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Santorum's early success pushed GOP to the right

The Associated Press -
By CONNIE CASS, AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - From obscure former senator driving a pickup truck across Iowa, Rick Santorum made a surprising - he calls it miraculous - leap to become the most formidable threat to Mitt Romney's march to the ...
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North Korea 'injecting fuel into rocket' -
Isolated North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket "as we speak" ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbours and the West as a disguised long-range ballistic missile test.

Syria promises Kofi Annan it will respect ceasefire

The Guardian -
Kofi Annan says he has received assurances from Syria that it will respect his planned ceasefire with rebel forces, which is due to begin in under 24 hours' time.

Attorneys Say Zimmerman Is Isolated, Stressed Out

ABC News -
The man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is said to be losing weight, suffering from high levels of stress and unable even to perform the simple task of buying a soda at a grocery store because of the intense public scrutiny he is under, ...

Statement of Bobby Petrino

San Jose Mercury News -
By AP "I was informed in writing today at 5:45 pm that I was being terminated as head football coach at the University of Arkansas.

GLOBAL MARKETS-European shares edge lower, Spanish debt worries linger

Reuters -
* European shares edge lower * Spanish debt in focus * German government bond auction eyed * Euro gains against the dollar By Richard Hubbard LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) - European shares headed towards their lowest levels this year on Wednesday with ...

China ejects Bo from elite ranks, wife suspected of murder

Reuters -
By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim | BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party has banished the country's brashest and most controversial politician from its top ranks and detained his wife in connection with the murder of a British businessman, ...

Connecticut boy brings heroin to kindergarten show-and-tell; stepdad arrested -
City of Bridgeport via AP Santos Roman, 35, was arrested Monday after arriving at the Conn. school where his 5-year-old stepson showed heroin to classmates.

UC Davis to release report on pepper-spray clash

CBS News -
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California is set to release a long-awaited report on the pepper-spraying of student demonstrators by UC Davis police last fall.

Best Buy CEO resigns during personal conduct probe

Reuters -
By Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) - Best Buy Co Chief Executive Brian Dunn suddenly resigned from the company during an investigation into allegations of personal misconduct, the electronics retailer said on Tuesday.

Stock market takes worst hit of the year on Spain concerns

Detroit Free Press -
By Christina Rexrode NEW YORK -- The stock market suffered its worst loss of the year Tuesday because of uncertainty about coming corporate earnings reports and concerns that Spain's borrowing costs are creeping close to a crisis level.

Small business owners' confidence drops in March

By Tim Mullaney, USA TODAY Small-business owners' confidence in the recovery dropped sharply in March, hitting the lowest levels since November, in one of the first signs that high gasoline prices may cut into the economic recovery.

Obama to press 'Buffett Rule' tax pitch

San Jose Mercury News -
AP The president is scheduled to deliver a morning statement on the rule named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett. It argues that wealthy taxpayers should not pay taxes at a lower rate than middle-class wage-earners.

Hillary Clinton likes 'Texts from Hillary' Tumblr

Politico -
“Texts From Hillary” has just added one VIP to its fan base: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself. Adam Smith, who created the Tumblr account that has quickly gone viral with his friend Stacy Lambe - both communications professionals based in ...

Obama sees biggest divide since Johnson-Goldwater

BusinessWeek -
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the choice facing voters this November will be as stark as in the milestone 1964 contest between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater -- one that ended up with one of the greatest Democratic landslides in US ...

Tax Breaks for Wealthy Should Be Cut, Budget Chairman Ryan Says

San Francisco Chronicle -
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- US House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said tax breaks for the wealthy should be reduced as part of an overhaul of the nation's tax code.

Instagram users jumping ship over Facebook acquistion

TechRadar UK -
By Michael Rougeau 12 hrs ago And, although Facebook users' responses to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement of the news seem mainly positive, some sites report that Instagram users are already ditching the service en masse.

Nokia offers Lumia 900 free in data bug mea culpa

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Nokia has slashed its Lumia 900 Windows Phone flagship to free on AT&T, a temporary promotion to apologize to customers for a data connectivity glitch in early models.

Surprise Elimination On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Access Hollywood -
There's always at least one surprise elimination on “Dancing with the Stars” and in Season 14, it happened in Week 4, when one of the most famous members of the... Tony Romo will have one more fan on his side when he hits the field next season - his ...

Tony Lucca Responds To Christina Aguilera's Criticism On 'The Voice'

Access Hollywood -
Following his performance of Peter Gabriel's “In Your Eyes,” Tony Lucca chats with Access about his latest song choice in the live rounds.

Guillen may be insensitive, but Petrino much worse

San Jose Mercury News -
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer But the comparisons stop there. When the Scum-o-Meter is tallied, Petrino comes up the biggest loser in a faceoff against Guillen.

Surging Boston turn up the heat on Miami

Fox News -
The Boston Celtics stepped up their run to the playoffs on Tuesday by upsetting Miami 115-107 for their second victory over the Heat in 10 days.

Hamilton Leads Bulls Over Knicks, 98-86

ABC News -
The Chicago Bulls thought they were finally getting their whole team back together for the final stretch. Instead, Derrick Rose was out again.

Werth, Nationals hand Mets first loss

Chicago Tribune -
Flushing, NY - Jayson Werth went 4-for-5 with two RBI, and the Washington Nationals handed the New York Mets their first loss of the young season, 6-2, in the middle installment of a three-game series.

National Robotics Week, children and the future

San Francisco Chronicle -
It's National Robotics Week, that time of year when we kneel before our digital overlords and appease them with offerings of batteries and memory chips.

SpaceX considers South Texas for private launch site

Spaceflight Now -
BY STEPHEN CLARK SpaceX is examining a prospective launch site in South Texas for commercial Falcon rocket missions and testing of reusable suborbital boosters, but the company has not made the final selection of a location for a privately-owned launch ...

Appeals court hears case of graphic tobacco ads

Reuters -
By Anna Yukhananov | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government on Tuesday defended graphic tobacco labels and advertising that use pictures of rotting teeth and diseased lungs as accurate and necessary to warn consumers about the risks of smoking.

Lung cancer screenings 'a good value,' study finds -
Screening longtime tobacco users for lung cancer would be less costly than the widely accepted practice of screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers and would reduce the death toll of lung cancer by an estimated 15000 lives a year, ...


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