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Democrats Consider New Moves for Health Bill

New York Times - David M. Herszenhorn, Robert Pear - ‎2 hours ago‎
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, said she had put “a massive whip operation” in place to round up votes for the health care bill.

Israel preparing response to US demands

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tensions ran high in Jerusalem on Tuesday while Washington waits for Israel's response to demands raised by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that could help defuse the diplomatic crisis with the United ...

Attorney General Eric Holder Also Says 9/11 Trial Decision 'Weeks Away'

ABC News - Jason Ryan - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Attorney General Eric Holder predicted today it was unlikely that Osama bin Laden would ever face a trial in the United States since he would likely be killed.

That protesters carry blood to Thai PM Abhisit's house

BBC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand are approaching the home of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva to continue their symbolic blood protest.
Symbolic Spilling of Blood Wall Street Journal

Fiji cyclone damage overwhelming, leader says

The Associated Press - Pita Ligaiula - ‎56 minutes ago‎
SUVA, Fiji - The South Pacific island nation of Fiji has suffered overwhelming damage from a powerful cyclone that battered its shores for more than three days, the prime minister said Wednesday as relief operations were launched in the country's ...

Court martial begins

The Hindu - Muralidhar Reddy - ‎8 hours ago‎
COLOMBO: Court martial proceedings against the former Army Chief, General (retired) Sarath Fonseka, for alleged involvement in politics while in uniform, commenced here on Tuesday.

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Monserrate Loses Bid to Regain Seat

New York Times - Fernanda Santos - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the State Senate last month after he was convicted of assaulting his companion, failed Tuesday in his quest to regain his seat as José R. Peralta handily won a special election to represent a ...

Obama to Take Questions From Fox News

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON - President Obama will give a rare interview on Wednesday to Fox News, the cable network that a top administration official once accused of being a political arm of the Republican Party.
President Obama to Appear on Fox News Seattle Post Intelligencer

Obama making men's and women's picks for ESPN

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama likes Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova to reach the men's basketball Final Four, and ESPN will reveal his full brackets on Wednesday, according to Chicagobreakingsports.

US STOCKS-Wall St hits fresh 17-month high after Fed

Reuters - Chuck Mikolajczak, Jan Paschal - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, March 16 (Reuters) - US stocks rose to a fresh 17-month high on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve held benchmark rates near zero and maintained its pledge to keep them low for an extended period.

Honda shares slip on Odyssey, Element recall

MarketWatch - Myra P. Saefong - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Honda Motor Co. (TSE:JP:7267) (NYSE:HMC) fell 0.3% Wednesday morning in Tokyo despite a broader advance in stocks, pressured by plans for a vehicle recall.

US Presses China to Address Value of Its Currency

New York Times - Sewell Chan - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Members of Congress from both parties sought on Tuesday to put more pressure on China to allow an increase in the value of its currency, saying Beijing's policy of holding the value down to give China an edge in export ...

NBP: inside the FCC's spectrum revolution (and its problems)

Ars Technica - Matthew Lasar - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the months preceding the release of the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, the agency made clear that it wants to broker a huge transfer of licensed spectrum away from ...

HTC, T-Mobile Mum on Windows Phone 7 Plans for HD2

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Phone maker HTC and wireless carrier T-Mobile announced the highly anticipated HD2 smartphone in the US on Tuesday, but also said that no plans were in place to put Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS on the device yet.

Google Nexus One Now Runs on ATandT 3G in US, Rogers in Canada

eWeek - Clint Boulton - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google said the Nexus One is now available from Google's Webstore as an unlocked device without a service plan for AT&T's 3G network in the US and on Rogers Wireless in Canada.

'American Idol' Top 12: Crystal Bowersox, Siobhan Magnus Come Out On Top

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Didi Benami and Casey James also get praise from the judges during big-stage debut. By Gil Kaufman The "American Idol" season-nine top 12 made it to the big stage Tuesday night (March 16) to take on the songs of the Rolling Stones.

Fox to mine "Avatar" DVD release three times

Reuters - Alex Dobuzinskis, Jill Serjeant - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, March 16 (Reuters) - Twentieth Century Fox on Tuesday set Earth Day, April 22, for the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Avatar".

Sony bets MJ fans won't stop 'til they get enough

The Associated Press - Linda Deutsch, Ryan Nakashima - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The man who spearheaded the record-breaking deal in which Michael Jackson's estate will get up to $250 million in the next seven years said Tuesday that Sony Music Entertainment bought a treasure trove of new Jackson music, ...

At Masters, Woods seeks a quiet return

Los Angeles Times - David Wharton - ‎2 hours ago‎
Immense hedges and thickets of azaleas surround Augusta National Golf Club, concealing its picturesque fairways from the outside world.

Flyers-Predators Sums

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By AP First Period--1, Philadelphia, Carter 33 (Briere, Hartnell), 1:21. 2, Nashville, Sullivan 14 (Hornqvist, Goc), 4:33. 3, Nashville, Erat 20 (Arnott, Hamhuis), 7:04.
Predators edge Flyers in shootout The Associated Press

Wild extend home win streak over Oilers to 13

The Associated Press - ‎47 minutes ago‎
ST. PAUl, Minn. - Chuck Kobasew scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers for the 13th straight time at home, 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Ad watch: A closer look at dueling health care spots

USA Today - Matt Kelley, Mimi Hall - ‎12 hours ago‎
As Congress nears a final vote on health care legislation, groups that oppose and support the bill have begun airing television ads that make claims about the impact it will have on Americans.

First lady asks foodmakers to be on front line tackling childhood obesity

Washington Post - Jane Black - ‎4 hours ago‎
Michelle Obama on Tuesday called on corporate food giants such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods to step up efforts to produce more healthful food and then market that, rather than junk food, to children.

City Restaurants Required to Post Cleanliness Grades

New York Times - Glenn Collins - ‎2 hours ago‎
The New York City Board of Health voted Tuesday to rate cleanliness in the city's more than 24000 restaurants with publicly posted letter grades, adopting a controversial plan proposed 14 months ago by the Department of Health and ...

Sirius XM's Next Stop?

Motley Fool - Rick Aristotle Munarriz - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Now that investors have had a couple of days to enjoy Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) perched above the $1 mark, it's time to ponder the stock's next milestone.

That Unmistakable Streepness

New York Times - Ao Scott - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Some of Meryl Streep's more memorable films include, clockwise, from top left: “Silkwood” (1983); “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006); “Mamma Mia!

The Most Amazing Craigslist Ad Up In Here! (PICTURE)

Huffington Post (blog) (satire) - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
This is quite possibly the greatest Craigslist ad of all time. And not in the "crazy person had access to a computer and wants a woman to sit in a tub of pasta" sort of way.

The New Doctor Death

Newsweek - Sarah Kliff, Arian Campo-Flores - ‎Mar 15, 2010‎
Despite criminal charges in both states, the head of a radical right-to-die group insists his work is compassionate and necessary.

As lockout looms, NFL teams grappling with D-Day planning

SI.com - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we ease our way into an NFL offseason that increasingly feels like the quiet (2010) before the storm (2011)... As the league's looming labor issues begin demanding more of our attention, ...