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Former UN Official Alarmed Over Africa's Silence on Libya

Voice of America - Peter Clottey - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi talks during the first session of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010.
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House OKs measure to avert shutdown; Senate votes Wednesday

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro, Christi Parsons - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The House approved a stop-gap measure Tuesday to keep money flowing to federal government for the next two weeks and avert, a government shutdown congressional negotiators grapple with deep ...
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All eyes are on sliced Wisconsin budget

USA Today - Ben Jones, Judy Keen - ‎1 hour ago‎
MADISON, Wis. - As protesting public employees encircled the Capitol on Tuesday, Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a $59 billion, two-year budget that would cut $1.5 billion to schools and local governments.
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"Unemployed winner" Charlie Sheen joins Twitter

Reuters - Rick Wilking, Dean Goodman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Actor Charlie Sheen (R) waves as he leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse with his attorney Richard Cummins after a court hearing in Aspen, Colorado June 7, 2010.

Four things to expect from Apple tomorrow

CNET - Josh Lowensohn - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's hard to believe it's been a little more than a year since the original iPad's introduction. Since its unveiling last January, Apple has sold more than 15 million of the devices, well beyond the company's original expectations, ...

NFL labor talks resume amid slim hopes of a deal

Washington Post - Mark Maske - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The NFL's labor negotiations resumed Tuesday in Washington with little optimism around the league that a last-minute settlement could be reached to avert open confrontation between owners and players when their collective bargaining ...

FDA panel findings could lead to curbs on menthol cigarettes

Los Angeles Times - Andrew Zajac - ‎1 hour ago‎
Menthol flavoring may make it easier to become addicted to cigarettes and may make smoking more alluring to young people, according to an FDA advisory panel's preliminary report.

Aid for Libya

BBC News - Michael Buchanan - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the international community gears up to provide humanitarian assistance to Libya, some Egyptians as well as Libyan expats have taken matters into their own hands.

Brooke Mueller: Charlie Threatened Me! - ‎1 hour ago‎
TMZ has learned ..Brooke Mueller claims Charlie Sheen threatened her several times and she feared for her safety, and that's why she went in for a restraining order today.

Ben Bernanke warns of US deficit's 'near and present danger'

Globe and Mail - Kevin Carmichael - ‎1 hour ago‎
The longer they wait, the more agitated US Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke becomes over the unwillingness of US lawmakers to get serious about the country's budget deficit.

Thousands protest in Yemen's capital Sanaa

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tens of thousands of people have flooded the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, voicing their demands for the fall of the government and calling for the resignation of the country's president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Oil, gold gain on Middle East tension

Reuters - Carole Vaporean - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures finished Tuesday at their highest level in 2-1/2 years, US crude rose over 2 percent, and investors quest for safety sent gold to an all-time high, on fears political turmoil in Libya ...

Google: .02% of Users Affected By Gmail Bug

Tom's Guide - Jane McEntegart - ‎2 hours ago‎
This past weekend, a glitch hit a small percentage of Gmail users and resulted in their email accounts being completely wiped clean and reset.

California AG asks court to lift gay marriage stay

San Jose Mercury News - Lisa Leff - ‎25 minutes ago‎
AP SAN FRANCISCO -- California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the ...

Verizon plans to end unlimited data plans by this summer

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Verizon executive hinted Tuesday that the carrier will cease offering unlimited data plans for the iPhone as early as the middle of this summer, while also fueling speculation that Apple will release an updated Verizon iPhone later this ...

DEA bans chemcials used to mimic marijuana

USA Today - Donna Leinwand - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday banned for at least a year the chemicals used to make "K2" and "Spice," popular smokeable herbs that mimic the marijuana high.

Libya ousted from UN Human Rights Council

Financial Times - Harvey Morris - ‎2 hours ago‎
The UN General Assembly has ousted Libya from its membership of the UN Human Rights Council in a move spearheaded by Arab and African states.

Kirstie Alley Talks 'Dancing' Costumes: 'I'm Not Showing My Junk Until I'm Ready'

Access Hollywood - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ashlee and Pete! Jude and Sienna! They're all residents of Splitville, USA as of 2011! You may have thought these stars only went by different names in the movies, but not so!

Settlement evacuation not a sign of Israeli new policy

Xinhua - Adam Gonn, Mu Xuequan - ‎49 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday told a member of his Likud party that Israel cannot ignore world pressure over its construction of settlements in the West Bank.

People: Hard-partying Christina Aguilera arrested for public drunkenness

San Jose Mercury News - Randy McMullen - ‎2 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2011 file photo, Christina Aguilera, right, arrives with Matthew Rutler for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Rutgers to let some male, female students room together

CNN International - Leigh Remizowski - ‎2 hours ago‎
Under a pilot program set to run during the 2011-12 school year, 20 to 30 students will pick roommates regardless of gender. (CNN) -- In the wake of the high-profile suicide of a gay Rutgers University student last fall, ...

Trainer Vows Once More Not to Testify Against Bonds

New York Times - Juliet Macur - ‎1 hour ago‎
Greg Anderson, right, showed up at Federal court with his lawyer and again vowed not to testify against Barry Bonds. By JULIET MACUR SAN FRANCISCO - Greg Anderson, the personal trainer who has long stuck by his childhood friend Barry Bonds, ...

Guru's trial over Arizona sweat lodge deaths starts - Tim Gaynor - ‎52 minutes ago‎
CAMP VERDE, Ariz - An Arizona jury on Tuesday heard how participants in a sweat lodge became delirious and passed out in scorching heat at a seminar hosted by self-help guru James Arthur Ray where three people died of heat-related causes.

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