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Lottery players quietly wait for $500 million jackpot Friday

San Jose Mercury News -
By Bruce Newman James Thompson shows his Super Lotto Plus form as he talks about the Mega Millions lottery tickets he will purchase before Friday at the Easy Mart on Oakland Road, in San Jose, Calif.

Fracas Aloft on JetBlue Flight Shows Gap in Screening

New York Times -
Airplane cockpits are meant to be the last line of defense from outside aggressors. But what if the threat comes from the cockpit itself?

On Day 3, Justices Weigh What-Ifs of Health Ruling

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - The day after the Supreme Court suggested that President Obama's health care law might be in danger of being held unconstitutional, the justices on Wednesday turned their attention to the practical consequences and political realities of ...

Police video: George Zimmerman was in cuffs but not bloody

Los Angeles Times -
By Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman Orlando Sentinel SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford police marched a handcuffed George Zimmerman into police headquarters the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, and a video shot by a security camera picked up no obvious ...

Gingrich Retrenches as Republicans Rally for Front-Runner Romney

BusinessWeek -
By Lisa Lerer and Julie Hirschfeld Davis on March 28, 2012 His long-shot presidential campaign downsized and his ambitions curbed, Newt Gingrich retrenched for a months-long fight to deny Mitt Romney the Republican nomination, as prominent party ...

Disgruntled Dodger fans see sun shining through McCourt cloud

Los Angeles Times -
Fans don their Dodger gear, call one another and head toward the ticket windows at Dodger Stadium. All agree: new co-owner Magic Johnson will make a difference.

Pope meets Cuba's Fidel Castro, slams US embargo

Reuters -
By Philip Pullella and Jeff Franks | HAVANA (Reuters) - Pope Benedict called for an end to the US trade embargo against Cuba and met with revolutionary icon Fidel Castro on Wednesday as he ended a trip in which he urged the communist island to change.

APNewsBreak: New security for US troops

The Associated Press -
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, AP - 9 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) - US military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned "guardian angels" - troops that watch over their comrades even as they sleep - and have ordered a series of other increased security measures ...

Arab Summit Marks Milestones for Syria, Iraq, Arab League

Voice of America -
March 28, 2012 Arab Summit Marks Milestones for Syria, Iraq, Arab League Al Pessin | London Arab League leaders are meeting in Baghdad this week, with efforts to end the violence in Syria high on their agenda.

Why couldn't Rep. Bobby Rush wear hoodie on House floor?

Christian Science Monitor -
A hoodie won't fly on the House floor, where dress code mandates no hats - and a hoodie counts as a hat, even when its used to bring attention to Trayvon Martin.

Plow driver, wife charged in Vermont teacher's death

Chicago Sun-Times -
AP March 28, 2012 8:20PM This Wednesday, March 28, 2012 booking photo released by the Vermont State Police shows Allen Prue, 30, of Waterford, Vt.

Colorado governor suspends controlled burns after deadly wildfire

Reuters -
By Keith Coffman | DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper suspended prescribed burns used to mitigate fire danger on Wednesday after a controlled blaze apparently ignited a wildfire west of Denver that killed an elderly couple and ...

US Stocks Pull Back For Fifth Day In Seven

Wall Street Journal -
By Jonathan Cheng US stocks fell Wednesday for the fifth day in seven as commodities tumbled and investors focused on disappointing US and European economic data and weakness in overseas markets.

Crude Steadies After Fall on Crude Stock Gains -
US crude futures steadied on Thursday, trading little changed after a 1.8 percent drop the day before due to a big rise in US crude inventories and talk of a release of US and some European strategic reserves.

Silence, Then Frustration at MF Global Hearing

New York Times -
By BEN PROTESS and AZAM AHMED WASHINGTON - Top MF Global executives and their lawyers have been meeting with federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global and the firm's misuse of customer money, according to testimony before a ...

Gingrich puts political legacy at risk

Politico -
Seeking the presidency at 68, Newt Gingrich envisioned himself as a latter-day Churchill, returning triumphantly from the political wilderness to lead his country at an hour of peril.

Elder Bush to make Romney endorsement official

Houston Chronicle -
By Joe Holley Former President George HW Bush will make it official Thursday, formally endorsing Mitt Romney for president in a ceremony at his Houston office.

Biden says Romney 'consistently wrong' on jobs

The Associated Press -
By RYAN J. FOLEY, AP - 1 minute ago DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "consistently wrong" on US manufacturing, painting him as someone who doesn't believe the sector is ...

Nokia Recruits Vespa Rider in Race Against Androids in China

BusinessWeek -
By Diana ben-Aaron on March 28, 2012 Adam Guli, a 35-year-old social media entrepreneur who commutes across Beijing on a Vespa scooter, is giving Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) a ride in its race against Android handsets and Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL)'s iPhone in ...

Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, dies

By Peter Cooper, USA TODAY Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs, a singular talent of collective import, died Wednesday morning at a Nashville hospital.

'The Hunger Games' soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on Billboard charts

New York Daily News -
By Jim Farber / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS With the movie a hit, the album of songs “inspired” by the film opens at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Top 200 Album chart, based on sales of just over 175000 copies.

Mike Brown stands by substitution

By Brian Kamenetzky | El Segundo, Calif. -- One night after sitting All-Star center Andrew Bynum for all but 5:23 of the second half in his team's 104-101 win over the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lakers coach ...

Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, AZ

AP Crawford and Schierholtz homered to lead San Francisco to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. "It's time for all of us to start swinging the bat better," manager Bruce Bochy said.

NFL Notes: Parcells willing to coach Saints

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia -
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday (via ProFootballTalk), Bill Parcells is open to taking the job as head coach of the Saints as a favor to his good friend Sean Payton, who is suspended for the 2012 season.

Foot fossil suggests a second human relative at time of Lucy

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Los Angeles Times -
A partial foot unearthed in Ethiopia indicates that another hominin may have been climbing trees while our famous ancient ancestor, Lucy, and her species were walking upright, scientists say.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos vows to recover Apollo 11 engines from ocean

Los Angeles Times -
By Andrea Chang Ever wonder what kind of random hobbies you'd take up if you were a billionaire? Well, for founder and CEO Jeff Bezos -- worth $18.4 billion according to Forbes -- it's about tracking down old space shuttle parts.

European cargo vessel docks with space station

Reuters -
* Docking said to be flawless * First such Europe mission since shuttle retired * Will remain attached until August PARIS, March 28 (Reuters) - An unmanned European supply vessel carrying more than six tonnes of freight docked with the International ...

Largest Full Face Transplant Is Completed

Medical News Today -
A team at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center, completed a 36 hour operation to replace an entire patient's face, including teeth, both jaws and tongue.

Tanning, obesity cloud falling US cancer rates

The Seattle Times -
Cancer rates in the US continue to fall, according to a report released Wednesday. The rate of new cancer cases has been inching down... By MIKE STOBBE The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. ATLANTA - Cancer rates in the US ...

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