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US carriers cancel Europe flights due to ash

Reuters - Karen Jacobs, Kyle Peterson - ‎2 hours ago‎
ATLANTA, April 15 (Reuters) - US airlines canceled half their trans-Atlantic service on Thursday because of a gigantic ash cloud spewing from a volcano in Iceland that has closed airports in northern Europe, industry officials said.

Obama insists new plan will spur deep space exploration

CNET - William Harwood - ‎3 hours ago‎
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--President Barack Obama flew to the Kennedy Space Center Thursday to sell his new space policy, a radical change of course for NASA that would cancel the Constellation moon program and shift manned launches ...

Thousands attend Tea Party rally in Pleasanton

San Francisco Chronicle - Michael Macor - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Holly Hutchinson of Mountain View shows her support of the Tea Party movement at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Thursday. (04-15) 17:29 PDT -- Thousands of people have gathered at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this afternoon for a ...

Polish pilots on Kaczynski jet 'saw crash coming'

BBC News - ‎45 minutes ago‎

Election debate: Nick Clegg emerges victorious

Telegraph.co.uk - Murray Wardrop - ‎1 hour ago‎

Kyrgyz president Bakiyev flees, ending standoff

Reuters - Dmitry Solovyov, Maria Golovnina - ‎1 hour ago‎
TEYYIT, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - Ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled Kyrgyzstan on Thursday and a government source said he had quit, a week after an uprising against his five-year rule sparked fears of civil war.

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Reviewing Mine Safety, Obama Faults Company and the White House

New York Times - Sheryl Gay Stolberg - ‎50 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Thursday ordered a fresh round of coal mine inspections and a far-reaching review of mine safety, and said the federal government was partly to blame for the explosion that claimed 29 lives at the ...
Obama Blasts Mine Owners Los Angeles Times

Senate votes to extend jobless benefits

Los Angeles Times - Richard Simon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The measure passes along partisan lines, with most Republicans opposed. Quick House approval is expected. By Richard Simon The Senate approved an extension of unemployment benefits Thursday, ending a partisan stalemate that highlighted election-year ...

4.9 quake shakes Utah, Wyo., Idaho

The Associated Press - ‎29 minutes ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY - A magnitude 4.9 earthquake has rattled parts of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in what is largely a sparsely populated area.

Google's Profit Jumps

Wall Street Journal - Joan E. Solsman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Google Inc.'s first-quarter earnings jumped 37% as the Internet search giant's revenue rose 23%, highlighting how the online-ad market continues to rebound.
Google revenue jumps 23 percent San Jose Mercury News

AMD revenue beats Street but shares fall

Reuters - Ian Sherr, Gary Hill - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new AMD Opteron 6000 series processor is seen on a motherboard during a product launch in Taipei April 14, 2010. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue as PC and server spending ...

S&P places Mariner Energy on CreditWatch

BusinessWeek - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Thursday placed all of its ratings on Mariner Energy Inc. on CreditWatch with positive implications, given Apache Corp.

"Major," Green Meteor Lights Midwest Night Sky

National Geographic - ‎5 hours ago‎
Filmed accidentally by a police dashboard camera in Iowa, the April 14 meteor ignites in the sky. Photograph courtesy Howard County Sheriff's Department via AP A large meteor blazed across the midwestern US sky Wednesday night.

Israel's iPad Ban At Odds With Strong Overseas Demand

ChannelWeb - Joseph F. Kovar - ‎36 minutes ago‎
While the rest of the world is clamoring for iPads they cannot get, Israel's government has banned the new Apple devices in that country.

It's Incredible! New Droid on its way to Verizon

Computerworld - Matt Hamblen - ‎3 hours ago‎
HTC's Droid Incredible has a better camera than Google's Nexus One, but is this an iPhone killer? By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - HTC's Droid Incredible will hit Verizon Wireless on April 29 for $200 after rebate and a two-year contract, ...

Review: That's 'Kick-Ass' entertainment

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Action comedy. Starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong and Chloe Moretz. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

'Death's' humor takes a holiday

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chris Rock seems miscast and director Neil LaBute never finds the proper tone in the multicultural comedy. By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic Director Neil LaBute's new comedy, "Death at a Funeral," which stars a posse of comics headed by ...
Death at a Funeral Entertainment Weekly

Larry King seeks 8th divorce

CNN - Alan Duke - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shawn and Larry King attend a party in February. Both cite "irreconcilable differences" in their filings. Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn King, each filed for divorce Wednesday in Los ...

Blazers take day off before prep for playoffs, wait on word about all-star ...

The Canadian Press - ‎23 minutes ago‎
PORTLAND, Ore. - Thanks to the Colorado Avalanche, the Portland Trail Blazers can give Brandon Roy an extra day of rest. So just how did the NHL and the NBA teams collide?

Ben Roethlisberger accuser says she told him 'no'

Boston Herald - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By AP MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The young woman who accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault said she tried to get away from the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and told him "no, this is not OK," according to police documents released Thursday.

Pelfrey's Performance Helps Mets End Losing Streak

New York Times - David Waldstein - ‎2 hours ago‎
DENVER - If there had been one thing the Mets desperately needed, and lacked, over their recent four-game losing streak, it was a dominating pitching performance.

E. Coli Infections Dropped Last Year

Wall Street Journal - Betsy Mckay - ‎1 hour ago‎
Infections from a dangerous form of E. coli bacteria dropped significantly last year, in a sign new food-safety measures are starting to pay off, federal health officials reported Thursday.

Health insurers shifting costs ahead of law: report

Reuters - Susan Heavey, Lisa Von Ahn - ‎7 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the largest US health insurers are changing their accounting practices to book administration costs as medical costs in an attempt to circumvent new industry reforms, according to a US Senate panel's report released on ...

Study: Insurance Companies Invest in Fast Food

CBS News - ‎3 hours ago‎
CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton offers information and insight on pressing medical matters. CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr.

Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

New York Times - John Tierney - ‎Apr 11, 2010‎
As a retired clinical psychologist, Clark Martin was well acquainted with traditional treatments for depression, but his own case seemed untreatable as he struggled through chemotherapy and other grueling regimens for kidney cancer.

Finding love online, despite health problems

CNN - ‎Apr 14, 2010‎
By Michael Slenske, Health.com (Health.com) -- Lana, a 38 year-old publicist in Los Angeles, California, was diagnosed with genital herpes in 1997.

The KFC Double Down: One Sandwich To Kill You All (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Apr 11, 2010‎
There are many horrible jobs in this life. Emergency room janitor. Sow inseminator. Earwax collector. Sarah Palin's grammar checker.

The Queen of Talk Declined to Speak

New York Times - Janet Maslin - ‎Apr 11, 2010‎
Kitty Kelley's name will not be showing up on any of Oprah Winfrey's lists of her favorite things. Here's one reason: If Ms.

I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer. I Just Wish It Weren't Going To Kill ...

TechCrunch (blog) - Paul Carr - ‎Apr 11, 2010‎
For one reason or another, I've spent the past few weeks down at the TechCrunch offices. As a result, it's proved almost impossible to avoid iPad fanboy hysteria.