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Iran president urges full defense for US reporter

The Associated Press - ‎29 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's president said Sunday that an American journalist convicted of spying for the US should be allowed to offer a full defense during her appeal, a day after she was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Former CIA Director Defends Interrogation

New York Times - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN Gen. Michael V. Hayden, who served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency during the last two years of George W. Bush's presidency, said Sunday that the Obama administration's recent release of memos detailing harsh ...

Mandela Appears at ANC Rally for Final Election Push

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Karin Brulliard JOHANNESBURG, April 19 -- Pollsters and analysts predict a clean sweep for the ruling African National Congress when this nation goes to the polls on Wednesday.

New pirate attack thwarted in Gulf of Aden

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- NATO forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden foiled a pirate attack on a Norwegian tanker this weekend, a NATO spokesman said.
NATO stops attack by Somali pirates Christian Science Monitor

Flirting With Cuba, Courting a Hemisphere

New York Times - ‎Apr 18, 2009‎
By ANTHONY DePALMA SINCE Fidel Castro gave up power last year, the long standoff between Cuba and the United States has taken on the measured rhythms of a minuet, delicate steps from Havana met with restrained advances from Washington, each side hiding ...

Thailand searches for a political exit plan

Christian Science Monitor - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Simon Montlake | Correspondent 04.19.09 BANGKOK, THAILAND - The charred buses and metal barricades are gone. Armed soldiers still patrol the capital, but discretely.

Grief, Questions Following Death of Maryland Family

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Matt Zapotosky and Michelle Boorstein MIDDLETOWN -- Francie Billotti-Wood should have been in church today, volunteering in the nursery at the Holy Family Catholic Community parish, her priest said.

US economy still under strain: Obama

Reuters - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the US economy remained under strain and his top economic adviser tempered hopes for a speedy recovery that have driven the stock market to successive gains.

EPA paves way for broad emission limits

Los Angeles Times - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
The agency's proposed 'endangerment finding' may result in regulation of automobiles and other greenhouse gas producers.

Economic View It May Be Time for the Fed to Go Negative

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By N. GREGORY MANKIW WITH unemployment rising and the financial system in shambles, it's hard not to feel negative about the economy right now.

Stocks extend advance

CNNMoney.com - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Better-than-expected results from GE, Citi and Google help Wall Street gain on session. Stocks stretch run to 6 weeks. By Alexandra Twin, cnnmoney.

Google gets mixed reaction to earnings report

MarketWatch - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
By John Letzing & Dan Gallagher, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Google Inc. rose slightly Friday as the company's better-than-expected first-quarter earnings report was tempered by concern about the impact of a lingering recession ...

Hey Twitter, keep the shades off

CNET News - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
by Caroline McCarthy Oprah's crazy about it. Ashton Kutcher and Anderson Cooper are making fools of themselves trying to show what rabid fans they are.

AUTOSHOW-Porsche eyes luxury sedan market with new Panamera

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia autos correspondent SHANGHAI, April 19 (Reuters) - Porsche (PSHG_p.DE) took the wraps off its much-awaited Panamera grand tourer in Shanghai on Sunday, saying it wanted new customers in the luxury performance-car segment to ...

The Dark Secret at Blood Falls

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
By John Tierney J. Mickucki After millions of years hidden in dark pools beneath the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, some microbes journey to the outside world - or at least to the inside of the coolers on the sled of Jill Mikucki, ...

Zac Efron Flexes His Box-Office Muscle

People Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Stephen M. Silverman Nice guys finish first: Zac Efron proved he's a potent marquee name, as his new movie 17 Again grabbed the gold among new releases this weekend, with an estimated North American gross of $24.1 million, its very pleased studio, ...

Madonna falls from horse in Hamptons after paparazzi spook animal

New York Daily News - ‎16 hours ago‎
BY George Rush and Jotham Sederstrom Madonna was tossed to the ground Saturday when her horse was startled by photographers while riding on a Hamptons estate.
Steven Klein Radar Online

Hollywood sends message of hope at GLAAD awards

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Dan Steinberg, AP By Kelley L. Carter, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES - Kathy Griffin sashayed down the black carpet Saturday evening, waving at her loyal subjects who snapped cellphone pictures and hollered as she posed dramatically.
GLAAD Media Awards People Magazine

Umpire Hickox likely out one week

MLB.com - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com A day after taking a foul ball to the face, umpire Ed Hickox was pronounced likely out for a week due to a concussion, according to The Associated Press.
The state at 1:10 pm The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

Beckett's suspension reduced to five games

MLB.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Ian Browne / MLB.com BOSTON -- Red Sox ace Josh Beckett had his six-game suspension reduced by a game, and he will make his start on Saturday at Fenway against the Yankees.
Beckett suspension reduced to five games Seattle Post Intelligencer

Verizon Heritage: Rd. 4

PGA Tour - ‎2 hours ago‎
Brian Gay has his sights set on a second career PGA TOUR title this week at the Verizon Heritage. PGATOUR.COM's The Live Report is on the scene at the Verizon Heritage and we'll provide updates all day long for each round, so check back often.

Report: Chicago suburb supplied contaminated water

Chicago Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP CRESTWOOD, Ill. - Officials in a south Chicago suburb knowingly drew drinking water from a contaminated well for more than two decades, even after warnings by state environmental officials, according to a published report.

Rally to boost Bam's bold reform moves

New York Daily News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The usual crusty, mostly Republican fat cats and their acolytes have wasted no time in describing President Obama's bold moves as acts of "class warfare.

YMCAs Kick Off Healthy Kids Day

WRCB-TV - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Seven YMCAs in the Chattanooga area are holding the largest health day for children and families Saturday. Healthy Kids Day features activities for children and families to promote wellness and healthy living.
YMCA holds Healthy Kids Day Towanda Daily Review

A joyous Easter for hostage families

Newsday - ‎15 hours ago‎
AP With news that Capt. Richard Phillips had been rescued unharmed after being held for five days by Somali pirates, a lawn sign in the captain's hometown of Underhill, Vt.
When to Take a Bullet? Washington Post

North Korea wants talks with South Korea

Christian Science Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Donald Kirk | Correspondent 04.19.09 SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - First, North Korea warned of war. Now North and South Korea are planning their first talks in more than a year.

Parliament in Iraq Finally Chooses New Speaker

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament chose a new speaker on Sunday after months of political infighting that stalled several major pieces of legislation.