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A first look at Obama's budget proposal

Los Angeles Times - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Frank James Reporting from Washington -- President Obama's $3.55-trillion budget proposal includes tax cuts for some and increases for others.
Comment by Frances Beinecke
President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tiger's loss leaves questions about his game - ‎34 minutes ago‎
by Robert Lusetich After more than 20 years of covering everything from election campaigns to the Olympic Games, Robert Lusetich will focus on his first love, golf, and specifically on the much-anticipated return to the fairways of the sport's king, ...

Pentagon lifts media ban on photos of war dead

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The new policy lets the families of fallen troops decide on press coverage, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says. By Julian E. Barnes Reporting from Washington -- The Pentagon has decided to rescind a long-standing prohibition against press coverage ...

Democrats Assail Withdrawal Plan

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Anne E. Kornblut and Paul Kane President Obama sought yesterday to quell growing complaints from members of Congress about his plans for drawing down troops in Iraq, inviting lawmakers to a White House meeting on the eve of a North Carolina speech ...

Mutineers forced to surrender after massacre in Bangladeshi capital - ‎3 hours ago‎
Details of a bloodbath in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, emerged yesterday in the wake of an uprising by paramilitaries who were finally forced to surrender by columns of advancing tanks.

'Our gov't not Netanyahu's business'

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BRENDA GAZZAR Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu should worry about fulfilling Israel's international obligations rather than concerning himself with what kind of government the Palestinian people choose to form, senior Palestinian ...

DC Voting Measure Clears the Senate

Washington Post - ‎33 minutes ago‎
US Senators joined DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Adrian Fenty Thursday to talk about the Senate's 61 to 37 vote to give the District a voting representative in the House of Representatives.

Alleged Al-Qaeda Agent Will Face Criminal Charges

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By James Rowley and Greg Stohr Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration has decided to press criminal charges against accused al-Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, shifting him into the civilian justice system after 5 1/2 years in a ...

Huckabee takes on fiscal conservatives

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee softened up the crowd here at the Conservative Political Action Conference with lots of red meat in the first half of his speech.

Stanford Group executive Pendergest-Holt arrested

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Stanford Financial Group chief investment officer Laura Pendergest-Holt was arrested Thursday on criminal obstruction of justice charges in connection with the Securities & Exchange Commission ...

Dell sales miss, but cost-cuts help profit

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Gabriel Madway SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dell Inc (DELL.O) posted a sharper-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue as consumers bought cheaper personal computers and overall demand remained weak, but cost cuts helped profit beat Wall Street ...

Rocky Mountain News to Publish Final Edition Tomorrow

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Greg Bensinger Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- The Rocky Mountain News, Colorado’s oldest newspaper, will put out its final edition tomorrow after publisher EW Scripps Co.

CBS streaming free TV programming to iPhone users

Apple Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Prince McLean CBS Mobile has released, a free new mobile application that allows iPhone and iPod touch users to watch full episodes of select CBS shows and other programming over WiFi or 3G mobile networks.

What Facebook's democratic gesture might mean

CNET News - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Larry Magid Facebook's decision to open up its policy making to user input is a very nice gesture but it's not exactly on par with the American revolution or the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Ancient footprints: Earliest signs of modern feet

CNN - ‎40 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Ancient footprints discovered in northern Kenya are believed to be the oldest sign that early humans had feet like ours. The footprints were found in two sedimentary layers, 1.5 million years old, near Ileret in the eastern African nation.

Tom and Gisele Tie the Knot!

Extra TV - ‎43 minutes ago‎
They skirted rumors of an engagement at Christmastime -- and now, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have said "I do!" The couple wed today in a Catholic wedding ceremony in Los Angeles, Us Weekly confirms.

Nick nixed: 'Idol' chooses 3 more finalists

The Associated Press - ‎46 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nick Mitchell probably won't be having the last laugh on "American Idol." The outrageous 27-year-old sketch comedian, who performed as his over-the-top alter ego Norman Gentle, was one of nine semifinalists sent packing Thursday on ...

Jonas Brothers pop out in '3D' rockumentary

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
In an early scene in Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, tween idols Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas are ambushed by a herd of squealing girls who surround their car and then pursue them through city streets.

For Now, Yanks’ Posada Is at the Plate, Not Behind It

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By TYLER KEPNER TAMPA, Fla. - The lineup card listed Jorge Posada as the designated hitter, the only position he will play until the third week of March.

Baseball Roundup Dodgers Try Another Offer to Ramírez

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By RICHARD SANDOMIR Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti called the team’s latest offer to Manny Ramírez a “significant concession,” but said he was not sure how close the sides might be to a deal.

Odds may be on Kenseth's side for unique trifecta in Vegas

USA Today - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Eric Reed, AP By Gary Graves, USA TODAY Everything else has fallen into place for Matt Kenseth so far this season, so it figures that he's on the cusp of NASCAR history heading to one of his best tracks.

Study Zeroes In on Calories, Not Diet, for Loss

New York Times - ‎Feb 25, 2009‎
By TARA PARKER-POPE For people who are trying to lose weight, it does not matter if they are counting carbohydrates, protein or fat.
Comment by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
Yale University Prevention Research Center

Calcium Intake May Protect Against Cancer

Medscape - ‎4 hours ago‎
February 26, 2009 - Calcium intake may protect against cancer, particularly gastrointestinal tract cancer, according to the results of a prospective study reported in the February 23 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Old drug combination in TB fight

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Two drugs already used for fighting other infections may help in the battle against drug-resistant tuberculosis, researchers say. The combination of clavulanate and meropenem was effective against 13 strains of the most drug resistant TB in the ...

Obama Sets 2010 Date for Ending Iraq War

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Combat operations in Iraq would end on Aug. 31, 2010, when the US military footprint in Iraq would be no fewer than 35000 and no more than 50000, according to officials who met Thursday with the president By Major Garrett June 19, 2008: A US Marine ...
A rebellion on Iraq Boston Globe

Clinton Praises 'Valuable' Talks

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Karen DeYoung The United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan will begin regular, trilateral meetings after sessions held among the three nations here this week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced yesterday.

Turkish plane had major repairs days before crash - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Turkish Airlines jet that crashed into a field near Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, killing nine people and injuring dozens, underwent repairs for a major system malfunction two days before the accident, it emerged last night.