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Obama Rallies Troops in Afghanistan

Wall Street Journal - Peter Spiegel, Jonathan Weisman - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP President Obama reviews the honor guard with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Villains or not, Duke did the dirty work for this trip to the Final Four

SI.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
HOUSTON -- You see Duke Vader, the juggernaut sent to Indianapolis by the NCAA, CBS and the Illuminati to crush the warmest, fuzziest Final Four in decades.

Violent storms do damage north of Charlotte

Houston Chronicle - ‎15 minutes ago‎
© 2010 AP CHARLOTTE, NC - A handful of people were reported injured by violent storms that ripped the metal roof off at least one building, damaged dozens of homes and knocked down countless trees in central North Carolina Sunday night, officials said.

South Korea Bonds Fall; Ship Sinking Impact Played Down

ABC News - Kim Yeon-hee, Jonathan Hopfner - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean government bond prices retreated further on Monday, with European Union leaders' agreement on an aid package for Greece and stronger US sentiment data raising investors' risk appetite.

Live on TV: Thai PM vs. anti-government protesters

The Associated Press - Jocelyn Gecker - ‎4 hours ago‎
BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister met his political opponents on live television Sunday to try to defuse a crisis that has produced huge demonstrations and sent him fleeing to live at an army base, but the protest leaders said new elections are the ...

153 trapped in China coal mine

CNN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Beijing, China (CNN) -- Some 153 people were trapped in a Chinese coal mine after it was flooded, state-run media reported. Mine workers became trapped in the Wangjialing coal mine in China's Shanxi Province on Sunday when underground water gushed into ...

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Raids target Christian militia

CNN - Carol Cratty, Pat St - ‎2 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Federal agents arrested at least seven members of a self-proclaimed Christian militia group in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio over the weekend, according to the FBI and a leader of another militia organization.

Florida GOP Rivals Clash on Big Stage

Wall Street Journal - Valerie Bauerlein - ‎2 hours ago‎
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and fellow Republican Marco Rubio offered sharply divergent views of the federal stimulus plan, Social Security and ethics Sunday in one of the first debates to take place between candidates for the 2010 ...

Bus riders see inequities in proposed Metro fare increases

Washington Post - Ann Scott Tyson - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Crystal Washington talks with her son on the last of the three buses she takes from work in the District to home in Temple Hills. (Mark Gail/the Washington Post) By Ann Scott Tyson Metro's proposal to raise fares would disproportionately affect ...

Crane Operator's License Is Suspended

New York Times - Anne Barnard - ‎18 minutes ago‎
City officials on Sunday suspended the license of a worker who had been operating a 250-foot-high crane before it crashed into a 25-story building in Lower Manhattan, saying he had failed to secure it properly before leaving the site ...

Premium car deal fills a hole at Geely

Financial Times - Patti Waldmeir - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Successful cross-border vehicle company mergers can be counted on the fingers of one hand. When one famous car brand buys another - whether General Motors and Saab, Daimler and Chrysler, or Ford and Volvo - one of the most common ...

HK shares to open 0.45 pct higher; CCB climbs

Reuters - Kelvin Soh, Jonathan Hopfner - ‎25 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG, March 29 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares were set to open up 0.45 percent on Monday, with China Construction Bank (CCB) rising after reporting fourth-quarter profit that almost tripled thanks to a lending binge.

Apple exhausts supply of iPads for pre-order

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - ‎3 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Apple has exhausted the supply of iPads slated to arrive at customers' doorsteps this coming Saturday, according to the company's online store.

"Super Size" DSi XL makes US debut

TG Daily - Mike Luttrell - ‎5 hours ago‎
The third redesign of Nintendo's newest handheld system launches across stores throughout the country today, though its entry is notably one of the least-heralded in Nintendo history.

NASA sets next shuttle launch for April 5

Reuters - Irene Klotz, Tom Brown - ‎Mar 26, 2010‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26 (Reuters) - NASA on Friday cleared space shuttle Discovery for launch on April 5 on one of its final cargo runs to the International Space Station before the fleet is retired later this year.

How to Train Your Dragon' gives a muted roar at box office

MiamiHerald.com - Ben Fritz - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- The newest 3-D animated movie from DreamWorks Animation sold a studio-estimated $43.3 million worth of tickets in the US and Canada, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures.

Justin Bieber, Rihanna perform at Kids' Choice Awards 2010

Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson - ‎9 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Bieber: Kevin Winter/Nickelodeon, Rihanna: Kevin Mazur/KCA2010/WireImageLast night's Kids' Choice Awards featured two big music performances from Justin Bieber and Rihanna.

'Bombshell' McGee's father defends her

msnbc.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, the first woman to claim an extramarital relationship with Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, may be staying under the radar, but her father is defending the tattooed model.

Ex-Spartan Johnson praises Izzo

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP ST. LOUIS -- Even the ever-bubbly Magic Johnson lost confidence in Michigan State's chances of making a return trip to the Final Four when point guard Kalin Lucas went down with a season-ending injury.

This Final Four is about consistency ... and luck

USA Today - Mike Lopresti - ‎1 hour ago‎
Maybe we should have seen this coming, in a college basketball season where so many teams looked so much alike. Behold the Final Four, and where have all the favorites gone?

Source: Roethlisberger to miss workouts

ESPN - Adam Schefter - ‎1 hour ago‎
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not report to the Steelers off-season conditioning program Monday, according to a team source.

Junk food addiction may be clue to obesity: study

Reuters - JoAnne Allen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chocolate bars are pictured in the employees' supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2009. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bingeing on high-calorie foods may be as addictive as cocaine or nicotine, and could cause compulsive eating and ...

Official: Obama expected to name head of Medicare, Medicaid

CNN - Dan Lothian - ‎Mar 27, 2010‎
An official stressed that President Obama has not yet appointed a new Medicare and Medicaid administrator. Washington (CNN) -- President Obama is expected to nominate a Massachussetts pediatrician and ...

Health care: A big new wave of paying patients

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Craig Schneider - ‎15 hours ago‎
The health care plan aims to send a wave of paying patients to hospitals, doctors and pharmacists. Many of these people currently have no health care insurance but will be included in programs that expand government assistance, ...

A Nope for Pope

New York Times - Maureen Dowd - ‎Mar 27, 2010‎
The Catholic Church can never recover as long as its Holy Shepherd is seen as a black sheep in the ever-darkening sex abuse scandal.

Model, allegedly drug queen, on the lam

CNN - ‎Mar 26, 2010‎
By Karl Penhaul, CNN Barranquilla, Colombia (CNN) -- She pouts her collagen-filled lips and totters on golden stilettos as she parades down the catwalk.

Mark Steyn: Ann Coulter is also asking for it

National Post (blog) - Mark Steyn - ‎Mar 22, 2010‎
Ah, that famous Canadian hospitality. One François Houle, Provost of the University of Ottawa, writes to warn a forthcoming visitor to the campus, Miss Ann Coulter, that Canadians enjoy only the right to government-regulated "free speech" ...

NAACP: SunTrust Mortgage worker fired over e-mail

Richmond Times Dispatch - Chris I. Young - ‎Mar 17, 2010‎
The NAACP says a 14-year employee was fired from SunTrust Mortgage Inc. in Richmond after she was accused of sending a chain e-mail she received at work that ultimately was forwarded to the NAACP.

'Secret Life of the American Teenager' season finale: Tackling abortion like ...

Entertainment Weekly - Jennifer Armstrong - ‎Mar 23, 2010‎
Image Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC FamilyThe Secret Life of the American Teenager wrapped up its season last night with a shocker: Sex-loving-and-proud-of-it Adrian strongly suspected she was pregnant with Ben's child after the two ...