U.S. News & World Report –Feb 27, 2009 –
Detroit Free Press - 40 minutes ago
BY GERRY SMITH and PHIL ROSENTHAL • CHICAGO TRIBUNE • March 1, 2009 CHICAGO -- Paul Harvey, a Chicago radio man whose melodious voice and hearty "Hello America" were cherished by millions for more than 57 years on national broadcasts that were a mix of ...
Radio icon Paul Harvey dies at 90 Arizona Republic
Reuters - 2 hours ago
By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on her way to the Middle East and Europe on Sunday, delving into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking for the first time at an international donors conference for Gaza.
5 Palestinians killed in Gaza tunnel collapse International Herald Tribune
5 Palestinians killed in tunnel collapse Jerusalem Post
Newsday - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama gambled big Thursday when he unveiled his first budget. He treated taxpayers like grown-ups. His extraordinary candor about what Washington spends, and what he thinks it will cost to get the economy out of the tank and on course ...
Comment by Frances Beinecke President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Biggest obstacle for Obama: Congress Detroit Free Press
AFP - 41 minutes ago
HUA HIN, Thailand (AFP) - Southeast Asian leaders urged Myanmar's junta to move towards democracy but detained opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi's name was never mentioned, officials said at a summit here Sunday.
Asean to Back Stimulus Measures Wall Street Journal
AFP - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) - After setting a deadline to pull US forces from Iraq, President Barack Obama is shifting gears quickly to Afghanistan and Pakistan as he lays out a broad, regional approach to fighting extremism.
Broad support for Obama Iraq plan BBC News
Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
By Jay Shankar Firefighters, police and soldiers searching the headquarters of the Bangladesh Rifles, where the mutiny took place on Feb. 25, have found three mass graves, Shazzad Haider, Information Ministry spokesman, said today in a telephone ...
Special tribunals to try Bangladesh mutineers - govt Reuters India
Washington Post - 9 hours ago
Boston Globe - 2 hours ago
By Susan Milligan WASHINGTON - Deeply wounded after big losses in the last two elections, and horrified at what they see as a veer toward socialism, conservatives are coming to the same conclusion as their Democratic foes: It's the Republicans' fault.
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Thousands of people protesting a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants by an Arizona sheriff marched through Phoenix on Saturday, toting placards reading "We Are Human" and "Stop the Raids.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no 'Bull' Connor Arizona Republic
Rallies For, Against Sheriff Joe KPHO Phoenix
Reuters - 1 hour ago
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) (BRKb.N), Warren Buffett's insurance and investment company, barely broke even in the fourth quarter because of losses on derivatives contracts tied to the stock market.
Buffett Takes Blame For Firm's Ugly Year Washington Post
Washington Post - 5 hours ago
The list of two-newspaper towns got shorter on Friday, the last day for Denver's 150-year-old Rocky Mountain News. (By John Moore -- Getty Images) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be ...
Rocky Mountain News , You'll Be Missed BusinessWeek
Our pledge to you Denver Post
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
US stocks declined, sending the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and Dow Jones industrial average to 12-year lows, as the government rescued Citigroup and shares of drugmakers and insurers fell on President Obama's health-care plan.
CNET News - 17 hours ago
by Dong Ngo Updated at 12:25 pm on Saturday with notes about Hearst's plans to charge for some content online. It looks as if the e-paper revolution is really about to start.
Me and My Kindle, Part III - The Kindle 2 Blogcritics.org
PC World - Feb 27, 2009
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.
Facebook answers critics on privacy BBC News
ABC News - Feb 27, 2009
By DANA HUGHES Scientists have discovered footprints in northern Kenya that prove human beings have been walking our walk for at least 1.5 million years.
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
People Magazine - 17 hours ago
Entertainment Weekly - 3 hours ago
It may come up short of the $31 million Miley Cyrus' 3-D movie bowed to, but Jonas Brothers: 3-D Concert Experience did come out on top of Friday's estimates with a $4.8 million opening, on tap for a $20 million weekend.
Jonas Brothers appear at Palisades Center Lower Hudson Journal news
Detroit Free Press - 39 minutes ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Cassel, who stepped in for an injured Tom Brady last year and led New England to an 11-5 record, was traded to Kansas City on Saturday with linebacker Mike Vrabel for the Chiefs' second-round draft pick.
Cassel traded to Kansas City San Francisco Chronicle
Chiefs Acquire Cassel and Vrabel From Pats for Second-Round Pick Washington Post
USA Today - 3 hours ago
HOUSTON (AP) - Indonesia's Chris John retained his WBA featherweight title by fighting American Rocky Juarez to an entertaining draw at the Toyota Center on Saturday.
Mayweather Will Duck Marquez, Says Oscar De La Hoya BoxingScene.com
Boston Globe - 1 hour ago
By Fluto Shinzawa The play in question was just your average defensive zone regroup, with defenseman Mike Green shuttling the puck up to Alexander Semin, and the forward looking to dump a shot on goal before peeling off for a change.
Bruins get slap in face from surging Capitals San Francisco Chronicle
National Hockey League Game Capsules Sports Network
U.S. News & World Report - Feb 27, 2009
President Obama's budget proposal calls for creating a $634 billion fund to overhaul the US healthcare system. Tax increases and Medicare savings would fund the effort, the Wall Street Journal reports.
A national healthcare reform primer Los Angeles Times
CharlotteObserver.com - 3 hours ago
The unemployed can go without health insurance or pay for it alone; others can join a government plan. By Sabine Vollmer and Kirsten Valle With more layoffs looming as the economy continues to struggle, what are the rising number of unemployed without ...
No time to waste on COBRA subsidy Los Angeles Times
healthy subsidy Baltimore Sun
Reuters - Feb 27, 2009
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.
Documents on Seroquel show drugmaker knew of risks The Associated Press
Seroquel More Dangerous than Manufacturer Disclosed I Really Should Study
Reuters - 39 minutes ago
By Jon Hemming KABUL, March 1 (Reuters) - An Afghan presidential contender has criticised President Hamid Karzai's call for the election to be brought forward from August to April, saying the earlier date would not give other candidates time to ...
Profile: Hamid Karzai Aljazeera.net
Vote date? Afghans accuse Karzai of 'sabotage' The Associated Press
Voice of America - 11 hours ago
By VOA News US officials say the United States will not participate in a United Nations conference on racism this year unless a draft version of the meeting's final report is drastically changed.
US May Boycott UN Racism Conference Over Document Washington Post
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
BASTROP, Tex. -- Firefighters were battling a wildfire in central Texas that had destroyed at least 10 homes and two businesses. At least two helicopters and two air tankers were dousing the estimated 400-acre wildfire near Bastrop and Smithville, ...
Forest Service plays pivotal role in firefighting ReporterNews.com
Fire rips through Bastrop County, destroying homes and businesses Austin American-Statesman