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US airline shares down on ash cloud flight disruption

Reuters - Karen Jacobs, Kyle Peterson - ‎3 hours ago‎

Iraq says 2 top al-Qaida leaders killed

Xinhua - ‎38 minutes ago‎
BAGHDAD, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki announced Monday the killing of top leaders of Qaida in Iraq network, Abu Omer al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Musri.

Gunman opens fire at Tenn. hospital; kills 1, self

The Associated Press - Beth Rucker - ‎26 minutes ago‎
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A gunman opened fire outside a hospital Monday, killing a woman and injuring two others before committing suicide, police said.

Airspace reopens as the dust settles and airlines argue their case

Times Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Intense lobbying from the airlines could still lead to the opening up of European airspace, closed since the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull first sent its debilitating cloud across the continent last week.

Thailand's political transformation

ABC Online - Tyrell Haberkorn - ‎2 hours ago‎
The weeks of popular protests by thousands of red-shirted demonstrators in the centre of Bangkok reached a critical stage on the late Saturday evening of 10 April 2010.

Iran to start work on new nuclear site

Xinhua - ‎45 minutes ago‎
TEHRAN, April 19 (Xinhua)-- A senior advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Iranian chief executive has approved the site for a new uranium enrichment facility, the local Press TV reported on Monday.

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Gun-rights advocates gather in Va. and DC to celebrate 'historic moment'

Washington Post - Fredrick Kunkle, Ann Gerhart - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the nation's capital, where possession of guns is strictly regulated, they came carrying only signs and handbills, which one man had thrust into an empty holster.

Senate committee subpoenas Fort Hood documents

The Associated Press - Anne Flaherty - ‎39 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - In a rare public dispute between a Democratic-led Congress and the White House, a Senate committee on Monday subpoenaed the Obama administration for secret documents and access to witnesses in last year's mass shooting at the Fort Hood ...

Government Says No Privacy For Employee Messages

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Washington…. Employees cannot expect a right of privacy when they send personal messages from their work computers, cellphones and other devices - even if they're footing the bill, a government lawyer argued before the US Supreme Court.

Japan Bonds May Snap 5-Day Gain After Stocks Rose on Goldman

BusinessWeek - Theresa Barraclough - ‎27 minutes ago‎
April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese bonds may fall, halting the longest rally since December, as better-than-estimated earnings and reports that US regulators were split on suing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted American stocks.

Goldman Employees Rally Around Blankfein

New York Times - Jenny Anderson - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Hours after the accusations of fraud at Goldman Sachs began to reverberate through Wall Street on Friday, voice mail message indicators inside the bank began to light up.

IBM First-Quarter Services Contract Signings Decline

BusinessWeek - Katie Hoffmann - ‎2 hours ago‎
April 19 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp. said service contract signings fell last quarter, suggesting corporate customers are still delaying some technology spending following the economic slowdown.
IBM's Net Rises 13% Wall Street Journal

Gizmodo paid $5K for next-gen iPhone

Computerworld - Gregg Keizer - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Computerworld - Gizmodo, which posted photos today of what it said was the next-generation iPhone, paid $5000 for access to the smartphone, said Nick Denton, head of Gawker Media, which publishes the blog.

Israel Blocks Import Of iPad For Natives And Tourists Alike

Gamasutra - Eric Caoili - ‎1 hour ago‎
Israel is blocking imports of Apple's new iPad device until its officials can verify that the tablet computer complies with local transmitter standards and does not interfere with other wireless devices.

Facebook's 'Like' Button May Soon Be Everywhere

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎2 hours ago‎
If you like saying "like," you are, like, totally going to like what's going on at Facebook right now. Damn -- it's tough to talk about Facebook's evolution without sounding like a Valley girl.

'Dancing with the Stars' Live Recap: Eight Legged Freaks

BuddyTV - ‎44 minutes ago‎
It's movie night on Dancing with the Stars, so I thought it fitting to pick a movie title as my headline, and one that reflects what we're about to see in tonight's performance show: the eight remaining stars, many of whom are quite long-legged (and ...

'Kick-Ass': What Happened At The Box Office?

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A closer look at the numbers reveals the atypical comic book flick has 'cult' potential, industry experts say. By Eric Ditzian "Kick-Ass," this year's first superhero movie, had been attracting considerable pre-release buzz and was expected to rake in ...

The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Carrie Underwood won her second consecutive entertainer of the year award to highlight Sunday night's 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Marathon runner with heart attack recovering

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - A 64-year-old man running in the Boston Marathon had a heart attack and was revived along the side of the course. Race officials say he is in stable condition at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

High Five for Busch at Texas

Sports Network - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Kyle Busch had a five-star performance at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday by winning the rain-delayed O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race in dominating fashion.

Red Sox, off to worst start at Fenway since 1932, say they dug their own hole

USA Today - Bob Nightengale - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Boston Red Sox keep trying to tell themselves it's early, but their miseries have been so intense the first three weeks, history is ready to cold-cock them.

Indoor tanning may be addictive

Los Angeles Times - Shari Roan - ‎1 hour ago‎
As many as a third of young people who use tanning beds may be addicted to the behavior, scientists report. By Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer As many as a third of young people who use tanning beds my be addicted to the behavior, scientists report.

Tobacco 'candy' could poison kids: study

Reuters - Amy Norton - ‎7 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thousands of young children are accidentally poisoned by tobacco products each year in the US, and new dissolvable tobacco products that resemble candy might pose an additional risk, according to researchers.

Tamoxifen, raloxifene cut breast cancer risk in half

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎1 hour ago‎
Women at high risk can take either drug as preventive therapy, researchers in seven-year study say. By Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer Two drugs taken by women at high risk for breast cancer - tamoxifen and raloxifene - both reduce the risk of ...

Key to success lies with Afghan officials coming through

Los Angeles Times - Doyle McManus - ‎Apr 18, 2010‎
On a visit to Marja, the top US military officer and the governor hear what residents want. The list is met with promises. By Doyle McManus Our V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft touched down next to a field of bright pink opium poppies in Afghanistan's ...

An Open Mind

New York Times - Katie Hafner - ‎Apr 16, 2010‎
Ramamurti Shankar's Physics 201 at Yale, coming soon to a portal near you. The course is Professor Shankar's second to be put online.

Iceland volcano: First came the floods, then the smell of rotten eggs

The Guardian - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
A phonecall in the dead of night was the first inkling the people living on the Thorvaldseyri farm had that Iceland's glacier-covered Eyjafjallajokull volcano was about to erupt.

She'd call herself dirt rich

Los Angeles Times - Martha Groves - ‎18 hours ago‎
Ex-screenwriter Denise Ritchie thinks her Malibu Compost will save cows from slaughter -- and help dairy farmers too. It's already smoothed some rough patches in her life.

Is Marriage Good for Your Health?

New York Times - Tara Parker-Pope - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
In 1858, a British epidemiologist named William Farr set out to study what he called the “conjugal condition” of the people of France.