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Shooting Spree Terrifies Small Ala. Towns

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By CYNTHIA McFADDEN and BILL McGUIRE At least 10 people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a shooting rampage in southern Alabama by a lone gunman, according to the FBI.

State senators grapple over voter ID law

Houston Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JAY ROOT AP Harry Cabluck AP Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, background, responds to a parliamentary inquiry by Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, foreground, during the session in the Texas Senate Tuesday.

Madoff guilty plea expected; trustee's found only $1B so far

USA Today - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By Louis Lanzano, AP By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY NEW YORK - Bernard Madoff is expected to plead guilty to 11 criminal charges with a combined maximum penalty of 150 years in prison, enough to all but ensure the disgraced financier dies behind bars, ...

Blast Kills Dozens in Iraqi Market

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Anthony Shadid BAGHDAD, March 10 -- In the second devastating suicide bombing in three days, an assailant Tuesday detonated explosives in a crowded market as tribal leaders prepared for a reconciliation meeting, killing as many as 33 people and ...
2nd suicide bombing perils Iraqi alliances International Herald Tribune

Northern Ireland Is Shocked by Spate of Violence

Washington Post - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Kevin Sullivan CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland, March 10 -- Matt Thompson was watching television Monday evening when he heard a sound he had never wanted to hear again: two loud gunshots.

US-China tension complicates minister's visit

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused China on Tuesday of adopting a more aggressive military stance in the South China Sea as a naval confrontation caused anger in Beijing and raised tension before a US visit by China's ...

Message from Charles Freeman

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
To all who supported me or gave me words of encouragement during the controversy of the past two weeks, you have my gratitude and respect.

Obama backs teacher merit pay, charter schools

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embracing ideas that have provoked hostility from members of teachers unions.

Behind the Cell Curve

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Kathleen Parker As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology.
Comment by David Prentice
Senior Fellow, Family Research Council

Citi's Long History of Overreach, Then Rescue

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Binyamin Appelbaum Washington Post Staff Writer When Citicorp and Travelers Group agreed on a historic merger in 1998, the heads of the two companies placed a courtesy call to inform the Treasury Department.

Delta to trim trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic flights

USA Today - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Marilyn Adams and Dan Reed, USA TODAY Delta Air Lines (DAL), which has pinned its hopes for success on international expansion, said Tuesday the recession will force it to cut trans-Atlantic flying capacity up to 13% and trans-Pacific flying up to ...

Bernanke Proposes Less Restrictive Rules for Money Funds

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Christopher Condon March 10 (Bloomberg) -- US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said money-market mutual funds may need more regulation, though he didn’t endorse rules backed by former Fed chief Paul Volcker that would treat the industry more ...

Apple Netbook Possible But Unlikely

ChannelWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Damon Poeter, ChannelWeb Rumors are once again swirling that Apple is planning to build a netbook but one Apple reseller thinks the computer maker's plans will be a lot less conventional than simply following the herd of vendors now making cheap, ...

How Vista Mistakes Changed Windows 7 Development

Slashdot - ‎45 minutes ago‎
snydeq writes "For the past several months, Microsoft has engaged in an extended public mea culpa about Vista, holding a series of press interviews to explain how the company's Vista mistakes changed the development process of Windows 7.

Apple founder turns to tech to survive dance competition

Monsters and - ‎3 hours ago‎
San Francisco - After being compared to a Teletubby gone mad, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak turned to Facebook and Twitter Tuesday to help him survive the first round of the popular TV show Dancing With The Stars.

Chris Brown Not Planning to Attend Kids' Choice Awards

People Magazine - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By Michelle Tauber and Lizz Leonard That remains a real possibility now that a rep for Nickelodeon has said the network has no plans to remove Brown, 19, from the running for the favorite male singer award and favorite song for "Kiss Kiss.

Idol Recap - 3/10/09

East Coast Bias - ‎30 minutes ago‎
So we're finally past devastatingly tantalizing close Maryland basketball losses to superior opponents on Tuesday nights. Now we've moved on to embarrassing losses to inferior opponents on Sundays.

Octomom Gets New Pad, Nurses for Octuplets

MSNBC - ‎2 hours ago‎
"People" magazine reports the Suleman family is buying a new home in Orange County, California listed at over $500000 for the 33-year-old single mother and her 14 children.

UConn routs Louisville for Big East title

Sports Network - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - Maya Moore scored 28 points and Tina Charles notched 21 and 15 rebounds as top-ranked Connecticut crushed No.

Surging Garcia gets a shot at No. 1 at Doral WGC event

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Doug Benc, Getty Images By Steve DiMeglio By Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods has sat atop the world golf rankings for nearly 540 weeks during his career and has been No.
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Brian McNamee pumped to defend his Roger Clemens evidence

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY Michael O'Keeffe And Teri Thompson Roger Clemens' lawyer has maintained for more than a year that the bloody gauze pads, syringes and vials Brian McNamee turned over to federal investigators trying to determine if the pitcher perjured himself before ...

Tests could find ovarian cancer early

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON (AP) - Doctors screening women for ovarian cancer were able to pick up the disease about two years earlier than normal, according to a British study published Wednesday.

Ready to act on healthcare

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Nancy-Ann DeParle LAST WEEK, President Obama took a bold step on healthcare: He brought together a wide array of people who have a stake in the healthcare system with the people who have the ability to change it.

Girl recovering after removal of 6 organs, tumor

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Shahreen Abedin NEW YORK (CNN) -- Seven-year-old Heather McNamara was heading home Tuesday, a month after surgery that temporarily removed organs from her digestive tract to allow removal of a tennis ball-size tumor.

US urges China to 'reconsider' Tibet policy

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States urged China to reconsider its policies and pursue dialogue with the Dalai Lama, voicing "deep concern" about human rights in the region 50 years after an uprising.

Soldier Charged in Death of Teen Found at Barracks

FOXNews - ‎46 minutes ago‎
AP Army officials have charged a soldier for the death of a 16-year-old girl on an Army base south of Tacoma, Q13 FOX reported. Private Timothy Bennitt was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Leah King on February 15.

War message found inside Lincoln's watch

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kelly Marshall (CNN) -- A long-hidden message has been discovered inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, the Smithsonian's Museum of American History announced Tuesday.