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Countdown to possible federal shutdown stokes anxiety

USA Today - Mimi Hall, Gregory Korte - ‎19 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - As the government neared a partial shutdown that would stall tax refunds, shutter national parks and delay paychecks to soldiers in combat, President Obama and congressional leaders stepped up ...
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Libya: US rebuffs letter from Gaddafi, says he must go

BBC News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The US has rebuffed a personal appeal from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to US President Barack Obama, repeating that he must resign and go into exile.
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Two killed in F/A-18 jet crash near Lemoore NAS

Visalia Times-Delta - David Castellon - ‎24 minutes ago‎
US Navy Capt. James Knapp speaks at a press conference about a naval jet crash just west of Lemoore Naval Air Station. / Ron Holman Below is the text of three-minute statement made by the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Lemoore following ...
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Picking a Masters favorite isn't easy anymore

Los Angeles Times - Jeff Shain - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods used to be the obvious one, but there are many new names in the mix this year. Defending champion Phil Mickelson, coming off a victory, is the hot choice.

Beck: Breaking the Normalcy Bias

Fox News - ‎56 minutes ago‎
This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," April 6, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. GLENN BECK, HOST: I'm not sure if you've seen the news yet today.

Portugal's PM calls on EU for bailout

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Portugal has joined Greece and Ireland on the casualty list of Europe's sovereign debtors after its prime minister, José Sócrates, requested a European Union bailout.

Older passenger jets facing tougher US inspections

Reuters - John Crawley - ‎36 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - Airlines flying older jets are facing tougher, more time-consuming US inspections after the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines (LUV.

Japan Nuclear Workers Start Pumping Nitrogen Into Damaged Plant

BusinessWeek - Michio Nakayama, Ichiro Suzuki - ‎31 minutes ago‎
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Workers at Japan's damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant are pumping nitrogen into a reactor to prevent a possible explosion, as the US atomic watch said a pressure vessel ...

At NFL Hearing, Judge Urges, but Doesn't Compel, a Return to Talks

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎12 minutes ago‎
ST. PAUL - The NFL will probably remain dormant for at least a while longer, after United States District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Wednesday that she would take “a couple of weeks” to decide whether to grant the players' request ...

Microsoft, Toyota Share Smart-Car Vision In Partnership

Wall Street Journal - Steven D. Jones - ‎2 hours ago‎
Top executives of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Toyota Motor Co. (TM) Wednesday announced a partnership to spread smart-car technology to 170 countries beginning next year.

Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Serena Gordon TUESDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest analysis from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study, researchers report that risks to postmenopausal women who were taking estrogen-only hormone therapy faded rapidly after they ...

How I Learned to Love a US Government Shutdown: Caroline Baum

BusinessWeek - Caroline Baum - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even worse (or better, depending on one's point of view), what if all federal workers went on furlough and the public realized there were benefits, not just costs, to smaller government?

Grammys to take on a leaner note

Los Angeles Times - Deborah Vankin, Reed Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Recording Academy on Wednesday announced a major overhaul of its musical categories that, among other changes, will consolidate a number of awards, eliminate separate awards for male and female ...

Pro-Ouattara forces want to "capture Gbagbo alive"

Xinhua - ‎47 minutes ago‎
ABIDJAN, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The spokesperson for Cote d'Ivoire's Republican Forces (FRCI, pro-Ouattara) Madam Affoussy Bamba revealed on Wednesday in Abidjan that FRCI who on Monday attacked the residence of Laurent Gbagbo, want to capture him when he ...

Motorola Xoom sells 100k units, says Deutsche Bank

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Motorola Xoom won't be the tablet to dethrone the iPad as the market leader anytime soon, according to a sales estimate from Deutsche Bank released Wednesday.

FOREX-Yen depressed near lows ahead of BOJ, ECB rates verdict

Reuters - Natsuko Waki - ‎44 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, April 7 (Reuters) - The yen held near a six-month low against the dollar on Thursday and an 11-month trough versus the euro ahead of monetary policy meetings in Japan and the euro zone that are expected to reinforce widening ...

Federal Prosecutors Drop One Charge Against Bonds

Wall Street Journal - Justin Scheck - ‎17 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO—Federal prosecutors on Wednesday dropped one of five charges in the trial of baseball home-run king Barry Bonds for allegedly lying to a grand jury about steroid use in 2003.

Angelina Jolie's New Tattoo: Does It Honor Brad Pitt?

People Magazine - Alla Byrne - ‎3 hours ago‎
Looks like Angelina Jolie's new ink may be for partner Brad Pitt rather than a new baby. Jolie's latest tattoo led to much speculation Tuesday, but a source tells PEOPLE that she has no plans to adopt.

VIDEO: Italy coastguard search for survivors

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Italian coastguard are searching for migrants from North Africa whose boat capsized off the island of Lampedusa. Italian rescue vessels rescued 48 and three were saved by a fishing boat, but 20 deaths were confirmed and at least 130 people are ...

Wis. top court election adds fuel to 'powder keg'

USA Today - Ben Jones - ‎2 hours ago‎
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's sharp political divide over a new law that limits public-worker collective bargaining rights came into focus Wednesday with the final hand-counting of ballots in the tiny town of Lake Mills.

Britney Spears' 'Till The World Ends' Video: The Key Scene - Jocelyn Vena - ‎3 hours ago‎
For her "Till the World Ends" video, Britney Spears (with an assist from director Ray Kay) is back to doing what she does best in music videos: wearing sexy clothes, grinding with hot guys and throwing one really sweaty, underground dance party.

Suicide investigated at summer camp linked to Scott Brown abuse claim

CBS News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
(CBS/WBZ) SANDWICH, Mass. - A man committed suicide Wednesday at the Cape Cod summer camp linked to the sex abuse claim made in Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown's recently released autobiography, according to police.


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