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Oscar Night Suspense, Then Poof! Cable's Back

New York Times - Nr Kleinfield - ‎41 minutes ago‎
There was buy an antenna. There was squeeze in front of the computer (really hard with 20 or 30 guests, and munchies). There was find a friend - any friend - in Manhattan.

Iraqi Voters Defy Violence

Wall Street Journal - Charles Levinson - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Rescuers searched for bodies under the rubble after a blast leveled a building in northeastern Baghdad. BAGHDAD—Despite a spasm of violence early Sunday, Iraqis flocked to the polls in what appeared to be large numbers, ...

Oscar curtain rises, "Up" wins best animated film

Reuters - Bob Tourtellotte, Mary Milliken - ‎44 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Reuters) - The curtain rose on Sunday for Hollywood's big night, the Oscars, with family movie "Up" winning best animated film and Christoph Waltz taking the trophy for best supporting actor in "Inglourious ...

Palestinians, Skeptical, Agree to Talks With Israel

New York Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By AP RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - A skeptical Palestinian leadership agreed Sunday to hold United States-mediated peace talks with Israel for four months, effectively ending a 14-month breakdown in communications between the two sides.

Pakistani intelligence sources say Californian Al Qaeda member arrested

Los Angeles Times - Anna Gorman, Greg Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
A US counter-terrorism official says the CIA is looking into reports of Adam Gadahn's capture, but could not immediately confirm his arrest.

China Signals Defiance on US Relations

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Batson, Terence Poon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sounded a defiant note in a briefing Sunday, telling reporters it is up to the US to mend frayed relations, which he said were hurt by American arms sales to Taiwan and by ...

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Police: Remains of California teen Amber DuBois found

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amber DuBois, of the San Diego, California, area, was last seen walking to school in February 2009. (CNN) -- The remains of Amber DuBois, a 14-year-old San Diego, California-area girl who was missing for more than a year, have been found, ...

Healthcare overhaul comes down to Pelosi and Obama

Los Angeles Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
A bill's fate depends on whether the House Speaker can land enough votes - and whether the president can take control of the debate, which Democrats complain he has not done.

Oregon State Treasurer Westlund Dies at 60

ABC News - ‎21 minutes ago‎
AP Oregon state treasurer Ben Westlund, who helped stabilize the Oregon college savings plan after one of its managers posted big losses, has died after a long battle with lung cancer.
Treasurer Westlund dies at age 60 Portland Business Journal

China central bank chief: Yuan policy to change

MarketWatch - Phani Kumar - ‎33 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Chinese central bank Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan said China will in due course move away from its current currency-exchange policy, indicating Beijing doesn't plan to keep the yuan's de-facto peg to the ...

AIG Will Sell Alico Unit to MetLife

Wall Street Journal - Serena Ng, Jeffrey Mccracken - ‎2 hours ago‎
American International Group Inc. and MetLife Inc. were putting finishing touches Sunday on a widely anticipated, $15.5 billion deal for AIG's second-largest foreign life-insurance business, ...

China teams with Shell for $3.3bn bid for Arrow Energy

The Australian - Matt Chambers - ‎43 minutes ago‎
An Arrow Energy employee works on the gas line to the Daandine field at the company's coal-seam gas operations in Dalby, Queensland.

President To Defend NASA Aim

Wall Street Journal - Andy Pasztor - ‎1 hour ago‎
The White House is launching a political counterattack to fend off escalating congressional criticism of its proposals to outsource US manned space missions to private industry.

Microsoft Gives Rival Browsers a Lift

New York Times - Eric Pfanner - ‎7 hours ago‎
PARIS - Rivals of Microsoft's market-leading Web browser have attracted a flurry of interest since the company, fulfilling a regulatory requirement, started making it easier for European users of its Windows operating system to switch.
Browser Wars? Tucson Citizen

Steve Jobs spotted at the Oscars, iPad ad runs

CNET - Caroline McCarthy - ‎2 hours ago‎
Is this Steve Jobs? Hint: He's to the right of the woman in the white dress. He wasn't lining up for an interview with Ryan Seacrest about what designer made his suit, but a few eagle-eyed bloggers on location at the 82nd Academy ...

The popular Mr. Clooney and other Oscar vignettes

The Associated Press - Beth Harris - ‎53 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Sandra Bullock moved serenely down the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars, smiling and joking with media jammed in behind a hedge.

Oscars stay predictable in early awards

Los Angeles Times - Susan King - ‎41 minutes ago‎
We're several awards into the 82nd annual Academy Awards, and it's all going according to the oddsmakers. The trophy for original song went to Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart).
82nd Academy Awards Hollywood Reporter

Steve Martin And Alec Baldwin Open The Oscars

MTV.com - Josh Wigler - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Jokes aimed at Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren and themselves were accompanied by a Neil Patrick Harris musical number. By Josh Wigler The 82nd Academy Awards began in earnest by utilizing one of the ceremony's most time-honored traditions - an elaborate ...

Edwards and Keselowski 'have at it' again

USA Today - Paul Newberry - ‎1 hour ago‎
HAMPTON, Ga. - When NASCAR officials told the drivers to "have at it," this surely wasn't what they had in mind. A feud between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski boiled over Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ...

College basketball: San Jose State's Adrian Oliver on All-WAC first team

San Jose Mercury News - ‎19 minutes ago‎
AP San Jose State senior guard Adrian Oliver was selected to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team, the league announced Sunday.

Despite third consecutive loss, Kobe Bryant happy with team's effort

Orlando Sentinel - Tania Ganguli - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Elbows and jaws flapped liberally. There were pushes and shoves and technical fouls. The Magic and Lakers played a March regular-season game with the intensity of a playoff game that meant so much more than just one ...

Researchers: AIDS virus can hide in bone marrow

The Associated Press - Randolph E. Schmid - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The virus that causes AIDS can hide in the bone marrow, avoiding drugs and later awakening to cause illness, according to new research that could point the way toward better treatments for the disease.

DC to be first US city to give away free female condoms to fight HIV/AIDS

Washington Post - Darryl Fears - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
The District will become the first city in the United States to distribute female condoms free, part of a project that will make 500000 of them available in beauty salons, convenience stores and high schools in parts of the city with ...

Vitamin D deficiency is why you get flu and other infections

Food Consumer - David Liu - ‎3 hours ago‎
A new study led by researchers at the University of Copenhagen has confirmed that vitamin D plays an important role in activating immune defenses against infectious diseases like flu.

Leviathans may battle in remote depths

Los Angeles Times - ‎Mar 6, 2010‎
New studies suggest that great white sharks may migrate so they can dine on giant squids. A great white shark drags buoys after taking the bait.

What Were They Thinking?

Wall Street Journal - Christopher Buckley - ‎13 hours ago‎
The very first political joke I ever heard was in 1963, when I was 11, and it went like this: Did you hear that Profumo is the worst carpenter in history?

Punky Brewster on Being Grownup and in Charge

Fox Small Business Center - Suzanne Zionts - ‎Mar 4, 2010‎
The child-actor-turned business owner Soleil Moon Frye talks shop, work-life balance and also shares her source of inspiration. Photo Credit: Meeno Peluce Soleil Moon Frye, former child-star of Punky Brewster, today is all grown up ...

The Wal-Mart Hippies

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Mar 4, 2010‎
About 40 years ago, a social movement arose to destroy the establishment. The people we loosely call the New Left wanted to take on The Man, return power to the people, upend the elites and lead a revolution.

Spy chips hidden in 2.5 million dustbins as council snoopers plan pay-as-you ...

Daily Mail - Steve Doughty - ‎Mar 4, 2010‎
The growing threat of a stealth tax on the rubbish we throw away was exposed by startling figures yesterday. More than 2.5million homes now have wheelie bins fitted with microchips to weigh their contents.