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Japan works to restore power at crippled reactors

ABC Online - Shane McLeod - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Japanese engineers are racing to restore a power cable to the quake-ravaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the hope of restarting pumps needed to pour cold water on overheating fuel rods and avert a catastrophic ...
Washington Post - Wall Street Journal - Xinhua - New York Times - Wikipedia: Fukushima I nuclear accidents

Nations Act to Put Brakes on Yen's Rise

Wall Street Journal - Damian Paletta, David Wessel - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The world's economic powerhouses banded together in an attempt to tame an unwelcome rise in the value of the Japanese yen—a development that had threatened to handicap Japan's recovery from the recent devastating ...
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Japan Stocks Climb as Central Banks Begin Intervention on Yen; Tepco Jumps

Bloomberg - Akiko Ikeda, Kana Nishizawa - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Japanese stocks climbed, paring their worst weekly performance since 2008, as the yen tumbled after the Bank of Japan and some Group of Seven countries said they began intervening in ...

Karen Rodriguez Eliminated From 'American Idol' - Adam Graham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Naima Adedapo and Haley Reinhart join her in the bottom three, while Black Eyed Peas and Lee DeWyze perform. By Adam Graham "Love Will Lead You Back" paved a path straight to elimination for Karen Rodriguez, who was shown the door on Thursday's (March ...

CDC Urges New HIV Testing for Donors

Wall Street Journal - Laura Landro - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending hospitals test living donors for the virus that causes AIDS no more than seven days before their organs are removed and transplanted, following the first documented US case ...

Iraqis protest against crackdown on Shiites in Bahrain

CNN International - Mohammed Tawfeeq - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Hundreds of angry Iraqis demonstrated in the holy Shiite city of Karbala on Thursday, protesting the use of foreign troops in the crackdown against anti-government protests in Bahrain.

Android Browser Faster Than iPhone In Flawed Study

InformationWeek - Eric Zeman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Blaze Software says the Android browser loads pages 52% faster than the iPhone's browser, but that's not the whole story. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Blaze Software performed a huge study on browser performance, loading 1000 different Web sites in ...

Report Finds Wide Abuses By Police in New Orleans

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
This time, there will be federal court oversight, and there is already widespread consensus that systemic police reform is needed.

SecurID Company Suffers a Breach of Data Security

New York Times - John Markoff - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - The RSA Security division of the EMC Corporation said Thursday that it had suffered a sophisticated data breach, potentially compromising computer security products widely used by corporations and governments.

Disaster May Deal Blow to Tourism in Hawaii

New York Times - Adam Nagourney - ‎2 hours ago‎
HONOLULU - Even before Japan was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami, Hawaii had been struggling with a budget shortfall that seemed suffocating for a state this small: close to $1 billion over two years.

Pakistan army chief condemns US drone attack - Sebastian Abbot, Rasool Dawar - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP "It has been highlighted clearly that such aggression against people of Pakistan is unjustified and intolerable under any circumstances," he said.

House votes to cut funding to public radio

Reuters - Wendell Marsh, Peter Cooney - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to end federal funding for National Public Radio, following recent controversies that entangled some of the organization's senior executives.

Harper, Morehead State Upset Louisville 62-61

NPR - ‎58 minutes ago‎
by AP AP Morehead State guard Demonte Harper (22) follows through on the game-winning three-point basket in the closing seconds of the second half against Louisville in a Southwest regional second round NCAA tournament college basketball game, ...

Japan Disaster May Result in Production Delays of Newly Released iPad 2

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple employees cheer as the iPad 2 goes on sale at The Grove Apple store in Los Angeles Friday, March 11, 2011. The iPad 2 is the updated version of Apple Inc.s iPad tablet computer.

The glass slipper doesn't fit so well these days - David Whitley - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The theme for the first day of the NCAA tournament was upsets and near-upsets. But how many times does Cinderella have to show up before we realize her beauty has faded?

Seoul shares gain on refiners, foreign demand

Reuters - Jungyoun Park, Jacqueline Wong - ‎2 hours ago‎
SEOUL, March 18 (Reuters) - Seoul shares rose on Friday lifted by foreign investor buying and refiners, but persistent fears about Japan's nuclear crisis and Middle East unrest limited gains.

Jennifer Lawrence headed to 'Hunger Games'

Kansas City Star - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Maybe it was her squirrel-gutting scene in “Winter's Bone” that persuaded the studio. Whatever the case, Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence, 20, is reportedly the chosen one to play 16-year-old ace hunter Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming “Hunger Games” ...

GM to shut Louisiana plant due to parts shortage

Reuters - Deepa Seetharaman, Andre Grenon - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT, March 17 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it would temporarily idle its pick-up truck plant in Louisiana due to a parts shortage stemming from the crisis in Japan.

'Limitless': Possibilities, Hemmed In By Hollywood

NPR - Mark Jenkins - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Subito accelerando: After taking an experimental "smart drug," Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) becomes a bona-fide genius, able to finish a long-stalled novel, learn new languages - even compose music.

The Times Announces Digital Subscription Plan

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
If enough readers balk at paying, The Times risks losing its status as the most-visited newspaper Web site in the country - an important distinction with many advertisers.

Internet Explorer 9 racked up 2.35 million downloads in first day: Microsoft

Christian Science Monitor - Matthew Shaer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded over 2 million times in its first 24 hours of availability. Here, a screen showing a new Internet Explorer 9 functionality called Aero Snap.

DC Kids Ingest Cocaine at Elementary School

ABC News - Ellen Tumposky - ‎1 hour ago‎
Four students at a Washington elementary school ingested cocaine brought to the school by a classmate Wednesday, school officials said.

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