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Premier Inn lifts Whitbread sales

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:44
UK hotel and restaurant group Whitbread reports a strong start to the year, boosted by a rise in sales at Premier Inn.

D-backs rip Burnett for 3 HRs in first, roll Yanks

ESPN - Sport News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:36
Justin Upton, Adam LaRoche and Mark Reynolds homered off struggling A.J. Burnett in the first inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to beat the New York Yankees 10-4 on Monday night in the opener of their three-game interleague series.

Japan sets targets to tackle debt

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:30
Japan sets ambitious new targets to rein in its national debt, the largest in the industrialised world, and avoid a "Greek-style" crisis.

2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers, fans celebrate championship with parade

ESPN - Sport News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:22
Fans are streaming into downtown Los Angeles six hours before as many as 2 million Lakers fans are expected for the team's NBA championship parade

Wimbledon: Roger Federer survives 5-set opener with Alejandro Falla

ESPN - Sport News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:20
Six-time champion Roger Federer escaped a monumental first-round upset at Wimbledon, overcoming a two-set deficit to beat Alejandro Falla 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-0.

Gay Workers Will Get Time to Care for Partner’s Sick Child

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:20
President Obama will soon allow gay and lesbian employees to qualify for leave to care for the child of a partner.

White House Seeing Hope in Illinois?

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:04
In a sign that Democrats think they have a chance in the Senate race, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. comes to Chicago to raise money.

Panel Is Unlikely to Lift Drilling Ban This Year

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 23:57
A co-chairman of the commission that will study the oil spill said it would probably not lift a ban until next year.

Health Agency Nominee Faces Confirmation Battle

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 23:56
Donald M. Berwick’s nomination has given Republicans a chance to revive their case against the health care law.

Clemson drops top seed ASU behind 14 singles

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 23:23
Clemson roughed up Arizona State ace Seth Blair for five runs on seven hits and went on to a 6-3 victory over the top-seeded Sun Devils in the College World Series on Monday.

Steve Smith of Carolina Panthers breaks arm playing flag football

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:48
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith broke his arm while playing defensive back during a flag football game this weekend.

'Idol' now open to 15-year-old aspiring singers

CNN.com - Showbiz - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:23
"American Idol" announced Monday that it is lowering the minimum age restriction for contestants from 16 to 15, allowing even younger aspiring pop stars to forgo their hairbrushes and stuffed-animal audiences in exchange for a real microphone and millions of TV viewers.

2010 World Cup: France coach Raymond Domenech calls out players for refusing to train in protest of Nicolas Anelka's expulsion

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:53
France coach Raymond Domenech said his players acted like imbeciles by protesting Nicolas Anelka's expulsion from the team by refusing to train just two days before the match that decides their World Cup future.

Orszag Leaving as Budget Director

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:49
The timing of Peter J. Orszag's departure is dictated by two timing issues: the drafting of the next budget and his wedding.

Obama Says Fathers Just Need to Be There

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:37
A day after Father's Day, President Obama says fathers don't need to be perfect, they just need to be present in their children's lives.

Documents seized from Dr. Anthony Galea include 'NFL file folder'

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:06
While executing a search warrant at the Toronto office of Dr. Anthony Galea, Canadian authorities found homeopathic medicines and a small amount of HGH, as well as evidence of his treating pro football players.

2010 World Cup: FIFA satisfied with World Cup officiating

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 19:49
Between the "We Wuz Robbed!" goal that wasn't, the blatant hand balls, or the acting jobs that are so over-the-top the Screen Actors Guild ought to demand dues, it's enough to make anyone wonder what the refs at the World Cup are watching.

Minor league team taking swing at LeBron James

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 19:23
The Lake Erie Crushers plan to offer LeBron James a maximum contract under Frontier League rules on "Keep LBJ in the C-L-E Night" next week. The team said the contract is worth $1,600 a month.

Chile wins as Gonzalez solves Swiss defense

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 19:17
Substitute Mark Gonzalez scored on a header in the 75th minute as Chile beat 10-man Switzerland 1-0 to move closer to a spot in the final 16 at the World Cup.

Villa scores twice to lead Spain past Honduras

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 19:16
David Villa scored two goals as Spain got its World Cup pursuit back on track with a 2-0 victory over Honduras on Monday.