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Analysts' View: Greece gets 85.8 percent take-up for bond swap deal

Reuters -
(Reuters) - Greece claimed a major success for its bond swap offer to private creditors on Friday after it won heavy acceptance for a deal that averts the immediate risk of an uncontrolled default on its massive public debt.
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Web star born: Kony video gets millions of views -
March 08, 2012|Rodney Muhumuza and Jason Straziuso, AP If Joseph Kony lived in relative anonymity before this week, he's an Internet star now.

If Fusion Solid, Doctors Say Manning Safe to Play

ABC News -
Fans hear the words "neck fusion" and wonder why Peyton Manning is even considering playing again, fearful he'll risk a career-ending injury - or worse - the next time he takes a hit.

GOP's latest effort to advance Keystone XL pipeline fails

Los Angeles Times -
The Democratic-led Senate defeats a Republican proposal to include the Keystone XL oil pipeline project in the two-year transportation bill.

'John Carter': Just relax and enjoy the ride

Kansas City Star -
By CONNIE OGLE At almost no time during "John Carter" will you understand what in the name of Edgar Rice Burroughs is going on.

British hostage murder: family's grief 'We knew he was in danger. We are ... -
The parents of Christopher McManus said last night they were “devastated” by their son's death but praised the efforts of those who tried to save him.

Syrian Opposition Leader Rejects Call For Dialogue

by AP BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of Syria's main opposition group says he rejects calls by former UN chief Kofi Annan for dialogue between the government in Damascus and the opposition.

Syrian rebels reject Annan's call for dialogue

Reuters -
By Edmund Blair and Oliver Holmes | CAIRO/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, said he would urge President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to stop fighting and seek a political solution, drawing angry rebukes from dissidents.

No motive known for Pitt psych clinic shooting

San Francisco Chronicle -
(03-08) 23:49 PST Pittsburgh (AP) -- Authorities still don't know why a man armed with two semiautomatic handguns entered the lobby of a psychiatric clinic at the University of Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing one person and wounding seven others.

Bite mark was undoing of ex-policewoman in murder

San Francisco Chronicle -
(03-09) 00:28 PST LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There were no witnesses, no fingerprints, no gun and little forensic evidence when a woman was found slain 26 years ago.

Sherrod firing: emails reveal White House role

Christian Science Monitor -
The Obama administration has released nearly 2000 pages of documents that document communications between the USDA and the West Wing.

Defense to call witnesses in webcam spying case

The Associated Press -
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (AP) - The first defense witnesses to be presented in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate could be a pair of investigators.

China's inflation falls as food prices ease

The Associated Press -
BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation fell sharply in February, giving Beijing more leeway to stimulate its slowing economy. Consumer price inflation declined to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent from January's 4.5 percent, data showed Friday.

Europe Stocks Rise on Greece Deal

Wall Street Journal -
By MICHELE MAATOUK LONDON—-European stocks opened slightly higher Friday, after Greece managed to secure enough commitments from private bondholders to push through a debt restructuring.

Jobs Report 'Exceeded All Expectations'

Wall Street Journal -
By JOSEPH DE AVILA New York City employers in January added the highest number of jobs in a single month in 23 years, according to new figures released Thursday.

Barack Obama campaign trailer outlines challenges

San Francisco Chronicle -
Washington -- In a campaign dominated by 30-second ads and debate sound bites, President Obama's re-election effort is taking a more expansive approach as it begins making its case to voters.

Path ahead for Romney runs South, through heavily evangelical, conservative states

Washington Post -
Mitt Romney's struggle with white evangelical voters doesn't bode well for him as he moves through the GOP presidential primary, with Mississippi and Alabama just ahead.

Obamas have dinner at Washington restaurant with campaign supporters and ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama broke bread with a group of small-dollar donors to his re-election campaign on Thursday, gathering for an intimate dinner in a popular Washington neighborhood.

Angus King's ransom: Which side would he join in Senate?

Politico -
Angus King's candidacy in the Maine Senate race is putting Democratic leaders in an awkward spot: They'd like to embrace him but they can't.

New iPad priced in Europe

Fudzilla -
European retailers have started listing the new iPad and the prices are well within expectations. The entry level 16GB WiFi version is listed at €475 in Germany, while the 32GB model is priced at €100 more, or €575.

Elite hacker arrested in NY cooperated from Day 1

Wall Street Journal -
AP NEW YORK - In his Twitter postings, the elite computer hacker known as "Sabu" urged followers to resist the US government and its agents.

Apple at center of e-book price-fixing allegations

San Francisco Chronicle -
The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and major publishers in a high-profile case that could reshape the digital-books market, driving down prices but also potentially shifting market power from publishers to e-commerce giant Amazon.

Patricia Houston: Whitney looked for love in all the wrong places -
The pop star was changing how she lived, Patricia Houston said, and "it wasn't about substance abuse or anything like that relative to the ... latter days or anything like that." "It was just more of a lifestyle. I was afraid for other things," ...

Syracuse edges out UConn to make Big East tournament semifinals -
NEW YORK (AP) -- Syracuse and Connecticut had another memorable meeting in the Big East tournament. The latest game kept Syracuse's strong season moving toward a No.

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Northwestern's goal suffers hit

Boston Globe -
AP Northwestern had one goal this season - earning its first NCAA Tournament bid. The Wildcats can't do anything more to help themselves now.

Scott Slowing Down and Making Most of It

ABC News -
Adam Scott atop the leaderboard at Doral was somewhat surprising, although it has nothing to do with his game. It just seems as though no one has seen him anywhere this year.

Solar Storm Not Nearly as Bad as Could Have Been

ABC News -
Our high-tech world seems to have weathered a solar storm that was still showing signs of life late Thursday. While some experts think the threat from the solar storm passed by earlier in the day, space weather forecasters said it's still too early to ...

Miles Under the Pacific, a Director Will Take On His Riskiest Project

New York Times -
As a boy, he used to squeeze his body into drainage pipes, snaking along to see how far he could go. As an adult, he made the two top-grossing movies of all time, “Avatar” and “Titanic.

US could bring more common drugs over the counter

Reuters -
By Anna Yukhananov | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prescription drugs to treat some of the most common chronic diseases, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, may become available over the counter under a plan being considered by US regulators.

Cancer scare: Coke, Pepsi alter cola recipes

Times of India -
Coke and Pepsi are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a California law. NEW YORK: Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas as a result of a ...


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