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Libya's War of the Colonels: Col. Gaddafi Meet Col. Hussein

TIME - Abigail Hauslohner - ‎28 minutes ago‎
At a former Army Air Defense base in a darkened, partially constructed neighborhood of Benghazi, Colonel Tarek Saad Hussein is readying the revolutionary forces for the ultimate battle.
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Wisconsin Assembly passes bill taking away union rights

The Detroit News - Todd Richmond - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Madison, Wis.— Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early Friday.
Kansas City Star - New York Post - New York Times - Charlotte Observer

Saudi student charged in terror case

Boston Globe - ‎5 minutes ago‎
LUBBOCK, Texas - A 20-year-old Saudi student appeared in federal court here yesterday, charged with trying to make bombs to be used in attacks on US targets, while federal agents sifted through electronic correspondence, phone records, ...
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Sheen Tantrum Likely to Cost in the Millions

New York Times - Bill Carter - ‎1 hour ago‎
What is the tipping point for networks in tolerating bad public behavior from their big stars? The two companies decided on Thursday to halt production of the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” after Mr.

Google Revamps to Fight Cheaters

Wall Street Journal - Amir Efrati - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Google Inc., long considered the gold standard of Internet search, is changing the secret formula it uses to rank Web pages as it struggles to combat websites that have been able to game its system.

UN rights body recommends suspension of Libya

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
PTI The United Nations Human Rights Council has unanimously passed a resolution recommending suspension of Libya from the Geneva-based body and decided to conduct an independent probe into violations by the Qadhafi regime, which has launched a bloody ...

NYMEX-Crude hits highest wkly close in 2-1/2 yrs

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Feb 25 (Reuters) - US crude oil futures rose on Friday, posting their highest weekly settlement since September 2008, as supply worries arising from the Libyan unrest persisted.

NBA: Carmelo Anthony injures elbow as Knicks fall to Cleveland

San Jose Mercury News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
AP Carmelo Anthony left with a sore elbow and a bruised ego. His second game with the New York Knicks was a rough one. Playing the final quarter with numbness in his right elbow, Anthony missed a key free throw and fouled out of his first road game ...

US Stocks Fall as S&P 500 Has Biggest Decline in Three Months

Bloomberg - Nikolaj Gammeltoft - ‎1 hour ago‎
US stocks fell this week, driving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the biggest drop in three months, after surging oil amid speculation Libya is heading for civil war spurred concern that economic ...

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 (2.2GHz Core i7, 15 in)

CNET - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cons: While I have no real complaints to make about this mac, I will say that the price is a lot to pay. I also feel like thier AppleCare should come standard with each and every mac.

Iconic Christchurch CTV building becomes a tomb

Seattle Times - John M. Glionna - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Within seconds of Tuesday's quake, the Canterbury Television building in Christchurch, New Zealand, had become a tomb. By John M. Glionna Rescue service members work on the site of the CTV building in Christchurch on Feb. 25, 2011.

Backstage at the Oscars

Boston Herald - Stephen Schaefer - ‎1 hour ago‎
When most people think about the Academy Awards' best moments, the onstage lightning bolts stand out. Like Halle Berry's ecstatic combination of disbelief and thrill as she became the first black woman to win the Best ...

Gates sees changing Army mission

Boston Globe - Greg Jaffe - ‎5 minutes ago‎
WEST POINT, NY - Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in one of his last addresses to the Army, said yesterday that he envisions a future ground force that will be smaller, will pack less heavy firepower, and will not engage in large-scale ...

Dwight Howard calls Thunder a legitimate title contender after trades - Darnell Mayberry - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Orlando center Dwight Howard says Kendrick Perkins gives OKC 'a legitimate chance of winning a title.' By Darnell Mayberry Leave a comment ORLANDO, Fla.

Congress on course to avert a shutdown

Washington Post - Lori Montgomery, Paul Kane - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The threat of a government shutdown receded Friday, as Senate Democrats tentatively embraced a Republican plan to immediately cut $4 billion in federal spending by targeting programs that President Obama has already ...

Pistons' turmoil boils over, coach ejected in loss

The Detroit News - Vincent Goodwill - ‎1 hour ago‎
After half the Pistons roster missed Friday morning's shoot-around in what a team source called a "player protest," Kuester was ejected 21 minutes into his team's game against the 76ers, a 110-94 loss at Wells Fargo Center.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo See Fines, Actions on Foreclosures

Bloomberg - Dakin Campbell - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., the largest US mortgage firms, said they may face fines or enforcement actions from regulators amid investigations into foreclosure procedures.

Xoom 4G upgrade could take more than six days

Computerworld - Nancy Gohring - ‎6 hours ago‎
IDG News Service - Users will have to send their Motorola Xoom tablets away for a week in order to upgrade them to 4G, Verizon Wireless said this week.

At least 19 dead in Iraq as tens of thousands join protests

Boston Globe - Brian MacQuarrie - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Protesters pulled concrete blast walls leading to the heavily guarded Green Zone during a protest in Baghdad yesterday. Unlike protesters in other Arab countries, the Iraqis were not calling for a new government, but for reforms from Iraq's elected ...

Panel recommends cap on Medicaid expenses

Elmira Star-Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not be attending the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington this weekend, spokesman Josh Vlasto said.

Final flight of Discovery proving successful

Houston Chronicle - Eric Berger - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The crew of Discovery spent its first full day in space Friday inspecting the vehicle and preparing to dock with the International Space Station today.

Bubba Watson is dominant in Match Play event

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
He eliminates two-time champion Geoff Ogilvy on the 13th hole to advance to the quarterfinals. Bubba Watson acknowledges the fans after making birdie on the third hole Friday during his third-round match at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

Opposition forces controlling more of Libya

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Forces opposed to Colonel Gaddafi appear to be taking control of more and more of Libya. The western town of Zuwara is the latest to reportedly have fallen to the protesters.


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