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Iraq Election Results Announced; Allawi Bloc Wins Most Seats

Voice of America - Edward Yeranian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Photo: AP Iraq's electoral commission has announced final results of the March 7 parliamentary election and in a surprise, the bloc led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi won 91 seats in the parliament, two more than the coalition led by Prime ...

'Amen, Brother': McCain and Palin Call for 'Peaceful Revolution'

ABC News - Bret Hovell, Teddy Davis - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Sarah Palin appeared today with Sen. John McCain, to urge the voters in Arizona to reelect the McCain and help lead a peaceful political revolution in the United States.

Earth Hour - climate change campaigners urge global switch-off

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The biggest turn-off in human history will start at 8.30pm tomorrow in Chatham, a tiny South Pacific island with only 12 street lamps.

Obama Completes Arms Control Deal With Russia

New York Times - Peter Baker, Helene Cooper - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama with Admiral Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Global stocks, oil struggle on GDP, Korea ship

Reuters - Ellis Mnyandu, Ryan Vlastelica - ‎57 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks pared gains and government debt edged higher on Friday after the sinking of a South Korean naval ship unsettled a market that was uncertain about a standby financial aid plan for debt-stricken Greece.

2 Israeli soldiers, 1 Palestinian killed in Gaza

The Associated Press - Amy Teibel - ‎22 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM - Two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian civilian were killed Friday as a gunbattle between troops and Palestinian militants widened into some of the fiercest fighting in the Gaza Strip since Israel's military offensive there last year.

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Take two: Gov't tries new fix for mortgage crisis

The Associated Press - Alan Zibel, Stevenson Jacobs - ‎17 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The government's bold new plan to stem the foreclosure crisis aims to succeed where previous efforts have fallen flat.

RNC to take fundraising case to Supreme Court

The Associated Press - Sharon Theimer - ‎23 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee says it will take a dispute over the kind of money it can raise to the Supreme Court.

Still time to fix lapse in jobless benefits

The Associated Press - Andrew Taylor - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Congress left for a two-week vacation Friday without extending jobless benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months.

February snow aided area's unemployment rate increase

Washington Post - Dion Haynes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Unemployment rates rose in Maryland and Virginia in February, according to government data released Friday, and economists attributed the increases to last month's heavy snowstorms, which closed schools, businesses and even the ...

AT&T to Book $1 Billion Cost on Health-Care Reform

BusinessWeek - Amy Thomson, Ian King - ‎1 hour ago‎
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. will book $1 billion in first-quarter costs related to the health-care law signed this week by President Barack Obama, the most of any US company so far.

Greek Plan Extends IMF's Sway

Wall Street Journal - Bob Davis - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—The euro zone's decision to include the International Monetary Fund in any Greek rescue plan extends the Fund's influence to a large swath of the world economy—and gives a political boost to its managing director.

Apple iBooks Sets $9.99 Price Point; Adds 30000 Freebies

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the ongoing war between online bookstores, price is key. And Apple's iBooks electronic bookstore is apparently wading into battle.

Hacker Gonzalez sentenced to 20 years for Heartland breach

Computerworld - Nancy Weil - ‎2 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Hacker Albert Gonzalez, who participated in a cybercrime ring that stole tens of millions of credit and debit card numbers, was sentenced to 20 years in prison today.

Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed

InformationWeek - Thomas Claburn - ‎1 hour ago‎
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users. By Thomas Claburn Google on Friday advised people not to undertake dangerous stunts in their bids to be included in the company's ...

Ailing actor Dennis Hopper gets Hollywood star

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bob Tourtellotte - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A frail but smiling Dennis Hopper was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, belying reports that the "Easy Rider" actor was on his deathbed.

Beyonce Pregnancy Not Confirmed

MTV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MTV News staff Despite a widely circulated report on the Media Take Out Web site claiming that a "rock solid" source had said Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together, a rep for the singer told MTV News on Friday (March 26) ...

More 'bombshells' for Sandra Bullock's cheatin' man

Boston Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Inside Track “Monster Garage” guy Jesse James is starting to give PGA philanderer Tiger Woods a run for his money! Yesterday, two more women surfaced to claim that they, too, had affairs with Sandra Bullock's husband.

Wizards' Gilbert Arenas sentenced to probation in gun case

Washington Post - Paul Duggan - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Star Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, 28, appeared in the DC Superior Court to be sentenced for the gun crime he admitted to in January.

Harvick on M'ville Cup and Truck pole thanks to rain

Nascar - Dave Rodman - ‎48 minutes ago‎
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Rain that threatened Martinsville Speedway all day Friday finally wiped out Truck Series final practice along with qualifying sessions for Saturday's Truck race and Sunday's Cup event.

K-State - Butler Preview and Prediction

Kansas City Star - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By David Hess: If Kansas State wins on Saturday to reach the Final Four, basketball historians will look back and think they had a relatively easy path to Indianapolis, playing no team seeded better than #5.

Experts debate merits of breast cancer screening

The Associated Press - Maria Cheng - ‎23 minutes ago‎
BARCELONA, Spain - Are doctors overtreating breast cancer? At a breast cancer conference Friday in Barcelona, experts discussed how to implement mammogram screening programs across Europe, balancing fighting cancer with the goal of targeting only those ...

Resistance can develop fast with swine flu

Reuters - ‎39 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The H1N1 swine flu virus can develop resistance quickly to antivirals used to treat it, US doctors reported Friday.

Minors Shouldn't Use Tanning Beds, Panel Says

MedPage Today - Emily P. Walker - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON -- A group of dermatology and plastic surgery experts recommended to the FDA that minors be barred from indoor tanning and suggested tighter controls on tanning beds.

Synthetic marijuana a growing trend among teens, authorities say

CNN - Sarah Aarthun - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
(CNN) -- The latest trend at teen parties isn't warm beer or prescription medicines pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets.

My Name Is Jesse

Newsweek - Jesse Ellison - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
When I was 2 years old, my father started building a big house behind our tiny starter house. For days leading up to the arrival of the giant trucks and backhoes coming to dig out the foundation, ...

More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎Mar 25, 2010‎
WASHINGTON - A quiet revolution is transforming how medical care is delivered in this country, and it has very little to do with the sweeping health care legislation that President Obama just signed into law.

Grandson finds grandfather's killer after more than 40 years

CNN - Amanda O'Donnell - ‎Mar 24, 2010‎
"I was just putting together an old family story ... and these serendipitous events happened, and we accidentally caught him," Pellett, of Bellevue, Washington, told CNN in a phone interview Wednesday.

Jon Stewart's Best Tea Bagger Moments (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
With the health care bill passed, let's turn to Jon Stewart to to cover it with hilarity...Wait, what? The "Daily Show" is on a break?