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Fargo Neighborhood Evacuated as Waters Rise

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Carolyn Kaster/AP By MONICA DAVEY MOORHEAD, Minn. - Residents of about 2700 homes were urged to leave this riverside city on Friday, as the Red River surpassed its highest level in history.

Autos task force readies aid announcement

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Kevin Krolicki and David Bailey WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce the next steps to help General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC on Monday, the White House said, amid signs of progress for GM in talks aimed at slashing ...

Behind-the-scenes push to focus goal for Afghanistan

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama's plan to widen US involvement in Afghanistan came after an internal debate in which Vice President Joseph Biden warned against getting into a political and military quagmire, while military advisers argued that the Afghanistan war ...

Japan on alert for N Korea rocket

Aljazeera.net - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Japan has positioned two warships on its coast and put anti-missile systems on alert in anticipation of North Korea's planned rocket launch.

Nato supplies terminal attacked

Aljazeera.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dozens of suspected fighters have fired rockets at a transport terminal in northwest Pakistan that is used to ship supplies to Nato soldiers based in Afghanistan, police say.

Death toll from Indonesia dam burst rises to 77

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
JAKARTA, March 28 (Reuters) - The death toll from a burst dam which unleashed a wall of water on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital rose to 77 and authorities were searching for than 100 people still missing, officials said on Saturday.

Ire at Wall St. Bonuses Is Now Factor in House Race

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Scott Murphy, left, and James N. Tedisco before their debate. They are running for the 20th Congressional District seat. By DAVID M. HALBFINGER BALLSTON SPA, NY - The race for the 20th Congressional District seat has never been solely about the ...
Poll: Murphy edges Tedisco Bennington Banner

Deal on State’s Drug Laws Means Resentencing Pleas

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By JEREMY W. PETERS ALBANY - An agreement reached by Gov. David A. Paterson and legislative leaders this week to give judges more flexibility to determine drug sentences would also allow hundreds of people currently in prison for nonviolent drug ...

University of Miami trials give diabetics reason for hope

MiamiHerald.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Clinical trials overseen by the University of Miami's Diabetes Research Center show dramatic results in treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Florida unemployment rate hits 9.4 percent

MiamiHerald.com - ‎33 minutes ago‎
The unemployment rate in Florida is at its highest in more than three decades. It could reach 12 percent before it starts to fall, according to one economist.

Geithner: The Regulatory War Ahead

BusinessWeek - ‎10 hours ago‎
A broad plan for federal oversight of hedge funds, private equity, and derivatives is drawing approval now. But wait till the details emerge By Theo Francis Fresh off his hit performance with the bank-rescue plan, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ...

Fitch Lowers Charter's IDR to 'D' Following Bankruptcy Filing

FOXBusiness - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, Mar 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) ----Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) assigned to Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) and its wholly owned subsidiaries to 'D' from 'C' following the company's announcement that it has ...

Scotiabank Turns out the Lights to Support a Brighter Future

FOXBusiness - ‎3 hours ago‎
For the second year in a row Scotiabank will participate in the global climate change awareness initiative Earth Hour. Highly visible Scotiabank landmarks across Canada and in an increasing number of international locations will switch off ...
Not all can go dark for Earth Hour San Francisco Chronicle

Shuttle Discovery on track for afternoon landing

The Associated Press - ‎50 minutes ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It's landing day for space shuttle Discovery. Discovery and its crew are scheduled to touch down at NASA's Florida spaceport early Saturday afternoon.

Tesla Motors CEO: Model S is cheaper than it looks

CNET News - ‎17 hours ago‎
by Martin LaMonica After wowing the auto press with the sleek design of Tesla Motors' all-electric Model S, company CEO Elon Musk is now making an economic argument to consumers--and, perhaps, the US government--for buying the luxury sedan.

TI Sentenced to Prison

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The rapper TI, right, was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison on federal weapons violations, The Associated Press reported.

Still smiling, Michael Sarver says so long to 'American Idol'

Los Angeles Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
During the preliminaries, Simon Cowell pleaded with America to vote for Michael Sarver, this season’s “nice guy,” an oil rig worker from Texas who sang “Thank You” by Boyz II Men during his first audition.

Madonna Seeks Another Adoption

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Officials from the African nation of Malawi said that they would consider a petition by Madonna, below, to adopt an orphaned girl from that country, Reuters reported.

East Regional notebook

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Julian Benbow and Michael Vega One night out, one horrible incident on Vine Street in Philadelphia, one random act of violence that nearly left Villanova associate head coach Pat Chambers lifeless is the one event that changed his life.

Barnhart: It Wasn't The Right Fit

ESPN - ‎49 minutes ago‎
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- On April 6, 2007, Kentucky introduced Billy Gillispie as its new basketball coach in front of thousands of raucous fans at Memorial Coliseum.

Lucas steps up to save Spartans

FOXSports.com - ‎49 minutes ago‎
by Jeffrey Martin, Special to FOXSports.com From Michigan State sophomore point guard Kalin Lucas' clutchness in the closing minutes of the Spartans' 67-62 victory against Kansas to the formal end of the Jayhawks' attempt to defend their national ...

US health insurance mandate gains support

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Support grew on Friday for insurance industry demands that all Americans be required to obtain coverage as part of a planned healthcare system overhaul, with a senior Senate Democrat and a coalition of business and ...

Health centers get US funds

The Republican - MassLive.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JACK FLYNN SPRINGFIELD - Six community health centers in Western Massachusetts have been awarded more than $1 million in federal stimulus funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Prince William Health System to Join Novant

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Kristen Mack Prince William Health System plans to merge with North Carolina-based Novant Health, another regional nonprofit health care provider, which has pledged more than $200 million to help the Manassas hospital meet the demands of the ...

Obama readies auto aid; GM bondholders get offer

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
After briefings with President Barack Obama this week, his auto task force met Friday, "winding down the decisions that have to be made" about the US auto industry, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

Israel disputes abuse of civilians during Gaza war

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel is pushing back against accusations of civilian abuse in its Gaza war, saying that the overwhelming majority of its soldiers acted honorably and that the account of a killing of a woman and her two children appears to be an urban myth spread by ...

Troops kill 12 militants in southern Afghanistan

The Associated Press - ‎50 minutes ago‎
KABUL (AP) - Afghan and coalition forces killed 12 militants during a gunbattle that erupted as troops raided a compound in the heartland of the Taliban insurgency in southern Afghanistan, the US military said Saturday.