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Ministers mull volcano ash cloud flight chaos measures

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Britons stranded by flight restrictions as a result of the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland could be returned to the UK through a "Spanish hub".

Iran memo was not intended as a 'wake-up call,' Gates says

Washington Post - Glenn Kessler - ‎2 hours ago‎
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged Sunday that in January he sent a memo to the White House outlining the "next steps in our defense planning process" for Iran.

Five top US airlines agree not to charge for carry-on bags

Washington Post - ‎24 minutes ago‎
American, Delta, United, US Airways and JetBlue have agreed not to copy Spirit Airlines and start charging a fee even for unchecked baggage.

Iran disarmament summit affects US policy

Press TV - Anoush Maleki - ‎47 minutes ago‎
On the day Iran wrapped up an international conference in Tehran and called on world powers to adhere to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a report was released in the United States pronouncing that the White House does not ...

Members of LA's Polish community remember dignitaries killed in plane crash

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
More than 400 Angelenos of Polish descent gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for a Mass honoring President Lech Kaczynski and other officials who died in the April 10 crash in Russia.
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Praying and Digging, Monks Bolster China's Quake Relief Effort

New York Times - Andrew Jacobs - ‎1 hour ago‎
Survivors in Jiegu slept in the open air in a city square on Sunday. Tibetan-run groups have been allowed to offer aid and medical services, unlike in 2008.

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Poll: Majority lacks trust in government

The Associated Press - Liz Sidoti - ‎6 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Can you trust Washington? Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they can't and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center that shows public ...

Supreme Court to consider case against California law school

Washington Post - Robert Barnes - ‎22 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- At the oldest law school in the West, law is being made this semester, not just taught. In a case that carries great implications for how public universities and schools must accommodate religious groups, ...

Massachusetts Republicans Pick Nominee for Governor

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Energized by Scott Brown's upset victory in the United States Senate race, Massachusetts Republicans have chosen Charles Baker as their nominee for governor to face the Democratic incumbent and presumed candidate, ...

Goldman Sachs May Face UK, German Inquiries After Fraud Suit

BusinessWeek - Michael Patterson, Tony Czuczka - ‎23 minutes ago‎
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. faces a regulatory probe in Britain and scrutiny from the German government after the US Securities and Exchange Commission sued the firm for fraud tied to ...

IMF to raise global growth forecast to 4 percent: report

Reuters - Bogdan Cristel - ‎49 minutes ago‎
International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn addresses students at University of Economic Studies in Bucharest March 30, 2010.

Greeks' Anger Rises as EU, IMF Prepare for Athens Bailout Talks

BusinessWeek - Andrew Davis - ‎19 minutes ago‎
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- European Union and International Monetary Fund officials are due travel to Athens this week to start laying down conditions for a 45 billion-euro ($61 billion) bailout package as public anger mounts over more ...

IPad Struggles At Some Colleges

Wall Street Journal - Melissa Korn - ‎1 hour ago‎
The tablet, lauded by many as the next wave in education technology, is having difficulty being accepted at George Washington University and Princeton University because of network stability issues.

Discovery Space Shuttle Takes Scenic Route Before Landing

ABC News - Gina Sunseri - ‎3 hours ago‎
Heads-up! A spectacular site will be streaking overhead if you are lucky enough to live along the landing path planned for the space shuttle Discovery.

Droid vs. iPhone 3GS: An Update

PC World - ‎8 hours ago‎
As I wrote a few weeks ago, frustration with AT&T coverage in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood led me to put my iPhone 3GS aside and switch to a Verizon Wireless Droid.

"Dragon" edges out "Kick-Ass" at box office

Reuters - Dean Goodman, Eric Walsh - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a major upset, the new kiddie superhero action comedy "Kick-Ass" failed to take the top spot at the North American box office, narrowly losing the race to "How to Train Your Dragon," according to studio estimates issued on ...

Coachella Festival, Under the Volcano

New York Times - Felicia R. Lee - ‎1 hour ago‎
Entertainers, like thousands of other travelers, have been stranded since the cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano prevented flights from taking off across much of Europe.

2010 Academy Of Country Music Awards: Best And Worst

Radar Online - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Country's hottest crooners showed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.

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SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Lakers won a blasé 87-79 opener over the young Thunder, who finished seven games behind the defending champs over the regular season but exhibited a much larger deficit in terms of experience and guile Sunday.

Garnett Suspended Game 2 For Elbow

ESPN - Chris Forsberg - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended for Game 2 of Boston's first-round playoff series against the Heat for landing an elbow to the face of Miami's Quentin Richardson in a fourth-quarter fracas during Saturday's Game 1.

Love him or hate him, Mel Kiper Jr. is Mr. NFL Draft

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper talks with The Washington Post's Rick Maese about what the Redskins need to do in the draft to put together a competitive team.

Testing lung tumors tailors chemotherapy

Reuters - Maggie Fox, Deena Beasley - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - Researchers said they helped advanced lung cancer patients fare better by matching their tumors to targeted drugs, in what they said is the first significant trial to show it is ...

Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

BusinessWeek - Amanda Gardner - ‎4 hours ago‎
SUNDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take multivitamin tablets along with calcium supplements seem to have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer, new research suggests.

Nursing homes received millions from California taxpayers while...

San Jose Mercury News - Christina Jewett, Agustin Armendariz - ‎15 hours ago‎
California's nursing homes have reaped $880 million in additional funding from a 2004 state law designed to help them hire more caregivers and boost wages.

Police statement details Roethlisberger's alleged assault

CNN - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The woman who accused football star Ben Roethlisberger of raping her in March in a bar in Milledgeville, Georgia, described the alleged incident to police as the culmination of a night of bar-hopping.

Cops: Man Purposely Vomited On Girl At Phils Game

CBS 3 - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
Suspect Matthew Clemmens is accused of purposely vomiting on a young girl at the Phillies game April 14. Police arrested a Cherry Hill man after he was accused of intentionally vomiting on a young girl at the Phillies game Wednesday evening.

Fox on Sex: Vajazzling: Do You Dare to Decorate Down There?

FOXNews - Jenny Block - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
Jennifer Love Hewitt recently decorated her nether regions with Swarovski crystals, turning her naughty bits into -- her words -- a "pink disco ball.

Weighing the Evidence on Exercise

New York Times - Gretchen Reynolds - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
How exercise affects body weight is one of the more intriguing and vexing issues in physiology. Exercise burns calories, no one doubts that, and so it should, in theory, produce weight loss, a fact that has prompted countless ...

Obama dares Republicans to fight Wall St. bill

Politico - Carrie Budoff Brown, Glenn Thrush - ‎Apr 14, 2010‎
By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & GLENN THRUSH | 4/14/10 7:15 PM EDT Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) is betting he can deny President Obama even a single GOP vote on the financial bill.