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California man shoots and kills three police

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - An Oakland, California man killed three police officers and wounded two others on Saturday in two separate shootings that began with a traffic stop and ended with a gun battle, police said.

Iran's Supreme Leader Rebuffs Obama

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Thomas Erdbrink TEHRAN, March 21 -- Iran's supreme leader on Saturday called President Obama's promise of better ties a "slogan" but said that if the United States changed its "attitude," Iran would do the same.

Obama reiterates faith in Geithner, urges patience

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Lolita C. Baldor AP WASHINGTON - President Obama, in an interview airing this evening, told CBS's 60 Minutes that if Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered his resignation, the answer would be, "Sorry, buddy, you've still got the job.

Pope Tells Clergy in Angola to Work Against Belief in Witchcraft

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Young people cheered Pope Benedict XVI as he arrived on Saturday at a sports stadium in Luanda, the capital of Angola. By BARRY BEARAK LUANDA, Angola - Pope Benedict XVI, nearing the end of his first pilgrimage to Africa, on Saturday told priests and ...

America floats plan to tempt Taliban into peace process - ‎8 hours ago‎
America has signalled a radical new initiative to bring the Taliban into the Afghan political process as part of growing efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the war in Afghanistan.

Flag rises for Pakistan's returned chief justice

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan's fired chief justice was reinstated in a flag-raising ceremony at his house Sunday after the government bowed to protesters' demands following days of massive demonstrations.

Astronauts make a 2d spacewalk

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Discovery astronauts took a second spacewalk yesterday at the International Space Station, this time to lighten the workload for future crews.

Sarah Palin's Special Olympics video message, pre-Obama slip

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
As it happens, not long before President Barack Obama's special Special Olympics gaffe on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and his jiffy-quick apology, Vice President Joe Biden traveled all the way out to Boise, Idaho, to lend a senior administration ...

Starbucks, Costco and Whole Foods team up on labor bill

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks, Costco Wholesale Corp and Whole Foods Market are joining forces to propose alternatives to a bill that makes it easier for workers to unionize but is strongly opposed by US corporations.

Treasury Presses Ahead With Plan For Toxic Assets

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
By David Cho The Treasury Department will unveil the next step in its financial rescue efforts tomorrow, announcing that it intends to create a government body, called the Public Investment Corp.

FACTBOX - Some key facts about Venezuela's oil economy

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Reuters) - Venezuela will almost triple the amount of debt it takes on this year and trim its budget to offset lower oil revenues in the OPEC nation, leftist President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday.

Fed Starts Bond-Buying Program

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Fed Buying Begins: The Federal Reserve is expected to begin its $300 billion Treasury-bond purchasing program this week. As intended, the plan has already pushed down rates on bonds and mortgages.

For Palm, Some Tough Acts to Follow

New York Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Palm views the Pre, to be released by July 1, as the single smartphone for consumers’ work and entertainment lives. By RANDALL STROSS COMEBACK stories are irresistibly appealing, in business as well as in sports.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Users Slow To Adopt New Release

ChannelWeb - ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
Microsoft Internet Explorer users aren't exactly rushing to embrace IE 8, the new release of the Web browser that debuted Thursday.

Cisco Flips over Pure Digital Technologies for $590 million

Ars Technica - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
Networking giant Cisco on Thursday announced its plans to purchase Pure Digital Technologies, makers of the pocket-sized Flip line of digital video cameras.

Report: Richardson's casket taken to upstate home

The Associated Press - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - A mahogany casket bearing Natasha Richardson's body was taken Saturday to the country home where she married Liam Neeson in 1994, according to a published report.

Harrison Ford proposes to girlfriend: report

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Actor Harrison Ford is engaged to be married to longtime girlfriend Calista Flockhart, People magazine reported on Saturday.

Poll: Does 'Battlestar Galactica' deserve the Emmy for best drama ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
The series conclusion of "Battlestar Galactica" earned praise from TV critics, who saw it before it aired Friday night. The LA Times' Mary McNamara raved, " 'Battlestar Galactica's' finale is everything a fan, of the show and of television, ...
Battlestar Galactica’s Series Finale Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Duke Advances, but Not With Ease

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Duke's Gerald Henderson goes up for a shot against AJ Abrams of Texas on Saturday. More Photos > By VIV BERNSTEIN GREENSBORO, NC - Two years had passed without Duke visiting the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16, a lapse that has caused no small amount of ...

World Baseball Classic With Confidence, South Korea Rolls to Title ...

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JACK CURRY LOS ANGELES - The South Korean baseball players have a definite swagger, a way of performing that oozes confidence. They wear flashy blue, red and white uniforms, they wield orange bats and they puff out their chests a bit more than most ...
S. Korea advances to final San Francisco Chronicle

Easy does it for Huskies

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mark Blaudschun PHILADELPHIA - The first part of what the University of Connecticut hopes is a six-game, three-week road trip is over.

The pope sees the problem

Augusta Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
The media feeding frenzy surrounding Pope Benedict was churning so much this past week that you'd think the pontiff had received a bonus from AIG.

Drug industry hopes for FDA split

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
If the agency is divided into two, one to oversee food and the other medicine, speedier drug approvals could be one side effect. Associated Press Washington -- As momentum builds to rework the nation's food-safety system after a salmonella outbreak ...
Drug industry likes idea of splitting FDA Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dispensers of Marijuana Find Relief in Policy Shift

New York Times - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
Don Duncan, who runs a Los Angeles medical marijuana business, said he expected less federal attention but more local scrutiny. By SOLOMON MOORE LOS ANGELES - The air inside the Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group was pungent with the aroma of ...
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Report: Detained US reporters likely in Pyongyang

The Associated Press - ‎4 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Two American journalists detained by North Korean soldiers are believed to have been sent to Pyongyang for questioning, a news report said Sunday.

US Navy vessels in Bahrain for evaluation after collision

CNN - ‎10 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A US Navy submarine and a Navy amphibious ship that collided Friday in the Strait of Hormuz south of Iran have arrived in Bahrain to be assessed for damage, the Navy said.

Fritzl prison has gym, choir and tennis classes

Times Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
A FORMER nunnery that has been converted into a comfortable modern prison is expected to be chosen by Josef Fritzl as the place in which to serve his life sentence.