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Poll Finds Optimism for Gulf's Eventual Rebound

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 13:42
By wide margins, Americans think that the damage from the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico -- both environmental and economic -- will eventually be overcome, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Baby’s first bacteria depend on birth route

Science News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 13:42
C-section newborns may harbor fewer helpful microbes than infants born vaginally

Lucy fossil gets jolted upright by Big Man

Science News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 13:39
Partial skeleton suggests ancient roots for humanlike walking

Union Ad Presses Maine's Senators

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:48
Government employees' union presses Maine's Senators to support jobs and taxes bill.

Budget 'will save UK from ruin'

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:37
Chancellor George Osborne says Britain is on the "road to ruin" if "tough" action is not taken in the Budget to cut the deficit.

Medical files

BBC - Health News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:18
Would you have your genes sequenced?

Saudis gold guesstimate doubles

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:48
Estimates of the amount of gold reserves by Saudi Arabia are doubled to 323 tons after an accounting change.

US state studies 'digital plates'

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:46
California considers allowing advert-broadcasting digital number plates on cars in a bid to raise money for the cash-strapped state.

California weighs using digital number plates to run ads on cars

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:46
California weighs advert-broadcasting digital number plates on vehicles in a bid to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state.

BP 'was told of fault on oil rig'

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:17
A Deepwater Horizon rig worker says he identified a leak in its equipment weeks before the blast that caused the Gulf oil spill.

Belarus 'to pay Russian gas debt'

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 11:03
Belarus says it will settle its gas debts within two weeks, after Russia started cutting supplies in a dispute over payments.

Black Eyed Peas set downloads record

BBC News - Technology - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 10:56
Black Eyed Peas single I Gotta Feeling is the first music single downloaded more than a million times.

The Early Word: Father's Day, the Sequel

NYT - Politics News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 10:50
President Obama gives Father's Day an extra day in the sun.

Falls cost NHS millions each day

BBC - Health News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 10:24
Falls among elderly people may be costing the NHS up to £4.6m a day, the charity Age UK has warned.

Ai Miyazato is new No. 1 in women's golf

ESPN - Sport News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 10:05
Women's golf has a new No. 1 player in Ai Miyazato of Japan.

Club ecstasy 'disappearing'

BBC - Health News - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:51
Real ecstasy pills have almost vanished from Britain's clubs over the last two years, a Radio 1 Newsbeat investigation suggests.

Minimum wage to rise 2% in autumn

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:49
The coalition government says it will increase the minimum hourly wage by 2% in October to £5.93 an hour.

Government shuns strike law call

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:32
The government has slapped down calls by business leaders for changes to rules regarding strike ballots.

BP suffers third rating downgrade

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:25
Rating agency Moody's downgrades BP's credit rating, adding to concerns over the outlook for the beleaguered firm.

High-speed rail link up for sale

BBC News - Business - Mon, 06/21/2010 - 08:13
The 68-mile London to Folkestone high speed rail link is being put up for sale by the government.