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Obama Asks For Health-Care Vote In Next Few Weeks

Wall Street Journal - Henry J. Pulizzi - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Looking to push the "long and wrenching debate" over health care into its final stages, President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to schedule an up-or-down vote on overhaul legislation "in ...

Huge wave kills 2 on cruise ship in Mediterranean

The Associated Press - ‎36 minutes ago‎
BARCELONA, Spain - A 26-foot wave smashed into a cruise ship carrying nearly 2000 people in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, smashing glass windshields and killing two passengers, according to officials and news reports.

air traffic controller let not one, but TWO kids direct planes

New York Daily News - Rich Schapiro - ‎32 minutes ago‎
The Kennedy Airport air traffic controller who brought his son to work and let him direct several planes let a second child do the same thing, officials said.

Report: Australia cops probing Dubai passports involved in hit-and-run

Ha'aretz - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Haaretz Service Three Australia police officers in Israel to investigate the misuse of Australian passports by suspected assassins of a Hamas leader in Dubai were involved in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday, Australian news outlet ABC reported.

Strong Aftershock Jolts Chile

Voice of America - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A strong aftershock caused panic Wednesday among citizens in Chile five days after a massive earthquake killed more than 800 people.

Arab Nations Back Mideast Talks

Wall Street Journal - Joshua Mitnick, Jay Solomon - ‎2 hours ago‎
Arab League foreign ministers endorsed a US-backed plan for indirect peace talks between Palestinians and Israel, raising hopes in Washington that official talks between the two sides could resume for the first time in more than a year.

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Pete Stark grabs House by the purse strings

San Jose Mercury News - Josh Richman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rep. Pete Stark took the gavel of one of the House's most powerful committees today - at least temporarily. Stark, D-Fremont, will be interim chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, with jurisdiction over all taxation and other ...

Sex offender charged in Chelsea King case

The Associated Press - Elliot Spagat - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO - A 30-year-old sex offender has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old San Diego County girl who vanished after heading off for a run in a park.

Bunning's abrasive behavior spans careers

CNN - Ed Hornick, Alexander Mooney - ‎1 hour ago‎
As a major league pitcher, Jim Bunning challenged hitters just as he is now challenging other lawmakers. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Kentucky, is not running for re-election Washington (CNN) -- Sen. Jim Bunning was called one of the nation's ...
Jim Bunning's Finest Hour Wall Street Journal

Hero 'Sully' Rides Off Into Sunset

TheStreet.com - Ted Reed - ‎25 minutes ago‎
CHARLOTTE, NC TheStreet) -- Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger retired from US Airways(LCC Quote) on Wednesday, saying he wants to spend more time advocating for aviation safety and pursuing opportunities ...

Highlights from the Fed's latest economic survey

The Associated Press - Jeannine Aversa - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Highlights from the Federal Reserve's survey of economic conditions nationwide. The survey, released Wednesday and known as the Beige Book, is based on information collected from the Fed's 12 regional bank districts.

Take-Two results top Street, to cut jobs

Reuters - Gabriel Madway, Richard Chang - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 (Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O) reported better-than-expected results and the video game maker said it would slash 15 percent of its corporate headcount.
Take-Two Posts Narrower Loss Wall Street Journal

Will Apple's Patents Banish HTC Phones?

PC World - Jared Newman - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Weighing the potential outcomes of Apple's patent infringement lawsuit against HTC, several IP and patent lawyers say HTC's phones could be barred from the United States, but both sides will probably look for a licensing agreement before getting to ...

What TiVo Series 4 Premiere Is Missing

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎2 hours ago‎
The TiVo Series 4 model is more evolution than revolution. For its next incarnation, TiVo will need better bells and whistles. When TiVo announced its next-generation Series 4 Premiere boxes yesterday, I read about the news with a combination of ...

Spanish "botnet" potent enough to attack country: police

Reuters - Teresa Larraz, Jason Webb - ‎4 hours ago‎
People surf the Web during the annual ''Campus Party'' Internet users gathering in Valencia July 28, 2009. MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish criminals who stole bank details from computers around the world did not realize the power of the illegal network they ...

Academy Awards: Music makes the movie

Zap2it.com - Jacqueline Cutler - ‎24 minutes ago‎
As people concentrate on which jeweler lent diamonds for stars to wear to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, on ABC, or how the hosts fare, one critical element is often downplayed -- the music.

'Idol' exec: Doctors to decide if Bowersox is out

msnbc.com - Michael Slezak - ‎2 hours ago‎
“American Idol” producers have yet to make a final decision regarding the fate of ailing season 9 semifinalist Crystal Bowersox, whose medical issues resulted in a last-minute swap that has the show's remaining female semifinalists ...

The Oscar Odds

Forbes - Dorothy Pomerantz - ‎9 minutes ago‎
If the bookmakers are right, it could be a big night for ''The Hurt Locker.'' LOS ANGELES -- Right about now millions of movie fans are scrambling to fill in ballots for their office Oscar pools.
WEEKEND's official Oscar picks Indiana Daily Student

Shields, Garza excited to get '10 started

MLB.com - Bill Chastain - ‎1 hour ago‎
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Rays rolled out a pair of aces Wednesday afternoon, using James Shields and Matt Garza against the Orioles. Tampa Bay's Nos.

Netherlands beats US 2-1 in World Cup warmup

The Associated Press - Bruce Mutsvairo - ‎44 minutes ago‎
AMSTERDAM - The United States fell flat in Europe once again, losing to the Netherlands 2-1 Wednesday night in the Americans' last match before coach Bob Bradley picks his World Cup roster.

Coyotes get Wolski for Mueller, Porter

NHL.com - Dan Rosen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Much of Wolski's fantasy value this season was forged in two great months: 8-5-13 in 14 games in October, and 5-10-15 in 15 games in December.

Let men decide on prostate screening, cancer society says

CNN - Miriam Falco - ‎5 hours ago‎
The American Cancer Society recommends that men weigh the risks of treatment before agreeing to prostate screening. (CNN) -- Most men 50 and older should seriously consider the potential risks of treatment before deciding whether ...

Big Pharma Best Skip Course in Medivation

Wall Street Journal - John Jannarone - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Miracle drugs are irresistible to Big Pharma, even though it is nearly impossible to tell if they work. Pfizer announced Wednesday its Alzheimer's drug under development with California-based Medivation fell flat in a late-stage trial ...

FDA enforcing truth-in-advertising claims with 17 food companies

Washington Post - Lyndsey Layton - ‎1 hour ago‎
In an unusually broad crackdown on deceptive labeling, the US Food and Drug Administration has notified 17 food companies, including major brands such as Gerber and Nestle, that they have violated federal laws by making false or ...

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
The IQ differences are statistically significant, but experts say the data shouldn't be used to stereotype or make assumptions.

Depression's Upside

New York Times (blog) - Jonah Lehrer - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
The Victorians had many names for depression, and Charles Darwin used them all. There were his “fits” brought on by “excitements,” “flurries” leading to an “uncomfortable palpitation of the heart” and “air fatigues” that triggered his ...

Sexual Assaults on Female Soldiers: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

TIME - Nancy Gibbs - ‎6 hours ago‎
What does it tell us that female soldiers deployed overseas stop drinking water after 7 pm to reduce the odds of being raped if they have to use the bathroom at night?

Carly Simon reveals 'You're So Vain' clue

CNN - Ninette Sosa, Todd Leopold - ‎Feb 26, 2010‎
Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" hit No. 1 in early 1973, and is still talked about today. (CNN) -- Has Carly Simon finally told the world the subject of "You're So Vain"?

Don't Tell the Kids

New York Times - Kim Severson - ‎20 hours ago‎
RABBITS are supposed to be easy to kill. The French dispatch them with a sharp knife to the throat. A farmer in upstate New York swears that a swift smack with the side of the hand works.