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Army to charge Robert Bales with murder in killing of Afghan civilians

Washington Post -
The military will charge Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17 counts of murder stemming from a massacre of Afghan villagers, a US official said Thursday.

Whitney Houston drowned, but how?

By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY Dan Steinberg, AP The LA County coroner's office released its toxicology report on Whitney Houston's death on Thursday.

Romney rivals draw on "Etch A Sketch" line, toy sales soar

Reuters -
By Michelle Conlin (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's presidential hopes may have been shaken up when an aide compared his campaign to an "Etch A Sketch" toy, but the publicity blitz has been a delightful surprise for the US makers of the well-known erasable ...

The Cardinals Keep Surging, Eliminating a No. 1 Seed

New York Times -
PHOENIX - The Louisville basketball team, the one that lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament the last two seasons, the one that dropped consecutive games less than a month ago, the one that supposedly lacked the toughness or inside presence of ...

UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup

Voice of America -
March 22, 2012 UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup VOA News The UN Security Council has condemned mutinous Malian soldiers for their "forcible seizure of power" from Mali's democratically elected government.

Aid workers have "limited" access in Syria: UN's Amos

Reuters -
By Louis Charbonneau | UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos complained on Thursday that aid agencies have "limited access" to needy people inside conflict-torn Syria, despite the Security Council's demand that relief ...

N. Korea nuclear issue will be on minds of summit players

By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Though North Korea's nuclear program isn't on the official agenda of next week's Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, President Obama's concerns about the hermetic regime will loom large in conversations on the ...

Insider trading bill: A model to end gridlock on Congress?

Christian Science Monitor -
The Senate passed jobs and insider-trading bills Thursday, hailing a moment of bipartisanship. But times when members of Congress get along are rare - and that isn't expected to change.

New counterterrorism guidelines permit data on US citizens to be held longer

Washington Post -
The Obama administration has approved guidelines that allow counterterrorism officials to lengthen the period of time they retain information about US residents, even if they have no known connection to terrorism.

Keystone XL pipeline: Obama vows to cut through red tape

Politico -
On his energy tour across America, President Barack Obama can't seem to win for losing. During a stop Thursday in Oklahoma, Obama announced the administration would “cut through the red tape” for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline ...

Hong Kong Stocks Decline on Signs of Deepening Europe Slowdown

BusinessWeek -
By Eleni Himaras on March 22, 2012 Hong Kong stocks fell, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) headed for its biggest weekly drop in four months, as shrinking manufacturing in Europe clouded the outlook for global economic growth.

Crude holds above $105 on jobs data

Reuters -
| SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude futures were steady above $105 a barrel on Friday, rebounding from sharp falls in the previous session, as better-than-expected jobs data offset fears that weak manufacturing data from China and Europe would hit oil demand ...

Murray Lender, of Lender's Bagels, dies at 81

CNNMoney -
By James O'Toole @CNNMoney March 22, 2012: 5:17 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Murray Lender, who helped make bagels a breakfast staple for Americans nationwide with Lender's Bagels, has died at the age of 81.

Bernanke Right to Be Worried About False Dawn: Ex-Fed Governor -
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is right to be worried about a false dawn for the US economy, Randall S. Kroszner, a former governor of the Federal Reserve told CNBC on Friday.

Mitt Romney lands prize on Hill visit

Politico -
Mitt Romney huddled privately with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday and came away with a big prize: something close to an endorsement from the Senate's most outspoken conservative.

House Votes to Kill a Medicare Cost Panel

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - In a rebuff to President Obama, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill on Thursday to abolish a Medicare cost control board created by the new health care law.

RIM is looking for an iOS developer—but don't get excited

Ars Technica -
By Matthew Braga | Published March 22, 2012 8:10 PM Parts of the internet were understandably confused this week when a Research In Motion job post revealed that the company was looking for an iOS developer.

Hacktivists the biggest data thieves in 2011: report

Sydney Morning Herald -
According to Verizon, Anonymous along with Lulz Sec stole 58 per cent of data in the 2011 breaches. Criminal groups behind majority of attacks, but hackvists stole most data.

American Idol: Top 10 Face Elimination

People Magazine -
By Aaron Parsley "Last week, the goal was to make the summer tour," Ryan Seacrest said on American Idol Thursday. "This week if they survive elimination - the prize?

'Hunger Games' Targets People; 'Deep Blue Sea' Founders

BusinessWeek -
By Greg Evans and Craig Seligman on March 22, 2012 “The Hunger Games” is a smart, barreling adaptation of the hugely popular young-adult novels that mash up gladiator-like death games with last night's reality TV.

For AMC's 'Mad Men,' quality is Job One

By Robert Bianco, USA TODAY What's most remarkable about Mad Men (* * * * out of four, AMC, Sunday, 9 pm ET) is not so much what it does right as how little it does wrong.

For Syracuse, Relief at the Buzzer

New York Times -
BOSTON - As Syracuse streaked through its most unusual of seasons - winning games in bunches on the court and enduring explosive scandals off it - there was always a plan in place.

Tim Tebow, NY Jets newly acquired quarterback, touches down in New York area ...

New York Daily News -
By Kevin Armstrong / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Fans line up in their best 'Tebowing' pose in anticipation of the arrival of Time Tebow (below).

Malkin outshines Radulov in Penguins' rout

By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY PITTSBURGH - The story line of Thursday's Nashville Predators-Pittsburgh Penguins game was expected to be top Russian player Alexander Radulov's return to the NHL as Nashville's most dangerous scorer.

Roundup: Flyers take down Capitals in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds scored shootout goals to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

With Payton and Peyton, NFL is still the place

Los Angeles Times -
League has one of its biggest weeks for off-season news, and here are a few more tidbits. New Orleans Coach Sean Payton, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning have each seen plenty of time in the media spotlight this ...

Space Lab Contest Picks Experiments Featuring Spiders and Bacteria

New York Times -
A zebra spider spins no webs, but instead catches its prey by leaping onto it. But in space, a zebra spider would zip off in a straight line instead of a trajectory curved by gravity, missing its target.

Messenger spacecraft exposes mysteries of Mercury's core

The State Column -
The Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft finished its primary mission to orbit and examine the planet Mercury for one Earth-year last Saturday, according to the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Kroger joins rival grocers in rejecting "pink slime" beef

Reuters -
By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The biggest US supermarket chain, Kroger Co, will stop buying the ammonia-treated beef product critics call "pink slime," bowing to consumer pressure one day after the nation's No.

Protein find raises hope of baldness cure

Times of India -
WASHINGTON: Researchers have discovered an abnormal amount of a protein called Prostaglandin D2 in the bald scalp of men with male pattern baldness.

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