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White House Flexibility Signaled on Climate Bill

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
By IAN TALLEY WASHINGTON -- The White House is open to compromise on certain key elements of its climate-change agenda, including whether businesses could get some emissions allowances free, administration officials said Wednesday.

US says to play full role in Iran talks

AFP - ‎40 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama's administration said it will fully participate in any talks with Iran on its nuclear program, throwing the ball in Tehran's court with a new engagement policy.

Indonesia Holds Fast To Secular Politics

Washington Post - ‎59 minutes ago‎
By Robin Shulman DEPOK, Indonesia -- Ismi Safeya is a student at an Islamic school who veils her hair for modesty, prays five times a day and is inspired by the idea of a society based on Muslim principles.

Somali pirates find US ship _ and a fight

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
The equatorial sun had just passed high noon Wednesday when a text message flashed on reporters' cell phones in Nairobi: 17000-ton boxship seized 400 miles off Somali coast.

Italy earthquake rescuers hit by aftershocks

Reuters - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Silvia Aloisi and Antonella Cinelli L'AQUILA, Italy, April 9 (Reuters) - A series of aftershocks disrupted rescuers in central Italy early on Thursday as they picked through rubble for a third night in their search for survivors of Monday's ...

UN Warns of ‘Bloodbath’ in Sri Lanka as Military Corners Rebels

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael Heath April 9 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations warned of a possible “bloodbath” on the beaches of northern Sri Lanka as the military corners Tamil Tiger rebels in a sliver of territory containing more than 100000 civilians.

How to Fend Off a Somali Pirate Attack

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By SHARYN ALFONSI Graduates of maritime academies often end up in some of the most dangerous waters in the world -- moving aid, goods, and oil.

No easy road for US auto industry

Los Angeles Times - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Greener and fuel-efficient cars alone won't save Detroit, experts say. Higher oil prices and more popular designs are needed too.

Congressional Panel Opens Ethics Inquiry Into Rep. Jackson

New York Times - ‎54 minutes ago‎
By SUSAN SAULNY CHICAGO - Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. of Illinois confirmed Wednesday that a Congressional ethics office had begun a preliminary inquiry into his efforts last fall to win appointment by Gov.

Moody’s Downgrades Berkshire

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED In these economic times, even Warren E. Buffett can’t qualify for the best credit rating. Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday stripped away the triple-A rating of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate and investment vehicle ...

Pulte Seeks Shelter in a New House

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JOHN JANNARONE There may be few signs of life among home buyers. But defense strategies among home builders have now evolved to encompass mergers to guard against more trouble to come.

Questions Over Bailout for Insurers

New York Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH As the Treasury Department considers life insurers’ applications for a bailout, big questions remain about how hard a bargain the government will drive.

Sims' creator leaving Electronic Arts

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Will Wright, the acclaimed video game designer who created hits like the Sims titles, is leaving Electronic Arts to focus on his own entertainment company.

Spies 'infiltrate US power grid'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Maggie Shiels The US government has admitted the nation's power grid is vulnerable to cyber attack, following reports it has been infiltrated by foreign spies.

FCC Developing Plan To Deliver Broadband

Washington Post - ‎5 minutes ago‎
By Cecilia Kang The Federal Communications Commission yesterday began mapping out a plan to bring high-speed Internet service to the entire nation, starting with questions on how to increase its availability, improve its quality of service and make it ...

'American Idol' says goodbye to Scott macintyre

New York Daily News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Another one bit the dust Wednesday night, then proved exactly why fans didn't give him the support he needed. Scott macintyre, a legally blind piano-player from Arizona, was the latest wanna-be "American Idol" to get the ax from the popular Fox ...

Seder plates gone modern

The San Francisco Examiner - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Leslie Katz Daily life: Grace Hawthorne and Phoebe Streblow’s “Seder Made” was created with office supplies. Courtesy Photo As Jews observe Passover this week, there’sa cool collection of seder plates of all shapes and sizes - made by artists who ...
Jewish Home welcomes Passover Fall River Herald News

Miley Cyrus has poise aplenty

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Yvonne Villarreal It means performing your current hit, "The Climb," on "American Idol" and at the Academy of Country Music Awards, accepting a miniature orange blimp for favorite female singer at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, ...

Lower Scores Expected at Augusta This Year

Washington Post - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga describes the mood, course changes, and players to watch as the first round of the Masters starts Thursday at Augusta National.

Mets power ahead, hold on vs. Reds

MLB.com - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Marty Noble / MLB.com CINCINNATI -- With Carlos Delgado hitting the 470th home run of his career and driving in four runs and Brian Schneider contributing an assisted three-run double, the Mets steamrolled the Reds on Wednesday night in a game that ...

Morneau comes through early, late

MLB.com - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau and Denard Span each hit a two-run homer and Jason Kubel drove in the game-winning run with a double down the right-field line, as the Twins defeated the Mariners, 6-5, at the Metrodome on ...

Studies Find A Way Adult Bodies May Fight Obesity

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By David Brown Three new studies show that most adults have unexpectedly large and active deposits of a calorie-burning type of fat that biologists once thought disappeared after infancy.

Medically Assisted Torture

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
There was a great deal to be troubled by in a report by the International Committee of the Red Cross documenting the kinds of torture and abuse inflicted on terrorism suspects by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Millions With Asthma Don’t Need PPIs

WebMD - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Salynn Boyles April 8, 2009 -- Results from a new, government-funded study should change treatment practices for millions of asthma patients who take acid reflux drugs but have no heartburn symptoms.

Thai PM says peaceful protest can go on, markets worry

Reuters - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Arada Therdthammakun BANGKOK, April 9 (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday that a big anti-government rally would be allowed to continue so long as it remained peaceful, while the risk of a turn to violence weighed on ...

Virginia House Rejects $125M in Stimulus Cash

FOXNews - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The House turned down amendments by Democratic Gov. Timothy M. Kaine that were necessary to make Virginia eligible for the federal aid.

Still no suspects in the death of Sandra Cantu

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Mike Martinez and Sandra Gonzales When Sandra Cantu's family learned that the child's dead body had been stuffed in a suitcase, piercing screams filled the air.