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'Obama considering Iran policy shift'

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JPOST.COM STAFF US President Barack Obama is working on a dramatic change in strategy with regard to the Iranian nuclear program, according to officials quoted by the New York Times on Tuesday.

NKorea says will boycott six-party nuclear talks

The Associated Press - ‎14 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Tuesday to restore its nuclear facilities and boycott international talks on its atomic weapons program to protest the UN Security Council's condemnation of the country's rocket launch.

Freighter hijacked near Somalia

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pirates have hijacked a tanker off the coast of Somalia, maritime officials say, days after several pirates were killed by US and French forces.

Thai red shirt rampage: Thaksin's last hurrah?

Reuters - ‎10 minutes ago‎
By Bill Tarrant - Analysis BANGKOK (Reuters) - The rampage of "red shirt" supporters of deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Thailand this week may be a last, desperate attempt of the exiled billionaire to return to power.

Cuban-Americans optimistic, wary of new Cuba rules

The Associated Press - ‎25 minutes ago‎
MIAMI (AP) - Delsa Bernardo was ready to pop rolls in the oven at Yiya's Gourmet Cuban Bakery when she heard the news: After years of separation, she could finally visit her 80-year-old aunt in Cuba, any time she wanted.

Regrets, but no apology from Brown over e-mails sent by Damian McBride

Times Online - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Gordon Brown bowed to pressure and expressed his “great regret” last night over a smear campaign planned by his former head of strategy and planning in No 10.

First Family Leads Its First Easter Egg Event

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
-- President Obama and his family hosted their first Easter Egg Roll yesterday, a White House tradition that dates to 1878. Thousands of children participated in the egg-rolling fun, including Sasha and Malia Obama, of course.

Dog-loving CEOs have a few tips for the Obamas and Bo

USA Today - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY By Del Jones, USA TODAY "They say, if you want a friend in Washington," President Obama told Jay Leno, "get a dog.

Phil Spector found guilty in shooting of actress

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Harriet Ryan | Tribune Newspapers LOS ANGELES - —Legendary music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion six years ago.

SNAPSHOT - Financial Crisis - 0735 GMT

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
NEWS - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) beats forecasts with $1.66 billion Q1 profit; to raise $5 billion - Singapore central bank eases monetary policy by effectively devaluing currency to counter record GDP fall - Australia business conditions recovered slightly ...

Tea Party Society sets Tax Day protests across Houston

Houston Chronicle - ‎2 hours ago‎
By RENÉE C. LEE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Joseph McReynolds, left, Ces Guerra, Felicia Cravens, Josh Parker, and Bill Brabson meet Monday to plan last-minute details for the Tax Day Tea Party events in Houston.

IRS offers to work with filers

News-Leader.com - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Many Missourians are having enough trouble paying their bills in the wake of job layoffs and belt-tightening, and now comes tax day on Wednesday.

What caused the Amazon firestorm?

BBC News - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Over the holiday weekend, messages suddenly started arriving thick and fast urging me to boycott Amazon. The reason? Apparently the online retailer had suddenly decided to block "adult" books and DVDs from searches and best-seller lists.

Worm Infects Twitter Tweeters In Four Attacks

ChannelWeb - ‎7 hours ago‎
A prolific Internet worm pummeled microblogging site Twitter over the weekend in four separate attacks, resulting in thousands of compromised accounts.

Microsoft search engine lags at home

United Press International - ‎5 hours ago‎
REDMOND, Wash., April 13 (UPI) -- Microsoft's new search engine, Live Search, has gotten off to a slow start, even among company workers who are not widely using the service, an executive says.

Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
Another storied Hollywood marriage is in trouble, with The Associated Press reporting that Mel Gibson's wife, Robyn, has filed for divorce after seven children and 28 years of marriage.
Mel Gibson's wife wants out Philadelphia Inquirer

Miley Cyrus shows what's new for tweens in 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

Dallas Morning News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Clean-cut, wholesome and decidedly demure. Look at the ultra-Disneyfied costumes in this month's Hannah Montana and you'll see the latest reflection of the accelerating shift toward more parent-friendly tween fashions.

Porn star Marilyn Chambers dies at 56

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
Adult film actress Marilyn Chambers, the onetime Ivory Snow model who gained greater fame as the star of the X-rated "Behind the Green Door," was found dead Sunday by her teenage daughter at her home in Southern California.

MARK FIDRYCH (1954-2009) 'The Bird' was one of a kind in Tigers ...

Detroit Free Press - ‎38 minutes ago‎
BY JON PAUL MOROSI • FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER • April 14, 2009 Mark Fidrych, the free-spirited and endearing right-hander whose sensational 1976 rookie season earned him a singular place in Tigers history, died Monday in an apparent accident.

Colleagues agree: Kalas was a joy

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By PAUL HAGEN WASHINGTON - Scott Franzke was hired by the Phillies shortly before the 2006 season. That first year, he hosted pre- and postgame shows and did a little play-by-play in the middle innings.
Fans offer their tributes to Kalas Philadelphia Daily News

Dodgers' Orlando Hudson can't imagine it getting any better

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
He becomes the first Dodgers player to hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium, and says he didn't know about it until returning to the dugout.
Dodgers 11, Giants 1 San Francisco Chronicle

Pediatric resident with TB: Early test results come back negative ...

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Deborah L. Shelton | Tribune reporter Early test results for close associates of a doctor-in-training infected with tuberculosis have been negative, health authorities said Monday.

Not All Diets Pass the Heart-Healthy Test

WebMD - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Jennifer Warner April 13, 2009 -- Despite claims that many foods and diets are heart healthy, a new review shows only some show strong evidence of lowering heart disease risk.
Vegetables, nuts, Med diet good for heart United Press International

Depression raises heart failure risks: study

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Heart patients who become depressed have a higher risk of developing heart failure, regardless of whether they take antidepressants, US researchers said on Monday.

Court says Franken won Minn. vote count

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Brian Bakst AP ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Minnesota court confirmed yesterday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman.

Passenger lands turboprop plane after pilot dies

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
White: "When I touch down ... If I ever touch down, do I just kill the throttle?" MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- It's a nightmarish scenario straight out of the movies: A passenger is forced to land a plane after its pilot becomes incapacitated.

Fiji c.bank tightens FX controls to protect reserves

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
SUVA, April 14 (Reuters) - Fiji's central bank tightened exchange controls on Tuesday in a move to safeguard foreign reserves, as the military government imposed emergency regulations in the unstable South Pacific island nation.