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Analysis: Fine line for Obama on Iran

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - So much for studied neutrality. Even as he said he wasn't doing it, President Barack Obama threw his rhetorical might behind the protesters in Iran, a risky move he hopes will force the hardline regime to deal peacefully with its ...

Train in fatal crash had emergency brake on

Los Angeles Times - Lena H. SunLyndsey Layton - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Investigators also find evidence that the train was in automatic mode, meaning the onboard computer should have slowed it down. Monday's wreck killed nine people.

For the Gov, A Little 'Me Time'

Washington Post - Wil Haygood - ‎33 minutes ago‎
After all those weird stares, after he fought against stimulus money meant to help his fellow South Carolinians who've lost jobs at an astounding rate, after the blitzkrieg of complaints from Democrats, no one had to tell Gov.
Governor's Hike Reopens Rifts Wall Street Journal

Western Journalists Among Reporters Detained in Iran

Washington Post - Tara Bahrampour - ‎36 minutes ago‎
After a hotly contested election pitting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against leading challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi, the government declared Ahmadinejad the winner on June 13.

Who was Neda? Slain woman an unlikely martyr

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- The young woman who last weekend emerged as a powerful symbol of opposition to the Iranian government embraced life in many ways, but there was little about her that would have led her friends to predict she would become a martyr, ...
Neda's Legacy Washington Post

Pakistan's Plans for New Fight Stir Concern

Washington Post - Pamela ConstableHaq Nawaz Khan - ‎2 hours ago‎
CAMP JALOZAI, Pakistan -- As they bake in a sea of plastic tents under the relentless sun, families displaced by the recent army campaign against Taliban forces in the Swat Valley have a single, burning question about the Pakistani ...

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Vote Set on House Climate Bill

Washington Post - Steven MufsonPaul Kane - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The Washington Post's Steven Mufson weighs in on the latest efforts by Democrats to steer a House vote on cap and trade legislation.

Gates Creates Cyber-Defense Command

Washington Post - Ellen Nakashima - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates issued an order yesterday establishing a command that will defend military networks against computer attacks and develop offensive cyber-weapons, but he also directed that the structure be ready to ...

Easing a College Financial Aid Headache

New York Times - Christopher Capozziello - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Al Thomas, a Norwalk Community College counselor, helped Roberta Jurik, left, and her daughter Jacqueline fill out an aid form. By TAMAR LEWIN The Obama administration is moving to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or Fafsa, ...

Delay Points to Difficulties With Composites

Wall Street Journal - Andy PasztorPeter Sanders - ‎2 hours ago‎
Despite the steadily increased use of carbon-fiber composite parts in airlines, Boeing Co.'s disclosure Tuesday of design troubles with its 787 Dreamliner highlights the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance ...

China Says Its Limits on Raw-Material Exports Meet WTO Rules

Bloomberg - Jennifer M. FreedmanMark Drajem - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bloomberg News “China believes the relevant policy is in accordance with WTO rules,” the Ministry of Commerce said in a faxed statement today.

Quick Airport-Screening Service Shuts Down

Washington Post - Jonathan Starkey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Frequent fliers shuffled back into long security checkpoint lines in airports across the country yesterday after Verified Identity Pass shut down Clear, its expedited screening service.

Apple's Jobs has excellent prognosis after transplant

Reuters - Patrick RuckerPeter Cooney - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Steve Jobs has an excellent prognosis following a liver transplant, the Memphis, Tennessee, hospital that performed the surgery said on Tuesday.

With Jobs Back From Leave, Would Apple's Cook Bolt?

ChannelWeb - ‎5 hours ago‎
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' health has been in the news this past year as often as new iphones, ipods and iphone operating systems. And with Jobs temporarily sidelined, it's also meant more time in the spotlight for Apple's chief operating officer, Tim Cook, ...

Intel, Nokia Both Should Win in Partnership

PC World - ‎3 hours ago‎
The partnership Intel and Nokia announced on Tuesday to develop future mobile devices should help both companies, though analysts are skeptical whether it will result in any actual products.

The Sound And the Hurry!

Washington Post - John Anderson - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The robots are back to wage another war in this sequel, directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

Ed McMahon: Television's singular sidekick signs off

USA Today - Robert Bianco - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Ethan Miller, Getty Images By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY The show's era as an icon ended with the death of Johnny Carson , but as long as his "hi-yo" sidekick, Ed McMahon , was still with us, some part of the era was as well.

"Jon & Kate" breakup wins large TV audience

Reuters - Alex DobuzinskisBob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If misery loves company, then reality TV couple Jon and Kate Gosselin had plenty of both Monday night when millions of viewers watched on television as the parents of eight announced they were breaking up.

Cardinals 3, Mets 0 Punchless Mets Ground Themselves Into a Loss

New York Times - Chris Hine - ‎38 minutes ago‎
His team decimated by injuries, Manager Jerry Manuel said before Tuesday's game that the Mets need to find an identity. Without much power in their lineup, the Mets will have to scrap for runs by stealing bases and hitting and running.

Greinke rights Royals, himself in win

MLB.com - Dick Kaegel - ‎39 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON -- Zack Greinke put an end to the Royals' five-game skid and his own string of futility on Tuesday night. Greinke pitched the Royals to a 2-1 Interleague victory over the Houston Astros in front of 30949 fans at Minute ...

Braves 4, Yankees 0

New York Times - Tyler Kepner - ‎1 hour ago‎
John Bazemore/AP Brian McCann hitting a run-scoring double to center field on a low pitch from Chien-Ming Wang in the Braves' three-run third inning.
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Obama Backers Hope 'Story Bank' Aids Health Reform

Wall Street Journal - Janet Adamy - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- A group that helped elect President Barack Obama is building a database of complaints from Americans about health care to help him push through an overhaul.

German authorities warn of swine flu mutation risk

Reuters - Marc JonesMark Trevelyan - ‎10 hours ago‎
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal agency for infectious diseases said on Tuesday there were signs the H1N1 swine flu virus had started to mutate and warned it could spread in the coming months in a more aggressive form.
WHO says swine flu death toll at 231 United Press International

Weight-loss surgery cuts cancer risks in women

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Weight-loss surgery may help obese women lower their risk of developing cancer, Swedish researchers said on Tuesday.

LA Unified OKs $1.6 billion in cuts over three years

Los Angeles Times - Jason Song - ‎1 hour ago‎
Plan makes layoffs more likely for 4000 teachers and staff, though union leaders are trying to save jobs. By Jason Song The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved nearly $1.6 billion in cuts over the next three years that will result in ...

Former Vice President Cheney to publish memoir: report

Reuters - ‎26 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has signed a publishing deal for about $2 million to write a memoir of his life in politics, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Silvio Berlusconi denies claim that he paid women for sex in his home

Times Online - Richard Owen - ‎5 hours ago‎
A defiant Silvio Berlusconi insisted yesterday that he had never paid a woman for sex, as pressure mounted on the Italian Prime Minister to explain his actions amid lurid allegations that he had entertained escorts and call-girls at his home.