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Afghan Questions Arise as Petraeus Takes Over

CBS News - David Martin - ‎41 minutes ago‎
In this file photo, Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Petraeus is expected to be quickly and easily confirmed by the Senate.
Petraeus's Opportunity Wall Street Journal

Isner finally a winner in marathon match at Wimbledon

Chicago Tribune - Diane Pucin - ‎1 hour ago‎
WIMBLEDON, England - The final shot came off the racket of John Isner on Thursday, a backhand hit with a single purpose late in the afternoon on Court 18 of the All England Club.

Congress Fails to Pass an Extension of Jobless Benefits

New York Times - David M. Herszenhorn - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Senate failed to pass legislation Thursday that would have extended unemployment subsidies for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have exhausted their jobless benefits, as Democrats and Republicans traded ...

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Obama hails Gillard rise as 'historic'

The Australian - Brad Norington - ‎40 minutes ago‎
BARACK Obama has offered his congratulations to Julia Gillard on becoming Australia's first female prime minister. Describing her elevation as an "historic step", the US President said today he looked forward to working with Ms Gillard and to speaking ...
Gillard 'next for the knife' Sydney Morning Herald

Obama and Medvedev Talk Economics

New York Times - Jackie Calmes - ‎35 minutes ago‎
President Obama and President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia (second right) talked after ordering lunch on Thursday at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va.

13 killed as train hits festival-goers in Spain

Telegraph.co.uk - Alastair Jamieson - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Thirteen young revellers have been killed after a high-speed passenger train hit them as they crossed a railway track south of Barcelona on their way to a beach celebration.

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Suspected tornado shatters largest city in Conn.

The Associated Press - John Christoffersen - ‎33 minutes ago‎
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A suspected tornado tore through Connecticut's largest city Thursday, toppling trees and power lines and collapsing a building as a powerful line of storms swept across parts of the Northeast.

House Curbs Pay Cut for Medicare Doctors

FOXNews - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Doctors who care for senior citizens on Medicare won't face a 21 percent pay cut thanks to a House vote Thursday night. The House of Representatives approved a six-month patch of the so-called “doc fix.

JD Hayworth calls infomercial a mistake

USA Today - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Former congressman JD Hayworth said the 2007 infomercial he appeared on that directed people to apply for federal grants was a mistake and that he regrets his association with the firm that made it.

New Apple iPhone draws thousands to stores around the world

Los Angeles Times - Michelle Maltais, David Sarno - ‎1 hour ago‎
Some analysts are projecting that Apple will have sold up to 1 million iPhones by the end of the gadget's first day in stores.

Financial overhaul negotiations focus on bank trading, derivatives

Washington Post - Brady Dennis - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Lawmakers scrambled Thursday to solidify a series of political deals in an effort to get a bill overhauling the nation's financial regulation to President Obama by July 4. As the House-Senate conference committee played out its endgame, ...

Conrad Black's Revenge

Wall Street Journal - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Vague laws beget injustice, and in a trio of decisions yesterday the Supreme Court dispensed with major parts of a murky statute that has long been used as a catch-all tool to criminalize business.

Apple iOS 4 Is an Upgrade Worth Having

eWeek - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The updated operating system for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch brings a raft of new features to these mobile devices; iPhone 3GS users in particular will be able to congratulate themselves, knowing they finally have an OS that pushes the smartphone to ...

Twitter Settles With FTC Over 'Happiness' Breach

Wired News - Kim Zetter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Twitter has agreed to implement a new security program and submit to a security audit from a third party as part of a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over breaches the micro-blogging service experienced in 2009 that ...

On New iPhone, a Mystery of Dropped Calls

New York Times - Miguel Helft - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple's touch-screen smartphone has been a sensation since Day 1 three years ago, and many who own the device believe it to be almost perfect - if only it worked better as a phone.

Kristen Stewart Thinks Some 'Twilight' Merchandise Is 'Really Weird'

MTV.com - Kara Warner - ‎50 minutes ago‎
'I've heard that there are pretty obscene items that you can get with the boys' faces on them,' the actress says. By Kara Warner With any hugely successful movie franchise comes endless vehicles for promotion and opportunities for sponsored product ...

Box office preview: 'Knight & Day' and 'Grown Ups' are no match for 'Toy Story 3'

Entertainment Weekly - Nicole Sperling - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Image Credit: Frank MasiFrom the looks of it, Fox is determined to score a hit with their Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz-starrer Knight & Day.

A year in the afterlife of Michael Jackson

USA Today - Edna Gundersen, Steve Jones - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By Dave Hogan, Getty Images By Edna Gundersen and Steve Jones, USA TODAY Though gone too soon, Michael Jackson left a tall legacy and a tower of hits when he died at 50 a year ago on Friday.

Italy's Demise Started With Roster Selection

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Simone Pepe of Italy, left, stood by as members of the Slovakian team celebrated. Slovakia defeated Italy, 3-2. More Photos » By ROB HUGHES The Times's soccer blog has the 2010 World Cup covered from all angles, with news, features and live analysis of ...

Blazers fire GM Kevin Pritchard

Portland Business Journal - Andy Giegerich - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The Portland Trail Blazers have fired the executive often credited with shaping the playoff team's current core. General manager Kevin Pritchard was told less than an hour before the NBA draft started on Thursday that today would be his last day of ...

Report: Bulls agree to trade Hinrich to Wizards

MiamiHerald.com - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network The Chicago Bulls have reportedly agreed to trade guard Kirk Hinrich and the 17th overall pick in tonight's NBA Draft to the Washington Wizards.
NBA draft live updates Los Angeles Times

Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

BusinessWeek - Steven Reinberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Ninety percent of Americans are eating more salt than they should, a new government report reveals.

Whooping Cough Now Epidemic in California

ABC News - John Gever - ‎11 hours ago‎
California is facing what could be the state's biggest outbreak of pertussis since 1958, according to its top public health official.

Obama proposes interim health protections

Los Angeles Times - Noam N. Levey - ‎3 hours ago‎
The regulations, all outlined in the healthcare overhaul bill, include barring insurance plans from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions.

Tori Spelling sets the record straight

CNN - Katie McLaughlin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tori Spelling spent four hours at a book signing at a Borders store, taking time to chat and pose for snapshots. New York (CNN) -- You'd think that Tori Spelling showing up three hours late to her own book release party was the ...

Lose a General, Win a War

New York Times - Thomas E. Ricks - ‎Jun 23, 2010‎
FOR most of our nation's history, the armed services have had a strong and worthy tradition of firing generals who get out of line.

Eliot Spitzer: From Sex Client to CNN Rising Star

TIME (blog) - James Poniewozik - ‎Jun 23, 2010‎
Who Do You Have to Sleep With to Get a CNN Show? Ask Eliot Spitzer! So it's official: Eliot Spitzer, one of America's top ten favorite former governors forced from office by sex scandal, will be co-hosting a nightly opinion roundtable show on CNN.

FBI says new phone scam targets your bank account

WalletPop (blog) - ‎Jun 21, 2010‎
The FBI is warning consumers to be on the alert for scammers who tie up their phone lines while emptying their bank accounts. These "telephone denial-of-service" attacks are similar to ones that have been used by hackers for years to crash websites by ...

The New Ways Hotels Track You and Your Complaints

Wall Street Journal - Sarah Nassauer - ‎Jun 23, 2010‎
You might think that the only ones following your online musings are your mom and college pals. But if they include a gripe about a hotel, the front-desk clerk at the offending property may be listening, too.