Reuters - - 33 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A television producer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to trying to extort $2 million from US talk show host David Letterman by threatening to reveal his affairs with women who worked on his late-night program on CBS.
TV producer admits attempting Letterman shakedown BusinessWeek
New York Times - - 16 minutes ago
For anyone who cares about medical costs - which is to say anyone who cares about the take-home pay of American families or about the budget deficit - President Obama's health reform plan is a terribly mixed bag.
Democrats' full-court press on healthcare reform Christian Science Monitor
Republicans work to split Democrats, block health-care bill Washington Post
Ha'aretz - - 52 minutes ago
US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Jerusalem yesterday was not free of embarrassing moments. The first occurred at the President's Residence, at the start of a meeting between Biden and President Shimon Peres.
US slams new J'lem homes approval Jerusalem Post
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New York Times - - 27 minutes ago
WASHINGTON –A Pennsylvania woman who called herself “JihadJane” was tied Tuesday to an alleged assassination plot of a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the the prophet Mohammed atop the body of a dog.
Washington Post - - 22 minutes ago
Just seven minutes into Glenn Beck's hour-long interview of Eric Massa on Tuesday evening, things had already gone very wrong.
Massa speaks to Glenn Beck on FOX USA Today
Eric Massa's (Unintentional) Gift to the White House Atlantic Online
The Associated Press - - 1 hour ago
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California jury has recommended death for convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala in the 1970s slayings of four women and a 12-year-old girl.
Orange County jury orders death for Alcala for third time Los Angeles Times (blog)
Jurors recommend death for Alcala Los Angeles Independent
Wall Street Journal - - 47 minutes ago
Toyota Motor Corp. and federal investigators probed the latest report of sudden acceleration Tuesday, a dramatic incident on a California highway that ricocheted around the Internet.
Feds to probe cause of runaway Prius in California BusinessWeek
Reuters - - 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) - The Pentagon may speed up awarding a multibillion-dollar aerial tanker contract after Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.
Boeing's sole-bidder status could be costly MarketWatch
Tanker 'Soap Opera' May Not End With Northrop Pass BusinessWeek
Reuters - - 54 minutes ago
LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) - Facet Biotech Corp (FACT.O) has agreed to be acquired by Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) for $27 a share, topping a failed hostile offer of $17.50 a share made last year by Biogen Idec Inc (BIIB.
Abbott To Buy Facet For $722 Mln, Adding To Pipeline Wall Street Journal
BusinessWeek - - 9 minutes ago
Want to be the first one on your block with a 3-D television? It will cost you about $3000. Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in US stores this week, inaugurating what manufacturers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the ...
ChannelWeb - - 2 hours ago
Microsoft released two "important" patches for its March Patch Tuesday release, plugging eight vulnerabilities in Windows and Office, while warning users about another zero-day attack in Internet Explorer.
Excel, Windows Movie Maker Patched PC Magazine
Microsoft Fixes Eight Bugs, Warns Of IE Zero-Day InformationWeek
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Reuters - - 7 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The actress Lindsay Lohan has sued E*Trade Financial Corp for $100 million, saying a "milkaholic" baby girl who appeared in a recent commercial was modeled after her.
Lindsay Lohan sues E-Trade for $100 million Entertainment Weekly
Vanity Fair - - 2 hours ago
Photograph of Vince Lombardi by Nate Fine/NFL. Photograph of Robert De Niro from PatrickMcMullan.com. Every great sports movie can be boiled down to its memorable quotes.
De Niro to play role of Lombardi in movie The Reporter
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Los Angeles Times - - 1 hour ago
"The Hurt Locker" won six Oscars on Sunday, including trophies for director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal. But even before the film won the top awards, the duo already had plans to collaborate again on the South America-set thriller ...
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Reuters - - 2 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Willie Davis, the speedy former All-Star center fielder who spent most of his 18-season Major League Baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died at the age of 69.
New York Times - - 1 hour ago
BOCA RATON, Fla. - NHL general managers moved closer Tuesday to recommending measures to penalize certain shoulder checks to the head, league officials said.
Reuters - - 3 hours ago
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Inoculating children against flu protects more people of all ages in the larger community, probably because young people tend to spread viruses through physical play, Canadian researchers said on Tuesday.
Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated BusinessWeek
CBS News - - 1 hour ago
Emotions are running high in Washington as the push for a House vote for health care reform approaches. As Nancy Cordes reports, protesters directed their anger at the insurance company.
Business Buys Ads vs. Health Overhaul Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times - - 2 hours ago
After the procedure, the donors live as long or longer than those in the general population. By Thomas H. Maugh II People who donate a kidney to a sick friend or relative live at least as long as others in the general population and may, in fact, ...
New York Times - - Mar 3, 2010
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Daily Mail - - Mar 5, 2010
A man of 22 died in agony of dehydration after three days in a leading teaching hospital. Kane Gorny was so desperate for a drink that he rang police to beg for their help.
New York Times - - Mar 8, 2010
Eusebio Sáez Mozos, a farmer from El Villar, Spain, near Puertollano, sold a piece of land that was used for a solar installation during Spain's solar industry boom.
Ars Technica - - Mar 6, 2010
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The Business Insider - Mar 5, 2010
The origins of Facebook have been in dispute since the very week a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg launched the site as a Harvard sophomore on February 4, 2004.