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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with abdominal ailment

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Johannesburg (CNN) -- South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital Saturday following an abdominal ailment, the government said.

Syrians trapped in Homs say world is failing them |

Reuters -
By Erika Solomon | BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian activists deplored the outcome of an international "Friends of Syria" conference, saying on Saturday that the world had abandoned them to be killed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

2 US officers dead in Afghan shooting

CBS News -
Afghan policemen march towards an anti-US demonstration in Mehterlam, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.

Gingrich pins campaign on a cluster of contests -
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, and his wife Callista look into the crowd during a campaign stop on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 in Everett, Wash.

The golden era of point guards?

By Michael Wallace Kyrie Irving drains eight 3-pointers in the Rising Stars Game, taking home the MVP award, as Team Chuck defeats Team Shaq 146-133.

Yemen's Hadi takes oath as car bomb kills 26 in south

Reuters -
By Joseph Logan | SANAA (Reuters) - Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi became Yemen's new president on Saturday, formally removing autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh from power, as a car bombing in the south of the country underscored the violence that will be the new ...

Iran uranium "discrepancy" still unresolved - IAEA

Reuters -
By Fredrik Dahl | VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has yet to clarify a discrepancy in uranium quantities at a Tehran research site, a UN nuclear watchdog report said, after measurements by international inspectors last year failed to match the amount declared ...

Chavez arrives in Cuba for urgent tumor removal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez arrived in Cuba for urgent cancer surgery following an emotional departure from Venezuela in which he vowed to win October's election despite his illness.

Haiti's PM resigns after row with president

euronews -
Haiti's Prime Minister Gary Conille has resigned after just four months in office, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil.

Pakistanis Press Taliban to Start Talks With Afghans

New York Times -
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan called for the first time on the Afghan Taliban to start talks with the Kabul government on Friday, lending diplomatic momentum to an American-sponsored peace process that is anchored in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, ...

Dharun Ravi trial: Witnesses testify that Clementi's roommate had no problem ...

The Star-Ledger - -
By Alexi Friedman/The Star-Ledger Enlarge John Munson/The Star-Ledger Ravi Pazhani, walks to the elevator with his son, former Rutgers University student, Dharun Ravi, after the first day of Ravi's trial in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Glenn ...

WikiLeaks suspect Manning defers plea, court-martial begins

Reuters -
By Lily Kuo | FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified documents in US history, deferred a plea in a military court arraignment on Thursday, marking the first step in a ...

Reports help US stocks advance

Worcester Telegram -
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index advanced Friday to its highest level since June 2008, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 1.74 points after rising above 13000 earlier in the day.

Maher pledges $1 million to Obama support group -
February 24, 2012|Stephen Braun, AP Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President ...

Rick Santorum: Right leadership can reinvigorate country

Detroit Free Press -
Wearing a church apron over his shirt and tie, ex-US Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania spoke briefly at a Friday fish fry in Walled Lake before shaking hands, posing for photos and signing autographs.

Jeb Bush eyed as latest 'white knight' candidate in GOP presidential race

The Guardian -
Speculation that a late challenger might still emerge in the increasingly bitter race for the Republican presidential nomination is set to surge after former Florida governor Jeb Bush made remarks criticising the current field.

A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway, for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012: WHAT HAPPENED ROMNEY'S MEDICARE Rx: Former Massachusetts Gov.

Illegal immigration factoring into presidential race in Arizona

Sacramento Bee -
By HECTOR BECERRA TEMPE, Ariz -- TEMPE, Ariz. - As the Republican candidates argued onstage over one another's conservative merit badges, Francisco Heredia balanced a laptop on his legs, waiting patiently to tweet.

What to Expect at Mobile World Congress 2012

PC Magazine -
MWC starts Sunday, bringing plenty of juicy mobile news including scores of new phones and tablets. Here's what could come out of this year's show.

5 ways to stay safe until 'do not track' button arrives

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Sprint Abandons Talks to Acquire MetroPCS

Bloomberg -
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) abandoned plans to buy MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS), two people with knowledge of the matter said, walking away from a deal that might have helped the mobile-phone carrier vie with Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. (T) The ...

Alan Wake: Game play good, character drab

Toronto Sun -
By Steve Tilley ,QMI Agency A stand-alone downloadable title available via Xbox Live for about $15, American Nightmare is (sort of) set inside the fictional TV series Night Springs, a Twilight Zone analogue that Alan Wake once wrote for.

Getting ready for Oscars weekend

Baltimore Sun (blog) -
Hollywood - Looking for backstage access to this year's Academy Awards? You've come to the right place. All weekend, I'll be blogging about what is being said backstage, as Hollywood takes the time to pat itself on the back for whatever good work it ...

Patrick captures pole -
By Michael Vega DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Twenty-four hours after she destroyed her Sprint Cup car, Danica Patrick's mood took a turn for the better yesterday when she captured the pole for today's Nationwide Series opener.

Braun Blasts 'Flawed' Testing Process

New York Times -
Ryan Braun, one day after he became the first major league baseball player to successfully challenge a suspension resulting from a positive test for performance enhancing drugs, launched a frontal assault Friday on the way baseball handled his case.

Lee Westwood beats Nick Watney at Match Play in Arizona; Steve Stricker eliminated

Washington Post -
MARANA, Ariz. - Lee Westwood decided to bring a new approach to the Match Play Championship, which has caused him such fits that he had never made it out of the second round in 11 previous attempts.

West Virginia can't hold onto 15-point lead in second half, falls to No. 10 ...

Washington Post -
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia's Bob Huggins has hit a low point with his freshman-laden team. A lack of defense and a lack of running down loose balls and passing to open teammates have the coach in a funk after the Mountaineers blew a 15-point ...

Struggling Rangers beaten by Islanders

New York Post -
By LARRY BROOKS If the 4-3 shootout defeat at the Coliseum to the Islanders didn't represent an entirely lost night for the Rangers, neither did it set the Blueshirts on the path to finding themselves in this time of pre-deadline adversity.

What caused collapse of Mayan civilization?

Fox News -
Temple in the Kingdom of Tikal, one of the most prominent of the Classic Period.Science/AAAS Stalagmite climate archive growing on top of an archaeological archive (Mayan pottery) in a northwest Yucatan Peninsula cave.

Researchers say galaxy may swarm with 'nomad planets'

Stanford Report -
Nomad planets don't circle stars, but may carry bacterial life, say researchers from Kavli Institute. This image is an artistic rendition of a nomad object wandering the interstellar medium.

Flu Season Just Beginning, but Could Ramp Up Quickly

ABC News -
( At the time of year when lots of Americans are usually coughing, sneezing, aching and feverish with the flu, doctor's offices and hospitals across the US have been surprisingly quiet so far.

FDA advisors endorse weight-loss drug Qnexa

Los Angeles Times -
In a reversal, an FDA advisory committee backs the weight-loss drug Qnexa despite health risks after its maker, Vivus, promises strict oversight.


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