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Ivory Coast: Presidential residence 'taken' in Abidjan

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Fighting in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, has taken a new turn with reports that entrenched ruler Laurent Gbagbo's residence has been captured.
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Obama Dials Up Supporters as He Starts 2012 Re-election Bid

BusinessWeek - John McCormick - ‎1 hour ago‎
April 5 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he wanted to rekindle the “passion and energy” of his 2008 campaign as he joined supporters on a conference call that capped a daylong organizing effort for his 2012 re-election bid. - Reuters - Personal Liberty Digest - Chicago Sun-Times - Wikipedia: Barack Obama

400 rally for labor on anniversary of King assassination

The Seattle Times - Mike Lindblom - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Forty-three years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, about 400 labor-union members and supporters looked to him for inspiration from the Pacific Northwest.
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Five observations from UConn-Butler title game - Jon Rothstein - ‎20 minutes ago‎
In their semifinal win over Kentucky, Connecticut's halfcourt defense was sensational and against Butler, it was even better. Led by Shabazz Napier, the Huskies' vicious on-ball pressure negated any opportunities for the Bulldogs to ...

Rupture of Southwest 737 fuselage in unlikely place

The Seattle Times - Dominic Gates - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Industry experts believed they knew where to look for crack-inducing metal fatigue on aging airplanes, but the in-flight rupture of a Southwest... By Dominic Gates ROSS D. FRANKLIN / AP A Southwest Airlines 737-300 is shown after a fuselage section ...

Japan Dumps Toxic Water in Sea, Seeks Russian Processing Ship

BusinessWeek - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By Tsuyoshi Inajima April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. is pumping millions of gallons of radioactive water into the sea from its crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi station, and Japan has asked Russia to send a ship capable of processing nuclear ...

'Dancing With The Stars': Kirstie Alley takes a tumble (watch the vid)

The Star-Ledger - - Jessica Calefati - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By Jessica Calefati/The Star-Ledger ABC/SCREENGRABKirstie Alley's rhumba with partner Maksim Chmerkovsky nearly ended in disaster when Chmerkovsky's thigh gave out under Alley's weight, but the pair got up and their chemistry was "better than ever," ...

Email addresses exposed in major data breach

Chicago Tribune - Wailin Wong - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Over the weekend, Todd Thibodeaux received emails from two companies saying his email address was accessed without permission. Nicholas Percoco woke up to three such emails.

Kings' celebrations put on hold by 6-1 loss at San Jose

Los Angeles Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Kings' clinching a playoff berth was delayed again and their wretched performance Monday in a 6-1 loss to the Sharks at HP Pavilion in San Jose raised questions about how long they'll last in the postseason when -- if?

Food Addiction And Substance Dependence, Similar Brain Activity Going On

Medical News Today - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Some people really are addicted to foods in a similar way others might be dependent on certain substances, like addictive illegal or prescriptions drugs, or alcohol, researchers from Yale University revealed in Archives of General Psychiatry.

Tom 'Satch' Sanders finally gets Hall nod

Boston Herald - Steve Bulpett - ‎26 minutes ago‎
WALTHAM - Tommy Heinsohn has a little more free time on his hands now with yesterday's announcement that Tom “Satch” Sanders is among the latest crew of inductees into the Hall of Fame.

'Harry Potter' Stars Turn Out for Grand Opening of Time Square Exhibition

Hollywood Reporter - Georg Szalai - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The exhibit will let fans tour through Hogwarts and view props, costumes and sets from all eight movies in the franchise, including this summer's "Deathly Hallows Part 2." NEW YORK -- Fans wanting to get up close and personal with Harry Potter will ...

Clashes Escalate in Yemen; at Least 12 Protesters Are Killed

New York Times - Laura Kasinof, David Goodman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rubble covered a street in Taiz, Yemen, where at least 10 people died and 50 were injured in demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Katie Couric Eyes return to daytime 'perky' role

Boston Herald - Megan Johnson - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Katie Couric is on her way out from her spot at the helm of CBS Evening News when her contract ends in June. While an official statement about Couric's exit has yet to be made, the anchor gal, according to the Associated Press, ...

VCU Extends Smart's Deal

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By AP Stay on top of all the news, on and off the court, on The Times's college sports blog. AP and Coaches Poll AP and Coaches Poll Shaka Smart, who led Virginia Commonwealth on a surprising Final Four run, agreed to terms on a new eight-year contract ...

Sept. 11 Terrorism Suspects to Face Guantanamo Military Trial, US Says

Bloomberg - Justin Blum - ‎1 hour ago‎
Al-Qaeda commander Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears in FBI file photos. Source: FBI via Bloomberg A barbed-wire fence runs the perimeter of a detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Working long hours? Watch out for your heart

Reuters - Kate Kelland - ‎7 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - People who regularly work long hours may be significantly increasing their risk of developing heart disease, the world's biggest killer, British scientists said Monday.

House Republicans to propose $6.2 trillion in spending cuts

Los Angeles Times - Lisa Mascaro - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The reduction, to take place over the next 10 years, is part of their 2012 budget blueprint that makes vast changes to the scope of federal government.

Texas Instruments buying National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion

San Jose Mercury News - Brandon Bailey, Steve Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Texas Instruments announced plans Monday to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, a deal that will raise TI's profile as a powerhouse in the chip industry while spelling the demise of a longtime tech stalwart whose history ...

Discovery of 3 More Sets of Remains Adds to LI Mystery

New York Times - Joseph Goldstein, Tim Stelloh - ‎3 hours ago‎
Investigators sought evidence at the scene where the remains of three people were discovered off Ocean Parkway between Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach.

Britney Spears Drops 30-Second 'Till The World Ends' Video Preview - Katie Byrne, Jocelyn Vena - ‎3 hours ago‎
"#TillTheWorldEnds video is coming out better than I even expected. Here's a quick peek," she wrote. In her next tweet, she revealed the release date for the follow-up video to ...

Good news on jobs front in Brevard

Florida Today - ‎23 minutes ago‎
This McDonald's restaurant in Doral will benefit from McDonald's first national hiring day April 19. The company will fill 50000 jobs nationwide.

Yankees extend Twins' woes in NY

The Detroit News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
AP New York— A nice curveball and change-up can help any young pitcher. So can a couple of early home runs from his teammates. Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada each hit a two-run homer, rookie Ivan Nova kept the Yankees ahead and they made it another ...


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