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Volcanic ash spreads more travel misery across Europe

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Millions of stranded travellers face further air chaos as the volcanic ash from Iceland that has closed most of Europe's airspace continues to spread.

White supremacists, demonstrators square off in LA

The Associated Press - Jacob Adelman - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in ...

Stunned Poland honours lost president

Times Online - Kamil Tchorek, Matthew Campbell - ‎2 hours ago‎
A hundred thousand Poles gathered yesterday in Warsaw to pay their last respects to the president and other leaders whose deaths in an air crash in Russia have plunged the nation into a bout of intense grief and soul-searching.

Gates Says US Lacks Strategy to Curb Iran's Nuclear Drive

New York Times - David E. Sanger, Thom Shanker - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran's ...

Sudan elections flawed, but a first step, observers say

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff A political party observer sits next to boxes of ballots as polling staff prepare to count votes in Khartoum, Sudan, on Friday.

Supporters of former Kyrgyz president block government building

Xinhua - ‎2 hours ago‎
BISHKEK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of supporters of deposed Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Saturday afternoon broke into an administrative building in the southern region of Jalalabad and blocked the entrance.

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All 41 GOP Senators United in Opposition to Financial Reform Bill

CBS News - Stephanie Condon - ‎14 minutes ago‎
All 41 Republican senators have signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying they are opposed to the financial regulation bill put forward by Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's office announced today.

Capitol Alert: Brown issues bipartisan pre-primary debate challenge

Sacramento Bee - Jack Chang - ‎1 hour ago‎
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is challenging his Republican rivals Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner to debate him before the June 8 primary.

Florida governor Crist goes from GOP leading light to party pariah

Washington Post - Michael Leahy - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Once considered a shoo-in as the next US senator from Florida, Crist's moderate views have made him a target for "tea party" activists and the GOP's right wing.

Goldman Had 9 Months' Warning From SEC--Report

Wall Street Journal - Alistair Barr - ‎3 hours ago‎
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) was warned nine months ago that Securities and Exchange Commission staff wanted to bring a civil case against it, but the investment bank didn't specifically disclose this to investors in regulatory ...

Greek Two-Year Notes Rise on EU-IMF 45 Billion Euro Aid Package

BusinessWeek - Matthew Brown - ‎12 hours ago‎
April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Greek two-year notes posted their first weekly advance since March after the European Union and the International Monetary Fund agreed to a 45 billion-euro ($61 billion) plan to help Greece avoid a default.

Toyota recalling 600000 Sienna minivans

Detroit Free Press - Justin Hyde - ‎14 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Toyota said Friday that it was recalling 600000 Sienna minivans to inspect for rust in the cable that holds the spare tire, adding to the more than 6 million vehicles already under recall by the automaker this year.

Obama Mars Plan Too Far Out?

InformationWeek - Paul McDougall - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
Republicans say the President's vision for NASA means the end of US space leadership, and even some Democrats are questioning the plan.

Volcano's Ash No Threat to Space Shuttle Landing

FOXNews - ‎8 minutes ago‎
The ash cloud belched by an erupting volcano in Iceland may have disrupted air traffic over much of Europe, but it poses no threat to NASA's planned Monday landing of space shuttle Discovery, agency officials said.

Twitter's New Flight Plan

TechNewsWorld - Paul Hartsock - ‎13 hours ago‎
Twitter has decided it's time to leave the nest and take flight with a new ad-centric business model. Can the little microblogging service that could maintain good relations with its developers?

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

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
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 ...

'Record Store Day' helps keep genre alive

KING5.com - Roberta Romero - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEATTLE - They started lining up before East Street Records even opened, anticipating the gold they may find, the limited editions, the rare compilations, the old favorite.
Record Store Day 2010: Support The Vinyl! RightFielders Women in Sports

Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem Bring NYC Party To Coachella

Billboard - Alex Sherman, David J. Prince - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jay-Z brought his arena-sized stage show -- complete with a guest spot by Beyonce -- to the California desert Friday night (April 16), capping off the triumphant first day of the 11th annual ...
TAKE 5: Music to our ears North County Times

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SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coach Mike Brown and the Cavaliers couldn't have scripted Game 1 any better than it happened. And though Cleveland was taking on an overmatched and possibly distracted (see Vinny Del Negro vs.
LeBron, Shaq lead Cavs over Bulls The Associated Press

Jennings Leads Rally, but Bucks Fall Short Against Hawks

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP The Atlanta Hawks are off to a good start in the playoffs, even though they barely showed up for the second half. The Milwaukee Bucks are short-handed but at least showed a little fight.
Bucks' Jennings thumps Hawks with 34 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Beaning puts Rowand on disabled list

MLB.com - Chris Haft - ‎48 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- Though the Giants haven't determined how to treat the broken bones near Aaron Rowand's left cheek, they did decide Saturday to place the center fielder on the 15-day disabled list.

Teen girls' drinking may lead to breast problems later

USA Today - Kathleen Doheny - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
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.

Nursing our way out of a doctor shortage

Chicago Tribune - Steve Chapman - ‎9 hours ago‎
Thanks to health care reform, millions of previously uninsured Americans will have policies enabling them to go to the doctor when necessary without financial fear.
Plenty of nurses I'd call 'Dr.' Andalusia Star-News

Robot trainer benefits stroke patients - study

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Intensive therapy using a robot has helped patients improve arm movement years after having a stroke, according to a US study. Researchers from Brown University, in Rhode Island, used the machine to provide three months of training.

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.

5 most tax-friendly states to live in

WalletPop (blog) - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
During tax season, it seems as if everyone thinks the grass is greener one (or in some instances, two) states over. Wonder whether your own envy is justified?

It's not all about the beach on Kauai

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
A quaint town, a Hindu monastery high in the hills, a charming museum and a verdant garden are among the hidden treasures of Hawaii's 'Garden Isle.

Jail Time for Insurance Evaders? Yes, Said Fox News

TIME (blog) - Kate Pickert - ‎Apr 14, 2010‎
A little more than a week ago, Tom Coburn did something fairly courageous by political standards. At a town hall meeting in Oklahoma, the conservative Republican senator referred to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “nice lady” and criticized Fox News.

A Mighty Pale Tea

New York Times - Charles M. Blow - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
At first I thought, “Wow! This is much more diverse than the rallies I've seen on television.” Then I realized that I was looking at stadium workers.