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Afghan civilian deaths could delay strategic pact with US |

Reuters -
By Ahmad Nadem and Ahmad Haroon | KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The killing of 16 villagers by an American soldier in Afghanistan's south could hurt Washington's efforts to reach a strategic pact with Kabul to allow a long-term US presence in the ...
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Newt, Rick see Southern discomfort for Mitt

New York Daily News -
By Alison Gendar / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both vow they are going to win big in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday.

2 Gaza militants killed in Israeli airstrikes

The Associated Press -
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes targeting rocket-launching operations killed two militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday as Palestinian rocket squads barraged southern Israel, in escalating fighting that has defied international truce ...

Justin Rose wins Cadillac golf - Tiger withdraws

San Francisco Chronicle -
On a day of endless drama at Doral, Justin Rose won his first World Golf Championship event while standing on the practice range. Rose had to make up a three-shot deficit against Bubba Watson and then a two-shot deficit against Keegan Bradley.

Whitney Houston's daughter hears mom talk to her

Baltimore Sun -
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whitney Houston's daughter on Sunday said she still hears her mom encouraging her "keep moving, keep going," and the pop star's sister-in-law revealed new details of the day Houston died in their first public interviews since ...

45 women, children killed in Homs massacre, Syrian opposition says

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- At least 45 women and children were stabbed and burned in the Syrian city of Homs late Sunday, opposition activists said, after peace talks between a UN special envoy and the Syrian regime failed to yield a cease-fire.

Japan marks tsunami anniversary with moment of silence

By Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY ISHINOMAKI, Japan - At 2:46 pm Sunday, a year to the minute since Japan's strongest recorded earthquake, Toshiyuki Momma heard the siren's wail, turned toward the sea and bowed in prayer for all its victims.

Sarkozy Threatens To Pull France Out Of Schengen Zone

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to pull his country out of the visa-free Schengen zone unless the European Union makes progress on blocking illegal immigration.

Keeper of Islamic Flame Rises as Egypt's New Decisive Voice

New York Times -
CAIRO - For more than a dozen years, Khairat el-Shater guided his family of 10 children, his sprawling business empire and Egypt's largest Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, all from a prison cell.

Crystal Cathedral congregation in Calif relocating -
March 11, 2012|AP The Crystal Cathedral is getting a new name and the congregation of the financially struggling Orange County megachurch will relocate, its senior pastor announced Sunday.

Capsized Boat, 4 Bodies Located off Calif Coast

ABC News -
Bodies of four men reported missing after they failed to return from a daylong fishing trip were found floating near a capsized boat off the Southern California coast on Sunday, authorities said.

Maryland college student charged in rampage threat

San Francisco Chronicle -
(03-11) 20:08 PDT College Park, Md. (AP) -- A University of Maryland student has been arrested and charged with posting an Internet threat claiming he planned to go on a shooting rampage on campus hoping to kill as many people as possible.

'Walking Dead': Zombies to Swarm the Farm in Season Finale, the Latest Death ...

AceShowbiz -
Just as Rick is about to explain to Carl what has just happened to another member of the survivors, they see a group of walkers heading to Hershel's house.

Japanese Stocks Climb on Machinery Orders as Oil

Bloomberg -
Asian stocks fell for the first time in three days and commodities and the yuan declined after Chinese exports grew at a slower pace than forecast.

Market Knows Debt Swap Deal Is Profitable: Greece's Finance Minister -
After its second bailout was secured on Friday, Greece has been given a “new starting point” to try and restore its struggling economy to health, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told CNBC.

Delay EU carbon levy, says air industry

Financial Times -
Seven of Europe's leading aviation companies have joined forces to warn the European Union's plans to charge for carbon pollution are jeopardising 2000 jobs and billions of dollars of orders from China.

China's yuan nearing fair value: PBOC's Zhou

MarketWatch -
By Chris Oliver, MarketWatch HONG KONG (MarketWatch) - China's central bank governor said Monday the yuan was approaching fair value against foreign currencies, while also pointing out it was too early to tell if the nation's trade deficit in February ...

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 ...

Robert Gibbs: GOP race is "corrosive"

CBS News -
(CBS News) - A top campaign adviser to President Obama said the long Republican primary has "weakened" that party's candidates for a match-up against Mr.

Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, shows off upcoming Android app

TechCrunch -
Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users today at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.

Apple runs out of new iPads for Friday delivery

Computerworld -
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Apple has sold out of initial supplies of the new iPad in every country where it will launch the tablet on Friday, and is now telling buyers that orders will not ship for up to three weeks.

French actor confirms engagement to Halle Berry: report

Reuters -
| LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French actor Olivier Martinez has confirmed that he and Oscar winner Halle Berry are engaged to be married, the Miami Herald reported.

Actor Michael Madsen arrested after alleged fight with son

Reuters -
(Reuters) - Actor Michael Madsen, known for roles in films such as "Thelma & Louise," was arrested for child cruelty after getting into a fight with his teenage son, authorities said on Saturday.

'21 Jump Street' stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill make an unlikely pair of ...

New York Daily News -
By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS There is no reason to believe that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum would ever work well together in a movie, never mind become good friends.

UDM's top guard will answer your questions about the NCAA tournament at 4:30 ...

Detroit Free Press -
They were home. A case of Gatorade was on the kitchen counter, near a bunch of ripe bananas.- 1:05 am Records: No. 1 seed Michigan State 27-7, 13-5 Big Ten, No.

Celtics' Rajon Rondo is subject of trade talks

Los Angeles Times -
The Lakers and Boston talked last week about a trade involving the dynamic point guard but nothing was close to being accomplished.

Peyton Manning arrived at Cardinals headquarters with coach Ken Whisenhunt -
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Peyton Manning had another marathon session during the second stop in his search for a new team. The free-agent quarterback spent nearly 6 1/2 hours at the Arizona Cardinals' headquarters and training facility on Sunday in meetings ...

Vanderbilt beats No. 1 Kentucky, 71-64 -
Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and Vanderbilt rallied to beat No. 1 Kentucky 71-64 in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game Sunday, ending the Wildcats' 24-game winning streak.

Thornton's treys spark Spartans

Detroit Free Press -
Spartans forward Draymond Green makes a pass against Wisconsin Badgers forward Ryan Evans during the first half Saturday. / Brian Spurlock/US PRESSWIRE By Shawn Windsor INDIANAPOLIS -- Here is what Austin Thornton did to help push his Michigan State ...

Stargazing: Stunning paring of Venus and Jupiter

Pittsburgh Post Gazette -
Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular conjunction in the evening sky this week as Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, have moved to within 3 degrees of each other in the western sky at twilight.

What's Up With The Brooms? -
By Sean Welsh If your Facebook news feed is anything like mine, there has been an odd rash of broom photos lately. I was told it has something to do with planetary alignment.

Take steps to make stairs safer for kids

By Michelle Healy, USA TODAY When little ones are around, stair safety can never be minimized, even when children are in the arms of an adult, a new national study suggests.

Take a hike with that IV pole! Hospitals change routines to help elderly keep ...

Chicago Tribune -
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - Bob Landorf walked miles during his hospital stay, dragging his IV pole along, on a mission to upend disturbing statistics for patients his age.

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