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No more 'enemy combatants' at Guantanamo Bay

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Obama administration abandons the term favored under Bush and declares that the president may no longer order suspects deemed to be dangerous captured and held without trial.

Net worth of Madoffs listed at $823 million

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Newly filed court documents show Bernard L. Madoff and his wife had a net worth of more than $823 million at the end of last year.

Obama strikes more upbeat note

Baltimore Sun - ‎51 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Turning more upbeat, President Barack Obama said yesterday that his administration is working to create a "post-bubble" model for solid economic growth once the recession ends.
Key aide hopeful crisis is easing Philadelphia Inquirer

Sudan FM: 3 foreign aid workers still captive

The Associated Press - ‎35 minutes ago‎
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Sudan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says three kidnapped foreign aid workers in Darfur have not been released.

Pakistan govt urges talks to ease political crisis

International Herald Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's president urged opposition parties Saturday to negotiate an end to the country's political crisis while vowing to maintain law and order "at all cost" in the face of gathering anti-government protests.

Germany: More Grim Hoaxes

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The police arrested three more people in three European countries over false Internet warnings of school shootings on Friday, two days after a teenager shot dead 15 people in Germany.

In Stem Cell Debate, Moral Suasion Comes Up Short

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By PETER STEINFELS Almost no one was surprised this week when President Obama lifted restrictions on stem cell research that involved the destruction of human embryos.
Comment by Martin Pera
Director, Broad Center, USC

2nd 'Serial Shooter' Hausner convicted

Arizona Republic - ‎52 minutes ago‎
by Michael Kiefer - Mar. 14, 2009 12:00 AM The jurors took their job seriously, slogging through 87 counts, testimony from 150 witnesses and notes from six long months of trial.

Lawmaker Tried to Aid Bank Partly Owned by Husband

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Binyamin Appelbaum A California congresswoman who this fall helped a bank partly owned by her husband seek government money has said she previously intervened with federal regulators to help clear the way for that bank to buy another firm.

Obama Administration Tries to Reassure China on Treasury Debt

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Rebecca Christie and Kim Chipman March 14 (Bloomberg) -- The US sought to ease Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s concern about the security of his country’s investments in US government debt, reiterating pledges to cut the budget deficit in half in four ...

Madoff Jailing Prompts Cheers From Investors in Courtroom

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Patricia Hurtado and David Voreacos March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Dozens of investors, after hearing Bernard Madoff’s admission that he ran a $65 billion Ponzi scheme in which he lied and stole for decades, applauded in federal court in New York as he was ...

Stocks & Bonds As Week Ends, Shares Manage to Stay on Upside

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By JACK HEALY Wall Street closed higher for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, capping its best week since November, and one that gave investors a break from a relentless streak of declines.

Bargain apps and zombies attack - iPhone apps of the week

CNET News - ‎7 hours ago‎
by Jason Parker It's happened to just about everyone who has bought an iPhone app at the iTunes Store: At some point the app you paid $7.99 for goes on sale for $1.99--sometimes it's even free the next day.

Apple iPod Shuffle (Third Generation) Audio Player

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
The minimalist Shuffle has innovative text-to-voice technology, but the controls take some getting used to. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.

Shuttle May Be Able To Launch Tomorrow

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL -- NASA said it has a good chance of sending shuttle Discovery to the international space station on Sunday after repairs at the launchpad.

CNBC host roasted on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jon Stewart likes to say that he's just doing a fake news show. But the host of "The Daily Show" on the Comedy Central network cemented his position as a powerful populist with serious news credentials this week with his on-air thrashing of Jim Cramer, ...

Attorney general calls Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend her ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
AP / ET Anna Nicole Smith holds her daughter, Dannielynn Hope, with Howard K. Stern in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" at their Bahamas home in 2006.

Report: No post-assault duet for singers Chris Brown, Rihanna

New York Daily News - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Michael Sheridan Did they duet or didn't they, that's the question fans of Chris Brown and Rihanna are asking now. Earlier in the day, CNN confirmed via an unnamed source that the singers sang together in a new recording.
Rihanna Is NOT a Role Model Entertainment Weekly

Syracuse doesn't fold up when facing adversity - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Dick 'Hoops' Weiss, Special to Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim should be used to this by now. Another night in the Big East Tournament.

Mickelson leads by 2; Tiger 10 back at Doral

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Phil Mickelson chipped in for another birdie and wound up with a 6-under-par 66 on Friday to build a two-shot lead in the CA Championship, putting him in the last group at Doral, Fla.

UNC's depth comes in handy

Boston Globe - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Julian Benbow With newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Ty Lawson walking with a boot on his right foot because of a big toe injury, North Carolina coach Roy Williams went into yesterday's quarterfinal game against Virginia ...
Jackets can’t slow down Douglas Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bills Would Ban BPA From Food and Drink Containers

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Leaders from the House and Senate introduced legislation yesterday that would establish a federal ban on bisphenol A in all food and beverage containers.

Ginsburg Hints at Vacancy 'Soon'

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told law students in Boston on Friday that there could be an opening on the Supreme Court "soon," but she did not indicate when it might come or who might be departing.

Hologic gets FDA approval of cervical cancer virus tests

Boston Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Christine McConville Hologic Inc., a Bedford-based women’s health care company, has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for two new tests for human papillomavirus.
First DNA Tests for HPV Approved U.S. News & World Report

Olmert, in His Final Days in Office, Faces Key Choice on Captive ...

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Howard Schneider JERUSALEM, March 13 -- It has been nearly three years since Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured near the Gaza Strip in a cross-border raid by Palestinian gunmen, and the issue has dogged Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ever ...

Around the World

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Colleagues carry the coffin of Constable Stephen Carroll in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. The recent killings of two British soldiers and Carroll by dissident republicans are thought by many to be aimed at hurting the peace process.

The far reach of earmarks

Christian Science Monitor - ‎19 hours ago‎
It seems that everyone is up in arms about earmarks: taxpayer groups, congressional Republicans, even President Obama. On Wednesday, the same day he signed the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, which contained more than $7 billion in earmarks, ...