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Japan banks eye $12 bln in loans for troubled nuke operator-sources

Reuters - Taro Fuse, Nathan Layne - ‎39 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Japanese financial institutions, including the country's top three banks, are considering providing more than 1 trillion yen ($12.3 billion) in emergency loans to Tokyo Electric Power , the operator of a stricken nuclear ...
Wall Street Journal - Xinhua - Sydney Morning Herald - Los Angeles Times - Wikipedia: Fukushima I nuclear accidents

Anti-aircraft fire erupts in Tripoli - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gunfire and explosions shake the Libyan capital for a fourth night as fighting rages on around the country. Anti-aircraft fire has erupted over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after a day of heavy fighting between pro-democracy fighters and forces loyal ...
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Split on Libya averted as Nato given military control

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bosnia, which came to symbolise Europe's failure to prevent bloodshed on its doorstep , could provide a model for a new era as the world confronts Muammar Gaddafi.
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In pursuit of T-Mobile, AT&T has fierce lobbying clout

Washington Post - Ian Shapira - ‎25 minutes ago‎
AT&T remained confident Tuesday that it will win over regulators to approve its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA, even as critics continued to bash the deal as anti-competitive and bad for consumers.

Screams fill 911 calls after fatal SC train crash

Houston Chronicle - Meg Kinnard - ‎11 minutes ago‎
By MEG KINNARD AP © 2011 The Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC - Witnesses flooded authorities with calls pleading for help for screaming, bloodied passengers of a derailed children's train ride whose driver was quoted as telling police in reports that he ...

Yemeni president Saleh threatens civil war, calls for dialogue

Washington Post - Karen DeYoung, Hakim Almasmari - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Tuesday threatened government opponents with civil war and appealed to them to begin a national dialogue in conflicting statements that did not stop calls for his ...

Chris Brown still a hot head - Peter Kramer - ‎1 hour ago‎
The anger management classes didn't pay off. On Tuesday, R&B singer Chris Brown lost his cool after an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.

US judge writes unhappy ending for Google's online library plans

The Guardian - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Google co-founder Larry Page had planned to scan and make available 150m books to readers online. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Google's controversial plans to create the world's biggest online library have been shelved by a US judge.

Obama hopes resurgent Libyan opposition can topple Gadhafi

CNN International - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff San Salvador, El Salvador (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed hope that Libya's opposition movement, given new protection by a US-led military mission, can organize itself to revive broad enthusiasm for political ...

Bonds' defense paints accusers as embittered - ‎31 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - With prosecutors saying Barry Bonds lied about using steroids, the home run king's lead attorney started picking at the government's case Tuesday, attacking witnesses expected to accuse Bonds of willfully taking drugs to make him a ...

Post trade with Nuggets, Knicks test New York's patience

USA Today - Tom Pedulla - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Adding star power can initially come at a price that has nothing to do with dollars. AP Ex-Nugget Carmelo Anthony says it might take awhile for his new team to come around.

Mass. big cities grow amid losses

USA Today - Rick Hampson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Boston and Massachusetts' four other biggest cities gained residents over the past decade, but 2010 Census figures released Tuesday showed population shifting from several other old industrial cities and from resort areas at ...

Don't expect a speedy resolution to NFL's labor woes

NFL News - Jason La Canfora - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jason La Canfora NFL Network NEW ORLEANS -- In the past two weeks, I've been able to travel to sunny locales and spend a considerable amount of time with men directly involved in the ongoing labor unrest.

Israeli-Palestinian tension flares

Xinhua - Abu Ramadan - ‎1 hour ago‎
GAZA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Tension between Israel and the Palestinians mounted Tuesday after Israeli artillery shelling killed seven people, including three children, and wounded 10 others in response to Gaza militants' ...

Exercising or having sex periodically may increase the risk for a cardiac ...

Los Angeles Times - Jeannine Stein - ‎1 hour ago‎
Exercising or having sex could increase chances of having a cardiac event in the short-term, although the overall risk is low and decreases with regular exercise, a study finds.

After quake, uncertainty about Priuses, silicon chips and other Japanese exports

Washington Post - Peter Whoriskey - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gallery: Massive rescue, cleanup efforts underway in Japan: After the earthquake and tsunami, entire towns in Japan are impossible to reach.

NFL modifies kickoff rule

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Teams vote, 26-6, to move the kickoff spot five yards forward to the 35-yard line, and coaches with outstanding kick returners are not happy.

Stocks are mixed after a three-day rally

BusinessWeek - Stan Choe - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 2 points to 12039. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped less than a point to 1298.

Indian Point Target of Quake Review

Wall Street Journal - Devlin Barrett - ‎2 hours ago‎
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said federal regulators will make the Indian Point nuclear plant their top priority as they conduct a nationwide review to see if US plants are vulnerable to the same type of earthquake that has caused a long-running ...

Firefox 4 debuts: The last kitchen sink release

Register - ‎8 hours ago‎
Mozilla has officially released Firefox 4, the latest version of its popular open-source browser, after nearly a year of development.

All My Children: Should ABC Cancel It?

People Magazine - Dahvi Shira - ‎3 hours ago‎
All My Children has been a daytime TV staple since 1970 - but has the show and its fictitious Pine Valley, Penn., setting outworn its welcome?

Trying to Stand Out in Apps Crowd

Wall Street Journal - Yukari Iwatani Kane - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mobile-application stores like Apple Inc.'s App Store and Google Inc.'s Android Market are getting crowded. So software developers have to come up with clever strategies to make a splash with their apps.

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