Saturday, June 30, 2012

Obama donors

  • In an anxious conference call from Air Force One, Obama asked campaign donors to send more money. Lloyd Grove obtained the tape and describes the presidential pitch.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • President Obama warned top donors that he believes Republicans can take Congress and the White House this year and criticized the media for "hyperventilat[ing]" about Mitt Romney raising more money than his campaign in May.
  • (Washington Examiner)
  • Within hours, a fundraising appeal under Obamas name warned donors of Romneys undo-it plans and said, We cant allow that to happen. We have to win this election.
  • (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
  • DURHAM, N.H. - When President Obama makes a campaign stop here this afternoon, hell have an anonymous donor to thank for defusing what had been a growing controversy over the cost of the presidential visit to local taxpayers.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • That money isnt coming from big time donors at fundraisers, but is made up of 55,000 separate donations, with 65 percent of those people donating for the first time.
  • (Town Hall)
  • President Obama is seeking to turn fundraising challenges into a fundraising tool.
  • (USA Today)
  • The amounts will ultimately be a matter of public record when the campaigns are required to disclose their donors to the FCC. Why not give details now? "That's not the point," said Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.
  • (ABC News)
  • President Barack Obama's re-election campaign filed a complaint the Federal Election Commission Tuesday demanding that Crossroads GPS, the well-funded Republican advocacy organization, disclose its donors.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • As per usual, I dont particularly care what some jackass comedian has to say about politics, but I do pay a bit more attention to what a jackass million-dollar Obama Super PAC donor has to say on world events.
  • (Town Hall)

Levi johnston bristol palin

  • Levi Johnstons refusal to take ex-girlfriend Bristol Palins calls or meet with her in person was recently played out on Palins new Lifetime show, Lifes A Tripp. But according to his new girlfriend, Johnston had good reason to be so elusive.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Ouch.
  • (Hollywood.com)
  • Everyone knows Levi Johnston is no prize. Bristol Palin certainly drives that message home in this weeks Lifes a Tripp. She complains about him endlessly -- and understandably so.
  • (The Stir)
  • And Levi Johnston, Bristols former fiancé and Tripps dad? Um, no. On the show well see Palin calling him to visit Tripp, but he never does.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • They call "Papa" Todd Palin. In a confessional, Bristol says that she needs Willow to come back They have a highly contrived conversation about Levi Johnston's impending book release. 'It's going to be hell," the sage Willow says.
  • (ABC News)
  • According to a report in Star Magazine, Bristol Palin wanted her ex, Levi Johnston to appear in the series, but Levi refused, and according to Levi's fiancee, Bristol has retaliated out of spite.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  • Her new reality show, "Life's a Tripp," might have opened to disastrous reviews, but Bristol Palin is confident that the future that she'd gotten pregnant by her then-boyfriend Levi Johnston while still a teen and, of course, unmarried.
  • (Softpedia)
  • During the altercation, Bristol asked if he hates her Did you ride Levi [Johnston] like that? He added: Your mothers a wh***.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Bristol occasionally calls her mother for advice, but Tripp's father, Levi Johnston, 22, who is estranged from the Palin family, is not seen. Much of the narrative revolves around Bristol's attempts to shame her ex-boyfriend into seeing his son.
  • (New York Times)

Is A Smart Thermostat

  • Nest introduced its smart thermostat in October of last year only to find that there was greater initial demand for its product than originally thought. It has taken months for supply to catch up.
  • (Gigaom.com)
  • The Nest, everyones favorite smart thermostat, has just gotten what looks like its first utilities deal.
  • (The Verge)
  • The dog days of summer are upon us, and along with all that fun in the sun comes another somewhat less plesant side effect; Inflated electricity bills.
  • (Earth 911)
  • Nest Labs has won over Apple, home improvement giant Lowe's and investors with its sleekly designed thermostat loaded with intelligent features that allow it to learn.
  • (SmartPlanet.com)
  • The Nest Learning Thermostat(TM) learns about the customers lifestyle Connected: Nest Mobile and Web Apps allow the customer to control Nest from anywhere using a smart phone, tablet or laptop.
  • (Businessweek)
  • "Most homeowners are paying more money on their energy bill for less thermostat functionality," said WarmlyYours President/Owner Julia Billen.
  • (PRWeb)
  • Here are some tips to help you beat the heat in your home: 1) Set it smart: Keep the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher in the summer to save a little cash.
  • (KWWL)
  • Homeowners can also save money by… Installing a programmable thermostat. This "smart thermostat" can turn on the air conditioner to the desired set point one hour before you arrive, avoiding the need to run the system all day.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Start with making your heating and cooling systems more efficient. So-called smart thermostats now are available and are easy to use. The Nest thermostat is one such device that actually learns from your familys behavior.
  • (Toledo Blade)

Arianna huffington

  • Huffington, in constant conversation with her team and possible collaborators, heads to back-to-back lunches, scheduled to maximize her time. Arianna Huffington believes she can give you a better life.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • (CBS News) Author and filmmaker Nora Ephron spent the last few years writing nearly 100 blog entries for the Huffington Post at the invitation of her longtime friend Arianna Huffington.
  • (CBS News)
  • This article originally appeared on American Express Open Forum. Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post, turned a blog into a multi-million dollar media empire in a few short years.
  • (The Business Insider)
  • (CBS News) Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Media Group, is such a proponent of getting more sleep that shes installed two nap rooms at The Huffington Post, her online news website.
  • (CBS News)
  • That is a question I have been pondering in recent days, after I attended the Elly awards in New York at which Arianna Huffington, creator of The Huffington Post, was honoured.
  • (Financial Times)
  • NEW YORK – Arianna Huffington will resurrect the Shadow Conventions to parallel the Republican and Democratic national conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C., later this summer.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • At 3:30 p.m.
  • (SYS-CON Media (press release))
  • Republican Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is fighting back against what he says is a misinterpretation of his words at a recent stop. Hovde, a hedge fund manager in his first political campaign, told the Brookfield, Wisc.
  • (Chicagoist)
  • Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gathers thousands of innovative thinkers and practitioners in advertising and media from around the world to talk about whats new and whats next in our brave new digital world.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gathers thousands of innovative thinkers and practitioners in advertising and media from around the world to talk about whats new and whats next in our brave new digital world.
  • (madison)

DIY Wedding Favors

  • If you're planning a planet-friendly wedding this summer, you're likely pondering ways to cut costs, reduce waste and shrink the footprint of your special day.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Photo by: K and K Photography Dianna and Chantha hung a paper sign at their DIY wedding above the table containing their sweet wedding favors -- jars of jam and honey for guests.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • hire a wedding coordinator who can bring your vision to life. Showcase your photos- Display photos around your guest tables or display a huge photo of you and your partner for your guest to sign.
  • (Examiner)
  • As favors, guests picked up Mexican cookies made and decorated by one of the grooms relatives and wrapped in gold cellophane. The Leals cake was decorated with flowers and linens in a lush presentation for $3,700.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • DIY Soda Pop Party Décor Tips Buy a box of inexpensive paper soda jerk hats and give them as favors or let the kids personalize their own. · New or vintage bottle caps have countless possibilities for party use.
  • (ksl.com)
  • ChicCandyBuffet.com offers hundreds of bulk candy choices for party planners, moms, brides, and DIY-ers who want to to create cost effective party favors for all of your guests,""said Valerie Thomson, frequent wedding companion.
  • (PR-USA.net)

Netflix outage

  • NEW YORK -- Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours. Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram used its Facebook fan page to communicate with users of its photo-sharing service.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • An outage of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud in North Virginia has taken down Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, and other services.
  • (Venturebeat.com)
  • Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram were all down Friday due to the storms. These websites were not working, leaving millions at a loss with their favorite pass times unavailable.
  • (Examiner)
  • Netflix appears to be back up and running, but Pinterest, Instagram and Heroku still appear to be down.
  • (Forbes)
  • Service on Netflix and Pinterest was out for a few hours late Friday. Instagram - the app that allows everyone you know to post photos of what theyre eating on Facebook, Twitter, etc. - was still out as of midmorning Saturday.
  • (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • Netflix, Instagram, and Pinterest werent the only victims of a power outage: 1.5 million people in the Washington D.C. area are now without power, which is particularly dangerous given the triple-digit temperatures.
  • (Gawker)
  • Pinterest suffered a shorter outage, with just about an hour in between its fall and relaunch. Presumably, millions of users added speedy tech support to their pinboard. As for Netflix, it also suffered a loss in service, about three hours in total.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest, among others, were all out of service for a period following the Cloud outage. As of Saturday the Cloud remained affected but many of the sites were back up and running. Virginia Gov.
  • (USA Today)

Princess beatrice dress

  • So which take on the dress do you prefer: Marisa Tomeis fashion forward ensemble or Princess Beatrices soft, feminine look? Check out the photos below and tell us what you think.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • But the elegant, two-tone wool-crepe Roskanda Ilincic dress Princess Beatrice sported to the Britain Creates party in London last night hit all the notes her Royal Wedding headgear missed.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • In the case of Princess Beatrice, a lot. The British royal caught the high-necked sheath with contrasting cobalt trim at the wrists.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • PRINCESS Beatrice turned heads as she attended Ladies Day at Royal Ascot today. The 23-year-old Princess raised a few fashion heads as she arrived for a day at the Races.
  • (express.co.uk)
  • This week, the former model scored two major red carpet gets in two of her two-tone fall dress looks: Emma Stone and Princess Beatrice of York.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Princess Beatrice, wearing a floral print dress, knitted coat and black courts, then went on a walk around the grounds and spent some time chatting to families and local schoolchildren who had come down to witness the historic event.
  • (Marie Claire)
  • Here's Princess Beatrice as the belle of the ball at the Britain Creates 2012: Fashion Art Collusion VIP Gala at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London this week.
  • (express.co.uk)
  • that featured a side tassel. Princess Beatrice was also attending the event, donning a cream knee-length dress with long sleeves that had a cobalt blue flared cuff, which she accessorized with blue pumps and a glitzy metallic clutch evening bag.
  • (Examiner)

Charlie rangel

  • NEW YORK — It's been four days since Charlie Rangel's primary. And it's still not entirely clear who won. The veteran Democratic congressman might be the winner in New York's 13th District, but no one really knows.
  • (Politico.com)
  • Longtime Congress members Charlie Rangel and Orrin Hatch have survived their respective primary challenges, the first competitive races for both candidates in many years.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, a co-chairman of the state Democratic Party, predicted that Mr. Rangel would serve indefinitely in Congress, saying, "Charlie Rangel might be the Strom Thurmond of Harlem.
  • (New York Times)
  • Congressman Charles Rangel made it through a tough primary fight on his way to a 22nd term in the House.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Tuesday's New York primary could finally bring speculation concerning the race in Harlem's 15th Congressional district to an end. Veteran congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has certain advantages that could help him keep his seat.
  • (The Grio)
  • NEW YORK — In the heart of East Harlem on Saturday, the stage is set for Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel. Salsa and reggaeton beats from huge speakers pulse through the air at the 116th Street Festival.
  • (Roll Call Online)
  • New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel told The Daily Caller that the individual health insurance mandate within President Barack Obama's health care reform law is not a tax but a "fee for services.
  • (Daily Caller)
  • "Rangel's name is not spoken much around this Dominican- dominated neighborhood," said Gonzalez, who is of Puerto Rican descent. "I love Charlie, he's done a lot of good, but I also believe in new blood coming in.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • NEW YORK - It was his 82nd birthday, and Rep. Charles B. Rangel faced a large cake flickering with candles and a roomful of people urging him to blow them out.
  • (Boston Herald)

Mlb instant replay

  • -- This wasnt Little League, so Dewayne Wise wasnt about to fess up. Sportsmanship only goes so far when youre wearing pinstripes and playing in Yankee Stadium. Wise sold the third base umpire just by diving into the stands to catch a foul ball.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Just when you think youve seen the worst call a Major League Baseball umpire has ever made, one of the men in blue makes another terrible call that reignites the debate over instant replay and floods Twitter with the #robotumpsnow hashtag.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • I want to concentrate on the instant replay issue. Like MLB.coms Jordan Bastian notes within his coverage of the botched call aftermath, those against expanded instant replay worry technology will take the human element away from the game.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • click The point that Im trying to make here—its just pointless.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Buster Olney thinks MLB needs to move quicker at instituting better instant replay when looking at plays like Dewayne Wise. He also talks about the Yankees rotation and Matt Kemp not inviting Bryce Harper to the HR Derby.
  • (ESPN)
  • The Australian left-hander allowed two runs over six innings against the Padres. His first MLB win since 2004. Blackley taught me how to play Australian Rules Football before the game. You can see the video here.
  • (csnbayarea.com)
  • Derek Norris talks about his MLB debut, and says any time the starting pitcher goes eight innings and allows one run, its a good day for him as a catcher.
  • (csnbayarea.com)
  • NEW YORK -- Jack Hannahan is a baseball purist. Even in the wake of Tuesdays botched call at Yankee Stadium, the Indians third baseman is not a fan of adding more instant replay to handle in-game decisions.
  • (Cleveland Indians)
  • Mike Dimuro may have just forced the MLB to take a longer look at expanding replay I wish baseball would not treat instant replay like the plague.  In stretches, it can be used without slowing down the game.
  • (rantsports.com)
  • Now, he might be known as the guy who forced MLBs hand when it comes to instant replay, even if thats a bit unfair. Wise almost made another incredible catch, jumping into the stands in foul play to rob Jack Hannahan of an at-bat. Key word: almost.
  • (FanIQ)

Nrdc beach report

  • Along with a list of some of the most polluted beaches in the U.S., a recent Natural Resources Defense Council report also ranks Americas best, 5-star beaches.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Search for a beach NRDC's report includes a ZIP code-searchable map of more than 3,000 beaches nationwide, Find it at www.nrdc.
  • (Savannah Morning News)
  • She was concerned about the latest Natural Resources Defense Council beach water quality report that dropped South Carolina out of the top 10 cleanest states, she said. "I don't want it to be nasty or trashy," she said.
  • (The Post and Courier)
  • A leading national environmental groups says Headlands Beach State Park, largely in Painesville Township, is hardly one of the country's cleanest places to swim.
  • (News-Herald.com)
  • In its 22nd year, NRDC's annual report – Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches – analyzes government data on beachwater testing results from 2011 at more than 3,000 beach testing locations nationwide.
  • (WCTV)
  • ANALYSIS: Thats Not Sand, Its a Beach of Dead Fish An advantage of the NRDC analysis over the EPA report is its handy comparisons of states and beaches.
  • (news.discovery.com)
  • Beaches across the country are contaminated with stormwater runoff and sewage pollution that can sicken swimmers, according to the NRDC report.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Individually, only New York, Connecticut and Maine had higher percentages of beach water samples that exceeded nationally recommended standards, the report said.
  • (McClatchy)
  • For the full report, click here.
  • (Jupiter Courier)

Scott walker jobs

  • MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New jobs numbers published Thursday are in line with those Gov. Scott Walker released early, just before his recall election, but they also show that Wisconsin was among the states with the worst records of job creation last year.
  • (Oshkosh Northwestern)
  • Scott Walker achieved something close to rock-star status when dropping the boasts about Wisconsin job growth that clashed with Romneys gloomy review of the economy under President Obama.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Governor Scott Walker was able to spend time speaking to the employees and distinguished guests that included customers, business partners, State Representatives and the Peshtigo Mayor. Governor Walker said "…Government doesn't create jobs.
  • (Times Union)
  • Scott Walker, who wanted to await the Supreme Court s decision Walker said the decision creates uncertainty for Wisconsin businesses, and thats bad for job growth.
  • (Pioneer Press)
  • For the past three years, Governor Luis Fortuño has been the Caribbean's Scott Walker — and like Walker Fortuño implemented deep cuts, slashing public jobs and salaries across the board. The government unions erupted.
  • (Article.nationalreview.com)
  • LA CROSSE, Wis (WEAU)- Governor Scott Walker was talking about jobs as he took a tour of the latest in medical technology. Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse recently opened their new Integrated Center for Education.
  • (WEAU-TV 13)
  • succeeding former Executive Director Patrick Drinian who left for a job with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
  • (Pierce County Herald)
  • Brad Walker was first, and Scotts good buddy Derek Miles Scott scraped by with part-time jobs and kept his summers open to travel throughout Europe, where he could make money competing.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • Scott Walker, fresh off his recall election victory and a whirlwind and conservatives after beating back a challenge from labor unions to keep his job in last weeks recall election. Now hes using his fame to make a splash on the national scene.
  • (Argus Leader)

Jackie kennedy exhibit

  • HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) -- A special summer exhibit on Jackie Kennedys life on Cape Cod has opened at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The exhibit includes photos, handwritten letters and other artifacts from her time on the Cape.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • HYANNIS, Mass. - A special summer exhibit on Jackie Kennedys life on Cape Cod has opened at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The exhibit includes photos, handwritten letters and other artifacts from her time on the Cape.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • But now it is part of the new Jacqueline Kennedy exhibit that debuted Thursday morning at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Open through Sept.
  • (Cape Cod Times)
  • This 1961 file photo shows Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, wife of President John F. Kennedy. A special summer exhibit on Jackie Kennedys life on Cape Cod has opened at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum.AP1961 HYANNIS, Mass.
  • (FOX News)
  • Homai Vyarawallas 1962 shot of Jackie Kennedy feeding a baby elephant It was to be her first solo exhibition outside India. But the exhibition will open Friday without her: The artist died earlier this year at age 98.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Caroline, 54, an attorney and author, is the only surviving child of President John F Kennedy and Jackie. She met Mr Schlossberg, now 66, an architect and museum exhibit designer, while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Tuomala received signatures from then-President Gerald Ford and President-elect Jimmy Carter, from former first ladies-including Bess Truman and Jackie Kennedy Onassis-as well as from then-present First Lady Betty Ford, from all 100 U.
  • (Willits News)
  • One of the more colourful exhibition stands on display last week was headed by Jackie Kennedy and her colleagues from Elevation Vestments, a 15-employee company based in Belfast that creates bespoke vestments for priests.
  • (Independent)

Lisa Vanderpump

  • Although the mansion is no longer hers, Lisa Vanderpump said she was pretty emotional when she heard her former Beverly Hills home was on fire. Im shocked, really, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told KCAL-TV.
  • (Entertainment Online)
  • Real Housewives of Bevery Hills star Lisa Vanderpumps former mansion caught fire on June 29 in Los Angeles, Calif. An over-the-top abode that belonged to one of Beverly Hills highest-profile housewives has burned.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is really sad about her former home, which was featured on the show, being lost in a fire on Friday. Im shocked, really, she told KCAL-TV.
  • (The Hollywood Gossip)
  • What happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas, especially when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hit Sin City! The cast was there last weekend to shoot a special episode of the show, and RadarOnline.
  • (Radar Online.com)
  • The cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were reportedly filming a scene for the reality TV series in a nearby house when the fire broke out.
  • (AceShowbiz)
  • It seems Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is a magnet for betrayal.
  • (Wetpaint)
  • LOS ANGELES -- A fire possibly started by a construction crew caused more than $1 million damage to a mansion once lived in by Lisa Vanderpump of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • But it wasnt just any house -- it used to belong to Lisa Vanderpump and was featured significantly in the first two seasons of the show.
  • (TMZ.com)
  • Breaking news, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Vanderpump's, former house is on fire. The cast and crew, had to evacuate Adrienne's neighboring house to escape the massive blaze. Fortunately, no one was injured.
  • (astrochicks)
  • The house that was burning used to belong to cast member Lisa Vanderpump and was shown in the early seasons of the series. She sold the home in the fall, reports E! At home with the family and smelled smoke. The house across the street from us is on fire.
  • (Courier-Journal)

Ireland baldwin alec baldwin

  • Ireland Baldwin, the 16-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, has blossomed into quite the beauty. When the teenage stunner was seen strolling the streets of New York this week, many observed that shes the spitting image of her mom.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas were apparently painting the town red ahead of their wedding today at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Manhattan.
  • (Newsday)
  • Alec Baldwin got up close and personal on the eve of his wedding as the actor's 16-year-old daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger, Ireland, hit the town with her boyfriend. They were spotted getting cozy at Amorina Gelato in Greenwich Village.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Alec Baldwin and fiancé Hilaria Thomas are set to get married on Saturday evening, but the 30 Rock star is getting in some quality time with his 16-year-old daughter Ireland the night before he says "I do" again.
  • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
  • She is only 16-years-old, but Ireland Baldwin is already showing off long slender legs, a thick mane of blonde hair and her mothers stunning good looks.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • (To each other.) What you may not know is that I have a source deep in the Baldwin camp who brings me secrets about their goings ons and doings and mutterings. I won't tell you who it is, but it's totally Alec's daughter Ireland Baldwin.
  • (crushable.com)
  • Hes also chewed out his daughter, a Starbucks barista, flight attendants, and more An angry voicemail that Baldwin leaves his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, goes public. The call comes in the midst of a heated custody dispute between Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Bassinger.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOS ANGELES - For six seasons, Alec Baldwin has portrayed clean-cut TV exec I know she would like to have that happen, says Baldwin. He has a daughter, Ireland, 16, with his ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger.
  • (Calgary Herald)

Big hero 6 disney

  • Marvels Big Hero 6 is heading to the big screen. According to EW, Disney Animation is at work on the animated film about a Japanese super team. Created in 1998, Big Hero 6 is a spin-off of sorts from Alpha Flight.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Walt Disney Studios animation is officially joining forces with Marvel.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • Just a few days after it was reported that Marvel would be bringing the Guardians of the Galax y to the big screen, Entertainment Weekly has broken the news that Disney Animation is planning on putting out a Big Hero 6 animated movie.
  • (complex.com)
  • Im going to be honest with you guys here. I read my fair share of comics and have since the early 90s, but never have I read BIG HERO 6. However, I am quite familiar with Silver Samurai so all is not lost.
  • (JoBlo.com)
  • Since the acquisition of Marvel by Walt Disney Pictures, everyone has been wondering when a Disney animated Marvel film would happen.
  • (sciencefiction.com)
  • Little Space Heroes has big ambitions – and fresh the kids is between 8 and 10 though we get users aged between 6 and 16," he added. Former marketing manager at Walt Disney Internet Group, Mr.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Activision Publishing And Disney Interactive Announce game who sets out to prove he can be a hero too.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Meanwhile, Cameron hides his insecurities from Vanessa, his beautiful girlfriend, in a new episode of "A.N.T. Farm," premiering FRIDAY, JULY 6 Heroes," SUNDAY, JULY 1 (11:37 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • (modOration (blog))
  • 6. Rock of Ages, $8 million Featuring a feisty Scottish princess, Brave was the first of Disneys Pixar animations with a female protagonist. And it left American hero Abraham Lincoln in the dust.
  • (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
  • Featuring a feisty Scottish princess, Brave was the first of Disneys Pixar animations with a female protagonist. And it left American hero Abraham Lincoln in to raise its domestic total to $157.6 million.
  • (Yahoo Finance)

Animal photos

  • Tragedy hit a chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa this week, when an American graduate student sustained injuries in a severe chimp attack that have left him in critical condition.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Taxidermy has been around for more than 100 years, but, unlike the animals who are preserved, it shows no sign of dying.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Oh dear, here we go again. I can't blame Alec Baldwin for losing his cool when it comes to the paparazzi, and unfortunately he got into it again this morning in New York City.
  • (Socialite Life)
  • Paris Hilton is a lot of things — an heiress, a reality television star, fashion designer, business mogul and, most recently, a DJ — but at heart she is just an animal lover. With a large menagerie, Hilton has her hands full.
  • (celebuzz.com)
  • Photos of open-air trucks carrying as many as 500 dogs in cages Some have hijacked vehicles to save the animals from slaughter.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • Then the group divided itself into six work teams. One of the teams visits the pound each day of the business week and takes photos of the animals who have been surrendered there or brought in as strays.
  • (Chattanoogan)
  • Neighbors say the animal comes out of the woods several times a day to rest in the grass, but it has never exhibited any aggressive behavior. In fact, people have been driving up to the edge of the park to try to feed or get photos of the animal.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Cussons says he could always pinpoint a moment of taunting or perceived aggression that could have set off the quick and powerful animals. This time, though, the attack was at his own Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in eastern South Africa.
  • (The Ledger)
  • [See Photos of the Fossil Babies] The site is located on However, there are still debates to be had as to whether they were animals or not, Matthews told LiveScience. They certainly could be on the lineage to animals.
  • (CBS News)
  • Heres how to make the most of your next photo safari at the S.A. Zoo. Early birds get the best photos.
  • (MySanAntonio)

Funny athlete twitter

  • Steve Nash @SteveNash: One of the greatest Canadian athletes of all time Perhaps the most outspoken man in sports, Barkley has had funny exchanges on Twitter, though he normally saves his best material for Ernie and Kenny on TNT.
  • (International Business Times)
  • As for her Twitter account, her tweets are pretty funny- if you can stand her obnoxious scripture Jamaica Track and Field/Green and Yellow Blur: One of the most fun athletes to watch.
  • (business2community.com)
  • Shes just funny, very consistently and solidly Daughter in Gymnastics equals 1% chance shell be an athlete. 100% chance shell be the drunk girl doing backflips in a bikini.
  • (Medford Mail Tribune)
  • Shes just funny, very consistently and small clubs — as a place to try out material. Twitter made her irreverent humor accessible to the masses. Daughter in Gymnastics = 1% chance shell be an athlete.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • He speaks of the light fare like Twitter, fashion, fans. Sometimes what he says is funny. But he also waxes on the thoughtful that they want to know all angles of an athlete: Of course.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • "She's just funny, very consistently clubs — as a place to try out material. Twitter made her irreverent humour accessible to the masses. "Daughter in Gymnastics equals 1% chance she'll be an athlete.
  • (calgaryherald.com)
  • Will be great when USA athletes and celebs can support poker for tennis i think i ll wait… #nadalpoker" Elsewhere the Twitter lines saw some funny and interesting comments this week.
  • (CardPlayer.com)
  • Nate Burleson heard about the fake Twitter report that he got traded for Danny Woodhead But yeah, thats pretty funny though. Hopefully those are all rumors. Im not going nowhere. My plans to retire here.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Jon Rauch, like plenty of athletes who have failed in big spots, took a lot of heat on Twitter. So Rauch responded Monday afternoon, re-tweeting some of the more abrasive and offensive tweets that were directed his way.
  • (NorthJersey.com)

Melissa joan hart pregnant

  • Melissa Joan Hart has inked a book deal for her upcoming memoir Mark Wilkerson was filmed for a television special titled Tying the Knot. (Hart is pregnant with their third child. She made the announcement on Twitter in April.
  • (International Business Times)
  • Though it has become increasingly obvious that Reese Witherspoon is pregnant with her third child Baby No. 3 is on the way for Melissa Joan Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Baby No. 3 is on the way for Melissa Joan Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson The actress is reportedly pregnant with Baby No. 2.
  • (Huffington Post)

Mila kunis glamour

  • We love Mila Kunis because shes able to strike that perfect balance between laid-back tomboy and glam red carpet star. Since were such big fans, we were slightly taken aback when we saw her cover photo for Glamours August 2012 issue.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Mila Kunis seems like the type of girl every guy would love. The 28-year-old has an amazing sense of humor, style, and is obviously breathtakingly gorgeous.
  • (Global Grind)
  • Mila Kunis tells Glamour: This isn't the right time for me to have (a baby), but I do want a family. I'd rather be in love and have a baby than have a movie.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Mila Kunis felt flat when she slimmed down to 98 pounds She told the August edition of American Glamour magazine about how she viewed herself: Flat, flat, flat. There was no shape, no form, nothing, nothing.
  • (National Ledger)
  • Mila Kunis is opening up about her public weight gain in the August issue of Glamour magazine.
  • (celebuzz.com)
  • Mila Kunis on the cover of Glamour (Alexei Hay/GLAMOUR)From weekend getaways up the California coast to cozy motorcycle rides, Mila Kunis has been spending a lot of time with her friend Ashton Kutcher.
  • (omg! on Yahoo!)
  • I'm probably 25 pounds heavier in muscle mass and weight at this point, Kunis says in the August 2012 issue of Glamour. This is my normal body. It's not 98 pounds.
  • (Examiner)
  • MILA Kunis has revealed she felt "flat" when she slimmed down to 98 pounds for her role as a ballerina in Black Swan. The sexy star felt like she had no shape when she filmed the movie with Natalie Portman.
  • (Showbizspy.com)

Aaron Hill hits for cycle

  • MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Having hit for the cycle less than two weeks ago, Aaron Hill had a plan for when he came up with a shot at a second one. Well, as much as one can plan for the rare batting feat. You cant think about it, he said.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • He's done it again.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days as Arizona beat host Milwaukee 9-3 Friday. The second baseman also singled, doubled, tripled and homered on June 18 against Seattle.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Hill just sort of smiled meekly and paused for a second. He didnt seem to know what to say. It wasnt that he was stunned by his own accomplishment.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Hill hit for his second cycle of the season Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, becoming the second major league player since 1900 to accomplish the feat twice in the same year.
  • (ESPN)
  • Aaron Hill has now hit a cycle twice in 12 days. Hes the first player with two cycles in the same season since Babe Herman in 1931.
  • (ESPN)
  • MILWAUKEE — Arizonas Aaron Hill hit for his second cycle of the season Friday in a 9-3 win over Milwaukee, becoming the second major-league player since 1900 to accomplish the feat twice in the same year.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • Do you understand the significance of what Aaron Hill has done? It's been 81 years since anyone has hit for the cycle twice in the same season, and as Mr. McLennan pointed out, 125 years since someone did so in less than two weeks.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Having hit for the cycle less than two weeks ago, Aaron Hill had a plan for when he came up with a shot at a second one. Well, as much as one can plan for the rare batting feat. You cant think about it, he said.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • But hitting for the cycle twice in the same month? Now thats just ridiculous. He started the game off with a double in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and hit a two-run home run in the fourth.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)

Jews vandalize holocaust

  • (RNS) The news that Israels memorial to Holocaust victims had been grafittied in early June with bitterly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements was shocking. More shocking still was the news that the three men arrested for the crime are Jewish.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • On Sunday night, vandals scrawled Hitler-friendly hate speech across Israel's most sacred memorial. The culprits were likely extremist Jews. Alex Klein reports from Jerusalem on what the vandalism means for the Jewish state.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police said on Tuesday they had arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jews Holocaust memorial two weeks ago.
  • (star.com.my)
  • thank you for the Holocaust. One was signed world ultra-Orthodox Jewry. Many ultra-Orthodox Jews oppose the existence of Israel because they believe a Jewish state should not be established before the coming of the Messiah.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Four ultra-Orthodox Jews have been arrested in Israel under suspicion of defacing the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem with hate and pro-Hitler graffiti.
  • (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • They are also suspected of being connected to vandalism attacks are extremist ultra-Orthodox Jews, anti-Zionists, who are on the fringes of society, and do not represent the majority who respect the memory of the Holocaust, Shalev said.
  • (Canadian Jewish News)
  • Israeli police have arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jews on suspicion of spray-painting anti-Zionist slogans at the national Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial two weeks Israel's existence and admitted to the vandalism, police said.
  • (scotsman.com)
  • thanks for the Holocaust" and "If Hitler didn't exist the Zionists would have had to invent him". Another hate message stated, Jews wake up – the Zionist regime is dangerous," and the vandalism was signed by The global Zionist mafia.
  • (Arutz Sheva)
  • Police said 20 people were arrested for assault and vandalism. Trash cans were set alight Interviewing Yishai, Army Radio likened the incident to pogrom attacks on Jews in 19th-century Europe.
  • (in.news.yahoo.com)

Fast and furious

  • The House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his withholding of documents related to Operation "Fast and Furious" brought brisk — and heated — rhetoric from the two parties. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.
  • (Washington Post)
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas, June 29 (Reuters) - The mother of a U.S.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Fortune claims they know the truth about Operation Fast Furious! They did their own six-month investigation, reviewed more than 2,000 ATF documents, and interviewed 39 people.
  • (Big Hollywood)
  • Regarding Issa: No evidence of a White House cover-up (Page A5, Monday), the story brings to light an admission by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
  • (Houston Chronicle)
  • As Eric Holder became on Thursday the first US attorney general ever to be cited for contempt of Congress, House members faced the possibility that their investigation of a botched federal gun-trafficking sting could become a racial flashpoint.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Forget executive privilege, contempt of Congress, fast and furious, how many documents the government has produced and who said what to whom on which date.
  • (Investors Business Daily)
  • The federal investigation into Mexican gun-trafficking was dubbed Operation Fast and Furious, because the suspects involved liked a little auto sideshow action.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • FLAT ROCK, MI (My TV20 News at 10)---The tragedy in this, and the real insult is, no one has taken responsibility for Fast and Furious. San Diego lawyer Bob Hayer and his family have reason to be upset with the Obama Administration.
  • (Tv20detroit.com)

VidCon online video

  • A long line of teenagers has formed inside a cavernous convention center. Theyre waiting to nab an autograph from Rebecca Black, the girl who achieved infamy with her nasally music video Friday.
  • (ABC News)
  • Something I may think of doing myself next time - and I am pretty sure there will be a next time! VidCon is for people who love online video. Independent creators, enablers, makers, viewers and supporters of all kinds.
  • (thebahamasweekly.com)
  • Green. I dont know who enjoys it most — them or us, he adds, referring to interaction between video talent and fans. Its a different sort of energy than commenting back and forth online.
  • (Orange County Register)
  • ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - [Vidcon 2012]-- WeVideo (www.wevideo.
  • (Market Wire)
  • Online video is the fastest growing source for entertainment in the U.S., with the average American spending almost two hours per week on YouTube.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Talking Friends alone has generated nearly 16 million views since its bow in June.
  • (Variety)
  • creators of the worlds most powerful and easy-to-use online video editing platform, today announced their VP of Product Experience will be leading an interactive video editing workshop at Vidcon 2012.
  • (PR Inside)
  • Stickam will present this new feature at this weeks VidCon convention in Anaheim Stickam was the first live streaming network and today is home to the largest live online video community with over 9.5 million registered broadcasters.
  • (PRWeb)
  • Today, online actress and Key of Awesome regular Lauren Francesca is part of a VidCon panel on online comedy To see the full interview, watch the video below. Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen: Hi, Im Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen.
  • (StreamingMedia.com)

Longmire renewed

  • AE has renewed Longmire for a second season less than a month after its series premiere.
  • (TheWrap)
  • Look out all you crooked prostitute killers, Amish-forsaking strippers, and Mexican drug cartels operating way too far north, Sheriff Walt Longmire has another season to catch you.
  • (TV.com)
  • While TNT announced the renewal of two of its original scripted shows -- Dallas and Rizzoli Isles, AE renewed Longmire, and USA picked up a new series from the creator of White Collar. A Return to Dallas. Again.
  • (Buddytv.com)
  • According to our friends at SYFY, the series, Lost Girl is the the #1 cable drama among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its time period. Well, goody for it.
  • (Oregonian)
  • It's "Longmire," the new drama on AE star Kate Walsh confirmed last week that this will be her last season on the ABC drama. The network renewed "PP" for a sixth -- and what many insiders believe final — season.
  • (Lincoln Journal Star)
  • Dynasty joins Hoarders, Storage Wars and new scripted entry Longmire on AEs schedule patriarch Duck Commander Phil Robertsons handmade duck calls, has been renewed for 26 new episodes.
  • (nola.com)
  • LONGMIRE, Wash. (AP) A Mount Rainier climbing ranger has The immigration initiative has drawn renewed attention to the key Hispanic voting bloc and its potential for affecting the presidential election with its turnout and energy.
  • (KRGV.com)
  • The Swans have added plenty of speed to the mix in the past couple of seasons under John Longmire. Geelongs the week off might have given it for a bit of re- programming and renewed focus.
  • (The Age)

Donald Verrilli

  • The rough day in court for the government led some to criticize the government's lawyer, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. The Republican National Committee went so far as to mock Verrilli with this video, focusing on style -- a pause and stammer.
  • (MSNBC Firstread)
  • WASHINGTON - Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • The first call President Obama made after learning that the Supreme Court had upheld his health care law on Thursday was to thank his solicitor general, Donald B. Verrilli Jr.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth over oral arguments, it seems Solicitor General Donald Verrillis legal strategy won the day yesterday. This article sums things up well.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the Obama administrations legal representation in the Supreme Courts health care debate, has had better days. From the beginning on Tuesday — the second day of the Courts oral arguments — the hearing did not go well.
  • (policymic.com)
  • After oral arguments in March, many observers interpreted tough questioning of Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., the governments top lawyer, as a sign that the law was in peril.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • In fact, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. conceded during questioning by the justices that the arguments by the Obama administration against SB 1070 were totally unrelated to issues of profiling.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • In both the health care and Arizona immigration law cases, some court watchers who had predicted one outcome reversed themselves when oral arguments didnt go smoothly for President Obamas solicitor general, Donald Verrilli.
  • (NPR News)

Ted city 2.0 winners

  • This years TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) prize, normally given to an individual, was awarded to an idea dubbed City 2.0. Ten projects that are improving city life were selected to benefit from the $100,000 (£64,300) prize fund.
  • (BBC News)
  • EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading of citizen-driven projects to upgrade cities around the globe (the City 2.0).
  • (StreetInsider.com)
  • Ted Staikoff, Black Hawk, S.D., 2-0. Webb def. Lennie Boresch, Jr., Kenosha, Wis., 2-0. Round of 16 (best of five games, losers eliminated, $1,300 each) W.R. Williams def. a-Dick Baker, Henderson, Nev., 3-1. Packard def.
  • (boxscorenews.com)
  • Dr. Bederson, the neurosurgeon who recently saved a New York City cop stabbed in the head who took the second game 2-0. Then Ohio State clobbered them 15-1. But Team Sinai, along with all the other teams, was still heroic.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • It was his 259th win, one behind Hall of Famer Ted Lyons for 38th place on the all-time list. Mussina went 2-0 winners of four of their last five, could use another strong start from Mussina as they try to continue their momentum.
  • (The Spread)
  • Kershaw (5-3), the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jared Hughes (2-0) pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings to get the win and Joel Hanrahan got three outs for his 17th save.
  • (globaltvedmonton.com)

Bob McDonnell UVA

  • Gov. Bob McDonnell has appointed embattled rector Helen Dragas to another four-year term on the University of Virginia Board of Visitors.
  • (Roanoke Times)
  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has reappointed the University of Virginia rector who led the failed effort to oust school president Teresa Sullivan.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • On Friday Gov. Bob McDonnells office announced several new appointments to the boards of visitors of Virginia Tech and Radford University, replacing many appointees of former Gov. Tim Kaine.
  • (Roanoke Times)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginias governor threatened Friday to replace the entire University of Virginia governing board if it fails to resolve the furor over the school presidents ouster when it meets Tuesday.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell demanded on Friday that board members of the University of Virginia settle the issue of the university's presidency by Tuesday or he will ask all members to resign.
  • (Politico.com)
  • Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a statement regarding University of Virginias leadership. He said Friday the final decision as to President Teresa Sullivans future is out of his hands because that decision belongs to the UVA Board of Visitors.
  • (NBC 29 News)
  • Bob McDonnell.
  • (NBC12)

Kim kardashian spanx

  • Kim Kardashian makes a pretty impression whether shes sporting a leopard-print mini dress or a pair of sweatpants. But when asked whether she felt comfortable with her body, the reality star, 31, had a difficult time giving a straight answer.
  • (People)
  • Kim Kardashian hates her thighs. Although the 31-year-old socialite is body confident, she admits there are things she doesnt like about her physical appearance because she is a perfectionist.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • While Kim Kardashian is body confident, she admitted she is unhappy with her thighs and wears spanx to look slimmer. Kim Kardashian hates her thighs.
  • (Kim Kardashian Hates Her Thighs - Contactmusic.com)
  • Kim Kardashian has to train herself to eat better in order Kim added that she often uses supportive underwear brand Spanx to keep her curves in check. Im such a perfectionist I dont think Im ever really comfortable [in my body].
  • (Belfast Telegraph)
  • Gearing up for the day ahead, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted leaving Kim I don't like my thighs, I wear spanx a lot, they're like the greatest invention.
  • (The Gossip Girls)
  • Kim Kardashian has revealed that she is unhappy with her thighs and wears spanx to look slimmer. Although the 31-year-old socialite is body confident, she admits there are things she doesn't like about her physical appearance because she is a perfectionist.
  • (Hindustan Times)

Jealousy

  • Sam and Chloe have lots of friends and an active social life, and on the outside appear happy and comfortable with each other. They told me that they like to spend their free time dining out with other couples and attending charity events.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A Florida woman and her brother have found guilty of orchestrating the killings of the womans millionaire husband and his mother in a grab for the family estate.
  • (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • In his statement to the police, he explained that their mother-in-law liked Shinde more than him. As his jealousy for Shinde grew, so did his malice, till he ultimately decided to kill him.
  • (Mid Day.com)
  • While Ryan tries to make an impression on Emily with some cliche talks, Chris is mad at Doug for making him in jeopardy of not getting a rose. Emily Maynard took her remaining 13 suitors to Bermuda on the fourth episode of The Bachelorette season 8.
  • (AceShowbiz)
  • It's my mate's birthday. How about that birthday sex, I ask. I wonder if the lad he's been seeing has hinted at something special. "Yeah," he says. I listen. "I'm going to go home and treat myself." Then I realise what he's talking about.
  • (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex has spoken out about what happened to him when he was attacked yesterday claiming the main factor was jealousy.
  • (Entertainmentwise)
  • Mobile gaming has changed dramatically in recent years thanks to advancement in smartphone technology, and no longer are gamers restricted to a dedicated mobile gaming console or playing games such as Snake on their mobile phone.
  • (Phones Review)
  • "It's unprofessional." "It causes tension and jealousy." "It's an amateur move." Over the years, I've heard all of those reasons for why I should remain tight-lipped about my often-paltry pay.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Hes handsome, charismatic and attentive to her wants and desires. But as their relationship develops, Brightman begins to show signs of jealousy. Then he forces Bailey to submit to his will, both physically and psychologically.
  • (Indianapolis Star)

Gary Foster

  • Gary Foster, 35, pleaded guilty in September to siphoning the money from his employer between 2003 and 2010, transferring the funds to Citigroups cash account before wiring it into his own personal account at a different bank. He was sentenced by U.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Former Citigroup Inc. (C) Vice President Gary Foster has been sentenced to 97 months in prison for embezzling almost $ 23 million from the bank, Bloomberg News reported Friday citing federal prosecutors.
  • (NASDAQ)
  • Foster, 35, pleaded guilty of stealing money from Citigroup between 2003 and 2010, Reuters reported, quoting federal prosecutors.
  • (ibtimes.co.uk)
  • Former Citigroup Inc. Vice President Gary Foster was sentenced to 97 months in prison for embezzling almost $23 million from the bank, according to federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Gary Foster, a former vice president in Citigroup, Inc.'s treasury finance department, was sentenced to 97 months' imprisonment today on a conviction for bank fraud arising from his embezzlement of more than $22 million from Citigroup.
  • (FBI Press Room (press release))
  • Gary Foster, 35, pleaded guilty in September to siphoning the money from his employer between 2003 and 2010, transferring the funds to Citigroups cash account before wiring it into his own personal account at a different bank. He was sentenced by U.
  • (4-traders (press release))
  • Walsh puts his perfect 12-fight record on the line against former Italian and European featherweight king Domenic Urbano, but admits there are great fights out there for him with Buckland, Stephen Foster Jnr, Gary Sykes and Carl Johanneson all in the 130lbs division.
  • (WalesOnline)
  • During the hearing, Councilman Gary Foster asked a NewWave representative who was present if there would be a local number to call soon. The representative said one was in the works.
  • (Olney Daily Mail)
  • But one local observant Jewish foster mother to Christian children worries that the aspects of determining the best interests of the child," said Assemblyman Gary Schaer, a Democrat who represents the 36th District.
  • (New Jersey Jewish Standard)

Masaharu Hamada

  • TOKYO -- Japans Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a whistleblower for the first time in a case that highlights the harsh treatment outspoken employees have endured in a nation that zealously values loyalty and conformity.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Despite being a good salesman with experience in the United States, Masaharu Hamada, 51, was demoted at Olympus Corp., forced to take rudimentary tests and ignored by colleagues, in what he alleged was reprisal for raising the issue of supplier complaints.
  • (Lincoln Daily News)
  • It faces another high-profile whistleblowing case, unrelated to the accounting scandal, from a Japanese employee Masaharu Hamada.
  • (Huffington Post)

Health care ruling

  • The High Court backing of health care reform will mean millions of new customers for hospitals, insurers and drug companies. For other businesses, the ruling gives at least some certainty of what they are required to do.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • States and businesses that counted on the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the Affordable Care Act are now behind the eight ball. The court allowed the law to stand on constitutional grounds.
  • (Kansas City Star)
  • This post comes from Louise Radnofsky at partner site The Wall Street Journal. The Supreme Court said Congress was acting within its powers under the Constitution when it required most Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty.
  • (MSN Money)
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Supreme Courts ruling on the Affordable Care Act sets up a tax-and-subsidy two-step, writes Peter Pratt, president of Public Sector Consultants.
  • (MLive.com)
  • WASHINGTON — By a single vote, President Barack Obamas health care overhaul survived a painstaking Supreme Court review that consumed thousands of pages in legal filings and an extraordinary six hours-plus of oral argument time back in March.
  • (Indianapolis Star)
  • Responses to the Supreme Courts upholding the Affordable Care Act ranged across the board, but some of them stuck out, whether they came from conservatives or liberals.
  • (ABC News)
  • In a cable TV ad scheduled to start airing Tuesday in California, a woman exchanges text messages with her sister, both disapproving of the federal health care overhaul. Rep. John Garamendi wants to keep the whole %^#* thing, one of them writes.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • FARMINGTON, Pa. - A day after issuing his controversial opinion upholding President Barack Obamas landmark health-care law, Chief Justice John Roberts jokingly deflected questions about his historic ruling.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • Rep. John Dingell leaned back in his plush office chair and considered the feed that scrolled over his flat-screen TV at 10:07 a.m. Thursday.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Episodes season 2

  • Episodes (Season 2 premieres Sun., July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime) is one more reminder that theres nothing Hollywood loves more than obsessing about itself.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The 15-episode season will air in 2013 Be sure to catch Dallas again next year for season 2.
  • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
  • For those of you who resolve to stay current on MTVs quirky teen dramedy Awkward.
  • (What's On The Tape? - Cinema Blend)
  • Watch Falling Skies Season 2 Episode 3 Compass Online Free S02E03 Video Megavideo Putlocker Streaming HD. The unit moves into an airport hanger, but the relocation could cause health problems.
  • (Patch)
  • The network has revived the canceled freshman drama for a 13-episode second season it averaged 11 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demo in its first season.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • On July 1, Matt LeBlanc will resume a role that he will forever be identified with: Matt LeBlanc.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • Season 2 begins four months after the finale.
  • (comcast.net)
  • In terms of the storyline, she really shakes things up. And if we come back for a second season, she's going to direct an episode." 2. Eli (Bryan Dechart) and Jane finally go on a real date.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • AE has picked up a second season of its western drama Longmire, Deadline has confirmed. Only four episodes have aired, but the Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff-led series has gotten off to a great start in the ratings. With 4.
  • (Zap2it.com)
  • FXs Wilfred returned for its official Season 2 premiere last night. The network decided to bridge the gap between the first and second season with a Special Preview Episode called Progress.
  • (Letting Go - Cinema Blend)

Derecho

  • WASHINGTON -- A fast-moving, aggressive thunderstorm system known as a derecho is headed toward the nations capital and is poised to cause severe wind damage.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A meteorological phenomenon known as a progressive derecho, or a line of thunderstorms with a long history of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH, is about to tear through the state of Ohio.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • Mondays widespread destructive wind-storm in the form of a derecho left tens of thousands without power and at least one person dead in Mississippi.
  • (Examiner)
  • Associated with a larger complex of storms, a derecho, moving through Virginia the strong winds raced southeast away from the parent storm. The severe winds in the Triad, however, were associated with what is called a gust front.
  • (digtriad.com)
  • The National Weather Services in Cleveland, Wilmington, and Pittsburgh confirmed that the bow line derecho that moved through the buckeye state packed large hail and strong winds of over 70 miles per hour.
  • (Examiner)
  • Downed trees and other damage in eastern Goochland and western Hanover counties was caused not by a storm called a derecho but by straight winds, the service said. "We mislabeled that," said John Billet, a weather service meteorologist in Wakefield.
  • (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  • Los militares que sustituyeron a Hosni Mubarak hace 16 meses se adjudicaron la semana pasada el cometido de legisladores, el derecho a detener civiles, controlar la redacción de una nueva carta magna y quitarle al próximo presidente muchos poderes.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The numbers are staggering early on this Saturday morning — an estimated 3.5 million without power (and growing) from an especially intense and long-lived derecho event — a windstorm generated over a large distance by a bowing line of thunderstorms.
  • (Roanoke Times)
  • No está permitido verter comentarios contrarios a las leyes españolas o injuriantes. Reservado el derecho a eliminar los comentarios que consideremos fuera de tema.
  • (Diario AS)

Euro crisis bailout

  • Mullen believes the terms of the bailout will be tough because the government has banks -- Popular Bank and Bank of Cyprus -- against a worsening of the euro crisis.
  • (France 24)
  • Spanish and Italian notes rose for a second week as euro-area leaders expanded steps to stem the "The deal on non-seniority for Spanish bailout loans is also a nod in the right direction.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • The German parliament passed the euro zones bailout and new budget rules with a two-thirds that we are overcoming the European debt crisis in a sustainable way," said Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • BERLIN: German lawmakers approved two euro-crisis fighting tools by a two-thirds majority lower house voted in favour of new budget rules and a permanent bailout fund.
  • (Channel NewsAsia)
  • BRUSSELS — Europe's leaders finally rose to the challenge of a debt crisis plans to: — Bail out banks, without putting any financial burden on strapped governments.
  • (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Planet atmosphere

  • A Jupiter-size planet around a distant star has given astronomers a rare glimpse into the effects of space weather beyond our solar system: a view of an alien world unleashing an intense plume of gas triggered by an eruption from its parent star.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (SPACE.com) The atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet outside of our solar system is dissolving faster than anticipated thanks to its parent star, a new study finds.
  • (CBS News)
  • The first set of observations were actually disappointing, since they showed no trace of the planets atmosphere at all, Lecavelier said. We only realized we had chanced upon something more interesting when the second set of observations came in.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • This is a big step forward. The spectra also yielded details about the temperature of the exoplanets atmosphere at different altitudes.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • They have studied the planets atmosphere and measured its orbit and mass precisely for the first time - in the process solving a 15-year old problem.
  • (Space Daily)
  • Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planets atmospheric future. The researchers set out to find how intact ecosystems are responding to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • (Terra Daily)
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Hubble telescope has once again caught an astounding event in the universe - a giant and distant planet getting its face melted off.
  • (ksl.com)
  • The atmospheres of alien planets can now be probed even if they are not illuminated by stars directly behind them, astronomers say.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile to measure the absorption of light by carbon monoxide (CO) molecules in the atmosphere. Additionally, they used their high-resolution data to refine the orbital data for the planet.
  • (Ars Technica)
  • Every day, somewhere on the planet, it is hurricane season. Such storms arise to adjust imbalances that occur as the atmosphere transfers latent heat from the equator to the poles.
  • (AccuWeather.com)

Yohan blake

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The Fastest Man in the World wasnt the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night. That honor goes to Yohan Blake, who got out of the blocks fast and finished the 100-meter final in 9.
  • (Newsday)
  • The showdown between triple Olympic champion Bolt and world champion Blake lived up to its billing as the highlight of the four-day meeting as The Beast roared home in a dazzling 9.75 seconds, a personal best and fastest in the world this year.
  • (asia.eurosport.com)
  • Sydney, June 30(ANI): Olympic champion Usain Bolt got beaten by his world champion and his training partner Yohan Blake, who completed the race in a time of 9.75 seconds, at the Jamaican Olympic trials on Friday. Bolt took 0.
  • (India Talks)
  • A new National Record by Shelly-Ann-Fraser Pryce and a new personal best from World champion Yohan Blake highlighted last nights festival of speed on the second night of the JAAA/ Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.
  • (Jamaica Observer)
  • The Beast trains well into the night after everyone else has long since left the track. And he rarely takes time off, even when his coach pleads with him to rest because its a holiday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 28 (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell cruised through their 100 metres quarter-final heats with ease at the Jamaican Olympic trials on Thursday, to leave sprintings big three on course for a tantalizing final.
  • (Reuters)
  • Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell head the 100m field at the Jamaican National Senior Championships. Only the top three from 51 sprinters - including seven who have run under 10 seconds - will qualify for London 2012.
  • (BBC News)
  • Blake, the 100m world champion, was little more inspired clocking 10 flat to take his heat while Powell, the reigning Jamaican 100m champion and former-world record holder, eased up at the line to finish second behind Nesta Carter in the same time of 10.19.
  • (Yahoo! Eurosport)
  • KINGSTON: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake easily won their heats Thursday night to qualify for the 100 metre semifinals at the Jamaican Olympic Athletic Trials. Reigning world champion Blake was the fastest of the quarterfinalists with a time of 10.00 seconds.
  • (Times of India)

Apple lawsuit

  • Apple, Inc. has in recent months filed so many lawsuits against so many different companies in so many different countries that it is really difficult to keep count.
  • (Redmond Pie)
  • SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge late Tuesday ordered Samsung Electronics Co. to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer while the court considers Apples claim the South Korean tech giant illegally copied the design of the popular iPad.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A U.S. federal judge Friday ruled that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola Mobility in its smartphone patents lawsuit, tossing out the case with prejudice, meaning that neither side can refile, although the ruling could be appealed.
  • (Infoworld)
  • NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.
  • (Reuters)
  • Apple Inc. and Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone-making unit of Google Inc., lost bids for court orders barring each other from infringing their patents. U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A.
  • (Arlington Heights Daily Herald)
  • REUTERS - Apple Inc on Thursday asked a federal judge to move a lawsuit against it by Eastman Kodak Co to a new court, which could derail the photography pioneers plan to quickly sell a large patent portfolio through the bankruptcy process.
  • (in.news.yahoo.com)
  • REUTERS - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) must defend against a lawsuit accusing it of letting advertisers secretly track the activity of millions of mobile device users, a federal judge ruled, but Google Inc (GOOG.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Apples patent lawsuits can only hurt their public image and align people against them. Earlier this month my colleague Joe Wilcox boycotted Apple for being a patent bully.
  • (Beta News)
  • Judge Koh had already signaled that she thought Apples lawsuit over four patents might have merit, but its only now that shes deciding the potential damage is worth halting sales of the phone until theres a final trial verdict.
  • (engadget)
  • Its been far too quiet on the litigation front here at Engadget lately, but thankfully Apples broken our courtroom news dry spell with a freshly filed counterclaim in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court.
  • (engadget)

Magic mike reviews

  • From "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the upcoming "Magic Mike" movie, this summer certainly seems to be a hot one for female fans in need of some racy fun.
  • (Examiner)
  • A mellow, low-slung charm propels "Magic Mike," Steven Soderbergh's film starring Channing Tatum as a male stripper that is partly based on Tatum's real-life experience.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Magic Mike, the much-anticipated movie directed by Steven Soderbergh, is finally here. To find out if it's any good, Ramin Setoodeh went to see it with a panel of experts—five professional male strippers.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • Critics think its pretty good. Seventy percent of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are favorable and 63 percent on MovieReviewIntelligence are positive. Metacritic gives it a 61 rating.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • If you enjoy music, dancing, role reversal and psychological conflict, you will enjoy this movie. Our hero, Adam, finally gets a construction job, where he meets Mike.
  • (dbtechno.com)
  • It seems that when it comes to online movie ticket sales at least, sex certainly does sell. According to a recent report from Fandango this Tuesday night, the male stripper film "Magic Mike" is at the top of pre-sale tickets so far this week.
  • (Examiner)
  • But what Duralde found derivative, The San Francisco Chronicles Mick LaSalle found fresh and exciting.
  • (TheWrap)
  • Magic Mike is a stripper and also kind of a liar. Ads for the new Channing Tatum movie would have us believe its a male take on Flashdance, with glitzy stripper routines punctuated by romantic comedy scenes of people sunbathing and laughing.
  • (Pioneer Press)
  • He is very likable in the role, as the Post's Ann Hornaday notes in her review of the film. But with all due respect to Channing Tatum, for my money, he is not the most compelling guy in "Magic Mike.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Mike's got a day job, as a roofer. But in Tampa, under that sun, it's not a job he's eager to go to most days. So Mike is trying to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur, slowing putting together his start-up costs from his cash-only night job.
  • (Staten Island Advance)

Mohammed Morsi

  • Egypts first Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, took his oath of office on Saturday, ending six decades of rule by former military men although the generals in charge since Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year have already curbed his powers.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • (AP) CAIRO - Islamist Mohammed Morsi was sworn in Saturday before Egypts highest court as the countrys first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.
  • (CBS News)
  • CAIRO -- Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a new Egypt as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the countrys first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (CNN)-- Egypts Mohamed Morsi will be sworn in Saturday as the nations first democratically-elected president, a day after he pledged to be a leader of all people during an address at Cairos Tahrir Square.
  • (CNN)
  • CAIRO (AP) - Islamist Mohammed Morsi has been sworn in before Egypts highest court as the countrys first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • WASHINGTON — Egypt's incoming president made an outlandish but troubling pledge Friday to push for the release of a blind sheik imprisoned in the U.S. for a plot to blow up five New York landmarks.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • (AP) CAIRO - In his first public speech addressing tens of thousands of mostly Islamist supporters, Egypts president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
  • (CBS News)
  • Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi has been sworn in Saturday, marking a new chapter in the history of a country that elected its first civilian president. He took the oath of office in an inauguration ceremony at the Supreme Consitituional Court (SCC).
  • (Voice of America)

Lebron james engaged

  • Even pro-basketball stars get nervous around women.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • LeBron, for his part, has taken to the role well, saying all the right things in public and generally acting like an affable, friendly guy. For proof, check out the photo above.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LeBron cant play (Durant) one-on-one, Ibaka said Ask ProBasketballTalks Matt Moore: James engaged Durant all over the court. Baseline to baseline, sideline to sideline. Durant would flash for a lob, James was there with him, step for step.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Clarksville, TN – LeBron James didn't take steroids And by all accounts he's a great father, been dating the same woman for years and is now engaged to her.
  • (clarksvilleonline.com)
  • LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the NBAs version of the perfect and they create deeper storylines that keep us mere mortals engaged. But they have never, and will never, cost a team a title.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • LeBron James and Serge Ibaka added a little spice to Tuesdays NBA Finals showdown between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder when they engaged in some verbal sparring ahead of Game Four.
  • (Yahoo! Eurosport)
  • MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James looked at the crowd His family came here. He got engaged. He learned more about the team, became more of a leader.
  • (csnchicago.com)
  • MIAMI — LeBron James looked at the crowd His family came here. He got engaged. He learned more about the team, became more of a leader.
  • (New Haven Register)

Health care reform

  • In the wake of the Supreme Court rulings upholding parts of Obamacare, alternatives will be proposed if Congress attempts to repeal and replace it.
  • (Denver Post)
  • States and businesses that counted on the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the Affordable Care Act are now behind the eight ball. The court allowed the law to stand on constitutional grounds.
  • (Kansas City Star)
  • The High Court backing of health care reform will mean millions of new customers for hospitals, insurers and drug companies. For other businesses, the ruling gives at least some certainty of what they are required to do.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • It's historic, but what does the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Obama administration's health care reform law mean for you? According to benefits and human resources consulting experts at Aon Hewitt, Buck Consultants Chicago, and the Henry J.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court U.S.
  • (The Business Journal)
  • The Supreme Courts momentous decision upholding the vast majority of President Obamas Affordable Care Act wont solve Americas health care problems. And it certainly doesnt mean the debate over reform is finished.
  • (Orange County Register)
  • The Supreme Courts ruling Thursday to uphold health care reform has widespread implications for both insured and uninsured consumers.
  • (Click10.com)
  • WASHINGTON — By a single vote, President Barack Obamas health care overhaul survived a painstaking Supreme Court review that consumed thousands of pages in legal filings and an extraordinary six hours-plus of oral argument time back in March.
  • (Indianapolis Star)
  • The hot topic for many local businesses is the health care reform ruling. As a mother and owner of a small toy store, Betsy Ordemann is torn over the health care reform law.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Will procedures for seniors be limited? Is it up to a panel? Will they limit some procedures for those over 65? No. There is absolutely nothing written into the law that aims to limit medical care for seniors.
  • (WebMD)

Lost at sea rescue

  • NASSAU, Bahamas, Friday June 22, 2012 – Police in the Bahamas say that the father of five children lost at sea in the recent Haitian boat tragedy unsuccessfully tried to rescue her siblings, but she died alongside them.
  • (Caribbean360.com)
  • Even after finally inventing the tool that's now used to rescue countless souls lost at sea, he refuses to charge the Earth, despite having cornered the global market. No, Richmond's Mike Lever — or Capt.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • Severe weather sparked a number of rescues at sea off the coast of Devon and Cornwall on Thursday. The Penlee lifeboat was launched after a yacht lost its engine and sails off the coast of Newlyn in Cornwall.
  • (BBC News)
  • Two Panama City area men believed dead and lost at sea were rescued Thursday as they drifted on a raft almost a week after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S.
  • (Central Florida News 13)
  • Dieter Voss and Ross Ashley - none of them getting any younger - endured a day and a half of sea sickness, hunger and sleep deprivation after setting out in the middle of the night on Wednesday to rescue a stricken ketch lost in wild seas off the Cooloola Coast.
  • (The Gympie Times)
  • Chesshers mother, Joyce Bell, said in a phone interview on Friday that for days, she believed her son had died at sea. About 20 family members the men shot into the sky and came to their rescue.
  • (St. Petersburg Times)
  • After several harrowing days lost at sea, Bryan and Chessher -- dehydrated but alive The relieved pair told ABC Action News that their rescue couldnt have come any sooner. We had limited supplies, said Bryan.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The International Cruise Victims Association, a group advocating for more safety measures aboard cruise ships, reports that at least 170 people have gone missing at sea since 1995 Within 13 hours the search-and-rescue mission had been called off.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • We lost the engine and the headsail, Sanders said. I wasnt really worried but I would have been if I couldnt get hold of sea rescue.
  • (au.news.yahoo.com)
  • A spokesman said: Our primary focus at the moment is to rescue as many people as we can. The disaster is the latest in a series in recent years involving asylum seeker boats that have been lost or broken up on their way to Australia.
  • (The Age)

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    Episodes season 2

    • Episodes (Season 2 premieres Sun., July 1, 10:30 p.m. ET on Showtime) is one more reminder that theres nothing Hollywood loves more than obsessing about itself.
    • (Huffington Post)
    • For those of you who resolve to stay current on MTVs quirky teen dramedy Awkward.
    • (What's On The Tape? - Cinema Blend)
    • The 15-episode season will air in 2013 Be sure to catch Dallas again next year for season 2.
    • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
    • Watch Falling Skies Season 2 Episode 3 Compass Online Free S02E03 Video Megavideo Putlocker Streaming HD. The unit moves into an airport hanger, but the relocation could cause health problems.
    • (Patch)
    • AE has picked up a second season of its western drama Longmire, Deadline has confirmed. Only four episodes have aired, but the Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff-led series has gotten off to a great start in the ratings. With 4.
    • (Zap2it.com)
    • On July 1, Matt LeBlanc will resume a role that he will forever be identified with: Matt LeBlanc.
    • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
    • 10. Quinn and Puck discuss having another baby, even though he's had a vasectomy In Season 2, Episode 1: "Audition," Puck tells Jacob that he saved up over the summer to get a vasectomy.
    • (Wetpaint)
    • Season 2 begins four months after the finale.
    • (comcast.net)
    • The network has revived the canceled freshman drama for a 13-episode second season it averaged 11 million viewers and a 2.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demo in its first season.
    • (YAHOO!)
    • Regardless of why you want to watch Snooki JWoWW Season 1 Episode 2 online, its here in all its nipping-twisting glory. Check out the full episode on the left sidebar.
    • ('What Did I Get Myself Into?" - Examiner)

    Euro crisis bailout

    • Spanish and Italian notes rose for a second week as euro-area leaders expanded steps to stem the "The deal on non-seniority for Spanish bailout loans is also a nod in the right direction.
    • (Bloomberg)
    • The German parliament passed the euro zones bailout and new budget rules with a two-thirds that we are overcoming the European debt crisis in a sustainable way," said Chancellor Angela Merkel.
    • (Daily Beast)
    • While the long euro crisis has been centered on excessive government debt by a property bubble that burst.
    • (New York Times)
    • BRUSSELS — Europe's leaders finally rose to the challenge of a debt crisis plans to: — Bail out banks, without putting any financial burden on strapped governments.
    • (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

    Derecho

    • WASHINGTON -- A fast-moving, aggressive thunderstorm system known as a derecho is headed toward the nations capital and is poised to cause severe wind damage.
    • (Huffington Post)
    • A meteorological phenomenon known as a progressive derecho, or a line of thunderstorms with a long history of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH, is about to tear through the state of Ohio.
    • (DAILY KOS)
    • Mondays widespread destructive wind-storm in the form of a derecho left tens of thousands without power and at least one person dead in Mississippi.
    • (Examiner)
    • Associated with a larger complex of storms, a derecho, moving through Virginia the strong winds raced southeast away from the parent storm. The severe winds in the Triad, however, were associated with what is called a gust front.
    • (digtriad.com)
    • Downed trees and other damage in eastern Goochland and western Hanover counties was caused not by a storm called a derecho but by straight winds, the service said. "We mislabeled that," said John Billet, a weather service meteorologist in Wakefield.
    • (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
    • Los militares que sustituyeron a Hosni Mubarak hace 16 meses se adjudicaron la semana pasada el cometido de legisladores, el derecho a detener civiles, controlar la redacción de una nueva carta magna y quitarle al próximo presidente muchos poderes.
    • (YAHOO!)
    • The numbers are staggering early on this Saturday morning — an estimated 3.5 million without power (and growing) from an especially intense and long-lived derecho event — a windstorm generated over a large distance by a bowing line of thunderstorms.
    • (Roanoke Times)
    • No está permitido verter comentarios contrarios a las leyes españolas o injuriantes. Reservado el derecho a eliminar los comentarios que consideremos fuera de tema.
    • (Diario AS)