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Longtime radio commentator dies

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 ...

Clinton dives into Arab-Israeli peacemaking

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.

Obama's budget gives it to US straight

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

ASEAN urges Myanmar to follow democracy roadmap

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.

Obama team lays out new Afghan-Pakistan approach

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.

Bangladesh Toll Rises to 63; Rebel Soldiers to Face Charges

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 ...

Governor Of Kansas Tapped to Lead HHS

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an early backer of Barack Obama's White House bid, spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last year.

Reeling conservatives assess damage

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.

Activists protest immigration raids in Phoenix

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.

Buffett says economy in shambles

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.

Under Weight of Its Mistakes, Newspaper Industry Staggers

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 ...
Our pledge to you Denver Post

US Government Acts, but Losses Pile Up

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.

Hearst developing e-reader, charging for e-news

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.

Rewriting Facebook's Terms of Service

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.

Walk This Way: Man's First Footprints

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.

Zack Snyder, 'Watchmen's' watched man

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Clay Enos / Warner Bros. / AP "I will tell you this: It's not a movie people have seen before. It's truly ambitious, and it's great to be part of that no matter what happens.
The 'Watchmen' watch Baltimore Sun

Rihanna's Dad Says He'll Support Her Choices

People Magazine - ‎17 hours ago‎
By Siobhan Morrissey Learning that his daughter and Chris Brown have reconciled, Rihanna's father says he supports the singer in her decisions.

'Jonas Brothers' edges out 'Madea' on Friday at the box office

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.

Chiefs pick up Pats' Cassel

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

Chris John retains featherweight title

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.

Bruins slapped senseless

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.

Health Buzz: Obama's Healthcare Reform Proposal and Other Health News

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.

What are your health options after a job loss? - ‎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 ...
healthy subsidy Baltimore Sun

AstraZeneca downplayed Seroquel risks, lawyers say

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.

Afghan contender criticises Karzai's poll decree

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

US Threatens Boycott of UN Racism Conference

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.

Homes, Businesses Lost In Central Tex. Wildfire

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, ...