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Santorum hits campaign restart in Pennsylvania

By Michael Mathes (AFP) - 4 hours ago HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania - Republican Rick Santorum is campaigning across Pennsylvania, insisting after a triple loss to rival Mitt Romney that a home state win here will reignite his struggling White House bid.
The Associated Press

Police: Livonia man killed his ex's mom, current beau and then himself

Detroit Free Press -
By Gina Damron The ex-boyfriend of a Livonia teenager killed her mother and current boyfriend with an ax Wednesday before fatally shooting himself in her home, police said.

City Council showed true leadership with consent agreement vote

Detroit Free Press -
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh responds during the open public forum during a Detroit City Council meeting discussing the city consent agreement at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building in Detroit on Wednesday, April, 4, 2012.

All eyes on Tiger Woods at Masters

Detroit Free Press -
Tiger Woods hits a tee shot while playing a practice round Wednesday at Augusta National. Woods' five-stroke win at Bay Hill two weeks ago has made him the favorite to win the Masters this weekend.

Violence rages in Syria despite high-level diplomacy

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Clashes, shelling and raids erupted across Syria on Wednesday, as high-level diplomats worked to foster peace in the restive country.

Cardinals don't dig Marlins' new digs

By Jayson Stark | Powered by Kyle Lohse's flirtation with a no-hitter, the Cardinals' Opening Night win spoiled the debut of the Marlins' new home park.

Bounty for Hafiz Saeed to convict him, says US

Hindustan Times -
As a defiant Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed mocked the United States, Washington clarified its offer of $10 million bounty was not for finding him, but for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

Top sports officials killed in Somalia bomb attack

The Independent -
Hopes of a recovery in Mogadishu after decades of war were today set back by a bomb attack on the national theatre that killed two of Somalia's top sports officials.

Greek clashes after pensioner suicide

BBC News -
Protesters have clashed with riot police in Athens hours after a pensioner shot himself dead outside the Greek parliament. The man, named in the Greek media as 77-year-old Dimitris Christoulas, killed himself in the city's busy Syntagma Square on ...

Connecticut Senate votes to repeal death penalty in state

Reuters -
(Reuters) - The Connecticut Senate voted on Thursday to repeal the state's death penalty, moving it one step closer to becoming the fifth US state in five years to abandon capital punishment.

Holder pledges response to judge

Chicago Sun-Times -
By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer April 5, 2012 12:24AM Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2012.

Five former officers sentenced in Katrina killings

Boston Globe -
By Cain Burdeau and Michael Kunzelman | AP Gerald Herbert/AP Sherrel Johnson, mother of James Brisette, who was killed by New Orleans police, was hugged by Rev.

Draghi Scotches ECB Exit Talk as Spain Keeps Debt Crisis Alive

Bloomberg -
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi quashed talk of an early exit from emergency stimulus measures as Spain struggled to borrow in financial markets, a reminder of the risk that the region's debt crisis could flare again.

Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV reach 5-year deal

BusinessWeek -
DirecTV and Tribune Broadcasting say they have struck a deal ending an impasse that since Sunday blacked out some channels carried by the satellite television provider in major US markets.

Dollar rises to nearly 3-week high against euro

BusinessWeek -
A weak Spanish bond auction Wednesday drove the dollar to its highest level against the euro in nearly three weeks. Spain expected to sell as much as $4.6 billion in debt Wednesday, but it only sold $3.5 billion.

Joy Behar talks Sarah Palin and politics -
The always funny co-host of The View, Joy Behar, joins MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell with her take on Sarah Palin's GOP VP pick and the 2012 race.

When should a candidate realize a battle is lost?

San Francisco Chronicle -
After losing three more primaries this week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum would have to win three-quarters of the remaining delegates to capture the 1144 needed to win the GOP nomination.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner likes what he sees in economy, cautions ...

Chicago Tribune -
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday in Chicago that improvement in the economy is "promising" after strong gains in investment and exports, but he emphasized that aggressive deficit cutting now could undermine the recovery.

Google unveils augmented reality glasses -
Google has unveiled a pair of futuristic glasses - reminiscent of a Star Trek prop - as part of a bid to introduce wearable computing into the mainstream technology industry.

HTC, Sprint announce Evo 4G LTE smartphone

Computerworld -
By Agam Shah The Evo 4G LTE is a "superfast" smartphone that sets the "gold standard" in multimedia experience, said Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, during a launch event in New York City.

'Titanic 3D' worth seeing again on big screen

Bellingham Herald -
By Gary Wolcott, Writer/director/producer James Cameron has tweaked Titanic and the unsinkable ship now sinks in three-dimensions.

'American Pie' sequel has stale filling, soggy crust

Detroit Free Press -
Trailer: 'American Reunion': The "American Pie" gang gets together for a high school reunion. With Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Tara Reid and Eugene Levy.

Houston: coroner's final report

Reuters -
April 5 - The final report on Whitney Houston's death confirms cocaine in her system but not the identity of a white power found in her hotel room.

LeBron James, Heat rally past Thunder for 17th straight home win

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 4: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder arrives before the game against the Miami... The Thunder were 16-31 (51.6 percent) on shots inside 5 feet Wednesday, their fifth-lowest shooting percentage from that distance this ...

Lob City has limits in Lakers' 113-108 victory over Clippers

Los Angeles Times -
Clippers get their share of highlights, but Lakers grind out the win to take season series and pad division lead. Andrew Bynum finishes with 36 points for the Lakers.

NHL roundup: Johan Franzen scores, Red Wings beat Blues 3-2 in shootout

Boston Herald -
By AP ST. LOUIS - Johan Franzen scored on consecutive shots in the third period to end Brian Elliott's shutout streak after more than 3 1-2 games, and Todd Bertuzzi netted the lone goal in a shootout as the Detroit Red Wings rallied to beat the St.

New fossil was biggest thing with feathers

Boston Globe -
NEW YORK - Fossils discovered in northeastern China of a giant, previously unrecognized dinosaur show that it is the largest known feathered animal, living or extinct, scientists say.

Carbon dioxide ended last Ice Age: study

ABC Online -
Ice core data from 80 locations around the world indicates changes in CO2 led or were synchronous with global warming at the end of the last Ice Age, according to a new study.

Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk

New York Times -
Teams of scientists working independently have for the first time identified several gene mutations that they agree sharply increase the chances that a child will develop autism.

Patients, doctors urged to skip certain tests -
CHICAGO • Should you get a cardiac stress test as part of your annual checkup? A chest X-ray before outpatient surgery? A CT scan or antibiotics for chronic sinusitis?

FDA finds more vials of fake cancer drug

BusinessWeek -
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors that a second counterfeit version of the best-selling cancer drug Avastin has been found in the US, packaged as the Turkish brand of the medication.


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