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Who will win the Oscars?

Los Angeles Times - Susan King - ‎1 hour ago‎
Will double the hosts and double the nominees add up to double the fun and ratings? We'll find out at 5 pm Sunday on ABC when the 82nd annual Academy Awards air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Momentum Might 'Hurt' 3-D Hit Wall Street Journal

Paterson Insists He'll Stay on and Clear His Name

New York Times - Jeremy W. Peters, Danny Hakim - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gov. David A. Paterson insisted Friday that he had no plans to step down as his staff tried to carry on the business of state amid a fiscal crisis and the cloud of multiple investigations.

State of Scandal

Wall Street Journal - Jacob Gershman, Michael Howard Saul - ‎1 hour ago‎
Next was Rep. Charles Rangel, the dean of New York's delegation, who relinquished the chairmanship of the prestigious House Ways and Means Committee after an ethics panel chastised the Harlem Democrat for accepting corporate-sponsored junkets to the ...

Firm ties will survive genocide row

BBC News - Kevin Connolly - ‎4 hours ago‎
The centuries of bitterness that divide Christian Armenians and Muslim Turks have spilled onto many battlefields, and it seems strange that they should now be played out in the murmuring corridors and committee rooms of the US House ...

Ex-defence chief attacks Brown's evidence to Iraq inquiry

Times Online - David Brown, Michael Evans - ‎4 hours ago‎
Former commanders accused Gordon Brown of deliberately misleading the Iraq inquiry after he blamed the military for failing properly to equip the Armed Forces for war.

Secular Figure Emerges as Iraqi Premier's Chief Rival

New York Times - Tim Arango, Anthony Shadid - ‎1 hour ago‎
BAGHDAD - The serpentine career of Ayad Allawi, who served briefly as Iraq's interim prime minister five years ago, has taken another unlikely turn: A secular Shiite with little taste for campaigning, he stands a strong chance of winning ...

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Pentagon gunman: Local roots, downward spiral

San Francisco Chronicle - Jaxon Van Derbeken, Henry K. Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP In this undated photo provided by San Jose state University, John Patrick Bedell is seen in a student Identification picture. Authorities said Bedell pulled a handgun at a Pentagon entrance in Washington on Thursday, March 4, 2010, shot two police ...

White House reconsiders holding terror trials in civilian court

Los Angeles Times - Julian E. Barnes, Christi Parsons - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Suspected Sept. 11 plotters may be tried before military tribunals after all, administration officials say. Holding the trials in civilian court is deemed 'politically untenable.

Democrats Swamped in Ethics Scandals

CBS News - Nancy Cordes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Over the course of just one week, three prominent high-ranking Democratic politicians have faced major scandals. Nancy Cordes reports on the setbacks which now hamper this political party.

State's unemployment rate hits 12.5 percent

San Jose Mercury News - Pete Carey - ‎1 hour ago‎
California's unemployment rate jumped to its highest level in more than three decades in January, but the trends in state and national reports released Friday appear to be improving.

GM to reinstate 661 dealerships

Los Angeles Times - Jerry Hirsch, Tiffany Hsu - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a move that could provide economic relief for hundreds of communities nationwide, General Motors Co. said it would reinstate nearly 700 dealerships that it had planned to drop from its sales network.
GM Reverses Cuts Wall Street Journal

More Scanners Headed to Airports

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP The Transportation Security Administration on Friday announced that nine more airports would receive body-scanning technology.

Apple iPad Launches April 3

Wall Street Journal - Nick Wingfield, Jennifer Valentino-Devries - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Apple Inc. said the iPad will hit stores next month, a few days later than expected but not enough to rattle investors eager to see how consumers respond to the new device.

Google Targets Microsoft With DocVerse Deal

Wall Street Journal - Jessica E. Vascellaro - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Stepping up its fight against Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. acquired DocVerse, a technology startup that allows people to edit Microsoft Office files online.

Protection delayed for greater sage grouse

Los Angeles Times - Jim Tankersley - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Interior Department gives the Western bird 'warranted but precluded' status under the Endangered Species Act, meaning its case will be revisited later.

Film Review: Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" is Better than "Avatar"

Seattle Post Global - Bill White - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Unable to imagine a title better suited to current 3D technology than “Alice in Wonderland,” I am happy to report that Tim Burton's new version of the Lewis Carroll stories fulfills James Cameron's empty boast of initiating a new era in ...

Michelle Delamor 'Questioned' Singing Creed On 'American Idol'

MTV.com - Katie Byrne - ‎1 hour ago‎
'I feel that I still did give my own style to it, but I maybe should have chosen a different song,' she says. By Katie Byrne While she didn't get a lot of screen time before the semifinals, Michelle Delamor established herself as season nine's resident ...

Conan Twitter Tracker: The End

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Look, Conan, when you were doing the elusive celebrity Twitter thing -- not following anyone but wanting to be followed by all -- you were cool.

Ravens get WR Boldin in trade with Cardinals

The Associated Press - David Ginsburg - ‎19 minutes ago‎
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Ravens couldn't pass up the opportunity to add a talented pass catcher to their roster: three-time Pro Bowl standout Anquan Boldin.
Ravens bet big with Boldin deal National Football Post

Pistons-Cavaliers Preview

USA Today - Dick Bavetta - ‎42 minutes ago‎
(Sports Network) - LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers shoot for their sixth straight win Friday when they welcome Central Division rival Detroit to Quicken Loans Arena.

Roethlisberger accused in new sexual assault case

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ben Roethlisberger is back in the news, the kind that could have serious ramifications for the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault according to police in Milledgeville, Ga.

Recalls: McCormick mixes, spinach dips, soup

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
The following recalls have been announced: _ McCormick & Company is recalling certain best buy and product codes of McCormick French Onion dip mix, McCormick vegetable dip mix, McCormick onion gravy mix and McCormick corn bread stuffing.

Education should accompany prostate screening, new guidelines say

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎16 hours ago‎
The American Cancer Society says doctors should tell their patients about the test's risks and benefits before administering it.

Street Cheers Prospects For InterMune Drug

Forbes - Kelsey Swanekamp - ‎5 hours ago‎
High hopes for the approval of an experimental lung disease drug had shares of InterMune flying Friday. Briefing documents released by the Food and Drug Administration suggested a more positive attitude from the adminstration towards the company's new ...
InterMune jumps on FDA review Investor's Business Daily

French warship team destroys pirate boats

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Twenty-eight suspected pirates were taken into custody Friday by the European Union Naval Force after a handful of failed attacks on fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean, the EU mission said.

Closing of Rest Stops Stirs Anger in Arizona

New York Times - Jennifer Steinhauer - ‎Mar 4, 2010‎
Motorist drove past a sign indicating that the Wickenberg/Hassayampa rest stop along US route 60 is closed in Arizona. By JENNIFER STEINHAUER PHOENIX - The people of Arizona kept their upper lips stiff when officials mortgaged off the state's executive ...

Top 10 spooky sleep disorders

msnbc.com - Stephanie Pappas - ‎Feb 28, 2010‎
Sleep is supposed to be a time of peace and relaxation. Most of us drift from our waking lives into predictable cycles of deep, non-rapid-eye-movement sleep, followed by dream-filled rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep.

Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book

New York Times - Motoko Rich - ‎Feb 28, 2010‎
In the emerging world of e-books, many consumers assume it is only logical that publishers are saving vast amounts by not having to print or distribute paper books, leaving room to pass along those savings to their customers.

Texas police warn spring breakers: Stay out of Mexico border towns

CNN - Arthur Brice - ‎Mar 4, 2010‎
In the past, students were urged to be careful in Mexico, but this year "we decided to step it up," a spokeswoman said. (CNN) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety took the unprecedented step Thursday of telling college students not to visit Mexican ...