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Obama set to sign jobs bill

Los Angeles Times - James Oliphant, Richard Simon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The $17.6-billion package would help employers who hire and keep new workers, and would boost construction projects with the transfer of highway and mass-transit funds.

Obama: 'No crisis' in US ties with Israel

Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid - ‎42 minutes ago‎
United States President Barack Obama said Thursday that there was 'no crisis' in ties with Israel, despite a high-profile diplomatic feud between the allies over the Netanyahu administration's ...

US drone strike in Pakistan 'killed key al-Qaeda man'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A key al-Qaeda figure wanted for a deadly attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan has been killed in a US drone strike, US officials believe.

Nigerian President Dismisses Cabinet

New York Times - Adam Nossiter, Senan Murray - ‎1 hour ago‎
DAKAR, Senegal - The acting president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, dissolved his cabinet Wednesday in the strongest assertion yet of his authority over a country where his rule has been challenged.

Pope writes open letter in attempt to quell paedophile row

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Benedict XVI met the head of the Irish Catholic church, Cardinal Sean Brady, at the Vatican to discuss a response to the Murphy report on clerical sex abuse.

Iraq: The exit looms

The Guardian - ‎11 minutes ago‎
The State of Law bloc which backs the current Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, could well end up with the most votes when the results are declared today, but that will not necessarily help him.

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President Barack Obama Talks to Bret Baier About Health Care Reform Bill

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Bret Baier" from March 17, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Sandbags on hand, Red River area waits for flood

The Associated Press - Dave Kolpack - ‎1 hour ago‎
FARGO, ND - Schoolchildren, parents and hundreds of residents have spent days packing and stacking sandbags to protect their cities against the rising Red River.

NY governor's press secretary quits amid ethics probes

Washington Post - Joan Gralla, Jan Paschal - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The press secretary for New York Democratic Governor David Paterson resigned on Wednesday amid state and federal ethics probes of her boss that have triggered the departures of other top aides.

Fed's Fisher: Fed Needs Tools To Cut 'Cancers' Out Of System

Wall Street Journal - Bradley Davis - ‎2 hours ago‎
DALLAS (Dow Jones)--The Federal Reserve's toolkit to deal with foundering financial institutions must be protected, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said Wednesday.

Stocks climb after Fed pledges to hold rates low

BusinessWeek - Stephen Bernard, Tim Paradis - ‎24 minutes ago‎
A report on inflation at the wholesale level provided another sign that the Federal Reserve shouldn't have to raise its key lending rate anytime soon.

Australian, NZ Dollars Near Two-Month Highs on Risk Appetite

Bloomberg - Yoshiaki Nohara, Candice Zachariahs - ‎19 minutes ago‎
March 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian and New Zealand dollars traded near two-month highs as gains in stocks and commodities boosted demand for higher-yielding assets.

Google Working With Intel, Sony, Logitech on TV Technology

Wall Street Journal - Don Clark, Ben Worthen - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Google Inc. has lined up some big partners--including Intel Corp. and Sony Corp.--in the Internet giant's recent quest to move its technology into the living room, people familiar with the situation say.

US agency denies Google's Nexus One trademark

Computerworld - Nancy Gohring - ‎28 minutes ago‎
IDG News Service - Just as Google's Nexus One phone may be about to gain momentum, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied the search giant's application for the Nexus One trademark.

Just in Time for 'Play Ball,' Apps for the Baseball Afflicted

New York Times - Bob Tedeschi - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Quick, look around the office. Do people appear to be staring into their iPhones with a bit more intensity than just a few weeks ago?

Bullock Cancels Trip Amid Talk of Marriage Trouble

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock on Wednesday pulled out of the London premiere of her hit movie "The Blind Side" as a US celebrity magazine published a claim that her husband cheated on her.

Having a more saintly St. Patrick's Day?

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
St. Patrick's Day: green beer, green cupcakes, green clothes; parades, corned beef, soda bread and shouts of "Kiss me, I'm Irish!

American Idol's Rolling Stones Night: Your thoughts

USA Today - ‎7 hours ago‎
I know, it's only rock 'n' roll -- but did you like it? According to you, some girls (and guys) were a gas, gas, gas Tuesday as American Idol's Top 12 introduced themselves to the Glimmer Twins catalog.

Players vow to support Washington

SI.com - ‎8 minutes ago‎
AP SURPRISE, Ariz. -- In the spring of 1986, when Ron Washington was still a utility player for the Minnesota Twins, he was approached by Andy MacPhail, then the team's general manager, to discuss the perceived drug problem upending major league ...

Lee suspended for first five games of 2010

MLB.com - Spencer Fordin - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Former American League Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee was suspended for the first five games of the season and fined an undisclosed amount Wednesday for his part in an on-field incident in Monday's Spring Training game.

Obama takes his shot and picks the Jayhawks

USA Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
Playing it safe, basketball's No. 1 fan has picked Kansas over Kentucky to win the NCAA men's tournament. President Obama's choice probably had more to do with the Jayhawks' top rank than anything else.

* Healthcare reform push picks up convert in Kucinich

Reuters - John Whitesides, Donna Smith - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama picked up support for healthcare reform on Wednesday from a former critic and from a group of Catholic nuns, who broke with bishops on the abortion issue and ...

Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Campaign Inspiring Parents To Take Action

Seattle Medium - Alexa Murray - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Those chips, sodas and snacks that children look forward to when they go into the school lunchroom may soon disappear if First Lady Michelle Obama gets her way.

Breast cancer study aims to speed drugs, cooperation

Reuters - Maggie Fox, John O'Callaghan - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - Researchers launched a unique collaboration on Wednesday aimed at getting cancer drugs to the market more quickly in which three companies will cooperate with the US government ...

Game of Death: France's Shocking TV Experiment

TIME - Bruce Crumley - ‎2 hours ago‎
Christophe Ena / AP Is a crusading French documentary maker striking a blow at the abusive powers of television - or simply taking reality TV to a new low of cynicism and bad taste?

For the Dishwasher's Sake, Go Easy on the Detergent

New York Times - Alina Tugend - ‎Mar 12, 2010‎
I'VE been writing on some weighty topics lately - too little money, too many choices, too few jobs. It's time, I decided, to move on to some questions that haunt me almost every day.

Great Time to Buy (Famous Last Words)

New York Times - Damon Darlin - ‎Mar 13, 2010‎
Home prices have not proved to be predictable, but they aren't the only factor buyers can consider. By DAMON DARLIN “IT'S a great time to buy a home.

In Mexico, 13 killed in Acapulco area, 11 others elsewhere in Guerrero

Los Angeles Times - Tracy Wilkinson - ‎Mar 13, 2010‎
Five police officers are slain and the bullet-riddled bodies of eight men are found in Acapulco just as foreign tourists are arriving for spring break.

African teen king lives dual life

CNN - Faith Karimi, Samson Ntale - ‎Mar 16, 2010‎
He bobs his head to rapper Jay-Z, plays video games and reads the "Twilight" vampire books. When he's not doing homework, he kicks a soccer ball in his backyard.