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Democrats seek political advantage from healthcare

Reuters - Steve Holland, Eric Beech - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are mounting an aggressive effort to gain political credit for passage of the US healthcare overhaul and put Republicans on the defensive ahead of November elections.

Another East Jerusalem project gets OK

Los Angeles Times - Edmund Sanders - ‎1 hour ago‎
Approval for the 20-unit project for Jewish residents funded by a US businessman came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting with President Obama.

Russia claims breakthrough in historic nuclear reduction agreement with US

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Barack Obama's ambitious goal of freeing the world of nuclear weapons won a significant boost tonight when Russia indicated that it had reached agreement with the United States on a historic nuclear arms reduction treaty.

Israel brushes off Mossad agent's expulsion from Britain

Telegraph.co.uk - Adrian Blomfield - ‎4 hours ago‎
Israel attempted to play down the seriousness of a crisis in its relationship with Britain on Wednesday in the wake of the expulsion of a senior Israeli diplomat from London.

Budget 2010: Darling hails government action on economy

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chancellor Alistair Darling has introduced a series of redistributive measures in a pre-election Budget designed to cheer the Labour party faithful.

Saudi Arabia announces arrest of 110 Al Qaeda suspects

Christian Science Monitor - Caryle Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it had arrested 110 Al Qaeda suspects, about half of them foreigners. The Kingdom said the detained men were plotting suicide attacks on the country's oil installations.

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Gates driven nuts by a lopsided F-35 fighter cost

Reuters - Jim Wolf, Tim Dobbyn - ‎51 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he was driven "nuts" to find taxpayers were paying for 70 percent of the overhead at a factory involved in the increasingly expensive F-35 fighter jet, even though the ...

Severed gas line found at home of Perriello brother

Charlottesville Daily Progress - Brian McNeill - ‎5 hours ago‎
Federal and local authorities are investigating a severed gas line at the home of US Rep. Tom Perriello's brother, discovered the day after Tea Party activists in Lynchburg posted the address online so opponents could “drop by” and ...

US students get average grade in reading

CNN - Sally Holland - ‎1 hour ago‎
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said US students must do better "to compete in the global economy." Washington (CNN) -- The national report card for reading by fourth-graders was flat for 2009 compared with 2007, leaving Education ...

Google Official Calls for Action on Web Restrictions

New York Times - Javier C. Hernandez - ‎2 hours ago‎
A top Google executive on Wednesday called for new rules to put pressure on governments that filter the Internet, saying the practice was hindering international trade.

GLOBAL MARKETS-US stocks, euro, Treasuries fall on debt worries

Reuters - Walter Brandimarte, Leah Schnurr - ‎47 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - The euro sank to a 10-month low against the dollar on Wednesday while prices of US stocks and Treasuries fell on mounting concerns about a spiraling debt burden in some developed economies.

Red Hat profit's up, but short of expectations

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Red Hat Inc. reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit Wednesday that fell short of Wall Street estimates, and said that it would buy back $300 million in common stock.

AT&T MicroCell to be available mid-April

Macworld - Dan Moren - ‎54 minutes ago‎
If you often find that when you're at home your iPhone is constantly dropping calls or suffering from generally poor reception, AT&T's offering a remedy for your network signal blues.

Bone May Reveal a New Human Group

New York Times - Nicholas Wade - ‎1 hour ago‎
A previously unknown kind of human group vanished from the world so completely that it has left behind the merest wisp of evidence that it ever existed - a single bone from the little finger of a child, buried in a cave in the Altai ...

Sprint Jumps on Reviews of First WiMax Network Phone

BusinessWeek - Amy Thomson - ‎41 minutes ago‎
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Sprint Nextel Corp., the third- largest US mobile-phone carrier, rose in US trading after initial reviews of its first phone for the high-speed WiMax network.

Actor Robert Culp of 'I Spy' fame dies at 79

Washington Post - Patricia Sullivan - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Actor Robert Culp, 79, best known for his work in television's "I Spy" in the 1960s and more recently in "Everybody Loves Raymond," died this morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said.

Jesse James: Were There Other Women?

People Magazine - Michelle Tauber - ‎2 hours ago‎
Although Jesse James is hoping to salvage his marriage to Sandra Bullock, he's suddenly facing new allegations, including claims of a second affair and a report of sexual harassment.

Justin Bieber's Manager Is Arrested in Tweeting Case

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Let it be known that if you are the manager of a teenage pop star and can't tweet fast enough, you may face criminal penalties.

Canadian-born safety OJ Atogwe subject of much NFL off-season talk

The Canadian Press - ‎44 minutes ago‎
What the Philadelphia Eagles decide to do with veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb could dictate where in the NFL Canadian free safety Oshiomogho (OJ) Atogwe plays this season.

NFL announces more rule changes

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sports Network The NFL approved eight rule proposals Wednesday on the final day of the league's annual three-day conference, with a focus on how to better protect its players.
NFL passes player safety rules The Associated Press

Changes at Bay Hill, starting with no Tiger

The Associated Press - Doug Ferguson - ‎1 hour ago‎
ORLANDO, Fla. - Never have there been so many changes in one year at Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Palmer had the entire crew from his design company revamp all the greens, replacing the sand base 18 inches deep, changes the strain of ...
Arnold Palmer preview GolfObserver.com

1 Million Baby Slings Recalled

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎2 hours ago‎
March 24, 2010 -- On the heels of a warning that baby slings can kill infants, Infantino LLC has recalled 1 million of the products in the US and 15000 in Canada.

Women should exercise an hour a day to maintain weight, study says

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎11 hours ago‎
The recommendation is aimed at women who don't want to diet but do want to avoid gaining weight. Some experts say to take it with a grain of salt.

Busy hospitals have lower death rates: study

Reuters - Gene Emery, Maggie Fox - ‎48 minutes ago‎
BOSTON (Reuters) - Want to survive a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia? Go to a busy hospital. Researchers reported on Wednesday that patients suffering from the three common health problems were less likely to die when treated in hospitals that ...

20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms

Investor's Business Daily (blog) - David Hogberg - ‎Mar 21, 2010‎
With House Democrats poised to pass the Senate health care bill with some reconciliation changes later today, it is worthwhile to take a comprehensive look at the freedoms we will lose.

Why South Korea Is Key to the Global Economy

TIME (blog) - Michael Schuman - ‎2 hours ago‎
I'm writing this post from Seoul, South Korea, a city that holds very special meaning for me. Seoul was my first full-time overseas assignment as a foreign correspondent (for The Wall Street Journal), and I spent almost five years here, ...

Indian Students Wield Tests for College Spots

New York Times - Jim Yardley - ‎21 hours ago‎
High school students prepared for an exam at a tutor's office in New Delhi. As the middle class has grown, so has the cutthroat competition for limited college slots.

Ore. town uses geothermal energy to stay warm

Yahoo! Tech - Jeff Barnard - ‎Mar 20, 2010‎
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - When snow falls on this downtown of brick buildings and glass storefronts in southern Oregon, it piles up everywhere but the sidewalks.

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 19, 2010‎
I live in Michigan, in one of the 31 counties represented in the US House of Representatives by none other than Mr. Bart Stupak, a Democrat.