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Britons recall New Zealand quake

BBC News - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Britons caught up in the Christchurch earthquake have spoken of the chaos and devastation in New Zealand's second largest city.
ABC News - CNN International - TVNZ - Reuters

Fresh violence rages in Libya - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Protesters say security forces using warplanes and live ammunition "massacre" them, raising death toll to almost 300. Libyan forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are waging a bloody operation to keep him in power, with residents reporting gunfire in parts ...
Bloomberg - New York Times - Monsters and - BBC News

Neither side budging in Wisconsin union fight

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Scott Bauer - ‎18 minutes ago‎
AP MADISON, Wis. - Republican backers of a Wisconsin plan to eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees are trying to move the explosive proposal closer to reality, even as Democrats remain on the run.
Republican & Herald - Daily Cardinal - - UW Badger Herald

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Nuggets trade Carmelo Anthony to Knicks in big deal

Denver Post - Benjamin Hochman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Follow the leader. Anthony and LeBron James kid around while James was still a Cavalier. After answering the media's questions, Carmelo Anthony exited the illuminated room into the gray and drab snaking hallways beneath Energy ...

No Daley on the ballot as Chicago votes for mayor

The Associated Press - ‎30 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - The campaign to replace Mayor Richard Daley has unfolded unlike any in Chicago's history, and almost certainly will end with a mayor unlike anyone who's run City Hall before.

Oil Rises to Two-Year High on Libya Unrest; Goldman Sees Brent at $110

Bloomberg - Ben Sharples, Ann Koh - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oil jumped to the highest in more than two years as violence intensified in Libya, stoking concern crude supplies will be disrupted as violence escalates around the Middle East and North Africa ...

Egypt seeks to seize Mubarak's assets abroad

Washington Post - Ernesto Londono - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAIRO - Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday asked the Foreign Ministry to seek help from foreign governments to seize ousted president Hosni Mubarak's assets, Egyptian state media reported.

Will Apple's subscription plan spark a developer exodus?

VentureBeat - Matthew Lynley - ‎2 hours ago‎
For developers, it was Apple's way or the highway. It seems like that highway seems more appealing every day. There was a lot of unrest when Apple first announced its new subscription plan, which hit applications ranging from Readability to the ...

No BS: Syracuse Dumps Villanova

San Francisco Chronicle - Brett McMurphy - ‎2 hours ago‎
Don't believe me, just listen to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim minutes after his No. 17 Orange hung on for a huge victory at No. 15 Villanova, 69-64, Monday night.

Gastric bypass more effective than other procedures, studies find

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
The older weight-loss surgery is no riskier than Lap-Band or gastric sleeving, and better for those with severe obesity and weight-related medical conditions, two studies suggest.

Lindsay Lohan: Celebrity Hunter

Cinema Blend - ‎42 minutes ago‎
If you're Lindsay Lohan, getting work can't be easy. Her public persona is that of a crazy drug addict and a thief. Whether or not that's true probably doesn't matter, her film resume isn't really good enough to get her parts in spite of all the ...

S&PBulletin: BHP Billiton rtgs unaffected by shale purchase

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
Feb. 22, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said that its ratings on BHP Billiton (incorporating BHP Billiton Ltd.

Diamond cuts

Boston Globe - Peter Abraham - ‎1 hour ago‎
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Adrian Gonzalez has wanted to swing a bat for about a week now, the pain in his right shoulder having faded long ago.

PRECIOUS METALS: Gold, Silver Correct As Dollar Firms

Wall Street Journal - James Campbell - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Gold and silver both ran out of steam in Asia Tuesday with the dollar gaining in strength as trouble in the Middle East intensified.

GPS device used to spy truant students in California

International Business Times - Carl Bagh - ‎42 minutes ago‎
A school turns to Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to curb habitual skipping of classes by students. Orange County Register reported that the Anaheim Union High School District in California has ...

Europe's interests in Libya - ‎12 hours ago‎
EU countries have criticised Libya for a crackdown on protesters, potentially straining lucrative trade relations. The European Union has condemned Libya for its crackdown on opposition protesters, but for many nations in the bloc, straining ties with ...

Study links high-fiber diet to longer life - Jeannine Stein - ‎29 minutes ago‎
We all know we should eat more fiber. Here's some incentive: Eating more of it could help you live longer, but the kind of fiber you eat may be key.

Yemen president resists calls to step down

Irish Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Anti-government protesters attend a rally organised by the Shia rebel al-Houthi group in the north-western Yemeni province of Saada.

Apple to unveil new MacBook to celebrate Steve's birthday

International Business Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 22, 2011 12:35 PM GMT Apple will release new MacBook Pros to celebrate Steve Jobs' birthday, said reports citing several insiders.

UPDATE 1-Africa mercenaries used in Libya crackdown-ambassador

Reuters - Henry Foy, Paul de Bendern - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW DELHI Feb 22 (Reuters) - African mercenaries are being used by Libya to crush protests, prompting some army troops to switch sides to the opposition, Libya's ambassador to India, who resigned in the wake of the crackdown, ...

Dynegy CEO to Resign After Shareholders Reject Icahn's Bid

Bloomberg - Jim Polson, Zachary R. Mider - ‎5 hours ago‎
Dynegy Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Bruce Williamson resigned as chairman after shareholders rejected a $665 million offer for the power company from Icahn Enterprises LP.

An end to this soft bigotry against the Arab world

The Guardian - ‎30 minutes ago‎
There is a phrase coined in 2004 by Michael Gerson, a speechwriter for George W Bush best-known for having come up with "axis of evil", that I've always liked.

Nikkei tumbles, Mideast unrest spurs profit-taking

Reuters - Ayai Tomisawa, Antoni Slodkowski - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average tumbled on Tuesday, slipping from 9-1/2-month highs for its first decline in seven days in profit-taking triggered by turmoil in the Middle East that could have a ...


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