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Ind. Dems face tough task replacing Bayh on ballot

The Associated Press - Rick Callahan - ‎29 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Democrats stunned by Sen. Evan Bayh's decision not to seek a third term face the daunting task of finding a candidate for the November ballot to fill the shoes of the man who's long been the Republican-leaning state's most ...

Biz Break: Silicon Valley plane crash kills 3 Tesla employees

San Jose Mercury News - Frank Michael Russell - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Today: Three Tesla Motors employees are killed in a plane crash. Plus: Hewlett-Packard reports earnings. "Three Tesla employees were on board a plane that crashed in East Palo Alto early this morning," CEO Elon Musk said in a ...

Identity thefts threaten links with Israel

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Britain summoned the Israeli Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday, and Gordon Brown promised a full inquiry into the use of fake British passports by a suspected Mossad hit squad.

US hails capture of Taleban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Times Online - Giles Whittell - ‎1 hour ago‎
The White House has hailed the capture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as a significant win in efforts to deny the Taleban a safe haven in the lawless tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan frontier.

Iranian spokesman rules out proposal to suspend enrichment

Xinhua - ‎35 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said Wednesday that Tehran will not consider proposals which demand the closure of Tehran research reactors and suspension of its uranium enrichment, the semi-official ...

Cause of Death for Ancient Egypt's King Tut Revealed

Voice of America - Edward Yeranian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP The DNA testing of several prominent Egyptian mummies has revealed the identities of the mother and the father of famous boy king Tutankhamun.

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On anniversary, Obama defends economic stimulus

Reuters - Steve Holland, Matt Spetalnick - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vigorously defended his $787 billion stimulus on Wednesday, insisting it rescued Americans from the worst of the economic calamity and ripping Republican critics who called it a ...

Ind. House panel approves delay in tax hike

The Associated Press - Mike Smith - ‎18 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana House committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would delay for one year increases in taxes that employers pay into the state's bankrupt unemployment insurance fund.
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Can a New Conservative Manifesto Woo the Tea Party?

TIME - Alex Altman - ‎28 minutes ago‎
About a year ago - with the wounds of the Bush Administration fresh, a new President surging into office on a wave of enthusiasm, and Democrats in control of the Oval Office and both houses of ...
A New Conservative Outline New York Times (blog)

Hewlett-Packard 1Q Net Up 25% On Sales Gains >HPQ

Wall Street Journal - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) fiscal first-quarter profit climbed 25% amid higher worldwide sales and profit growth in the company's core personal computer business, where shipments also jumped.

Toyota investigates Corolla steering problems

The Associated Press - Ken Thomas, Elaine Kurtenbach - ‎18 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - First it was gas pedals, then brakes. Now Toyota and the government are looking into complaints that the popular Corolla is difficult to steer straight, raising a new safety concern ahead of next week's congressional hearing about the ...

Fed: Mild 2010 economic growth unlikely to offset unemployment

Washington Post - Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎2 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve policymakers continued to forecast modest economic growth this year, but projected that the economy would not improve so much that it would meaningfully reduce unemployment.

Goodbye, Google Buzz

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎27 minutes ago‎
It's tough to avoid all the buzz over Google Buzz these days. Since introducing the new social networking tool last week, Google has come under fire for everything from privacy concerns to feelings of information overload.

Scientists find great genetic differences among southern Africans

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎1 hour ago‎
The genomes of four Bushmen and one Bantu were sequenced or partially sequenced. 'If we really want to understand human diversity, we need ... to study those people,' lead author of the study says. By Thomas H. Maugh II Scientists have long known that ...

Buffering: Google Readies Flash for Android Devices

PC World - Peter Sayer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google will soon add the capability to play Flash videos to its Android mobile phone OS, Google product manager Eric Tseng announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Tiger Woods to Apologize for Scandal, Discuss His Plans at Feb. 19 Meeting

Bloomberg - Michael Buteau - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods will apologize for his behavior, and discuss his past and plans for the future, at a meeting in Florida on Feb. 19.

Metro Detroit worshippers observe Ash Wednesday

Detroit Free Press - Niraj Warikoo - ‎42 minutes ago‎
With ashes smudged on their foreheads, Catholics filed out of St. Aloysius Parish in Detroit after Ash Wednesday services today to begin the 40 days of Lent, a time of penance and prayer for Christians.

A dog by any other name ...

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By now, if you know dogs you know the name Sadie. Sadie the Scottie won Westminster's Best in Show last night. But does Ch Roundtown Mercedes of Maryscot ring a bell?

Defying Injury, Vonn Wins Gold in Downhill

New York Times - Lynn Zinser, Bill Pennington - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Lindsey Vonn stood on the podium during the flower ceremony after winning her gold medal in women's downhill skiing on Wednesday.

Amare Stoudemire: Amare Stoudemire to be in lineup vs. Dallas

Rotoworld.com - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Amare Stoudemire will be in the lineup Wednesday night when the Suns face the Mavericks making it less likely of a scenario that he will be traded before the deadline.

Olympics must bow down to 'American Idol'

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Television's most popular program topped the Vancouver Games in Tuesday's ratings. The winter sports barely made a dent in Fox's audience, with the Nielsen Co.

Health report card: How does your county stack up?

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Josephine Marcotty - ‎1 hour ago‎
The first county rankings across the nation give insight into the healthiest places to live in Minnesota. By JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY, Star Tribune This doesn't appear to be a very scientific study, if you look at the criteria.

Doctor: Aspirin Should Not Replace Conventional Cancer Treatment

FOXNews - Colleen Cappon - ‎3 hours ago‎
For years, doctors have been advising their patients to take aspirin daily to decrease their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

FDA Warns of Maalox Mix-up Danger

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Feb. 17, 2010 - At least five "serious adverse events" occurred in people who took Maalox Total Relief thinking it was Maalox antacid, the FDA warns.

CIA Releases New Details on Cold War Mission

AOL News - Calvin Woodward - ‎Feb 13, 2010‎
AP WASHINGTON (Feb. 13) -- In 1974, far out in the Pacific, a US ship pretending to be a deep-sea mining vessel fished a sunken Soviet nuclear-armed submarine out of the ocean depths, took what it could of the wreck and made off to Hawaii with its ...

McQueen left a note and hanged himself, coroner says

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
London, England (CNN) -- Fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in his wardrobe and left a suicide note, a coroner told a London inquest Wednesday.

Report: Tiger paid 2 women to keep quiet about sex tape

FOXSports.com - ‎Feb 14, 2010‎
Tiger Woods made regular hush money payments to quiet two girls he had a threesome with on tape, The New York Daily News reported Sunday.

The Enemy of My Enemy

New York Times (blog) - Steven Strogatz - ‎Feb 14, 2010‎
It's traditional to teach kids subtraction right after addition. That makes sense - the same facts about numbers get used in both, though in reverse.

Why Are You Lactose-Intolerant?

Wall Street Journal - Shirley S. Wang - ‎Feb 16, 2010‎
Most of us drank milk every day when we were young without a problem. Then, sometime in our teens or early 20s, we start to feel bloated or have discomfort after consuming a lot of milk, typically two or more glasses at a time.