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'Premature' To Call Tulsa Shootings Hate Crimes

by Cheryl Corley Alvin Watts, 33, left, and Jacob England, 19, were arrested following a tip from the public to help police solve the five shootings that happened Friday.
The Associated Press
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'60 Minutes' interrogator Mike Wallace dies

CBS News -
NEW YORK - Within five months of each other, two of the men who helped make "60 Minutes" the most distinctive news show on television have died.

North Korea prepares controversial rocket launch

Technicians check the North Korean satellite launch vehicle Unha-3 on the launch pad at the Sohae Satellite Launching Center on April 8. Tongchang-ri, North Korea (CNN) -- As North Korea presses forward with a controversial rocket launch, ...

Watson works wonders and dons the green jacket -
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Sometimes, winning a golf tournament or putting on a green jacket can change a guy's life.

Gingrich: Romney is likely nominee

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Kimberly Hefling AP WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich once led his rivals for the nomination in polls.

Phil Mickelson done in by triple bogey at No. 4

San Francisco Chronicle -
Augusta, Ga. -- Phil the Thrill veered off the tracks early in Sunday's final round. He still had a chance down the stretch, but Phil Mickelson ultimately squandered his opportunity for a fourth Masters title because he made triple bogey on No.

Kaduna Car Bomb Kills 20 Achaba Riders -
The Okada riders park along junction road by Sardauna crescent affected by the explosion in Kaduna . (Photo Courtesy Olu Ajayi Vanguard.

Iran official hints at possible compromise ahead of nuclear talks

Fox News -
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's nuclear chief is hinting at a compromise offer from Tehran ahead of negotiations with world powers this week over the country's controversial atomic program.

India media welcome Pakistani President Zardari's trip

BBC News -
The Indian media has welcomed Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his rare visit to India on Sunday.

Omar Suleiman accuses Islamists of sending him death threats -
Omar Suleiman, Hosni Mubarak's former intelligence chief, said his bid for the presidency does not have the support of Egypt's military rulers and accused Islamists of sending him death threats, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Monday.

US and Afghanistan reach deal on curtailing highly controversial "night raids"

Xinhua -
BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhuanet) -- A deal to jointly manage special operations by US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has been struck between Kabul and Washington.

White House hosting 134th annual Easter Egg Roll

The Associated Press -
By AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - Lots of children and their families from across the country are coming to the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.

Pet Lovers Face Deadline on License Plate Sales

ABC News -
In a state where people wear their hearts on their bumpers, a specialty license plate campaign by California pet lovers to save animal lives needs saving.

Tanker fire shuts down parts of LA freeways

San Jose Mercury News -
AP GLENDALE, Calif.—All lanes of a Los Angeles freeway reopened late Sunday nearly a day after a suspected drunk driver slammed his car into the rear of a gasoline tanker and ignited a massive fire.

Maryland lawmakers head into final day without a finished budget

Washington Post -
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland lawmakers are heading into the last scheduled day of the legislative session without a finished state budget.

Global shares fall on sluggish US jobs, focus on more data

Reuters -
By Chikako Mogi | TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Monday as a sharp slowdown in US jobs growth raised concerns about the strength of the world's largest economy, prompting investors to curb risk exposure ahead of more US data and earnings as ...

Chinese inflation accelerates in March

By Jamil Anderlini Analysts say inflation remains a concern to Chinese officials, who are wary of loosening policy too soon. Beijing (Financial Times) -- Chinese consumer inflation rebounded slightly in March leaving policy makers less room to ease ...

Analysts: Gas drilling must slow

Opelousas Daily World -
FILE - In this July 27, 2011, file photo, a pair of workers are behind the top of a pump where the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas is underway at a Range Resources site in Claysville, Pa.

Likely GOP nominee Romney faces daunting task list as he transitions to ...

Washington Post -
DES MOINES, Iowa - Mitt Romney faces a daunting to-do list as he transitions into the role of likely Republican presidential nominee.

Question of the Week – Did Senator Grassley Go To Far By Calling President ...

Oskaloosa news -
Washington DC, The debate over a tweet and if it was out of line for a US Senator. Things really started to heat up after David Axelrod, former Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama and heading up Obama's re-election campaign, called the Senator out ...

Selling You on Facebook

Wall Street Journal -
Many popular Facebook apps are obtaining sensitive information about users—and users' friends—so don't be surprised if details about your religious, political and even sexual preferences start popping up in unexpected places.

Twitter escalates anti-spam efforts, files lawsuit against spammers

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TechSpot -
By Lee Kaelin Twitter has taken a stand against those spamming their popular micro-blogging service by filing a lawsuit in a federal court in San Francisco against five of the most prolific spam tool providers, and the people that use them to flood the ...

Game of Thrones recap season two episode two: 'The Night Lands' It's getting ...

The Star-Ledger - -
By Jenifer D Braun/The Star-Ledger HBOHaving caught up with everyone else in the Seven Kingdoms, we now spend some time with Arya Stark, finding out how she's fared since she fled her father's execution.

'Hunger Games' surpasses $300 million at box office

Los Angeles Times -
'American Reunion' pulls in an estimated $21.5 million over the weekend, and 'Titanic's' 3-D version gathers $17.4 million in that period.

'Mad Men' recap, 'Mystery Date': Don's worst nightmare

The Star-Ledger - -
By Mark Maurer/The Star-Ledger AMCPeggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) shakes hands with Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman) on "Mad Men." If last week's “Mad Men” was about the disparity between young and old folks, then this week explores how sometimes it takes a ...

Anne Hathaway Chops Hair, Sheds Pounds for 'Les Miserables' Role

The Daily Blabber from iVillage -
If Anne Hathaway is beginning to look unhealthy -- thin and with short-cropped hair -- don't worry, she means to appear sickly.

Knicks knock off Bulls, catch 76ers

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Carmelo Anthony called it a statement game, and the message should be clear for the Chicago Bulls - and the fading 76ers. Anthony scored 43 points, his most since coming to New York last February, and made the go-ahead three-pointer with 8.2 seconds ...

Detroit Tigers 13, Boston 12 (11 innings): Alex Avila's blast caps sweep of ...

Detroit Free Press -
By Carlos Monarrez Miguel Cabrera watches his hit disappear into the leftfield stands in the bottom of the ninth inning. The three-run blast tied the game, 10-10.

Sports people: Tim Tebow and Ozzie Guillen

San Francisco Chronicle -
Tim Tebow The New York Jets' quarterback drew a crowd of about 15000 to an outdoor Easter church service in Georgetown, Texas.

Hamilton flashes leather, big stick -
By TR Sullivan / | 04/09/12 12:42 AM ET ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton's talents were once again on parade Sunday night against the White Sox.

Pesticides to blame for bee-colony collapse

The Seattle Times -
Scientists have been hard at work cracking the “mystery” of colony collapse disorder. [“Studies link pesticides to decline of bee colonies,” News, March 30.

Video Shows Massive, Whirling Martian Dust Devil

LAist -
Last month the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was a storm chaser—kind of like Helen Hunt in "Twister"—and it paid off with some great footage (okay, it's just one really cool shot).

Autism may be linked to obesity during pregnancy

New York Daily News -
AP New research suggests obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism. CHICAGO - Obesity during pregnancy may increase chances for having a child with autism, provocative new research suggests.

10-year-old girl gives birth

The Imperfect Parent -
In Colombia, a 10-year-old girl has given birth to a healthy five pound baby girl, which makes her one of the youngest mothers in history.

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