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Iranian leader: Obama's rhetoric not enough

CNN - ‎49 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday he sees no change in US policy toward Iran despite the US promise of a "new beginning.

US bank rescue plan could come on Monday: report

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The US government will announce as soon as Monday a long-awaited plan to try to get bad assets off the books of banks, a cornerstone of its efforts to tackle the credit crisis, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Obama to Push Programs in Budget

New York Times - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By HELENE COOPER WASHINGTON - President Obama, signaling the start of what promises to be a bruising fight with Congress, said that he expected lawmakers to pass a budget that would fund key programs in his economic recovery plan while at the same time ...

Pope condemns sorcery, urges Angolans to reach out

The Associated Press - ‎27 minutes ago‎
LUANDA, Angola (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI appealed to the people of largely Catholic Angola on Saturday to reach out to and convert believers in witchcraft who feel threatened by "spirits" and "evil powers" of sorcery.

UN Official Says Darfur Continues to Crumble

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR UNITED NATIONS - The humanitarian situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate in the wake of Sudan’s decision to expel major foreign aid organizations from the country, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on ...

Fritzl: there is a darker side to Austrian culture

Times Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
When I moved to Austria last September to research a book on the Fritzl case I found a flat in Vienna’s Judenplatz, where Rachel Whiteread’s imposing monument dedicated to the Jewish victims of Austrian fascism was unveiled in 2000.

Obama's 'Tonight Show' gaffe one of many for president

Chicago Tribune - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By John McCormick | Tribune reporter For a man known as a great communicator, President Barack Obama can put his foot in his mouth from time to time.

Tumult over AIG bonuses eroding confidence, economists say

Chicago Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Michael Oneal | Tribune reporter The political uproar over American International Group's $165 million in bonuses may have been cathartic for an outraged nation.

Family comes first in this White House

Chicago Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Christi Parsons | Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Some afternoons in the West Wing, as he wonders how best to convey the White House's messages about an economic downturn, financial calamity, job loss and some of the toughest foreign policy ...

Madoff must stay in prison, US appeals court rules

International Herald Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Leslie Wayne New York: A US federal appeals court has denied a request by a lawyer for Bernard L. Madoff that he be released from jail until his sentencing in June for running a $65 billion fraud scheme.

Treasurys heading for best week since December

MarketWatch - ‎15 hours ago‎
By Deborah Levine, marketwatch NEW YORK (marketwatch) -- Treasury prices on Friday were set for big gains in a week that saw yields plunge after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced extraordinary steps to lower borrowing costs, including massive ...

IBM, Sun talks seen continuing to next week-sources

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Ritsuko Ando and Anupreeta Das NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) - IBM (IBM.N) is still in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O) and discussions could take several more days as IBM studies various parts of Sun's computer server and software ...

NASA: Space station work 81% complete as solar arrays unfurled

Computerworld - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Sharon Gaudin March 20, 2009 (Computerworld) The crew of the space shuttle Discovery has successfully unfurled and set up the last set of energy-harvesting solar arrays that will be attached to the International Space Station.

Explorer 8: Bugs, Crashes, Glitches, Oh My!

InformationWeek - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Paul McDougall Early adopters of Internet Explorer 8 say the new Microsoft browser is causing a range of unexpected issues, including missing Web content, system crashes, and Internet tools that don't function properly.

Report showing threats to birds spurs call for conservation

New York Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
By ALLISON WINTER, Greenwire Nearly a third of 800 US bird species are imperiled or in significant decline because of habitat loss, climate change, invasive species and other threats, according to a comprehensive new federal report.

Liam Neeson and family hold NY wake for Richardson

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of British actress Natasha Richardson, who died this week after a ski accident, gathered for a wake in New York on Friday.

Just In: 10 Business Lessons From 'Battlestar Galactica'

Washington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
In humanity's darkest hour, Admiral Adama faced the ultimate leadership challenge. Here's what every business leader can learn from his example.

'Duplicity': The Lying Game, By Kurt Loder - ‎17 hours ago‎
If Clive Owen had taken over the role of James Bond, rather than Daniel Craig - who hasn't yet brought to it anything like the romantic flair that Owen could have - the result, with a lot of luck, might have been a movie like "Duplicity.

Midwest: No. 13 Cleveland State 84, No. 4 Wake Forest 69

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By PETE THAMEL MIAMI - Since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, few teams have captured America’s imagination like Cleveland State.

Calhoun, UConn have a healthy chance against Texas A&M

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY Dick Weiss PHILADELPHIA - Jim Calhoun rejoined his top-seeded Connecticut Huskies Friday for breakfast and a morning practice at the Palestra and fully expects to coach in Saturday's West Regional second-round game against ninth-seeded Texas A&M.

Trojan force

Boston Globe - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Julian Benbow It won't show the pass he threw to Joe Trapani, the way a shortstop feeds his second baseman on a double play, that got the Vermont transfer to the free throw line for 2 of his 12 points.

When early screening carries risks

Los Angeles Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Recent studies find that American men are getting prostate cancer tests and treatments they do not need, with side effects such as incontinence and impotence.

A Tumor at the Heart of Medicare

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
By MARK LANGE GENERATING efficiency in the health-care market will be one of President Obama’s greatest challenges. To do this, he will have to create meaningful competition between drug companies, and between public and private plans.

China clears Johnson & Johnson baby products

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING (AP) - The State Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it found no evidence that Johnson & Johnson baby products made in China contain potential carcinogens as alleged by an activist group.

Navy to begin collision investigation

San Diego Union Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Steve Liewer (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer Naval investigators are expected to begin their probe this weekend into the collision of two Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz early yesterday.

Restrictions Put on Stimulus Funds

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Obama announced guidelines Friday aimed at preventing waste and limiting the influence of lobbyists on the $787 economic stimulus package.

Afghan Clerics Call for Saudi-Mediated Talks With Taliban

Voice of America - ‎14 hours ago‎
By VOA News Afghanistan's top Muslim clerics are calling for Saudi-mediated talks with the Taliban, aimed at reducing violence in the country.