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The GOP Splits Over Pressure to Slash Defense Budget

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—Republicans head into the next budget battle with President Barack Obama torn between two long-standing goals: Strengthening the military and cutting federal spending.
Ending long break, White House and Republicans renew budget talks
Obama, congressional Republicans look to soften landing of budget cuts
Sequestration a crisis of Washington's making
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Midwest swaddled in blanket of snow; travel tough

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. LOUIS—Powdery snow bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, leaving as much as 17 inches in some places, shutting down airports, schools and state legislatures.
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Las Vegas Strip shootings put city's image in crosshairs

46 minutes ago
Written by
Laura Bly
Las Vegas' prime tourist zone has been the scene of several violent crimes since December, raising concerns about Sin City's image as it comes off a record year for tourism.
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Fickle match play boots Tiger, Rory

ESPN - ‎4 minutes ago‎
MARANA, Ariz. -- I love underdogs. David and Goliath is my favorite biblical story. I like "Hoosiers"-style upsets. I root for small-market baseball teams and NFL players from Division II schools.
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Sony plays games with next PlayStation

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sony showed off what the PlayStation 4 can do, but not what it will look like. The Japanese electronics giant talked about its upcoming game console for the first time and said it will go on sale next holiday season.
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Narco gun battle reported in 'Chapo' Guzman's Guatemala territory

Los Angeles Times - ‎45 minutes ago‎
MEXICO CITY -- Intense gun battles were reported late Thursday in a remote jungle region of northern Guatemala where Mexico's top drug lord, Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman, is known to operate.
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Pistorius bail hearing nears its end

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎48 minutes ago‎
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, facing trial for having shot dead his girlfriend, hopes to secure bail on Friday as prosecutors struggled to regain lost ground after the replacement of the lead officer in the investigation.
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Car bomb kills at least 50 as rebels push fight deeper into Damascus

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIRUT - The detonation of a massive car bomb on Thursday near the heart of Damascus underscored a major shift that has brought sustained fighting close to the center of the capital for the first time during Syria's two-year-old uprising.
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Hezbollah Courier Was Told to Track Israeli Flights

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
LIMASSOL, Cyprus - A Hezbollah operative who worked as a courier for the group in Europe said at his trial on Thursday that he had instructions to record the arrival times of passenger flights from Israel to Cyprus, prompting Israel to press the European ...
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Georgia executes man who killed 2 college students after temporary stay

Fox News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Georgia has executed a 38-year-old inmate convicted of killing two college students in 1995. Andrew Allen Cook was pronounced dead at 11:22 p.m.
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Savio's sister: Peterson 'typical sociopath'

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a rare public outburst of anger, Drew Peterson proclaimed his innocence in the death of his third wife. Moments later, the Chicago-area police officer was sentenced to 38 years in prison for Kathleen Savio's death.
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U.S. Senate hopeful Markey makes campaign stop in Taunton

Taunton Daily Gazette - ‎51 minutes ago‎
U.S. Senate hopeful Markey makes campaign stop in Taunton. Zoom. Photos. Kathleen. Taunton Gazette| Mike Gay. Ed Markey, talks with Kathleen Roberts, of Raynham, a Retired teacher and President of the MTA, who was with a group of educators.
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Japan's economic turmoil may provide an opening for the US

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
Japan's economic troubles may be pushing the country toward free-trade negotiations with the United States, a goal long sought by American officials who see it as a potential boon to two of the world's industrial giants and to the U.S.
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Dreamliner problems delays launch of Denver-Tokyo service until May 12

Denver Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
United Airlines on Thursday postponed the much-anticipated launch of daily, nonstop service from Denver to Tokyo by at least six weeks to May 12, dealing a blow to the city's effort to bolster its image as a global destination and appeal to international ...
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Relief over HP earnings buys Whitman time

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Meg Whitman bought more time for her attempted turnround of Hewlett-Packard on Thursday as the struggling computer maker reported that revenues and earnings had fallen less than feared in its latest quarter.
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Google Unveils Chromebook Pixel Touch-Screen Laptop

Wall Street Journal
27 minutes ago
Written by
Amir Efrati
Google has developed the first touchscreen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system to be sold later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

North Korea to allow foreigners to use mobile internet

Fox News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea will soon allow foreigners to tweet, Skype and surf the Internet from their cellphones, iPads and other mobile devices in its second relaxation of controls on communications in recent weeks.
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Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Name Son Sebastian, Rate Their Choice

Cinema Blend
2 hours ago
Written by
Mack Rawden
After months of growing excitement and days of false birth rumors, Amber Rose finally had her baby earlier today. Details like height, weight and time of birth haven't been made available, but luckily, we do have (arguably) the three most interesting details.
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Oprah Winfrey honored with Essence Power Award

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
The woman who puts the 'O' in power was honored Thursday afternoon at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood event. Oprah Winfrey received the Power Award at the sixth annual luncheon.
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Hollywood celebrities no longer slaves to fashion

Toronto Star - ‎33 minutes ago‎
As the 2013 Oscars approach, past awards ceremonies reveal a distinct lack of originality and fashion. Text size: Increase Decrease Reset.
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'Suits' Postmortem: Boss Answers Finale's Biggest Questions

Hollywood Reporter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Will Harvey and Mike come back together? What does the future hold for Pearson? And what about that heated Rachel and Mike moment?
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LeBron James scores 26, Miami Heat beat Chicago Bulls

USA TODAY - ‎47 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 86-67 Thursday for their season-high ninth straight win.
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Cobbs' final shot for Cal beats Oregon

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎39 minutes ago‎
EUGENE -- , Ore. - In a game in which points came at a constipated pace, the most important basket for Cal was scored by Justin Cobbs on a 17-foot jumper from the left side with less than a second remaining to give the surging Bears a 48-46 victory over ...
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Artem Anisimov stretchered off after freak injury vs. Red Wings (VIDEO)

Yahoo! Sports (blog)
21 minutes ago
Written by
Greg Wyshynski
Anisimov lost his edge as he skated around the Detroit goal, colliding with the back of Quincey's legs. As he fell to the ice, Qunicey fell with him, driving his forearm into Anisimov's head.
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Bumblebees Communicate with Flowers Via Electric Fields

Science World Report - ‎2 hours ago‎
It's easy to think that flowers don't communicate with each other, well at least not in the traditional sense, but new a new discovery shows that electric fields allow them to communicate with bumblebees and possibly other species, as well as with humans.
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Millionaire wants to send humans to Mars (and back) in 2018

DVICE - ‎4 hours ago‎
2018 is not going to be the year that humans land on Mars. But, if millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has his way, it could be the first year that humans visit Mars.
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Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.
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Children in US Are Eating Fewer Calories, Study Finds

New York Times - ‎Feb 20, 2013‎
American children consumed fewer calories in 2010 than they did a decade before, a new federal analysis shows. Health experts said the findings offered an encouraging sign that the epidemic of obesity might be easing, but cautioned that the magnitude of ...
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