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Risk of offshore drilling is clear; payoff isn't

San Jose Mercury News - John M. Broder, Clifford Krauss - ‎23 minutes ago‎
FILE - In this file photo taken Aug. 19, 2008, the Chevron Genesis Oil Rig Platform is seen in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, La.

UN Haiti donor pledges surpass targets at almost $10bn

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The international community has pledged a total of $9.9bn (£6.5bn) in immediate and long-term aid to earthquake-hit Haiti at a UN donor conference.

Census 2010: Are you counted?

USA Today - Haya El Nasser - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mark Lennihan, AP By Haya El Nasser, USA TODAY Wednesday is Census Day in the USA - the day that counts for counting where every American lives.

Chechen rebel leader asserts role in Moscow subway bombings

Washington Post - Philip P. Pan - ‎7 hours ago‎
Suicide blasts killed at least a dozen in southern Russia Wednesday, as a Chechen rebel leader claimed responsibility for the deadly subway blasts in Moscow.

EU Finds Serbia Censure Lacking

New York Times - Dan Bilefsky - ‎9 hours ago‎
PRAGUE - The European Union, which has been coaxing Serbia into a historical reckoning about its bloody role in the Balkan wars of the 1990s, gave a cautious welcome Wednesday to a declaration by the Serbian Parliament that condemned ...

Empowered Sadrists Organize New Ballot in Iraq

New York Times - Tim Arango - ‎4 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD - Followers of Moktada al-Sadr, the militant cleric whose militia was a major force in the Shiite insurgency against American forces, announced Wednesday that they were arranging a special vote to pick Iraq's next prime minister.

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RI flooding: 'It makes you want to cry'

USA Today - Oren Dorell - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Victoria Arocho for USA TODAY By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY WARWICK, RI - Richard DiPietro, 56, looked wistfully across rapids rushing over Warwick Avenue and into his City Brake garage Wednesday.

Federal court finds warrantless wiretapping of lawyers illegal

Los Angeles Times - Carol J. Williams - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a repudiation of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism surveillance program, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the government violated federal law when it failed to seek warrants to spy on two lawyers working for an ...

'Hard decision,' but Hutchison staying in Senate

Houston Chronicle - R.G. Ratcliffe, Stewart Powell - ‎1 hour ago‎
AUSTIN - US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's “hard decision” Wednesday to serve her full term of office rather than resign was a relief to her national party but left ambitious Texas Republican politicians stifled from running for higher ...

Russian Manufacturing PMI Shows 'Sluggish' Growth in March

BusinessWeek - Maria Levitov - ‎47 minutes ago‎
April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Russian manufacturing growth was “sluggish” in March as a stronger ruble discouraged new export business and companies continued cutting jobs, VTB Capital said.

BOJ tankan improves, but capital spending still weak

Reuters - Stanley White, Tetsushi Kajimoto - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japanese business morale improved to the highest in more than a year but companies remain cautious about spending, a Bank of Japan survey showed, suggesting that government will not let up in its calls for ...

Asian stocks in solid Q2 start, technology leads

Reuters - Umesh Desai, Jungyoun Park - ‎15 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks made a solid start to the second quarter on Thursday inching closer to two-month highs as China's manufacturing sector picked up and foreign buying boosted tech shares in Taiwan and South Korea.

Review: Looking at the iPad From 2 Angles

New York Times - David Pogue - ‎1 hour ago‎
In 10 years of reviewing tech products for The New York Times, I've never seen a product as polarizing as Apple's iPad, which arrives in stores on Saturday.

YouTube Simplifies UI

eWeek - Chris Preimesberger - ‎1 hour ago‎
Changes to YouTube's user interface are intended to make the site easier to use and to encourage visitors to watch more videos.

Science in the public view: A good gamble

CNET - Stephen Shankland - ‎10 hours ago‎
Researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, did something gutsy but smart Tuesday: they revved the Large Hadron Collider up to a new energy level in full public view.

'Clash of the Titans' remake dies by the sword

Boston Herald - James Verniere - ‎1 hour ago‎
Holy River Styx, here's a bright idea. Let's take a fairly horrible, outside of its subject matter and dazzling Ray Harryhausen stop-motion effects, 1981 sword-and-sandal movie and remake it using computer-generated imagery ...

Jesse James in sex rehab

MiamiHerald.com - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Sandra Bullock's straying husband -- with at least four mistresses under his belt -- is seeking professional help to deal with ``personal issues'' à la Tiger Woods.

'Idol' elimination leaves a singer brokenhearted

msnbc.com - Craig Berman - ‎2 hours ago‎
So far, not so much. Didi Benami became the third in a row voted off, finishing in 10th place. Unlike Lacey Brown and Paige Miles, who went before her, she'll get to sing in the “Idol” summer tour, and if she can channel the vocals she ...

Factoids about Final Four foes

USA Today - Bob Kimball - ‎15 minutes ago‎
AP photo By Bob Kimball, USA TODAY There's so much we know about Butler, Duke, Michigan State and West Virginia. But we don't know everything and wanted to learn more.

Crumbling Knicks Lose in Portland

New York Times - Howard Beck - ‎44 minutes ago‎
PORTLAND, Ore. - The indignities came in waves Wednesday night, in alley-oops and ankle sprains and a scoreboard that seemed to light up only on one side.

NHL: Chicago Blackhaws shutout Minnesota Wild to end 3-game skid

San Jose Mercury News - ‎59 minutes ago‎
AP Playing in back-to-back contests for just the second time this season and coming off a loss Tuesday night at St. Louis, Antti Niemi made 21 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and third in seven games to help Chicago beat the host Minnesota ...
Wild flatter than the ice sheet Minneapolis Star Tribune

FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE: Rep. Kind addresses concerns of small businesses

Juneau County Star-Times - Chris Walker - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Whether seen as a glowing success or a terrible failure years from now, the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be forever attached to ...

Pfizer Paid Doctors, Hospitals $35 Million

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan D. Rockoff, Peter Loftus - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday it paid about 4500 doctors and hospitals $35 million during the second half of last year to study how the company's medicines work and to promote the treatments, in its first public ...

For prostate cancer, help is on the market

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dutasteride, sold under the brand name Avodart, caused small tumors to stop growing or shrink, researchers report. By Thomas H. Maugh II Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking ...

The Rage Is Not About Health Care

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Mar 27, 2010‎
THERE were times when last Sunday's great GOP health care implosion threatened to bring the thrill back to reality television.

In Defense of Sarah Palin

Wall Street Journal - Norman Podhoretz - ‎Mar 28, 2010‎
She understands that the US has been a force for good in the world—which is more than can be said of our president. By NORMAN PODHORETZ Nothing annoys certain of my fellow conservative intellectuals more than when I remind them, as on occasion I ...

Autopsy: SeaWorld trainer died from drowning, traumatic injuries

CNN - ‎8 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Orlando, Florida (CNN) -- An autopsy report released Wednesday confirmed that a SeaWorld trainer killed after a 12000-pound killer whale pulled her underwater died of drowning and traumatic injuries to her body, including her ...

A Testy Test Drive in Chevy's New Volt

TIME (blog) - Bill Saporito - ‎Mar 30, 2010‎
“How did you like it?” Bob Lutz asks me. It, in this case, is Chevrolet's Volt, the electric –drive vehicle that the company is introducing this year.

Imagining an Israeli Strike on Iran

New York Times - David E. Sanger - ‎Mar 27, 2010‎
In 1981, Israel destroyed Iraq's nuclear reactor at Osirak, declaring it could not live with the chance the country would get a nuclear weapons capability.