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Shootings in Binghamton, NY, 'truly an American tragedy'

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP In this photo rendered from video and released by WBNG-TV in Binghamton, NY, authorities take up positions behind a vehicle. More photos >>> 13 are slain at a crowded immigration services center.

NATO faces new protests, divided over new chief

Reuters - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By Sophie Hardach and Gilbert Reilhac STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - French riot police fired teargas to force back hundreds of anti-NATO protesters who tried to prevent world leaders celebrating the military alliance's 60th anniversary at a summit on ...

As North Korea counts down, Japan talks tough

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Surprised by a 1998 launch, Tokyo is ready this time, warning against any violation of its airspace. By John M. Glionna and Yuriko Nagano Reporting from Tokyo and Seoul -- Nervous Japanese officials know that the first moments after North Korea ...

Suspected US attack kills 12 in Pakistan

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected US missile strike killed at least 12 people in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday morning, local political and military sources said.

London police arrest 122 after G20 violence

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested 122 people and detained scores more following violent clashes timed to coincide with the G20 economic summit in London, they said on Thursday.

First lady moved by school visit

BBC News - ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
The world needs strong young women to pave the way for the future, an emotional US First Lady Michelle Obama has told schoolgirls in London.

Iowa Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Washington Post - ‎6 hours ago‎
Gay rights activists are celebrating after Iowa's Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site.
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Freedom to Marry, Author of Why Marriage Matters

Congress' budget blueprint contains a warning to Obama

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The $3.5-trillion plan approved this week is close to the president's, but it shows that lawmakers are wary of trying to do too much at once on healthcare, energy, education and the economy.
Pelosi outlines her priorities San Francisco Chronicle

Illinois Enacts Post-Blagojevich Reform of Public Worker Pension ...

New York Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
By SUSAN SAULNY and KAREN ANN CULLOTTA CHICAGO - Less than 24 hours after the indictment of Rod R. Blagojevich, Gov. Patrick J. Quinn signed legislation on Friday providing for a major overhaul in the administration of state investment and pension ...

Wall St Week Ahead: Optimism may extend rally in short week

Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Ellis Mnyandu NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) - US stocks should rally further next week, if investors get more signs that the economic slump is abating and earnings season does not get off to a rocky start.

Mark-to-Market Rule Gives More Clarity, Not Less: John M. Berry

Bloomberg - ‎15 hours ago‎
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- Mark-to-market accounting rules are being brought a little closer to economic reality -- accompanied by misplaced howls of outrage.

Times Co. Said to Consider Closing Boston Globe

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA The New York Times Company has threatened to close The Boston Globe unless labor unions agree to concessions like pay cuts and the cessation of pension contributions, according to a person briefed on the talks.

Twitter: Building Businesses Tweet by Tweet

BusinessWeek - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeremy Quittner Here's what happened when Chris Savage, the chief executive of Wistia.com, searched for the phrase "private video sharing" on Twitter, a social networking site.
Google buying Twitter? Maybe not. San Francisco Chronicle

Consumer group asks FCC to probe AT&T, Apple on Skype

San Jose Mercury News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A consumer group urged the Federal Communications Commission to investigate whether AT&T is violating the agency's Internet guidelines by limiting customer access to Skype's free phone service on Apple's iPhone.

Week in review: The wicked worm that wasn't

CNET News - ‎15 hours ago‎
by Steven Musil Millions of Windows users braced themselves for the much-feared Conficker worm, worried that the exploit would wreak havoc on their systems on April 1. Conficker was expected to shut down security services, block computers from ...

Madonna’s Adoption Bid Is Denied in Malawi

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Malawi court ruled on Friday that Madonna, right, cannot adopt a 3-year-old child there, Reuters reported, because she has not been a resident of the country for the last 18 months.

The Rev. Patricia L. Hunter: The journey of Holy Week begins

Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week for Christians. For many Christians, this is the one week in which significant thought is given to our faith and what makes our beliefs unique.

Greg Mottola's Coming-of-Age Romance Explores the Anguish of Young ...

Washington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
Greg Mottola ("Superbad") directs this coming-of-age comedy about a college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) who meets a cast of characters while working at a local amusement park.

Final Four lore not threatened this year

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
(04-03) 21:23 PDT -- This season's remaining teams might be hard-pressed to find a place in Final Four lore. Villanova was fourth in the Big East, but teams have finished worse in their conference and won the NCAA championship.

New York Giants release Plaxico Burress

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Burress' status had been uncertain since he accidentally shot himself Nov. 29 with a gun stuffed into his waistband. The New York Giants released Plaxico Burress a little more than four months after the 31-year-old accidentally shot himself in the ...
Giants cut ties with Burress San Francisco Chronicle

Villanova's defense putting safety second

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Joe Juliano DETROIT - One of the principles of what Jay Wright calls "Villanova basketball" is that a team should be locked in at the defensive end, never reluctant to try to stop an opponent from scoring no matter the foul situation.

South Korea Recalls, Bans Sale of US Setton Farms Pistachios

Bloomberg - ‎9 minutes ago‎
By Heejin Koo April 4 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea ordered the recall and banned sales of pistachios made by Setton Farms of Terra Bella, California, following similar moves by US regulators because of possible salmonella contamination.

Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Baby Formula

ABC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
By BRIAN HARTMAN When a parent puts a bottle of baby formula to a child's lips, the parent might not know exactly what ingredients are in that thick, nutritionally packed mix.

Health Buzz: GE, Intel Plan Home-Health Venture and Other Health News

U.S. News & World Report - ‎15 hours ago‎
General Electric and Intel Corp. are partnering to spend $250 million over the next five years to create home healthcare products that will allow doctors to remotely diagnose and monitor patients' conditions away from doctors' offices and hospitals, ...

Demjanjuk wins deportation stay

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎57 minutes ago‎
CLEVELAND - John Demjanjuk, an Ohio man accused of being a Nazi death-camp guard, marked his 89th birthday yesterday by winning a reprieve of his ordered deportation to Germany to face possible trial.

California Dems target 8 GOP districts

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
California GOP voter registration is "dropping like a rock," a new study shows, declining so fast that Democratic Party officials see an unprecedented opportunity to gain voters and House seats in the 2010 election.

Rejecting Aid, One Governor Irks His Own

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Brett Flashnick/AP Gov. Mark Sanford’s contrarian streak on federal stimulus money is taking him from South Carolina to the national stage.