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Japan's nuclear crisis deepens

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Radioactivity levels at one of Japan's nuclear power plants are back to normal following Friday's earthquake and tsunami, but the emergency continues at the Fukushima plant as a strong offshore earthquake struck today 150 kilometres northeast of Tokyo.
Reuters - ABC Online - USA Today - Xinhua - Wikipedia: Fukushima I nuclear accidents

Economic Setback Joins the List of Growing Troubles in Japan

New York Times - Kimimasa Mayama - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The infrastructure in northern Japan was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, as at this petroleum refining plant. By STEVE LOHR As the humanitarian and nuclear crises in Japan escalated after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the impact on the ...
CNN - Washington Post - Wall Street Journal - BusinessWeek - Wikipedia: 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami

Duke among top seeds as NCAA field unveiled

Fox News - Jahmal Corner, Frank Pingue - ‎15 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Duke's quest to repeat as college basketball national champions will begin in the West region as the Blue Devils were named one of four top seeds on Sunday for this year's NCAA tournament.
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Apple May Have Sold 500000 IPad 2 Tablets, Analyst Estimates

Bloomberg - Adam Satariano - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Apple Inc. (AAPL) may have sold as many as 500000 iPad 2 computers after retail outlets ran out of the tablet-style device on its debut weekend, said Piper Jaffray Cos.

State Department spokesman quits after criticizing WikiLeaks suspect's treatment

Washington Post - Mary Beth Sheridan - ‎11 minutes ago‎
KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERS - State Department spokesman PJ Crowley, seen at a briefing in July, has had less access to his boss than some of his predecessors.

Gaddafi forces rout rebels in eastern Libya

The Guardian - ‎55 minutes ago‎
A house is hit by a shell as pro-Gaddafi forces bombard the town of Brega in eastern Libya. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images Time was running out for Libya's revolution last night as Muammar Gaddafi's forces routed rebels in the east of ...

Investigation of Bus Crash Proceeds on Several Fronts

New York Times - Patrick McGeehan - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Federal investigators and the State Police spent Sunday studying the wreckage of a tour bus and the stretch of Interstate 95 where the vehicle flipped and skidded nearly 500 feet into a signpost, killing 14 passengers in the Bronx ...

International aid efforts mobilize quickly for Japan

USA Today - Cathy Lynn Grossman - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Massive international relief teams, aid offers and fundraising efforts - from national governments to the Red Cross to faith-based agencies to Major League Baseball teams - are pouring into disaster-stricken Japan.

BOJ says will do utmost to ensure market stability

Reuters - Leika Kihara - ‎14 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, March 14 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan on Monday reiterated that it will do its utmost, including offering liquidity to the market, to ensure financial market stability and smooth settlement of funds.

Saudi Arabian forces prepare to enter Bahrain after day of clashes

The Guardian - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Saudi Arabian forces were preparing to enter Bahrain after clashes between police and protesters. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/AFP/Getty Images Saudi forces are preparing to intervene in neighbouring Bahrain, after a day of clashes between police ...

Brent crude falls on Japan pessimism, Mideast

Reuters - Alejandro Barbajosa, Himani Sarkar - ‎1 hour ago‎
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude fell more than $1 on Monday to below $113 on investor pessimism that economic growth will slow in the wake of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, while easing unrest in the Middle East threw the ...

Top seed Ohio State favored to win NCAA tournament

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
| AP LAS VEGAS - Sports books in Las Vegas have made Ohio State the favorite to win the NCAA tournament despite a tough draw that includes North Carolina, Syracuse and Kentucky in the same bracket.

State Legislatures Slow on Immigration Measures

New York Times - Julia Preston - ‎2 hours ago‎
Under newly fortified Republican control, many state governments started the year pledging forceful action to crack down on illegal immigration, saying they would fill a void left by the stalemate in Washington over the issue.

Nick Price wins Toshiba Classic

USA Today - ‎57 minutes ago‎
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Nick Price won the Toshiba Classic on Sunday for his fourth career Champions Tour title, holding off Mark Wiebe by a stroke at Newport Beach Country Club.

Rallies held around country in response to Itamar attacks

Jerusalem Post - Melanie Lidman - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Scattered violence reported throughout West Bank; settler leader: "People shouldn't take the law into their own hands." Hundreds of demonstrators at major intersections across the country on Sunday evening chanted “Revenge!

Watney claims the WGC-Cadillac Championship - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Nick Watney signed for a final round of 5-under-par 67 and won the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship by two strokes over Dustin Johnson.

Investors praise policymakers' rescue deal

Financial Times - David Oakley - ‎1 hour ago‎
Investors praised European policymakers for moving more quickly than expected to tackle the problems of the eurozone's troubled peripheral economies, after a sharp market sell-off last week sparked fears that the region's ...

Rank 'Em: NCAA tournament's top seeds

ESPN - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Ohio State received the overall No. 1 seed, and Duke also claimed a No. 1 spot that many felt would go to Notre Dame. San Diego State gets to stay in the West as a No.

Amazon Pressured on Sales Tax

New York Times - Verne G. Kopytoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Across the country, state officials struggling with big budget shortfalls are trying to get to take on a role it does not want: tax collector.

Five protesters killed, 105 injured in Yemeni clashes with police

Xinhua - Wang Yan - ‎30 minutes ago‎
SANAA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Five protesters died and 105 others were injured Sunday in clashes with the police in Yemen, eyewitnesses and official sources said.

2 Va. deputies fatally shot, suspect killed

The Associated Press - ‎12 minutes ago‎
VANSANT, Va. (AP) - State police say a gunman fatally shot two sheriff's deputies before being killed in a shootout along a rural southwestern Virginia road.

Boston College Taking Blame for NCAA Tournament Snub - Mike Cole - ‎39 minutes ago‎
The chances weren't great that the Boston College basketball team would make the NCAA tournament. Even so, they had a chance. On Sunday night, however, they found out that they would not be dancing this March ...

Rescues in Japan: 'Thought today was the last day of my life'

CNN International - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Hiromitsu Shinkawa, 60, was rescued nine miles at sea on Sunday. He says his wife was swept away by the tsunami. Minami Sanriku, Japan (CNN) -- A 60-year-old Japanese man was rescued Sunday more than nine miles out at sea after clinging to the ...


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