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Afghan shooting suspect "doesn't remember" incident: lawyer

Reuters -
By Kevin Murphy | LANSING, Kansas (Reuters) - The US soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan "doesn't remember" the incident, his lawyer said on Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in a military detention center in ...
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Illinois voters to weigh in on races from White House to courthouse

Chicago Tribune -
Illinois primary voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose nominees for the fall in races from the White House to county courthouses after a final week of campaigning that saw the Republican presidential battle overshadow lower-level candidates ...

Manning decision has trickle-down effect

By Jim Corbett, USA TODAY No free agent has ever driven a wilder, more quarterback-centric offseason feeding frenzy than Peyton Manning.

Apple's decision to pay dividends shows imprint of CEO Tim Cook

Los Angeles Times -
Steve Jobs' successor sides with Wall Street investors who have long believed the company was only as strong as its last product.

Apple's new iPad: Still on the fence about whether to buy it? Join the club

Washington Post -
Apple executives on Monday bragged about how how the new iPad has been flying off the shelves over the past few days. If you're one of those still pondering whether to get one, here's everything you need to know.

Clashes hit Syrian capital; West wants united front

Reuters -
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis | AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebels fought gun battles with government forces in Damascus, in the most violent clashes Syria's capital has seen since the start of the year-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

US War Game Sees Perils of Israeli Strike Against Iran

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - A classified war simulation held this month to assess the repercussions of an Israeli attack on Iran forecasts that the strike would lead to a wider regional war, which could draw in the United States and leave hundreds of Americans dead, ...

North Korea invites international nuclear inspectors

SEOUL - North Korea has invited the United Nations atomic watchdog to send inspectors to help implement a nuclear deal with the United States, according to a senior Pyongyang official.

Cellphone adds to mystery of missing Northern California teen Sierra Lamar

Los Angeles Times -
Authorities in Morgan Hill were searching for Sierra Lamar, 15, who has been missing from the Santa Clara County community since Friday.

Don't Ignore Quiet Surge in Bond Rates

Fox Business -
With Apple (AAPL), oil prices and the 2012 election dominating the headlines, a new potential worry for investors has very quietly emerged in recent days: surging bond yields.

UPS to buy TNT Express

Los Angeles Times -
Acquiring the Dutch delivery firm in a $6.8-billion deal would enable UPS to nearly match the market share of rival Deutsche Post DHL.

Adobe Profit Forecast Misses Estimates Amid Software Upgrade

BusinessWeek -
By Aaron Ricadela on March 19, 2012 Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE), the largest maker of graphic design software, forecast lower-than- anticipated profit as the company steps up spending on sales and marketing and adopts a subscription-pricing approach.

The most important presidential election ever

Politico -
Most every campaign cycle, it seems, presidential candidates and political pundits claim this election is the most important one ever.

At Louisiana church, Santorum courts religious conservatives

Fort Worth Star Telegram -
By Kasie Hunt AP CENTRAL, La. -- When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should ...

GOP predicts uphill climb for Democrats' efforts to retake the House

Los Angeles Times -
By Lisa Mascaro The House GOP's campaign arm believes the Democrats' “drive for 25” seats to retake the House majority is more like a long haul for at least 30 seats, thanks primarily to retirements of conservative Blue Dog Democrats from districts ...

Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut

Bloomberg -
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will finish work on Windows 8 this summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, according to people with knowledge of the schedule.

One-man-show Apple critic: 'I will not go silent'

Chicago Sun-Times -
By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer March 19, 2012 8:14PM In this undated image released by The Public Theater, Mike Daisey is shown in a scene from "The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," in New York.

EA's poor-performing console, iOS game servers being shuttered

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Electronic Arts has announced that beginning at the end of March and for a couple weeks thereafter, it will no longer be supporting online gameplay options for a large number of Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, and iPhone/iPad games.

Dancing With the Stars Premiere: Was It the Best First Show Ever?!

E! Online -
Though it seems like only yesterday when JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff were hoisting that mirror ball, season 14 is here and with it comes 12 new stars raring to cut a rug in hopes of winning the trophy, the glory and—in at least a few cases—a whole ...

'Walking Dead' finale

Los Angeles Times -
A record 9-million viewers tuned in to AMC for Sunday's season finale of "The Walking Dead," making it the highest-rated episode in the series' history, the network announced Monday.

'21 Jump Street' rounds up solid crowds with $36.3 million debut weekend

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's cop comedy “21 Jump Street” booked itself into first-place at the weekend box office with a $36.3 million debut.

Disney says 'John Carter' to lose $200 million, putting it among biggest flops ...

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - “John Carter” is now officially a flop of galactic proportions. The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March.

After Dropping Gloves, Rangers Clinch Playoff Spot

New York Times -
The Rangers clinched a playoff berth Monday night by beating the Devils, 4-2, but the game at Madison Square Garden is likely to be remembered for a brawl immediately after the opening face-off that will again call into question the role of fighting in ...

Ray Allen's 3-pointers help Celtics find shooting touch in final period to ...

Washington Post -
ATLANTA - Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected the lead with two free throws in the final seconds as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 79-76 on Monday night.

Caps score early to take down Wings

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Detroit, MI - Alex Ovechkin netted two of Washington's three period goals and the Capitals continued their playoff push while 3 win at Joe Louis Arena.

David Garrard signs one-year deal with Miami Dolphins

By Nate Davis, USA TODAY The Dolphins are bringing a longtime Floridian quarterback onto their roster ... but it's not Tim Tebow, not yet anyway.

University to post original Albert Einstein manuscripts online

Rockdale Citizen -
By Daniel Estrin (1) JERUSALEM -- Albert Einstein's complete archives -- from personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers to notebooks scribbled with his groundbreaking scientific research -- are going online for the first time.

Vikings spread mouse species to Greenland, Newfoundland, study finds

Christian Science Monitor -
A genetic study of house mice suggests that the species was spread by Vikings between the eighth and 10th centuries. By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer / March 19, 2012 Mice are good at getting other people to transport them, ...

Court Upholds Graphic Tobacco Labels

Wall Street Journal -
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN A federal appeals court Monday largely upheld the US government's authority to regulate tobacco products, including requirements for stronger, graphic warnings on cigarette packs.

Electroconvulsive Therapy For Depression - How It Works

Medical News Today -
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) works by altering how different parts of the brain involved in depression communicate with each other, Scottish researchers reported in the journal PNAS (Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences).


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