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Obama mortgage plan should rescue many Seattle homes

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By AUBREY COHEN The Obama administration's new mortgage plan should help many troubled homeowners in the Seattle area, although it could do more, according to local experts.

Amid Criticism, RNC Chair Steele Says He'll Stay Focused on ...

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Michael S. Steele has called himself the "de facto leader" of the GOP. (By Pablo Martinez Monsivais -- Associated Press) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

Khartoum rallies round Bashir

BBC News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Sudan has dismissed the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court against its leader as a "neo-colonialist" move to destabilise it.

Cricket-Australian umpires slam Pakistan security

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Julian Linden SYDNEY, March 5 (Reuters) - The two Australian umpires caught up in the attack by gunmen on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan have slammed the security arrangements for the tour.

Brown's call to US: Seize the moment to tackle world crisis - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gordon Brown yesterday invoked the spirit of American optimism as he challenged Congress to let Barack Obama lead the world away from self-defeating protectionism and the perils of irreversible climate change.

Clinton hits out at Iran - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US has accused Iran of funding "terrorism", posing threats to Israel and Europe, and seeking to "intimidate as far as they think their voice can reach".

‘Earmarks’ or ‘pork,’ Georgia getting federal bucks

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By BOB KEEFE WASHINGTON - Congress is getting an earful over “earmarks” - those pork-barrel spending projects tucked inside the federal budget - and Georgia and many of its lawmakers are far from exempt from the controversy.

Barbara Bush recovering from heart surgery

Reuters - ‎48 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barbara Bush, mother of former President George W. Bush, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery in a Houston hospital where her aortic valve was replaced, a spokeswoman said.

Let's Make a Deal

Newsweek - ‎1 hour ago‎
White House pushes for an agreement to require Rove, Miers to testify on prosecutor firings. By Michael Isikoff | NEWSWEEK Please fill in the following information and we'll email this link.
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Drugs groups fear rash of label litigation

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Andrew Jack in London Pharmaceutical companies face substantial extra litigation after the US Supreme Court ruled yesterday that safety warnings on their drugs approved by federal regulators did not protect them from lawsuits in individual states.

Toyota exec to meet with US autos task force

Reuters - ‎45 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration task force working to restructure General Motors Corp (GM.N) and Chrysler will meet with a top US executive of Toyota Motor Corp (7203.

China to ‘Significantly Increase’ Spending to Revive Growth

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dune Lawrence and Li Yanping March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said China will “significantly increase” investment in 2009, widening efforts to meet the 8 percent economic growth target that it says is needed to protect jobs.

First Look video: Kindle for iPhone

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Nicole Lee If you don't feel like spending more than $300 on the Kindle 2, Amazon's free Kindle ebook application for the iPhone and iPod Touch may be a much more affordable, if imperfect, solution.
Kindle for iPhone PC Magazine

With Twitter Envy, Facebook Adds Real Time Web Capabilities

GigaOm - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Today, Facebook announced several (and somewhat big) changes to their homepage/newsfeed, as well as the removal of most distinctions between public pages and profiles.

YouTube, Universal Music teaming for Vevo, aka MTV 2.0?

VentureBeat - ‎1 hour ago‎
Universal Music Group and Google-owned video supersite YouTube are close to striking a deal to create a standalone site for music videos, according to anonymous sources cited by CNET News.

Will the 'American Idol' finals be a boys club this year?

USA Today - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Frank Micelotta, Fox By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY All season, American Idol's judges have raved about the strength of this year's crop of male contestants.

Court Date Looms for Chris Brown

People Magazine - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Ken Lee Almost a month after Rihanna was allegedly assaulted in a domestic violence case, Chris Brown has yet to be formally charged with any crime by prosecutors.

Review: 'Watchmen'

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 'unfilmable' classic graphic novel has been filmed. Zack Snyder's resulting screen version is both bolstered and hampered by its devotion to the book.

Manny reshapes Dodgers' lineup - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ken Gurnick / James Loney might bat cleanup behind Manny Ramirez in the Dodgers' lineup. (Ben Margot/AP) PHOENIX -- Manny Ramirez passed his physical Wednesday, and that sure made Joe Torre feel good.

Cavs clinch playoff spot, continue home dominance

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - LeBron James scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched a playoff spot with a 91-73 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena.
Cavaliers 91, Bucks 73 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Vikings veteran Matt Birk signs with Baltimore

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By JUDD ZULGAD and CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune staff writers He was a leader on and off the field, involved in many good things from the kids to the retired NFL players.

Forum will try to devise remedy for health care ills

Houston Chronicle - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By TODD ACKERMAN President Barack Obama on Wednesday will convene a forum to start deciding how best to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to reform the nation’s troubled health care system, an issue whose complexity has bedeviled presidents dating ...

House Panel Votes To Give FDA Power To Oversee Tobacco - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Jared A. Favole WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that gives the Food and Drug Administration powers to regulate the tobacco industry.

Compound may block HIV infection

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a primate version of HIV.

Ted's knighthood sign of peaceful Irish times

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
Not so many years ago, the idea of Queen Elizabeth II granting Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy an honorary knighthood would have been hard for Irish-Americans and Britons alike to imagine -- and hard for some to swallow.

Defendant shot dead after attacking trial judge

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The defendant in a murder trial in Stockton, California, was shot dead Wednesday after attacking the judge during a courtroom recess, authorities said.

LA solar plan measure continues to trail

Los Angeles Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Unofficial results show 50.3% of voters opposing it and 49.7% in favor. Coalition of politicians, labor leaders and environmentalists hope 46000 uncounted mail-in and provisional ballots will push it By David Zahniser and Phil Willon The Los Angeles ...
LA mayor bounces back, or does he? International Herald Tribune