Lunchtime Links: June 1, 2010

The third-ranking Al Qaida official in Afghanistan, Abu al-Yazid, has been reported killed in a missile strike by U.S. forces.

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill may reach the Mississippi and Alabama coasts this week as anger soars over the management of trying to stem the environmental disaster.

Israel is facing international condemnation after its seizure of a flotilla headed for the Gaza Strip and death of nine people on-board on Monday.

At least 150 people have died from the effects of Tropical Storm Agatha in Central America as worries rise about an active hurricane season about to begin.

Ali “Ollie” Woodson, a former lead singer of The Temptations, died Sunday in California. He was 58.  Woodson had been battling cancer, said Billy Wilson, president and founder the Motown Alumni Association.  Born Oct. 12, 1951, in Detroit, Woodson headed The Temptations for most of the 1980s and 90s.

Actor Dennis Hopper, who died Saturday at 74, had a life marked by difficulties – many self-inflicted – in addition to the success of iconic films such as Easy Rider and Hoosiers.

The Chicago Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jiminez continued his remarkable start, becoming the first pitcher this season to reach the 10-win plateau.

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