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Massive Midwest storm system claims 10 lives, heads east

By Mariano Castillo and Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) -- A powerful storm system that started in the Midwest -- leaving a trail of destruction and at least 10 people dead -- moved Wednesday evening into the Mid-Atlantic region, where it spawned at least two ...
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Mitt Romney, facing money challenges, aggressively seeks donations

Washington Post -
BEXLEY, Ohio - Mitt Romney, anxious to capitalize on his primary election victories this week, is aggressively pushing for new donations to offset his campaign's heavy spending and is erecting battle stations in upcoming Super Tuesday states.

Egypt Says It Will Allow Accused Americans to Leave

New York Times -
CAIRO - Egyptian officials said Wednesday that they would lift a travel ban barring seven Americans from leaving the country during the politically charged prosecution of four American-financed nonprofit groups here, apparently resolving a crisis that ...

Monkees' Davy Jones: Watch Now as He Talks About Jockeying to Fame

E! Online -
As the world mourn the singer's sudden death, we can reflect back on conversations about his career, his fame and whether he planned to get back with his former bandmates in this True Hollywood Story flashback.

Fed chairman warns of only modest US growth for rest of 2012

Los Angeles Times -
Ben S. Bernanke, in a report, cites housing market woes and other issues. He also says Fed policymakers do not expect 'further substantial declines' in the jobless rate this year.

Microsoft Poised To Launch New Office In Addition To Windows 8

Wall Street Journal -
By Steven D. Jones Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES On a day when all eyes were fixed on the release of a test version of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows 8 in Barcelona, the head of its Office division was in San Francisco laying out a broader vision for ...

North Korea Agrees to Curb Nuclear Work; US Offers Aid

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - North Korea announced on Wednesday that it would suspend its nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment and allow international inspectors to monitor activities at its main nuclear complex.

Spanish reporter escapes from Homs

The Guardian -
Javier Espinosa, the El Mundo correspondent who has been trapped in a besieged suburb of the Syrian city of Homs, has escaped to safety.

Ohio shooting suspect described as 'fine person'

The Associated Press -
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - The teenager suspected in an Ohio school shooting struggled with a broken family and did poorly in school, then appeared to turn himself around once he was taken in by grandparents and began to attend an alternative school, ...

Gay woman wants priest relieved of duties after communion

Chicago Tribune -
WASHINGTON, DC (Reuters) - A lesbian woman from the nation's capital wants a Catholic priest relieved of his duties after he denied her communion at her mother's Maryland funeral because she lives with another woman, she said on Wednesday.

Rutgers dormmate testifies he helped Ravi set up webcam

By Gene Racz, (East Brunswick, NJ) Home News Tribune A dormmate of Dharun Ravi gave damaging testimony for the prosecution on Wednesday in state Superior Court when he said he helped Ravi set up a webcam to spy on Ravi's gay roommate during encounters ...

Nasdaq hits 3000 but closes down

Financial Times -
The Nasdaq Composite index briefly topped 3000 for the first time in more than 11 years, taking it to a benchmark not seen since the aftermath of the dotcom bubble.

Bundesbank at odds with ECB over loans

Financial Times -
The head of Germany's Bundesbank has launched a powerful attack on Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, in a sign of mounting concern in Europe's biggest economy at measures being taken to try to contain the eurozone financial crisis.

Fannie Mae Challenges Bank of America on Rift

Wall Street Journal -
By NICK TIMIRAOS Fannie Mae challenged Bank of America Corp.'s assertion that the two decided by mutual consent in January not to renew their loan-purchase agreement in the middle of a battle over who should pick up the multibillion-dollar tab for bad ...

Romney clarifies his position on Blunt amendment

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday he opposed Senate Republicans' effort that critics say would limit insurance coverage of birth control, then reversed himself quickly in a second interview saying he misunderstood the ...

Ex-Sen. Kerrey to run for his former Nebraska seat

The Associated Press -
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Wednesday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Nebraska seat he once held, reversing course just weeks after publicly rejecting a run.

White House, Republicans talk compromise

By Tom Cohen and Deirdre Walsh, CNN Washington (CNN) -- Republican leaders and the White House sent signals Wednesday of possible detente on jobs and energy legislation, but they offered few specifics and congressional Democrats questioned whether any ...

Ron Paul's new ad: Is he attacking his 'wingman'? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor -
The latest Ron Paul ad goes after all three of his rivals in the GOP presidential race. But it's not as hard on Mitt Romney. Maybe Rick Santorum is on to something with his 'wingman' comment.

Site briefly let people bet on expected iPad 3 features

By Josh Lowensohn on Mar 01, 2012 You may be familiar with Apple keynote bingo, but have you ever heard of Apple keynote gambling?

Q&A: Google to dig deeper into users' lives

San Jose Mercury News -
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're amazed -- and maybe even a little alarmed -- about how much Google (GOOG) seems to know about you, brace yourself.

Intel Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel

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Wired News -
By Cade Metz Andrew Feldman, the CEO of free-thinking startup SeaMicro, will soon turn AMD into a server maker. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired Chip designer and chief Intel rival AMD has signed an agreement to acquire SeaMicro, a Silicon Valley startup ...

Reports Swirl Around Snooki's Supposed Pregnancy, Magazine Cover Deal

Hollywood Reporter -
The pint-sized “Jersey Shore” guidette recently denied rumors that she is with child, but is expected to confirm the news in a celebrity weekly.

'The Avengers': 'We're not a team. We're a time bomb' -- NEW TRAILER

Entertainment Weekly -
by Anthony Breznican All fans ever wanted was a shot of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye all together, backing each other up, and preparing to kick bad-guy ass.

Lady Gaga lends star wattage to youth empowerment

Reuters -
By Ros Krasny | CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Pop diva Lady Gaga brought her star power, her mom and some of her famous friends, including Oprah Winfrey, to Harvard University on Wednesday to launch a new foundation aimed at empowering young ...

Steelers part ways with Hines Ward

Los Angeles Times -
By Sam Farmer In a move that will play well with the finances but probably not the fans, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that they will release All-Pro receiver Hines Ward.

'Clipper Darrell,' Clippers butt heads

By Arash Markazi LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Clippers signed forward Bobby Simmons on Monday, the nine-year veteran who last played for the Clippers in 2005, smiled said, "I can't wait to see Clipper Darrell.

Woods gets testy over Navy SEAL questions

Chicago Tribune -
Tiger Woods tried to say as little as possible about the excerpts from former coach Hank Haney's book that hit the Internet this week.

McIlroy takes whirlwind life in stride

By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rory McIlroy nearly reached the summit of a lifelong trek to the top of the world's golf rankings last week but lost to Hunter Mahan in the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match ...

T. rex bite was world's strongest

BBC News -
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature The researchers mapped the jaw muscles (red) and pressure sensors (blue) onto their digital T. rex skull Tyrannosaurus rex had the most powerful bite of any creature that has ever walked the Earth, ...

Judge blocks rules requiring graphic images on cigarette packs

Washington Post -
A federal judge formally blocked new rules that would have forced tobacco companies to display graphic images on packs of cigarettes that were designed to shock consumers and deter them from smoking.

FDA Adds New Safety Warning to Statin Drugs

Sci-Tech Today -
The FDA is making labeling changes to medicines like Pfizer's Lipitor, AstraZeneca's Crestor and Merck & Co.'s Zocor.
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