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Obama considers reaching out to Taliban

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama said, in an interview published Sunday, that the United States is not winning the war in Afghanistan and hinted at possible talks with moderate elements of the Taliban.

Obama taking big political risk with budget

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Amid a cratering stock market, huge job losses and continuing ad hoc bank interventions, President Obama is risking his presidency on the most ambitious remake of the federal government since Ronald Reagan, raising jitters among moderate Democrats and ...

Sudan's Bashir makes defiant Darfur tour

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Khaled Abdelaziz EL FASHER, Sudan, March 8 (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir flew into Darfur on Sunday to rally supporters in defiance of growing international criticism of his closure of 16 aid groups.

'Women at risk' amid economic woes

Aljazeera.net - ‎8 hours ago‎
The global economic crisis could put more women and girls at risk of violence, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women has said on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Tsvangirai leaves Zimbabwe for rest, treatment

The Associated Press - ‎33 minutes ago‎
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Officials say Zimbabwe's prime minister has left the country to rest and seek medical care after he was injured in a car crash that killed his wife.

2 British soldiers killed in NIreland gun ambush

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Two British soldiers were shot to death and four other people were wounded in a drive-by ambush Saturday night that politicians blamed on Irish Republican Army dissidents.

New chairman Steele shakes up the GOP faithful

Kansas City Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
By JAMES OLIPHANT WASHINGTON | This hasn’t been the smoothest rollout for Michael Steele, the new chairman of the beleaguered Republican Party.

Researchers await federal stem cell funds

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Alan Judd For eight years, scientists have taken extreme measures to continue researching how embryonic stem cells could treat illness and injury.

President says recovery not certain this year

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington —- President Barack Obama said Saturday that he could not assure Americans the economy would begin growing again in 2009.

Did you remember to change your clocks? It’s Daylight Saving Time ...

The Tech Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Steve Ragan - Mar 8 2009, 05:00 Daylight Saving Time, DST for short, is often the cause for missed television shows, missed appointments, and for some the mental block of one hour less sleep.

Surging US Unemployment Rate Puts Pressure on Obama

Bloomberg - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Bob Willis March 7 (Bloomberg) -- The jump in the US unemployment rate to the highest level in a quarter century last month suggests the recession is deeper than the Obama administration forecasts and additional measures may be needed to restart ...

Madoff plea may lead to incrimination of others

Newsday - ‎5 hours ago‎
BY ANTHONY M. DESTEFANO | anthony.destefano@newsday.com Wall Street pariah Bernard Madoff is set to leave his midtown penthouse twice this week, get into a vehicle accompanied by security guards and be driven downtown to federal court.

Kepler starts mission to detect other Earths

CNET News - ‎10 hours ago‎
by CBS Interactive staff The Kepler spacecraft vaulted away from Cape Canaveral late Friday, boosting a powerful space telescope into orbit around the sun for a $591 million mission to search for Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars.

Would-be iPhone developers "pulling their hair out by the roots"

Apple Insider - ‎15 hours ago‎
By Aidan Malley Apple's ability to process iPhone developer contracts is quickly turning into a minor crisis as what was once a smooth process is rapidly turning into a months-long backlog that threatens to keep new developers out of the App Store.

Microsoft Windows 7 to offer opt-outs for users

International Business Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Isabel Gonçalves NEW YORK - Microsoft has apparently submitted to European pressure and has built a feature within Windows 7 that allows users the option to disable Internet Explorer.

'Watchmen' earns $25.1 mil at the box office on Friday

Entertainment Weekly - ‎3 hours ago‎
Friday's box office estimates are in, and Watchmen walked away with a hefty $25.1 million gross on its first full day of release, according to Media by Numbers.

Experts tell Chris Brown to sing 'sorry' song for Rihanna to save ...

New York Daily News - ‎5 hours ago‎
BY Corky Siemaszko With R&B singer Chris Brown's career on the brink and his good name shredded by charges he thrashed his glamorous girlfriend Rihanna, one of Manhattan's top reputation rehabilitators recommended that Brown do what he does best.

AMC's 'Breaking Bad' returns for Season 2

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY JOHN CROOK | Zap2it When "Breaking Bad," the AMC series that returns for its second season Sunday at 10 pm, premiered in January 2008, many viewers didn't know what to make of it.

TO quickly opts for a radical change in NFL scenery

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(03-07) 19:43 PST -- How quickly do you suspect someone will point out how quickly Terrell Owens annoyed the hell out of the Buffalo Bills principal fan base by calling his new employer "North America's Team?
Bills Sign Owens Hartford Courant

Mark Calcavecchia in the hunt at Honda Classic

MiamiHerald.com - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Mark Calcavecchia has had his ups and downs at the Honda Classic. His play after three rounds suggests he is on an upswing in 2009.
GOLF: Yang leads by one at Honda Atlanta Journal Constitution

JJ Putz survives rocky outing, helps US top Canada in WBC

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY Anthony Mccarron Met reliever JJ Putz celebrates after getting final out of Team USA's WBC opener in Toronto. TORONTO - March baseball is usually the realm of flip-flops, sunscreen and a mellow vibe.

Unemployment, COBRA coverage questions

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎7 hours ago‎
Recent columns on unemployment and the federal subsidy for COBRA health coverage have generated a lot of questions from readers. Here are some answers.
COBRA aid for layoffs is confusing Atlanta Journal Constitution
Feds help with COBRA Cherry Hill Courier Post

NW China region reports sharp rise in HIV/AIDS cases

Xinhua - ‎27 minutes ago‎
LANZHOU, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of reported cases of HIV/AIDS rose by 50 percent last year to 216 in northwest China's Gansu Province.

Baby Bottle Makers Ditch BPA

WebMD - ‎Mar 6, 2009‎
By Miranda Hitti March 6, 2009 -- The top six makers of baby bottles in the US have agreed to stop using the polycarbonate plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their bottles.

Spending bill is Obama's budgetary baton

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Janet Hook | Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The wide-ranging spending bill that passed the House and now awaits Senate action is a milestone in the transfer of power in Washington: While attracting little public attention, it is both the last budget ...

Another seismic shift emanates from California -- this time on gay ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thursday's Supreme Court hearing marked another milestone in the battle over same-sex marriage that has pervaded the state for nearly a decade.

Baghdad police attack 'kills 28'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A suicide bomber has killed 28 people at a police recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police say. At least 57 other people were wounded in the attack, which was reported to have been carried out by a bomber who drove his motorcycle into a ...