U.S. fights to protect shore from massive oil spill

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) – The U.S. government scrambled on Friday to ward off an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling wildlife, shellfish beds and beaches.

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Arizona police chief criticizes immigration law

PHOENIX/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The police chief of Arizona’s largest city said on Friday the state’s controversial new crackdown on illegal immigrants would likely create more problems than it solved for local law enforcement.

Clinton sees indirect Mideast talks next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she expected Israel and the Palestinians to begin indirect peace talks next week, breaking months of deadlock over a key U.S. foreign policy goal.

HP tablet plans draw interest after Palm deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co hopes its planned $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm Inc will not only give it solid foundation in the growing smartphone market, but also provide it with a platform for other mobile devices, including tablets.

Economy expands as consumer spending picks up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the first quarter as consumers increased spending at the fastest pace in three years, the strongest sign yet a sustainable recovery may be taking hold.

Hacker of Sarah Palin’s e-mail found guilty

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A college student who hacked into former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s e-mail account and posted some of its contents on the Internet was found guilty Friday.