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White House, Congress under pressure from S&P move

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Jeff Mason and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - Lawmakers and the White House seized on Standard & Poor's revised US credit outlook on Monday as ammunition in their fierce deficit reduction debate, and showed no signs of moving toward a ...
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Obamas' Tax Return Shows Lower Household Income Than in 2009

New York Times - Jackie Calmes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Income for the Obama household continued to slip in 2010, tax returns show, as proceeds from President Obama's best-selling books tapered off.
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Lawmakers witness damage from tornados that left 45 dead

The Hill - Debbie Siegelbaum - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lawmakers on Monday continued to visit communities in their districts devastated by a string of tornadoes that left an estimated 45 people dead.
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Riots Hit North Nigeria As President Declared Winner

Voice of America - Scott Stearns - ‎1 hour ago‎
Electoral officials in Nigeria say President Goodluck Jonathan has won reelection in a vote that has sparked rioting in northern states that backed his leading opponent.

Microsoft Takes Patent Fight to Supreme Court

Wall Street Journal - Jess Bravin - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Microsoft Corp. took its fight to overturn a $290 million patent infringement judgment to the Supreme Court Monday, in a case that could re-calibrate the balance of power in information-age intellectual property disputes.

Lack of Success Terminates Study in Africa of AIDS Prevention in Women

New York Times - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. In an unexpected setback for a new form of AIDS prevention, scientists on Monday halted a study in Africa intended to find out whether a daily antiretroviral pill can prevent women from becoming infected with the AIDS virus.

US oil spill containment firms may work together-BP

Reuters - Ayesha Rascoe, Sofina Mirza-Reid - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - Two competing oil spill response systems developed for the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the massive BP (BP.

Candidates for Rockets head coaching job

Houston Chronicle - Jonathan Feigen - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Long-time Rick Adelman assistant Elston Turner, left, has been a finalist for other head coaching jobs. Stan Van Gundy - If he leaves Orlando, he and Rick Adelman will be on the top of many lists.

The Pulitzer Prizes

TIME - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Erica Miranda waits for a bandage change at Long Beach Memorial Children's Hospital. She was shot three times while playing basketball outside her home in Compton, California.

Twitter said to be in talks to buy TweetDeck

Computerworld - Sharon Gaudin - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Computerworld - Twitter may be trying to pull the rug out from under a potential new direct competitor. The social networking company is reportedly in "advanced talks" to buy popular Twitter client TweetDeck for about $50 million, ...

Apple sues Samsung, says it copied iPad

Computerworld - Stephen Lawson - ‎1 hour ago‎
IDG News Service - Apple has sued Samsung for allegedly copying the iPad, iPod and iPhone with its Galaxy Tab and Galaxy handsets.

Middle East Gunfire in locked-down Syrian city - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Reports of shooting as thousands protest in Homs while Syrian government claims country is facing "armed insurrection". Gunfire has been heard in the Syrian city of Homs where thousands have gathered in the main square a day after activists said at ...

Citi profit sags as revenue shrinks, expenses grow

Reuters - Maria Aspan - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc's first-quarter profit fell 32 percent as shrinking loans and poor trading results pressured revenue while expenses surged.

Suicide risk may be lower for gays, lesbians in 'supportive' areas

Los Angeles Times - Marissa Cevallos - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are much more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers, research has shown, but a new study suggests that a supportive school and community might be able to reduce that risk, ...

At Coachella, Every Note Is Writ Large

New York Times - Ben Ratliff - ‎1 hour ago‎
This year's Coachella festival in California drew up to 75000 fans to see performances by acts including Arcade Fire, the Strokes and Kanye West, above.

Lockout Could Jeopardize Game Set for London

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The NFL will announce its regular-season schedule Tuesday, but it acknowledged for the first time a deadline by which a resolution to the labor stalemate is necessary to avoid disrupting the season.

Nasa backs 'shuttle successors'

BBC News - Jonathan Amos - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Nasa has given an indication of the companies it thinks may be closest to offering commercial systems to carry American astronauts into space.

Pentagon inquiry clears McChrystal

Salt Lake Tribune - Thom Shanker - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Washington • An inquiry by the Defense Department inspector general into a magazine profile that resulted in the abrupt, forced retirement of Gen.

Kenyan Runs Fastest Marathon in Boston

New York Times - Peter May - ‎2 hours ago‎
BOSTON - With a brisk wind at his back and a determined countryman on his shoulder to push him down the stretch, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya pulled away from Moses Mosop in the final quarter-mile Monday to win the 115th Boston Marathon.

Tennessee investigator makes plea for help in Bobo case

Reuters - Tin Ghianni, Tim Ghianni - ‎36 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee's top investigator on Monday made a public plea and Governor Bill Haslam offered a $50000 reward as authorities pressed for leads in the apparent abduction of 20-year-old nursing student Holly ...

Winklevoss Twins petition to void court ruling on Facebook settlement

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
On Monday, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss filed a petition with the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a court ruling from last week that said the two men can't get out of their 2008 settlement with Facebook.

Behind the Migrant Row, Europe Keeps Shifting to the Far Right

TIME - Bruce Crumley - ‎35 minutes ago‎
When France temporarily blocked trains from Italy headed to French coastal destinations over the weekend, the move marked a dramatic escalation in the two countries' spat over how to handle migrants fleeing unrest ...


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