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Obama's budget: huge ambitions, huge obstacles

The Associated Press - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Breathtaking in its scope and ambition, President Barack Obama's agenda for the economy, health care and energy now goes to a Congress unaccustomed to resolving knotty issues and buffeted by powerful interests that oppose parts of his ...
Comment by Frances Beinecke
President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Abbas insists on leading Gaza rebuilding

AFP - ‎56 minutes ago‎
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday insisted his government should spearhead postwar reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip days before a major international donors' conference.
Damascus-based Hamas leader visits Gaza International Herald Tribune

Indian forces still on high alert at Bangladesh borders

Xinhua - ‎28 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- India Saturday still maintained a close watch on the border with Bangladesh even as the situation in the neighboring nation shaken by a mutiny was beginning to ease, local NDTV reported.

Tsvangirai and others have criticized previous parties as a waste ...

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was celebrating his 85th birthday with a lavish all-day party Saturday despite the fact that the country is gripped by an economic and health crisis.

Broad support for Obama Iraq plan

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
US Republicans have broadly welcomed President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw most troops from Iraq by 2010. However, they suggested he should give credit to his predecessor for stability brought by the "surge" strategy of pouring extra troops into ...

Human rights activists barred from ASEAN meeting

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHA-AM, Thailand (AP) - Prominent activists from military-ruled Myanmar and Cambodia were barred Saturday from a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders, upstaging the opening of a summit billed as a historic step toward greater human rights in the region ...

With indictment unsealed, al Qaeda suspect moves into civilian ...

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎5 hours ago‎
By DEVLIN BARRETT AP WASHINGTON - Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Friday against Ali al-Marri, accused of being an al Qaeda sleeper agent, moving him into the civilian court system as the Obama administration considers a new strategy for ...

California declares drought emergency

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and said he would consider mandatory water rationing in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from ...

Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau to retire

Newsday - ‎6 hours ago‎
BY ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO AND ROCCO PARASCANDOLA Legendary Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said goodbye to public service yesterday at age 89, opting to spend time with his family and tend to his upstate farm rather than run for a 10th term ...

Citigroup’s Third US Rescue May Not Be Its Last, Analysts Say

Bloomberg - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Christine Harper Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The US government’s third attempt to help rescue Citigroup Inc. won’t stanch the company’s losses, which will continue to swell and may lead the bank to require more money in coming months, analysts said.
Citigroup deal: 36% portion for US Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Berkshire Profit Falls 96% as Buffett Writes Down Derivatives

Bloomberg - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By Erik Holm Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. posted a fifth-straight profit drop, the longest streak of quarterly declines in at least 17 years, on the falling value of holdings including derivative bets.

US Economy: GDP Shrinks 6.2%, More Than Estimated

Bloomberg - ‎20 hours ago‎
By Timothy R. Homan Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The US economic contraction in the fourth quarter was deeper than the government first estimated, with other reports today signaling little prospect of relief until at least the middle of 2009.

Rewriting Facebook's Terms of Service

PC World - ‎22 hours ago‎
Facebook launched on Thursday a campaign polling users over its new draft Terms of Service (TOS). Applauded by advocates and seen as a revolutionary move toward democratic social networking, Facebook's new campaign is making its way on the Internet.

Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

Slashdot - ‎47 minutes ago‎
On Wednesday we discussed news that the Authors Guild had objected to the text-to-speech function on Amazon's Kindle 2, claiming that it infringed on audio book copyright.

Hearst Planning Electronic Reader Alternative To Kindle

InformationWeek - ‎14 hours ago‎
Analysts suggest such a device would help the news publisher find an answer to reverse shrinking subscriber bases, as well as revenue losses from publications.

Rihanna reunites with Chris Brown

Entertainment Weekly - ‎5 hours ago‎ reports that Rihanna has reunited with her boyfriend, R&B singer Chris Brown, some three weeks after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting her.

Gisele Bundchen all covered in lace for fairy tale wedding to Tom ...

New York Daily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
BY Nancy Dillon Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in 2008. LOS ANGELES - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was the picture of tradition at her hush-hush Catholic wedding to football phenom Tom Brady, ...

'American Idol' sends comedian Nick Mitchell packing

Chicago Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
Simon Cowell's prayers have been answered: Comedian Nick "Normund Gentle" Mitchell was voted off "American Idol" on Thursday night.

'Skins sign Haynesworth to $100M, 7-year contract

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Albert Haynesworth walked into the lobby of Redskins Park on the first day of free agency. After being congratulated by front-office chief Vinny Cerrato, the All-Pro defensive tackle turned and introduced his mother.

He fit in and got right to the point

Boston Globe - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Bob Ryan People said this Marbury thing was a roll of the dice, and last night Luck was a fine and proper Lady for the Boston Celtics.

Ramirez circus best enjoyed from afar

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎5 hours ago‎
(02-27) 19:09 PST -- Seldom has a losing cause been this much fun. As the Giants witness the comical circus surrounding the Manny Ramirez negotiations, they have to seriously consider if he's worth the trouble.

How HIV stays one step ahead of immune system

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Researchers seeking a vaccine find that the virus that causes AIDS quickly evolves into different strains to battle different populations' genetic makeups.

No time to waste on COBRA subsidy

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
If you're eligible for the health insurance extension, make sure your employer is on top of the situation. By Francesca Lunzer Kritz Not surprisingly, questions remain -- and will continue -- on the decision to subsidize COBRA health insurance benefits ...

AstraZeneca downplayed Seroquel risks, lawyers say

Reuters - ‎15 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.L) failed to warn physicians and patients about risks associated with its widely used schizophrenia drug Seroquel, plaintiffs' attorneys said on Friday.

Pentagon lifts media ban on photos of war dead

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 27, 2009‎
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 ...
Editorial: Pictures of War Dead Philadelphia Inquirer

US may skip racism forum

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎6 hours ago‎
The United States has decided not to participate in a UN conference on racism in April unless the final document is changed to drop all references to Israel and its criticism of religion, a senior US official said Friday.

Investigators looking at turbulence in Dutch crash

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Investigators are examining turbulence as one of the possible causes of the Turkish Airlines crash that killed nine people and injured more than 100 near Amsterdam's main airport, a spokesman said Saturday.