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Jun 5, 2011

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TODAY'S HEADLINES
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Yemen’s Saleh flies to Saudi Arabia
President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s departure raised the prospect that a key U.S. ally in the fight against al-Qaeda had lost his grip on a nation tumbling into chaos.
(By Ernesto Londono and Sudarsan Raghavan)

Redesigning Metro’s map
Lance Wyman, the creator of the transit system’s colorful map, has the challenge of redesigning the map more than three decades later.
(By Dana Hedgpeth)

Wireless Net access, GPS on collision course
Two of 21st-century America’s favorite gadgets — the smartphone and the GPS device — are on a collision course, according to a report delivered Friday to the FAA.
(By Ashley Halsey III)

Housing bust still hurts in Fla.
Once a booming area, Flagler County, Fla., illustrates the problem President Obama faces in politically pivotal places hit hardest by the recession.
(By Michael A. Fletcher)

Egyptians say economy is top concern
A U.S. government-funded poll finds most Egyptians say they backed the revolution because of their economic difficulties, not a lack of democracy.
(By Mary Beth Sheridan)

POLITICS
AP Interview: Huntsman's not yet in 2012 White House race, but he's mapping campaign strategy
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Toeing the 2012 line, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman sounded like a full-fledged White House candidate Saturday set to join the field this month as he mapped out a campaign strategy that bypasses early-voting Iowa to focus on New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Lawrence Eagleburger, career foreign service officer who rose to secretary of state, dies
WASHINGTON — Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, died Saturday, according to two of his one-time bosses, former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Cut the costs, cache the cash
A new cost-cutting effort by Montgomery County is encouraging employees to come up with ways to save taxpayers money.
( by Michael Laris , The Washington Post)

Sulaimon Brown shows money orders
The former D.C. mayoral candidate says they were given to him by Howard Brooks as part of payments he says he received to disparage Mayor Fenty during the campaign.
( by Nikita Stewart , The Washington Post)

Waiting for the promise of high-speed rail
Critics say Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell missed an opportunity when his administration decided not to apply for federal funds.
( by Anita Kumar , The Washington Post)


STYLE
Miss Manners: Overwhelmed by photo requests
I seem to be the only person in the last several years who has taken a camera to parties, family gatherings, school plays, etc.Afterward and sometimes during the event, I am asked to take pictures and “send” them to several people.
(, United Media)

Ask Amy: This mom has had it with gift tradition
Dear Amy:How can I (or should I?) tactfully end obligatory gift-giving among relatives who barely know one another? I suggested a couple of times that we end this tradition, but it was poorly received each time.
(, Tribune Media Service)

Carolyn Hax: Can she get over husband’s ‘emotional affair’?
Last month I found out that my husband of four decades had an “emotional affair” for the past year.
(, The Washington Post)

Honduras, on the rise
The view from Honduras’s Lenca Trail is of a country back on the right path.
( by Nancy Trejos , The Washington Post)

Terrific summer toys for outdoors and on the go
Here are some great toys to make playing outdoors more fun this summer, along with five fun games to take along on vacation.
(, The Washington Post)


SPORTS
Marcos Mondaini scores in 70th minute, Chivas USA beats expansion Timbers 1-0
CARSON, Calif. — Marcos Mondaini scored in the 70th minute off a pass from Paulo Nagamura and Chivas USA won for the second time this year at home, beating the expansion Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Asia hails Li Na's French Open win, China urges others to follow her example
BEIJING — Li Na’s landmark French Open victory sparked celebrations and recognition throughout Asia on Sunday, while China’s state media told its athletes to learn from her as they prepare for the London Olympics.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Josh Parr had 3 RBIs, Illinois eliminates Kansas State 5-3 in Fullerton Regional
FULLERTON, Calif. — No. 9 hitter Josh Parr had a two-run triple and an RBI double to help Big Ten champion Illinois beat Kansas State 5-3 on Saturday in an elimination game in the NCAA Fullerton Regional.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Florida, Baylor join Tide, Sun Devils in Women's College World Series semis
OKLAHOMA CITY — With Whitney Canion putting an endless line of zeros on the scoreboard and unlikely heroes providing extra-inning homers, the Baylor Bears are getting just enough to stay alive in the Women’s College World Series.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NCAA Tournament Capsules
AUSTIN, Texas — David Lyon hit a grand slam to key Kent State’s six-run sixth inning and the Golden Thrashers stunned Texas 7-5 in the Austin Regional on Saturday night.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


WORLD
Defense chief Gates meets with US troops in farewell tour of Afghan war zone
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WALTON, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed his concern about pulling troops out of Afghanistan too soon as he embarked Sunday on two days of farewell visits to remote U.S. bases in this war-weary country.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Syrian television reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in Israeli gunfire along the border
BEIRUT — Syrian television reports 2 killed, 5 wounded in Israeli gunfire along the border.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NATO jets target military barracks in Tripoli, following on from first helicopter strikes
TRIPOLI, Libya — British jets hit a military barracks in the Libyan capital early Sunday, further intensifying NATO pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi nearly four months into an uprising to end his erratic 42-year rule.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Pope denounces 'disintegration' of family in Europe, urges couples to marry, not live together
ZAGREB, Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI denounced the “disintegration” of family life in Europe on Sunday and called for couples to make a commitment to marry, not just live together, as he reaffirmed traditional Catholic family values during his second and final day in Croatia.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Qatar bans imports of cucumber, tomato, lettuce from Germany and Spain over E. coli outbreak
BERLIN — The Gulf nation of Qatar has temporarily banned imports of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuces from Spain and Germany because of concerns about a deadly strain of E. coli.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)


LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Recovering from the 2011 Post Hunt
The Washington Post Hunt is a game of brainteasers, humor, puzzles and family fun dreamed up by Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten and Tom Shroder. The 2011 Post Hunt is set for June 5 in downtown Washington, D.C.
(, vForum)

Outlook: Are 'SlutWalk' protests the future of feminism?
Author Jessica Valenti will be online Monday June 6 at 2 p.m. ET to chat about her recent Outlook piece "SlutWalks and the future of feminism."
(, vForum)

The 2011 Post Hunt: Are you ready?
The Washington Post Hunt is a game of brainteasers, humor, puzzles and family fun dreamed up by Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten and Tom Shroder. The 2011 Post Hunt is set for June 5 in downtown Washington, D.C.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems (Thursday, June 9)
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Over-harrumphing, pregnant teens, quadruple weddings, and more: Carolyn Hax Live
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)


TECHNOLOGY
A TechCrunch Disrupt Proposal

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

When Facebook Captured Beluga, They May Have Harpooned It In The Head

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Hornik on VC’s Secondary Mania: “If It’s Just Money, We’re All Fungible” (TCTV)

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

Why The Groupon IPO Feels Like A Swindle

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

OMG/JK: iCloud, gWallet, and tPhotos

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)


BUSINESS
Economically struggling Belarus to get $3 bln Russia-led loan in exchange for privatizations
MOSCOW — The financially struggling former Soviet republic of Belarus is to receive a $3 billion loan from a Russia-dominated group in exchange for privatizing a large chunk of its state-controlled economy.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Oil storage tank attacked in southern Iraq, officials say
BASRA — Iraqi officials say an oil storage tank has been attacked in the southern province of Basra.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Nintendo says it was targeted in recent online data attack, reports no data loss
TOKYO — Nintendo was targeted in a recent online data attack, but no personal or company information was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console said Sunday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

US agency allows restart of Canadian oil pipeline; oil flow could resume as soon as Sunday
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have allowed a Canadian company to restart its Keystone oil pipeline after completing repairs and safety tests.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

A TechCrunch Disrupt Proposal

( by TechCrunch.com , TechCrunch.com)

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Today's Headlines


 
TOP NEWS

Citing Medical Needs, Yemeni Leader Goes to Saudi Arabia

By ROBERT F. WORTH
President Ali Abdullah Saleh left for treatment a day after being wounded in an attack, Saudi officials said. News reports point to the vice president as Yemen's acting leader.

For the Jobless, Little U.S. Help on Foreclosure

By ANDREW MARTIN
Programs already plagued by delays and poor participation were not designed to fully address unemployment, now the primary cause of foreclosures.
Temperature Rising

A Warming Planet Struggles to Feed Itself

By JUSTIN GILLIS
As global warming puts stresses on farmers feeding a growing world population, financing to develop new crop varieties and new techniques has been slow to materialize.
QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"I will arrest him, kidnap him, record his confessions. Then I will kill him if the judiciary does nothing."
JASIM AL-AJILI, a Shiite Muslim in Iraq, on an Qaeda member who he says killed his two nephews.

Business

Slide Show: Products for Pampered Pets

Makers of luxury goods for cats and dogs displayed their wares at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando.
Opinion
Windows on the World

Op-Art: Eden in Alberta

An illustrator and a writer interpret the view from a window in Edmonton, Alberta.
WORLD

Israel Braces for Clashes During Border Protests

By ISABEL KERSHNER and FARES AKRAM
Three weeks after fighting erupted, more marches are planned on the anniversary of an Israeli victory.

Syrian Tanks Move in on City as Thousands Mourn Protesters' Deaths

By LIAM STACK
Thousands took to the streets of Hama, the site of a government massacre in the 1980s, to honor at least 65 protesters killed by security forces the day before.

NATO Begins Helicopter Attacks in Hopes of Ending the Stalemate With Qaddafi

By JOHN F. BURNS
NATO officials have said they regard the introduction of attack helicopters as potential game changers in a conflict that has shown signs of settling into a stalemate.
U.S.

Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction in California

By JENNIFER MEDINA
Activists are promoting circumcision bans for minors in San Francisco and Santa Monica, and Jewish groups see a real threat, likening the measures to bans in Soviet-era Russia and Eastern Europe.

Drug Makers' Feared Enemy Switches Sides, as Their Lawyer

By DUFF WILSON
Michael K. Loucks, arguably the nation's most influential prosecutor of health care fraud, has emerged in recent months as zealous a corporate defender as he was a prosecutor.

Drug Can Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Says

By ANDREW POLLACK
A drug now used to prevent recurrences of breast cancer can also prevent it from occurring in the first place.
POLITICS

Obama Retools 2008 Machine for Tough Run

By JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
President Obama is hoping his campaign machinery can overcome high unemployment and a fractured coalition.

A G.O.P. Hopeful Gathers Momentum as More Voters Like What They Hear

By KATE ZERNIKE
If few people think Herman Cain can win the nomination, he is satisfying voters' desire to fall in love with a candidate.

Edwards Case Casts Spotlight on a Long Reclusive Donor

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Rachel Mellon, the 100-year-old widow of philanthropist Paul Mellon and one of the richest women in America, is ensnared in the protracted scandal surrounding John Edwards.
BUSINESS

'For the Dogs' Has a Whole New Meaning

By ANDREW MARTIN
The pet industry has proved remarkably resilient to the downturn, as humans buy gourmet meals and bottled water for dogs.
DealBook

The Curious Case of Nelson Obus

By SUSANNE CRAIG
Nelson Obus's case has become one of the longest-running civil actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission in recent memory, but he refuses to settle.
Novelties

Bend Me, Shape Me: The Heavy-Metal Version

By ANNE EISENBERG
Researchers have found a way to solidify metal alloys into a range of shapes, as if they were plastic, and possibly cut manufacturing costs.
TECHNOLOGY
Greentech

Batteries That Can Multitask

By STEVEN ASHLEY
Engineers are looking into building electric vehicles with carbon composites that can also serve as batteries. The materials could make the vehicles lighter as they also provide extra electricity.
Ping

Focusing on the Social, Minus the Media

By JENNA WORTHAM
A start-up, Grubwithus, tries to connect people the old-fashioned way: over dinner.

A Stream of Postcards, Shot by Phone

By JENNA WORTHAM
Instagram and other mobile photo-sharing applications are attracting investors and millions of users.
SPORTS
Canucks 3, Bruins 2 (OT)

Burrows Strikes In Overtime To Put Canucks In Command

By BOB MACKIN and JEFF Z. KLEIN
Alexandre Burrows, who was at the center of a biting incident in Game 1, scored the decisive goal in overtime as the Canucks took a 2-0 series lead over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.

Malhotra Returns From Injury and Helps Buoy Team to Win

By BOB MACKIN
Vancouver Canucks' center Manny Malhotra returned from a career-threatening eye injury to give his teammates a spiritual lift to start Game 2.
Yankees 3, Angels 2

C. C. Sabathia Makes Himself at Home on the Road

By BEN SHPIGEL
The Yankees' left-hander won his fourth consecutive start, helped by home runs from Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano.
ARTS

Modern Is Modern Is ...

By HOLLAND COTTER
San Francisco exhibitions a block apart explore Gertrude Stein as an art collector and as half of a public gay union.
Abroad

For Kurds in Turkey, Autonomy in Music

By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Bolstered by the Arab Spring and coming elections, Kurds in Turkey are pressing longstanding claims for broader parliamentary representation and more cultural freedoms.

Defiant Showman Demands His 'Wow'

By JASON ZINOMAN
Guy Laliberté, the chief executive of Cirque du Soleil, prepares to open three huge shows before the end of the year.
NEW YORK / REGION

A Chronicler of the Art-Vandal Underground

By ALAN FEUER
Tod Seelie, a Williamsburg photographer, captures some of the city's most unusual and arresting underground happenings.

In Queens, New Mothers and Old Asian Custom

By FLORA LEE PEIR
An Asian tradition of a month in healing seclusion for new mothers and infants has taken root in New York.
Sunday Routine | Dave Valentin

Hanging Out With Cool Cats

By DAVID GONZALEZ
The jazz flutist Dave Valentin lives in the Bronx, and as a boy thought he could win over a girl who played the flute if he played it, too.
MAGAZINE

Watching the Murder of an Innocent Man

By BARRY BEARAK
In a shantytown near Johannesburg, an angry mob committed a horrifying crime that was caught on video.

Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?

By JONATHAN MAHLER
He became the most popular sportswriter in America by championing the fan against the powers that be. Now that he's got his own magazine and a blank check from ESPN, he is the powers that be.

Bulb In, Bulb Out

By ANDREW RICE
A 100-year old technology that is essential to modern life is about to be snuffed out. Yikes.
EDITORIALS
Editorial

Sticker Shock

That much pollution? And it costs how much to drive?
Editorial

Overlooking Oversight

Congress's renewal of expansive Patriot Act investigatory powers omitted needed safeguards.
Editorial

John Edwards, A Cautionary Tale

The self-destruction of former Senator John Edwards is yet another cautionary tale of hubris when honesty is the only acceptable option.
Editorial

Drinking In the Draught of June

It would be nice to decant some early June when the sun hasn't shone in days, when the temperature reaches triple digits, whenever the weather or anything else gets you down.
OP-ED
Op-Ed Columnist

An Archbishop Burns While Rome Fiddles

By MAUREEN DOWD
An Irish Lone Ranger gallops past a recalcitrant Rome to rescue Catholic sexual-abuse victims.
Op-Ed Columnist

Advice for China

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
What would a Chinese government official write home about the Arab Spring?
Op-Ed Columnist

Our Fantasy Nation?

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
If Republicans seek a country with low taxes, little regulation and traditional family values, I have the perfect place for them. Body armor suggested.
Op-Ed Contributor

A Real Economic Meltdown

By ROBIN ROMM
The Silver Lining pawn shop's golden age.
Op-Ed Contributor

I Met My Future at the Mall

By ANN HOOD
After the flood, a community starts over.
Op-Ed Contributor

Learning to Read on Zero Dollars a Day

By ANTHONY DOERR
Cutting teachers is one thing. But librarians?
Op-Ed Contributor

Not J.R.'s Kind of Town

By BEN FOUNTAIN
Saving an old theater to find the real Dallas.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Death Sentence That Defined My Life

By MARK TRAUTWEIN
I still have AIDS, but I've stopped planning my funeral.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Next Outbreak

By JEFF BENEDICT
America has failed to keep up with the threat from new E. coli strains.
Letters to The Public Editor

Choosing Words: How Careful Is Too Careful?

Readers respond to recent columns.
ON THIS DAY
On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded just after claiming victory in California's Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.