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French Take to the Polls

Wall Street Journal -
AP PARIS—Voting began Sunday in France in President Nicolas Sarkozy's uncertain bid for re-election, with polls showing that many French are dissatisfied with his response to concerns about the economy and jobs.

Watergate figure, Christian leader Charles Colson dies

WASHINGTON (AP) - He was described as the "evil genius" of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction.

Dutch train crash injures 125: police

Reuters -
| AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Almost 125 people were injured, many seriously, when two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam on Saturday, police said.

Perfect game for White Sox's Humber -
SEATTLE -- Phil Humber had Tommy John surgery before his career even started. He bounced around a bit as he tried to make it in the major leagues.

Ariz. to defend its tough immigration law at Supreme Court

By Alia Beard Rau, The Arizona Republic PHOENIX - Arizona will go before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend its immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, in a case that will determine the future of immigration enforcement nationwide.

Bryan Armen Graham: Jones dominates in win over former training partner Evans -
With his victory over Rashad Evans, Jon Jones has now won his last seven fights. ATLANTA -- Jon Jones might not yet have the household name he aspires for and the comparisons to such transcendent figures as Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods ...

Activists: Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb

CBS News -
BEIRUT - Activists say Syrian troops are shelling districts in a suburb of the capital Damascus, causing casualties. The Local Coordination Committees activist network says explosions shook Douma early Sunday as troops stormed neighborhoods in the ...

Sudan in trouble

Al-Arabiya -
By Musa Keilani Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir has practically declared war against South Sudan, the world's newest country, by stating that his main goal is now to “liberate” the southern people from their rulers, following recent border ...

Pakistan buries victims of airline crash

By Sajjad Tarakzai (AFP) - 29 minutes ago ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Sunday buried victims of an airline crash near Islamabad that killed all 127 people on board, as investigators probed the causes of the fatal incident.

Japan to write off Myanmar debt in thumbs-up for reform

Reuters -
| TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will write off billions of dollars in debt owed by Myanmar and restart development loans, the leaders of the two countries said on Saturday, in a further move to end the Southeast Asian nation's isolation and strengthen its ...

Afghan: Explosives seized

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Rahim Faiez and Patrick Quinn AP KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan security forces have arrested five extremists with 22000 pounds of explosives that they smuggled in from Pakistan to carry out a huge attack in Kabul, as well as another three suspects ...

Searchers Scour Tucson for Missing 6-Year-Old Girl

ABC News -
Law officers searched Tucson areas early Sunday for a 6-year-old Arizona girl who was reported missing from her bedroom, a disappearance that police are calling suspicious and a possible kidnapping.

On campus, debate over civil rights and rape

For much of its 40-year history, the federal education gender-equity law known as Title IX has made headlines mostly on the sports pages.

Wal-Mart Hushed Up a Vast Mexican Bribery Case

New York Times -
MEXICO CITY - In September 2005, a senior Wal-Mart lawyer received an alarming e-mail from a former executive at the company's largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico.

Protect 'innocent bystanders' from global financial crisis: India

New York Daily News -
Washington, April 22 - As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) doubled its lending power with over $430 billion pledged to a reinforced safety net to bail out countries during global financial crises, India stressed that contributions should be ...

Orrin Hatch to face run-off in primary

CBS News -
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (Credit: Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) (CBS News) Orrin Hatch of Utah overcame Tea Party-tied opposition to advance his quest for a seventh term in the Senate, but did not perform well enough at the Republican Party's state ...

Romney is trailing Obama in funding

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Jack Gillum AP WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign raised $12.6 million in contributions in March, adding to roughly $14 million his Republican Party brought in last month.

Karen Heller: Your votes have already counted, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Rick Santorum is still on the ballot for Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, but the voters have already spoken. Pennsylvanians, give yourselves a hearty pat on the back!

Ex-CEO Schmidt gets $101M pay package in new Google job

By Michael Liedtke, AP SAN FRANCISCO - Shifting from Google's CEO to executive chairman proved to be lucrative career move for Eric Schmidt.

Asus Ships Quad-core Transformer Pad 300 Tablet for $379

PCWorld -
By Agam Shah, IDG News Asustek on Sunday started shipping its Transformer Pad 300 tablet in the US, with the company pitching the tablet as a gaming device and laptop replacement.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford Are Married

People Magazine -
By Liz Raftery The couple tied the knot on a farm in Somerset, England, in front of approximately 200 guests, including family and friends, according to reports.

Mars bombs doom Disney movie mogul

Houston Chronicle -
AP LOS ANGELES - 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 blockbusters.

Robin Gibb wakes from coma

By Alison Maxwell, USA TODAY Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has regained consciousness after slipping into a coma, according to the BBC.

LeBron, Bosh sit in Heat loss; Wade hurts finger -
MIAMI -- With the playoffs a week away, Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat arena Saturday night with his swollen finger in a splint -- and considered himself lucky.

Blackhawks win in OT -
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Blackhawks have been oh-so-close throughout their series against the Phoenix Coyotes, lamenting their missed chances while falling into a two-game hole.

Bobby Valentine's Boston Red Sox hit rock bottom in 15-9 loss against Yankees

New York Daily News -
By Roger Rubin / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS BOSTON - David Ortiz dressed quickly in a quiet and mostly empty Red Sox clubhouse Saturday night.

San Jose Sharks' season ends with 3-1 loss

San Francisco Chronicle -
St. Louis -- After making the Western Conference finals the past two seasons, the Sharks ran into what is for them a virtually unstoppable force: the St. Louis Blues.

NY Rangers can't find the net behind Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson

New York Daily News -
By Peter Botte / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS It wouldn't be the first time a goalie named Craig has led an underdog team to an upset in a game or series against a heavy favorite.

SUNDAY BIZ: Earth Day Activation

Transworld Business -
By Mike Lewis April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, is considered by many to be the birthday of the modern environmental movement. Launched by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, the celebration was a result of his witnessing the ravages of the ...

A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids

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Wall Street Journal -
By AMIR EFRATI A new company backed by two Google Inc. billionaires, film director James Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources—with mining asteroids the possible target.

FDA outlines proposed rules for food and cosmetics containing tiny nanoparticles

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.

Adjusting a Waistline for a Wedding, but at What Cost?

New York Times -
A Field Notes column last Sunday (“Bridal Hunger Games”) reported on some diets that brides use to drop 15 or 20 pounds before their weddings: Weight Watchers and a personal fitness trainer, juice cleanses, the Dukan diet, diet pills, hormone shots and ...

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