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7 injured after Navy jet crashes into Va. Beach apartments

Washington Post -
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectacular crash that sent flames and black smoke billowing from the rubble.
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'Painter of Light' artist Thomas Kinkade dies at age 54 -
By and staff One of most popular artists in America, "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade, died Friday at his home in California, his family said.

Obama says role of women in America has been oversimplified; they are not an ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday showered attention on helping women yet warned in the same motion that they should not be reduced to a uniform political bloc, declaring they are not an interest group and “shouldn't be treated that way.

Mali coup leader agrees to return power

By the CNN Wire Staff Malian junta leader, Captain Amadou Sanogo, makes a declaration at the Kati military camp near Bamako on Sunday.

Angry Tiger Woods needs furious rally to contend

San Francisco Chronicle -
Augusta, -- Ga. - Tiger Woods will tee off at 7:45 am (PDT) in Saturday's third round of the Masters. This means he will walk off the No.

Secure your Mac from Flashback infection

By Rob Pegoraro, Special for USA TODAY Question: What's the best way to keep my Mac safe from the Flashback Trojan that has been in the news?

Syrian violence claims 27 dead in run-up to truce

Reuters -
* Rebel army told Annan team it would honour truce * Clashes and bombardments kill 27, including soldiers * Each side says other steps up attacks before ceasefire * Record number of Syrian refugees flee to Turkey * Ban criticizes Syrian government By ...

As Nuclear Talks Near, Iran Softens Criticism of Turkey

New York Times -
Iran's leaders on Friday backpedaled from their recent criticism of Turkey, the host of coming talks on the disputed Iranian nuclear program, in a possible indication of their concern about alienating the Turks at a time when Iran is facing increased ...

Syrian exodus prompts call for urgent UN evaluation

The Guardian -
Turkey has urged the UN to send officials to its border after several thousand refugees crossed from Syria to escape a bloody government attack with troops and helicopters.

Bingu wa Mutharika, president of Malawi, dies at 78

Washington Post -
Bingu wa Mutharika, an obscure economic minister who became the president of Malawi in 2004 and later brought his country to the brink of failure, died April 5 at a hospital in Blantyre, the country's commercial capital.

Mubarak Ally Enters Egypt's Presidential Race, Setting Up a Contest With Islamists

New York Times -
CAIRO (AP) - A former deputy of ousted President Hosni Mubarak announced his presidential candidacy on Friday, shaking up an already heated race that is emerging as a contest between former government officials and Islamists who have surged in ...

Fact check: Previewing Obama vs. Romney (and Ryan)

By Eugene Kiely and Lori Robertson, AP photos President Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have put some spin on the federal budget.

Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman's lawyer invokes 'Shaken Baby Syndrome ...

New York Daily News -
By Nina Mandell / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Orlando Sentinel/via AP A newly hired defense lawyer for George Zimmerman suggested his client may have suffered injuries similar to Shaken Baby Syndrome following an alleged attack by Trayvon Martin.

Cargo train kills 2 men on NY tracks over trestle

San Francisco Chronicle -
(04-06) 20:52 PDT Westfield, NY (AP) -- Authorities say a cargo train chugging over a trestle in an upstate New York village struck three men walking on the tracks, killing two and seriously injuring the third.

U.S. added 120000 jobs in March, report shows

San Jose Mercury News -
By Motoko Rich and Mark Landler Although signs had pointed to a strengthening economy earlier this year, the jobs report Friday came with a message: Don't get ahead of yourself.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Will earnings spark further declines?

Reuters -
By Ryan Vlastelica | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Since October, estimates for first-quarter earnings growth have tumbled while the S&P 500 has surged.

Republican Committee Makes Big Turnaround on Fund-Raising

New York Times -
Once teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and irrelevance, the Republican National Committee has raised more than $110 million over the past 15 months and retired more than half its debt, accumulating large cash reserves that could give Mitt Romney a ...

Latino Democrats blast Romney on immigration, join Obama in calling him 'radical'

Houston Chronicle (blog) -
Democratic state legislators from the Southwest followed President Obama's example on Wednesday by putting the “radical” label on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's agenda as they blasted the candidate's immigration stance.

HTC's Phones Losing Their Luster

Wall Street Journal -
By ANTON TROIANOVSKI HTC Corp., an early leader in the smartphone market, is now scrambling to make up lost ground against rivals Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.

AT&T to unlock your contract-less iPhones this Sunday

VentureBeat -
AT&T confirmed today that it will unlock iPhones beginning April 8 for customers whose contracts have ended, and are in “good standing.

Amanda Bynes: Are You Surprised By Her DUI?

Cinema Blend -
There are celebrities you expect to have brushes with the law and celebrities you expect to go about their lives quietly. Ordinarily, aging former child stars fall into the former category.

Heidi Klum Submits Paperwork To Divorce Seal

Cinema Blend -
Following their separation announcement, Heidi Klum and Seal spent some time apart over the past few months to figure out whether a divorce was definitely the right decision.

What's The Future Of The 'Hunger Games' Sequel?

Director Gary Ross told CNN in March that he was on board to helm the "Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," but new reports suggest that he might be off the project altogether.

Masters 2012: Tiger Woods falls apart in second round

Washington Post -
AUGUSTA, Ga. - At 11, he tossed his club and rolled his eyes. At 13, he examined his ball, plugged in the bank of a creek, and walked back to take a drop, his third penalty stroke of the Masters.

Rays stretching their budget for Pena paying quick dividends -
By Jon Heyman | Baseball Insider TAMPA -- The penny-conscious Rays stretched their meager budget this winter for old friend Carlos Pena, who gives the highly successful, tiny-revenue team big punch they wouldn't ordinarily have at a semi-reasonable ...

Scandal Involving Petrino Goes Beyond X's and O's

New York Times -
Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino is widely considered one of the brightest offensive minds in college football. He guided Louisville to the Orange Bowl during the 2006 season, and after a one-year stint as coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, ...

Nets Put End to Lopez's Painful Year

New York Times -
Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies put seven players in double figures to end Miami's 17-game home winning streak by beating the Heat, 97-82, on Friday night.

Is insecticide-laced corn syrup killing droves of honeybees?

Alaska Dispatch -
Since 2006, something strange has been happening to North America's commercial beehives. Beekeepers are finding that many of the boxed hives ranged throughout their apiaries have been inexplicably abandoned by worker bees.

LHC Comes Back From Winter Break, Quickly Smashes Record

DailyTech -
The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), didn't waste much time coming back in a big way.

Appendix surgery not always needed; pet medicine gets costly

By Kim Painter, USA TODAY Antibiotics for appendicitis: Two thirds of people with appendicitis might be able to skip surgery and recover with antibiotics alone, say European doctors who reviewed several studies.

Resistance spread 'compromising' fight against malaria

BBC News -
By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service Scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front-line treatments for malaria is increasing.


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