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Natasha Richardson dies after ski fall

Washington Post - ‎58 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson, a member of Britain's Redgrave acting dynasty, died on Wednesday at age 45 after a suffering a severe brain injury in a skiing accident in Canada earlier this week.
Actress Richardson dies of injuries San Francisco Chronicle

AIG chief finally gets it

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON --American International Group CEO Edward Liddy, during his scalping Wednesday before House members furious over $165 million in bonuses going to the bailed-out insurer, finally got the message that a company living on the charity of ...

Verdict, sentencing expected in Fritzl incest dungeon trial

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. POELTEN, Austria (CNN) -- Josef Fritzl, who has admitted repeatedly raping his daughter in a cellar dungeon for decades, is expected to be sentenced Thursday by a court in Austria.

Israel arrests Hamas members

Aljazeera.net - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Israel has detained at least 10 senior Hamas members in the occupied West Bank, according to officials from the Palestinian group.

North Korean officials cross the border to arrest US journalists

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Security officials from North Korea have detained two Korean-American journalists, apparently while they were on the Chinese side of the border and filming into the closed Stalinist state.

Pakistan Says US Should Review Baluchistan Strikes

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael Heath March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Pakistan’s government urged the Obama administration to reconsider a plan to expand strikes by drones in the tribal regions to include targets in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

Bush book describes his 12 toughest decisions

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist Former President George W. Bush, who is writing a book, is basing it on the 12 most difficult decisions he had to make as president .

Army to end forced extended tours

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The 'stop-loss' program will be cut back and ultimately eliminated by 2011, the Defense secretary says. By Julian E. Barnes Reporting from Washington -- The number of soldiers forced to remain in the military past their enlistment period under the ...

President to pioneer chat on late-night TV

USA Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY President Obama hasn't been practicing one-liners, but he is going Thursday night where no sitting president has gone before: to a late-night comedy show.

Sun Deal May Trigger More Takeovers as Technology Icons Fade

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Ian King, Tim Mullaney and Connie Guglielmo March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder Scott McNealy, known for deriding the technology of more- established companies, may see his business become part of one of the oldest: ...

China says rejection of Coke-Huiyuan deal no blow to open trade

Reuters - ‎40 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's rejection of Coca-Cola's bid to buy the country's top juice maker, Huiyuan, marked no retreat from government policies welcoming foreign investment, the government said on Thursday.

China Mobile Chairman: Still Aiming For A-Share Listing

CNNMoney.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- China Mobile Ltd. (CHL) Chief Executive Wang Jianzhou said Thursday the telecom operator is still aiming for an A-share listing, but it doesn't have a specific timetable.

Work begins on iPhone OS 3.0 jailbreak

CNET News - ‎5 hours ago‎
by Jennifer Guevin The iPhone Dev-Team says the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 can be jailbroken but issued a warning to some 3G users eager to get that shiny new copy-paste feature.

Microsoft promises 'lessons learned' on IE 8 download day

Register - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Analysis It took nearly two years for the functionally inferior Internet Explorer 6 to finally be surpassed by the better IE 7 in terms of regular daily use.

Google deal brings classic books to Sony Reader

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Jennifer Guevin Sony's e-book reader is about to get a little help from Jane Austen in its battle with the Kindle. Sony announced a partnership with Google Wednesday night that will bring a half-million classic books to the Sony Reader Digital Book.

Kanye West faces misdemeanor charges in LAX scuffle with paparazzi

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
The rapper-producer and his manager have been charged with vandalism, grand theft and battery by the Los Angeles city attorney's office.

LeAnn Rimes addresses Cibrian affair on her Web site

Newsday - ‎2 hours ago‎
On her Web site yesterday, country singer LeAnn Rimes addressed the reported affair she is having with her co-star Eddie Cibrian - the subject of this week's Us magazine cover story.

SXSW Rocks Hard with Global Beats

TheCelebrityCafe.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Austin festival South by South West filled with international performers, notably nine member Playing for Change. What started out as a mostly American music festival in Austin, Texas has turned into an international event.

Few roadblocks in Venezuela's way

MLB.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com Venezuelan closer Francisco Rodrigez has recorded three saves in the 2009 Classic. (Jeffrey M. Boan/AP) MIAMI -- It can hit the ball with frequency and authority.

Stage set: Classic ready for Hollywood

MLB.com - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By John Schlegel / MLB.com Toshiya Sugiuchi celebrates after the final out of Japan's 5-0 win over Cuba on Wednesday. (AP) The Samurai will fight another day, their title defense still very much alive.

Missing opener shows Lawson lacks commitment

FOXSports.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
by Jeff Goodman Jeff Goodman is a senior college basketball writer for FOXSports.com. He can be reached at GoodmanonFOX@aol.com or check out his blog, Good 'N Plenty.

Studies fail to settle prostate testing debate

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Stephen Smith Regular screening for prostate cancer may prevent the deaths of a small number of men but exposes many more to potentially needless treatments accompanied by serious complications, according to two landmark studies that fail to settle ...

More babies born in 2007 than any other year

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
BY MONIFA THOMAS Staff Reporter/mjthomas@suntimes.com More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any other year on record, surpassing the post-war "baby boom" of the 1950s, new government figures show.

FDA Panel Backs Multaq For Approval

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN WASHINGTON -- A US Food and Drug Administration panel Wednesday said a proposed heart drug from Sanofi-Aventis SA should be approved to treat a common heart rhythm disorder.

Nation briefs: New Mexico repeals death penalty

Newsday - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gov. Bill Richardson signed a repeal of New Mexico's death penalty yesterday, making it the second state to ban executions since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

The Pac-10 doesn't get the president's vote

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jae C. Hong / AP President Barack Obama, left, talks with University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams while watching a Tar Heels practice on April 29, 2008.

Insurance Change for Veterans Is Scrapped

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON - Under withering criticism from veterans and Congress, President Obama on Wednesday abandoned a proposal that would have required veterans to use their private health insurance to pay for the treatment of combat-related ...