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US and Russia Advance in Talks on Arms Control

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JONATHAN WEISMAN AP President Barack Obama met with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev at Winfield House in London on Wednesday.

Petraeus Warns About Militants’ Threat to Pakistan

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ELISABETH BUMILLER WASHINGTON - Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander for Iraq and Afghanistan, warned a Senate panel on Wednesday that militant extremists in Pakistan “could literally take down their state” if left unchallenged, ...

Friends Say This Victory Is Bittersweet

Washington Post - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Paul Kane Ted Stevens, not the US Department of Justice, should now get to write the last chapter of his storied political career.

More G20 summit protests expected

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A second day of protests are expected as world leaders gather for the G20 summit at the ExCel Centre in London. From 0700 BST there are plans to disrupt traders at the London Stock Exchange, and from 1100 BST anti-war protests are planned near the ...

Palestinians doubt own state while Netanyahu rules

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Mohammed Assadi BEIT IKSA, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians living on the bizarre and fragmented border Israel has cut through the West Bank were pessimistic on Wednesday about any deal with Israel's new government to give them a viable state.

Michelle Obama fever hits the UK

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Rajini Vaidyanathan In the US she is already a cover girl, gracing the front of glossy magazines like Vogue and Hello. In the UK on her first visit as First Lady, Michelle Obama seems to be making just as big an impact.

1 dead after truck slams into bookstore

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif.—Authorities say one person is dead and an unknown number injured after a car transporter truck careened out of control and slammed into a bookstore in Los Angeles County.

Debate and a Senator’s Trip to the Hospital Delay Votes on the Budget

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE ALBANY - The continued illness of a Democratic state senator on Wednesday once again stalled votes on budget bills, meaning that final passage of the measure could take at least until the end of the week.

To Chagrin of Republicans, Compensation Bill Passes

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON - The House has approved yet another bill to restrict bonuses and compensation at financial firms that have received government bailout money, as Democrats muscled the legislation past angry Republican opposition.

Massachusetts regulator sues Madoff feeder fund

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' securities regulators sued Fairfield Greenwich Group, a major "feeder fund" for Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, accusing the hedge fund of lying to investors and not exercising enough diligence ...

The Economy: Gloom on Jobs, Hope on Manufacturing

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Wall Street wasn't in a jovial mood as April Fools' Day 2009 got underway. Investors were greeted by news of a much larger than anticipated decline in private payrolls in the ADP employment survey for March.

Dow Chemical to Sell Morton Salt to K+S for $1.675 Billion

Bloomberg - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By Jack Kaskey April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Dow Chemical Co., the biggest US chemical maker, will sell its Morton Salt unit to K+S Aktienesellschaft, Europe’s largest salt producer, for $1.675 billion in cash to help finance the acquisition of Rohm & Haas.

Conficker May Be More Widespread Than Previously Thought

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Conficker worm may have infected more machines than previously thought, according to Internet infrastructure provider OpenDNS.

Option bulls line up for RIM calls before earnings

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Doris Frankel CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many investors on Wednesday appear eager to buy bullish call options in BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd (RIM.

Skype's iPhone limits irk some consumer advocates

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY Apple's (AAPL) unique treatment of the new Skype Internet calling feature on the iPhone - the free app works only on Wi-Fi, not the cellular or 3G network - is raising concern among public-policymakers and consumer advocates ...

American Idol, Top 9: Results

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎27 minutes ago‎
by Vicki Hyman/The Star-Ledger The "American Idol" top 9 results show always brings out the most belabored choreography.

CBS Turns Out ‘Guiding Light’

New York Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By BILL CARTER CBS announced Wednesday the cancellation of the longest-running scripted program in broadcasting history, the soap opera “Guiding Light.

Lawsuit Over, 'Runway' Is Cleared for Summer Flight

Washington Post - ‎52 minutes ago‎
By Lisa de Moraes Everyone involved in the Great "Project Runway" Kerfuffle was tripping over each other yesterday to announce how happy they were that the lawsuit had been settled out of court, and the show would now go on -- Lifetime.

Altidore scores 3 goals against Trinidad

The Associated Press - ‎36 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jozy Altidore became the youngest American with an international hat trick, and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 Wednesday night to maintain its lead in the final round of qualifying for next year's World Cup.
Jozy Gets a Hat Trick New York Times

Burke assesses Maple Leafs' season of failure

SportingNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Burke described himself Wednesday as "sour," an unhappy man the day after his team was eliminated from the playoff race.
Lowly Leafs knock off Flyers Philadelphia Inquirer

Penguins rout slumping Brodeur, Devils 6-1

The Associated Press - ‎6 minutes ago‎
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored power-play goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended one of the best homestands in franchise history, twice scoring two goals in a matter of seconds against Martin Brodeur during a 6-1 rout of the ...

Unrequired test nipped tainted pistachios in bud

The Associated Press - ‎56 minutes ago‎
TERRA BELLA, Calif. (AP) - The reason it didn't take dozens of illnesses for federal regulators to learn about salmonella-tainted pistachios has nothing to do with federal regulations.

Health Buzz: Fighting Tuberculosis and Other Health News

U.S. News & World Report - ‎11 hours ago‎
Stronger healthcare systems and improved medications and tests for tuberculosis infections are needed to fight a "potentially explosive" increase in difficult-to-treat TB strains, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said today.

Breast Cancer: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

Science Daily (press release) - ‎1 hour ago‎
ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2009) - Women are often told that mammography saves lives. But rarely is the question asked, 'how often?

G-20 leaders dine in London, across a great divide

Los Angeles Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
When it comes to solving the global economic crisis, Obama and Britain's Brown are at philosophical odds with France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel.

Indictment: Group shackled, tortured teen

CNN - ‎55 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) -- Four Californians are accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old boy and torturing him for nearly a year before he escaped captivity wearing only boxer shorts and a shackle on his ankle, according to an indictment released ...

Nurse accused of killing 5 in Lufkin by injecting bleach

Houston Chronicle - ‎5 minutes ago‎
AP SAN ANTONIO - A Texas nurse has been charged with injecting 10 patients with bleach, killing five of them, at a dialysis center where the mystery surrounding an unusual spike in deaths last April has shadowed the clinic for the past year.