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Romney wins Washington state caucuses -
By Michael O'Brien and John Bailey Updated at 1:50 am ET: Mitt Romney won the presidential preference poll in the Washington state GOP caucuses Saturday, carrying forward his momentum from wins in Michigan and Arizona and setting the table for the ...

Survival stories emerge from the South, Midwest after deadly tornadoes scar ...

Washington Post -
EAST BERNSTADT, Ky. - The stories from tornado survivors across the South and Midwest were remarkable: schoolchildren took cover under desks, people hunkered down in a church basement or hid out in a bank vault.

Russia's Putin seeks convincing return to Kremlin

Reuters -
* Putin set to extend his rule by six years * Opposition plans protests after the election * Election rigging feared by opposition * Putin facing some voters fatigue after 12 year-rule By Natalia Shurmina YEKATERINBURG, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) ...

BP Set to Gain as Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Lifts 'Dark Cloud'

Bloomberg -
BP Plc (BP/) is poised to gain at least 5 percent this week after a $7.8 billion settlement with victims of the worst US oil spill, an analyst survey showed.

UNC's rout of Duke fueled by anger -
North Carolina guard Kendall Marshall (5) and forward Tyler Zeller (44) come off the floor after beating Duke 88-70 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

'SNL' Recap: Lindsay Lohan Embraces Bad-Girl Reputation, Gives Disney ...

Hollywood Reporter -
A lot has happened since Lindsay Lohan last hosted Saturday Night Live in 2006, and she and the SNL cast didn't shy away from the slew of legal troubles, stints in rehab, and career challenges the actress has since faced.

Red Cross says it hopes to enter Baba Amro today

Reuters India -
| BEIRUT (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was hopeful that its aid convoy would enter the shattered Baba Amro district of Homs on Sunday after days of talks with Syrian authorities.

Two trains collide in Poland; at least 15 dead

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Polish prosecutors have opened an investigation into how a train ended up on the wrong tracks after two engines collided head on late Saturday, killing 15 people and leaving 54 in hospitals.

China Boosts 2012 Military Spending

Voice of America -
March 04, 2012 China Boosts 2012 Military Spending Continues string of double-digit increases Stephanie Ho | Beijing China is planning a double-digit rise in military spending this year, an increase authorities say is in line with the country's ...

Iran vote: Khamenei loyalists appear to do well

Christian Science Monitor -
Good results for Ayatollah Khamenei's candidates in Iran's parliamentary vote could strengthen the supreme leader's hand before a presidential vote next year.

Text of Rush Limbaugh apology to law student -
March 03, 2012|AP The text of radio show host Rush Limbaugh's apology to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for calling her insulting names.

Upstate NY man accused of threat against Obama

CBS News -
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - An upstate New York man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and elementary schoolchildren in Saratoga County.

Chardon High victim buried nt

Detroit Free Press -
Hundreds of people in Chardon, Ohio, stood shoulder to shoulder in the cold wind Saturday to remember one of three teens killed by a fellow student in a shooting at the local high school last week.

Mom of tot who died from cold on the lam

Anchorage Daily News -
AP The mother of a 3-year-old Alaska girl who died after authorities say she and her sister were locked in a bedroom with a window open to minus 30-degree temperatures was apparently on the lam Saturday, a day after she and her boyfriend were indicted ...

Minor glitches in United computer switch

Chicago Tribune -
United Airlines' conversion to a new computer reservation system experienced hiccups Saturday, as the Continental Airlines name faded into history.

Stocks, the little engine that could

Reuters -
By Caroline Valetkevitch | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks have proven the naysayers wrong so far in 2012. And the February jobs report could be just the ticket to keep the bulls going next week.

Romney to mother of Army daughter: How can Obama sleep at night?

CBS News -
(CBS News) DAYTON, Ohio - A woman at a rally here tearfully asked Mitt Romney on Saturday why her Army daughter is still in Afghanistan nearly a year after the death of Osama bin Laden.

Leaders' trickling support for GOP candidates -
March 03, 2012|Stephen Ohlemacher, AP After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president.

Obama: Fuel-efficient cars an answer to gas prices -
March 03, 2012|Jim Kuhnhenn, AP President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent US auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to ...

Santorum, Gingrich Spar at Ohio GOP Event

Wall Street Journal -
By DANNY YADRON AND COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—It was passion versus practicality here Saturday night as Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich addressed the same Republican gathering in this Rust Belt state, a top prize on both Super Tuesday ...

Republican Candidates Visit Tri-State

WKRC TV Cincinnati -
Ohio's primary is Tuesday. And the Buckeye state has the second biggest prize on Super Tuesday with 66 delegates at stake. So it was no surprise that three of the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were in the tri-state area ...

Former NSA Head: Hitting Iran with Stuxnet Was a 'Good Idea'

PC Magazine -
By Damon Poeter The former top-ranking military intelligence officer in the US armed forces discusses Stuxnet on this week's episode of "60 Minutes," and he may give some ammunition to cybersecurity watchers who believe the United States had something ...

It's not the iPad 3, but it would be sweet if it was (video)

by Edward Moyer March 3, 2012 9:08 AM PST Follow @edatnews Aatma Studio, the same crew that posted an iPhone 5 "concept video" that went nuts on YouTube last August, offers up a similarly eye-popping take on the iPad 3. Two "iPad 3s" with edge-to-edge ...

Julie Taymor Blames Bono and The Edge for 'Spider-Man' Problems in Latest ...

Hollywood Reporter -
Director goes into detail about what happened during the development of the musical, why the U2 bandmates deserve significant blame, the so-called "Plan X" and why she was fired.

Mitch Albom: Davy Jones was a Monkee and true teen idol

Detroit Free Press -
By Mitch Albom If there was ever a forever-young pop idol, Davy was it. Boyish-faced, long-haired, short, thin, British accent, always goofing around with the other Monkees, singing bubble-gum music and making little girls scream.

Saints put franchise tag on Drew Brees

By John Clayton John Clayton on the New Orleans Saints placing the franchise tag on QB Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints have placed their exclusive-rights franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, the team confirmed Saturday.

Bill Plaschke: Now it's Saints who should absorb a knockout blow

Los Angeles Times -
The New Orleans Saints' illicit program of paying bounties for game-ending hits and 'cart-offs' is unconscionable and warrants severe punishment by NFL, including, perhaps, a ban from postseason play.

Rory McIlroy leads by 2, closes in on No. 1

San Francisco Chronicle -
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy is one round away from No. 1 in the world. The US Open champion made two big par saves Saturday on a windy back nine at PGA National and finished with a birdie from the bunker for a 4-under 66, ...

Mike Brudenell: More fun in Phoenix?

Detroit Free Press -
Matt Kenseth, center, celebrates after winning last week's wild and wacky Daytona 500. / Stephen M. Dowell/McClatchy-Tribune By Mike Brudenell We saw rain and fire -- and a tweet fest -- at Daytona Beach last week.

NBA roundup: Hawks end Thunder's 7-game win streak

Detroit Free Press -
ATLANTA -- Josh Smith scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague added 16 points, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped Oklahoma City's seven-game winning streak with a 97-90 victory over the Thunder on Saturday night.

Galactic collision creates mysterious 'dark core'

Christian Science Monitor -
Images captured by the Hubble telescope reveal a mysterious clump of dark matter thought to be left behind after a massive galactic collision.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Detects Hint of Fresh Air at Saturn's moon Dione

Clarksville Online -
Pasadena, CA - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has “sniffed” molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione for the first time, confirming the presence of a very tenuous atmosphere.

Mars invading March night sky

Republican & Herald -
by Mike Lynch I'm not trying to recreate HG Wells' War of the Worlds, but our night sky is under invasion from Mars. For virtually the rest of the month, our neighboring red planet will be dazzling all night long as it rises in the east at sunset and ...

Calif. doc charged with murder for prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - The doctor passed out prescriptions for drugs like Xanax and OxyContin, Vicodin and Adderall at a rate of 25 per day for three years, with only cursory patient examinations and a minimum of questions, authorities said.

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