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$640 million Mega Millions jackpot hit in Maryland

Los Angeles Times -
By Luke Broadwater The Baltimore Sun Maryland sold one of the winning tickets for last night's record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said.
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Mitt Romney campaigns as a winner in Wisconsin

Los Angeles Times -
The GOP candidate, now endorsed by conservative Rep. Paul Ryan, talks of beating President Obama, not his Republican rivals. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

Photos shape opinions of Trayvon Martin case

Chicago Sun-Times -
By MATT SEDENSKY AP March 31, 2012 12:00AM This photo combo shows George Zimmerman. At left is a 2005 booking photo provided by the Orange County Jail via The Miami Herald, and at right is an undated but recent photo of Zimmerman taken from the Orlando ...

A Health Law at Risk Gives Insurers Pause

New York Times -
As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the federal health care law, one option that had seemed unthinkable to its designers and supporters now seems at least possible: that the court could strike down the entire law.

Olbermann's show on Current TV canceled

Los Angeles Times -
Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt end a turbulent relationship with the star host of 'Countdown.' The show will be replaced by one featuring former New York Gov.

Obama ready to drain Iran of oil revenue

Boston Globe -
By Annie Lowrey WASHINGTON - After careful analysis of oil prices and months of negotiations, President Obama determined on Friday that there was sufficient oil in world markets to allow countries to significantly reduce their Iranian imports, ...

Election a test of Myanmar's new openness

CNN International -
By Hilary Whiteman, CNN Myanmar democracy icon - now candidate - Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the prize while under house arrest. Hong Kong (CNN) -- If Sunday's by-election in Myanmar is deemed to be free and fair, it will cap off a startling ...

France detains 19 suspected Islamist extremists

The Associated Press -
By CECILE BRISSON, AP - 4 hours ago PARIS (AP) - Police led pre-dawn raids across France on Friday in a crackdown against suspected Islamist extremists, arresting 19 people and carting off automatic rifles and other guns in authorities' latest response ...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian during annual protest over land policy

Detroit Free Press -
By Diaa Hadid JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian protester in Gaza on Friday as thousands in the Palestinian territories, Israel and neighboring countries participated in an annual protest against the Jewish state's land policies.

Ominous signs of trouble were quickly seen in Powell case

The Seattle Times -
By Sean Robinson Susan Powell, left, wrote a letter she hid from Josh, right, saying she feared for her life. DEAN J. KOEPFLER / AP Law-enforcement officers from Utah and Pierce County investigate the Puyallup home of Josh Powell's father, ...

Easter egg hunts held today

Gettysburg Times -
Battlefield Harley-Davidson of Gettysburg will host a free Easter Egg Hunt today, with 35000 eggs. The hunt will include three age groups including ages up to 4, 5-8, and 9-12, starting at 11 a..m., with special guests Big Bird, Elmo, and the Easter ...

RIM Weighs Bleak Options

Wall Street Journal -
By WILL CONNORS, ANUPREETA DAS and GINA CHON Research In Motion Ltd.'s new chief executive faces two bleak options: Attempt a bold turnaround of the embattled BlackBerry maker, or find a willing buyer.

Groupon revises results to boost refund reserves

BusinessWeek -
AP Groupon Inc. revised its fourth-quarter results on Friday after the online deal company found it needed to increase the amount of money it sets aside for refunds.

US futures rise ahead of consumer spending report

BusinessWeek -
Stock futures are moving higher ahead of a government report that is expected to show the biggest gain in consumer spending since September.

Potential security breach reported

Detroit Free Press -
MasterCard and Visa said that they had notified issuers of its credit cards of a potential breach of the security of customer accounts.

Stocks rally as euro countries boost bailout fund

BusinessWeek -
By PAN PYLAS Stock markets recovered some ground Friday after sharp losses this week, as finance ministers from the 17 euro countries agreed to increase the amount of money available for any future financial bailouts.

'A house divided': Santorum strategy here worries supporters

The Seattle Times -
Although Mitt Romney won Washington state's GOP straw poll earlier this month, Rick Santorum's campaign is teaming up with Ron Paul supporters in an effort to deny Romney delegates.

Newt facing pressure to exit primary

Boston Herald -
By Hillary Chabot Newt Gingrich faced mounting pressure to bow out of the race yesterday as his floundering presidential campaign sputtered on in Wisconsin - with even supporters and his top financial backer Sheldon Adelson admitting the former US ...

Obama: Stakes may be higher

Albany Times Union -
President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign fundraiser at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., Friday, March, 30, 2012.

Judge Tosses HuffPo Unpaid Bloggers Suit

PC Magazine -
By Chloe Albanesius A New York district judge today threw out a $105 million lawsuit filed by former, unpaid Huffington Post bloggers who insisted they are entitled to a chunk of the blog's $315 million sale price to AOL.

Apple's Tim Cook faces leadership challenge on labor issues

Washington Post (blog) -
Sign-up for e-mail newsletters and alerts and get the news you need delivered directly to your inbox. By Jena McGregor Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Foxconn manufacturing facility ahead of a report released Thursday by the Fair Labor Association.

Jerry Lee Lewis weds for 7th time

Hattiesburg American -
AP Judith Coghlan Lewis, wife of rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis, shows her wedding photo album in the studio of The Natchez Democrat.

The magic behind the monsters in 'Wrath of the Titans'

New York Daily News -
By Gina Salamone / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As appealing as Sam Worthington is as Greek hero Perseus, there are far more eye-catching creatures in “Wrath of the Titans.

Box Office Report: 'Hunger Games' Devours 'Wrath', 'Mirror Mirror' With $20 ...

Hollywood Reporter -
"Wrath of the Titans" is looking at soft Friday gross of $11 million, while the family friendly "Mirror Mirror" should gross between $6 million and $7 million.

Ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in Montana -
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday in his Montana hometown of Great Falls on burglary and drug possession charges, police said.

Sean Payton, Saints officials appealing suspensions

Los Angeles Times -
The Saints, who were penalized by the NFL for allowing a bounty system to operate within in the team, are also challenging the loss of their two draft picks and their $500000 fine.

Final Four matchup: Ohio State vs. Kansas -
Yes, they played before. Yes, Kansas won by a lot. (The scored was 78-67, if that matters to you.) It might as well have been in a different season, though—not because it was played in December, or because Allen Fieldhouse provides the greatest ...

Bob Ford: High expectations for Kentucky in Final Four

Philadelphia Inquirer -
NEW ORLEANS - Out on the wide streets and among the narrow alleys of a town in constant motion, the blue train of University of Kentucky followers covers more ground than all the others combined.

2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

New York Times -
Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides are playing a part, but to date their experiments have yielded conflicting, ambiguous results ...

Space the latest frontier for Earth Hour

By Madeleine Coorey (AFP) - 1 hour ago SYDNEY - Millions of people are expected to switch off their lights for Earth Hour Saturday in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change that will even be monitored from space.

Advocates say NJ autism rates show need for services -
BY LINDY WASHBURN The report that New Jersey's autism rates, already among the highest in the nation, had doubled in six years raised questions Friday for researchers and advocates alike.

FDA decides not to ban BPA in food packaging

Los Angeles Times -
The agency says it will continue to study health effects of the widely used chemical; an environmental group is highly critical. By Bettina Boxall and Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it would not ...


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