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Man with grudge kills 10 in Alabama shooting spree

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Mark Wallheiser SAMSON, Alabama (Reuters) - US authorities trying to piece together why a man killed 10 people in the worst rampage in Alabama's history focused on Wednesday on the grudges that he bore.

Rep. Israel won't seek earmarks for for-profits

Newsday - ‎34 minutes ago‎
BY TOM BRUNE | tom.brune@newsday.com WASHINGTON - Rep. Steve Israel is taking President Barack Obama's call for earmark reform to heart - the Huntington Democrat said Wednesday he will no longer seek earmarks that direct federal funds to for-profit ...

The World's Billionaires

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
The richest people in the world have gotten poorer, just like the rest of us. This year the world's billionaires have an average net worth of $3 billion, down 23% in 12 months.

Pakistani Police Arrest Hundreds Of Activists

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Pamela Constable ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 11 Pakistani authorities arrested hundreds of political activists and banned public gatherings in two provinces Wednesday as President Asif Ali Zardari attempted to squelch a massive protest march ...

Northern Ireland stands united despite killings

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even hard-liners appear to have lost their appetite for violence and retaliation after a decade of peace. The killers of two soldiers and a policeman are called 'traitors.

German flags at half mast after school bloodbath

AFP - ‎47 minutes ago‎
WINNENDEN, Germany (AFP) - Germany was in mourning Thursday after a teenage gunman ran amok at a school and the local area, killing at least 15 people and finally himself in a shootout with police.

SC governor evokes Zimbabwe in arguments against stimulus

CNN - ‎40 minutes ago‎
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- The United States faces a Zimbabwe-style economic collapse if it keeps "spending a bunch of money we don't have," South Carolina Gov.

Pelosi Flexes Her Muscles, Draws GOP Ire

FOXNews - ‎56 minutes ago‎
To Democrats, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has emerged as a fearless leader and key ally to President Obama on Capitol Hill; but she also is attracting the kind of partisan ire Newt Gingrich generated during the Clinton years.

Choice of Drug Czar Indicates Focus on Treatment, Not Jail

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Carrie Johnson and Amy Goldstein The White House yesterday said that it will push for treatment, rather than incarceration, of people arrested for drug-related crimes as it announced the nomination of Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske to ...

Japan GDP Shrank 12.1% Last Quarter on Export Slide

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jason Clenfield March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Japan’s economy contracted at the fastest pace since 1974 last quarter as exports, output and business spending collapsed.

Australian Jobless Rate Climbs to 4-Year High of 5.2%

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jacob Greber March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Australia’s jobless rate rose in February to the highest in four years as companies fired full- time workers, adding to signs the nation may be in its first recession in almost two decades.

Obama vows tougher financial regulations while pressing nations on ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
US calls for foreign governments to boost the total commitment to the International Monetary Fund by $500 billion to assure economic aid for poor nations.

Apple releases iTunes 8.1 update

Macworld - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld.com Apple updated its iTunes music jukebox and device-management software to version 8.1 on Wednesday, adding support for the new line of iPod shuffles released earlier in the day, and adding several other new features, ...

Where's My Apple iPod Shuffle Headphone Adapter?

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple released a little bit of a firestorm today with the announcement of its newest iPod Shuffle. The company has shrunk the device to a magnifying-glass-not-included 1.8 by 0.7 by 0.3 inches, but to do so, it's been forced to remove almost all ...

Google's Behavioral Ad Targeting: How to Reclaim Control

PC World - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google has unveiled a new behavioral targeting system that'll read your browsing history, then cater ads based on where you've been.

Nickelodeon had no role in Brown’s decision

MSNBC - ‎30 minutes ago‎
By Courtney Hazlett When Chris Brown pulled himself out of the running for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards via a statement issued March 11, Nickelodeon didn’t have much - if any - role in Brown’s decision or in crafting the announcement.

Levi Johnston confirms: He and Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol ...

New York Daily News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Bill Hutchinson The teen romance that prompted a pregnant pause in Sarah Palin's bid to become US Vice President is over. Levi Johnston said Wednesday night that he will not be Palin's son-in-law, confirming he and Bristol Palin, the mother of his ...

Bravo, 'Idol,' for granting judges veto power

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
"American Idol" has announced a new vote change that takes a little power away from the viewers. And that's a good thing.

No favourites in wide open SEC tournament

The Canadian Press - ‎33 minutes ago‎
TAMPA, Fla. - College basketball in March is about getting hot at the right time. Just ask Georgia, whose shocking run through last year's Southeastern Conference tournament provided proof that anything's possible.

Venezuela beats US to win Group C at WBC

The Associated Press - ‎28 minutes ago‎
TORONTO (AP) - Henry Blanco homered and made a key throw in the ninth inning as Venezuela beat the United States 5-3 on Wednesday night to win Group C at the World Baseball Classic.

Ruoff has 25 points in West Virginia win

The Associated Press - ‎58 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Ruoff scored 25 points, Devin Ebanks had 17 rebounds and West Virginia built a big halftime lead then held off a surge led by Luke Harangody to beat Notre Dame 74-62 Wednesday night in the second round of the Big East tournament.
Luck Of The Irish Runs Out West Virginia MetroNews

Low-level ozone exposure found to be lethal over time

Los Angeles Times - ‎31 minutes ago‎
An 18-year study shows an increased annual risk of death from respiratory illnesses, depending on the pollution level. It goes beyond studies that linked brief ozone spikes to short-term effects.

Missouri gets ‘C’ for mental health care

Bizjournals.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
The National Alliance on Mental Illness issued a national report card Wednesday that gave Missouri a “C” for its public mental health care system.

Mental stress spirals with economy

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY As the economic crisis gathered steam last year, Americans became increasingly stressed out and experienced worsened mental health - a trend that continues today, according to a landmark Gallup-Healthways poll out this week.

Limbaugh versus Carville on hoping presidents fail

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dave Cook | 03.11.09 The blogosphere has been buzzing with comment about a story on Foxnews.com quoting a Monitor breakfast from 2001 where Democratic political strategist James Carville said he hoped George Bush did not succeed.

Tapout founder Charles 'Mask' Lewis dies in Ferrari crash

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Charles Lewis Jr., aka "Mask," founder of the Tapout brand of mixed martial arts apparel label, has died in a Newport Beach car accident, reports our LA Now compatriot Ari B. Bloomekatz.
TapouT creator killed in Ferrari wreck United Press International

Ford touts wage savings, Obama yet to see auto plans

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Poornima Gupta Obama expects the industry will face some form of restructuring, the White House said on Wednesday. The US President believes "we need an auto industry in this country but the auto industry is likely to be one in the future that is ...
Obama creates women's panel The Associated Press