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Japan launches new efforts to avert nuclear meltdown

Los Angeles Times - Mark Magnier, Laura King - ‎31 minutes ago‎
As survivors of last week's earthquake and tsunami criticize Japan's relief efforts, authorities desperately try to complete a new power line that could restore cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Wall Street Journal - Reuters - BusinessWeek - Bloomberg - Wikipedia: Fukushima I nuclear accidents

Libya: Red Cross pulls out of Benghazi fearing attack

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The International Committee of the Red Cross has withdrawn from the rebel-held city of Benghazi, in eastern Libya. The organisation said it feared an attack by forces loyal to the country's leader Col Muammar Gaddafi may be imminent.
ABC Online - - Bloomberg - Independent - Wikipedia: 2011 Libyan uprising

Bahrain crackdown dashes US hopes for negotiated solution

Los Angeles Times - Paul Richter, Neela Banerjee - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The US has been urging Bahrain's king and protesters to reach a power-sharing deal. The Obama administration moves to distance itself from the violence even as it seeks to preserve ties with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
The Guardian - Times of India - Reuters - Voice of America

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US Stock Futures Point To Another Down Session On Thursday

Wall Street Journal - Kristina Peterson, Brendan Conway - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stock futures pointed to another drop Thursday as investors tried to gauge the impact of the dollar's swift drop against the yen, and how the Japanese government ...

Successful Miami-Dade Recall Effort Fueled by Money, Public Discontent

Fox News - Carolyn Salazar - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Members of Miami Voice celebrate the results recalling Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, inside the Billiard Club in Miami Lakes, Fla.

Proposed kickoff changes would lessen the excitement

NFL News - Pat Kirwan - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Pat Kirwan Members of the NFL's competition committee have been in Naples, Fla., for a week, and in talking with some of the members, it was clear that safety is still the driving force of most issues they want to ...

US, Japan Split on Zone of Evacuation

Wall Street Journal - Tennille Tracy, Jared Favole - ‎1 hour ago‎
US officials challenged the Japanese government's assessment of the radiation risks posed by the damaged nuclear complex, telling US civilians and military personnel to stay at least 50 miles from the facility, ...

Parkinson's disease yields to experimental gene therapy

Los Angeles Times - Melissa Healy - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A small-scale gene therapy trial conducted at seven US medical centers has found that a single infusion of a specialized gene, piggybacked onto a virus and fed directly into the brain, can safely lessen the severity ...

US takes conservative approach in response to nuclear crisis in Japan

Washington Post - Peter Wallsten, Dan Eggen - ‎44 minutes ago‎
In sharp contrast to governments across the world that are moving aggressively to evacuate their citizens from Japan and reassess their own nuclear power programs, the Obama administration ...

Can Selena Gomez Distinguish The Real Justin Bieber From His Wax Figure?

Access Hollywood - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ashlee and Pete! Jude and Sienna! They're all residents of Splitville, USA as of 2011! You may have thought these stars only went by different names in the movies, but not so!

Californians side with Jerry Brown in epic budget battle, poll says

Christian Science Monitor - Daniel B. Wood - ‎2 hours ago‎
Republican lawmakers are blocking Gov. Jerry Brown's attempts to put a tax-rate extension before voters this summer. But a new Field Poll shows Californians back Brown's plan.

Eminem Mourns The Loss Of Nate Dogg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale's untimely death has created a wide reaching shift in the hip hop community as the G-Funk singer's impact was greater than anyone could imagine.

Analysts: Political impact uncertain after CIA contractor freed

CNN International - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By Michael Martinez Pakinstanis on Wednesday march toward the US Embassy to protest the release of Raymond Davis. (CNN) -- Perhaps more important than the newest mystery surrounding CIA contractor Raymond Davis -- who paid the purported seven-figure ...

Microsoft Rolls Out Tools for IE 9 Installs - Kurt Mackie - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Microsoft indicated that its new Internet Explorer 9 Web browser, released on Monday, was downloaded 2.35 million times within the first 24 hours.

Yen hits record-high against US dollar as Nikkei falls

BBC News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The Japanese yen has risen against the US dollar hitting the highest level since the end of the Second World War. The yen climbed as high as 76.25 against the US dollar in US trading on Wednesday.

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi matches iPad 2 on price

Christian Science Monitor - Matthew Shaer - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Xoom gets a Wi-Fi only edition. But did Motorola wait too long to introduce a cheaper Xoom? Motorola Xoom, shown here, will soon be available in a Wi-Fi only edition.

Prices of vehicles from Japan likely to climb

Los Angeles Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Earthquake-related production shutdowns in Japan are reducing the supply of popular hybrid and fuel-efficient cars amid rising demand for the imports.

Netflix may be getting into original programming

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz, Joe Flint - ‎26 minutes ago‎
The Internet video company is in advanced talks with independent production company Media Rights Capital to distribute online 'House of Cards,' a series starring Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, sources say.

Label Chief to Depart for 'X Factor'

New York Times - Brian Stelter - ‎23 minutes ago‎
In the latest round of changes among executives at the major record labels, Antonio Reid, a top hit maker at the Universal Music Group, will leave the company to become a judge on “The X Factor.

OIL FUTURES: Japan Nuclear Crisis Pushes Nymex Crude Below $97

Wall Street Journal - David Winning - ‎1 hour ago‎
SYDNEY (Dow Jones)--Front-month crude oil futures fell below the key $97/bbl support level Thursday after comments by the top official in charge of nuclear power regulation in the US, which indicated the Japanese atomic crisis is worse ...

Sheen hits setback in lawsuit with Warner Bros. - Matthew Belloni - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Charlie Sheen has been dealt a procedural blow in his lawsuit against Warner Bros. Television and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre over his firing from TV's No.

Haiti's cholera cases may double UN estimate - ‎35 minutes ago‎
(Note:CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) A Haitian girl drinks water at a cholera treatment center run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in Port-au-Prince in January. news services

ESPN - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Former Duke basketball star Grant Hill called critical comments by former Michigan guard and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose "sad and somewhat pathetic" in an open letter published Wednesday by The New York Times.
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