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BP Readies New Plan to Contain Oil Leak

Wall Street Journal - Susan Daker - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Navy airship lands in New Orleans on Thursday. The manned craft will provide logistical support for oil-spill response efforts. Oil giant BP PLC said it could start work on a new effort to contain the crude gushing from the leak in the ...
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NEW: Spy swap idea originated with the US

CNN - Dugald McConnell, Suzanne Malveaux - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna, Austria, a US official and Russian media said.
Wall Street Journal - The Associated Press - RIA Novosti - AFP - Wikipedia: 2010 Russia – United States prisoner swap

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Miami Heat's celebration was only a beginning

MiamiHerald.com - Greg Cote - ‎14 minutes ago‎
WEB VOTE How many NBA titles will the Heat win in the next five years? BY GREG COTE The three superstars were in back of the massive stage curtains, yet to be introduced, as a giant video screen beamed their highlights to the adoring crowd Friday night ...

Mel Gibson probed in abuse case

MiamiHerald.com - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a statement Thursday confirming they had launched an investigation into domestic violence claims involving the Oscar winner and his ex girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, emanating from an alleged incident that ...

Google compromise pays off with renewal of license in China

Washington Post - Keith B. Richburg - ‎3 hours ago‎
Images from around the world, including Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup, protests in Sri Lanka, the Tour de France, a beached whale and more news and features.

Suicide bombers kill more than 65 in Pakistan

Los Angeles Times - Nasir Khan - ‎6 hours ago‎
The attack in a busy market near the Afghan border demonstrates the insurgency's potency despite recent offensives. The target may have been a local anti-Taliban tribal militia.

Judge Cuts File-Sharing Fine to $67500

PC World - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Even after cutting a damages award in a file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said Friday the new fine was still excessive.

Outcry over Iran

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The outright barbarism of the Iranian regime was demonstrated once more by the intention until late yesterday to stone Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to death.

FDA review reinforces possible Avandia risks

Boston Globe - Matthew Perrone - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP / July 10, 2010 WASHINGTON - An exhaustive 700-page federal review reinforces potential ties between the diabetes pill Avandia and an increased risk of a heart attack and death, opening the door for government action, ...

Obama stumps for Reid, defends economic policies

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAS VEGAS - President Obama wrapped up a two-day campaign swing yesterday with a full-throated defense of his economic policies and a warm-hearted embrace for the Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, a one-time boxer who is counting on the ...

Arizona immigration law costs and savings

Arizona Republic - ‎1 hour ago‎
The upcoming enforcement of SB 1070 has caused many illegal immigrants to flee Arizona. The scope of the monetary effects depends on how much of the illegal-immigrant population leaves.

Lady Gaga Fans Camp Out For Days For 'Today' Performance

MTV.com - Kimberly Reynolds - ‎9 hours ago‎
'I wanted to cry. It was amazing. It was beautiful,' one little monster says after Friday's set. By Nuzhat Naoreen, with additional reporting by Kimberly Reynolds NEW YORK - When Derrek Lutz's family kicked him out of his house for being homosexual, ...

Basis of Ruling on Gay Unions Stirs Debate

New York Times - Kirk Johnson - ‎4 hours ago‎
A judge's decision on Thursday declaring that a state law allowing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts should take precedence over a federal definition of marriage has exposed the fractures and fault lines among groups working to bolster ...

Lohan 'scared to death' of jail, plans to appeal

msnbc.com - Jill Serjeant - ‎8 hours ago‎
Lindsay Lohan broke down in tears beside her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley as a judge sentenced the star to 90 days in jail. by JILL SERJEANT LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan is "scared to death" about going to jail, and is planning to appeal her 90-day ...

North Korea shrugs off ship and calls for nuclear talks

Reuters - Jack Kim, Andrew Quinn - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks and signaled satisfaction that a UN Security Council statement did not directly blame it for the sinking of a South Korean warship.

Blizzard Sounds the Retreat on Real Forum Names

PC Magazine - Chloe Albanesius - ‎7 hours ago‎
Amid a firestorm of protest from its users, Blizzard backed down on plans to require users in its "StarCraft II" and "World of Warcraft" forums to use their real names.

NTP Sues Apple, Google, Other Smartphone Makers

Wall Street Journal - Roger Cheng - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--NTP Inc., best known for getting a settlement from Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM, RIM.T) over email technology, is shifting its legal sights to a number of smartphone makers, including Apple ...

Adrien Brody Flexes Muscles in "Predators"

ABC News - Iain Blair - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It has been 23 years since "Predator," a commando action film, sci-fi mash up starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, hit movie screens.

Exports Hit Record in China, as Trade Gap Surges 140%

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BLOOMBERG NEWS China's trade surplus for June widened to the highest level this year and exports for the month climbed more than expected, hitting a record.

France: Police Search Offices of Heiress's Wealth Manager

New York Times - Steven Erlanger - ‎3 hours ago‎
The police on Friday searched the Neuilly-sur-Seine offices of Patrice de Maistre, the wealth manager for Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to the L'Oréal fortune, in an effort to uncover evidence tied to allegations that Mrs.

Boeing Bids for Tanker, and Overhauls 767 Production

New York Times - Christopher Drew - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As Boeing filed its bid on Friday for a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, the company said it was changing the production line of its 767 jets to cut costs and better compete with a rival bid.

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