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Santorum takes Kansas; Romney wins Wyoming

WASHINGTON (AP) - The raucous Republican presidential contest rolls into the Deep South this week with a pair of suddenly pivotal and tight races in Alabama and Mississippi.
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Japan mourns tsunami dead; grapples with aftermath

Reuters -
* Sadness mixes with anger among survivors * People disillusioned with leaders, want to move forward * Anti-nuclear protesters urge end to atomic power * PM Noda says Japan will emerge stronger from crisis * Fukushima operator Tepco apologises (Updates ...

American Is Held After Shooting of Civilians in Afghanistan

New York Times -
PANJWAY, Afghanistan - At least 15 civilians were killed when a United States service member walked out from a military base in a rural district of southern Afghanistan and opened fire on three nearby houses, local villagers said Sunday.

Suspect arrested day after judge, sheriff's deputy injured in Wash. courthouse ...

Washington Post -
SEATTLE - A man accused in a courthouse attack in Washington state that left a sheriff's deputy with a gunshot wound and a judge stabbed has been arrested.

New iPad signals Apple's split from Google -
On the vast mobile internet battlefield, it ranks as a small, but significant, manoeuvre. Unlike its desktop forebear, Apple's iPhoto app for the new iPad does not use Google Maps.

Annan to meet again with Syrian president in hopes of agreement

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- After laying out plans aimed at halting the bloodshed in Syria, Kofi Annan, the special UN envoy to the country, will meet again with President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday in hopes of getting answers to his proposals.

Liberman: Hamas responsible for rocket fire from Gaza

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF FM warns terror threat still relevant despite targeted killing of Popular Resistance C'tee leader; Vice PM Ya'alon says Israel not negotiating with Hamas, but delivering message "if you don't shoot, we don't shoot.

Last inmates pardoned by former Mississippi Governor released

Reuters -
By Robbie Ward | STARKVILLE, Mississippi (Reuters) - The last three inmates still in prison who had been pardoned by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour were released on Saturday, two days after the state's highest court cleared the way for their ...

'Game Change': Could Sarah Palin portrayal affect the 2012 election?

Christian Science Monitor -
The HBO movie 'Game Change' details the troubles that Sarah Palin went through in 2008 - which could affect the way a VP candidate is chosen and even President Obama's reelection chances.

Robert Schuller leaves Crystal Cathedral board

News Sentinel -
AP GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Dr. Robert Schuller and his wife Arvella announced "with great sadness" Saturday that they resigned from the board of directors of the Crystal Cathedral, the televangelist ministry he founded four decades ago and made ...

Child killed, 7 relatives injured in Wyo. crash

The Associated Press -
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Highway Patrol says a 6-year-old girl is dead and seven of her relatives are injured following a rollover crash on Interstate 80 in southwestern Wyoming.

Police identify gunman who killed 1 at Pitt clinic

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Joe Mandak and Kevin Begos AP PITTSBURGH - A gunman who killed a worker and shot several other people at a University of Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic lived nearby and used two guns, one of them stolen, as he marched around the clinic, ...

Stocks rise modestly on Feb. jobs report

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Daniel Wagner AP Stocks closed modestly higher Friday after the government's monthly employment report bolstered hopes that the economic recovery is on track.

Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags

CNN International -
By By Shawna Shepherd, CNN Political Producer "For those of you who don't know about Twitter, you send out tweets to 'tweeples,'" Gingrich joked in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Obama Movie, 'The Road We've Traveled,' is Political Propaganda

Yahoo! Contributors Network -
By Mark Whittington By Mark Whittington | Yahoo! Contributor Network - 13 mins ago This story comes from the Yahoo! Contributor Network, where individuals publish their unique perspectives on some of the world's most popular websites.

Obama Plans Big Effort to Build Support Among Women

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - President Obama's re-election campaign is beginning an intensified effort this week to build support among women, using the debate over the new health care law to amplify an appeal that already appears to be benefiting from partisan ...

T-Mobile CMO: subsidized pricing hurts wireless competition, undermines ...

Engadget -
BY JOSEPH VOLPE Could an end to unsubsidized smartphones be on its way for US carriers? If T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman had his way, that familiar on-contract pricing would've gone the way of the Dodo a long time ago.

Is Google privacy shift a net loss? Users differ

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By John Timpane When Google instituted its new privacy policy on March 1, it reignited debate about personal privacy on the Web. If a new Pew Research Center poll is right, we have a split personality about the Internet.

Brad Pitt stages ''mini-Grammys'' show to help New Orleans

Chicago Tribune -
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Every time he crosses the Claiborne Avenue bridge heading east across the New Orleans Industrial Canal, actor Brad Pitt gets a lump in his throat.

Schwarzenegger's son injured in Idaho ski accident

San Francisco Chronicle -
(03-10) 22:04 PST Sun Valley, Idaho (AP) -- The 18-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver says he has been treated for injuries after getting in "a little ski accident" in Idaho.

Peyton Manning visits Cardinals, but team stays quiet

By Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic TEMPE, Ariz. - Quarterback Peyton Manning made the second stop Saturday night in his search for a new team and home, arriving in Arizona.

Andy Murray crashes out in round one at Indian Wells after shock defeat to ... -
Andy Murray suffered a surprise early exit from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Saturday night at the hands of world number 92 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Loss of Rubio hurts surging Wolves, Spain's 2012 Olympic hopes

Wolves rookie sensation Ricky Rubio suffered a torn ACL in the closing seconds against the Lakers on Friday and will miss the remainder of the season.

Big East Conference Tournament Recaps

Chicago Tribune -
New York, NY - Chris Smith scored 15 points, Kyle Kuric had 13 and Louisville captured the Big East Tournament for the second time in four years Saturday with a 50-44 win over Cincinnati in the title game.

Lower-rung NFL teams searching for an identity

San Francisco Chronicle -
There are charts that NFL teams use to determine the fairness of trades involving draft picks. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has his own chart, and when he looked at it to see what he should offer to move up from No.

Strong solar flares still shooting out from active spot on sun

Fox News -
The biggest solar storm since 2006 reached earth Thursday morning.NASA/AP The sun is continuing its active streak this week, firing off another solar flare late Thursday (March 8) from the same region that produced this week's strong solar storm.

Microraptor modeled 'Anna Wintour special' to entice mates

The State Column -
Microraptors, tiny four-winged dinosaurs that flourished approximately 120 million years ago in northeastern China, allured mates with sexy polychromatic feathers, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Great Lakes ice coverage falls 71 percent over 40 years, researcher says -
Snow cover lingered in the Great Lakes region on Feb. 16, 2008, as shown by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite.

LSD 'helps alcoholics to give up drinking'

BBC News -
One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s.

Gerber Baby Foods Recalled Because Of Strange Smell

Medical News Today -
The FDA and the Gerber Products Company yesterday announced the recall and replacement of Gerber Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula, in 23.2 ounce plastic packaging.


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