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Chorus of outrage over millions in AIG bonuses

The Associated Press - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the White House economic team and the Senate's top Republican bellowed about bonuses at a bailed-out insurance giant and pledged to prevent such payments in the future.

Guantanamo inmates no longer "enemy combatants"

Reuters - ‎Mar 14, 2009‎
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.

Space shuttle Discovery on pace for Sunday launch

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- The space shuttle Discovery is on pace for a Sunday launch after NASA engineers repaired a leaky gas venting system. Space shuttle Discovery readies for launch, which now appears on pace for Sunday.

Pakistan defuses crisis, agreeing to restore judge

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD, March 16 (Reuters) - Pakistan's government agreed on Monday to reinstate Iftikhar Chaudhry as chief justice to defuse a political crisis and end street agitation that threatened to turn into violent confrontation, ...

Josef Fritzl to tell court he was ‘good father’ to dungeon family

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Emotionally bruised and fearful of the world, the family of Josef Fritzl will shelter behind the high walls of a psychiatric clinic this week to escape the publicity surrounding the trial of their notorious father.

Police chief in Ulster plays down dissidents

International Herald Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
By John F. Burns BELFAST: As the police questioned nine suspects arrested in connection with the killings of two soldiers and a police officer in Northern Ireland this month, the province's police chief said Sunday that only a "very small group" of ...

Cheney, Bush Strongly Disagreed on Libby

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Scott Wilson Former vice president Richard B. Cheney said yesterday that he strongly disagreed with President Bush's decision not to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, saying his former chief of staff had been left "hanging in the wind.

Economic Advisers Warn of No Quick Turnarounds

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By BRIAN KNOWLTON WASHINGTON - Top administration economic advisers walked a careful line Sunday, saying that despite a few hopeful indicators and President Obama’s call to investors to consider returning to the share markets, that it would “take some ...

Miami man shoots four, kills self in flaming home

AFP - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI (AFP) - A Miami man shot four people dead early Sunday then killed himself, in what police said may have been the bloody outcome of a domestic dispute.

Bernanke Says ‘Biggest Risk’ Is Shortage of ‘Political Will’

Bloomberg - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Scott Lanman March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke used his first televised interview since taking office to say that “political will” and stable banking are essential for the US economy to rebound from the sharpest ...

Crude Oil Declines After OPEC Leaves Output Quotas Unchanged

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Gavin Evans March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil slumped as much as 5 percent in New York after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided against deeper output cuts that may have damaged the global economy.

Feds looking to freeze Ruth Madoff's assets-NY Post

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - Federal investigators are looking to freeze the assets of Ruth Madoff, the wife of jailed swindler Bernard Madoff, because of fears she might flee the country or otherwise spirit away some of the $93 million in her name, ...

SXSW: A film festival that travels to your living room.

TMCnet - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mar 15, 2009 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- If you couldn't make it to the South by Southwest film festival this year, despair not: Courtesy of an intriguing new program by IFC Films, you're able to ...

New York Seas to Rise Twice as Much as Rest of US

National Geographic - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sea levels around New York City and much of the US Northeast will rise twice as much as in other parts of the United States this century, according to new climate models.

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.

"Race to Witch Mountain" takes first at box office

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, March 15 (Reuters) - The Disney family adventure "Race to Witch Mountain" outran superhero movie "Watchmen" to take the top spot with $25 million in this weekend's contest at the North American box office.

Lindsay Lohan arrest warrant update: She will not appear in court ...

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
A warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest was issued on Friday, but a lawyer for the actress says Lohan will not appear in court on Monday.

Memo to Jim Cramer: Three rules to consider

USA Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP You'd think people on TV would have a better idea of how it works. Yet clearly they don't, to judge from the insane TV parade staged by CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

Big East domination: UConn, Pitt, Louisville among top seeds

Sports Network - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Big East dominated the top seeds for the NCAA Tournament, garnering three of the possible four spots, as Louisville, Pittsburgh and Connecticut, along with North Carolina were installed as the top seeds for the ...

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USA Today - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Tim Reynolds, AP Sports Writer DORAL, Florida - Tiger Woods' 72nd and final tee shot in the CA Championship drifted way right, struck a tree and bounced perfectly into the center of the fairway.

Ohio State headed to Dayton for NCAA tournament - ‎53 minutes ago‎
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State won't have to go far to play in the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes are headed to Dayton -- little more than an hour away -- for their first-round game on Friday against Siena.

Could Peanut Allergy Fix Be More Peanuts?

ABC News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By STEPHANIE SY Eight-year-old Daniel Clowes is so allergic to peanuts, even a tiny bite of a candy bar can create a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Obama Targets Food Safety

Washington Post - ‎21 hours ago‎
President Obama meets with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Oval Office, and interpreters work behind them. Lula told reporters last week that he hoped to see the United States work to ease what he says have often been hostile ...

HIV and AIDS cases rise 22 percent in DC

MSNBC - ‎4 hours ago‎
A new report by DC health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation’s capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise.

4 US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By SANGAR RAHIMI and CARLOTTA GALL KABUL, Afghanistan - Four American soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside explosion on Sunday, the United States military said, in the worst of several attacks by insurgents around the country.
10 soldiers killed in Afghanistan International Herald Tribune

Palestinian groups agree to hold elections by January

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Alaa Shahine CAIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian groups agreed on Sunday to hold presidential and legislative elections by January 2010 but remained deadlocked over the key issue of forming a unity government that would prepare for the ...

Madagascar President Pledges Referendum

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By SARAH CHILDRESS Madagascar's president said he would allow a referendum to determine whether he continues as head of state, easing tensions somewhat in the island nation in the Indian Ocean but also setting the country's military up as potential ...