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Bus crash kills 28 on Swiss ski holiday

CBS News -
GENEVA - A bus carrying Belgian students returning from a ski holiday crashed into a wall in a Swiss tunnel, killing 28 people, police said Wednesday.

Panetta arrives in Afghanistan amid uproar over killings of civilians

By the CNN Wire Staff Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (CNN) -- US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday for a two-day visit amid anger among Afghan leaders about a weekend shooting rampage blamed on a US soldier.

Sharp's Panels for New iPad Delayed

Wall Street Journal -
By JURO OSAWA TOKYO—When Apple Inc.'s new iPad tablet computers go on sale Friday, they won't be equipped with Sharp Corp.

Video shows soldier surrendering in Afghanistan

The Associated Press -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that he seen surveillance video of the US soldier who allegedly shot 16 Afghan villagers surrendering.

Vincent Jackson To Bucs

Vincent Jackson bolts the San Diego Chargers on the first day of the NFL free-agent signing period, agreeing to five-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Republican and Democrat lawmakers alike urge US to 'stick to plan' in Afghanistan

Fox News -
WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats alike insist the United States should stay the course in Afghanistan, sticking to President Barack Obama's timetable for withdrawing American troops despite the massacre of Afghan civilians and the burning of ...

Iran rejects claims of cleaning up nuclear works -
March 13, 2012|Nasser Karimi, AP Iran on Tuesday rejected allegations it attempted to clean up radioactive traces possibly left by secret nuclear work at a key military site before granting UN inspectors permission to visit the facility.

Fire plunges swath of Boston into smoky darkness

CBS News -
(AP) BOSTON - A smoky electrical transformer fire on Tuesday forced emergency crews to shut off power to a large swath of the city's Back Bay section, plunging neighborhoods familiar to tourists from Kenmore Square to the edge of the Boston Public ...

Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial Is Heading To Jury

by AP NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (AP) - After nearly two weeks of testimony, the case that kick-started national conversations about gay youths and Internet privacy is going to a jury that must decide whether Dharun Ravi is a criminal or just a young man who ...

Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal US

New York Times -
About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Edition

BusinessWeek -
By Andy Fixmer on March 14, 2012 Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., publisher of alphabetized reference works for almost 244 years, will discontinue its print version and go solely online.

JPMorgan Announces Surprise Dividend Increase

BusinessWeek -
By Dawn Kopecki on March 14, 2012 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), the biggest US bank, surprised investors and the Federal Reserve when the firm announced two days early that it had received regulatory approval for a 20 percent dividend increase.

Bank Surge Sends Dow to Highest Level Since 2007

ABC News -
The Dow Jones industrial average is at its highest level since 2007 after a day of encouraging signs for the economy: Retail sales were strong, the Federal Reserve was optimistic and most of the nation's biggest banks got a clean bill of health.

Bernanke Keeps Easing Option While Signaling Economy Improving

Bloomberg -
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is keeping additional easing on the policy-making table even after upgrading his view on the US expansion.

Asian Stocks Gain as Yen Drops to 11-Month Low

Bloomberg -
European equity futures and Asian stocks rose, while the dollar advanced after the Federal Reserve bolstered confidence in the US financial system and raised its economic assessment.

AFL-CIO boosts ground support for Obama, Democrats

The Associated Press -
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Labor unions, saying they can't hope to compete with the new breed of conservative fundraising groups, plan to spend less money this year on specific candidates and political party organizations and more on door-to-door canvassing, ...

Powerful Alabama Congressman Bachus survives tough primary

Reuters -
By Kelli Dugan | MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - Powerful Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus overcame aggressive campaign ads and allegations of insider trading to beat his Republican challengers by a wide margin in Tuesday's primary contest.

Rep. Bob Turner runs for Senate to save career

Brooklyn Daily -
By Daniel Bush Sour move: Rep. Bob Turner (R–Sheepshead Bay) won't have a district come January, so he says he's going to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand instead.

Yahoo sues Facebook for infringing 10 patents

Reuters -
By Dan Levine and Alexei Oreskovic | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc sued Facebook Inc over 10 patents that include methods and systems for advertising on the Web, opening the first major legal battle among big technology companies in social media.

Sometimes I Talk to Siri Like a Robot

PC Magazine -
Having trouble getting Apple's voice-activated digital assistant to understand what the heck you're asking her? Just talk to your iPhone 4S in the modulated, inflectionless tones she loves.

Jermaine Jones Will Be Kicked Off 'American Idol'

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Jermaine Jones will be kicked off "American Idol" Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants ... TMZ has learned. As we first reported, producers discovered Tuesday ...

Closing arguments set in 'Desperate Housewives' trial

CNN International -
By Alan Duke, CNN Los Angeles (CNN) -- Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in actress Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against ABC and producers of the television show, "Desperate Housewives.

'Fashion Star': Sizing it up

Entertainment Weekly -
Let's be clear: this is not Project Runway. There are no catty moments in the workroom, no frantic trips to Mood, and sadly no Tim Gunn.

WKU Sets NCAA Record With 59-58 Win Over MVSU

ABC News -
The team with the losing record pulled off the most fantastic 5-minute finish in NCAA tournament history. The most surprising thing?

Syracuse center Melo ruled ineligible

New York Post -
By LENN ROBBINS This is why office pools come with a disclaimer: Once you're in, you're in. So if you picked Syracuse to win it all, you can't get your money back.

Sources: Bucks Deal Bogut, Get Ellis

The trade represents a parting of ways between the Bucks and Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft who has struggled with injuries.

BYU's record comeback beats Iona, 78-72

San Jose Mercury News -
By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio—President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron saw a huge comeback.

1. With Dwight, Magic Show They Can Hang

By Michael Wallace ORLANDO -- The Miami Heat players and coaches wanted no part of the storyline, that they would be headed to the Amway Center on Tuesday night for perhaps Dwight Howard's final home game amid all the speculation surrounding Thursday's ...

Scenic Greek Island Shows Signs of Volcanic Unrest -
The volcanic caldera on the picturesque tourist island of Santorini is showing signs of unrest. But researchers detecting the caldera's movement say it doesn't necessarily mean an eruption is imminent.

3D-nanoprinting speed record set by Vienna University

BBC News -
A new world speed record for the fastest 3D-printed nano-objects has been claimed by researchers in Austria. The team is able to create sculptures as small as a grain of sand in a fraction of the time than had previously been required.

World's tallest man finally stops growing at 8 feet 3 inches -
Strange news on the wonderfully weird human body and the medical curiosities that make you go huh, eww or ouch! Got a delightfully disturbing idea?

Study prompts call for wider ban on metal hips

Reuters -
By Ben Hirschler | LONDON (Reuters) - New research confirmed that all-metal artificial hips fail more often than other types, fuelling concerns about the devices and prompting a call from researchers on Tuesday for a ban.


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