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US moves ships, aircraft as Libya fighting rages - Nancy A. Youssef, Jonathan S. Landay - ‎43 minutes ago‎
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi came under intensified international pressure Monday to halt attacks on anti-regime protesters, with the Pentagon dispatching ships and aircraft to the Mediterranean Sea and the Treasury Department freezing a record ...
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Buckles, last WWI doughboy, dies at 110 in W.Va.

Forbes - Vicki Smith - ‎14 minutes ago‎
He didn't seek the spotlight, but when Frank Buckles outlived every other American who'd served in World War I, he became what his biographer called "the humble patriot" and final torchbearer for the memory of ...
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Court: Victim statements may be used at trial

Washington Post - Robert Barnes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prosecutors may use victim statements given at the crime scene even if the victim dies before he can testify at trial, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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Charlie Sheen Takes Credit For 'Two and a Half Men' Crew Payment

Hollywood Reporter - Bryan Alexander - ‎32 minutes ago‎
"Clearly my efforts are paying off," he says, following the Warner Bros. move to compensate workers following the show's cancellation.

'Xooming' In: Researchers Say Cameras, Display Add to Costs

Wall Street Journal - Don Clark, Andrew Dowell - ‎1 hour ago‎
Research firms that have taken apart Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'s Xoom tablet computer uncovered some additional clues about its features and why it costs more to build than Apple Inc.'s hit iPad.

Buxom actress Jane Russell dead at 89

Reuters - Fred Prouser - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Legendary film star Jane Russell poses as she arrives at the David Gest gala titled 'THE Party' in Beverly Hills October 17, 2005.

Jaycee Dugard kidnap suspects have fully confessed, attorney says

San Jose Mercury News - John Simerman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stephen Tapson, the court appointed attorney for kidnapping suspect , Nancy Garrido, removes a piece of paper from the pocket of his client, before the start of a hearing at the El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville, Calif.

First deep-water drilling permit issued for Gulf since BP oil spill

Los Angeles Times - Neela Banerjee - ‎21 minutes ago‎
The new well will track one plugged after a moratorium. Obama administration officials say pressure from courts and Congress did not affect the decision, but that the firm met new safety rules.

Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I'll lay off 1500

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Guarino - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the state Legislature can't attend to crucial fiscal business while 14 Senate Democrats remain out of state to avoid a vote on a bill that would clip union rights.

NZ Mourns Quake Dead With 2 Minutes of Silence

ABC News - Steve McMorran - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP By STEVE McMORRAN AP New Zealand held two minutes of silence Tuesday to mourn as many as 240 people killed when a powerful earthquake struck the city of Christchurch exactly one week earlier.

Sugary drinks and high blood pressure -- a link?

Los Angeles Times - Rosie Mestel - ‎1 hour ago‎
I expect consequences from drinking lots of sugary sodas. Like: unneeded calories, possible spikes in blood sugar, slow but steady erosion of tooth enamel (if those oft-repeated science fair projects with the teeth in ...

Egypt bans Mubarak from travel, freezes assets

Washington Post - Steve Hendrix, James V. Grimaldi - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAIRO - Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday barred former president Hosni Mubarak and his family from leaving the country and seized control of Mubarak's assets as the new government moved ahead with an investigation ...

Shannon Ryan's Top 25

Chicago Tribune - ‎19 minutes ago‎
1. Ohio State 27-2 (2): If Buckeyes keep it up, they'll have a good shot at the No. 1 overall NCAA seed. 2. Kansas 27-2 (3): Plays two ranked teams to end the regular season, Texas A&M and Missouri.

'King's Speech' Is Cleaned

Wall Street Journal - Michelle Kung - ‎1 hour ago‎
Financial backers of Oscar champion "The King's Speech," looking to widen the movie's potential audience following its Best Picture win, will release a PG-13 version of the R-rated film.

Following early trade flurry, few deals made on deadline - Wes Goldstein - ‎1 hour ago‎
Not that anyone should really be surprised. With so many trades of significant magnitude having been completed in the three weeks leading up to the deadline, even the large group of panelists that populated the NHL Network studio ...

Obama would let states adapt health care

USA Today - Richard Wolf, David Jackson - ‎26 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama's willingness to let states design their own health care systems while meeting key federal goals as early as 2014 represents a challenge to Republican governors and lawmakers ...

World's largest book publisher Random House may soon join Apple's iBookstore

Apple Insider - Katie Marsal - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Random House, the world's largest book publisher and most high profile holdout from Apple's eBook digital download, could soon bring its catalog of top selling novels to the electronics maker's iOS ecosystem.

Top picks in 2011 Consumer Reports car issue: Ford, Kia, and Used

Christian Science Monitor - Mark Trumbull - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The 2011 Consumer Reports car issue recommends new models by familiar brands, including Toyota and Honda. And for value-conscious buyers, it offers this time-tested advice: Buy Used.

UN probing Ivory Coast helicopter report

Houston Chronicle - Anita Snow, Rukmini Callimachi - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By ANITA SNOW AP © 2011 The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said Monday it was still working to verify a report that Ivory Coast's defiant leader had received three military attack helicopters from Belarus in violation of an ...

Buffett Adds Another Name to Successor List as Rose Completes First Year

Bloomberg - Andrew Frye - ‎1 hour ago‎
Warren Buffett, the 80-year-old chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., added a name to a list of potential successors a year after his $26.5 billion railroad takeover brought manager Matt Rose ...

Spurs-Grizzlies Preview - ‎1 hour ago‎
The San Antonio Spurs registered a franchise record-tying 21st consecutive home win in their last game thanks in large part to Manu Ginobili's impressive effort.

Shuttle Astronauts Complete Mission's 1st Spacewalk Despite Glitch - Denise Chow - ‎2 hours ago‎
HOUSTON - A pair of spacewalking astronauts working outside the International Space Station zoomed through their mission's first spacewalk today (Feb. 28) despite a system failure that temporarily shut down the ...

Threat of civil war looms in Yemen

Globe and Mail - Patrick Martin - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Just a few short weeks ago, Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen since Jimmy Carter was president of the United States, was basking in the power that comes from heavy patronage of the country's influential tribes, along with military support from the ...

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