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Budget Impasse Nears End as Bill Clears Congress

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JANET HOOK Congress on Thursday ended months of political haggling and passed a bill cutting nearly $40 billion from the 2011 budget, taking only a small bite from the burgeoning federal deficit but hitting a milestone in Republican efforts to slow ...
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Allies say Libya campaign on until Gaddafi goes

Reuters - Amr Abdallah - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A rebel fighter with an amputated leg moves into a new position along the front line at the western entrance of Ajdabiyah, April 14, 2011.
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Many top Republican donors on the sidelines in presidential primary race

Los Angeles Times - Matea Gold, Melanie Mason - ‎43 minutes ago‎
As possible GOP presidential candidates try to nail down commitments for financial support, previous supporters remain largely ambivalent about the field of contenders.
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Cost surge under new Google CEO unnerves Street

Reuters - Arnd Wiegmann - ‎26 minutes ago‎
A construction worker walks past a logo next to the main entrance of the Google building in Zurich in this May 25, 2010 file photograph.

Banking stem cells could save Japan nuclear workers

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Paul Simao - ‎31 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, ...

Lakers' disarray may be what's contributing to poor play

USA Today - Cary Edmondson - ‎13 minutes ago‎
By David Leon Moore, USA TODAY By Cary Edmondson, US Presswire Distractions off the court may be what's keeping Lakers from playing to their full potential.

US Says Iran Helping Syria Quell Protests

Voice of America - David Gollust - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US State Department said Thursday it has credible information that Iran is helping the Syrian government quell anti-government protests.

RIM Chiefs Defend PlayBook Against Critics as Launch Approaches

BusinessWeek - Hugo Miller - ‎2 hours ago‎
April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd. co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie said criticism of the company's PlayBook tablet computer, which goes on sale next week, are misguided because they ignore RIM's base of BlackBerry ...

How bright can BRICS shine?

Xinhua - Xiong Tong - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The third summit of BRICS, which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is being held in the southern Chinese city of Sanya Thursday, focusing on the international situation, global economic and financial ...

Charlie Sheen greets fans on fire escape during Toronto smoke break

The Canadian Press - Victoria Ahearn - ‎25 minutes ago‎
TORONTO - Charlie Sheen was greeted by a crush of fans Thursday night as he took a smoke break on a fire escape before the first of two gigs at Toronto's Massey Hall.

Cink, Henry lead Texas Open - ‎6 minutes ago‎
AP Uncle Mo has a gastrointestinal infection and may be a no-go for the Kentucky Derby on May 7. Rotoworld: With two top-five finishes and three top 10s in four career Talladega races, Joey Logano has shown he can handle the tricky track.

ABC kills long-running soaps 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live'

Washington Post - Lisa de Moraes - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Two more iconic daytime soaps have bitten the dust: ABC announced Thursday that it's driving a stake into “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to launch two series similar to “The View.

Hamas: Kidnapped Italian activist found dead in Gaza

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS Body of Vittorio Arigoni found in abandoned house, official says; 2 men arrested, others being sought; group had threatened to execute man.

Zeta-Jones puts public face on mental illness

USA Today - Mary Brophy Marcus - ‎1 hour ago‎
When celebrities such as Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 41, announce they are receiving treatment for bipolar disorder, it helps reduce the social stigma of mental illness, experts say.

Washington Capitals fans share anxiety and exuberance as NHL playoffs begin

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gallery: 2011 NHL playoffs: Capitals win Game 1 in overtime: Washington defeats the New York Rangers, 2-1, on Alexander Semin's goal.

Apple Security Update Patches Comodo, Pwn2Own Issues

CRN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Brian Prince, CRN Apple swatted a number of bugs Thursday in a series of security updates, including a number of issues exposed at a hacking competition earlier this year.

Official: FBI eyed computer in serial killer probe

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP WANTAGH, NY - Investigators have examined a computer owned by a pimp connected to one of the four dead prostitutes found along a New York beach, looking for a record of her past customers.

Earthquake, tsunami hit Japan

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Japanese women search for belongings Wednesday among recovered items brought to a school gym in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. Salvaged items are gradually being cleaned and put on display by volunteers in the tsunami-hit town of Natori.

Sleeping air-traffic controllers show that fatigue issue still plagues FAA

Christian Science Monitor - Aaron Couch - ‎44 minutes ago‎
FAA official resigns following string of incidents involving sleeping air-traffic controllers. Passenger rights group praises decision to add second overnight controller at 27 airports.

Leukemia Patients Will Get Imported Drugs During US Shortage

Bloomberg - Catherine Larkin - ‎3 hours ago‎
US regulators will allow imports of a leukemia drug to relieve a shortage tied to manufacturing delays with products made by Hospira Inc. (HSP), Fresenius SE (FRE) and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.

Police: Tennessee woman, 20, missing after being dragged from home

CNN International - Greg Botelho - ‎2 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Karen and Dana Bobo ask for help in finding their daughter, Holly, who was seen being dragged toward woods. Her mother says: "Holly, I love you so much.

Pacers embracing underdog role against Rose, Bulls

USA Today - Cliff Brunt - ‎29 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Miller doesn't give the Indiana Pacers much of a chance in their first-round playoff series against the top-seeded Chicago Bulls.

Brain shrinks a decade before Alzheimer's onset, scans show

Times of India - ‎16 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO: Brain scans of healthy people showed signs that the brain was shrinking in Alzheimer's-affected areas nearly a decade before the disease was diagnosed, US researchers said on Wednesday.

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