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President signals compromise on health care

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Robert Pear and Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to end a decades-long stalemate on overhauling the health care system, and he indicated for the first time that he was open to compromise on details of the ...

Stock Markets: When Will the Bull Return?

BusinessWeek - ‎4 hours ago‎
This bear market is unusually hard to read, but signs point to more pain to come. Still, opportunities are emerging for the very long-term investor By David Henry The stock market is crashing—slowly, and in plain view of the people who count on it most ...

Loudly and colorfully, opposing sides debate Proposition 8

Los Angeles Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Maria L. LaGanga Reporting from San Francisco -- God was in the eye of the beholder Thursday morning at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, where hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the California Supreme Court on a massive outdoor TV screen ...

Beshir lashes out at West as fears mount for Darfur

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
KHARTOUM (AFP) - Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir lashed out at the West over a warrant for his arrest which has split the world and sparked fears of insecurity and a humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

Clinton seeks new US relationship with Russia

Reuters India - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Sue Pleming BRUSSELS (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds Washington's first high-level meeting with Russia on Friday since President Barack Obama took office in January, seeking to ease tensions and win help over Afghanistan.

At the Heart of North Korea's Troubles, an Intractable Hunger Crisis

Washington Post - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Blaine Harden SEOUL -- Behind the long-range missile it is preparing to launch and the stockpile of plutonium it claims to have "weaponized," North Korea has an embarrassing and insoluble weakness.

CNN's Gupta withdraws name for US surgeon general

Reuters - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said on Thursday that he withdrew from consideration for US surgeon general to focus more on his family and medical career.

US Senate Democrats hit hurdle on $410 bln spending

Reuters - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - Democrats who control the US Senate were unable on Thursday to round up the votes to end debate and pass a $410 billion bill to fund many government operations through Sept.

Senate Panel Reaches Terms For Probe of CIA Detentions

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Joby Warrick The Senate intelligence committee reached an agreement yesterday on the framework of a wide-ranging review of the CIA's past treatment of terrorism detainees, even as members acknowledged that the bulk of the panel's work will be ...

GM Auditors Raise Doubt On Auto Maker's Viability - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Sharon Terlep General Motors Corp.'s (GM) auditors cast doubt Thursday on the Detroit auto maker's ability to survive without more US government loans, in a foreboding assessment of the company's financial plight.

Banking Panel Slams Handling of Bailout, More Rescue Funds

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Brady Dennis Angry lawmakers yesterday blasted the government's latest bailout of American International Group and threatened to thwart any request to give the troubled insurance giant additional taxpayer money without more transparency into how the ...

Online megaretailer launches trade-in store for used video games

MarketWatch - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Dan Gallagher, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of GameStop Corp. took a pounding Thursday after Inc. launched an online trade-in service for used video games, potentially threatening a lucrative business for the game ...

Early iPhone developers may be served walking papers

Apple Insider - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Aidan Malley On the one-year anniversary of third-party iPhone app development, developers need to renew their contracts to avoid having their software pulled from the App Store but are facing difficulties in getting Apple to cooperate in time.

Images: NASA's Kepler to seek Earth-like planets

CNET News - ‎3 hours ago‎
It's one of the oldest questions confronting humankind: Is there life out there beyond the confines of planet Earth? NASA hopes to get some answers from its Kepler spacecraft, which is set to launch Friday evening on a mission into the Milky Way.

Beatles Rock Band Debut Set for September

PC World - ‎5 hours ago‎
It's official: The Beatles will come together digitally this September for their much anticipated Rock Band debut. MTV Games has announced a September 9 launch date for the worldwide release of the Fab Four's interactive adventure, to be titled The ...

Why did Usher back down on Brown criticism?

MSNBC - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Courtney Hazlett As brutal details emerged in the Chris Brown-Rihanna assault case, observers were left to wonder why some celebrities who spoke out against Brown’s behavior later softened their stances.

Lucky 13: 'Idol' expands the field at the last minute

USA Today - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY At this point last season, American Idol already was shaping up as a two-man race between David Cook and David Archuleta.

Box Office Preview: 'Watchmen' will be No. 1, but how much will it ...

Entertainment Weekly - ‎3 hours ago‎
Watchmen opens this weekend, in case you haven't heard. Word of the comic-based film's long-awaited debut did get out around Hollywood, apparently: The competition is completely steering clear.

Ransom likely to sub if A-Rod stays out - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Bryan Hoch / Cody Ransom (right) was described by Yankees manager Joe Girardi as "a professional player." (AP) TAMPA, Fla.

Bummed in Boston, Manny 'perfect for Los Angeles'

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez might have won two World Series rings and possibly paved his way to the Hall of Fame during his 7½ years in Boston, but Thursday he said he was miserable living in Red ...

Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams ready for lead role

Dallas Morning News - ‎39 minutes ago‎
By CALVIN WATKINS / The Dallas Morning News IRVING - Roy Williams drove past reporters stationed outside the Cowboys' Valley Ranch facility Thursday morning and headed to the airport for a flight to his off-season home in Odessa.

Wyeth: Company Complied With Law In Vermont Case

FOXBusiness - ‎6 hours ago‎
BOSTON -- Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth said Wednesday that it fully complied with federal law in the labeling of its injected drug Phenergan.
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Democrats seek to reverse device court ruling

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - US Democrats on Thursday moved to reverse a US Supreme Court decision that limited the ability of patients to sue medical devices manufacturers over harm from their products.

Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

U.S. News & World Report - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Kathleen Doheny THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The cardiovascular damage wrought by an unhappy marriage may be greater for women than men, a new study shows.

House approves mortgage bankruptcy overhaul

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bankruptcy judges could cut the mortgage debt of homeowners in bankruptcy court as a last resort to avert foreclosure, under a bill approved by a 234-191 vote on Thursday in the US House of Representatives.

Many Indians feel the revered Gandhi would not have approved of ...

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
I am not sure the New York postman was particularly pleased. The doorman at 595 Madison Avenue certainly was not. Nor the women trying to wander through one of New York's main shopping areas with their designer purchases.

Who leads the US Republican Party?

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Max Deveson There can be little doubt as to who is currently in charge of America's Democratic Party. From behind his desk in the Oval Office, Barack Obama can usually rely on the members of his party to follow his lead.