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Greece Wins EU45 Billion Pledge to Blunt Crisis, Shore Up Euro

BusinessWeek - James G. Neuger, Jonathan Stearns - ‎1 hour ago‎
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- European governments offered debt- plagued Greece a rescue package worth as much as 45 billion euros ($61 billion) at below-market interest rates in a bid to stem its fiscal crisis and ...

Death of Polish President Leaves His Party Bereft, Too

New York Times - Judy Dempsey - ‎1 hour ago‎
From the time they were born on June 18, 1949, until Saturday, when Lech Kaczynski died in a plane crash in western Russia, the identical twin brothers, Jaroslaw and Lech, did almost everything together.

Obama: al Qaeda bid to go nuclear is top threat

Washington Post - Ross Colvin, Caren Bohan - ‎47 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday that efforts by al Qaeda to acquire atomic weapons posed the biggest security threat, and world leaders meeting this week must act with urgency to combat this ...

Army ordered to pull back after Bangkok clashes

ABC Online - Mark Willacy - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Thai government has ordered the army to retreat to its barracks in an effort to avoid further bloodshed on the streets of the capital Bangkok.

Sudan starts historic vote amid confusion, delays

Reuters - Andrew Heavens, Missy Ryan - ‎9 hours ago‎
KHARTOUM/JUBA (Reuters) - Confusion, delays and charges of fraud marked the start of Sudan's first multi-party elections in a quarter-century, a vote that will test the fragile unity of Africa's biggest country.

U.S. Reaches Out To Kyrgyz Leaders

Wall Street Journal - Alan Cullison - ‎1 hour ago‎
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan—The US scrambled to step up contacts with the new government of Kyrgyzstan Sunday as the deposed president of the strategically important Central Asian nation, now taking refuge in the south, ...

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West Virginia mine being reventilated so bodies can be recovered

CNN - Rachel Streitfeld - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Miner Kevin Honaker attends a candlelight vigil Saturday in Montcoal, West Virginia, to honor 29 miners killed in Monday's blast.

Republicans warn Obama on Supreme Court nominee

Reuters - John Whitesides, Paul Simao - ‎5 hours ago‎
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking Republican Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) listens to the testimony of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor at committee confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2009.

Russia cast as nuclear security leader despite flaws

Washington Post - Steve Gutterman, Philip Barbara - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nuclear security summit starting on Monday is a chance for Russia to promote itself as a global leader on the crucial issue, but experts say Moscow must do more to safeguard its own big stocks of bomb ...

Mirant and RRI in $3.1bn merger

Financial Times - Helen Thomas, Sheila McNulty - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mirant and RRI Energy, two US power companies, have agreed to merge, creating one of the largest independent power producers in the US.

Tax Audits of Big Business Are Declining, Study Says

New York Times - David Kocieniewski - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Despite the federal government's repeated pledges to crack down on big businesses that underpay their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service has decreased in recent years the time it spends auditing the returns of the nation's ...

US Gasoline Rises to $2.852 a Gallon, Survey Shows

BusinessWeek - Barbara Powell, Jessica Resnick-Ault - ‎3 hours ago‎
April 11 (Bloomberg) -- The average price of regular gasoline at US filling stations rose to $2.852 a gallon as crude oil futures jumped more than 5 percent.

Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk, overcome stiff bolt

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎7 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Spacewalking astronauts had to pull out a hammer and pry bar while attaching a big, new tank full of ammonia coolant to the International Space Station on Sunday, successfully driving in a stiff bolt after two frustrating hours.
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5 ways Apple's iPhone OS 4 is a game changer

Computerworld - Ryan Faas - ‎12 hours ago‎
Computerworld - Less than a week after launching the iPad, Apple teased iPhone users -- as well as iPod Touch and iPad users -- on Thursday by previewing some of the features in the next iteration of the iPhone operating system.

Twitter Gobbles Up Tweetie

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎7 hours ago‎
Twitter has acquired Atebits, the very small company that makes Tweetie, the truly exceptional Twitter client for the iPhone. Tweetie is being renamed Twitter for iPhone, the price is going from $2.99 to $0, and it sounds like creator Loren Brichter ...

'Date Night' ekes out disputed box office win

Reuters - Dean Goodman, Paul Simao - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Reuters) - Television comics Steve Carell and Tina Fey scored a disputed win at the North American box office on Sunday, as "Date Night" narrowly beat last weekend's champion "Clash of the Titans.

Justin Bieber Says He Thought 'Bad Thoughts' To Get Through 'SNL' Skit

MTV.com - Josh Wigler, Tim Kash - ‎2 hours ago‎
'She's a really nice person,' Bieber tells MTV News of 'Saturday Night Live' host Tina Fey. 'And she's cute too!

Dixie Carter, TV Actress, Dies at 70

New York Times - Anita Gates - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dixie Carter, an accomplished actress who gave strong, opinionated Southern women a good name in the television series “Designing Women” in the 1980s and 1990s, and later enjoyed success as a cabaret singer, died on Saturday in a Houston ...
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Big Names Near the Top in the Final Masters Round

New York Times - Lynn Zinser, Bill Pennington - ‎1 hour ago‎
Charlie Riedel/AP KJ Choi's consistency put him at the top of the pack at the Masters late on Sunday. By LYNN ZINSER Almost everyone around Phil Mickelson was going through one roller coaster or another in the final round of the Masters on Sunday ...
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Rangers' Season Over After Shootout Loss

New York Times - Jeff Z. Klein - ‎44 minutes ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - The Rangers' season came down to a shootout - three shooters for a trip to the playoffs or a golfing vacation. If it happens on ice and it involves hitting and scoring, The Times's Slap Shot blog is on it.

Lost At The Line

ESPN - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Kobe was back ... his clutch shooting wasn't. Late missed free throws by LA sealed a Blazers win. ABC Sunday Dime Blazers survive » @johnhollinger Homecourt vs.

Organ donor discovers eye error

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The NHS has confirmed up to 800000 people on the UK donor register may have had their wishes about which organs they wished to donate recorded incorrectly.

Health Care Is Here To Stay

Benzinga - N.J. Beachum - ‎7 hours ago‎
Some investors rightfully are pondering how much of an impact the new health-care reform law will have on the health-care industry.

3 seniors charged in bank robbery plot

Chicago Tribune - Jeff Coen - ‎Apr 9, 2010‎
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 the branch took a delivery of ...

In mining towns: 'people that are like nobody else'

CNN - Jessica Ravitz - ‎Apr 9, 2010‎
(CNN) -- No matter the years she has been away and the miles that separate her, Crystal Roles still calls Naoma, West Virginia, home.

Southern Discomfort

New York Times - Jon Meacham - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
IN 1956, nearly a century after Fort Sumter, Robert Penn Warren went on assignment for Life magazine, traveling throughout the South after the Supreme Court's school desegregation decisions.

Tribes of Amazon Find an Ally Out of 'Avatar'

New York Times - Alexei Barrionuevo - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
The director James Cameron backs efforts to halt the building of a dam in Brazil. By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO VOLTA GRANDE DO XINGU, Brazil - They came from the far reaches of the Amazon, traveling in small boats and canoes for up to three days to discuss ...

Obama Performs Statist-Assisted Suicide on the American Economy

RushLimbaugh.com (subscription) - ‎Apr 8, 2010‎
RUSH: How can this be? How in the world could this have happened? For the life of me, folks, I can't figure it out. "Jobless Claims Increase Unexpectedly.

Foreclosure auction of Nicolas Cage's mansion is a flop

Los Angeles Times - Lauren Beale - ‎Apr 7, 2010‎
The fate of the sprawling Tudor mansion owned by the actor, who won an Oscar for his role in "Leaving Las Vegas," was decided Wednesday far from the baronial estate.