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Obama Seeks 'Strategy' Not 'Straightjacket' in Afghanistan

FOXNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 4000 Army trainers are in additional to the contingent of 17000 Marines and Army personnel Obama already announced he would send into combat operations in Afghanistan.

Hundreds threatened by rising rivers in Canada

The Associated Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The flooding Red River raised concern in Canada where some communities declared emergencies and hundreds of residents were warned Thursday they might have to evacuate their homes.

Obama Makes History in Live Internet Video Chat

New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG WASHINGTON - The White House said more than 64000 people watched President Obama answer questions on Thursday in the first live Internet video chat by an American president.

Japan readies defence for North Korea rocket launch

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) - Japan on Friday ordered its military to prepare to intercept any dangerous debris that might fall on its territory if a missile launch planned by Pyongyang goes wrong.

Clinton in Mexico, but Focus on Another Diplomat

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By MARK LANDLER MONTERREY, Mexico - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, continuing her show of solidarity with Mexicans in their struggle against drug trafficking, toured a high-tech police base in Mexico City on Thursday and greeted diplomats ...

Sri Lanka Tamils Call for Cease-Fire; Army Says Rebels Cornered

Bloomberg - ‎58 minutes ago‎
By Paul Tighe and Jay Shankar March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka’s main Tamil political party called on the government to declare a cease-fire to protect civilians in the north, as the army said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is facing “imminent” ...

Democrats Agree on Budget's Outline

Washington Post - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By Lori Montgomery Congressional Democrats have advanced a streamlined version of President Obama's first budget request, as committees in both chambers endorsed a $3.5 trillion spending plan that clears the way for lawmakers to pursue the president's ...

Clean slate for corrupt judge's young victims in Pennsylvania

guardian.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hundreds of teenagers who were subjected to months in custody by a corrupt judge have had their convictions quashed by Pennsylvania's highest court in a judicial scandal dubbed "kids for cash".

Maryland House Passes Bill Restricting Use of Death Penalty

FOXNews - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Maryland's legislation will limit use of the death penalty to first-degree murder cases with biological or DNA evidence, videotaped voluntary confessions or video linking defendants to a crime.

Treasury Maps New Era of Regulation

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By DAMIAN PALETTA and JENNY STRASBURG WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called on lawmakers Thursday to enact the most comprehensive changes to financial-market regulation since the New Deal, prompting hedge funds and others in the ...

Navistar eyes Monaco Coach assets

Reuters - ‎31 minutes ago‎
March 26 (Reuters) - US truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp (NAV.N) said it has issued a non-binding letter of intent to buy certain assets and assume certain liabilities of bankrupt recreational-vehicle maker Monaco Coach Corp (MCOAQ.

Saying No To A Bonus: Google's Kordestani Declines His Award

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Wall Street may now be infamous for wealthy execs clinging to their bonuses even in the midst of a downturn, but that’s not always the way it plays out in big tech.

An All-Electric Sedan, Awaiting Federal Aid

New York Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER LOS ANGELES - Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled its Model S, an all-electric sedan it hails as the beginning of a generation of fossil-fuel-free cars and a profitable company.

Former MS exec blasts into space in Russian Soyuz capsule

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
A former Microsoft executive blasted off into space Thursday morning with the Expedition 19 crew aboard a Russian spacecraft headed for the International Space Station.

Apple sets Snow Leopard release dev con dates

Register - ‎4 hours ago‎
Apple announced on Thursday that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC will be held on June 8 through 12, as expected. As it has been since 2003, WWDC will be held at San Francisco's Moscone Center and will feature educational opportunities ...

'American Idol': Let's discuss this week's bottom three!

Entertainment Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
There are only eight weeks left in American Idol's eighth season, and tonight's episode drove home Ryan Seacrest's enduring refrain about the importance of speed-dialing on behalf of your favorites -- even when you think they've performed well enough ...
American Idol, Top 10: Results The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Shawn Johnson Stalker Pleads Not Guilty

Extra TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Robert Michael O'Ryan pleaded not guilty this afternoon to stalking "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.

TV review: 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
There is a lyrical sensitivity to "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," a new seven-episode series on HBO based on the wildly popular novels of Alexander McCall Smith that feature a detective in Botswana named Precious.

Tejada Gets One Year of Probation

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Del Quentin Wilber Former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada yesterday was sentenced to one year of probation, fined $5000 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for lying to Congress about his knowledge of ...

Tiger's focus keeps him in contention

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Robert Lusetich After more than 20 years of covering everything from election campaigns to the Olympic Games, Robert Lusetich will focus on his first love, golf, and specifically on the much-anticipated return to the fairways of the sport's king, ...

Fields fuels Pitt past Xavier for first-ever trip to the Elite Eight

USA Today - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By Brian Snyder, Reuters By Andy Gardiner, USA TODAY BOSTON - Just when it looked as if Pittsburgh's NCAA tournament history was going to add another sad chapter, Levance Fields came to the rescue.

Circumcision Reduces Rates of Two STDs

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Male circumcision, already shown to reduce the incidence of HIV infection in men, also reduces transmission of both herpes simplex virus Type 2 and human papilloma virus, a new study has found.

Lack of Adequate Records Limits FDA

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JANE ZHANG WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators found that many food companies don't comply with federal recordkeeping requirements, hobbling the Food and Drug Administration's ability to trace the source of food-borne illnesses quickly, ...

US doctors urge transparency on insurer payments

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - Requiring health insurers to be more open about how they set reimbursement rates for out-of-network medical services would save everyone money, the top US doctors group told Congress on Thursday.

Pakistani and Afghan Taliban Unify in Face of US Influx

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pakistanis attended a funeral for a victim of a United States missile attack just outside the North Waziristan region. By CARLOTTA GALL ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After agreeing to bury their differences and unite forces, Taliban leaders based in Pakistan ...

Senate Moves to Expand National Service Programs

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to broadly expand national community service programs, increasing the number of positions to 250000 from 75000 and creating new cadres of volunteers focused on ...

Man in court over N.Ireland soldiers murder

AFP - ‎29 minutes ago‎
BELFAST (AFP) - A 41-year-old man, reportedly prominent republican Colin Duffy, was due in court Friday charged with the murders of two British soldiers outside their barracks in Northern Ireland.