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Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse earn No. 1 seeds for NCAA tourney

SI.com - Bill Trocchi - ‎2 hours ago‎
No. 1 Kansas, seeking its second national championship in three years, won the Big 12 tournament on Saturday by beating Kansas State and enters the tournament at 32-2.

US presses for Israeli concessions

Jerusalem Post - Herb Keinon, Hilary Leila Krieger - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama administration refused to let go of the Ramat Shlomo construction controversy Sunday, with two top aides to US President Barack Obama slamming Israel amid a growing sense in Jerusalem that Washington was using the issue to squeeze diplomatic ...

US Consular Aide and Husband Killed in Mexico

New York Times - Marc Lacey, Ginger Thompson - ‎2 hours ago‎
TRONCONES, Mexico - Gunmen believed to be drug traffickers shot an American consulate worker and her husband to death over the weekend in the violence-racked border town of Ciudad Juárez, and killed the husband of another consular ...

Sea of protesters demand new elections in Thailand

The Associated Press - Thanyarat Doksone - ‎5 hours ago‎
BANGKOK - As many as 100000 people demonstrated peacefully against Thailand's government at a party-like rally Sunday, but the capital was being kept on edge by their threat to continue protesting until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva calls new ...

Socialists Lead in Early Voting in France

New York Times - Steven Erlanger, Katrin Bennhold - ‎21 minutes ago‎
PARIS - The governing party of President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be beaten by the opposition Socialists on Sunday in a first round of regional elections marked by a record abstention, according to partial ...

Israel Arrests Senior Hamas Commander

Voice of America - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Israeli military says it has arrested a senior commander of the Palestinian faction Hamas after he spent more than a decade on the run.

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Post-snow, Northeast mops up from wind-driven rain

The Associated Press - Bruce Shipkowski - ‎21 minutes ago‎
EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ - Last month, the Northeast was smothered by blizzards. Now, it's waterlogged by torrential rains. The region mopped up Sunday following a bout with high wind and heavy rains that uprooted trees, downed power lines and flooded ...

Promises, Promises: Health Care Bill is Biggest 'Faith-Based' Vote Ever in House

FOXNews - ‎4 hours ago‎
The White House and Democratic leaders, who express certainty that the House will approve a Senate-passed health care bill, insist the widely-reviled bill won't become law even though President Obama must sign it into law before changes demanded by ...

Obama seeks to overhaul No Child Left Behind

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The president, in his weekly address, says he'll send a blueprint to Congress to give high school grads 'the best chance to succeed' globally.

Dodd Set to Propose Giving Fed Muscle to Close Oversight Gaps

Wall Street Journal - Damian Paletta - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—The political battle over rewriting the rules of Wall Street resumes Monday as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd plans to introduce legislation that is tougher on financial companies than was expected just ...

Questions Arise in Prius Case

Wall Street Journal - Kate Linebaugh - ‎17 minutes ago‎
An investigation of the Toyota Prius involved in a dramatic incident on a California highway last week is raising questions about the driver's version of the event.

Daylight Savings Time Calls for More Than One Change

KAVU - Audrey Castoreno - ‎52 minutes ago‎
With the time change that occurred last night fire authorities are wanting to remind people to change their batteries in their smoke alarms.

US to roll out major broadband policy

Reuters - John Poirier, Sinead Carew - ‎10 hours ago‎
An Afghan man uses the Internet at the Lincoln US support library in Herat December 13, 2009. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US regulators will announce a major Internet policy this week to revolutionize how Americans communicate and play, proposing a dramatic ...

SXSW Keeps Austin Weird, Wired and Wild

Wired News - Lewis Wallace - ‎1 hour ago‎
Whether they came to show off their latest digital creations or brush up on their coding skills, the mobs who descended on this town for the annual geek spring break known as South by Southwest Interactive blew off steam Saturday night ...

Apple Details iPad's Battery Replacement Plan

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎21 hours ago‎
It's no secret that the Cupertino-based developer has inched the totality of its product lines toward non-replaceable batteries.

'Alice in Wonderland' a forgettable trip down the rabbit hole

University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News - Kieran Layton - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Kieran Layton / A & E Editor Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland, except the trip isn't as fun this time around.

'Alice' leads box office, as 'Green Zone' flops

Reuters - John O'Callaghan - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, March 14 (Reuters) - "Alice in Wonderland" raced to a $430 million haul at the worldwide box office on Sunday, while Matt Damon's new Iraq war conspiracy thriller "Green Zone" was one of the year's first big flops.

Mom: Corey Haim's Funeral Will Be Paid for by City of Toronto

People Magazine - Charlotte Triggs - ‎6 hours ago‎
Though his best friend Corey Feldman said Corey Haim died with little money to his name, the late actor's funeral expenses won't fall to his mother.

Beckham Set to Miss World Cup With Torn Achilles

New York Times - Ed Osmond - ‎31 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS MILAN (Reuters) - David Beckham's World Cup hopes looked to be all but over after the England midfielder went off with a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon late in AC Milan's 1-0 Serie A win over Chievo on Sunday.

Tomlinson glides into a backup role behind Shonn Greene

USA Today - ‎26 minutes ago‎
While LaDainian Tomlinson going to the Jets is a headline move, remember that, for now, the marquee at running back belongs to second-year back Shonn Greene.

Illinois doesn't make the NCAA tournament

Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune - Chris Hine - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHAMPAIGN -- It's official. The 65-team NCAA field has been revealed, and Illinois is not a part of it. The Illini, 19-14, will likely be headed to the NIT.

Abbott Heart Device Gains

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan D. Rockoff - ‎43 minutes ago‎
An Abbott Laboratories device to repair damaged heart valves proved much safer than the open-heart surgery normally used, but was somewhat less effective, a pivotal study found.

Search for Better Diabetes Therapy Falls Short

Wall Street Journal - Ron Winslow - ‎58 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA—New strategies to prevent and treat diabetes and heart disease failed to improve care in two major studies, frustrating researchers' efforts to find more-effective approaches to the world's burgeoning diabetes epidemic.

More Evidence That Swings in Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk

BusinessWeek - ‎52 minutes ago‎
SUNDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) --Following on recent, similar research, a large five-year study points to fluctuations in blood pressure over time as a key indicator of stroke risk.

Why new hard disks might not be much fun for XP users

Ars Technica - Peter Bright - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
A rather surprising article hit the front page of the BBC on Tuesday: the next generation of hard disks could cause slowdowns for XP users.

The Great Prostate Mistake

New York Times - Richard J. Ablin - ‎Mar 9, 2010‎
EACH year some 30 million American men undergo testing for prostate-specific antigen, an enzyme made by the prostate. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1994, the PSA test is the most commonly used tool for detecting ...

A High Protein Diet Won't Make You Lose Weight Long Term: In Fact, It May Make ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
In this series of interviews I've conducted with extraordinary nutritional researchers and medical doctors, I've sought to understand the link between diet and health.

The Big Idea -- it's bad education policy

Los Angeles Times - Diane Ravitch - ‎16 hours ago‎
There have been two features that regularly mark the history of US public schools. Over the last century, our education system has been regularly captivated by a Big Idea -- a savant or an organization that promised a simple solution ...

Tricks to Keep Your Device's Battery Going and Going

New York Times - Eric A. Taub - ‎Mar 10, 2010‎
If you're a recent convert to smartphones, you're probably still discovering all the amazing things that your new BlackBerry, Android phone or iPhone can do.