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Murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case -
Family lawyer Benjamin Crump, right, lays his head against Sybrina Fulton's shoulder, next to Trayvon Martin's brother Jahvaris Fulton, during a news conference about the arrest of George Zimmerman in the death of Fulton's son Trayvon Martin, ...
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Tsunami alerts pass Indonesia quake test, with luck

Reuters -
By Olivia Rondonuwu | BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - It was nothing like December 2004. Sirens wailed, warnings blared and police moved people away from coastlines around the Indian Ocean as a powerful earthquake off northern Indonesia sparked fears ...

Fighter jets roar over Pyongyang as North Korea readies rocket

Fox News -
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 10, 2012, North Korean guide Kim Won Ho, right, speaks to a foreign journalist near a photo depicting the 2009 satellite rocket launch at the Three Revolutions exhibition hall in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Analysis: Romney defines hawkish yet murky foreign policy

Reuters -
By Peter Apps | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he locks down the Republican nomination for US president, Mitt Romney is framing what looks to be a decidedly hawkish foreign policy.

Lakers' Metta World Peace seeks to fill leadership role

Los Angeles Times -
With Kobe Bryant troubled by an injury, the veteran wants the ball on offense and asserts himself in other ways. He scored 26 points in a win over San Antonio.

Facebook turns umbrella company via Instagram purchase

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Facebook's much talked about $1bn purchase of photo-sharing app Instagram marks the start of a new chapter for the social network as an umbrella company, writes Emma Barnett.
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Guns silent in hours after Syria truce deadline

Jerusalem Post -
By REUTERS UN observer planning team leaves Syria, no explanation given; resident in Homs says city quiet following a bloody night; calm reported in Hama, Damascus; no indication army forces withdrawing.

Bo Xilai: Neil Heywood 'stashed Bo's financial secrets with British lawyer as ... -
Neil Heywood, the British man said to have been murdered by the wife of one of China's most powerful Communist party leaders, handed documents revealing the overseas investments of Bo Xilai's family with his lawyer in Britain as an 'insurance policy' ...

South Korea conservatives win parliamentary poll, boost for Park

Reuters -
By Ju-min Park | SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's ruling conservative party has clung on to a parliamentary majority, losing less seats than forecast and bolstering the presidential ambitions of its leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of a strong-arm ...

Mugabe arrives home under intense health scrutiny

CBS News -
HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe arrived home from Asia on Thursday morning as his party denied reports he had suffered a health emergency.

Charles Manson is denied parole for 12th time

San Francisco Chronicle -
Charles Manson, leader of a 1960s "family" that murdered seven people in Southern California, was denied parole Wednesday for the 12th time, officials said.

101 Freeway closed in Valley after deadly police pursuit

Los Angeles Times -
A short police pursuit ended in gunfire on a Los Angeles freeway late Wednesday, with officers shooting the driver dead, authorities said.

Apple, publishers face e-book suit

Detroit Free Press -
The lawsuit says users of e-readers, including the Touch, Kindle, Libre Air and Nook, were overcharged. / Richard Drew/Associated Press By Pete Yost and Larry Neumeister Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple and ...

Alcoa, Spain put investors in good mood

Detroit Free Press -
Investors on Wednesday all but forgot the previous day's burdens and sent stocks soaring. It was a stark turnaround from the day before, when they'd pushed the market into a free-fall on worries about European debt and corporate earnings in the US ...

FOREX-Yen off peaks after ECB calms markets; Aussie jumps

Reuters -
* ECB's Coeure says bond-buying programme still an option * Euro resilient vs dollar, faces tough chart choices on yen * Australia's jobs report fuels jump in Aussie * But rate cut by RBA in May still not off the table * Italian debt auction next focal ...

8 common tax-time goofs that can delay your refund

BusinessWeek -
By AP Waiting until the 11th hour to file your tax return suggests your main goal is just to make sure it gets done on time. But if you slip up, it may be simply a case of hurry up and wait -- for your refund.

Ann Romney takes to Twitter to defend her role as stay-at-home mom

Los Angeles Times -
By Maeve Reston PROVIDENCE, RI -- Stepping into the middle of a heated debate over how women have fared under President Obama's economic policies, Ann Romney made her debut on Twitter on Wednesday night - defending her decision to forgo a professional ...

Indiana Senate: No sniping or KO in Lugar-Mourdock debate

Politico -
INDIANAPOLIS - There was no sniping, no memorable moment and no knockout blow. But Indiana voters who tuned in to watch the lone Republican Senate primary debate between Sen. Dick Lugar and Richard Mourdock saw stark stylistic and substantive ...

Celebrating Health Law, With a Poke at Romney

New York Times -
BOSTON - Former Gov. Mitt Romney, needless to say, did not attend. But at a sixth-anniversary celebration of Massachusetts' landmark health care law on Wednesday, Gov.

Nokia lowers profit outlook, shares nosedive

Boston Globe -
The largest cellphone maker warned heavy competition will hurt first-quarter earnings, especially in India, the Middle East, Africa, and China.

Samsung updates tablets on heels of iPad refresh

By Peter Svensson, AP NEW YORK - Samsung Electronics, Apple's biggest competitor in the market for iPad-sized tablet computers, is updating its line to include a feature that lets a tablet act as a universal remote control for an entertainment center.

'Avengers' star Robert Downey Jr. says playing a superhero feels 'just about ...

Chicago Tribune -
At the world premiere of "The Avengers," Zap2it asked star Robert Downey Jr. what it feels like to be a part of the biggest superhero movie of all time.

Ledet wows on 'American Idol'

New York Daily News -
AP The booming 20-year-old singer from Westlake, La., had the Fox singing competition's judges on their feet for his lively rendition of Bruno Mars' up-tempo tune “Runaway Baby.

'Cabin in the Woods' has a few laughs but no scares

Detroit Free Press -
Trailer: 'The Cabin in the Woods': Horror thriller about five friends who get more than they bargained for when they take a break at a remote cabin.

Flyers stun Penguins in series opener

Jakub Voracek beat Marc-Andre Fleury from in close 2:23 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Penner's goal lifts Kings over Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - A fortunate bounce gave the Los Angeles Kings a win over Vancouver. By Rich Lam, Getty Images The Kings' Jarret Stoll celebrates a goal as Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo looks skyward.

Knicks 2 games up for the eighth seed

Detroit Free Press -
New York's Tyson Chandler reacts after his dunk against Milwaukee's Monta Ellis. Chandler scored 19 points; Ellis scored 35.

Rockies rough up Giants, Lincecum 17-8

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez tripled twice, drove in four runs and scored three times Wednesday night, leading the Colorado Rockies to a wild 17-8 win over Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants that recalled the pre-humidor days at Coors Field.

Bits of the Future: First Universal Quantum Network Prototype Links 2 Separate ...

Scientific American -
By John Matson | April 11, 2012 | 6 QUANTUM NETWORK: Networks based on single atoms, linked by the exchange of single photons, could form the basis of versatile quantum networks.

Stardust recycling mystery solved

BBC News -
A long-standing mystery about how dying stars spew out the material of future planets is now solved, scientists say. While stars like our Sun are known to eject much of their mass in their final years, it has remained unclear just how the dust is blown ...

FDA asks firms to limit antibiotics in animal feed

San Francisco Chronicle -
Washington -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday finalized a plan to ask drug companies to voluntarily limit the use of certain antibiotics in animal feed, citing long-held concerns that their overuse in livestock promotes the development of ...

Poor sleep found to lead to obesity, diabetes

San Francisco Chronicle -
Lack of sleep or erratic slumber from working late-night shifts or travel may lead to diabetes and obesity, according to a Harvard study that is the first to tie abnormal sleep patterns to disease.

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