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For Obama,less leverage, more caution

Washington Post - Scott Wilson, Thomas Erdbrink - ‎30 minutes ago‎
President Obama cautiously criticized the Iranian government Tuesday for carrying out a deadly crackdown on street demonstrations, as hard-line legislators in Tehran called for the execution of several prominent ...
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Obama budget fails to curb entitlements, GOP says

Boston Globe - Theo Emery - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Republicans yesterday accused President Obama and Democrats in Congress of failing to rein in entitlement programs that make up the bulk of federal spending - but said they weren't ready to lay out their own proposed cuts to ...
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Talks between slugger Pujols, Cardinals down to last strike

USA Today - Bob Nightengale - ‎3 hours ago‎
The St. Louis Cardinals and first baseman Albert Pujols spent Tuesday preparing statements about their failed contract talks, leaving the talking to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and players union chief Michael Weiner.

Google: Nokia 'made wrong choice', with Microsoft - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt has confirmed that his company held “confidential negotiations with Nokia that were extensive” before the Finnish company chose to sign up with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.

Apple's new policy on subscription apps hit s hard

San Francisco Chronicle - Casey Newton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple's new subscription service for apps - which gives it a 30 percent cut on sales - met with resistance Tuesday, as some content providers for the iPhone and iPad said they would push back against the new policy.

Best in Show: Scottish Deerhound Clinches Top Prize at Westminster

ABC News - Leezel Tanglao, John Berman - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 5-year-old, 85 pound pooch was named best in show after beating out several other dogs from top breeds including a Portuguese water dog, smooth fox terrier and black cocker spaniel in the final round.

Middle East Protesters occupy Bahrain square - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Anti-government protests continue in tiny kingdom, despite apology by king for the deaths of two demonstrators. Anti-government protesters are continuing to occupy a square in Bahrain's capital, Manama, after two days of violent clashes left at least ...

Chicago exchange chief won't rule out counter-offer for NYSE Euronext - Louise Armitstead - ‎1 hour ago‎
The executive chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) refused to rule out launching a counter-offer that could derail the planned $24bn (£15bn) tie-up between NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Borse.

Take zinc to fight a cold, say scientists - Stephen Adams - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The best way to shake off a cold is to take supplements of the trace metal zinc, scientists say today. By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent 6:30AM GMT 16 Feb 2011 While zinc is perhaps best known for protecting cars against rust, ...

Gov. Brown issues Calif. government hiring freeze

San Francisco Chronicle - Marisa Lagos - ‎1 hour ago‎
(02-15) 16:42 PST SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown instituted a hiring freeze across state government Tuesday, citing the state's $25.4 billion budget deficit and the need for state agencies to cut millions in expenses.

Samsung aims for iPod touch with WiFi-only Galaxy S variants

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - ‎1 hour ago‎
At Mobile World Congress taking place this week in Barcelona, Samsung was showing off two new WiFi-only Android devices based on the popular Galaxy S smartphone.

Census: Elgin grew about 14.5% since 2000

Chicago Sun-Times - Dave Gathman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Elgin was the eighth-biggest city in Illinois in 2000, and it was still No. 8 as of last April 1, according to the 2010 official census.

Sanofi wins Genzyme for $20 billion plus payout right

Reuters - Brian Snyder - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS (Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to buy Genzyme Corp for $20.1 billion in cash, plus payments tied to the success of the company's drugs, the companies said on Wednesday.

President Obama touts Bill Russell tribute

Boston Herald - Steve Bulpett - ‎1 hour ago‎
By O'Ryan Johnson Almost three years ago an ex-Brockton boxer asked a question that caught fire, spawned a Facebook page with thousands of fans, and yesterday got the attention of President Obama: Why is there no statue of Bill Russell in Boston?

Anthrax report casts doubt on scientific evidence in FBI case against Bruce Ivins

Washington Post - Jerry Markon, Joby Warrick - ‎1 hour ago‎
For the FBI, the case of the anthrax killer is an investigation that never seems to end. Agents thought they had solved the puzzle last year when they pinned the 2001 attacks on a deceased Fort Detrick scientist.

Sharks beat Predators in overtime

San Jose Mercury News - David Pollak - ‎48 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On their 50th shot of the night, the Sharks made certain that the flight home from their longest trip of the season wasn't going to seem any longer than the 41/2 hours they would be in the air.

IBM's Watson obliterates humans in first Jeopardy round

VentureBeat - Devindra Hardawar - ‎40 minutes ago‎
After tying for first place last night, IBM's Watson supercomputer trounced its human competitors tonight in the conclusion of the first round of its Jeopardy challenge.

FOREX-Sterling storms ahead; dollar finally up on yen

Reuters - Ian Chua - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY/TOKYO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Sterling held broad gains on Wednesday as rising UK inflation cemented expectations of an early rate hike, while the dollar looked well placed to test the ceiling of a long-held range ...

Losing hair at 20 linked to prostate cancer

Times of India - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A French study has found that men who start to lose hair at the age of 20 are more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life.

Berlusconi Indicted in Prostitution Probe

Voice of America - Sabina Castelfranco - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted on charges of paying to have sex with a minor and abuse of office.

School officials, unions look at Obama education agenda

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Nick Anderson - ‎1 hour ago‎
DENVER -- President Barack Obama often professes his desire to shake up public education while also working with teachers unions. But a question hangs over this week's gathering of hundreds of labor leaders and ...

Thai and Cambodian forces in further border clash

CNN International - Kocha Olarn - ‎9 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Border skirmishes between Thailand and Cambodia flared for a second day in an ongoing dispute over an ancient Hindu temple, a Thai military official said Wednesday.
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