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John Paul Stevens' unexpectedly liberal legacy

Los Angeles Times - David G. Savage - ‎2 hours ago‎
The retiring Supreme Court justice started out as a conservative in 1975, but as he saw it, the court shifted right as he held to the center.

Mines avoid crackdowns by challenging safety citations

Washington Post - Kimberly Kindy, Steven Mufson - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Grieving relatives began burying victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster Friday. More than 300 people packed a church for the funeral of Benny Willingham, a 61-year-old miner who was five weeks from retiring when he died.

Kyrgyzstan President Is Offered Passage From Country

New York Times - Michael Schwirtz - ‎5 hours ago‎
A woman prays for victims of Wednesday's anti-government protest in front of the government headquarters in Bishkek on Friday.

US Says Iranian Nuclear Announcement Shows Nefarious Intentions

Voice of America - David Gollust - ‎4 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Chief of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, left, unveils a dummy version of uranium fuel disks, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claps, in a ceremony marking Iran's National Day of Nuclear Technology in Tehran, ...

Asean leaders issue Burma election call

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
South East Asian leaders have urged Burma's military government to hold free and inclusive elections. In a statement, the leaders of the Asean regional grouping said the move would help the country to stabilise and focus on development.

US security official: No new concrete Mideast peace plan

Ha'aretz - ‎12 hours ago‎
By Haaretz Service and News Agencies United States National Security Advisor James Jones said Friday the administration was discussing how to jump-start the lagging Middle East peace process, but did not have a new plan to offer.

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Bart Stupak's decision to retire comes in wake of bruising health-care fight

Washington Post - Philip Rucker - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Rep. Bart Stupak insists tea party activists outraged over his support of health care legislation didn't run him out of office, but his decision to retire gives conservatives a rallying point as they target Democrats in the midterm elections.

Republicans Weighing Option: Is Their Message No or Yes?

New York Times - Jeff Zeleny - ‎1 hour ago‎
The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion. There was a hint of disagreement on that count as a parade of Republicans took the stage here on Friday at one ...
Palin, Obama spar from a distance The Associated Press

US Tries to Keep Summit Nuclear

Wall Street Journal - Peter Spiegel - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—Leaders from 47 countries are descending on Washington for a two-day summit the Obama administration hopes will kick-start efforts to make all nuclear materials secure from smugglers and terrorists within four years.

Euro Advances on Expectations Greek Aid Is Near

Wall Street Journal - Bradley Davis - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The euro shot higher amid talk of an imminent bailout package for debt-strapped Greece, helping to boost demand for riskier assets including stocks and most commodities.

Airline mergers would dwarf solo-flyer Continental

Reuters - Deepa Seetharaman, Kyle Peterson - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A merger between United Airlines and US Airways (LCC.N) would leave Continental Airlines (CAL.N) in a tough spot, facing what some analysts called bleak prospects of flying solo among far-larger rivals.

U.S. stocks extend run as Dow bounces off 11000

MarketWatch - ‎5 hours ago‎
By MarketWatch The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly breaks through the 11000 milestone for the first time since late September 2008 on Friday, though it fails to hold above that milestone at the close, hurt by technical selling and weakness in the ...

Twitter Acquires Tweetie

Washington Post - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Twitter has just announced that it acquired Tweetie, the very popular and highly polished Twitter application for the iPhone . The new application will now be called "Twitter for iPhone" and will drop from $2.99 to free, with developer Loren Brichter ...

Hands on with iPhone OS 4.0

CNET - Kent German - ‎3 hours ago‎
Now that you know the highlights of iPhone OS 4.0, we offer you the chance to see the new features for yourself. We've loaded the developer release on Brian Tong's iPhone 3GS and took it for a spin.

Apple's New iPhone App Policy: Unreasonable and Unjustifiable

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amidst all the hullabaloo surrounding the launch of Apple's iPhone OS 4.0, the contentious company from Cupertino is coming under fire for a quietly made change to its iPhone developer's agreement.

Date Night: Adventures, With Babysitting

TIME - Mary Pols - ‎3 hours ago‎
In the midst of the date night from hell, Claire (Tina Fey) and Phil (Steve Carrell) make a frantic call for help. Every weekend all across America, couples find a babysitter and head out for a romantic evening, ...
Date Night: movie review Christian Science Monitor

'Sex And The City 2' Trailer: The Top 5 Looks!

MTV.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
The "Sex and The City 2" trailer is out and we cannot wait for the flick. Or the guys. Or to see what's next for the girls.

Ex-'Survivor' Producer Barred From Leaving Mexico

ABC News - Kirsten Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP By KIRSTEN JOHNSON AP Writer In this photo provided by Mariza Alyrio, Monica Beresford-Redman is shown at her Zabumba Brazilian... The producer of "Pimp My Ride" and formerly of "Survivor" is barred from leaving Mexico while authorities investigate ...

Amid the Attention, Woods Is Right at Home at the Masters

New York Times - Bill Pennington - ‎1 hour ago‎
AUGUSTA, Ga. - When Tiger Woods completed his second round Friday, after a workmanlike two-under-par 70 put him squarely in contention for a fifth Masters title, he was asked if he liked where he was.

Stubbs slams door on Cubs with clutch blast

MLB.com - Mark Sheldon - ‎30 minutes ago‎
CINCINNATI -- Drew Stubbs' grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Reds to a 5-4 win over the Cubs on Friday night before 24419 fans at Great American Ball Park.

Allmendinger wins first career NASCAR pole

SportingNews.com - Reid Spencer - ‎32 minutes ago‎
AVONDALE, Ariz.—AJ Allmendinger described his first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole as "a small victory"—with the fervent hope that it leads to something bigger, as in a race win.

3 seniors charged in bank robbery plot

Chicago Tribune - Jeff Coen - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The three senior citizens were still wearing dark burglary clothes when they stood before a federal judge Friday charged in their latest alleged caper: watching a suburban bank for months in preparation for a robbery as ...

Achoo! Pollen at its worst in years in many areas

The Associated Press - Tamara Lush - ‎4 hours ago‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pollen: It's on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses. From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping up to be a monster of an allergy season.

Health aid could work better via world fund: experts

Reuters - Olesya Dmitracova, Janet Lawrence - ‎8 hours ago‎
LONDON (Reuters) - Donor money for health care in developing countries could be spent more effectively if it were channeled through a single global fund, experts said Friday.

Freaky Physics Proves Parallel Universes Exist

FOXNews - John Brandon - ‎Apr 5, 2010‎
Look past the details of a wonky discovery by a group of California scientists -- that a quantum state is now observable with the human eye -- and consider its implications: Time travel may be feasible.

How to shed middle-age spread

Daily Mail - Louise Atkinson - ‎Apr 5, 2010‎
Millions of us suffer from it - the dangerously unhealthy spare tyre that won't budge. But doctors now claim a new diet can banish it in six weeks.

Son Sues Mother for Harassment Over Facebook Posts

KATV - ‎Apr 6, 2010‎
Arkadelphia - An Arkadelphia mother is charged with harassment for making entries on her son's Facebook page. Denise New's 16 year old son filed charges against her last month and requested a no contact order after he claims she posted slanderous ...

David Freddoso: Five things we learned about Obamacare after it passed

Washington Examiner - David Freddoso - ‎Apr 6, 2010‎
"[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Dad David Anderson seeks mystery man who helped save daughter Bridget Sheridan ...

New York Daily News - Katie Nelson - ‎Apr 6, 2010‎
Hero dad David Anderson is seeking the identity of the mystery Good Samaritan who helped save his two-year-old daughter, Bridget Sheridan.