his top Afghanistan commander on Wednesday before deciding whether to fire him over inflammatory comments that have angered the White House and threatened to undermine the war effort.

South Carolina Republicans buck biases in runoff election

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The conservative state's GOP nominates Nikki Haley for governor and Tim Scott for Congress in a runoff vote. Mississippi, North Carolina and Utah also hold nomination contests for November's midterms.

Judge blocks White House ban on drilling

Houston Chronicle - Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Mary Flood - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Oil from BP's Macondo well creates an eerie tapestry in the Gulf of Mexico near Orange Beach, Ala. Environmentalists said the federal judge who rejected the ban on deep-water drilling was overlooking the risk of another such spill ...

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Britain Unveils Emergency Budget

New York Times - John F. Burns, Landon Thomas Jr - ‎5 hours ago‎
London commuters faced the grim budgetary news on Tuesday. Most government departments were headed for a 25 percent cut. By JOHN F. BURNS and LANDON THOMAS Jr.

5 Killed in Attack on Turkish Military

New York Times - Sebnem Arsu - ‎9 hours ago‎
Turkish police inspected the wreckage of a military bus after a roadside bomb killed four people and injured 15 on Tuesday in Istanbul.

'Israel has unfairly shouldered blame'

Jerusalem Post - Tovah Lazaroff - ‎3 hours ago‎
World hostility toward Israel is largely an expression of international exasperation that the conflict with the Palestinians has lasted for so long, France's Ambassador for Human Rights François Zimeray told The Jerusalem Post on ...

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Mike Lee wins Utah GOP Senate primary

Deseret News - Lisa Riley Roche - ‎1 hour ago‎
SOUTH JORDAN - Attorney Mike Lee appears to have defeated businessman Tim Bridgewater in the Utah GOP Senate primary. "It looks like we're not going to pull it off," Bridgewater said shortly before 11 pm He said he's run a good ...

Miranda rights may complicate SB 1070 enforcement

Arizona Republic - Gary Nelson, Michael Ferraresi - ‎38 minutes ago‎
As the effective date of Arizona's new immigration law nears, new concerns are being raised by municipal officials about how to effectively enforce it without creating a legal and financial ...

All sides pressing Frank on finance bill

Boston Globe - Matt Viser - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Representative Barney Frank, trying to complete intense negotiations between the House and Senate over a massive revision of financial regulations, is coming under significant lobbying pressure from across the political ...

Asian millionaires worth more than Europeans: study

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
SINGAPORE - Asian millionaires are worth more than their European counterparts for the first time, with India and China leading the way, a study said Wednesday.

Toyota says China plant output to remain suspended

Reuters - Alison Leung, Fang Yan - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co (7267.T) halted production at a car making factory in southern China on Wednesday, making it the second car maker after Toyota Motor Corp (7203.

Oil Falls a Second Day as US Stockpiles Rise, Home Sales Drop

BusinessWeek - Ben Sharples, Yee Kai - ‎1 hour ago‎
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil fell for a second day in New York amid speculation rising supplies in the US and a surprise drop in home sales signaled the world's largest energy consumer may be struggling to sustain a ...

The First iPhone 4 Reviews: Spoilers Ahead!

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
The first reviews of the iPhone 4 are out, and the general consensus is positive. However, limitations like FaceTime's Wi-Fi-only functionality are causing some concern.

Apple's Upgraded iPhone Is OK, But Here's What iOS 4 Is Missing

PC World - ‎9 hours ago‎
About 75 percent of my excitement over iOS 4 involves its potential as a platform, not the features that are available right now. So my mind is already racing ahead to the features I'd like to see in iOS 5. Compared to most cell-phone software upgrades ...
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Google Voice Now Open to Everyone in the US

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google's telephony management application Google Voice is now open to all US residents, as the company on Tuesday removed the requirement for prospective users to receive an invitation in order to sign up for the service.

"Twilight" Fans Camp out for Days Ahead of Premiere

ABC News - Alex Dobuzinskis - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Under a glaring California sun, "Twilight" fans took shelter in camping tents on Tuesday, as they awaited their date with Robert Pattinson and other stars from the latest film in the vampire romance series.

'Knight' crawler

Boston Herald - James Verniere - ‎2 hours ago‎
Not to be confused with the Cole Porter tune, locally shot Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action-movie romp “Knight and Day” is a mashup of romantic comedy and “Mission: Impossible” tropes.

The `Bachelor' is a bachelor again

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hold the wedding plans, ABC. Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi won't be making it to the grand finale, after all. Last season's Bachelor pick -- and frequent audience member during his stint on Dancing with the Stars -- is no longer his fiancée.

Angels continue winning ways over Dodgers, 6-3

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
They overcome a brutal baserunning gaffe by Juan Rivera and improve to 4-0 this season over their neighbors to the north. Angels right fielder Bobby Abreu hits a three-run home run off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of the ...

Yanks' late outburst enough for Pettitte

MLB.com - Bryan Hoch - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHOENIX -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 592nd career home run and drove in three runs as the Yankees rallied past the D-backs, 9-3, on Tuesday at Chase Field.

Vargas ensures Mariners a smooth victory

MLB.com - Mike McCall - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seattle picked up right where it left off last weekend, backing solid pitching with just enough offense to take a 2-0 victory over the Cubs in front of 27975 at Safeco Field on Tuesday.

Obama warns insurance companies not to unnecessarily raise costs

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By NC Aizenman President Obama met with the chief executives of more than a dozen major insurance companies at the White House on Tuesday to caution them against using new requirements in the recently enacted health-care reform legislation as a pretext ...

McDonald's faces lawsuit over Happy Meals

Los Angeles Times - Sharon Bernstein - ‎4 hours ago‎
A watchdog group says giving away toys with Happy Meals contributes to childhood obesity and threatens to sue. McDonald's cites healthful menu choices.

Cigarette ads to be curtailed

myFOXlubbock.com - ‎23 minutes ago‎
The US Department of Health and Human Services reports 400000 Americans die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. The FDA is now implementing new regulations cracking down on marketing to children.
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Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎Jun 19, 2010‎
Father's Day brings this offering of a dubious milestone: Husbands are now just as stressed out as their harried wives. For decades, the debate about balancing work and family life has been framed as an issue for women.

Lakers violence: LAPD releases raw video of mob attacking cab, seeks public's help

Los Angeles Times (blog) - ‎Jun 19, 2010‎
Violence erupted within 30 minutes of the game's end as rowdy fans poured out of area bars and, shortly after, the 19000 ticket-holders inside Staples began to emerge.

Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

CNBC - ‎Jun 18, 2010‎
Mountains of rotting food found at a government warehouse, soaring prices and soldiers raiding wholesalers accused of hoarding: Food supply is the latest battle in President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution.

Faustus Makes a Deal

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Jun 21, 2010‎
It was the winter of 2007. Dr. Faustus, the famous left-wing philologist, was sitting in a coffee shop in despair over the Bush-Cheney regime and the future of his country.

'Phineas and Ferb' to be Disney's next big marketing vehicle

Los Angeles Times - Dawn C. Chmielewski - ‎12 hours ago‎
Disney is giving its offbeat 'Phineas and Ferb' cartoon the full marketing treatment, with a full line of merchandise and a movie in the works.