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Madoff Guilty Plea Cheers Investors Who Jeer, ‘Bye, Bye Bernie’

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Patricia Hurtado and David Voreacos March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff’s admission today that he ran a $65 billion Ponzi scheme cheered dozens of investors who came to federal court in New York to bear witness to his confession that he lied and ...

Obama defends priorities

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama took aim Thursday at conservative critics who claim that he is using the economic crisis to ram through an unrelated, expansive domestic agenda.

Geithner gets tough questions from Senate panel

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner found himself at ground zero of US economic discontent on Thursday.

Islamabad tries to quash protest amid fears of deepening crisis - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Pakistani authorities moved to quash a pro-judiciary protest march on its first day yesterday, arresting activists and blocking roads before a planned showdown in Islamabad.

Doubts arise over threat by German teenage gunman

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Nicola Leske WINNENDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Doubts arose on Thursday whether the teen-ager who killed 15 people in a shooting rampage in Germany had given advance warning of his deadly plans in a chatroom the night before.

Three years in jail for journalist who threw shoe at Bush - ‎2 hours ago‎
Dressed in an old beige suit, with dark rings under his eyes, and a five o'clock shadow, Muntazer al-Zaidi looked more hard-pressed journalist than Arab folk hero as he entered Baghdad's central criminal court yesterday morning to face charges of ...

US killer left behind grudge list, letter: police

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - An Alabama man who shot and killed 10 people, including his mother, wrote a letter explaining how he killed her and saying he would take his own life, authorities said on Thursday.

Michael Steele is here to stay

Salon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Plenty of conservatives want to eighty-six him. But the P. Diddy-loving and gay marriage-supporting RNC chair isn't going anywhere.

Texas gov. rejects stimulus money for unemployment

The Associated Press - ‎32 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday he turned down $555 million of federal stimulus funding that would expand the state's unemployment benefits, saying the money would have required the state to keep paying for the expanded benefits ...

AOL hires Google's Armstrong as new CEO

MarketWatch - ‎2 hours ago‎
By John Letzing, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- AOL snatched up Google Inc. executive Tim Armstrong as its new chief executive Thursday, as the Time Warner Inc. unit seeks to revamp its Internet presence.

Berkshire, GE Lose Top Credit Ratings

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Binyamin Appelbaum General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway yesterday lost their places on a prized short list of the healthiest corporations.

GM says can survive March without new US aid

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp has told US officials that it can survive without $2 billion in additional aid that it had requested to get through March, the automaker said on Thursday.

Google Voice: Flawed but still awesome

CNET News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
by Larry Magid Google's new Google Voice has a few rough edges but -- for many users -- it could be a life changing experience.

Softball-sized junk has space station on alert during flyby

Houston Chronicle - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By MARK CARREAU Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The three astronauts aboard the international space station took refuge in their Russian escape capsule Thursday when a small but potentially lethal piece of space junk zipped too ...

10 Things iPhone OS 3.0 Needs

PC Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
by Sascha Segan Apple is previewing its new iPhone 3.0 software on Tuesday. The existing iPhone 3G is one of the best phones on the planet, and won our Editor's Choice, but that doesn't mean it can't get better.

Oprah Winfrey: my Rihanna, Chris Brown show 'a huge, teachable moment'

Entertainment Weekly - ‎5 hours ago‎
Oprah Winfrey's live show about "dating violence" and Chris Brown's alleged beating of Rihanna was one of those TV moments when Oprah becomes a nationwide town meeting, in which Winfrey uses her extraordinary outreach and influence on America to try ...

Jorge Nunez: 'Everything is going to be great'

USA Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Ray Michshaw, AP By Korina Lopez, USA TODAY Puerto Rican hopeful Jorge Nunez bid farewell to American Idol Wednesday night after a disappointing rendition of The Jackson 5's Never Can Say Goodbye.

"Witch Mountain" challenging "Watchmen"

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Carl DiOrio That could be a possibility following the film's disappointing $55.2 million bow last weekend. This time around, Warner Bros.
'Race to Witch Mountain' Los Angeles Times

Dodgers' fate might rest on their young, healing pitchers

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Charlie Riedel, AP By Mel Antonen, USA TODAY PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers improved their infield defense, added experienced pitchers, beefed up the bench and gave Manny Ramirez a $45 million contract to drive in runs.

Anderson's free throws give OSU win over No. 6 Oklahoma

Sports Network - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - The series called Bedlam has turned the Big 12 Tournament into exactly that, as James Anderson's two free throws with 2.3 seconds to play capped the scoring in Oklahoma State's wild and wacky 71-70 victory over ...

Ebanks, West Virginia down Pitt

Sports Network - ‎56 minutes ago‎
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Freshman Devin Ebanks notched career-highs with 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the West Virginia Mountaineers to an unlikely 74-60 victory over the second-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers in the quarterfinals of the Big ...

Group finds carcinogens in bath products

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Many children's bath products contain chemicals that may cause cancer and skin allergies, according to a report released Thursday by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Obama to tap Hamburg to run FDA: sources

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is set to nominate former New York City health chief Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Pfizer rises after cancer drug succeeds in trial

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - Pfizer Inc. said Thursday it ended a successful trial of its cancer drug Sutent early after data showed the drug met its goal of slowing the progression of pancreatic cancer.

US may deploy troops if Mexico border violence escalates

Los Angeles Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The National Guard or Army may be called only as a last resort, a Homeland Security official says. Washington -- With drug-related violence along the Mexico border growing, the United States is willing to consider deploying troops to the Southwest ...

Source: Obama official on leave after FBI raids

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, ...

Exclusive: 'It Hurts,' Says First Lady of Military Families on ...

ABC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By KAREN TRAVERS First lady Michelle Obama wants military families to know they have a friend in the White House, she told "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview today at Fort Bragg, NC -- her first network television ...