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Soldier's Killing Spree Threatens to Erode Support for Afghanistan Mission

BusinessWeek -
By Viola Gienger and Mark Drajem on March 12, 2012 The fatal shootings of 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly by an American soldier, add to a series of incendiary incidents that threaten to drain remaining US and European support for the decade-long ...
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Obama Monitors for Gasoline, Diesel Fraud in 360 US Cities

BusinessWeek -
By Roger Runningen and Mark Drajem on March 12, 2012 The Obama administration is monitoring gasoline and diesel fuel prices in 360 US cities to guard against fraud or price manipulation, according to a White House report released today.

Romney, rivals court Southern support ahead of primaries

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Republican presidential contenders and their super PAC supporters campaigned aggressively on land, through the mail and over the airwaves Monday on the eve of primaries in Alabama and Mississippi with the potential to solidify or ...

Report: Dolphins, Titans to host Peyton -
A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans will be visiting with four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning in his search for a new team.

Clinton Clashes With Russian Counterpart Lavrov at UN Over Stance on Syria

BusinessWeek -
By Flavia Krause-Jackson on March 12, 2012 Russia came under renewed attack at the United Nations today over its protection of Syria after President Bashar al-Assad rejected peace proposals by UN envoy Kofi Annan and persevered in a deadly crackdown on ...

Yahoo sues Facebook over patents

By Barbara Ortutay, AP NEW YORK - Yahoo is suing Facebook over patents, just weeks before the social-networking heavyweight is due to cash in with its initial public offering of stock.

Egypt: Israel, Gaza terror groups agree to cease-fire

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ Both sides "agree to end the current operations," Egyptian security official says; Islamic Jihad hits Gedera as IDF readies for possible use of Iranian-made Fajr rockets.

Sarkozy Wants Tax Increase On 'Fiscal Exiles' If He Gets Second Term

Wall Street Journal -
PARIS (Dow Jones)--French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday he will establish a new tax linked to nationality to prevent rich taxpayers from leaving the country and taking up residency in other countries with lower tax rates, if he's elected for a ...

Joseph Kony victim demands justice

By David McKenzie, CNN Koro, Uganda (CNN) -- One of the abducted boys featured in the viral video demanding the capture of infamous warlord Joseph Kony is now a man and says the time for justice has arrived.

Obama Says 'Tragic' Afghanistan Killings Won't Alter US Plans

BusinessWeek -
By Margaret Talev on March 12, 2012 President Barack Obama said the “tragic” killing of at least 16 Afghan civilians, allegedly by a US Army staff sergeant, hasn't altered his strategy for turning over security responsibility to local forces by 2014.

Defendant will not testify in Rutgers webcam spying trial

Fox News -
NEW BRUNWSICK, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another will not hear directly from the defendant.

Girl Scouts, celebrating 100th year, have come a long way

Chicago Tribune -
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Girl Scouts past and present celebrated the organization's 100th anniversary on Monday with sing-a-longs, cookie sales, and a pledge to put more women into the corner office.

Police: Md. honor student threatened rampage

The Associated Press -
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - A University of Maryland honor student who warned on websites he was going to "kill enough people to make it to national news" was arrested after several people reported the threat to police, perhaps thwarting a campus rampage ...

Foreclosure Settlement With Banks Filed in Federal Court

BusinessWeek -
By David McLaughlin and Tom Schoenberg on March 12, 2012 The $25 billion agreement with five banks to end federal and state probes into abusive foreclosure practices was filed in US court in Washington, capping negotiations over claims of misconduct ...

Federal Reserve to Test 19 Banks' Capital Against US Recession Scenario

Bloomberg -
Brendan Smialowski/Bloomberg Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve will show how the capital of 19 US banks might fare through a deep recession and a second housing crisis when they unveil stress-test results in three days.

China Slowdown Bolsters Case for Monetary Easing as Yuan Slides: Economy

BusinessWeek -
By Bloomberg News on March 12, 2012 China's economic growth slowed in the first two months of the year, with both exports and domestic demand moderating faster than analysts had forecast, building the case for Premier Wen Jiabao to accelerate stimulus ...

Texas Law Requiring Voter IDs Is Blocked

Wall Street Journal -
By DANIEL GILBERT HOUSTON—The US Justice Department on Monday blocked Texas from enforcing a law that requires voters to show state-issued photo identification at the polls, saying it would disproportionately affect Hispanics.

Jeff Foxworthy jokes about hunting with Romney

By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY So we wonder how he'll work into his stand-up material his quip today comparing Mitt Romney's hunting prowess with that of former vice president Dick Cheney.

Will Apple's new iPad be called 'HD'?

By Matthew Panzarino, The Next Web So there have now been two recent reports that the new Apple tablet being introduced on Wednesday won't be called the 'iPad 3'.

Twitter Snaps Up Engineers From Blog Player Posterous

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Wired News -
By Caleb Garling Offering services for both businesses and Joe Blogger, Posterous has long fought for a place at the blogging platform table - battling with giants such as WordPress, Google's Blogger, TypePad, and Tumblr - and judging from Twitter's ...

The Hunger Games Premiere: Live-Streaming Coverage

People Magazine -
PEOPLE has live-streaming coverage from the red carpet of The Hunger Games premiere, starting at 8:30 pm ET. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and other stars will turn out at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in downtown Los Angeles to launch ...

With Oprah, Patricia Houston relives the day Whitney Houston died

Los Angeles Times (blog) -
Describing events the day Whitney Houston died brought sister-in-law Patricia Houston to the brink of tears in an "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview that aired Sunday night on OWN.

Baylor, Stanford, UConn, Irish Earn No. 1 Seeds

ABC News -
Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford are the No. 1 seeds in the women's NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears will try and become the seventh team to go through a season unbeaten.

Obama campaign launches 2012 NCAA tournament bracket challenge

CBS News -
President Obama NCAA Basketball Bracket Selection (Credit: CBS) President Obama's re-election campaign is hoping to capitalize on March Madness with a new online contest.

Scandal stains UNC's reputation

By Ivan Maisel | The Butch Davis era began at North Carolina in November 2007 with high hopes. It ended Monday in the dreadful, funereal ritual of the release of a report of the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Venus, Jupiter align -
The two brightest planets will come even closer together beginning March 12. NBC's Brian Williams reports. >>> the night sky has been in the news a lot lately.

F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel Prize winner, dies at 84

Washington Post -
F. Sherwood Rowland, who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping to discover that a chemical used in hair spray, aerosol deodorants and kitchen refrigerators was slowly destroying Earth's ozone layer, died March 10 at his home in Corona ...

All red meat is bad for you, new study says

Los Angeles Times -
A long-term study finds that eating any amount and any type increases the risk of premature death. Eating any amount and any type of red met increases the risk of premature death, a new study says.

Doctors: Still too many stair-related injuries among children

Between 1999 and 2008, the number of children younger than age 5 treated in the emergency room for stair-related injuries declined, according to research published in the journal Pediatrics this week.


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