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No apology from Brown as he prepares for Congress speech - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown and Barack Obama leave the Oval Office of the White House yesterday. Photograph: Ron Edmonds/AP Gordon Brown today rejected the suggestion that he should apologise for any part he played in contributing to the recession as he prepared for ...

Clinton urged to put pressure on Israel - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Hillary Clinton will meet Palestinian leaders. Photograph: AP Hillary Clinton was today due to meet Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank, where she will be asked to put pressure on Israel to stop its settlement expansion.

Deadly Fighter Crash 'Clearly Avoidable'

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
By LUIS MARTINEZ The crash of a Marine fighter jet in San Diego that killed four people was "clearly avoidable" if the pilot and officers on the ground assisting him during the emergency had followed proper procedures, a Marine general said today.

Pakistan attack focuses attention on terrorism

ABC Online - ‎25 minutes ago‎
MARK COLVIN: In Pakistan, the gunmen who mounted an attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore are still at large. The Pakistan Government says the attack that killed eight people has plunged the country into a 'state of war'.

Confessions of a Sudanese deserter

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The International Criminal Court is set to announce whether or not it is to issue a warrant for the arrest of the President of Sudan President al-Bashir, for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

Bangladesh PM fears more attacks - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's prime minister, has said there is a risk of further attacks "to foil the country's democracy", following a mutiny by paramilitary troops that left more than 70 officers dead.

Celebrating victory, Villaraigosa acknowledges challenges ahead

Los Angeles Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Michael Finnegan and Phil Willon Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may have been gliding toward a second term Tuesday evening, but there was little electricity in the ballroom of the downtown Los Angeles hotel where he celebrated with still-embattled city ...

GOP Seeks Balance With Conservative Icon Limbaugh

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, shown with former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld at the White House in January, has created a quandary for the GOP.
Feb. auto sales slump Baltimore Sun

Congress spending vote stirs earmarks debate

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
To Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the $7.7 billion in earmarks tucked into a $410 billion spending bill are wasteful pork. But those are fighting words to Tony Pearsall, a former police captain and city councilman in Vallejo, whose nonprofit group would ...

Auto sales: It's not the bottom yet

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY BRENT SNAVELY • FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER • March 4, 2009 The crisis in the US automotive industry deepened in February, dashing hopes that automakers had early in the month that sales might be stabilizing.

Madoff trustee asks for firms, property and artwork

Reuters - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Grant McCool NEW YORK (Reuters) - A court-appointed trustee in the case against Bernard Madoff has asked a judge if he may take over ownership of the accused swindler's firm, an associated trading firm, property, artwork and corporate entertainment ...

UBS Names Former Finance Minister Villiger Chairman

Bloomberg - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Warren Giles and Christian Baumgaertel March 4 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG, Switzerland’s largest bank, nominated former Finance Minister Kaspar Villiger as chairman of its board of directors, replacing Peter Kurer after one year amid a probe into whether ...

Mac mini Margins, Not So Mini

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
As part of a general refresh of all desktop products, Apple today announced a long-overdue update of the Mac mini line. The mini gets a badly needed upgrade of its processor to a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel integrated graphics adapter is ...

Amazon to offer e-books on Apple devices

CNET News - ‎3 hours ago‎
by Steven Musil Amazon is expected to unveil a free application on Wednesday that will allow the same electronic books available on the e-tailer's Kindle to be read on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.

Setting the iPhone Free from AT&T

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Olga Kharif As the exclusive US carrier for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone, AT&T has had a lot to celebrate. Rivals hope to crash the party.

Britney Spears Fits Just About Everything Into First Circus Tour Stop - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pop star seems genuinely touched by the warm reception given to her by the fans at the New Orleans Arena. By James Montgomery NEW ORLEANS - So, how was the opening night of Britney Spears' Circus tour?

'The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2': Thoughts?

Entertainment Weekly - ‎3 hours ago‎
WARNING: This post may contain spoilers in the comment section. Read at your own risk! Now, without ruining anything for our West Coast buddies...what did you think of tonight's superfluous yet necessary (?!) post-post-finale Bachelor special?

Rihanna and Chris Brown: For Better or Worse?

Business Mirror - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAN things ever be the same once a relationship reaches the point of physical violence? Is it ultimately possible to forgive and/or forget a kind of human ugliness that ends in a hospital visit?

Search ends for 2 NFL players, 3rd man lost at sea

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Coast Guard's three-day search for two NFL players and a third man sent adrift in chilly seas ended in futility, dashing hopes they might be found after rescuers plucked one survivor from the Gulf of ...

Manny, Dodgers close in on deal

Detroit Free Press - ‎54 minutes ago‎
ORLANDO -- Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached common ground in contract negotiations, a source close to the talks told ESPNdeportes.
Manny, LA close Boston Globe
Manny close to a deal Kansas City Star

A-Rod to get checked

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Alex Rodriguez is getting his ailing hip checked by a specialist, making his status for the World Baseball Classic uncertain. Hours after Rodriguez played Tuesday for the Dominican Republic in a tuneup for the WBC, the Yankees announced the checkup ...

Baucus promises health-care action

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael Vitez Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and one of the most influential voices in Washington on health care, promised yesterday to introduce comprehensive health-care legislation in June, certainly before the ...

Fertility Doctor Will Let Parents Build Their Own Baby

ABC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
By GIGI STONE Imagine if you could choose your baby the same way you pick out a new outfit from a catalogue. Perhaps some blue eyes, a bit of curly hair, and why not make her tall, lean and smart?

Senators push to boost FDA food safety system

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Democratic and Republican senators got behind comprehensive legislation Tuesday to increase food inspection and oversight in the wake of a national scandal over salmonella-tainted peanut products.

County Official Leads Race for Emanuel Seat

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO -- Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley bested 11 other Democrats in a special primary election Tuesday to fill the seat of former representative Rahm Emanuel.

Desert Sands Unified to send 136 layoff warnings

The Desert Sun - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Desert Sands Unified School District will hand-deliver letters in the next two weeks that put 136 employees on notice that they might be laid off, the board of education decided unanimously on Tuesday.

Nation briefs: Arrest warrant in death of Chandra Levy

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Witness after witness told authorities the same thing: In the nearly eight years since intern Chandra Levy was attacked and killed in a Washington park, a Salvadoran immigrant boasted in letters and jailhouse conversations that he stalked women he ...