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Online rant is believed to be suicide note from apparent pilot Joseph Andrew Stack

CNN - ‎53 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- A portrait is beginning to emerge of Joseph Andrew Stack, the man officials believe set his house on fire and then intentionally crashed his small aircraft into an office building in Austin, Texas.

Dubai wants head of Mossad arrested over Hamas assassination

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Dubai chief of police called yesterday for the arrest of Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad, if it is proved that the Israeli spy agency was behind the assassination of the Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

USDA Reaches New $1.25 Billion Settlement With Black Farmers

FOXNews - ‎14 minutes ago‎
AP The Obama administration on Thursday announced a $1.25 billion deal with black farmers that could end a years-long stalemate over alleged racial discrimination by the Agriculture Department.

Iran Enriches Nuclear Fuel, Says IAEA

Wall Street Journal - David Crawford - ‎1 hour ago‎
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it has information suggesting Iran may be working to build a nuclear warhead, an assessment that could escalate the US and other Western governments' confrontation with Iran over its nuclear ...

Dalai Lama likes 'energetic, tall' Obama

AFP - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Dalai Lama said Thursday he liked the "energetic" style of President Barack Obama and called his election as the first African-American US leader a global inspiration.

Military coup ousts Niger president

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A coup has taken place in Niger and the president has been captured after a gun battle in the capital, Niamey. In a television announcement, a spokesman for the plotters said Niger's constitution had been suspended and all state institutions dissolved.

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State House votes to extend health program

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Warren Wolfe - ‎2 hours ago‎
If Senate approves the changes Monday, Pawlenty will be faced with the question of whether to veto the program again. By WARREN WOLFE, Star Tribune 125-9 is proof that bipartisanship CAN work.

Romney to Obama: Stop Blaming Others for Failure

CNSNews.com - Fred Lucas - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Saying that America is not better off than it was $1.8 trillion ago, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said President Obama should stop blaming his predecessor and the American people for high ...

Circus zebra leads police on wild chase

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Kristi E. Swartz - ‎1 hour ago‎
A zebra from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus escaped his handler and led police on a chase through downtown Atlanta Thursday afternoon.
Zebra escapes in downtown Atlanta Mother Nature Network

Fed hikes discount rate but not tightening policy

Reuters - Emily Kaiser, Vivianne Rodrigues - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Thursday it raised the interest rate it charges banks for emergency loans but insisted that its first rate move since December 2008 would not raise borrowing costs for consumers or companies.

Toyota President Toyoda Will Appear Before Congress

Bloomberg - Jeff Plungis - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will testify at a Feb. 24 hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the company said.

Revenue Rose but Profit Dropped for Dell

New York Times - Javier C. Hernandez - ‎2 hours ago‎
In contrast to other technology companies that reported sharply higher earnings, Dell reported Thursday that net income in the fourth quarter dropped 5 percent, to $334 million.

The Microsoft-Yahoo Deal: What It Means For You

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Yes, my fellow witnesses, the moment has arrived; the on-again, off-again courtship that dragged out for approximately 7432 years has finally reached its climax.

Protect Your Business from Kneber-Style Botnets

PC World - Tony Bradley - ‎30 minutes ago‎
A report from security research firm NetWitness about a malicious botnet dubbed Kneber has been the focus of a fair amount of media attention, but mostly sensationalism that misses the real point.

Class-Action Suit Filed Against Google, and Buzz

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Law firms in San Francisco and Washington, DC, Wednesday filed a class-action complaint in San Jose, Calif., federal court against Google, and its Buzz technology, on behalf of Eva Hibnick, a 24-year-old Harvard Law School student.

'Shutter Island' is expected to have a strong opening

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Pre-release surveys show the Martin Scorsese thriller selling $35 million to $40 million in tickets its first weekend. That would be a rare feat for an R-rated drama.

Judge: Chris Brown Doing "Really Well" Fulfilling Probation

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- R&B singer Chris Brown is "doing really, really well" fulfilling the terms of his probation related to last year's assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, according to a judge.

Chris Golightly Fought To Keep His 'American Idol' Top 24 Spot

MTV.com - Melinda Green - ‎42 minutes ago‎
By the time he was released from another contract, his replacement had already been notified, according to online reports. By Melinda Green After Fox announced that Chris Golightly had been disqualified from the "American Idol" top 24, ...

Down goes Vonn! Lindsey tumbles in super-combined

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Jaime Aron - ‎30 minutes ago‎
AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It wasn't the shin. It was a tactical error that cost Lindsey Vonn a shot at her second gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

What will Tiger say?

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Alexis Stevens - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Julie Jacobson, AP Tiger Woods has been at the center of the tabloid attention since Thanksgiving. On Friday, Woods will make his first live public statement.

US mens rout Norway in hockey, 6-1

Los Angeles Times - Helene Elliott - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reporting from Vancouver - Patience and persistence paid off Thursday for the US men's hockey team, which couldn't pull away from a less-talented but dogged Norwegian team until the late stages of their preliminary round game at ...

Obama team raises pressure on health insurers

Reuters - Lisa Richwine, David Alexander - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration ratcheted up pressure on health insurers on Thursday, saying some planned double-digit rate hikes while making billions in profits and paying executives ...

Fighting swine flu fatigue with clever marketing

Washington Post - Alicia Chang - ‎7 minutes ago‎
AP RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Marco Torres stood on a busy road and waved an oversized yellow arrow with an unconventional message for a street marketing campaign: "FREE TODAY: H1N1 Flu Shots for All.

FDA Expands Use Of Rituxan For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Corbett - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Food and Drug Administration Thursday expanded the approval of the drug Rituxan to treat certain patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a type of blood cancer.

A Find Dates Seafaring 100000-Plus Years Ago

New York Times - John Noble Wilford - ‎Feb 15, 2010‎
Early humans, possibly even prehuman ancestors, appear to have been going to sea much longer than anyone had ever suspected. That is the startling implication of discoveries made the last two summers on the Greek island of Crete.

All the Good Stuff Always Happens in the Ladies Room

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Feb 15, 2010‎
At Wednesday's amfAR gala, the creme de la creme of celebrities showed up despite the snowstorm. On the red carpet I was following Fergie, the former Duchess of Windsor (not from the Black Eye Peas), and preceded Julianna Margulies.

TED2010: Ten fascinating people you've never heard of

CNN - John D. Sutter, Richard Galant - ‎Feb 16, 2010‎
In coming weeks, CNN.com will roll out a number of video interviews with interesting thinkers, scientists and artists. Check CNN.com/OPINION and CNN.

US Cracks Down on 'Contractors' as a Tax Dodge

New York Times - Steven Greenhouse - ‎22 hours ago‎
Federal and state officials, many facing record budget deficits, are starting to aggressively pursue companies that try to pass off regular employees as independent contractors.

Awesome Kid Gets Detention For Being Hilarious (PICTURE)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Feb 15, 2010‎
The joke's been done to death, but when it comes out of the mouth of a middle schooler and he gets detention for it, we can't help but applaud.