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US flexes muscle in standoff with Somali pirates

Reuters - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By Abdi Sheikh and Andrew Quinn MOGADISHU/WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The US Navy prepared on Friday to increase pressure on Somali pirates to give up an American ship captain held hostage in a lifeboat in a strategic part of the Indian Ocean for ...

Obama requests $83.4 billion more for war spending

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defense Secretary Gates argues that the additional money is needed to prevent abrupt troop withdrawals. The administration says it's 'the last supplemental for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Professor of History, American University

Henry Waxman Has a Plan . . .

Wall Street Journal - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Cap-and-trade theologians love to invoke markets: Merely put a price on carbon, they say, and the invisible hand will shoo us toward an eco-friendly future.

Ahmadinejad Claims Progress In Iranian Nuclear Program

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Thomas Erdbrink and Mary Beth Sheridan TEHRAN, April 9 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced advances in Iran's nuclear program Thursday and indicated his country would not suspend its enrichment of uranium, but he also reiterated a willingness ...

Thai protesters gather to disrupt Asian summit

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Martin Petty PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters converged on the Thai beach town of Pattaya on Friday with plans to disrupt an Asian summit as part of efforts to try to force Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down.

Fiji president annuls constitution: reports

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fiji's President Ratu Josefa Iloilo has announced he has annulled the 1997 constitution, media reports from Suva said on Friday.

Number of food-borne illnesses held steady in 2008

Newsday - ‎2 hours ago‎
BY DELTHIA RICKS | delthia.ricks@newsday.com New statistics on 2008 food-borne illnesses show the same rogues' gallery of five infectious pathogens remain at the core of food-related sickenings, and although estimates on the number of illnesses have ...

Pitcher’s Death Stuns Angels and Baseball

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By PAUL OBERJUERGE ANAHEIM, Calif. - Only a few hours after the most promising performance of his major league career, Nick Adenhart, a 22-year-old pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was one of three people killed early Thursday when the ...

CIA Has Quit Operating Secret Jails, Chief Says

Washington Post - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Karen DeYoung The CIA no longer operates any secret overseas prisons, Director Leon Panetta said yesterday, and has not detained anyone since he became chief in February.

TOPWRAP 1-Wells Fargo boosts stocks; S.Korea averts recession

Reuters - ‎23 minutes ago‎
By Jonathan Stempel and Seo Eun-kyung NEW YORK/SEOUL, April 10 (Reuters) - US bank Wells Fargo (WFC.N) forecast a record profit and South Korea averted recession in the first quarter, offering investors some hope that the most vicious period of the ...

Boeing Cuts Outlook, 777 Output

BusinessWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Justin Bachman It seems that Seattle may have just heard the economic alarm that Boeing's (BA) largest customer warned about last month.

Motorola ex-CFO says fired for doubting forecasts

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Motorola Inc's (MOT.N) ex-Chief Financial Officer, Paul Liska, said in a lawsuit unsealed on Thursday he was fired for warning company officials the 2009 business plan for its mobile devices unit was based on ...
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San Jose's workers' comp costs exceed comparable cities

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
By John Woolfolk Despite efforts to contain costs, San Jose continues to post more and costlier bills for workers' compensation than comparable California cities and counties.

Nintendo's Portable Console Adds Services

BusinessWeek - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Kenji Hall Imagine walking into a classroom, an art museum, or a mall and switching on your gaming console to take a test, learn more about a Picasso painting, or find a shop that sells sneakers.

Virgin Mobile unveils Pink Slip Protection plan

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The company will waive as many as three months of wireless phone charges for customers who get laid off. By Alana Semuels As the old saying goes, nothing in life is free.
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'Hannah Montana' takes Miley Cyrus on a (safe) voyage of discovery

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The lesson that the movie, with its G rating and Disney imprimatur, imparts is that no matter how famous you are, family and friends should always be the foundation.

'Observe' and Regret: Seth Rogen as Maul Cop

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Seth Rogen stars as a mall security cop attempting to bring a flasher to justice and woo a woman (Anna Faris) who works at the make-up counter.

Local Good Friday, Easter events

Opelika Auburn News - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Often called the Easter Moon, the first Full Moon of spring rises behind clouds under the cross Thursday at Garden Hills Cemetery in Opelika.
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Weary Tiger Remains Unbowed

Washington Post - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Tiger Woods walks down the 18th fairway at the Masters. Woods shot an unremarkable 70 in the first round, leaving him in an eight-way tie for 20th place.

Wilson's 2 goals put Boston U in NCAA title game

The Associated Press - ‎21 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an NCAA tournament filled with upstarts and upsets, hockey blue-blood Boston University is one victory from its fifth national championship.

Recap: Detroit vs. Nashville

MiamiHerald.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Sports Network Joel Ward scored the equalizer with 59.3 seconds left in regulation and Jason Arnott had the deciding goal in the shootout, as Nashville stayed in the playoff race with a key 4-3 win over Detroit.

FDA Reverses Stance on Removal of Morphine Painkiller

Forbes - ‎4 hours ago‎
THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bowing to the pleas of hospice experts, the US Food and Drug Administration has backed off its intent to remove from the market an unapproved liquid morphine painkiller given to dying patients.

Area Gets Funds for Care of Children

Washington Post - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Chris L. Jenkins Virginia, Maryland and the District will receive more than $73 million in federal stimulus funds to expand and improve child-care and immunization programs for low-income families, the Obama administration announced yesterday.

Fat burns calories? Yep, if it's cold enough

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
...or we could all quit being so lazy and work out now and then. I come from a family of obese individuals and know that the only way to … read more avoid it is to quit making excuses and hit the treadmill on a regular basis.

2 small towns devastated by Texas wildfires

Dallas Morning News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
By ANGELA K. BROWN / AP High winds and bone-dry conditions fueled numerous wildfires across much of North Texas on Thursday, forcing several cities to evacuate residents from homes, schools and a nursing home.

It’s ‘Do or Die’ Time for Second-Biggest Economy: William Pesek

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
April 10 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese may get more than their money’s worth from Taro Aso’s recent visit to London. Trips by prime ministers to meetings like last week’s Group of 20 one are normally complete junkets.

Public service scheduled for slain Tracy girl

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Mike Martinez The face of Sandra Cantu on a large poster put up for mourners to sign their condolences is covered with notes at the growing memorial for Sandra on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in Tracy, Calif.
Weird tips taking up Tracy cops' time San Francisco Chronicle