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Guantanamo inmates no longer "enemy combatants"

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
By Randall Mikkelsen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration stopped calling Guantanamo inmates "enemy combatants" on Friday and incorporated international law as its basis for holding the prisoners while it works to close the facility.

AIG responds to Treasury pressure, plans to cut back on bonuses ...

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Under pressure from the Treasury Department, insurance giant AIG plans to scale back bonuses and compensation for some of its top-earning employees.

Sharif placed under house arrest

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan has placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest for three days, his party told CNN.

Merkel wants tighter gun control after school deaths

AFP - ‎42 minutes ago‎
BERLIN (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for tighter gun control in her country after a teenager used his father's pistol to kill 15 people and himself.
Portrait of German gunman emerges International Herald Tribune

Kidnapped foreign aid workers arrive in Khartoum

China Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
KHARTOUM - Three foreign aid workers with the Belgian branch of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Sudan's Darfur region arrived in Khartoum on Saturday evening.

3 western anti-China protestors detained by Nepali police

Xinhua - ‎18 hours ago‎
KATMANDU, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Nepalese police on Saturday detained three westerners who were staging an anti-China demonstration near the Chinese embassy's visa office on the anniversary of the Lhasa incident.

Shuttle launch is set for today

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is unsure what caused the hydrogen gas leak that prevented space shuttle Discovery from flying, but nonetheless will attempt another launch today.

How we put the stops on science

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY JON F. MERZ | Jon F. Merz, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is a social scientist who studies the ethics and practice of science.
A move toward bias-free science Philadelphia Inquirer

Issue of Gun Rights Still Holds Sway

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
By CARL HULSE The latest on President Obama, the new administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion.

Madoff Had Accomplices: His Victims

New York Times - ‎Mar 13, 2009‎
By JOE NOCERA Standing in the security line Thursday morning, waiting to get into the federal courthouse in Manhattan, I started chatting with the man behind me.

Dalai Lama Isn’t Seeking ‘Separate’ Tibet, Exile Leader Says

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Jay Shankar March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, “is not seeking separation” and hopes China will demonstrate sincerity in dealing with the region, the India- based government-in-exile said.

Opec to debate further quota cuts

BBC News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By John Cummins With global demand for oil predicted to fall this year, the ministers face a tough choice. They must decide whether to cut production quotas for a fourth time in six months or risk another sharp decline in the price of oil.

NASA Space Junk Audio Tapes Released

InformationWeek - ‎Mar 13, 2009‎
Mission control tells the space station astronauts tell they would have had only 10 minutes of reserves left if the debris had hit the station.

Bargain apps and zombies attack - iPhone apps of the week

CNET News - ‎Mar 13, 2009‎
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.

Google Voice: Flawed but still awesome

CNET News - ‎Mar 12, 2009‎
by Larry Magid Google's new Google Voice has a few rough edges but for many users, it could be a life-changing experience. The service, a relaunch of GrandCentral, which Google bought in 2007, allows you to choose a local number, ...

Warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan's arrest

Newsday - ‎57 minutes ago‎
An arrest warrant has been issued for actress Lindsay Lohan, possibly in connection with a 2007 drunken driving arrest after she crashed her Mercedes-Benz into a tree, police said yesterday.

Ian McShane is a royal presence on NBC's 'Kings'

Newsday - ‎57 minutes ago‎
BY JAY BOBBIN | Zap2it.com At a time when world leaders largely are presidents or prime ministers, there still is room for kings. NBC hopes so, anyway, since it's staking a new drama on them.
Prime choices Los Angeles Times

Parade of green celebrates St. Patrick's Day

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
Thousands of revelers crowded Market Street sidewalks on Saturday to watch the blur of green that was the 158th annual San Francisco St.

UCLA understands its upset loss to USC has consequences

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
UCLA center Alfred Aboya lets the referee know that it's the Bruins' possession after USC guard Daniel Hackett, right, bobbled the ball out of bounds on a pass from teammate DeMar DeRozan, left.
PAC-10 men USC crashes party San Francisco Chronicle

No. 1 Tar Heels bounced in ACC semis

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP The last time North Carolina came down to the wire against Florida State, Ty Lawson bailed out his team. This time, he could only watch with an injured toe as teammates missed.

Puerto Rico thrash US at World Baseball Classic

Washington Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MIAMI (Reuters) - Carlos Beltran and Felipe Lopez hit home runs to help Puerto Rico thrash the United States 11-1 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic Saturday.

Obama to update food safety; NYer named FDA nominee

Newsday - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama accused the Bush administration yesterday of creating a "hazard to public health" by failing to curb food contamination problems, and he announced new leadership and other changes aimed at modernizing food-safety ...

Recession forcing many to forgo medical care

Detroit Free Press - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Alan Bavley • McClatchy Newspapers • March 15, 2009 The nation’s ailing economy is plunging the health care of millions of Americans into critical condition.

High chemical levels in some kids' shampoos

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Remember when the news broke in 2007 that many brand-name lipsticks contained lead? The same Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) has now gone after children's bath products.

Online records: Survey finds many states lagging

The Associated Press - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Americans can easily learn about their state songs and state flowers with a quick search on the Internet, but most will have a harder time checking whether their children's school buses are safe or a local gas station is charging too much.

Michael Steele's job remains secure, GOP officials say

Baltimore Sun - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com Washington - Despite having come under repeated fire for his initial performance as national Republican chairman, Michael Steele is in no immediate danger of losing his job, according to party officials.
Michael Steele, the Democrats' secret weapon? The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau

Four questioned over N. Ireland soldier killings

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
BELFAST (AFP) - Police in Northern Ireland were questioning four men on Sunday in connection with the murder of two soldiers, and warned that hundreds of dissidents were aiming to derail the province's peace process.