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Afghan Spree Possibly Fueled by Stress, Drinking

BusinessWeek -
By Peter Robison on March 16, 2012 The stress of a fourth combat deployment, a troubled marriage and alcohol use appear to have combined to provoke the killings of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier, said a US official briefed on the case.
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US Afghan accused 'not healthy' - lawyer John Browne

BBC News -
The US soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghans had been injured twice while serving in Iraq and was not confident about his health, a lawyer has said.

Asian Apple Fans Snap up New iPad on 1st Day

ABC News -
Let the wild rumpus start. The customary storefront crowds gathered as Apple's latest iPad went on sale starting in Asia on Friday.

KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY -
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jim Calhoun and Connecticut didn't expect their season to end this way. "We're talking about tonight's game.

With video: Residents to sift through rubble of twister, storm

Detroit Free Press -
Michigan tornado: Security camera catches tornado ...: Jon Goldstein, 32, checked his security cameras following today's tornado in Dexter.

'The Road We've Traveled': Live-streaming Obama's slick 'docu-ganda'

Washington Post -
“The Road We've Traveled” is an aggressively upbeat, 17-minute hit-parade review of President Obama's first term. The film streamed online, live, Thursday night via the president's savvy new-media reelection machine.

Syria Puts on Mass Rally in Support of Assad

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - It was a struggle to reach Ummayad Square in Damascus, where many thousands of Syrians had gathered on Thursday to cheer President Bashar al-Assad.

China morning round-up: Chongqing's political storm

BBC News -
Both the domestic and overseas editions of People's Daily have only put up the one-line announcement from Xinhua News Agency on the front page.

Taliban talks off; Karzai tells NATO to pull back

Times of India -
KABUL: The Taliban broke off talks with the US, and President Hamid Karzai said NATO should pull out of rural areas and speed up the transfer of security responsibilities to Afghan forces nationwide in the wake of the killing of 16 civilians.

North Korea says it will launch long-range rocket mounted with satellite

Washington Post -
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea announced plans Friday to launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite next month, a provocative move just weeks after it agreed to nuclear concessions including a moratorium on long-range missile tests.

More record-breaking warmth ahead for Denver, as snow creeps back into ...

Denver Post -
Colorado's warm spell has a solid chance to leave its mark on the record book three times this week. The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 76 degrees Friday, which would eclipse the record high of 74 degrees for March 16, which was set ...

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich starts 14-year term in Colorado federal ...

Detroit Free Press -
By P. Solomon Banda and Michael Tarm AP LITTLETON, Colo. -- Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked into a federal prison in Colorado to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption on Thursday, the latest chapter in the downfall of a ...

S&P ends over 1400 for first time since 2008 credit crisis

Reuters -
By Ryan Vlastelica | NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 closed above 1400 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis on Thursday as stocks resumed the upward climb that has produced a steady stream of gains this year.

Shares consolidate, dollar steadies after rally

Reuters -
By Chikako Mogi | TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares steadied on Friday while the dollar took a breather after its recent broad rally spurred profit-taking, with some investors wondering if a fresh batch of encouraging economic data would put further ...

Buffett Awards Wall Street-Sized Pay Praised by Dimon

BusinessWeek -
By Andrew Frye and Jeff Green on March 16, 2012 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) Chief Executive Officer Warren Buffett, who has said banker greed helped deepen the US financial crisis, attracts the workers he wants with compensation that competes with ...

Biden's Sharp Words Mark a New Phase in Campaign

ABC News -
Make no mistake, the presidential campaign is well under way for the Democrats as well as the Republicans. Vice President Joe Biden called out Mitt Romney and other GOP rivals as being "dead wrong" about the auto bailout, a feisty ramping-up by ...

Big ideas Newt Gingrich is back

Politico -
LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. - Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign has come full circle. Two days after losing the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Gingrich is once again the “big ideas” candidate.

Sprint Nextel to pull the plug on Lightsquared partnership

Wireless giant plans to return $65 million in prepayments to the foundering wireless broadband effort, according to The Wall Street Journal.

18 Firms Sued for Using Privacy-invading Mobile Apps

PCWorld -
By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.

We finally get to see our first sneak peek of Dark Shadows!!! -
We finally get to see our first sneak peek of Dark Shadows!!! ABC'sOnce Upon A Time will offer the first footage of Tim Burton's highly-anticipated flick Dark Shadows next week during their brand new episode on Sunday night.

21 Jump Street takes an inspired approach to recycling

Isthmus -
What do we really expect at this point from movies that cash in on nostalgia for old TV shows, cartoons, toys and board games? Every once in a while, a filmmaking team comes up with a quirky enough perspective that the revival of a title seems not just ...

'Idol' Top 10 Revealed, Shannon Magrane Gets the Boot

Extra TV -
The "American Idol" top 12 was down one contestant going into this week's performances with the disqualification of Jermaine Jones, who was sent packing after it was discovered he lied about a criminal past.

Jermaine Jones Talks Idol Dismissal: "I Was Shocked"

E! Online -
Katie Bores in Black! Plus, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lawrence and more. Rate all the highs and lows! It looks like we weren't the only ones surprised to see Jermaine Jones get the boot from American Idol for something totally unrelated to his singing ...

College basketball roundup: No. 12 VCU shocks Wichita St.

Detroit Free Press -
Rams guard Troy Daniels (30) shoots and sinks a three-point shot against the Shockers on Thursday. / Steve Dykes/US PRESSWIRE Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas blocks a shot by UNC-Asheville's Jeremy Atkinson on Thursday.

NBA news and results, March 15

San Francisco Chronicle -
Dwight Howard agreed to stay in Orlando on a day when plenty of other big men were on the move. Nene, JaVale McGee and Marcus Camby were among the centers who found new homes Thursday before the NBA's trade deadline.

NCAA men's basketball tournament results, March 15

San Francisco Chronicle -
Syracuse was missing its starting center. North Carolina-Asheville (24-10) thought the Orange (32-2) got help from three men in striped shirts.

Colorado scores moral victory for Pac-12

By Scott Zucker, USA TODAY By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Conference champ Colorado, an 11th seed in the South Region, pulled off a minor upset, defeating No.

Could neutrino technology be used in submarines?

The State Column -
Researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have communicated a message through 240 meters of stone (780 feet) using a beam of neutrinos for the very first time, a press release from the University of Rochester ...

Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

Albany Times Union -
In this Aug. 16, 1960 photo made available by the US Air Force, Col. Joe Kittinger steps off a balloon-supported gondola at an altitude of 102800 feet.

Shock campaign on smoking -
AP This image provided on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control shows Shawn Wright who had a tracheotomy after being diagnosed with head and neck cancer.

Increased cadmium intake raises breast cancer risk

San Francisco Chronicle -
Washington -- In a finding that strengthens the link between environmental pollutants and rising rates of breast cancer, new research finds that women whose diets contain higher levels of cadmium are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than ...

UK: 7000 more women have faulty breast implants

Around 300000 women in 65 countries have received implants made by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a now-defunct manufacturer in southern France.


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