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'Net big enough for Michael Jackson and Iran

msnbc.com - Helen A.S. Popkin - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Helen AS Popkin News of Michael Jackson's death broke on the Internet late Thursday afternoon. Not long after that, the Internet broke too.

Major energy-climate bill chugs toward House vote

The Associated Press - Josef HebertDina Cappiello - ‎22 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - With President Barack Obama lobbying by phone, the Democratic-controlled House churned toward a showdown vote Friday on historic legislation to reduce pollution linked to global warming and to power the nation with cleaner but more ...

Iran Cleric Calls for Protest Leaders to Be Punished 'Harshly'

Bloomberg - Ali SheikholeslamiHeather Langan - ‎36 minutes ago‎
June 27 (Bloomberg) -- A leading Iranian cleric urged authorities to punish demonstration organizers to deter the opposition from seeking to annul the June 12 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Baghdad market bombing adds to soaring death toll

CNN International - ‎5 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A market bombing in central Baghdad killed 15 people Friday morning, continuing the spike in violence as the deadline approaches for the United States to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities.

OIL FUTURES: Crude Settles Below $70 On Weak Equities

Wall Street Journal - Madalina Iacob - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Crude oil futures settled below $70 a barrel Friday, under pressure from weak equities and concerns over sluggish oil demand.

G8 calls on Iran to halt election violence

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
TRIESTE, Italy (AFP) - The Group of Eight leading powers on Friday deplored post-election violence in Iran but refrained from questioning President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's re-election victory.

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Chief Justice Roberts once wrote about limits on presidential ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidents named Reagan, Bush and Clinton applauded Michael Jackson in his lifetime. John Roberts, now the nation's chief justice, said there were limits to adulation of a pop star.

Scandal burdens S. Carolina governor in economic task

Reuters - Matthew Bigg - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The US state of South Carolina faces economic problems that would tax any governor, let alone one embroiled in a sex scandal and fighting for his political survival, economists and politicians said on Friday.

US Attorney's statement on Conyers' guilty plea

Detroit Free Press - ‎25 minutes ago‎
The following is US Attorney Terrence Berg's statement on City Council member Monica Conyers' guilty plea this morning. Good morning.

Stocks end mixed as savings rate jumps

Houston Chronicle - Madlen Read - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Mel Evans AP FILE - In this April 11, 2009 file photo, Joe Walls empties a bag of fifty-cent-pieces into a Penny Arcade coin counting machine at TD Bank in Fairless Hills, Pa.

US Economy: Consumer Spending Rises as Incomes Gain

Bloomberg - Shobhana Chandra - ‎1 hour ago‎
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Consumer spending rose in May as benefits from the Obama administration's stimulus plan spurred a jump in American incomes, a sign that efforts to revive the economy are starting to pay off.

US to 'Quickly' Sell Warrants When Banks Repay TARP

Bloomberg - Robert SchmidtRebecca Christie - ‎46 minutes ago‎
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Treasury plans to sell warrants obtained as part of the financial bailout “quickly” after banks repay government shares.

Microsoft Windows 7 Price Cut Seen As Good Strategic Move

Wall Street Journal - John Letzing - ‎2 hours ago‎
Shares of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) fell a day after the software giant said a price cut will be offered as part of its impending release of a new version of Windows.

Apple Bans 'Hottest Girls' iPhone App

InformationWeek - Antone Gonsalves - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Apple threw cold water on the "Hottest Girl" iPhone app, removing the software from the App Store after the developer started showing pictures of topless women.

Palm Not Worried About Competition

ChannelWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
Less than three weeks after Palm released the Palm Pre to smartphone-hungry masses, the struggling smartphone maker took a $105 million hit in the fiscal fourth quarter, its eighth consecutive losing quarter.

Michael Jackson death caught entertainment journalists unprepared

Los Angeles Times - Tina Susman - ‎2 hours ago‎
News organizations had planned coverage of Farrah Fawcett's death, but Jackson's unexpected passing leaves them scrambling to put reporters on the story.
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Michael Jackson's notoriety could hurt resale value of his old haunts

Los Angeles Times - Lauren Beale - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Michael A. Mariant / AP Michael Jackson fans Elia Barbosa, left, and Amanda Tongen, both from Santa Maria, Calif., read a farewell note at a makeshift memorial at the gates of the pop icon's former estate, Neverland Ranch, in Los Olivos, Calif.

'Transformers' grabs $28.6 mil on Day 2

Hollywood Reporter - Gregg Kilday - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Transformers: Rise of the Fallen" continued to steamroll across the boxoffice landscape Thursday, picking up an estimated $28.6 million in its second day of release at the North American boxoffice.

Federer comes through first test

BBC Sport - Piers Newbery - ‎1 hour ago‎
Roger Federer remains the man to beat at Wimbledon after surviving his first serious test against 27th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round.

Knicks' interest heightens Rubio hype

ESPN - Chris Sheridan - ‎1 hour ago‎
GREENBURGH, NY -- The New York Knicks are curious whether Ricky Rubio will wind up in Minnesota or Spain next season, curious enough that team president Donnie Walsh was planning to contact Minnesota by the end of the day Friday to ...

Shaq goes back to No. 33

The Associated Press - Tom Withers - ‎22 minutes ago‎
CLEVELAND (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal hasn't picked out a house in Cleveland yet. He has chosen a jersey number - his old one.

Australia reports fourth flu-related death

Xinhua - Mu Xuequan - ‎22 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Australia reported the fourth death related to influenza A/H1N1 in the country Friday while the number of confirmed cases in Thailand soared to 1132.

Survival in Seattle: Cardiac-arrest deaths vary by city

CNN - Theresa Tamkins - ‎2 hours ago‎
This story was originally published on Health.com on September 23, 2008. cnnhealth is republishing it today because of interest in cardiac arrest after the death of Michael Jackson.

Commentary: Simple HIV test can save lives

CNN - Kevin Fenton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Editor's note: Kevin Fenton is director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Updates: Strip Searches, Jon and Kate and More

New York Times - Lisa Belkin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Daniel Hauser, the 13-year-old Minnesota boy who went on the lam in order to avoid chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, is responding well to the court ordered treatment.

5 defendants plead no contest in 'Jena Six' case

CNN - ‎18 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Five of the six black high school students charged with attempted murder in 2006 for allegedly beating a white classmate pleaded no contest in a Louisiana court Friday, closing the book on a racially charged case.

Patrick says he'll approve tax hikes; measures will raise more ...

Boston Globe - Matt Viser - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Get ready to shell out more at the cash register. Governor Deval Patrick said today he would sign a budget that would raise more than $1 billion in new revenues by hiking taxes on everything from satellite dishes to ...