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Italy quake death toll rises, aftershocks continue

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Deepa Babington and Antonella Cinelli L'AQUILA, Italy, April 8 (Reuters) - Rescuers searched by lamplight in freezing temperatures for a second night for survivors of an earthquake in central Italy and pulled out 15 more bodies, bringing the death ...

Vermont legalizes same-sex marriage

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Beth Robinson (center) of the Vermont Freedom To Marry Task Force held back tears and said she was ''proud of Vermont.'' With her are Sherry Corbin (left) and Susan Murray.

Tamil supporters protest for third day

Reuters UK - ‎39 minutes ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - About 200 Tamils demonstrated in front of parliament on Wednesday, the third day of protests calling for Britain's help in securing a cease-fire between Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger separatists.

US envoy to meet India officials

Aljazeera.net - ‎2 hours ago‎
The US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan is set to meet Indian officials as part of an effort to build support for his country's strategy to tackle Taliban-linked fighters in the region.

North Korea Learns From Rocket Launch Failure

Voice of America - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Gary Thomas North Korea claims its rocket launch Sunday put a satellite into orbit. The US says the satellite launch was really a cover for Pyongyang's ballistic missile program.

Thousands Protest in Bangkok

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister of Thailand, wore red as they gathered for antigovernment demonstrations in Bangkok.

Tables Turned on Prosecution in Stevens Case

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Susan Walsh/AP Ted Stevens on Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in Washington where his conviction was dismissed, with his daughters, Beth Stevens, left, Lilly Stevens and Susan Covich.

Gunfire erupts at California religious retreat

CNN International - ‎47 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- One person was killed and three others were wounded during a shooting at a religious retreat Tuesday at a campground in Southern California, CNN television affiliate KABC said.

Fight Over F-22's Future to Test Defense Overhaul

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By AUGUST COLE The highest-profile test of Defense Secretary Robert Gates's plan to overhaul how the Pentagon buys weapons will be whether he succeeds in winding down production of the most advanced fighter the Air Force has ever flown.

Daimler Foresees Gradual Improvement From Profit Drop

Bloomberg - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By Chris Reiter April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG, the world’s second- largest maker of luxury cars, forecast a “gradual improvement” in profit this year following a “substantial burden” on earnings and sales because of the deepening global recession.

Treasury to extend bailout funds to life insurers: WSJ

MarketWatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Simon Kennedy LONDON (marketwatch) -- The Treasury Department has decided to extend bailout funds to several struggling life insurance companies, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Alcoa Drops, as Do Corning, Caterpillar

Wall Street Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
By ROB CURRAN NEW YORK -- Stocks fell as investors showed trepidation ahead of aluminum maker Alcoa's kickoff of the first-quarter earnings season after the bell.
Stock drop extends to a 2d day Philadelphia Inquirer

Russia space capsule carrying US billionaire lands

The Associated Press - ‎44 minutes ago‎
KOROLYOV, Russia (AP) - Officials say a Russian spacecraft carrying a crew of three including US billionaire space tourist Charles Simonyi has landed in Kazakhstan.

Amazon follows Apple to $1.29

CNET News - ‎7 hours ago‎
by Matt Rosoff As expected, Apple on Tuesday introduced variable pricing on iTunes, meaning that some popular tracks now cost $1.29 instead of $0.99.

GM, Segway Roll Out Project PUMA

InformationWeek - ‎14 hours ago‎
The mini electric vehicle prototype sports an electric drive, lithium-ion batteries, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and is intended for urban transportation.

A creative way to deal with Passover food ban

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
BY JEFF DIAMANT At 9 this morning, New Brunswick resident Jose Mendez, a non-Jew, will become owner of a huge amount of food he'll never eat.

The Rushfield Review: Does Lambert vs. Gokey spell curtains for ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Live at the Idoldome, the tension grows steadily with every week, and with it the celebrity wattage to witness the taping. Outside as American Idol Songs From the Year You Were Born Week entered final preparations, Music Director Maestro Rickey Minor ...

Kal Penn takes a job with White House

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kal Penn, known for his role as a stoned underachiever in the "Harold & Kumar" movies, is putting aside the doobie -- and his role as Dr.

Beckett comeback gets off to a great start

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Adam Kilgore Josh Beckett gutted his way through last October, valiant yet diminished by injury, a fitting lasting image after a frustrating and largely mediocre season.

The Shark returns to Augusta National a rock star

The Associated Press - ‎14 minutes ago‎
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - This is a Masters with so many potential headlines. Padraig Harrington goes for a third straight major title. Phil Mickelson tries to snatch away the No.
More drama with Tiger 2.0 San Francisco Chronicle

Tar Heels rank among greatest college teams since '79

ESPN - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By Scoop Jackson How would Tyler Hansbrough and company fare against the other elite teams of the past three decades? Where do the 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels fit?

Awareness Campaign On HIV/AIDS Begins

Washington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Darryl Fears The Obama administration began a five-year, $45 million media blitz yesterday to spark awareness about HIV infection and AIDS, saying that Americans have grown complacent about the deadly illness even though it represents "a serious ...

FDA: Recall of tainted pistachio nuts far from over

USA Today - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Justin Sullivan, Getty Images By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY The recall last week of 2 million pounds of pistachios because of concerns about salmonella contamination has been expanded, and federal officials say more recalls of foods containing ...

Red Cross says doctors helped CIA "torture"

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Health workers violated medical ethics when they helped interrogate terrorism suspects who were tortured at secret CIA prisons overseas, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Police search church for clues to California girl's slaying

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Authorities searched a church near where an 8-year-old California girl was found dead Monday in the hopes of finding clues that would lead to her killer.

Moldova opposition says officials refuse vote recount

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
CHISINAU (Reuters) - A Moldovan opposition leader said on Wednesday that election officials had refused a request for a recount of a weekend parliamentary election won by the ruling Communist Party.

Israel sends cash to Gaza

Xinhua - ‎44 minutes ago‎
GAZA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Israel allowed cash shipments into the Gaza Strip, but the amount would not be enough to pay salaries for the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) employees, sources said on Wednesday.