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Highlights from Obama's health care summit

CNN - ‎27 minutes ago‎
President Obama's bipartisan health care summit follows months of heated debate in which substance has often been drowned out by partisan rancor.

Video shows SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau

New York Daily News - Helen Kennedy - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The six-minute video shot Wednesday shows Brancheau feeding and playing with the six-ton Tilikum, the largest and oldest killer whale in captivity.

Snow-covered tree branch snaps, kills man walking in Central Park

New York Daily News - Jonathan Lemire, Rich Schapiro - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man walking through Central Park was killed Thursday when a snow-covered branch snapped from a tree and slammed onto his head, authorities said.

Mossad 'factory' churned out fake Australian passports

ABC Online - Anne Barker - ‎1 hour ago‎
A former Mossad officer has alleged the Israeli spy agency has its own "passport factory" to create or doctor passports for use in intelligence operations.

UN to urge Hamas, Israel to probe claims of Gaza war crimes

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DPA Fourteen months after the outbreak of the Gaza war, the UN General Assembly was set to again tackle the conflict with a new draft resolution to be debated Friday.

Ukraine's 'Dysfunctional Democracy' May Linger for Half a Year

BusinessWeek - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Daryna Krasnolutska and Kateryna Choursina Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Newly inaugurated Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych may be forced to share power with rival Yulia Tymoshenko for as long as six months as he searches for the votes to oust her as ...

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Lawyer Challenges a Paterson Claim in Abuse Case

New York Times - David Kocieniewski - ‎3 hours ago‎
The lawyer for the woman who had sought court protection from one of Gov. David A. Paterson's top aides disputed on Thursday the governor's claim that it was the woman who had initiated a telephone conversation with Mr.

California Assembly passes resolution for 'Cuss Free Week'

San Jose Mercury News - Denis C. Theriault - ‎1 hour ago‎
SACRAMENTO - Feeling a little salty? Better get it out of your system while you can. Amid the ongoing - and occasionally tense - debate over how to clean up California's budget mess, lawmakers have taken ...
California faces a 'cuss-free' week McClatchy Washington Bureau

2 indicted in New York bomb plot

Los Angeles Times - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Two former classmates of terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi plead not guilty to a plan to attack Manhattan subways that a prosecutor says was directed by Al Qaeda.

Crocs posts narrower Q4 loss, says CEO stepping down

Reuters - Shradhha Sharma, Anthony Kurian - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Feb 25 (Reuters) - Crocs Inc (CROX.O) reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss, driven by strength of its retail unit and by European business, but said its CEO was stepping down, sending shares crashing 16 percent after market.

GM Weighs Two Offers for Hummer

Wall Street Journal - Norihiko Shirouzu, Sharon Terlep - ‎39 minutes ago‎
General Motors Co. is looking at two offers for its Hummer brand after a deal to sell the line of sport utility vehicles to a Chinese manufacturer collapsed this week.

Wynn Swings To 4Q Profit On Fewer Charges, Higher Revenue

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s (WYNN) fourth-quarter loss narrowed on fewer charges and surging revenue at the company's Las Vegas and Macau properties.

Where does Palm go from here?

Computerworld - Matt Hamblen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given Palm's guidance today that its new smartphone sales failed to meet expectations.

Microsoft Gets Court Nod to Cripple Spam-Spewing Botnet

TechNewsWorld - Erika Morphy - ‎53 minutes ago‎
One down, a whole bunch of botnets to go. Microsoft has succeeded in smashing a particularly loathsome botnet, Waledac, through a new strategy that enlisted a federal court's cooperation.

Italy's Google Miscarriage

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the annals of judicial folly, a place of honor ought to be reserved for this week's conviction of three Google executives by an Italian court.

Child support trial set in Palin, Johnston case

USA Today - Al Grillo - ‎2 hours ago‎
PALMER, Alaska (AP) - A judge in Alaska has set a date for the child support trial of Bristol Palin and the father of her son but urged the two to work out a resolution before then.

'American Idol' Experts Ask: Is New Top 24 The Worst Yet?

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎3 hours ago‎
The early semifinal rounds of "American Idol" are always difficult. You are bound to have some early hopefuls falling victim to first-time-on-TV jitters, a few dark horses soaring before an eventual crash and a handful of singers proving ...

Ludacris Says He And Tiger Woods Should Talk

MTV.com - Jayson Rodriguez, Sway Calloway - ‎26 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK - Ludacris poked fun at Tiger Woods' sex scandal on the intro to his new track "Sexting" from his forthcoming Battle of the Sexes album (due March 9), intimidating the embattled golf star's ...

Demong and Spillane grab gold, silver in Nordic combined

USA Today - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Bill Demong gave the US its first-ever Olympic gold medal in Nordic combined with his victory today in the Large Hill/10-kilometer event.

USA, Canada clash for women's hockey gold

USA Today - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The USA women's hockey team takes on rival Canada on Canada's home ice for the 2010 Winter Olympics gold medal today at 6:30 pm ET.

Cardinals extend coach Ken Whisenhunt, GM Rod Graves through 2013

USA Today - ‎12 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS -- Inside LB Karlos Dansby and WR Anquan Boldin may be headed elsewhere this offseason, but Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwell secured the long-term leadership of the franchise by extending the contracts of GM Rod Graves and head ...

Flu shots for all, panel suggests

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATLANTA -- A government panel is recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend a seasonal flu vaccination for everyone except babies younger than 6 months and ...

Guidant charged in defibrillator case

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Janet Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
Maybe they didn't work due to 'electircal arcing' in some % of instances, but how many times did it work and save a life?

Makers pledge to add safeguards to CT scanners

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Eric Walsh - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An industry group representing the top five manufacturers of CT equipment said on Thursday the companies will add new safeguards to their machines to help prevent patients from being exposed to too much radiation.

In South Korea, Asbestos Compensation Comes Too Late

TIME - Geoffrey Cain - ‎Feb 23, 2010‎
Members of a civic group advocating the abolition of asbestos in South Korea collect soil samples from the playground of Susan Elementary School on Feb. 12, 2009 Choi Hyung-Sik recalls the stampede of ...

Watch How You Hold That Crayon

New York Times - Peg Tyre - ‎Feb 24, 2010‎
NOAH LASCANO, 8, had a problem: His teachers couldn't read his handwriting. His homework became a frustrating exercise in writing once, and then, at the teacher's request, writing again, just for legibility.

Lindsey Vonn Makes Fun of Tiger Woods Too!

TIME - Sean Gregory - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Like millions of Americans, Olympic skiing gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, who delivered a classic Winter Games moment with her scintillating downhill run on Wednesday, is insanely curious about one thing on ...

Most 'tea party' followers are baby boomers reliving the '60s

Los Angeles Times - Jim Spencer, Curtis Ellis - ‎59 minutes ago‎
A poll debunks assumptions about the movement, showing that it's largely middle-class, college-educated, white and male. Oceans of ink, terabytes of blog space and an eternity of television time have been devoted to the latest object of media ...

Weekly Countdown: Summer shopping looms big over deadline

SI.com - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Almost half of the league's teams were involved in deadline trades over the past week. There appeared to be a number of explosions, but when the smoke cleared very little of importance had altered the championship race this season.