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Zimmerman enters no plea in Martin's shooting

The Detroit News -
By Tamara Lush and Greg Bluestein AP George Zimmerman appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

GOP attacks comment about Ann Romney

San Francisco Chronicle -
The role of women in this year's presidential election stayed on center stage Thursday after a Democratic consultant's comments triggered a new round of "mommy wars" - pitting mothers who are employed against those who stay at home.

Google Stock Plan Irks Governance Watchdogs

BusinessWeek -
By Brian Womack on April 13, 2012 Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG)'s latest bid to preserve the control of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin is raising concerns among corporate-governance watchdogs, who say the new stock structure cuts shareholders out of ...

Syria ceasefire: UN plans to send observers 'in days'

BBC News -
A draft UN resolution has outlined plans to send an advance mission of 20 to 30 unarmed observers to Syria monitor compliance with a new peace plan, possibly by early next week.

CJ Watson (7) comes up huge as Derrick Rose struggles in return to Bulls. -
CJ Watson scored 16 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away in overtime to beat the Miami Heat 96-86 on Thursday night.
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Iranian FM: Iran proved that it does not seek nuclear weapons

Ynetnews -
Iran does not seek to acquire nuclear weapons, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Friday in an op-ed published in the Washington Post.

South Sudan: Border Tensions Increase

New York Times -
South Sudan said Thursday that it was prepared to withdraw from the contested city of Heglig, which it captured from Sudanese forces this week, under certain conditions, but that it was also prepared to send its army back to Abyei, another contested ...

Mali gets interim president. What's on his agenda?

Christian Science Monitor -
Mr. Traore takes the reins of a challenging Mali, facing post-coup reorganization, a separatist war in the north, and humanitarian issues like refugees and food insecurity, writes a guest blogger.

Newark mayor Cory Booker treated after helping at house fire

NEWARK, NJ (AP) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from the hospital Thursday night after suffering from smoke inhalation while helping to rescue his neighbors from a fire.

Standoff after eviction notice shooting; 2 dead

Fox News -
MODESTO, Calif. - A sheriff's deputy and a civilian were killed Thursday when gunfire broke out as authorities tried to serve an eviction notice at a Central California apartment complex, officials said.

2 Coast Guard members shot dead in Alaska

San Francisco Chronicle -
Seattle -- Two US Coast Guard members have been shot to death at a communications station in Kodiak, Alaska, and officials have placed the large base and nearby schools on lockdown pending a determination of whether a third person was involved.

'Fox Mole' ousted: Whistle-blowing hero or disloyal self-promoter?

Christian Science Monitor -
The Fox Mole, an insider who wrote horrible things about Fox News, has been identified and fired in a fresh parable about how new media tools are creating new workplace issues.

China's Below-Forecast Growth May Mark End of Slowdown: Economy

San Francisco Chronicle -
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- China's growth slowed more than forecast last quarter to the least in almost three years, prompting economists to predict a rebound as Premier Wen Jiabao loosens policy to counter weak domestic and European demand.

Solar start-up BrightSource Energy shelves IPO

Los Angeles Times -
By Dana Hull SAN JOSE - Solar thermal start-up BrightSource Energy has shelved its plans for an initial public offering amid a turbulent stock market, a challenging year for solar energy companies and tepid interest from investors.

Utah March foreclosures down 31 percent from 2011

BusinessWeek -
Utah's foreclosure rate is seventh in the nation after activity jumped 74 percent between February and March, but fell 31 percent year-over-year.

GOP, Dems slam Deval Patrick for health care 'theatrics'

Boston Herald -
By Hillary Chabot Democratic and Republican state lawmakers blasted Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday for his hastily scheduled celebration of Romneycare's sixth anniversary, saying the incident not only smacked of political theater, but he failed to invite ...

NRA is restless despite its political clout

Los Angeles Times -
NRA members are so worried about President Obama that they are rooting for Mitt Romney, who once supported stiff gun restrictions.

Apple defends itself over 'price fixing allegations' -
Apple has rejected the US Justice Department's allegations that it colluded with publishers over electronic book pricing, calling the charges "simply not true".

Barnes & Noble book publisher lawsuit hits hard

SlashGear -
It was not a good day for the #1 bookstore brick-and-mortar retailer today. The company reached a settlement with the government over three publishers and their antitrust claims against the company, and although B&N agreed to the terms of the legal ...

Apple Releases Tool to Remove Flashback Exploit

eWeek -
Several days after security software vendors had released tools to deal with the Flashback malware that infected 600000 Macs, Apple finally releases its own tool.

'American Idol' judges "save" Jessica Sanchez, leaving Top 7 finalists intact

Reality TV World -
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/13/2012 Although she received the fewest home viewer votes following Wednesday night's performance show, which featured the Top 7 finalists performing songs released in the year 2010 until today, Sanchez was allowed to ...

Box Office Preview: 'Stooges,' 'Cabin' Take on 'Hunger Games'; 'Battleship ...

Hollywood Reporter -
Also opening opposite "The Three Stooges" and "Cabin in the Woods" at the domestic box office is sci-fi action pic "Lockout"; "Battleship" off to record start in Asia.

The Coachella ka-ching

Los Angeles Times -
The festival floods the parched region with dollars. Now, a second weekend promises double the effect. Members of Lucent Dossier, a Los Angeles-based performance group rehearso at the Empire Polo Grounds.

Rangers prevail in rare home playoff opener

Chicago Tribune -
NEW YORK -- Starting the playoffs at home for the first time in over a decade, the New York Rangers opened their quest to bring the Stanley Cup back to Broadway with a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

Phoenix knocks off Chicago in overtime

By Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic By Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Martin Hanzal scored 9:29 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes opened the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Tim Thomas poised at all points

Boston Herald -
By Ron Borges The biggest test Tim Thomas [stats] faced much of last night wasn't Alex Ovechkin. It was staying awake. For two periods, the Bruins [team stats] goaltender didn't see enough rubber to make a bicycle tire, facing only seven shots and ...

Havlat makes amends in big way

By Pierre LeBrun | ST. LOUIS -- A few days ago, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock sat with the assembled media and broke down his first-round opposition.

Dodgers continue their bully routine, sweep Pirates with 3-2 win

Los Angeles Times -
The Dodgers continue their winning ways against struggling teams, improving to 6-1 following games against San Diego and Pittsburgh.

A Baby Quantum Internet Was Born Today

Discovery News -
Years from now it may be said that the quantum Internet was born today. When the baby system matures, it will be able to process unfathomable amounts of data and never be hacked.

CREDIT: ESA/Herschel/PACS/Bram Acke, KU Leuven, Belgium -
A young star that is home to at least one alien planet is also ringed by a vast, dusty cloud of comets, like our own solar system.

Shift workers 'risking' Type 2 diabetes and obesity

BBC News -
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers.

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