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Human rights groups: Gaddafi uses cluster munitions against rebels

Monsters and - ‎50 minutes ago‎
New York/Tripoli - Troops loyal to Libyan strongman Moamer Gaddafi use cluster munitions against rebels, human rights groups said.
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House okays GOP spending plan - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Friday muscled through a budget plan that pares federal spending by an estimated $5.8 trillion over the next decade while reshaping Medicare in a proposal that touched off a fierce clash with Democrats.
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Israel strikes Hamas targets after rocket fire

Reuters - Ari Rabinovitch, Nidal al-Mughrabi - ‎5 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel responded to Palestinian rocket fire with two air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Friday, officials said, ending a lull in violence since an informal ceasefire took effect earlier in the week.
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Full Tilt Poker defends itself and its CEO amid FBI crackdown

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
After the indictment of its chief executive in a federal crackdown on Internet poker sites, Full Tilt Poker defended its business as a legal and harmless game enjoyed by players around the world.

Avery tries to mix it up for New York, but Capitals don't fall for it

Washington Post - ‎9 minutes ago‎
John McDonnell/ The Washington Post - New York left wing Sean Avery comes in hard on Washington goalie Michal Neuvirth in the second period of the Capitals' 2-0 victory at Verizon Center.

Kate Middleton practices to make royal wedding perfect - Victoria Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
ROYAL bride Kate Middleton was hard at work in Westminster Abbey yesterday...determined not to drop a wedding day clanger like Prince William's mum.

High bacteria levels in meat at U.S. stores: report

Reuters - Aman Ali, Esha Dey - ‎56 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Meat found on grocery store shelves often contains high levels of bacteria, with more than half of the bacteria resistant to multiple types of antibiotics, a study released on Friday said.

Bolts' changes in tempo, toughness fuel Game 2 win over Pens - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Lightning used a three-goal flurry in the opening period to cruise to a 5-1 win over the Penguins in Game 2. The series reconvenes in Tampa on Friday night.

Bank of America Enlists SEC's ex-Top Cop Lynch for Legal Disputes, Probes

Bloomberg - Michael J. Moore - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Gary Lynch, the former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement head who later helped Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse AG tackle legal disputes, is looking to repeat his success at the biggest US ...

U.S. stocks ready for barrage of earnings

MarketWatch - Kate Gibson - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - US stock indexes have largely been treading water, as Wall Street preps for an onslaught of earnings that will have more than 100 S&P 500 companies reporting in the week ahead.

Utility to Soon Pay Those Near Plant

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Monahan, Mari Iwata - ‎3 hours ago‎
TOKYO—Pushed by a government facing mounting public criticism, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it aims to start compensating residents of the area around its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant next week ...

Paul McDonald: Elimination is 'all good'

USA Today - Lindsay Deutsch - ‎9 hours ago‎
Last night's elimination was far different from last week's tearful goodbye. Love him or hate him, soft-spoken indie rocker Paul McDonald, 26, left with a smile, comforting the other contestants and performing a rousing ...

A Warning, and 68 Minutes Later a Killer Touches Down

New York Times - James C. McKinley Jr - ‎1 hour ago‎
A trophy cabinet at the school in Tushka, Okla. (population 405), was damaged Thursday evening by a vicious tornado that tore off part of the roof and destroyed dozens of homes.

Rangers turn six double plays to trump Yankees

ESPN - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Just look at what happened on Friday night: Matt Harrison gave the Rangers eight strong innings in their 5-3 win in the Bronx. Bombers starter Ivan Nova, meanwhile, couldn't get out the fifth.

The Insider: Smaller crowd turns out for 2011 Tea Party rally

San Jose Mercury News - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The turnout for this year's Tax Day rally by local Tea Party supporters Friday in San Mateo appeared to be down significantly from last year's gathering.

Adobe Alerts, Patches Latest Flash Zero-Day Hole

PC Magazine - Mark Hachman - ‎5 hours ago‎
Adobe said Friday that it has identified and issued a patch for Adobe Flash Player, just days after issuing a similar patch. Adobe issued Adobe Flash Player on Friday, for users of Flash version, and Adobe Flash ...

Yemen opposition rejects mediated talks

Xinhua - Zhang Xiang - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Yemen's opposition has rejected an offer to join Gulf-mediated talks on a power transfer in the country.

Beachwood man arrested in heists at Bon Jovi estate, neighbors

Asbury Park Press - Charles Webster - ‎2 hours ago‎
The riverside home of rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi and properties of his Navesink River Road neighbors were burglarized by a Beachwood man accused of heisting more than $500000 in jewelry from the homes over the past month, police said.

Alcohol and Energy Drinks, a Risky Combination

MedPage Today - Charles Bankhead - ‎6 hours ago‎
Explain that when energy drinks are mixed with alcohol they have the potential to create a risky mental state of reduced impulse control and enhanced stimulation.

Crunch The Fine

ESPN - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Lakers star Kobe Bryant was fined $100000 by the NBA for using offensive language during a game. How does that penalty measure up against your salary?

Holly Bobo Followed Kidnapper into Tennessee Woods in 'Fear of Her Life'

ABC News - Linsey Davis, Russell Goldman - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Tennessee college student abducted outside her home as she was leaving for class complied with her camouflaged kidnapper who led her into a nearby woods because she was "in fear of her life," ...

Environmental Review Affirms Safety of Canada-US Pipeline

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By EDWARD WELSCH CALGARY—A US State Department review of TransCanada Corp.'s controversial Keystone XL pipeline expansion affirmed the government's earlier conclusion that the pipeline meets environmental and safety standards.


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