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Blagojevich, 5 Associates Indicted

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By DOUGLAS BELKIN and DAVID KESMODEL CHICAGO -- Even before he took office six years ago, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother and a circle of associates conspired to use the governor's office to enrich themselves at the expense of ...

US Congress approves budget plans, long road ahead

Reuters - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By Jeremy Pelofsky and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled US Congress on Thursday approved budget blueprints embracing President Barack Obama's agenda but leaving many hard choices until later and a government ...
Obama's $163000 Tax Bomb Wall Street Journal
House approves $3.5 trillion budget plan Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Obama to discuss Afghan plans with NATO

Reuters - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By David Brunnstrom STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama, after helping broker a deal to tackle the global economic crisis, heads to France on Friday to try to secure NATO backing for a new strategy to turn the tide in Afghanistan.

As North Korea readies rocket launch, US turns up pressure

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
US officials say Washington doesn't plan to shoot down the long-range rocket if Pyongyang follows through, but they would pursue stronger sanctions against the regime.

Malaysia's new PM inherits flagging economy

The Associated Press - ‎30 minutes ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's new Prime Minister Najib Razak took office Friday, inheriting myriad challenges, including a flagging economy, a racially divided society and a moribund ruling party.

Eyewitness: Two days of protests

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Dominic Casciani The unshaven young man at ExCel summed it up with his hand-written placard: "Down with this sort of thing!

Vermont House gives preliminary OK to gay marriage

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - After impassioned pleas from gay and lesbian legislators sharing their own love stories in front of hundreds of partisans packing the chamber, the Vermont House on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow same-sex couples to ...

Va.'s Radford University on Lockdown After Fatal Shooting

Washington Post - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The Radford University campus in southwestern Virginia was put on lockdown tonight after a man was fatally shot off campus and the suspect fled onto the school grounds, university officials said.

House votes to put tobacco under FDA control

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
The agency would be able to reject new products, restrict advertising and limit nicotine levels. Some senators threaten filibuster.

US Stocks Surge; Nasdaq Positive On Year; DJIA Up 216

Wall Street Journal - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Rob Curran Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks surged, the Dow Jones Industrial Average headed for its best four-week gain since 1933 and the Nasdaq turned positive on 2009 as an uptick in factory orders drew buyers to technology ...

GE Threatens Philips With Push Into Home Health Care

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Marcel van de Hoef and Rachel Layne April 3 (Bloomberg) -- General Electric Co.’s push into home health care threatens Royal Philips Electronics NV’s market leadership, as growth slows in the US imaging equipment businesses that sell to hospitals.

IBM Reportedly Will Buy Rival Sun for $7 Billion

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By ASHLEE VANCE and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN IBM appears on the verge of acquiring Sun Microsystems, a longtime rival in the computer server and software markets, for nearly $7 billion.

RIM Sells 50 Millionth BlackBerry, Stock Soars on Earnings

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
Research In Motion Limited (RIM) stock soared in after-market trading after the company posted solid financial results and said it sold its 50 millionth BlackBerry smartphone.

Viruses with trigger dates

CNET News - ‎2 hours ago‎
by Elinor Mills Conficker, which was set to activate on April 1 but failed to cause any problems, isn't the first virus to be programmed to take action on a certain date or time.

Twitter Testing Search

InformationWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
Features being planned include the ability to save a search keyword or phrase and have it as a link on the home page sidebar. By Antone Gonsalves Twitter is getting ready to launch a search engine that would make it possible for users to search for ...

Idol’s Megan Joy Doesn’t Care If Haters ‘Didn’t Get Me’

People Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
Megan Joy knows not everyone was a fan of her quirky style of singing and dancing on American Idol, and the day after her exit, the Sandy, Utah, native had a message for all the haters.
'Idol' exit Q&A: Megan Joy Entertainment Weekly

An 'Adventureland' of the Heart

Washington Post - ‎50 minutes ago‎
As a recent college grad whose career plans go awry, Jesse Eisenberg, left, gets an education in life from the likes of Martin Starr on a summer job at an amusement park.

Movie review: 'Fast & Furious' silly and tedious

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
Action. Starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Directed by Justin Lin. (PG-13. 107 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) If you're an action director, and someone hands you Vin Diesel, that's gold.

Fantasy impact: Cutler remains a fantasy starter

FOXSports.com - ‎26 minutes ago‎
by Roger Rotter Roger is a senior editor for the FOXSports.com fantasy group. Read his blog for more analysis. Have a question or comment?

Floyd spurns Wildcats to remain with Trojans

San Jose Mercury News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Tim Floyd will stay on at USC, spurning an offer to become the basketball coach at Arizona. He was offered the job Wednesday to replace Wildcats interim coach Russ Pennell, who took over when Lute Olson retired for health reasons before the start of ...

UGA basketball makes surprise hire in Mark Fox

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ‎1 hour ago‎
By CHIP TOWERS Georgia has hired Nevada coach Mark Fox as its men’s basketball coach and will introduce him at a news conference tomorrow at 11 am in Athens, according to two people within the UGA athletics department.

Food safety reform is on the table again

Los Angeles Times - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The pistachio warning, coming not long after the peanut product recall, may lead to legislative changes. By Mary MacVean Consumers could be forgiven for feeling a little weary about this week's recall of pistachios that might be contaminated with ...

Yoko Ono auctions art for autism

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Tom Lane If you have ever wanted a piece of art by Yoko Ono, now is your chance. The Japanese artist and widow of John Lennon unveiled a new work on the occasion of the United Nation's World Autism Awareness Day.

Diabetes Drug Gets Mixed Review

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN WASHINGTON - An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration split on whether the agency should approve liraglutide, a proposed diabetes drug from Novo Nordisk Inc. The panel on Thursday voted 6-6 with one abstention ...

Mexico says death toll from drug war is falling

Reuters - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By Michael O'Boyle CUERNAVACA, Mexico (Reuters) - The death toll from Mexico's drug war has dropped by about 25 percent in the first three months of this year from the last quarter of 2008, Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said on Thursday.

With 2010 Census Looming, Obama Chooses Survey Expert to Run Bureau

Washington Post - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By Ed O'Keefe President Obama has picked Robert M. Groves, a prominent survey researcher, to lead the Census Bureau, less than a year before the 2010 census begins.

Europe readies for effects of climate change

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
By JEAN-MARIE MACABREY, climatewire BRUSSELS -- Adapting to the effects of climate change has become a hot topic on both sides of the Atlantic.