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European Nations May Investigate Bush Officials Over Prisoner ...

Washington Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
By Craig Whitlock BERLIN, April 21 -- European prosecutors are likely to investigate CIA and Bush administration officials on suspicion of violating an international ban on torture if they are not held legally accountable at home, according to UN ...
Comment by Brad Olson, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Northwestern University

Hackers stole data on Pentagon's newest fighter jet

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Thousands of confidential files on the US military's most technologically advanced fighter aircraft have been compromised by unknown computer hackers over the past two years, according to senior defense officials.

Teenager was ringleader of Somali pirates, prosecutors say

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎11 minutes ago‎
AP Agents escort Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse into FBI headquarters Monday. He is the sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of commercial ship Capt.
Teen Somali pirate to be tried as adult Christian Science Monitor

Sri Lanka warned of 'catastrophe'

Aljazeera.net - ‎5 minutes ago‎
The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a "catastrophic" humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in northern Sri Lanka's conflict zone.

Swiss defend meeting with Ahmadinejad

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT Reacting to Israel's sharp rebuke of Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz for his decision to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday, Geri Müller, Green Party politician and chair of the ...
Berlusconi: Italy right to boycott event United Press International

In South Africa, Talk of a One-Party State

Washington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Karin Brulliard THEMBELIHLE, South Africa -- Fifteen years into democracy, Peter Dlhamini still lives in a shack on land that is not his, where the toilet is a pit in the ground and the television is not plugged into an outlet -- there is none ...

Obama signs national service legislation

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama signed into law Tuesday a measure designed to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

Fear over higher costs looms over climate debate

The Associated Press - ‎59 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Congress begins to debate climate change in earnest, the science is taking a back seat to economics: How much will it cost to slow the Earth's warming because of man-made pollution - and what's the cost of doing nothing?

Newsom officially enters governor's race -- and Twitters the ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The San Francisco mayor is adopting the generational and technology-savvy approach that marked Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign.

Geithner Hints at High Bar In Letting Banks Repay Aid

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By David Cho Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said yesterday that the "ultimate test" for determining which banks can repay government bailout money is whether the entire financial system is capable of offering enough credit to revive the economy ...

Yahoo to cut 5 pct jobs; 1st quarter profit in line

Reuters - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said it would cut 5 percent of its global workforce and reported quarterly results that showed progress towards controlling costs, sending shares higher in an after-hours relief ...

Elpida, Memory-Chip Maker Shares Gain on Plans to Raise Prices

Bloomberg - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Chinmei Sung April 22 (Bloomberg) -- Elpida Memory Inc., Japan's biggest maker of computer-memory chips, led gains by semiconductor makers in Asian trading after saying it plans to raise prices, prompting speculation the industry is rebounding from ...

Google Profiles tool makes it easier to search out Smiths

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Google has good news for all the Mike Smiths, Leslie Joneses and others with common names who have trouble looking themselves up on Google.

Amazon Video on Demand goes high-def

CNET News - ‎5 hours ago‎
by John P. Falcone As with competing services, HD movie rentals will cost $3.99 to $4.99, and TV episodes will be available for purchase for $2.99 each (HD movie purchases currently won't be available).

VMware announces 'cloud operating system'

Computerworld - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By Tom Jowitt April 21, 2009 (Techworld.com) Virtualization market leader VMware has introduced what it is calling the industry's first operating system for building the internal cloud.

Kris Allen mixes it up on ‘Idol's' disco night

msnbc.com - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Craig Berman The great muzzle-the-judges experiment is over on “American Idol.” Unfortunately, disco night didn't follow that into the dustbin of pop culture history.

Blagojevich Is a Flop in Audition in Court

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By MONICA DAVEY CHICAGO - Rod R. Blagojevich, ousted governor of Illinois, will have to settle for the drama of his real life here at home.

'Project Runway' flies to LA for new season

USA Today - ‎22 minutes ago‎
By Peter Kramer, AP By Gary Levin, USA TODAY Lifetime has set Aug. 20 for the debut of Project Runway's sixth season after a nine-month delay and the settlement of a lawsuit by NBC Universal, whose Bravo cable network has aired Runway since its ...

Rose's Agent A Big Assist Man Then and Now

New York Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
By JONATHAN ABRAMS BOSTON - Derrick Rose, the baby-faced Chicago Bulls point guard, is similar to nearly every other NBA player in that he talks with his agent, BJ Armstrong, about everything from the meaningful to the mundane.

Magic's Howard wins defensive player of the year

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's a question Dwight Howard will never forget. Early this season, the Orlando Magic center was talking to Patrick Ewing and Dikembe Mutombo.

Sanchez helps Pirates sneak past Marlins

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Freddy Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and Jeff Karstens pitched a solid six innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to edge the Florida Marlins, 3-2, in the second of a three-game series at PNC Park.

US lawmakers eye Medicare in health reform drive

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Medicare program for the elderly may offer ways to encourage better care at a lower cost as a big part of reforming the US healthcare system, a leading Senate Democrat said on Tuesday.

Report: Nearly 5.6 Million Americans Paralyzed

WebMD - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Miranda Hitti April 21, 2009 -- Nearly 5.6 million people in the US -- about 2% of the population -- are paralyzed, according to a new survey.

Breastfeeding Cuts Moms' Heart Risk

WebMD - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Daniel J. denoon April 21, 2009 -- Breastfeeding cuts a woman's risk of heart disease and diabetes long after her infant has grown up, new data strongly suggest.
Breast-feeding a Boon to Mom's Heart U.S. News & World Report
Hed Tk New York Times

Miss California Carrie Prejean

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
Miss California Carrie Prejean, blasted by a Miss USA contest judge because she opposes gay marriage, may have grounds for a discrimination lawsuit herself - against the Miss USA pageant, a legal analyst says.

Sandra's Body Won't Be Exhumed

ABC News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
By SARAH NETTER and DEAN SCHABNER Defense attorneys for the woman accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 8-year-old Sandra Cantu reportedly dropped their request today to have the Tracy, Calif.

Police traced e-mail to suspect's home

Boston Globe - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Maria Cramer, Globe Staff Authorities combined high-tech investigation techniques with old-fashioned street savvy to track Philip Markoff, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said today.