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Michael Jackson dies at 50

USA Today - Steve Jones - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Carl De Souza, AFP By Steve Jones, USA TODAY On a magical night in 1983, Michael Jackson struck a pose on stage, clasping the black fedora on his head with his white sequined glove.

Mousavi aide banned from leaving Iran

PRESS TV - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The head of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi's information committee, Abolfazl Fateh, has not been allowed to leave the country for Britain.

Farrah Fawcett

FOXNews - Hollie McKayAllison McGevna - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Farrah Fawcett, the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as the vivacious Jill Munroe in the 1970s television series “Charlie's Angels,” died in a Santa Monica hospital.
Farrah Fawcett dies at 62 Hollywood Reporter

Has Britain Replaced the US as Iran's 'Little Satan'?

TIME - Adam Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
If the number of protesters on the streets of Tehran has thinned in recent days - a result of the bloody crackdown by police and militia that continued in parts of the capital on June 24 - there's little ...

Brimming with Nuclear Bombast, North Korea Warns Foes

New York Times - Choe Sang-Hun - ‎5 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - About 100000 North Koreans rallied and marched in Pyongyang on Thursday, the Communist state's official media reported, as the regime threatened a “fire shower of nuclear retaliation” against the United States and ...

Iraqi bombings kill scores ahead of US withdrawal

The Associated Press - Patrick Quinn - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - The bombing of a Baghdad bus station Thursday pushed the death toll from a weeklong series of blasts near Shiite targets to about 200, calling into question Iraq's ability to provide security as US combat troops slowly withdraw from ...

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Sanford's Security Detail Had Been Trying to Locate Him

Washington Post - Carol D. LeonnigEd O'Keefe - ‎1 hour ago‎
The security detail for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was actively searching for him over the weekend and concerned about his safety, but getting the runaround from his staff in trying to contact him, the director of the state's ...

Robert Gibbs to be sacrificed at Hawaiian Luau tonight

Christian Science Monitor - Jimmy Orr - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Tonight every White House reporter who ever felt like President Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs was spinning them can get their revenge.

Obama eyes Meredith Baker for US FCC position

Reuters - John PoirierJeremy Pelofsky - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate Meredith Attwell Baker to a Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday.

Bernanke Denies Bullying Bank of America

BusinessWeek - Elise CraigPhil Mintz - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a House committee that while he warned Bank of America (BAC) CEO Ken Lewis against pulling out of the acquisition of Merrill Lynch late in 2008, he didn't threaten punitive action ...

Micron 3Q Loss Widens On Lower Sales, Write-Down

Wall Street Journal - Aja CarmichaelKathy Shwiff - ‎54 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Micron Technology Inc.'s (MU) fiscal third-quarter loss widened on lower sales and a write-down on the value of its imaging unit, but its gross margin turned positive after three negative ...

Yahoo! Just Has To Execute

Forbes - Quentin Hardy - ‎2 hours ago‎
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In a clear, no-nonsense style, Yahoo! Chief Executive Carol Bartz on Thursday described her plan to save Yahoo!

Palm Pre Demand 'Strong and Growing' Says CEO

Wall Street Journal - Ben Charny - ‎58 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Palm Inc. (PALM) Chief Executive Jon Rubinstein said Palm's Pre smartphone sales have been "strong and growing," but didn't get any more specific about the smartphone's sales.

Windows 7 Half-Price Sale Starts Friday

InformationWeek - Paul McDougall - ‎1 hour ago‎
Microsoft is offering deep discounts on its next operating system in effort to boost sales. By Paul McDougall Consumers who pre-order a copy of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system will receive more than 50% off the retail price for a limited time ...

'Hottest Girls' App Sales Sizzle Developer's Servers

ChannelWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
Demand for the "Hottest Girls" application through the Apple iTunes AppStore has apparently overwhelmed the developer's servers and the application -- the first with nudity to be offered through the Apple site -- is temporarily unavailable.

"Transformers" $60.6 million debut topples record

Reuters - Laura IsenseeBob Tourtellotte - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Action movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" pummeled US box offices on its Wednesday debut, raking in $60.6 million in the second biggest single-day gross ever, box office watchers said on Thursday.

Perez Hilton Sues Black Eyed Peas Manager, Apologizes For Slur

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎9 hours ago‎
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, reports Reuters.
Hilton Sues Black Eyed Peas Manager San Francisco Chronicle

More nominees might help Oscar process (or not)

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it's changing a fundamental rule for its best picture selection: From now on- or, for at least as long as this lasts - the Academy will have 10 best picture nominees, instead of five.

Reports: Nets deal Carter to Magic for Alston, Lee

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by FOXSports.com Just hours before the NBA Draft, the Magic may be making the biggest move of the day. Orlando has agreed in principle to trade Rafer Alston, Courtney Lee and Tony Battie to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for eight-time All-Star Vince ...

Fans showing US love after Confed Cup upset

FOXSports.com - ‎19 minutes ago‎
AP BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) - A week ago, the US men's soccer team was barely an afterthought, its struggles hardly stealing the spotlight from golf, baseball or "Jon & Kate.

Shaquille O'Neal traded to Cleveland Cavaliers for 3 players, cash

Los Angeles Times - Mark Heisler - ‎1 hour ago‎
LM Otero / AP Shaquille O'Neal, right, talks with LeBron James during an East All-Star basketball practice on February 18, 2006.

Falco urges health care overhaul at Capitol rally

The Associated Press - Ann Sanner - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Award-winning actress Edie Falco, cable television's no-nonsense "Nurse Jackie," delivered a stern message to lawmakers Thursday: fix health care.

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 1 million Americans have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu, which continues to produce mild illness and a fairly quick recovery in patients, US health officials said Thursday.

Few sexually active teens in US get HIV test -CDC

Reuters - Julie SteenhuysenMohammad Zargham - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, June 25 (Reuters) - Nearly half the HIV-positive US adolescents and young adults are unaware of their infection, and less than a quarter of sexually active high school students are tested for the virus, US health officials said on Thursday.

Climate bill showdown: Obama, Dems pressing hard

The Associated Press - Josef HebertDina Cappiello - ‎11 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pushed urgently Thursday for passage of legislation to confront global warming, billing it as a job-creating machine rather than the costly "job killer" Republicans denounced.

Obama pledges push this year for immigration reform

Reuters - Doug PalmerMohammad Zargham - ‎15 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama tapped a top Cabinet official on Thursday to work with Congress to speed immigration reform as senators warned another failed effort could doom chances for a generation.

Supreme Court: Strip search of 13-year-old student was ...

MiamiHerald.com - Michael Doyle - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the strip search of a 13-year-old student violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure.