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Military sweep of Marja focuses on pocket of 'determined resistance'

Los Angeles Times - Tony Perry, Laura King - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Marines and Afghan troops fight to clear holdout insurgents from one corner of the city in southern Afghanistan. NATO says there is another casualty among Western troops, bringing the total to 13.

Israel sees little fallout from Dubai killing

Reuters - Jeffrey Heller, Luke Baker - ‎52 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli intelligence experts dismissed on Sunday the prospect of lasting diplomatic fallout for Israel or damage to its Mossad spy agency over the spotlight shone on the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai.

GOP Headed to White House Hopeful But Hesitant

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Republicans are going to show up Thursday for a meeting on health care reform with President Obama and congressional Democrats, but they aren't going to accept whole cloth a bill outlining Democratic plans that is being posted on the White House Web ...

Music students from Jersey visiting Madeira 'are safe'

BBC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Ten music students from Jersey who are on a visit to Madeira are all reported to be safe after rainstorms and floods have killed at least 40 people there.

Darfur truce ahead of Sudan poll

Aljazeera.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
A represententative of Sudan's Justice and Equality Movement (Jem) has said the temporary ceasefire deal the group signed with the government is intended to facilitate forthcoming elections.

Dutch Pull-Out From War Expected After Government Collapse

New York Times - Nicholas Kulish - ‎13 minutes ago‎
BERLIN - A day after his government collapsed, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said Sunday that he expected Dutch troops to come home from Afghanistan before the end of the year.

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Alexander M. Haig Jr., at 85; was Reagan's secretary of state

Boston Globe - Mark Feeney - ‎13 hours ago‎
Alexander Haig Jr. also served as White House chief of staff during the Nixon administration. He was a four-star general. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff/File 1988) By Mark Feeney Alexander M. Haig Jr.
Alexander Haig Dies at Age 85 Wall Street Journal

Ron Paul for President, says Conservative Political Action Conference poll

New York Daily News - Barry Paddock - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

Spokesman for CPA says Texas crash pilot never threatened him

CNN - Tracy Sabo - ‎14 hours ago‎
Austin, Texas (CNN) -- The former accountant for Andrew Joseph "Joe" Stack III -- who officials say flew his plane into a Texas building housing an Internal Revenue Service office -- says Stack had never threatened him, a spokesman for the accountant ...

Lufthansa: Open To Pilot Union Talks Without Preconditions

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE) is open to talks with pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit without preconditions, the company said in a statement Sunday, ahead of a pilot strike set for Monday.

Japan Considering Review of Product Recall Systems, Kyodo Says

Bloomberg - Mariko Yasu - ‎8 hours ago‎
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The Japanese government may review product recall systems, the Kyodo News reported, without saying where it obtained the information.

For Credit Cards, A New Day, Fee

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Waters - ‎11 hours ago‎
For the first time in three years, credit-card issuers are ramping up their mailbox solicitations. But don't expect to see your father's credit-card appeals.

Irate parents in Pa. say schools use 'peeping tom technology'

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - ‎4 hours ago‎
Computerworld - The parents of a Pennsylvania high school student have asked a federal judge to bar school district personnel from switching on cameras in school-issued MacBook laptops, calling the security feature "peeping tom ...

Senate weighs final push to move climate bill

Reuters - Richard Cowan, Bill Trott - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A last-ditch attempt at passing a climate change bill begins in the Senate this week with senators mindful that time is running short and that approaches to the legislation still vary widely, according to sources.

Google Buzz No Facebook, Twitter Killer, Google Exec Says

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎5 hours ago‎
Google Buzz is not intended as a challenge to Facebook or Twitter, but as a unique complement to those Web services, the Google executive overseeing Buzz told eWEEK.

`Shutter Island' Makes Waves With $40.2M Debut

ABC News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
AP Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's voyage to "Shutter Island" has landed them at No. 1 at the weekend box office.
A 'Shutter'-ing experience Pottstown Mercury

"Hurt Locker," "Up in the Air" win key film awards

Reuters - Danny Moloshok, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎11 hours ago‎
Actor Jeremy Renner from the film ''The Hurt Locker'' poses on the red carpet at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 23, 2010.

Israeli film wins prize at Berlin festival

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎4 minutes ago‎
"Hayerida" ("The Descent"), by Shai Miedzinski of Tel Aviv, took the Silver Bear Award at the Berlinale International Film Festival.

Plenty at stake as USA battles Canada in Super Sunday frenzy

SI.com - Damian Strohmeyer - ‎2 hours ago‎
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The buzz around town surrounding what's being dubbed "Super Sunday" is palpable. Team USA defenseman Tim Gleason got a taste of it the other day, when he was riding in a Vancouver taxicab, and his driver -- evidently not ...

Record-breaking Ohno staging his own victory party

Sports Network - Dan Friedell - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Hearing about all the big Olympic parties? Wishing you could be in Vancouver? Don't fret, you're invited to Apolo Anton Ohno's Olympic bash, and it's going on all this week.

Vonn claims bronze in super-G

Kansas City Star - ‎47 minutes ago‎
American Lindsey Vonn had the lead when she finished her run, but she ended up in third place in the women's super-G. WHISTLER, British Columbia | US ski coach Jim Tracy likes to say “there's a thin line between skiing aggressively and laying it on the ...
Vonn steady presence Boston Globe

Mass screening 'would stop spread of Aids by 2015'

Telegraph.co.uk - Richard Alleyne - ‎1 hour ago‎
A global mass-population screening programme could rid the world of the scourge of HIV/Aids within 40 years, it has been claimed. By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent in San Diego Testing most of the world's population for HIV, and treating those ...

Senate report links diabetes drug Avandia to heart attacks

CNN - ‎20 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released Saturday.

A cautionary tale in healthcare reform

Los Angeles Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Two decades ago, New York passed a law requiring insurers to accept all applicants, even those with preexisting conditions. Now, premiums in the state are the highest in the nation by some estimates.

Fleeting Youth, Fading Creativity

Wall Street Journal - Jonah Lehrer - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
When James Watson was 24 years old, he spent more time thinking about women than work, according to his memoir "Genes, Girls and Gamow.

Russians defiant over Aboriginal dance

NBCOlympics.com - ‎Feb 17, 2010‎
Vancouver (AFP) Russia's Oksana Domninaand Maksim Shabalinremained defiant Wednesday about their Aboriginal-themed original dance as they took to the ice ahead of their Olympic bid in Vancouver.

Drone pilots have a front-row seat on war, from half a world away

Los Angeles Times - David Zucchino - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a low, tan building in Nevada, Air Force personnel sit in padded chairs and control aircraft over Iraq and Afghanistan. They are 7500 miles away, yet feel more affected by war than ever.

Turning Patents Into 'Invention Capital'

New York Times - Steve Lohr - ‎Feb 17, 2010‎
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Nathan Myhrvold wants to shake up the marketplace for ideas. His mission and the activities of the company he heads, Intellectual Ventures, a secretive $5 billion investment firm that has scooped up 30000 patents, ...

Credit-Card Fees: the New Traps

Wall Street Journal - Robin Sidel - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers.