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EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandate Causes Both Joy and Concern

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DAVID KERLEY and HUMA KHAN In another decisive shift from the Bush administration's environmental policies, the government took a new stance on greenhouse gases that is expected to radically change the landscape of US environmental policy.

US Captain Returns Home to Hero's Welcome

ABC News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By JOHN BERMAN and LAUREN SHER After a 7500 mile flight from Kenya, Capt. Richard Phillips touched down on familiar ground and was greeted by hugs from his wife, Andrea, two children, Mariah and Daniel, and other relatives in a heartfelt reunion at the ...

US Embargo Against Cuba to Dominate Latin American Leaders' Agenda

ABC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By JAKE TAPPER, KAREN TRAVERS and STEPHANIE Z. SMITH President Obama arrived in Trinidad and Tobago this afternoon for the start of a summit with Latin American leaders -- and though the White House wants to focus on the economy, energy and security, ...

Military chief: No plan to ramp up border presence

The Associated Press - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SUNLAND PARK, NM (AP) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff toured a portion of the US-Mexico border Friday but said there are no plans to send troops there as some politicians are seeking.

Ajmal retracts confession

Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mumbai: Mohammad Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab,' the lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai terror attacks, retracted his confessional statement in court on Friday, his lawyer Abbas Kazmi told the media.

Militant Pakistani cleric out on bail remains defiant

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Red Mosque in Islamabad calls for Islamic law to be imposed across Pakistan. He faces multiple charges over a 2007 standoff at the complex that left about 100 people dead.

Pelosi: Stimulus just the start of Obama commitment to science

Bizjournals.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The economic stimulus plan could fund 16000 scientific research grants that otherwise would not be funded, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said following a tour this morning of the Mission Bay campus of the University of California San Francisco.

Antiabortion Groups Applaud Palin Revelation

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Garance Franke-Ruta Antiabortion groups reacted warmly to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprising admission last night that she had considered having an abortion after learning that her son Trig would have Down syndrome.

Released Memos Could Lead to More Disclosures

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON - Even as President Obama urges the country to turn the page, his decision to reveal exhaustive details about interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency will likely lead to a flood of new ...
Torture We Can Be Proud Of Boston Channel.com

Citi trade profitable but now tough to execute

Reuters - ‎26 minutes ago‎
By Elinor Comlay and Dan Wilchins NEW YORK, April 17 (Reuters) - A popular trade involving Citigroup shares could yield fat profits after the bank said on Friday it is not changing terms of a preferred share exchange, but new investors could struggle ...
Stocks extend advance CNNMoney.com

Joblessness Reaches 10% in Indiana; Jumps in Oregon

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Shobhana Chandra April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Indiana in March joined seven other US states with a jobless rate of at least 10 percent, and unemployment surged in Oregon, Washington and West Virginia as the worst employment slump in the postwar era ...

Indy driver Castroneves acquitted in tax case

Houston Chronicle - ‎47 minutes ago‎
AP MIAMI - Helio Castroneves has kept his cool at speeds of more than 200 mph. There have been times he's collided with another race car and a wall - and just walked away.

The Pirate Bay Verdict and the Future of File Sharing

PC World - ‎2 hours ago‎
The verdict against the founders of The Pirate Bay is being hailed by many as a triumphant win against illegal file-sharing. The four men involved in the BitTorrent tracking site were found guilty on Friday of being accessories to violating copyright ...

Turns out, Twitter is more than Ashton Kutcher

msnbc.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Helen AS Popkin For those who suspect Ashton Kutcher is in fact that annoying guy who won't leave your party even after everyone else has gone home and you're rinsing and recycling beer bottles in your pajamas, the confirmation seemed to come Friday ...

Videogame Sales Drop 17% in March

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
By DAN GALLAGHER SAN FRANCISCO-- Videogames sales took a surprising turn south during the month of March, as the slowing economy combined with fewer blockbuster releases.

Piers Morgan on Susan Boyle: 'She can do whatever she wants now'

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
Piers Morgan was at the judging table when Britain's Got Talent's Susan Boyle wowed the audience -- and subsequently the world, via YouTube -- with her stirring, unexpected rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables.

Actors union and Hollywood producers reach deal

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Reuters) - Movie producers and Hollywood's largest acting union said on Friday they had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract.

Drew Barrymore Gets Grey Gardens Family Approval

E! Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are getting high praise for their performances in HBO's Grey Gardens from the people who know the story like no other: Big Edie Beale's grandchildren.

Eagles Get Their Man

WarpathInsiders.com - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By Adam Caplan The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a major trade on Friday. Philadelphia will now have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

Sources: LI's Gilroy has signed with Rangers

Newsday - ‎3 hours ago‎
BY STEVE ZIPAY | steve.zipay@newsday.com Long Island native Matt Gilroy has signed a contract with the Rangers, two sources have confirmed.

Soriano steps up as hero in thriller

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Patrick Mooney / Special to MLB.com CHICAGO -- Alfonso Soriano instantly changed the mood at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon, blasting a Chris Perez pitch into the left-field seats to lead the Cubs to an 8-7 comeback victory over St.
Soriano's homer lifts Cubs past Cardinals Seattle Post Intelligencer

GSK and Pfizer: Partnering Up?

Atlantic Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
The HIV-drug alliance between glaxosmithkline and Pfizer is getting a lot more play in the press than I thought it would. Deals between the big pharmaceutical outfits are not rare.

Beware Bursting Fitness Balls

WebMD - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Miranda Hitti April 17, 2009 -- EB Brands is recalling about 3 million fitness balls -- those large, inflatable balls that people use for crunches and other exercises -- after getting 47 reports of fitness balls that burst because of overinflation.

Agencies Lack Resources to Ensure Food Safety

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Lyndsey Layton Local and state health officials trying to prevent food illness outbreaks are stymied by scarce resources, weak leadership from the federal government and bureaucratic barriers, according to a new study public health experts released ...

Schmidt hears gay-wedding bells in GOP future

Boston Globe - ‎44 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist who managed John McCain's presidential campaign, called upon his party today to move to Barack Obama's left by fully supporting gay marriage.

RI cops: Case similar to Boston Craigslist slaying

The Associated Press - ‎9 minutes ago‎
WARWICK, RI (AP) - An exotic dancer who was bound and held at gunpoint at a suburban Providence hotel by a man who answered her Craigslist ad suggested that her ordeal could be linked to a Boston hotel slaying, police said Friday.

GOP congressman demands Schwarzenegger resign

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, is demanding the resignation of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- and on his official Web page -- "due to the Governor's failure to respond to the ongoing California water crisis.