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For Cuomo, Spotlight Suddenly Grows Hotter

New York Times - David M. Halbfinger - ‎1 hour ago‎
For months, Andrew M. Cuomo has silently inhabited a world of grand assumptions: that he was by far the strongest Democrat to run for governor of New York; that his poll numbers were not merely overwhelming but durable; ...

What Next for Health Care Effort?

Voice of America - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Obama's meeting with Democrats and Republicans could mark a final push to pass a reform bill, with or without the Republicans.

Suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 16, raises regional tensions

Washington Post - Karin Brulliard - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Afghan police carry away a wounded man from the scene of a suicide attack at a Kabul guesthouse. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

'Final showdown' feared after Thaksin verdict

ABC Online - Conor Duffy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Supporters of Thailand's exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra were seen crying on television as the court's decision was read out.

Powerful earthquake strikes off Japan island of Okinawa

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean, about 80km (50 miles) off the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. A tsunami warning was initially issued, but later lifted.

Turkey ex-generals charged over 'plot'

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two retired Turkish generals have been charged over an alleged plot in 2003 to overthrow the government, reports say. Cetin Dogan, former head of Turkey's First Army, and Engin Alan, a former special forces commander, were both remanded in custody ...

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SeaWorld parks to resume killer whale shows after trainer's death

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio will reopen their Shamu stadiums, but trainers will be forbidden from swimming with the orcas. And the animal responsible for the fatal attack won't be performing.

Desiree Rogers leaving White House post

Chicago Tribune - Katherine Skiba - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary who came under criticism after two uninvited guests crashed the Obamas' first state dinner, is stepping down, White House officials said Friday.
Rogers Quits White House Post Wall Street Journal

New Yorkers battle third heaviest snowstorm on record

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pedestrians use umbrellas against the snow in Central Park on Friday. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty New York ground to a virtual halt on Friday after a ferocious winter storm brought nearly 60cm of snow into the city and the surrounding region.

Home resales drop second consecutive month

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
In January, 7.2% fewer previously owned homes sold in January than December, which was down from November, the National Assn. of Realtors reports.

Fannie to US: We need another $15.3 billion

CNNMoney.com - Tami Luhby - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Battered by the housing crisis, mortgage finance company Fannie Mae said Friday that it needs another $15.3 billion in bailout money from the federal government.

Lawmaker accuses Toyota of withholding evidence

Washington Post - Frank Ahrens - ‎1 hour ago‎
Toyota withheld documents it was legally required to turn over in liability lawsuits the company faced and it paid higher settlements to plaintiffs to avoid revealing information contained in Toyota's secret "Books of Knowledge," a ...

New EU probe third setback for Google this week

V3.co.uk - ‎18 minutes ago‎
After the announcement of an official probe into Google's competitive practices and the conviction of three senior Google executives in Italy the search giant has capped off the week with an official complaint from the EU about Street View.

Vast Antarctic iceberg 'threat to marine life'

BBC News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
A vast iceberg that broke off eastern Antarctic earlier this month could disrupt marine life in the region, scientists have warned.

A WiMax phone might help ailing Palm

Computerworld - Matt Hamblen - ‎4 hours ago‎
Computerworld - After Palm Inc. admitted that its smartphone sales were below expectations, rumors started swirling that the company might be sold, or that it could be beefing up its product line with a WiMax smartphone for Sprint ...

Tyler Grady Isn't 'Bitter' At 'American Idol' Judges

MTV.com - Katie Byrne - ‎3 hours ago‎
But booted contestant wasn't planning to change for them either: 'I probably would've just stuck to my guns.' By Katie Byrne While Tyler Grady made a lasting impression with his retro "American Idol" audition in Boston, he virtually went missing from ...

Andrew Koenig, TV Actor, Is Dead at 41

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Andrew Koenig, an actor best known for his role in the 1980s television series “Growing Pains,” was found dead here on Thursday.

The Crazies Immersion Featurette

ScreenCrave.com - Krystal Clark - ‎28 minutes ago‎
This weekend prepare yourself for the return of The Crazies. The original film was directed by George A. Romero and debuted in theaters in 1973.

US Routs Finland, but Questions and Canada Remain

New York Times - Charles McGrath - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Finland's Miikka Kiprusoff struggled in the first period, failing to get a handle on a shot by Zach Parise of the United States early in the period.

Sweden takes curling gold with comeback win

Sports Network - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Sweden won its second straight Olympic gold medal in women's curling, posting a 7-6 comeback win over Canada on Friday.

Tiger Woods loses another sponsor, Gatorade

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gatorade had quit making its Gatorade Tiger Focus sports drink last fall -- but that was before Tiger Woods' personal reputation became tarnished after a Nov. 27 car accident triggered a series of revelations about marital infidelities that have ...

Study Finds Stents Effective in Preventing Strokes

New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin - ‎12 hours ago‎
Surgery on blocked neck arteries has long been considered the best procedure for preventing a stroke. Now a large North American study has found that a less invasive approach may be just as safe and effective, but other researchers ...

Cruise ship back in SC after norovirus outbreak

Washington Post - Bruce Smith - ‎11 hours ago‎
AP CHARLESTON, SC -- A cruise ship hit by a virus outbreak that sickened hundreds returned Friday with passengers glad to be back and praising the crew for the way they handled the challenge.

Experts seek more oversight of medical radiation

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Todd Eastham - ‎4 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The US government needs to establish national guidelines for controlling the amount of radiation a patient gets from diagnostic exams and treatments and the level of training required by a medical technician who delivers it, ...
Nation Receives Radiation Overload Courthouse News Service

Utah Bill Criminalizes Miscarriage

RH Reality Check (blog) - Rachel Larris - ‎Feb 20, 2010‎
A bill passed by the Utah House and Senate this week and waiting for the governor's signature, will make it a crime for a woman to have a miscarriage, and make induced abortion a crime in some instances.

The Danger of Daily Aspirin

Wall Street Journal - Anna Wilde Mathews - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
If you're taking a daily aspirin for your heart, you may want to reconsider. For years, many middle-aged people have taken the drug in hopes of reducing the chance of a heart attack or stroke.

Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?

TIME - John Cloud - ‎7 hours ago‎
The notion that liberals are smarter than conservatives is familiar to anyone who has spent time on a college campus. The College Democrats are said to be ugly, smug and intellectual; the College Republicans, pretty, ...

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.

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎4 hours ago‎
The IQ differences are statistically significant, but experts say the data shouldn't be used to stereotype or make assumptions.