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Democrats seek healthcare consensus

Los Angeles Times - Noam N. Levey, Janet Hook - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Reporting from Washington - Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill worked throughout the day Thursday seeking intraparty agreements over abortion, federal insurance subsidies and other issues in a healthcare package they ...

Sen. Reid's wife breaks back, neck in crash

USA Today - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTONlandra - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife and daughter were hospitalized Thursday after their minivan was rear-ended by tractor-trailer truck on an interstate in suburban Virginia, authorities said.

Aftershocks a reality check for Chilean President Sebastián Piñera

Washington Post - Juan Forero - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Chile begins to recover from the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country early Saturday, Feb. 27, and caused a tsunami that damaged the country's coastal region and put other countries throughout the Pacific on alert.

Greece Grinds to a Halt Amid General Strike

Wall Street Journal - Alkman Granitsas - ‎50 minutes ago‎
ATHENS—Flights were grounded and trains suspended amid a nationwide general strike Thursday, as Greek police fought running street battles with anarchist youths in fresh and violent signs of anger at the government's austerity plans ...

PA fears East Jerusalem building will make it look weak

Ha'aretz - Avi Issacharoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Palestinian Authority will not begin indirect talks with Israel unless construction in the settlements, including in East Jerusalem, is completely frozen, PA President Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab League on ...

Ayad Allawi accuses Nouri al-Maliki's group of fraud in bid to retain power

Times Online - Oliver August - ‎2 hours ago‎
The threat of violent protests loomed over Iraq yesterday as the country's leading opposition politician said that there was widespread fraud in last week's elections.

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Obama picks charities to which he'll donate Nobel prize cash award

Washington Post - Scott Wilson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Three months after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama announced Thursday the 10 charities that will benefit from his $1.4 million cash award.

Andrew Cuomo hands over probes of Gov. Paterson to retired Appeals Chief ...

New York Daily News - Kenneth Lovett, Greg B. Smith - ‎36 minutes ago‎
ALBANY - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo handed off the politically red-hot probes of Gov. Paterson on Thursday - clearly hoping not to get burned any more.

Obama Outlines Drive To Raise US Exports

New York Times - Javier C. Hernandez, Sewell Chan - ‎59 minutes ago‎
President Obama on Thursday announced a broad effort to promote American goods overseas, hoping to bolster competitiveness abroad and create jobs in the United States.

Report Details How Lehman Hid Its Woes as It Collapsed

New York Times - Michael J. de la Merced, Andrew Ross Sorkin - ‎1 hour ago‎
It is the Wall Street equivalent of a coroner's report - a 2200-page document that lays out, in new and startling detail, how Lehman Brothers used accounting sleight of hand to conceal the bad ...

Democrats Push Ahead on Finance Bill

New York Times - Sewell Chan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Senator Christopher J. Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. By SEWELL CHAN WASHINGTON - Democrats said on Thursday that they would go it alone in an effort to pass an overhaul of financial regulation, ...

Nikkei hits 7-week high as yen helps, eyes on BOJ

Reuters - Aiko Hayashi, Joseph Radford - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average hit a seven-week high on Friday as exporters such as Honda Motor gained on a weaker yen amid speculation that the Bank of Japan may take additional steps to ease monetary policy.

Apple to accept US iPad preorders starting at 8:30 am Eastern

Apple Insider - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By AppleInsider Staff Apple is set to take preorders for its highly anticipated iPad multimedia device Friday, and the company's Web site will begin accepting advance orders from customers at 8:30 am Eastern, 5:30 am Pacific.

Microsoft Xbox Passes Nintendo Wii as Top US Console Seller

BusinessWeek - Adam Satariano - ‎1 hour ago‎
March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 overtook Nintendo Co.'s Wii to become the best-selling game console in the US for the first time in more than two years, helped by the introduction of the “BioShock 2” shooting title.

Rumor: iPhone OS 4.0 Update Adds Multitasking

PC World - Daniel Ionescu - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The iPhone will finally support multitasking for third-party apps as part of Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 release, according to AppleInsidier sources.

'American Idol' names its season 9 Top 12: Did voters get it right?*

Entertainment Weekly - Michael Slezak - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Aaaaand we're on to the finals! After tens of thousands of auditioners, 20 individual episodes, and a glory note from Jermayyy-eee-aay-eee-aay-eee-uhh-nnn-uh Sellers that lasted the entire month of February, American Idol's troubling ...

Corey Haim Died Due To An Enlarged Heart, Manager Says

MTV.com - Kelley L. Carter - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Late actor's mom was told that an early autopsy points to pulmonary congestion as the cause of death, manager tells CNN. By Kelley L. Carter Preliminary reports reveal that 1980s heartthrob Corey Haim died of an enlarged heart with water-filled lungs, ...

Not much green for 'Green Zone'

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The action film faces a disappointing debut behind still-dominant 'Alice,' pre-release surveys show. By Ben Fritz Moviegoers would rather escape to "Wonderland," it appears, than visit the "Green Zone" this weekend.

Irish Upset Pitt

New York Times - Kevin Armstrong - ‎27 minutes ago‎
A grind-it-out halfcourt offense and timely defense enabled seventh-seeded Notre Dame to upset No. 2 Pitt, 50-45, in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

No. 21 Oklahoma State uses early run to put away Kansas

ESPN - ‎59 minutes ago‎
AP KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andrea Riley scored 37 points, Toni Young added 16 and Oklahoma State (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) put away Kansas 76-69 on Thursday in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
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Georgia Tech 62, North Carolina 58

ESPN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
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Panel Urges New Look at Caesarean Guidelines

New York Times - Denise Grady - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
A panel of medical experts on Wednesday recommended steps to reverse a trend that has dismayed many pregnant women: the increasing difficulty of finding doctors and hospitals that will let a woman try to give birth normally if she has ...

Health Buzz: Recall of Salmonella-Tainted Products Expands

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Department of Agriculture has recalled 1.7 million pounds of ready-to-eat beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that contain a flavoring ingredient probably tainted by salmonella, the Associated Press reports.

Long-Term Use of Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Fractures

U.S. News & World Report - Kathleen Doheny - ‎6 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of oral drugs prescribed to keep osteoporosis at bay may be associated with unusual fractures of the thigh bone, two new studies suggest.

11 things George Clooney might've been upset about

CNN - Ami Angelowicz - ‎Mar 8, 2010‎
According to The Frisky, there are several reasons why George Clooney appeared upset at the Academy Awards last night. (The Frisky) -- Was is just me, or did George Clooney seem upset at the Oscars last night?

2010 Oscars: Worst Dressed

Wonderwall - Kat Giantis - ‎Mar 8, 2010‎
Grope for the Best: Charlize Theron is no stranger to taking style risks at the Oscars. Remember when she unleashed the shoulder bow that ate Cleveland?

Oscar Winners Try to Keep Whale Off Sushi Plates

New York Times - Jennifer Steinhauer - ‎Mar 8, 2010‎
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - It is sport among black belt sushi eaters here to see just how daring one's palate can be. But even among the squid-chomping, roe-eating and uni-nibbling fans, whale is almost unheard of on the plate.

Girl Welcomed To Womanhood With 4-Page Pamphlet

The Onion (satire) - ‎Mar 8, 2010‎
CLEARWATER, KS—Sitting alone in the school nurse's office, local student Vanessa McMillan, 12, was welcomed to the most beautiful and special time in her life Tuesday by a four-page educational pamphlet.

Police: Woman Crashes Car While Shaving Bikini Area

AOL News - ‎Mar 8, 2010‎
Such is the case in the Florida Keys, where police say a 37-year-old woman crashed her 1995 Ford Thunderbird into another car as she attempted to shave her bikini area.