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3 more Secret Service agents resign

CBS News -
Updated 6:02 PM ET (CBS/AP) - CBS News has learned through a law enforcement source that three more Secret Service agents have resigned in the wake of the Colombia prostitution scandal.

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman has bail set at $150000

Washington Post -
April 20 (Bloomberg) -- George Zimmerman, accused of murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, had his bail set at $150000, with the requirement that he submit to electronic monitoring, a judge ruled at a hearing in Florida state court in Sanford.

Obama enjoys 10-1 financial edge over Romney

The Associated Press -
By JACK GILLUM, AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort enjoyed a 10-to-1 financial edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney last month, out-raising the former Massachusetts governor by millions as Obama stuffed ...

Old-timers fete oldest of ballparks on 100th b-day

San Francisco Chronicle -
(04-20) 14:50 PDT BOSTON (AP) -- More than 200 former Red Sox players and coaches returned to the major league's oldest ballpark Friday to help the team celebrate Fenway Park's 100th birthday.

IMF doubles lending capacity

By Ben Rooney @CNNMoneyMarkets April 20, 2012: 4:48 PM ET Members of the G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at the World Bank and IMF spring meetings.

Pakistan plane crash victims mourned

BBC News -
Pakistan has begun mourning the victims of a plane crash in a residential area near Islamabad international airport. All 127 people on board the Bhoja Air jet, flight BHO-213 from Karachi to Islamabad, are believed to have died.

Egyptians mass to demand army retreat from power

Reuters India -
By Shaimaa Fayed and Edmund Blair | CAIRO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Egyptians demanded on Friday that their military rulers stick to a pledge to hand over power by mid-year after a row over who can run in the presidential election raised doubts ...

Syrian Protesters Mock Cease-Fire and UN Observers

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Demonstrations erupted across Syria on Friday, with some of the protesters' anger focused on the United Nations observers, who have decided that they will not circulate on Fridays, the normal day for mass rallies that are suppressed ...

Sudan and S. Sudan claim control of oil town

The Associated Press -
By MICHAEL ONYIEGO, AP - 1 minute ago JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - Sudan and South Sudan both claimed to be in control of a contested oil town near the countries' ill-defined border on Friday after the south said it was withdrawing its troops to avert a ...

Sarkozy-Hollande Duel Shapes Up as First-Round Campaigning Ends

Bloomberg -
President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande will take a break today from two months of intense electioneering as the French prepare to go to the polls tomorrow.

University hopes to repel stoners on '420' day

CNN International -
By Jim Spellman, CNN Three students at UC Boulder are arrested for crossing a police line aimed at stopping a marijuana rally on '420' day.

Etan Patz case: Disappearance led to Missing Children Day

Los Angeles Times -
By Steve Padilla It's no coincidence that National Missing Children Day is observed May 25. The date marks the disappearance of Etan Patz, the young boy who vanished 33 years ago and is now the subject of an intense search by the FBI and local ...

US judge commutes death penalty in racial killing

WASHINGTON - A North Carolina judge Friday commuted the death penalty of a black man accused of murdering a white man, saying race played a role in the severity of the sentence, in the first case reviewed under a new state law.

US Stocks Finish Mostly Higher, But Nasdaq Ends Red

Wall Street Journal -
By Chris Dieterich and Matt Jarzemsky OF DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The Dow industrials rose after better-than-forecast quarterly reports from Microsoft and General Electric pushed blue chips to their first weekly gain this month, ...

TEXT-S&P says US Airways deals with AMR unions are only first steps

Reuters -
April 20 - The signed agreements between US Airways Group Inc. (B-/Stable/--) and three major labor unions at bankrupt AMR Corp. unit American Airlines Inc. (both D/--) represent only an initial step toward a potential merger of the two airlines, ...

Revisiting BP's Deepwater Horizon spill

MarketWatch -
By MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and unleashing the worst oil spill ever seen in US waters.

Obama, courting youth vote, sets student-loan push -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will use a tour of election battleground states next week to push Congress to prevent interest rates on federal student loans from doubling, a move that could appeal to middle-class and younger voters ...

Jeb Bush Would Consider VP, Says Rubio Better Choice

Fox News -
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has actively pushed the Republican Party to court Latino voters, said Friday that if offered the vice presidency he might accept.

LightSquared wins 2-year life bonus

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It appears that LightSquared will have an extra 2-year window to earn regulatory approval for its LTE mobile network spectrum as Inmarsat cuts them a break in the face of almost certain doom.

Microsoft's Path to Long-Term Success or Failure: 10 Decisive Factors

eWeek -
By Don Reisinger on 2012-04-20 There was once a time when Microsoft couldn't be beaten in the technology market. It was always able to find a way to attract customers and overtake all competitors no matter what market it entered.

German Court Orders YouTube to Filter Content, Remove Videos

PC Magazine -
By Angela Moscaritolo A German court on Friday ordered Google to install filtering software on its YouTube service in Germany to prevent users from uploading copyrighted material.

Steve Harvey tells moviegoers how to "Think Like a Man"

Reuters -
By Zorianna Kit | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Steve Harvey is a veteran of stand-up comedy and television with programs like his sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show" and the game show "Family Feud," which he currently hosts.

Disney studio chief quits after 'John Carter' bomb

The Associated Press -
By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer - 9 minutes ago LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney movie studio boss Rich Ross stepped down on Friday, taking the fall for at least a couple of over-budgeted bombs as Hollywood shies away from taking risks on big ...

Zac Efron Reveals Best Music For Setting The Mood -
By Kara Warner (@karawarner) In a discussion of the finer aspects of the recently released romantic drama "The Lucky One" with stars Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, one of the most entertaining subjects to come up revolved around prolific romance ...

UFC 145: Audience weighs in against Jones

By Sergio Non, USA TODAY ATLANTA -- The crowd seemed to agree with Rashad Evans' narrative for his fight this weekend against light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

NFL: Union protecting Saints, not all players

By Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire By Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire NEW YORK (AP) - NFL counsel Jeff Pash says the players' union is more intent on protecting the New Orleans Saints involved in the team's bounty scandal than supporting its members who ...

Reds erase Cubs for franchise's 10000th win

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 20: Starting pitcher Chris Volstad #32 of the Chicago Cubs delivers during the first inning... J Votto singled to right, D Stubbs scored.

Reuters Science News Summary

Chicago Tribune -
Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Polar bears are no new kids on the block LONDON (Reuters) - Polar bears evolved as a separate species far earlier than previously thought, according to a new genetic study, which adds to worries ...

As Shuttles Head to Museums, NASA Counts on Private Astronaut Taxis -
by Mike Wall, Senior Writer With NASA's oldest and most-flown space shuttle now delivered to its museum retirement home, the commercial future of American human spaceflight is taking center stage.

Fatigue after early breast cancer often fades: study

Reuters -
By Amy Norton | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people treated for cancer are worn out for a time, but new findings suggest that long-lasting fatigue may be less common than thought -- at least for women with early-stage breast cancer.

Soft drink cited as factor in NZ woman's death: reports

WELLINGTON - A New Zealand inquest has been told a woman's 10-litre (2.2 gallon) a day Coca-Cola habit may have contributed to her death, reports said Friday.


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