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GM CEO forced out in hard line by Obama auto team

Washington Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday seized the wheel of the failing US auto industry, forcing the ouster of General Motors Corp's chief executive, pushing Chrysler LLC toward a merger and threatening bankruptcy for both.

8 dead in shooting rampage at N. Carolina nursing home

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Tom Foreman Jr. and Kevin Maurer AP CARTHAGE, NC - Ellery Chishole could only bury her face in her shirt as a man barged into her room at a North Carolina nursing home - hiding from what he might do, frantically telling her teenage granddaughter by ...

9 Die as Gunmen Storm Police School in Pakistan

New York Times - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By WAQAR GILLANI LAHORE, Pakistan - Gunmen firing indiscriminately and throwing hand grenades stormed a police training center in Lahore Monday morning, killing nine people and injuring up to 90 , according to police and media reports.

Former Khmer Rouge leader goes on trial in Cambodia

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
TUOL SLENG PRISON, Cambodia (CNN) -- Kaing Guek Eav is an elderly former math teacher and a born-again Christian. Norng Champhal was just 8 or 9 when he was taken to Tuol Sleng prison.

N. Korean rocket seen on launch pad

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A North Korean rocket slated for launch sometime early next month can be clearly seen in a satellite photograph taken Sunday.

China dismisses cyber-espionage claims

CNN - ‎48 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Analysts in China are dismissing claims that nearly 1300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked, and have become part of a cyber-espionage network apparently based in China.

Permanent Flood Solutions Just Out of Reach for Fargo

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By KIRK JOHNSON and MONICA DAVEY FARGO, ND - This city has lived under the shadow of potential disaster for the past week, piling up sandbags by the millions and watching every twitch and twist of the Red River as it rose to record flood levels.

Compiled from news dispatches

Newsday - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then turned toward his 9-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before officers shot him dead in what their chief described ...

Obama heads overseas to tackle world economy

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Michael Gottschalk, AFP/Getty Images By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - After 10 weeks in office trying to save the US economy, President Obama is ready to take on the world economy.

London: Know Your G20 Protestors

Wall Street Journal - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By MATT TURNER and LAUREN WILLINGTON London is bracing itself for an eruption of anticapitalist demonstrations ahead the Group of 20 summit in the UK capital this week.

Yen, Dollar Gain on Concern US Carmakers May Face Bankruptcy

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Theresa Barraclough and Ron Harui March 30 (Bloomberg) -- The yen and the dollar rose against the euro after an Obama administration official said bankruptcy may be the best option for General Motors Corp.

Fifth Third sells 51 pct of processing ops to Advent

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
March 30 (Reuters) - Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB.O) said on Monday it agreed to sell 51 percent of its payment processing unit to private equity firm Advent International Corp for $561 million.

Skype for iPhone: It's official

CNET News - ‎3 hours ago‎
by Jessica Dolcourt Months after teasing us at CES with an announcement of Skype's native VoIP client for the iPhone, the free Skype for iPhone will finally be available to download from the iTunes App Store sometime on Tuesday.

Environmentalists hail Earth Hour as a big success

The Associated Press - ‎14 hours ago‎
BONN, Germany (AP) - For environmental activists, the message was clear: Earth Hour was a huge success. Now they say nations have a mandate to tackle climate change.

'Open cloud' plan sparks dissent

BBC News - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Maggie Shiels A plan by IBM to launch an industry-wide 'open' cloud computing strategy has seemingly backfired amid accusations of closed deals.

Madonna at Malawi court; adoption hearing docketed

The Associated Press - ‎59 minutes ago‎
LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) - Madonna has arrived at a Malawi court where she is expected to start adoption proceedings. The American pop star was dressed in a black skirt and black high heels and entered the court house through a back door.

Monster debut for animated movie

BBC News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Animated adventure Monsters vs. Aliens has scored the biggest US box office debut of the year so far with takings of $58.2m (£41m).

Critics’ Choice New CDs

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES Prince has called his own shots for much of the last two decades, making plenty of odd, stubborn choices along the way.

The bigger the stage, the better Woods is

FOXSports.com - ‎3 hours 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, ...

No word on Griffin yet

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel says Blake Griffin is the best player in the country. North Carolina coach Roy Williams compares him to LeBron James.

Dick Jerardi: Think Villanova has no chance in Final Four? Think again

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dick Jerardi WHEN THE 61 games were done, the Final Four was not unpredictable, but, nevertheless, consists of a combination of four teams that was far from obvious.
Men’s Final Four Hartford Courant

Video: CRESTOR(R) Reduced Risk of Blood Clots in the Veins

FOXBusiness - ‎6 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Fla., March 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ ----A new analysis from the JUPITER study shows that CRESTOR(R) (rosuvastatin calcium) 20mg significantly cut the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) by 43% (p =0.007) compared to placebo ...

Our Health, and the Health of Insurers

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
As policy makers in Congress and elsewhere debate the nation’s health insurance options, especially for the nearly 50 million uninsured in our country, it appears that the main argument against Medicare-like coverage is that private insurers would be ...

Lian How spices recalled - salmonella link

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Spices marketed mainly to Asian restaurants have been recalled by a Union City food company after its pepper products were linked to a recent salmonella outbreak.

State's staggering new $131.8B tax-and-spend plan has critics howling

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
BY Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain Gov. Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver earlier this week.

Notre Dame Should Welcome Obama

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Kenneth L. Woodward The nation's Catholic bishops have another sticky issue on their plates. President Obama has accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame in May and to receive the customary honorary ...

Defiant Bashir In Doha Ahead of Arab Summit Monday

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Peter Clottey Sudan's embattled President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is in Qatar's capital, Doha ahead of an Arab Summit scheduled to begin today despite an arrest warrant against him issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC).