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'Talks won't stop until breakthrough'

Jerusalem Post - Rebecca Anna Stoil - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will continue until a breakthrough occurs toward direct negotiations, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday ...

Obama takes hard-sell health pitch to Pa.

USA Today - Richard Wolf - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Spencer Platt, Getty Images By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY GLENSIDE, Pa. - President Obama stepped up pressure Monday on his fellow Democrats to retool the nation's health care system, decrying those who put politics above policy.

Region Unimpressed by Balloting in Iraq

New York Times - Michael Slackman - ‎36 minutes ago‎
CAIRO - Elections across this region have long been viewed as not much more than window dressing to tidy up the image of authoritarian leaders and absolute monarchs eager for greater legitimacy.
Iraqi Vote Sustains US Plans Wall Street Journal

Marking International Women's Day

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
March 8th honors girls and women around the world and brings attention to issues affecting their lives. Photo: AP The United Nations says one in five women worldwide will be the victim of a sexual assault in their lifetime.

Massacres Shake Uneasy Nigeria

Wall Street Journal - Will Connors - ‎23 minutes ago‎
DOGO NAHAWA, Nigeria— The attackers came at night and surrounded this small farming village, firing shots in the air to scare residents from their homes.

Turkey lowers quake death toll to 51

Xinhua - ‎3 hours ago‎
ANKARA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck east Turkey early Monday killed 51 and injured dozens, local government said, a lower toll than earlier reported.

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Departing Congressman Assails Democrats

New York Times - Raymond Hernandez - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Representative Eric J. Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York accused of sexually harassing a male aide, charged in a radio interview over the weekend that Democratic Party leaders were behind an effort to drive him ...
Eric Massa exits House, but not quietly Christian Science Monitor

Justices to Hear Case of Protesters at a Marine's Funeral

New York Times - Adam Liptak - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the father of a Marine killed in Iraq may sue protesters who picketed his son's funeral with signs that read “God Hates You” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.

PA Democrats pick candidate for Murtha's seat

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mark Critz, a former aide to the late Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., will be the Democratic candidate in a May 18 special election to fill out the remaining seven months of his former boss' term.

Boeing's Bawling Pays Off

Forbes - Brian Wingfield - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Northrop Grumman's decision to not participate in tanker competition shows the effectiveness of contract protests. WASHINGTON -- Northrop Grumman may be down, but it's certainly not out.

41.3M viewers accept Oscar; awards shows on the 'upswing'

USA Today - Gary Levin - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Oscar gold rubbed off on ABC Sunday as the top-rated awards show had its biggest audience in five years. The 3½-hour-plus ceremony averaged 41.3 million viewers, up 5 million from last year, as a widened field of 10 ...

China spreads out FX reserves risk -currency chief

Reuters - Zhou Xin, Alan Wheatley - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING, March 9 (Reuters) - China's $2.4 trillion stockpile of foreign exchange reserves is appropriately diversified in dollars, euro and yen and is not used for short-term speculation in the currency markets, ...

HP's Windows 7 Slate Strikes at the iPad

Wired News - Priya Ganapati - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Apple iPad's Oscar debut on millions of TVs may have been the talk of the town Monday morning, but not for long. Rival PC maker HP has launched a sneak attack on the iPad.

Valve games, Steam headed to Macs

CNET - Dong Ngo - ‎1 hour ago‎
It looks like gamers can finally start taking the Mac platform seriously. Confirming recent stirrings, Valve announced Monday that it will bring its gaming service Steam, and Source, its proprietary gaming engine, to Macs.

NewEgg Confirms Fake Core i7s, Apologizes

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Online retailer NewEgg said late Monday that it has confirmed that a shipment of Core i7s were indeed fake, and that it had broken off its supply relationship with IPEX, the supplier.

Lil Wayne's Jail Time Is An 'Eye-Opener,' Young Jeezy Says

MTV.com - Shaheem Reid - ‎2 hours ago‎
'It's evident that nobody's safe,' Lloyd Banks says about rappers not being above the law. By Shaheem Reid Now that Lil Wayne has been sentenced to one year in prison following several delays, the reality is setting in for his fans and friends.

PREACH IT! Through the Oscar hypefest, Sandra Bullock keeps it real

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sandra Bullock has called fellow actor and Oscar contender Meryl Streep an “awesome broad.” But Bullock is shaping up to be a gal's gal herself.

Oscar winner 'The Cove' to become the basis of a new TV series

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
EXCLUSIVE: Fans of "The Cove," the environmentally themed film that won the best documentary Oscar last night, will be happy to know there's more where that came from.

This UConn streak stands alone

Yahoo! Sports - Jeremy Stone - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The 2008-10 Connecticut Huskies surpassed their 2001-03 counterparts with their 71st consecutive victory, a win against fifth-seeded - and sixth-ranked - Notre Dame.

Cleveland Browns deal for Seattle QB Seneca Wallace

Plain Dealer - Cleveland Browns - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Plain Dealer staff and wire reports AP photoSeneca Wallace has thrown for 25 touchdowns in eight years as an NFL reserve quarterback.

Steelers also sign safety Allen

ESPN - Adam Schefter, John Clayton - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The Pittsburgh Steelers made several moves Monday, including re-signing safety Ryan Clark and bringing back former wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Women who drink moderately less likely to gain weight

USA Today - Nanci Hellmich - ‎2 hours ago‎
Healthy-weight women who drink a light to moderate amount of alcohol - no more than two servings a day of red wine, white wine, beer or liquor - tend to gain less weight over time than non-drinkers, says a study in Monday's ...

Sleep Habits Revealed in New Survey

FOXNews - ‎6 hours ago‎
African-Americans and Hispanics are 10 times more likely to report having sex about every night than Asians, who seem to get the best sleep, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation.

UNAIDS: Funding cuts could lead to HIV 'nightmare'

The Associated Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - Cuts in donor funding could cause an HIV "nightmare," the United Nations' AIDS agency chief warned Monday.

How Pandora Slipped Past the Junkyard

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎Mar 7, 2010‎
OAKLAND, Calif. - Tim Westergren recently sat in a Las Vegas penthouse suite, a glass of red wine in one hand and a truffle-infused Kobe beef burger in the other, courtesy of the investment bankers who were throwing a party to ...

'They Need to Be Liberated From Their God'

Wall Street Journal - Matthew Kaminski - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
The 'Son of Hamas' author on his conversion to Christianity, spying for Israel, and shaming his family. By MATTHEW KAMINSKI 'I absolutely know that in anybody's eyes I was a traitor," says Mosab Hassan Yousef.

New Rocket Engine Could Reach Mars in 40 Days

Space.com - Jeremy Hsu - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
Future Mars outposts or colonies may seem more distant than ever with NASA's exploration plans in flux, but the rocket technology that could someday propel a human mission to the red planet in as little as 40 days may already exist.

Why Obama Will Ultimately Win With Health Care

FOXNews - Ellen Ratner - ‎Mar 5, 2010‎
The Democrats may lose seats in the mid-term elections but in the end getting access to health care and eliminating the games played by the health insurance industry will make many reticent Americans come over to the Obama side.

China's Cyberposse

New York Times - Leo Jung - ‎Mar 3, 2010‎
By TOM DOWNEY The short video made its way around China's Web in early 2006, passed on through file sharing and recommended in chat rooms.