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Clinton concern for Pakistan fate

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused Pakistan of abdicating to the Taleban by allowing them to control parts of the country.

UN Security Council 'Deeply Concerned' For Sri Lankans Caught in ...

Voice of America - ‎46 minutes ago‎
By Margaret Besheer The UN Security Council has expressed its deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka's conflict zone and the plight of thousands of civilians still trapped there.

Early lead for ANC in S Africa vote

Aljazeera.net - ‎39 minutes ago‎
South Africa's ruling ANC party has taken the early lead in the country's general election that is expected to make its leader, Jacob Zuma, president.

Pan-Arab paper: What has Iran lost for the sake of Palestine?

Jerusalem Post - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By BRENDA GAZZAR A Saudi-owned pan-Arab newspaper on Tuesday accused Iran of being all talk and no action after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the Durban II racism conference in Geneva while a Qatari newspaper defended him as having spoken ...
Op-Ed: At Durban II, little has changed Jewish Telegraphic Agency

More Borrowing, Higher Taxes for Rich

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kevin Sullivan LONDON, April 22 -- The British government, vowing to spend its way out of the deepening economic crisis, unveiled a budget Wednesday that will increase government borrowing to a record $255 billion this year and impose a 50 percent ...

Pelosi: Most lawmakers unaware of spying.

Christian Science Monitor - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Dave Cook | 04.22.09 As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi is briefed on many of the nation's most closely held secrets. But at a morning meeting with reporters Wednesday, Speaker Pelosi talked about the challenges faced by rank and file members of ...

Obama visits Trinity tower plant

Fort Worth Star Telegram - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By JACK Z. SMITH President Barack Obama addresses workers Wednesday at Trinity Structural Towers in Newton, Iowa. The company has a similar plant in Fort Worth making towers for wind turbines.

FAA to Propose New Medical Helicopter Safety Rules

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By BARRY MEIER A Federal Aviation Administration official said Wednesday that the agency planned to propose new rules requiring medical helicopters to use additional safety equipment, including collision avoidance systems.

Senate Advances Inquiry of Crises

New York Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON - The Senate signaled a willingness late Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate causes of the nation's financial crises.

News Corp. Says MySpace Founder DeWolfe to Step Down

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Adam Satariano April 22 (Bloomberg) -- MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe will step down as chief executive officer of the social- networking Web site after falling behind rival Facebook Inc. A replacement wasn't named.

Apple Mostly Shrugs Off Recession

BusinessWeek - ‎53 minutes ago‎
By Arik Hesseldahl Far be it from Apple to let a pesky recession stand in the way of a strong sales performance. On Apr. 22 the consumer electronics company reported earnings of $1.21 billion, or $1.33 a share, on sales of $8.16 billion in the fiscal ...

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae sink into managerial turmoil

USA Today - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Alex Wong, Getty Images By Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY The death of Freddie Mac's acting chief financial officer heightens the turmoil at Freddie (FRE) and Fannie Mae (FNM) at a critical time when the two housing-finance giants are assuming larger ...

AT&T tests speedier 3G network

CNET News - ‎1 hour ago‎
by Marguerite Reardon An executive at the company told Telephony Online this week that the company is running trials of its upgraded 3G network in two markets.

Apple yanks "Baby Shaker" from App Store amidst public disgust

NetworkWorld.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎
By Bob Brown , Network World , 04/22/2009 Apple -- on the verge of celebrating its 1 billionth App Store download -- has pulled a controversial application called "Baby Shaker" from its virtual store shelves that generated public outrage.

'Green jobs' at heart of Obama's Earth Day push on energy

New York Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
By ALEX KAPLUN, Greenwire The Obama administration is using Earth Day for launching another all-out effort to sell the American public and key lawmakers on "green jobs" as the solution for the United States' environmental and economic woes.
Earth Day celebrations for the kids San Francisco Chronicle
Congress, Disney join Earth Day United Press International

'American Idol' results: Top 7 become Top 5

Baltimore Sun - ‎15 minutes ago‎
So who will be the two casualties of disco week on this week's American Idol? We'll see in about an hour. Host Ryan Seacrest says that more than 45 million votes were cast this week, the most this season.
Lil? Yes, Lil Newsday

'Twilight Saga's Eclipse' To Be Directed By David Slade

MTV.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Larry Carroll After months of rumors, speculation and sneakiness worthy of the secret-keeping Cullens themselves, the third "Twilight" movie finally has a director.

Capsule reviews: `The Soloist' and other films

The Associated Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
Capsule reviews of films opening this week: "Earth" - It's fundamental, cycle-of-life stuff that happens all day, every day, year-round, worldwide.
The 'Earth's' pull Los Angeles Times

NBA Roundup Magic Ties Series With 76ers at 1-1

New York Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
By AP The rookie Courtney Lee had 24 points and Hedo Turkoglu scored 16, but the Magic squandered another 18-point lead before beating the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 96-87, to even their NBA playoff series at a game apiece.

Ovechkin Is at It Again

Washington Post - ‎29 minutes ago‎
By Tarik El-Bashir NEW YORK, April 22 -- One day after being asked to leave the bench during New York's pregame practice, Washington Capitals all-star Alex Ovechkin was at the center of attention again Wednesday morning for his verbal jabs at Rangers ...

Bannister dominates Tribe in return

MLB.com - ‎28 minutes ago‎
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com Not after Bannister pitched six shutout innings in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night in front of 13509 chilled and damp fans at Progressive Field.

FDA's Morning-After Pill Shift Stirs Debate

ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
By DAN CHILDS and LISA STARK In August 2005, Wood -- formerly the assistant FDA commissioner for women's health and director of the Office of Women's Health -- resigned from her post over a decision by the agency to further delay over-the-counter ...

Painkiller 'no Alzheimer's block'

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
A study has found that painkillers such as ibuprofen cannot prevent Alzheimer's disease - but does not rule out that they may delay its onset.

CDC: Swine flu seen in 2 California children

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Theresa Tamkins The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating two cases of swine flu detected in children in the San Diego, California, area last week.

Assembly leaders withdraw staffers' pay hikes

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Speaker Karen Bass and minority leader Michael Villines acknowledge that the raises for 136 were ill-advised, given the state's budget crisis.

Lawmakers strike state budget agreement

Seattle Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate have reached agreement on deep cuts in funding for public schools, higher education, health care and other state services totaling nearly $4 billion.

US credit card bill advances on eve of Obama meet

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By John Poirier WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to curb credit card fees and limit consumer penalties cleared a congressional panel on Wednesday, a day ahead of a meeting between industry executives and President Barack Obama at the White House.
Political Credit Cards Wall Street Journal