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Nevada welcomes Sen. John Ensign's decision to resign

Los Angeles Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The Republican denies breaking rules or laws, but the move ensures that the Senate Ethics Committee cannot prosecute him in the scandal surrounding his affair with an aide. - Washington Post - National Journal - New York Magazine - Wikipedia: John Ensign

Gas-price spike sparks US probe of oil traders

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Dave Martin / AP President Obama is looking to "root out any cases of fraud" in the oil markets. President Obama said a Justice Department probe will examine the role of "traders and speculators" in oil markets and how they contribute to high gasoline ...
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Americans hold dim view of U.S. economic outlook: poll

Reuters - JoAnne Allen, Todd Eastham - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are more pessimistic about the US economic outlook than they have been since the start of the Obama administration and most believe the United States is on the wrong track, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll ...
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Libyan Rebels Take Western Border Crossing

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Rebels in western Libya have taken control of a remote border crossing with Tunisia following fierce clashes with pro-government forces and a week of intense fighting in the nearby mountains that sent more than 10000 civilians fleeing.

iPhone Tracking Only Tip Of Security Iceberg

InformationWeek - Thomas Claburn - ‎1 hour ago‎
Mobile devices will present ongoing security and privacy challenges, particularly to businesses that permit personal usage of corporate devices.

Asian Shares Mixed; Tokyo Dragged By Yen's Strength, Canon

Wall Street Journal - Colin Ng - ‎29 minutes ago‎
SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Asian stock markets were mixed Friday, with Japanese stocks dragged by the yen's recent strength while many markets were shut to mark Good Friday.

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Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Proving that you can only elude the inevitable for so long, Stefano Langone was eliminated from "American Idol" Thursday night -- as the top seven shrank to the top six.

Baseball: Expanded playoffs likely next season

San Jose Mercury News - ‎54 minutes ago‎
AP With both sides expressing support for adding two playoff teams in 2012, negotiators for baseball players and owners are considering having the new wild-card round be best-of-3 or winner-take-all.

Australia PM: Don't See Place For Nuclear In Australia's Energy Mix

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Monahan - ‎29 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard reiterated Friday that her government doesn't see any place for nuclear power in the country's energy policy, and that a review of global nuclear safety is needed in the wake of the crisis at ...

Big pieces not fitting: Gasol not a playoff factor in Lakers post

USA Today - David Leon Moore - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, throttled in their playoff opener, can breathe a little easier after a victory Wednesday night that evened their Western Conference playoff series against the ...

Samsung Sues Apple as Patent Dispute Deepens

Bloomberg - Jun Yang - ‎52 minutes ago‎
A Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy tablet device, left, and an Apple Inc. iPad are arranged for a photograph in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Jeremy Renner offered lead in 'The Bourne Legacy'

Entertainment Weekly - Adam B. Vary - ‎29 minutes ago‎
After an exhaustive search for the right leading man, EW has confirmed that the lead role in The Bourne Legacy has been offered to Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town).

Amazon outage spans clouds 'insulated' from each other

Register - ‎4 hours ago‎
It's not surprising that Amazon's infrastructure cloud has gone on the fritz. This is what happens to internet services from time to time.

ATandT Files T-Mobile License-Transfer Request with FCC, Sprint Objects

eWeek - Wayne Rash - ‎42 minutes ago‎
News Analysis: AT&T took the next official step in its bid to acquire T-Mobile by filing a license-transfer application with the FCC.

Derrick Rose won't be denied as Bulls defeat Pacers

Boston Herald - K.C. Johnson - ‎12 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - You can clock Derrick Rose in the head, as Jeff Foster did midway through the third quarter. You can throw long-armed defenders at him like Paul George or try fresh looks like Dahntay Jones.

Body of N.C. honor student missing for months found floating in river

KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News - Natisha Lance - ‎7 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- The body of a 16-year-old honor student from North Carolina -- missing since December -- has been found in a Maryland river, her father and police said Thursday.

Dwyane Wade leads Miami to win as Heat takes 3-0 lead over 76ers - Joseph Goodman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat shoots against Elton Brand #42 of the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

CDC Predicts Smoking Ban In Every State By 2020

WFMZ Allentown - ‎57 minutes ago‎
READING, Pa. -- More than half the states have laws about banning smoking at work, in restaurants and in bars. The Centers for Disease Control predicts the rest of them are likely to follow suit.

Drones in Libya: What Then?

The Atlantic - James Fallows - ‎1 hour ago‎
>>The most predictable failure in modern American military policy has been the reluctance to ask, And what happens then?... Launching air strikes is the easiest, most exciting, and most dependably successful stage of a modern war, ...

Resilient Bruins happily cede road-ice advantage to Habs in OT victory - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Neither the Habs nor Bruins has won a home game in this playoff series; but Boston could care less at this point, having topped Montreal 5-4 in overtime for Game 4. The series is tied at 2. MONTREAL -- Maybe Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, ...

Syria tense ahead of new protests

BBC News - ‎9 minutes ago‎
Security has been stepped up in Syria ahead of what protesters say will be the biggest rallies so far against President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Mark Rylance Triumphs Again on Broadway

ABC News - Mark Kennedy - ‎46 minutes ago‎
It's clear from Jez Butterworth's "Jerusalem" that all is not well in "England's green and pleasant land.

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