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Some facts about killer whales

Orlando Sentinel - Dewayne Bevil - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Experienced whale trainer Dawn Brancheau died in an incident at SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday afternoon while working with a killer whale.

Analysis: Cultures collide with Toyoda testimony

Washington Post - Ron Fournier - ‎57 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Corporate leaders in Japan are affable cheerleaders who solicit everyone's views and avoid confrontation at almost any cost.

A list of lawmakers invited to health care summit

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP AP -- The White House has invited 22 high-ranking lawmakers to Thursday's summit on health care at Blair House, across the street from the White House.

Australians' passports stolen for Dubai hit: Smith

ABC Online - Emma Rodgers - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says three Australians whose passports were used by suspected Mossad assassins in Dubai appear to have been the victims of identity fraud.

Turkish leaders to meet as coup plot storm gathers

Reuters - Daren Butler, David Stamp - ‎37 minutes ago‎
ISTANBUL, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Turkey's political and military leaders meet on Thursday as a storm gathers over a coup plot investigation against the armed forces which is threatening stability and investor confidence in the EU-candidate ...

India and Pakistan hold first Kashmir peace talks since Mumbai attack

Times Online - Jeremy Page - ‎2 hours ago‎
India accused Pakistani border guards of firing at one of its posts across the disputed frontier in Kashmir yesterday on the eve of the first formal peace talks between the South Asian rivals since the Mumbai attacks in November 2008.

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CHRONOLOGY-US Air Force tanker saga continues

Reuters - Andrea Shalal-Esa, Gerald E. McCormick - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Feb 24 (Reuters) - The US Air Force on Wednesday released final rules for its third attempt since 2001 to buy new aerial refueling planes, after two earlier efforts failed amid ethics violations and technical mistakes.

Obama Calls On Business Leaders for Support

Voice of America - Kent Klein - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo: AP Corporate leaders and chief executive officers listen as President Barack Obama discusses the economy with the Business Roundtable at St. Regis Hotel in Washington, 24 Feb 2010 "We need to build an economy where we borrow less and produce ...

Quinn looking at $2 billion in budget cuts

Chicago Tribune - Monique Garcia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gov. Pat Quinn is looking at cutting about $2 billion in state spending in the budget he'll propose next month, new documents the administration posted today on its budget Web site show.
Quinn posts budget outline on Web Galesburg Register-Mail

Dollar May Extend Fall on Prospects Fed Will Keep Rates Low

BusinessWeek - Yoshiaki Nohara, Inyoung Hwang - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar may decline versus the euro for a second day on speculation the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero to support an economic recovery.

GM's Deal To Sell Hummer To Chinese Company Falls Through

Wall Street Journal - Sharon Terlep - ‎2 hours ago‎
DETROIT (Dow Jones)--General Motors Co.'s Hummer line of beefy SUVs is headed for extinction after a deal to sell the brand to a Chinese manufacturer fell apart.

Express Scripts fourth-quarter profit rises

MarketWatch - Wallace Witkowski - ‎53 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Express Scripts Inc. (NASDAQ:ESRX) said late Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit rose to $223.3 million from $206.8 million, in the year-ago period.

Bloom Box Launch Is "Big Hype"--Invention Nothing New?

National Geographic - ‎1 hour ago‎
How Bloom Energy's mini, green power plant works—and why its press conference today had some experts seeing red, or just plain underwhelmed.

Italy's Google Convictions Set a Dangerous Precedent

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎1 hour ago‎
A few years ago, I got a hateful letter in the mail. Hey, it's all good -- these things happen. But now, I'm going to see if I can get my mailman jailed for delivering it.

Nintendo DSi XL Will Hit Stores March 28

PC Magazine - Carol Mangis - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Nintendo has just released details on the forthcoming update to its popular handheld gaming platform: The Nintendo DSi XL will go on sale in the US on March 28 and have a list price of $189.99.

Simon Cowell's top 10 'American Idol' moments

msnbc.com - ‎33 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Simon Cowell has confirmed that this season of “American Idol” - the show's ninth, will be his last. While the show has produced a host of Grammy winners, one Oscar winner, and given the world a host of quirky former contenders (William ...

Mickey Rourke In Talks To Father 'Conan'

MTV.com - Caleb Goellner - ‎1 hour ago‎
After filling his resume with somewhat gritty character roles in recent years, Mickey Rourke may finally have the chance to play a real family man - that is, if raising a barbarian warrior in Lionsgate's upcoming "Conan" film counts.

Meet the Press with Tiger Woods

Yahoo! Sports - Michael Arkush - ‎1 hour ago‎
The reporters at the Tiger Woods “press conference” last Friday in Florida were not permitted to ask questions, as everybody knows - everybody, that is, except the Dalai Lama, who until recently had never ...

US defeats Switzerland, 2-0, to advance to men's hockey semifinals

Los Angeles Times - Helene Elliott - ‎1 hour ago‎
Reporting from Vancouver, Canada - Goaltender Jonas Hiller of Switzerland and the Ducks nearly turned the Olympic hockey tournament upside down Wednesday with a valiant, 42-save performance in a thrilling quarterfinal loss to Team USA ...

Vonn crashes, US hockey pulls out tight game

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Jaime Aron - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lindsey Vonn went down hard. Zach Parise made sure the US men's hockey team didn't. Lindsey Vonn, from the United States, lies in the fence after crashing during first run of the women's giant slalom in ...

NBC to carry hockey semifinal live Friday

USA Today - ‎41 minutes ago‎
NBC has announced that it will carry Friday's men's Olympic hockey semifinal game involving Team USA live in all time zones.

Colleges See Rise in H1N1 Swine Flu

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Feb. 24, 2010 -- College campuses are seeing the first uptick in new H1N1 swine flu cases since November. New H1N1 swine flu cases are up 52% since last week -- to 4.1 cases per 10000 students from 2.7 per 10000 last week, ...

House Passes Bill Repealing Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers

Medscape - Wayne J. Guglielmo - ‎1 hour ago‎
February 24, 2010 - In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the US House of Representatives this afternoon passed, by a lopsided vote of 406 to 19, legislation that would end health insurance companies' 65-year exemption from a variety of federal ...

WellPoint CEO defends rate hikes as pressure grows

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Lisa Richwine - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the United States' largest health insurer, WellPoint Inc (WLP.N), rejected charges on Wednesday that it was raising premiums to "squeeze" consumers in the name of profit as lawmakers and the Obama administration ...

Police: Bizarre jewel heist was inside job

CNN - Evan Buxbaum - ‎16 hours ago‎
New York (CNN) -- Two men have been arrested in a bold and bizarre jewelry store robbery involving crooks who disguised themselves in Hasidic Jewish attire, complete with hats and false beards, police announced Tuesday.

Tiger Woods Announces Return To Sex

The Onion (satire) - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL—In an announcement highly anticipated by sex fans around the world, Tiger Woods told a small gathering of reporters, family, and lovers Friday that the most dominant fornicator on the planet would soon return to sex.

The Most Amazing Craigslist Ad Up In Here! (PICTURE)

Huffington Post (blog) (satire) - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
This is quite possibly the greatest Craigslist ad of all time. And not in the "crazy person had access to a computer and wants a woman to sit in a tub of pasta" sort of way.

The Snitch in Your Pocket

Newsweek - Michael Isikoff - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Law enforcement is tracking Americans' cell phones in real time—without the benefit of a warrant. Remember life without your iPhone, Blackberry or Treo?

As lockout looms, NFL teams grappling with D-Day planning

SI.com - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we ease our way into an NFL offseason that increasingly feels like the quiet (2010) before the storm (2011)... As the league's looming labor issues begin demanding more of our attention, ...
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