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BU student charged in hotel killing

Boston Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Philip Markoff, shown at a BU medical school ceremony, is to be arraigned today. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File 2007) By Jonathan Saltzman and Maria Cramer Boston police arrested a Boston University medical student yesterday in the slaying of a New ...

Cheney enters 'torture' memos row

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney has urged the CIA to release memos which he says show harsh interrogation techniques such as water-boarding work.

TARP cop: 20 criminal probes

CNN - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Watchdog overseeing $700 billion bailout reveals his progress reviewing how money has been spent and calls for changes to prevent fraud.

Sri Lankan Separatists Ignore Surrender Deadline

New York Times - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By MARK McDONALD HONG KONG - Tamil separatist fighters on Tuesday ignored a surrender ultimatum by the Sri Lankan government, heightening concerns for tens of thousands of civilians unable to flee a crumbling safe haven that has been the scene of ...

Iran's Ahmadinejad welcomed home

BBC News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has returned home to what has officially been described as a sensational welcome. This follows his controversial speech at a UN anti-racism conference.

Is South Africa on the cusp of change?

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Peter Biles Jacob Zuma is one step away from the Union Buildings - South Africa's seat of power. Wednesday's national and provincial elections are certain to see the African National Congress (ANC) leader become the new president of South Africa.

Obama orders cuts by Cabinet

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP And Globe Staff / April 21, 2009 Convening his first Cabinet meeting yesterday, President Obama ordered his agency chiefs to join many American families in penny-pinching, but acknowledged that slicing at least $100 million in administrative costs ...

Miss USA stirs controversy

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
Compiled by BJ Hammerstein, Free Press staff writer and editor of detroit.metromix.com. Contact him at 313-223-4528 or BJHammerstein@freepress.

Lawmakers Debate Tax on Health Benefits

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
By MARTIN VAUGHAN As lawmakers wrestle with how to pay for a proposed health-care system overhaul, an emerging flashpoint of debate is whether higher-income employees should face steeper taxes on health benefits than those with more-modest income.

What Oracle Sees in Sun

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Aaron Ricadela Over the past 13 years, Sun Microsystems' Java language has become one of the computer industry's best known brands—and underappreciated assets.

US to give Chrysler, GM new aid

Washington Post - ‎43 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will make about $500 million available to Chrysler LLC through the end of this month as it seeks to reach an alliance with Fiat, and up to $5 billion through May to help General Motors Corp restructure ...

European Stock Futures Are Little Changed; Asian Shares Fall

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Adam Haigh April 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stock-index futures were little changed and Asian shares slumped, indicating the MSCI World Index may extend its steepest drop this month on concern that earnings reports will show the recession isn't ...

Stephen Hawking hospitalized, reported very ill

San Jose Mercury News - ‎6 minutes ago‎
By ROBERT BARR AP Writer LONDON—Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, Cambridge University said.

Google rolls out search changes

BBC News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Maggie Shiels Google has launched two experimental products it hopes will change the way users search for pictures and news. A feature known as "similar images" uses a picture rather than text to find other matching images.

Apple's App Store Keeps Dialing In The Hits >AAPL

Wall Street Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
By Ben Charny SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone software store contributes next to nothing to the company's revenue.

NY Times wins 5 Pulitzers amid financial crisis

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - The historic collapse of the American newspaper industry was evident at every turn as the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.

Susan Boyle: America, what's your problem?

Entertainment Weekly - ‎3 hours ago‎
The phenomenal popularity of Britain's Got Talent competitor Susan Boyle, and the furor over the disparity between her angelic voice and her "homely" appearance, has got me thinking, oddly, about David Bowie.

Quick Takes

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dan Brown's new book, "The Lost Symbol," will hit shelves Sept. 15, it was announced Monday by his publisher, Doubleday.

Bulls had no answer for Rondo

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Frank Dell'Apa Rajon Rondo had all the questions before the Celtics' 118-115 win over the Chicago Bulls last night. But once the game started, he provided most of the answers on the way to a 19-point, 12-rebound, 16-assist performance.
Allen leads Celtics to win over Bulls Philadelphia Daily News

Caps cut Rangers series lead to 2-1 with shutout

The Associated Press - ‎21 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - John Tortorella returned from the nation's capital with two big playoff wins in his pocket and a stern message for his upstart New York Rangers.
Capitals get back in series Los Angeles Times

Marlins place Miller on 15-day DL

MLB.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Andrew Miller hands the ball to manager Fredi Gonzalez in the fifth. (Gene J. Puskar/AP) By Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com PITTSBURGH -- Neither pitcher nor manager was making any excuses, but it does seem like there was some explanation for Andrew Miller's ...

Study: Video-game-playing kids showing addiction symptoms

USA Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Rick Rycroft, AP By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Nearly one in 10 children and teens who play video games show behavioral signs that may indicate addiction, a new study reports.

More people live with paralysis than doctors knew

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - Surprising new research says nearly 1.3 million Americans are living with a spinal-cord injury, five times more than previous estimates.

Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama's Allies

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Ceci Connolly As Congress returns to begin an intense debate over reshaping the nation's $2.2 trillion health-care system, prominent left-leaning organizations and liberal House members are issuing a warning to their Democratic allies: Don't cave on ...

Somali pirate arrives in NYC, awaits court hearing

The Associated Press - ‎21 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - A Somali teenager has arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century, smiling but saying nothing as he was led into a federal building under heavy guard.

At least 24 dead after clashes with sect in Kenya

CNN International - ‎55 minutes ago‎
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- At least 24 people have died and three others have been seriously injured in clashes between local residents and members of an outlawed Kenyan sect, authorities said Tuesday.

Israel: Sirens wail in memory of Holocaust

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM (AP) - Frenetic Israel came to a standstill for two mournful minutes on Tuesday as air-raid sirens pierced the air in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Nazi Holocaust.