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President Barack Obama: 1st sitting president appears on 'The ...

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Peter Nicholas | Tribune correspondent LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama, bantering casually with Jay Leno during a taping of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, voiced some frustration with life inside the presidential bubble.

Many in Government Knew Weeks Ago About AIG Bonuses

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS and JACKIE CALMES WASHINGTON - The question was direct and prescient. Representative Joseph Crowley, Democrat of New York, asked the Treasury secretary in an open hearing what could be done to stop American International Group from ...

US offers Iran a 'new beginning'

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
US President Barack Obama has offered "a new beginning" of engagement with Tehran in an unprecedented direct video message to the Iranian people.

Israel arrests 10 Hamas leaders

International Herald Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Isabel Kershner JERUSALEM: Israel arrested 10 Hamas leaders in the West Bank late Wednesday and early Thursday, including four legislators, in what Hamas said was an attempt to put pressure on the organization after the collapse of negotiations for ...

Papers call for probe over Fritzl

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The monster is caged at last, is how the Sun refers to the life sentence imposed on Austrian Josef Fritzl for imprisoning and raping his daughter.

Angolans set to embrace Pope Benedict

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Louise Redvers Pope Benedict XVI is set to get a rapturous welcome when he arrives in Angola, where more than half the population is Catholic.

Obamas ready to start a White House garden

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - This year, the vegetables served at the White House will be as locally grown as possible—right on the South Lawn. After a campaign by gardeners and sustainable-food activists, the First Family has decided to dig up part of the White House ...

In Sacramento's tent city, a torn economic fabric

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Robert Howard Bennett, 40, who used to repair air conditioners, makes his way through tent city, which sprawls messily beneath power lines above a grassed-over landfill.

High School Students Meet Privately with Obama

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kim Baldonado A dream come true is how one Village Academy High School student described meeting President Barack Obama in Pomona today.
$2B battery grant touted The Detroit News

Dollar Heads for Record Weekly Loss Versus Euro as Supply Rises

Bloomberg - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By Ron Harui March 20 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar headed for a record weekly drop against the euro after the Federal Reserve ramped up supply of the currency by unexpectedly saying it will start buying Treasuries.

Bonus-Tax Plan Heads to Senate After House Passes 90% Levy

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Ryan J. Donmoyer March 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Senate plans to vote next week on steep levies on employee bonuses after the House overwhelmingly approved a 90 percent tax on bonuses at American International Group Inc. and other companies receiving ...

Kitsap County Sheriff denies gang rumors

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office released a statement Thursday warning of widespread Internet rumors and cellphone text messages about alleged gang assaults at Wal-Mart stores.

Cisco Flips over Pure Digital Technologies for $590 million

Ars Technica - ‎6 hours ago‎
Networking giant Cisco on Thursday announced its plans to purchase Pure Digital Technologies, makers of the pocket-sized Flip line of digital video cameras.

All about the iPhone, iPod touch, and App Store from the Apple experts

Macworld - ‎9 hours ago‎
Popular folklore tells us Abraham Lincoln wrote his historic Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope. Today’s orators wouldn’t be caught with such unsophisticated tools, preferring complex and expensive TelePrompTers that let them appear to speak ...

Microsoft promises IE web-standards love

Register - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mix 09 Internet Explorer chief Dean Hachamovitch has committed Microsoft to standards and working with standards bodies, after years of going its own way on the browser.

Natasha Richardson autopsy confirms ski accident as cause of death

Entertainment Weekly - ‎3 hours ago‎
An autopsy report released today reveals that Natasha Richardson died of a head injury after her fall on March 16 at a ski resort in Canada, the AP reports.

Best Man Wanted. Must Be Rush Fan.

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By MANOHLA DARGIS A man without a woman is like a pistol without a hammer, wrote Victor Hugo. But a romantic comedy without a female lead, well, that’s just a fine bromance and now Hollywood business as usual, as most recently demonstrated by “I Love ...
We Love Paul Rudd, Man Washington Post

Movie review: Stars can't save 'Duplicity'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎6 hours ago‎
Comedy-drama. Starring Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Carrie Preston. Directed by Tony Gilroy. (PG-13. 125 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.
Video review: 'Duplicity' Los Angeles Times

Western Kentucky hangs on to upend Illinois

Sports Network - ‎1 hour ago‎
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Steffphon Pettigrew recorded a team-high 17 points to lead Western Kentucky to a nail-biting 76-72 decision over Illinois in first-round action of the NCAA Tournament's South Region at the Rose Garden.
Western Kentucky upsets Illinois Philadelphia Daily News

NCAA West: Memphis, Purdue Advance

Hartford Courant - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Roburt Sallie, who was averaging 4.5 points for Memphis, scored 35 points as the second-seeded Tigers beat Cal State Northridge 81-70 Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

Last Shot Falls Short and So Does Virginia Commonwealth’s Upset Bid

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JOHN BRANCH PHILADELPHIA - Eric Maynor’s No. 3 has already been retired by Virginia Commonwealth, but it was not too late to add to his legacy.

Holder Tells Agencies To Open More Records

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama administration advised federal agencies Thursday to release their records and information to the public unless foreseeable harm would result.
Comment by Kris Hermes
Media Specialist, Americans for Safe Access

PSA Testing: What Should Men Do?

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Ed Edelson THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of yesterday's publication of two major studies on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to detect prostate cancer -- one finding that it didn't save lives and another finding that it ...

Peanut case reveals inspector-company ties

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Bob Keefe, Craig Schneider Washington —- As federal legislators prepared to revamp the nation’s food-safety system, they examined the cozy relationship between food inspectors and the companies they inspect —- exemplified by the company linked to ...

Over one million workers protest across France

Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS, March 19 (Xinhua) -- More than 1 million people marched against President Nicolas Sarkozy across France on Thursday in a nationwide strike and protest over what they see as the government's unjust economic policies.

Jury convicts Alabama dad of throwing 4 kids off bridge

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- After deliberating for only 45 minutes, a jury convicted an Alabama man Thursday of throwing his four children off a Gulf Coast bridge in January 2008, according to prosecutors.

Man Is Arrested in Arrow Shooting in Bronx; Police Say It Was an ...

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By CARA BUCKLEY and AL BAKER A 27-year-old man was arrested on Thursday night on charges that he shot an arrow that accidentally struck a woman in the abdomen in the Bronx on Sunday, the police said.