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Tsunami waves from Chilean quake arrive in Japan

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Tsunami waves from the deadly 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile rippled across the Japanese coast on Sunday, but the initial ones did not appear large enough to cause damage.

The cost of doing nothing on health care

San Jose Mercury News - Reed Abelson - ‎6 hours ago‎
Suppose Congress and President Barack Obama fail to overhaul the system now, or just tinker around the edges, or start over, as the Republicans propose - despite the Democrats' latest and possibly last big push that began last week at a ...

SeaWorld's Shamu show offers tribute to slain trainer

Los Angeles Times - Anika Myers, Eloísa Ruano González - ‎4 hours ago‎
Dawn Brancheau is honored at the first killer whale performance at the Orlando park since she was fatally attacked. The orca involved in the attack does not perform.
Orcas back in tank, minus trainers San Diego Union Tribune

Security tightened in Bangkok after bank blasts

msnbc.com - Ambika Ahuja - ‎7 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK - Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Sunday ordered security tightened in Bangkok after two hand grenades exploded outside branches of the country's biggest bank, causing light damage but no injuries.

Report: Mossad used Australian passports long before Dubai hit

Ha'aretz - Ofer Aderet - ‎2 hours ago‎
Australia's counter-intelligence and security agency is investigating suspicions that three Australian-Israeli dual citizens spied for Israel in recent years by using their Australian passports, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on ...

Nato draws up payout tariffs for Afghan civilian deaths

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
On board a plane over Afghanistan, a US army medic attends to an Afghan boy wounded by an improvised explosive device. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP Twenty compensation claims relating to the killing of innocent Afghan civilians during operations by ...

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Tsunami advisory canceled in final US area

The Associated Press - ‎25 minutes ago‎
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A tsunami advisory has been canceled in the last US area that had been under any sort of alert following the Chilean earthquake.
Small tidal surges seen in San Diego San Diego Union Tribune

Hawaii returns to normal after tsunami scare

msnbc.com - Christopher Elliott - ‎7 hours ago‎
Eugene Tanner / AP AP By Christopher Elliott Hawaii tourism officials hope the publicity churned up by the tsunami that struck the Aloha State Saturday afternoon won't keep visitors from coming to the island.

Paterson's Ability to Lead in Albany Is Called Into Question

New York Times - Jeremy W. Peters, Danny Hakim - ‎12 hours ago‎
From left, H. Carl McCall, Representatives Charles B. Rangel and Gregory W. Meeks, and the Rev. Al Sharpton met Saturday to discuss ways to help the governor.
Can Paterson still govern? Albany Times Union

Berkshire Improves but Economy Crimps Results

Wall Street Journal - Scott Patterson - ‎4 hours ago‎
Hundreds of thousands of fresh Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders got an update Saturday on how their investment performed in 2009.

UK's Prudential in Talks to Buy AIG Asian Unit, Sky News Says

Bloomberg - Howard Mustoe - ‎8 hours ago‎
Feb. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Prudential Plc, the UK's largest insurer, is in talks to buy an Asian life insurance unit of American International Group Inc. in a transaction that would be valued at about $25 billion, Sky News said, ...

Toyota's president to visit China on Monday

The Associated Press - Yuri Kageyama - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO - Fresh from a grilling by US lawmakers, Toyota President Akio Toyoda will speak Monday in China about his company's quality problems, seeking to boost confidence and ease consumer worries in the world's biggest auto market.

Warming panel, under attack, seeks outside review

The Associated Press - Seth Borenstein - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Nobel Prize-winning international scientific panel studying global warming is seeking independent outside review for how it makes major reports.

Palm releases WebOS 1.4, adds video capture, Flash 10.1 plug-in

CNET - Daren Darrow - ‎Feb 27, 2010‎
Palm's release of its WebOS 1.4 on Friday adds video capture, editing, and sharing to the company's Pre and Pixi smartphones.

When American and European Ideas of Privacy Collide

New York Times - Adam Liptak - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - “On the Internet, the First Amendment is a local ordinance,” said Fred H. Cate, a law professor at Indiana University.

In rainy downtown LA, a memorial for Michael Blosil

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Los Angeles faced microbursts of rain and flash flood warnings on Saturday, the day after Michael Blosil, the son of Marie Osmond and her ex-husband Brian Blosil, took his own life downtown.
Osmond' Son Dies Seven Sided Cube

PETA won't use Woods image after talk with lawyers

USA Today - ‎36 minutes ago‎
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) - The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has nixed a plan to use Tiger Woods' image on a billboard urging people to spay and neuter their pets.
Gatorade drops Tiger Woods Entertainment Weekly

Elliott Yamin rattled by Chile earthquake: 'I thought this was the end'

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Elliott Yamin came frighteningly close to the 8.3 magnitude earthquake that struck central Chile on early Saturday. The season 5 "American Idol" finalist had just performed at the Competencia Internacional in Viña del Mar, Chile, the largest music ...

Pressure is on Canada at Games' end

Detroit Free Press - Jo-Ann Barnas - ‎26 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- They were away from the media throng, on the other side of the arena, sitting in the burgundy seats in Section 118 in the lower bowl at Canada Hockey Place.

Despite fall, Miller still stands out

Boston Globe - Shira Springer - ‎1 hour ago‎
WHISTLER, British Columbia - In his final race of the Vancouver Olympics, Bode Miller straddled the fifth gate on the men's slalom course and skied out yesterday morning.

US four-man bobsled team wins gold

MiamiHerald.com - Linda Robertson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Steve Holcomb and the US four-man bobsled team ended a 62-year drought with a gold medal in their 'Night Train' sled. From left, Steve Holcolmb, Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curtis Tomasevicz celebrate their win.

Differing views on health care, the economy

Culpeper Star Exponent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Leading Republicans in Washington say the president's attention to health care reform takes the focus away from where it should be - the economy and job creation.

Stents as Good as Surgery at Preventing Stroke

WebMD - Charlene Laino - ‎22 hours ago‎
Feb. 26, 2010 (San Antonio) -- A less invasive approach for clearing clogged neck arteries proved just as effective and safe as surgical treatment for preventing strokes in high-risk patients, according to the largest comparison of ...

What do we need health insurers for anyway?

Los Angeles Times - Michael Hiltzik - ‎1 hour ago‎
WellPoint didn't really want to jack up health premiums on its customers by as much as 39%, she said -- it had no choice. "We care deeply about our California customers," she said.

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.

Former Prom King Now Living Anonymously Among Commoners

The Onion (satire) - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
By the looks of Fowler today, no one would ever suspect the monarch once smoked in front of the vice principal. GRESHAM, OR—Sean Fowler, the man once revered throughout the halls of Barlow High School as prom's one true king, has for the past several ...

For Me, the Party Is Over

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Feb 21, 2010‎
It took only the single tap of a computer key, and just like that I'd exited the Republican Party after 30 years of active membership.

When It's OK to Walk Away From Your Home

Wall Street Journal - Brett Arends - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
Millions of Americans are now deeply underwater on their mortgage. If you're among them, you need to stop living in a dream world and give serious thought to walking away from the debt.