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DOJ Releases Controversial Torture Memos

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ARIANE de VOGUE Months after Sept. 11, 2001, a top Bush administration lawyer authorized the CIA to use interrogation techniques such as the water board, attention grab, sleep deprivation and cramped confinement, finding that the techniques could be ...

Obama, Mexican President Discuss Drug Trafficking, Border Violence

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Michael Bowman President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon have pledged to work together to fight drug trafficking, border violence, environmental dangers and other shared challenges.

Police: 3 dead in California hospital shooting

The Associated Press - ‎43 minutes ago‎
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Police say a hospital worker has shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a Southern California medical center.

Thai 'yellow shirt' leader shot

BBC News - ‎31 minutes ago‎
The leader of a Thai protest movement which brought down then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last year has been shot and injured in Bangkok.

Will Latin America welcome Obama?

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Juan Carlos López In our Behind the Scenes series, CNN correspondents share their experiences in covering news and analyze the stories behind the events.

US calls for cease-fire in Sri Lanka

CNN - ‎37 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department Thursday called for a cease-fire between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers to allow civilians to escape the fighting, after a two day humanitarian pause ended with renewed violence.

Obama wants to get moving on high-speed rail

Los Angeles Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The president says $13 billion in federal money will be a 'down payment' on the 'long-overdue' railway system. By Ben Meyerson and Richard Simon Reporting from Washington -- President Obama touted his plan for developing high-speed railways Thursday, ...

Feds Plan to Prosecute Captive Pirate in NY

ABC News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By PIERRE THOMAS, RICHARD ESPOSITO and JASON RYAN The Somali pirate captured during the rescue of a US cargo ship captain held hostage in the Indian Ocean is expected to stand trial in federal court in New York, according to senior administration ...

Gates Takes His Case for Military Budget on the Road

New York Times - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By ELISABETH BUMILLER CARLISLE, Pa. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates took his campaign for the Pentagon's budget to one of the nation's premier military institutions on Thursday as he pressed his argument for shifting billions of dollars from future ...

Google First-Quarter Profit Rises 8.9%; Sales Slow

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Brian Womack April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., owner of the world's most popular search engine, reported an 8.9 percent increase in first-quarter profit after cutting jobs and jettisoning some businesses.

General Growth bankruptcy may revive property deals

Reuters - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - Shopping malls sold in bankruptcy by General Growth Properties may finally set prices in a stalled market and release billions of dollars stockpiled for good buys in US commercial real estate.

JPMorgan and Goldman trading profits unlikely to last

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Elinor Comlay - Analysis NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) and Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) racked up billions of dollars in trading profits in a volatile first quarter -- but don't expect these lucrative markets to last into the next ...

Time Warner Backs Away From Pricing Change

BusinessWeek - ‎4 hours ago‎
Amid widespread consumer outrage, the No. 2 US cable provider is putting on hold plans to change the way it charges for Internet access Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt.

March video game sales down; NPD: sky not falling

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Video game sales in March fell more sharply than analysts expected, but observers remain optimistic about the industry's strength.

Oprah and Ashton Will Destroy Twitter

PC Magazine - ‎4 hours ago‎
These crazy celebrities don't get Twitter, their new followers don't get Twitter, and together they are bound to ruin it for good.

Talent trumps all for YouTube sensation Susan Boyle

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
An appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' propels the 47-year-old singer onto the world stage - with nary a speck of glitz or glamour.

Deal Brings TV Shows and Movies to YouTube

New York Times - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By BRIAN STELTER and MIGUEL HELFT In another step in its transformation from an online jumble of amateur videos to a destination for mainstream TV programs and movies, YouTube said Thursday that it had signed deals with Hollywood studios to showcase ...

Video review: 'State of Play'

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Zip Code: By BETSY SHARKEY, Film Critic There is a rich tradition in film of taking a political thriller and putting it squarely in the cross hairs of an investigative journalist -- think "All the President's Men," "The Killing Fields" and "The Year ...
Review: 'State of Play' San Francisco Chronicle

Celtics' General Manager Hospitalized After Heart Attack

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By JONATHAN ABRAMS Hours after the Boston Celtics announced that they could be without Kevin Garnett for the playoffs, General Manager Danny Ainge was hospitalized because of a mild heart attack.

Candid Cam: Full disclosure on Madden

San Jose Mercury News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Cam Inman FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2002 file photo, Fox broadcasters Pat Summerall, left, and John Madden stand in the FOX broadcast booth at the Louisiana Superdome before Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.

Bronx cheers Yanks' grand opening loss to Indians

USA Today - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Mel Antonen, USA TODAY NEW YORK - The ghost of Babe Ruth was at the new Yankee Stadium Thursday, but the Bambino couldn't anything to help the home team.

HIV deal shows need for new pharmaceutical models

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Lewis Krauskopf and Ben Hirschler - Analysis NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - The pharmaceutical industry is going back to the lab for its business models as it faces historic challenges.

Generics deal cuts cost of AIDS drugs further

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) - The cost of AIDS medicines in poor countries is to come down further, following a new bulk purchase arrangement negotiated with a group of generic drug manufacturers.
The destiny of HIV research Mount Holyoke News

Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

ABC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Serena Gordon WEDNESDAY, April 15 (healthday News) -- When a pregnant woman takes the epilepsy medication valproate, her child's intelligence may be lowered for at least three years, and possibly beyond, a new study suggests.

Obama's security chief takes on "right-wing" flap

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US domestic security chief Janet Napolitano sought on Thursday to clear up a flap over her office's warning that some military veterans risk joining right-wing extremist groups.

Thousands gather in Tracy to mourn Sandra Cantu

San Jose Mercury News - ‎55 minutes ago‎
By Julia Prodis Sulek People look at gifts left for 8-year old Sandra Cantu at her public memorial held at West High School in Tracy, Calif.

Vice president announces $4B in smart energy grid grants

Kansas City Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP JEFFERSON CITY | Vice President Joe Biden used a visit to a mid-Missouri transformer factory Thursday to highlight how the federal economic stimulus package is propelling a new wind-energy project and spinning off jobs.