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AP writer remembers being in the spotlight on 'American Bandstand'

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - The photo is over a half century old but the colors miraculously have not faded. The smiles of young Dick Clark and me are as bright as the day it was taken.
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NATO secretary-general considers the photos "an isolated event"

(CNN) -- Photos of US soldiers posing with bodies of suspected Afghan insurgents, published Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times, depict behavior that "absolutely violates" US regulations and values, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.

UN chief says Syria has not fully complied with peace plan

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma at a food distribution center at Damascus' Al-Fahya stadium on Monday.

EURO GOVT-Bunds steady ahead of Spanish auction

Reuters -
| LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) - German government bonds were steady at Thursday's open, with benchmark 10-year yields within a whisker of all time lows ahead of Spanish debt auctions which will test investor confidence and set the near-term tone for ...

President Obama didn't live up to promises, Mitt Romney says

Detroit Free Press -
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters in Charlotte, NC He stepped up efforts to engage President Barack Obama. / Chuck Burton/Associated Press By Maeve Reston CHARLOTTE, NC -- Stepping up his efforts to directly engage President ...

NHL roundup: Pens stave off elimination with rout

Detroit Free Press -
The Penguins celebrate the goal scored by Jordan Staal (No. 11) during the 10-3 win Wednesday in Philadelphia. Staal scored a hat trick; Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, left, allowed five goals on 18 shots.
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Anders Behring Breivik to give Oslo bombing testimony

BBC News -
Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted killing 77 people in Norway in two attacks last July, is to be cross-examined about the bomb he set off outside a government building in Oslo.

Mbeki urges UN Security Council to act on Sudan

BusinessWeek -
By ALEXANDRA OLSON African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to take action to stop the fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, warning that both sides are locked in a "logic of war" with hardliners increasingly in ...

Blasts in Baghdad, northern Iraqi cities kill 18

The Associated Press -
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, AP - 2 minutes ago BAGHDAD (AP) - A wave of morning bombings killed 18 Iraqis across several cities on Thursday, shattering weeks of calm in a reminder of the nation's continued insurgency.

UN probes claim China broke N. Korea sanctions: report

SEOUL - United Nations officials are investigating allegations that China supplied technology for a North Korean missile launcher in a possible breach of UN sanctions, a leading defence journal said Thursday.

Nugent on Obama: Let me explain

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Ted Nugent on Thursday will meet with the Secret Service as part of its investigation into the rocker after he made heated comments at last weekend's National Rifle Association confab in St. Louis.

Secret Service tries to quell furor over scandal

Fox News -
WASHINGTON - The Secret Service is moving quickly to quell a prostitution scandal that has given President Barack Obama's critics political ammunition, forcing three agents out of government less than a week after the embarrassing incident came to ...

Nurse Accused in Baby Abduction to Be in Court

ABC News -
Authorities say a woman accused of gunning down a mother outside a suburban Houston pediatric clinic and then kidnapping her 3-day-old infant had been desperate to find a baby after suffering a miscarriage but telling her fiance that she had given ...

Florida governor to name gun law task force in wake of Trayvon Martin shooting

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Florida's governor will announce Thursday morning who will be part of a task force that will look at the state's gun laws in the aftermath of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

India tests nuke-capable missile able to hit China

The Associated Press -
By RAVI NESSMAN, AP - 1 minute ago NEW DELHI (AP) - India announced the successful test launch Thursday of a new nuclear-capable missile that would give it the ability to strike the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai for the first time, ...

EPA sets new rules for 'fracked' gas wells

San Francisco Chronicle -
Washington -- Air pollution from thousands of natural gas wells that are "fracked" every year will be reduced under regulations that the Environmental Protection Agency issued Wednesday.

Blackrock CEO sees euro falling to $1.10: report

MarketWatch -
By Paris Bureau PARIS -(MarketWatch)- The euro zone's recovery will be long and it will come eventually, but the euro's exchange rate will have to weaken, the chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK) Laurence D. Fink is quoted ...

Stronger Michigan economy could hurt Romney's chances to win his native state ...

Washington Post -
LANSING, Mich. - The unemployment rate in Michigan is high, its population is shrinking and scores of manufacturing plants have closed.

Obama team reaches out to Latinos

San Antonio Express -
By Gary Martin WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's re-election team is targeting Latinos in an advertising campaign launched Wednesday to attract voters who could be a deciding factor in the general election.

Developments in Oracle vs Google legal case

BusinessWeek -
By AP Oracle Corp. has accused Google Inc. of patent and copyright infringement. Much of the dispute is over Google's Android, the mobile operating system that now powers more than more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computer Jan.

Facebook gunning for May 17 IPO with $104B valuation, reports say

VentureBeat -
Social network giant Facebook is allegedly targeting May 17 as the potential date for its initial public offering, according to a TechCrunch report that cites unnamed sources familiar with the company.

Sanchez makes most of second 'Idol' chance

New York Daily News -
Jessica Sanchez came out swinging after her brush with death on "American Idol" last week. The most physically imposing singer of the year - who shocked the show by getting voted off on Thursday, only to be saved by the judges - used anger and ...

Sony set to win EU approval for EMI deal: FT

Reuters -
(Reuters) - A Sony-led group is set to win approval from European antitrust regulators for its $2.2 billion purchase of EMI's music publishing business, the Financial Times said, citing people involved in the negotiations.

Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt retires

San Francisco Chronicle -
Knoxville, Tenn. -- Pat Summitt, who won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history, stepped down Wednesday as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, less than eight months after revealing she had early-onset dementia.

Lee, Cain Toss Gems Before Giants Top Phils in 11

ABC News -
Cliff Lee's curveball still broke perfectly in the 10th inning. Matt Cain's fastball stayed nasty through nine. Even Cain could reflect on a memorable night in which the aces combined to throw 19 scoreless innings, bringing back memories of those great ...

Michael Farber: Back at full strength, energized Canucks almost back in series -
Cory Schneider made 43 saves and stopped Dustin Brown's penalty shot in his first career playoff victory as the Canucks avoided a first-round sweep with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4. Cory Schneider turned away Dustin Brown on this ...

Anthony's 33 points lift Knicks over Nets -
AP / April 19, 2012 Carmelo Anthony scored 21 of his 33 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks beat the Nets, 104-95, Wednesday night in their last trip to New Jersey.

Bizarre cosmic ray mystery deepens

Christian Science Monitor -
Humongous space explosions known as gamma ray bursts have been ruled out as a source of the universe's most intense cosmic rays, a new study has found.

Shuttling the Shuttle: Discovery's last flight

Washington Post -
This past July, I stood a few hundred feet from Atlantis as she perched on top of the iconic orange fuel tank and towering solid rocket boosters (SRBs) in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Anticipating Space Shuttle's Arrival, Old Warplanes Ship Out

New York Times -
On the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid, sacrifices had to be made. So, on Wednesday morning, three vintage warplanes were trussed up and hoisted over the port side of the ship for a barge ride up the Hudson River to a museum near ...

More exercises reduce Alzheimer's disease risk: Study

Xinhua -
BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- More daily exercises, even doing housework, can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study by the US National Institute on Aging as quoted by media reports Thursday.

Rulebook on breast cancer rewritten

Times of India -
Scientists have identified new breast cancer genes that could revolutionise treatment for thousands of women. Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia have reclassified the disease into 10 completely new categories based ...


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