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Thai Police Arrest Protest Leader

Wall Street Journal - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By JAMES HOOKWAY PATTAYA, Thailand - Thailand's humiliated government arrested the leader of protesters who broke through a military cordon Saturday and smashed their way through glass doors at a regional economic summit.

Suspect in Tracy slaying is churchgoing mom

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎55 minutes ago‎
She was a loving mother to her ailing child, she taught Bible study at her grandfather's church, and her 5-year-old daughter played a lot with 8-year-old Sandra Cantu and other kids on the block.

Obamas' puppy is out of the bag

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Obama family gets to know their Portuguese water dog, which daughters Sasha and Malia have named Bo. The six-month-old Portuguese water dog, named Bo, was a gift from Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Online newshounds ID Obamas' pup Philadelphia Inquirer

Investigation of building standards in quake zone

The Associated Press - ‎21 hours ago‎
L'AQUILA, ITALY (AP) - L'Aquila's chief prosecutor announced an investigation into allegations of shoddy construction as workers continued to scour the rubble for people still missing after a devastating earthquake five days ago.

Sri Lankan army raises ceasefire option: report

AFP - ‎49 minutes ago‎
COLOMBO (AFP) - The Sri Lankan military may enact a short ceasefire in its offensive against Tamil rebels to allow thousands of trapped civilians to escape the fighting, a state-run newspaper said Sunday.

Somali Piracy - Causes and Consequences

Voice of America - ‎Apr 10, 2009‎
By Joe decapua The ongoing Somali piracy problem in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean raises a number of legal and military issues about how to deal with the problem.

Obama Reiterates Call for Cooperation

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
President Obama met this month with NATO leaders including, from left, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Strasbourg, France.
Will the rich give less? Detroit Free Press

Merciless storm exacts human toll

The Tennessean - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Colby Sledge and Kate Howard • THE TENNESSEAN • April 12, 2009 There it was, $9.33 in change lined up on Haynes Drive, as if a child had emptied his piggy bank while riding his bike.

Burned by budget, can GOP find its voice on other issues?

MiamiHerald.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON -- Republicans have spent the first hundred days of the 111th Congress mostly down and shut out. While there's a realistic hope that they will be more involved in some upcoming policy decisions, the GOP still has a long way ...

A Paralyzing Fear of Filing Taxes

New York Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
By CHARLES DELAFUENTE It afflicts normal-looking people who function well in other facets of their lives. The symptoms include failing to file tax returns for years on end and squirreling away unopened letters that carry the return address of the ...

US Stocks Gain, Capping Biggest Jump Since 1933 as Banks Rise

Bloomberg - ‎Apr 10, 2009‎
By Eric Martin and Lynn Thomasson April 10 (Bloomberg) -- US stocks rose for a fifth week, capping the steepest rally since 1933, as Wells Fargo & Co.