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Violent storm cut path across US, killing 45

Kansas City Star - Richard Fausset, Christi Parsons - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wendy Dulow searched though a mobile home in Askewville, NC, on Sunday after a tornado hit the area Saturday. ATLANTA | One of the largest convulsions of tornado activity in US history left a swath of death and debris from Oklahoma to North Carolina ... - New York Times - ENC Today - ABC News

U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show

Washington Post - Craig Whitlock - ‎2 hours ago‎
/ AP - Syrian anti-government protesters march in Banias, Syria on Sunday. The Arabic banner at center reads: "All of us would die for our country. - CNN - BBC News - BusinessWeek

Most Japan voters want new PM

Reuters - Linda Sieg, Yoko Kubota - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Japan's Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto (R) shakes hands with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before meeting at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, April 17, 2011.
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Melo, Knicks miss opportunity in tough loss to Celtics - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Ken Berger BOSTON -- Carmelo Anthony made a right turn at the Celtics' family room, where Ray Allen was waiting outside the door.

Rob & Reese's Fan Circus - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson were the ringleaders of fandemonium at the New York premiere of 'Water for Elephants' on Sunday.

Lakers out to lunch in playoff opener - ‎1 hour ago‎
Follow the Heat and Lakers as these favorites shoot for the NBA Finals. » Visit Heat or 3Peat Central LOS ANGELES - The Lakers began the playoffs on Sunday afternoon with a made-to-order opponent, a much-needed extra day of rest, their security blanket ...

Yemen forces open fire on rallies

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters gathered in the capital, Sanaa, eyewitnesses say. Hundreds of thousands took part in the demonstrations to reiterate calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

Texas seeks more U.S. help as wildfires burn Austin homes

Reuters - Elliott Blackburn, Steve Gorman - ‎3 hours ago‎
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought additional federal help in battling wildfires across his drought-parched state as a woodland blaze gutted at least six homes on Sunday and threatened hundreds more in Austin, the state capital.

Cameron will not rule out role for British ground forces in Libya - James Kirkup - ‎42 minutes ago‎
David Cameron has raised the prospect of British troops operating inside Libya by declaring that Britain is preparing to "do more" to help rebels struggling to oust Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Rio Heats Up Box Office with $40 Million Opening Weekend

TheHDRoom - ‎51 minutes ago‎
The Twentieth Century Fox 3D-animated feature Rio threw one memorable Carnival party in opening to this year's best weekend numbers for a new release at the North American box office.

Nigeria's Jonathan Nears Requirement to Win Presidential Vote

BusinessWeek - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo April 18 (Bloomberg) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who is leading in the vote count in Nigeria's presidential elections, is also close to meeting the constitutional requirement of winning a quarter of ...

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The Detroit News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
It's Tax Day, and while a great man once said, "Taxes are the price we pay for civilization," I say they're more like the price we pay for not having a good enough imagination.

Officials: 5 killed in NC national forest wreck

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST, NC (AP) - Five people, including two infants and another child, were killed Sunday when a sport utility vehicle overturned on a national forest road near coastal North Carolina and sank in a canal, officials said.

HK, China stocks up, shrugging off latest tightening move

Reuters - Clement Tan, Yixin Chen - ‎27 minutes ago‎
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong and China stocks reversed early losses on Monday to close higher at midday, taking China's latest tightening move in stride, but property-related issues in Hong Kong ...

As debt ceiling vote nears, the pressure's on House Republican freshmen

Washington Post - Philip Rucker - ‎4 hours ago‎
( Alex Wong / GETTY IMAGES ) - House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), foreground, has said that an increase in the debt ceiling must come with budgetary reforms, according to an aide.

Euro retreats after resistance holds, tests support

Reuters - Ian Chua, Masayuki Kitano - ‎2 hours ago‎
SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro extended its losses on Monday after repeated attempts to break above a resistance level failed yet again and on renewed worries about euro zone debt problems, giving the dollar a ...

Google Videos shutting down later this month

TechSpot - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Emil Protalinski, Google Videos, Google's answer to YouTube before it gave up and bought the video sharing service, is being shut down.

Nic Cage -- Arguing with Wife in Tattoo Shop Video - ‎11 hours ago‎
TMZ has obtained surveillance video taken inside a tattoo shop just before Nic Cage was arrested -- where he can clearly be seen carrying some sort of drink as he argues with his wife and others.

MONEY WEEK AHEAD: Fading Inflation Fears Lure Back Treasurys Investors

Wall Street Journal - Cynthia Lin - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--New evidence of muted US inflation is reassuring bond investors that the Federal Reserve is in no rush to raise interest rates and reviving a bid for Treasurys.

Coachella 2011: The rise of a new generation

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
No Roger Waters or Prince this year. Instead, the festival got its star wattage from acts that came of age in the aughts. Arcade Fire performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio on Saturday.

Spurs notebook: Popovich overrules Ginobili, so Manu sits

San Antonio Express - Mike Monroe - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili arrived Sunday morning at the AT&T Center and went about preparing to play in Game 1 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Grizzlies.

Egypt's Former Ruling Party Dissolved—But Not Defunct

Wall Street Journal - Matt Bradley - ‎7 hours ago‎
CAIRO—A high-level Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of Egypt's former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), fulfilling a central demand of the protest movement that ousted the country's former president in February.


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