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Stocks soar on bank plan

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Kevin G. Hall WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took the wraps off a key component of the Obama administration's bank-rescue plan yesterday, detailing a public-private partnership to buy the "toxic assets" that bedevil bank balance ...

Half of $165 Million in AIG Bonuses May Be Returned, Cuomo Says

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Karen Freifeld March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Nine of the top 10 recipients of bonuses at American International Group Inc. agreed to give back the money and half of the total $165 million paid may be retrieved, said New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Grieving Oakland seeks solution to violence

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oakland was awash in flowers, candles and tears Monday as shock over the slayings of four police officers slowly ebbed and the long process of mourning and soul-searching began.

Turkish President Visits Iraq as Bombings Kill 34

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Anthony Shadid and KI Ibrahim BAGHDAD, March 23 -- Bombs tore through two of Iraq's most dangerous regions Monday, killing 34 people, in the third day of devastating attacks this month.

2400 executed in 2008, but Amnesty sees progress

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
LONDON (AFP) - Almost 2400 people were executed last year, including more than 1700 in China alone, but the world moved closer towards abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International said.

Israeli military to probe Gaza campaign allegations

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The Israeli military plans to investigate claims by Israeli soldiers that Palestinian civilians were killed and Palestinian property intentionally destroyed during Israel's recent 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip.

5 in Bay Area family die in Montana plane crash

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎3 hours ago‎
(03-23) 21:46 PDT -- Five members of a St. Helena family headed for a ritzy ski vacation were among the 14 people who died when the private plane in which they were flying crashed in a Butte, Mont.
Around the Nation Washington Post

Protest in support of Broward County teachers planned - ‎1 hour ago‎
By HANNAH SAMPSON Hundreds of educators, students and parents are expected to protest Tuesday afternoon in support of teacher raises for next school year before a Broward School Board hearing to discuss the issue.

Obama:Energy researchis vital

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Philip Elliott AP WASHINGTON - President Obama said yesterday the nation must move quickly to develop clean and innovative sources of energy after years of delay.

Exxon Valdez Ghost Lives On as Company Hires Spill-Prone Ships

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Alaric Nightingale and Tony Hopfinger March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Alaskan fisherman JR Janneck’s boat is 38 feet. The SeaRiver Long Beach, the sister ship of the Exxon Valdez, which caused the worst oil spill in US history, is 987 feet and carries 1.5 ...

Florida's Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in February 2009

FOXBusiness - ‎5 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Fla., March 23, 2009 /prnewswire via COMTEX/ ----Florida's existing home sales rose in February, making it the sixth consecutive month that sales activity showed increases in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data ...

Dell says IBM-Sun talk creates business opportunity

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sachi Izumi TOKYO, March 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Dell Inc (DELL.O) said on Tuesday that talk of IBM (IBM.N) possibly buying Sun Microsystems (JAVA.

Alaska Volcano Makes Case For Earth Science Funding

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
In February, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) decried the presence of expanded funding for "something called 'volcano monitoring' " in President Obama's stimulus package, turning the geologic program into a flash point for fiscal conservatives and ...

Astronauts Fail To Fix Misaligned Space Station Platform

AHN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Houston, TX (AHN) - Two spacewalking astronauts on Monday failed to fix a misaligned external storage platform of the International Space Station (ISS) despite freeing its jammed pin, according to the US space agency NASA.
2 ex-teachers go on a space walk Philadelphia Inquirer

Apple's iPhone Can Dethrone Nintendo DS

InformationWeek - ‎11 hours ago‎
The iPhone and iPod Touch can become the dominant gaming platform due to constant connectivity and the App Store model, according to ngmoco founder Neil Young.

Warner Brothers Offers Oddball Items on Web

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By BROOKS BARNES; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF Warner Brothers has introduced a new DVD-on-demand offering for fans of niche vintage films.

David Letterman marries longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
David Letterman dropped a bombshell during Monday night's "Late Show" on CBS: He and Regina Lasko, his girlfriend of 23 years, got hitched last week.

Chicago scores 17 James Beard nominations

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Christopher Borrelli | Tribune reporter A year after Grant Achatz, the celebrated chef at Chicago's Alinea, won a James Beard Foundation Award for outstanding chef, Paul Kahan of Chicago's Blackbird has been nominated for the same award.
Two Atlantans are James Beard finalists Atlanta Journal Constitution

Japan 5, South Korea 3 Japan Wins World Baseball Classic

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japan celebrated their team's win over Team Korea in the tenth inning of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles. By JACK CURRY LOS ANGELES - To Japan and South Korea, the final of the World Baseball Classic was more than the last game of a 16-team ...

Schilling retires with no regrets after 20 seasons

Detroit Free Press - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Right-hander Curt Schilling retired after 20 seasons marked by three World Series titles and a bloodstained sock that became part of Boston Red Sox history.
Gonzo: Schilling gone? No way Philadelphia Inquirer

Patriots to open on a Monday night

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Christopher L. Gasper DANA POINT, Calif. - The Patriots will open their season Sept. 14 at home against Terrell Owens and the Buffalo Bills in a "Monday Night Football" matchup.
TO a ho-hum no-show Philadelphia Daily News

Judge: Minors must have access to Plan B pill

Newsday - ‎47 minutes ago‎
BY JOHN RILEY | A Brooklyn federal judge yesterday gave the US Food and Drug Administration 30 days to begin allowing minors who don't have a prescription to buy Plan B, the morning-after pill that was the subject of intense ...

Red meat linked to risk of earlier death

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Perhaps a statistician can correct me if I am wrong, but say the normal death rate was 2 per 1000. A 30% increase would be 2.6 deaths per … read more 1000.

South Africa: Closing the Tap on Drug-Resistant TB - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The AIDS epidemic hit South Africa harder than most places and the same can be said for Drug-Resistant TB (DR-TB). The latest 2007 data is that more than 7300 people have multi drug resistant (MDR) TB and that over 500 extensively drug resistant TB ...

EPA Presses Obama To Regulate Warming

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Juliet Eilperin The Environmental Protection Agency's new leadership, in a step toward confronting global warming, submitted a finding that will force the White House to decide whether to limit greenhouse gas emissions under the nearly 40-year-old ...

Peoria man pleads not guilty in terror case

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Joel Hood | Tribune reporter A Bradley University graduate accused of being an Al Qaeda sleeper agent pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Peoria nearly six years after the Bush administration declared him an enemy combatant.

Prosecutor, in closing arguments, calls Phil Spector a 'demonic ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Jurors must decide whether Phil Spector acted criminally in the shooting of Lana Clarkson, 40. His defense contends that she shot herself.