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Quake death toll rises as rescuers dig though rubble amid more aftershocks

Times Online - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The death toll in Chile's earthquake rose to more than 700 last night as rescue workers battled to find survivors trapped in the wreckage and powerful aftershocks battered the country.

Both Sides Stand Their Ground on Health Care

New York Times - Brian Knowlton, Joseph Berger - ‎58 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Three days after an extraordinary forum moderated by President Obama to bridge the gulf between Democrats and Republicans over a health care, leaders of both parties drew clearer lines in the sand on ...

Israel, Palestinians Clash Over Heritage Sites

Wall Street Journal - Joshua Mitnick - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEL AVIV—Two confrontations between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem underlined the spreading turmoil after Israel's decision to declare shrines in two West Bank cities as national heritage sites.

Report: Hamas chief survived two earlier assassination attempts

Ha'aretz - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Haaretz Service and Reuters Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was killed last month in a Dubai hotel, faced two previous assassination attempts in recent years, Hamas officials said, according to a report Sunday on Channel 2 news.

Europe's killer storm tracks north

ABC Online - Philip Williams - ‎42 minutes ago‎
At least 50 people have been killed in violent storms that have caused chaos in Europe. Most were killed in France, but Spain, Germany and Portugal have all recorded fatalities.

Why Haiti's smaller quake was worse than Chile's

CNN - Colin Stark - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Sherider Anilus, 28, and her daughter, 9-month-old Monica, sit on the spot where her home collapsed during last month's earthquake in the Fort National neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Obama yet to kick smoking habit, should eat better

The Associated Press - Steven R. Hurst - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hasn't kicked the smoking habit, takes anti-inflammatory medication to relieve chronic tendinitis in his left knee and should eat better to lower his cholesterol, his team of doctors concluded Sunday after the ...

How far can Tea Party rise in Michigan?

Detroit Free Press - Dawson Bell - ‎1 hour ago‎
There's plenty of evidence to support the everyman theory of the Tea Party, expressed above by the chairman of the Metro Detroit Freedom Coalition, a self-styled Tea Party organization.

Ethics panel clears 7 House members on earmarks

Reuters - Andrea Shalal-Esa - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House ethics committee on Friday cleared seven lawmakers of improperly or illegally considering campaign contributions when steering earmarks amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars in mostly no-bid contracts to some 40 ...

UK's Prudential Nears AIG Deal

Wall Street Journal - Jeffrey Mccracken, Dana Cimilluca - ‎54 minutes ago‎
American International Group Inc. and Prudential PLC were closing in late Sunday on a $35.5 billion sale of AIG's crown jewel, its Asian life-insurance business, people familiar with the matter said.

Berkshire Improves but Economy Crimps Results

Wall Street Journal - Scott Patterson - ‎3 hours ago‎
Warren Buffett presided over one of the strongest growth spurts in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 45-year history in 2009, he said in his annual shareholder letter Saturday.

Europe Union Moves Toward a Bailout of Greece

New York Times - Stephen Castle, Landon Thomas Jr - ‎4 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS - In a tense game of brinksmanship, the European Union is moving toward the first bailout in the history of its common currency, which is expected to involve loan guarantees from the German and French ...

UN's climate link to hurricanes in doubt

Times Online - Jonathan Leake - ‎9 hours ago‎
Research by hurricane scientists may force the UN's climate panel to reconsider its claims that greenhouse gas emissions have caused an increase in the number of tropical storms.

Palm releases webOS 1.4 for first wave of devices

Afterdawn.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Palm has managed to push out the webOS 1.4 update for some of its handset users. The update revolves greatly around the improvements in video recording functionality.

When American and European Ideas of Privacy Collide

New York Times - Adam Liptak - ‎Feb 27, 2010‎
WASHINGTON - “On the Internet, the First Amendment is a local ordinance,” said Fred H. Cate, a law professor at Indiana University.

Marie Osmond's Son's Final Words

People Magazine - Kristen Mascia, Ken Lee - ‎4 hours ago‎
Moments before he apparently leapt to his death Friday, Michael Blosil text messaged a female friend to alert her to a suicide note he had left in his downtown Los Angeles apartment.

'Shutter Island' on a familiar Scorsese-DiCaprio box office track

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
"Shutter Island" is starting to look a lot like Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's last collaboration, "The Departed.

Hollywood's Oscar contenders chart course for gold

Reuters - Bob Tourtellotte, Sandra Maler - ‎1 hour ago‎
A poster showing Alec Baldwin (L) and Steve Martin as hosts of the 82nd annual Academy Awards is seen at the bottom of the steps to the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in the Academy's headquarters building after the nominations announcements in Beverly Hills ...

USOC eager to build on 2010 record medals haul

Washington Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After watching their heroes in action during the 2010 Winter Games, somewhere out there are the next Shaun White, Apolo Anton Ohno, Shani Davis, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn - and the US Olympic Committee wants to find ...

Michigan Outlasts Purdue on Senior Day

MGoBlue - ‎36 minutes ago‎
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's basketball team sent its three-member senior class away from Crisler Arena with a narrow 64-63 victory over Purdue on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 28).
Michigan edges Purdue women Journal and Courier

USA 1 win four-man bobsleigh gold

BBC Sport - ‎6 hours ago‎
Steve Holcomb piloted United States 1 to four-man bobsleigh gold at the Whistler Sliding Centre. The Americans, who set two track records to lead overnight, continued their domination to win by 0.38 seconds from Andre Lange's Germany 1.
Bobsled bonanza Boston Globe

BPA May Raise Risk of Asthma in Kids

BusinessWeek - Amanda Gardner - ‎6 hours ago‎
SUNDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Mouse pups whose mothers were exposed to a common but controversial chemical developed allergic asthma, new research has found.

Mandatory Health Care a Bitter Pill for Massachusetts Low-Wage Workers

Workforce Management - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The high cost of complying with the state requirement that all individuals purchase health insurance has inspired some to work less in order to remain eligible for state-funded health care.

Stents as Good as Surgery at Preventing Stroke

WebMD - Charlene Laino - ‎Feb 27, 2010‎
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 ...

When It Comes to Salt, No Rights or Wrongs. Yet.

New York Times - John Tierney - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
Suppose, as some experts advise, that the new national dietary guidelines due this spring will lower the recommended level of salt.

Can Lil Wayne bring his teeth to prison? - Jeremy Singer-Vine - Slate Magazine

Slate - Jeremy Singer-Vine - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
Lil Wayne Lil Wayne underwent a massive dental operation last week, postponing the rapper's sentencing on an attempted-gun-possession charge until early March.

Sandy Koufax still has great stuff

Los Angeles Times - Diane Pucin - ‎16 hours ago‎
TJ Simers asked Sandy Koufax where he'd been, said Koufax could have made millions off his name, hammered home the point. "Where did you go for 45 years?

After Long Fight, Drug Gives Sudden Reprieve

New York Times - Amy Harmon - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
For the melanoma patients who signed on to try a drug known as PLX4032, the clinical trial was a last resort. Their bodies were riddled with tumors, leaving them almost certainly just months to live.

Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-Fi Disappears [VIDEO]

Mashable (blog) - James P. Steiner - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎
Yeah, everyone has stolen Wi-Fi at one point or another, but not everyone has called into a tech show in order to complain about the fact that someone put the kibosh on said stealing.