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At Least 7 Die in West Virginia Coal Mine Explosion

New York Times - Ian Urbina - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jon C. Hancock/AP Families and friends waited alongside emergency personnel after a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

Duke Slips Past Butler to Win Its 4th Title

New York Times - Pete Thamel - ‎19 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - The dark skies, tornado warnings and pelting rain here Monday night portended something ominous. The backdrop all week at the NCAA men's basketball Final Four has been one of change, a feel that the tournament as it has ...

Obama to limit use of nuclear weapons

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The conditions under which the United States will use nuclear weapons, even for self-defence, will be dramatically narrowed in America's re-written nuclear policy, which President Obama will unveil today.

5 killed in Pakistani Taliban attacks near US Consulate in Peshawar

Los Angeles Times - Zulfiqar Ali - ‎4 hours ago‎
Suicide bombs, grenades and gunfire leave five security personnel dead as assailants try to breach the compound. Earlier, a suicide bomber strikes at a political rally in Dir, killing 45.

Pirates hijack $170m oil shipment

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
A South Korean warship is chasing a supertanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The ship was on its way from Iraq to the United States with crude oil worth more than $170 million.

Thai Protesters Refuse to Leave Central Bangkok District

New York Times - Thomas Fuller - ‎32 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK - Convoys of anti-government protesters coursed through Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon while thousands more demonstrators remained in the commercial heart of the city, where they continued to defy government orders to disperse.

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RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay resigns

Washington Post - Philip Rucker, Chris Cillizza - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Republican National Committee's chief of staff resigned under pressure Monday, which Chairman Michael S. Steele described as an effort to reassure wavering donors in the wake of a controversy over its most recent ...

Whitman donates another $20 million to her campaign

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Whitman, the frontrunner into become the Republican candidate for governor, will announce Tuesday that she contributed $20 million more to her war chest late Monday, the Mercury News has learned.

Unemployment benefits expire as Congress debates extension

Los Angeles Times - Clement Tan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lawmakers are likely to take up the issue when they return from spring break next week. The sticking point is how to pay for an extension.

US Is Seeking Maximum Fine Against Toyota

New York Times - Micheline Maynard - ‎2 hours ago‎
DETROIT - The Transportation Department said Monday it would seek a $16.4 million fine against Toyota, the largest allowed, because the company had failed to promptly notify the government about potential problems with accelerator ...

Toyota Sets 2010 Deadline for China Brake Override

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
April 6 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, will install brake override systems by the end of this year in all vehicles the company has sold in China to curb unintended acceleration.

Yuan revaluation would yield limited US benefits

Reuters - Jan Paschal - ‎20 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's revaluation of the yuan could yield long-term benefits for both China and the world economy, but analysts say it won't restore vanished US manufacturing jobs if past experience is any guide.

On First Day, Apple Sells 300000 iPads

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎4 hours ago‎
An iPad buyer in San Francisco. Some buyers are expected to wait for a 3G version of the iPad. By JENNA WORTHAM Apple said on Monday that it had sold more than 300000 iPads on the device's first day on the market, a figure that included preorders.

Shuttle heads to space station as NASA program nears end

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images Discovery lifts off Monday morning from Kennedy Space Center. When the shuttle docks at the International Space Station, it'll be the first time four women have flown together in space.

Apple To Announce iPhone OS 'Future'

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple plans to announce what it calls "the future of the iPhone OS" on April 8 at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Nicollette Sheridan Sues Over Housewives Firing, Alleges Assault

People Magazine - Mike Fleeman - ‎3 hours ago‎
Nicollette Sheridan alleges the show's creator hit her in the face on the set and that she was then fired in retaliation for complaining about him, "resulting in her losing millions in future earnings," says the suit filed Monday in Los ...

Michael Jackson's Doctor Appears in Court

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson fans are rallying outside a Los Angeles courthouse where the pop star's doctor is scheduled to appear for a hearing in his involuntary manslaughter case.

Lawyer: 'He Wants to Save His Marriage with the Woman he Loves'

ABC News - Sheila Marikar - ‎5 hours ago‎
Jesse James may be out of the house -- and his wife Sandra Bullock's good graces -- but if the allegedly philandering mechanic is to be believed, there is still no place like home.

Silence Yields to Ovation for Woods at Practice

New York Times - Bill Pennington - ‎1 hour ago‎
From left, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and Fred Couples skipped shots on a pond before the 16th green Monday at Augusta National. By BILL PENNINGTON AUGUSTA, Ga.
Woods takes questions on drug rumors San Francisco Chronicle

Wild-Oilers Sums

New York Times - ‎18 minutes ago‎
By AP First Period--1, Edmonton, Penner 30 (Chorney, Potulny), 1:33. 2, Edmonton, Moreau 8 (Gilbert, Horcoff), 10:12 (sh). Penalties--Scott, Min, served by Brunette, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 6:35; Arsene, Edm, major (fighting), ...
Oilers handle Wild 4-1 The Associated Press

UConn women have one more bridge to cross

Los Angeles Times - John Altavilla - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Huskies' last loss came against Stanford in the national semifinals two years ago, and the Cardinal would like to provide the other bookend in Tuesday's championship game.

Health Buzz: Study Highlights Costs of Not Breast-Feeding

U.S. News & World Report - Megan Johnson - ‎6 hours ago‎
A new study finds that poor adherence to breast-feeding guidelines causes close to 900 child deaths in the US each year, the Associated Press reports.

Judge Holds Off Accepting Boston Scientific Unit's Guilty Plea

BusinessWeek - Sophia Pearson, Jef Feeley - ‎32 minutes ago‎
April 6 (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge reserved ruling on a guilty plea by Boston Scientific Corp.'s Guidant unit to charges it hid problems with its implantable heart defibrillators, citing objections ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death

U.S. News & World Report - ‎6 hours ago‎
MONDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop cancer at a young age require lifelong monitoring and are at an increased risk of early death, according to the results of two new studies.

Microsoft's big gamble with free Office

CNET - Ina Fried - ‎Apr 1, 2010‎
SAN FRANCISCO--Microsoft has a new plan to make more money from Office: give it away. With Office 2010, one of the biggest changes is how many ways there are to get Microsoft's most profitable software program for free.

Obama's 17-minute, 2500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

Washington Post (blog) - Anne E. Kornblut - ‎Apr 2, 2010‎
CHARLOTTE - Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy. Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, ...

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

CNN - Shannon Travis - ‎Apr 2, 2010‎
Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) -- They are not typical Tea Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and believes he's a "phenomenal speaker.

Taking on Obama in 2012: Tougher Than You Think

TIME - Mark Halperin - ‎19 hours ago‎
President Obama is fundamentally weakened, and Republican candidates are already champing at the bit to take him on. The 2008 race so profoundly changed the way the contests are funded that no major candidate will ...

36 Hours in San Antonio

New York Times - Dan Saltzstein - ‎Apr 1, 2010‎
SAN ANTONIO, the country's seventh-largest city, features a trio of popular attractions: the River Walk (a meandering canal lined with restaurants and bars), Market Square (said to be the largest Mexican-style market outside of ...