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Volcanic eruption grounds thousands of fliers across Europe

Washington Post - Anthony Faiola, Karla Adam - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seventeen thousand flights have been canceled today caused by a giant cloud of ash from the volcano eruption in Iceland. By Anthony Faiola and Karla Adam LONDON -- With a monstrous cloud of volcanic ash closing down airports from Britain to Finland to ...

A Wall Street Invention That Let the Crisis Mutate

New York Times - Joe Nocera - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Every time you pick up another rock along the winding path that led to the financial crisis, something else crawls out. Subprime mortgages were sold as a way to give low-income people a chance at homeownership and the American Dream.

Obama, Republicans square off on financial-regulation bill

Washington Post - David Cho, Scott Wilson - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama accused Republicans on Friday of trying to carve out "special loopholes" for the financial sector in regulatory reform legislation and warned they would soon face a choice: whether to side with an unpopular ...

Thai army chief takes charge of restoring order

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister talked tough and handed more law and order powers to the army after security forces were humiliated when an anti-government protest leader escaped a police raid by clambering down a rope from a hotel balcony in broad ...

For a Polish Artist, Tragedy Strikes Twice

Wall Street Journal - Marc Champion - ‎2 hours ago‎
DIVIDED MONUMENT: Lech Kaczynski is memorialized Thursday near Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow. The decision to bury Poland's president there Sunday among heroes and kings has created a rift.

Scenes from the Revolution--A VOA Dairy from Bishkek

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
VOA Correspondents Steve Herman and Peter Fedynsky and Russian service reporter Erica Marat were this week in Bishkek covering the aftermath of the violent revolution that prompted a change of government in Kyrgyzstan.

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Gay visitation order shows how Obama brings big change with small actions

Washington Post - Michael D. Shear - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Obama's decision Thursday night to grant same-sex couples hospital visitation rights is the latest and most visible example of a strategy to make concrete steps toward equality for gays and lesbians without sparking a ...

The Life of the Tea Party

Newsweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
There are conflicting polls about the tea party rank and file. A rally on tax day in New York City shows a wide demographic of the movement.

Massa gave $40000 to aide before resigning as congressman

Washington Post - Carol D. Leonnig - ‎1 hour ago‎
The day after Rep. Eric Massa (DN.Y.) announced he was resigning amid a sexual harassment scandal, the congressman wrote a $40000 check from a campaign account to his chief of staff, federal campaign records show.

Louisiana jobless rate falls to 6.9 pct in March

BusinessWeek - Alan Sayre - ‎2 hours ago‎
Louisiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in March, putting the state in company with 16 other states and the District of Columbia which saw the figure fall from February, the federal Labor Department reported Friday.

BofA outlines new CFO's pay, bonus

Reuters - Joe Rauch, Carol Bishopric - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman walks past a Bank of America branch, inside the Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina April 14, 2010. CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's new chief financial officer could earn as much as $8.5 ...

8 banks close in Calif., Fla., Mass., Mich., Wash.

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Regulators have shut down eight banks - three in Florida, two in California, and one each in Massachusetts, Michigan and Washington - putting the number of US bank failures this year at 50.

Obama's asteroid goal: tougher, riskier than moon

The Associated Press - Seth Borenstein - ‎7 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Landing a man on the moon was a towering achievement. Now the president has given NASA an even harder job, one with a certain Hollywood quality: sending astronauts to an asteroid, a giant speeding rock, just 15 years from now.

Meteorites in Them Thar Fields

New York Times - Emma Graves Fitzsimmons - ‎1 hour ago‎
A fireball lighted the sky in Madison, Wis., Wednesday night, part of a meteorite shower, as seen on a rooftop webcam operated by the University of Wisconsin's atmospheric and oceanic sciences department.

A Pulitzer Winner Gets Apple's Reconsideration

New York Times - Brian Stelter - ‎2 hours ago‎
Here's a digital-age perk of winning a Pulitzer Prize: Apple might be a whole lot nicer to you and your work. Pulitzer Prize Board, via Associated Press A sample of Mark Fiore's work cited by the Pulitzer board.

'Kick-Ass': Five Things You Need To Know

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎5 hours ago‎
From cameos to background music, here are five things you might have missed during your first viewing of the film. By Eric Ditzian Take it from us: As much fun as "Kick-Ass" is upon first viewing, its unraveling - and bloody reweaving - of comic book ...

Forget Simon — 'Idol's' all about Ryan now

msnbc.com - Craig Berman - ‎3 hours ago‎
Michael Becker / PictureGroup via AP By Craig Berman The underlying story on "American Idol" this season is the pending departure of Simon Cowell, the acerbic British judge who has been the face of the show since his first withering takedown of a ...

'Death At A Funeral' Stars Want Jay-Z To Deliver Their Eulogies

MTV.com - Larry Carroll, Kelley Wolf - ‎3 hours ago‎
'Everyone in my family would be into Jay,' Chris Rock says of having the rapper at his funeral. By Larry Carroll, with reporting by Kelley Wolf Death isn't funny.

Aftermath: Penguins 2, Senators 1

NHL.com - Sam Kasan - ‎20 minutes ago‎
After dropping Game 1 against the Senators, the Penguins didn't want to fall down 2-0 in their quarterfinals series with the next two games to be played in Ottawa.
Crosby stars as Pens beat Sens 2-1 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Flyers-Devils Game Review

USA Today - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Dainius Zubrus netted the game-winner with 4:04 remaining in regulation, as the New Jersey Devils defeated Philadelphia, 5-3, to even their first-round series with the Flyers at Prudential Center.

JP Dumont scores twice to help Predators rally past Blackhawks

USA Today - Jerry Lai - ‎19 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - JP Dumont (FSY) scored twice in the final period and the Nashville Predators won for the first time on the road in the playoffs, rallying to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Friday night in the Western ...

Teen girls' drinking may lead to breast problems later

USA Today - Kathleen Doheny - ‎2 hours ago‎
Frequent alcohol consumption by teenage girls may increase the chances that they will develop non-cancerous breast disease in their 20s and possibly breast cancer later in life.

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Health care fight still rages

The Associated Press - Alan Fram - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul hasn't ended, it's simply shifted to a wider arena.

Hundreds of LA pot dispensaries to face closure

Los Angeles Times - John Hoeffel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Under a city ordinance expected to take effect in June, marijuana collectives that opened after a 2007 moratorium will be notified that they must shut down.
Pot Ordinance Almost Hatched Santa Barbara Independent

Please do not change your password

Boston Globe - Mark Pothier - ‎Apr 10, 2010‎
You were right: It's a waste of your time. A study says much computer security advice is not worth following. By Mark Pothier To continue reading this story, enter your password now.

Paralyzed shooting victim competes in marathons

CNN - Stephanie Chen - ‎14 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Christine Kent's best feature had always been her legs. They were long enough for modeling and strong and sculpted by her passion for skiing.

Nearly 800000 US TV households 'cut the cord,' report says

Yahoo! Tech - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
Make no mistake: The big cable, satellite, and telco carriers are still sitting pretty with more than 100 million TV subscribers. Nevertheless, a new report claims that more and more viewers are "cutting the cord" in favor of watching their favorite ...

The downside of 'friends with benefits'

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
Having several partners at one time, called "concurrency" in sexual behavior lingo, speeds up the transmission of STDs. (CNN) -- When Jennifer Nicholas sees television shows or movies where ...

Cilantro Haters, It's Not Your Fault

New York Times - Harold McGee - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
FOOD partisanship doesn't usually reach the same heights of animosity as the political variety, except in the case of the anti-cilantro party.