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Big crowds gather for Benedict's final papal audience

CNN - ‎4 minutes ago‎
Rome (CNN) -- Amid a mass of flag-waving faithful, Benedict XVI made a final lap in his Popemobile around St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, ahead of his final public address before he steps down and retreats into seclusion.
Pope Benedict XVI to make final public address
Huge crowds at Vatican for Pope Benedict's final audience
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World powers and Iran end talks, sides to meet again

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Justyna Pawlak and Fredrik Dahl. ALMATY | Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:44am EST. ALMATY (Reuters) - World powers ended two days of talks with Iran on Wednesday with no sign of a breakthrough, and the two sides have agreed to meet at expert level in ...
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The Way Out of the Sequester

Daily Beast - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The horrifying list of budget cuts seems inevitable. Republicans want spending cuts, and Democrats want revenue increases. But they can get both by getting rid of hidden spending programs.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on at MWC 2013

ZDNet - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Summary: At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has shown off the Galaxy Note 8.0, a tablet follow-up to its successful Note and Note II tablets.
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Women's health study spans generations

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎5 hours ago‎
When Ida Washington received a letter inviting her to participate in a study to explore the environmental roots of breast cancer, she didn't think twice.
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Italy Confronts Vacuum as Leaders Seek to Avoid Election

Bloomberg - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of the winning coalition in Italy's elections, appealed to populist Beppe Grillo to show he's willing to help govern after the inconclusive vote forced leaders into coalition building.
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Egypt balloon crash not due to criminal activity: probe

The News International - ‎36 minutes ago‎
CAIRO: An initial probe into a hot air balloon crash that killed up to 19 tourists in Egypt has ruled out any criminal activity as a cause of the accident, the official MENA news agency reported on Wednesday.
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Connolly: City's salaries 'unsustainable'

Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
New mayoral challenger John Connolly says the city's soaring salaries are “unsustainable” and took particular aim at the schools, where a whopping 800-plus employees hauled in more than $100,000 last year, according to new payroll records.
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Hanna joins gay marriage petition to Supreme Court

Elmira Star-Gazette - ‎56 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Oneida County, is among 80 prominent Republicans who have signed onto a legal brief with the Supreme Court supporting gay marriage, according to spokeswoman Renee Gamela.
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Arias resumes testimony after grueling 11th day

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHOENIX (AP) - Jodi Arias' numerous versions of how and why she fatally stabbed, slashed and shot her lover have been center stage this week as a prosecutor in her death penalty trial picked apart her stories in painstaking detail.
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Q&A: The science behind personal genetics testing

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A growing number of universities are offering classes on personal genetics to educate students about a medical field that is becoming increasingly important as the price of genetic testing drops.
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Bernanke Defends Asset Buying as Benefits Outweigh Risks

Bloomberg - ‎14 hours ago‎
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke defended the central bank's unprecedented asset purchases, saying they are supporting the expansion with little risk of inflation or asset-price bubbles.
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India Posts Optimistic Economic Projections Despite Slowdown

New York Times (blog) - ‎1 hour ago‎
India's economy severely underperformed expectations over the past year, and has slowed considerably since 2008, but the government projected strong growth in the coming fiscal year.
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Euro inches higher but vulnerable to Italy auction

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Nia Williams. LONDON | Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:34am EST. LONDON (Reuters) - The euro edged away from a seven-week low against the dollar on Wednesday but looked vulnerable to the risk an inconclusive Italian election will sour demand for the ...
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ISPs Now Monitoring for Copyright Infringement

Wired - ‎Feb 25, 2013‎
The nation's major internet service providers on Monday said they are beginning to roll out an initiative to disrupt internet access for online copyright scofflaws.
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Apple said to nix apps using 'cookie tracking'

CNET - ‎Feb 25, 2013‎
In what might be a push for its own Advertising Identifier technology, the software giant is said to be rejecting apps that use "cookie tracking" from its App Store.
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Music Industry Sales Rise, and Digital Revenue Gets the Credit

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
The music industry, the first media business to be consumed by the digital revolution, said on Tuesday that its global sales rose last year for the first time since 1999, raising hopes that a long-sought recovery might have begun.
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Review: HBO's 'Parade's End'

Newsday - ‎8 hours ago‎
Movies TV Celebs Music Books Theater Blogs Restaurants Things to do Crossword Puzzles Tickets · Find us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter · TV Newsday > Entertainment · TV Zone.
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Bobby Brown receives 55-day jail sentence

BBC News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in prison in Los Angeles and four years of probation for drink-driving. Following his arrest in October 2012, the 44-year-old pleaded no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended ...
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Oscars 2013 react: My first time at the Academy Awards

Entertainment Weekly - ‎9 hours ago‎
I remember the first year I was really invested in the outcome of the Academy Awards. I was 7 or 8, and Titanic was up for Best Picture.
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Indiana notebook: Oladipo says Hoosiers have to dust off loss 'real fast'

Indianapolis Star - ‎1 hour ago‎
LinkedIn; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Reddit;; Digg. A; A. Minnesota fans rush the court after upsetting top-...: Minnesota fans celebrate their team's 77-73 win over No.
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Bradley Struggles and Says the Uproar Over His Putting Stroke Is to Blame

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Few golfers were happier to leave the West Coast behind than Keegan Bradley, and not just because this week's Honda Classic, the first of four consecutive PGA Tour stops in Florida, is a short drive from his home in Jupiter.
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1. Heat Cap Historic Month With 2OT Thriller

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
MIAMI -- Few opposing coaches are in better position to gauge just how much better the Miami Heat have played from January to February than Keith Smart.
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Scientists reconstruct Russian meteor's path

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Colombian scientists have reconstructed the interstellar path of a meteor that flamed across the Russian skyline this month and smashed into the countryside, leaving hundreds of people injured.
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Eat Like a Greek

Daily Beast
17 minutes ago
Written by
Lizzie Crocker
A rigorous new study confirms that a diet rich in produce, nuts, olive oil and wine significantly reduces risks of cardiovascular disease.
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Federal panel: Don't take vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures - ‎Feb 25, 2013‎
A federal panel has confirmed its initial recommendation against taking vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent fractures after a review of scientific evidence found there is not enough evidence to suggest it will prevent broken bones in most ...
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