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Bradford very likely to struggle as a rookie

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sam Bradford can celebrate being the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, but he will not be as happy when he gets to work with the St. Louis Rams.

Obama tells Wall Street to join in on regulatory efforts

USA Today - David J. Lynch - ‎25 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Thursday urged Wall Street to drop its opposition to a proposed reshaping of financial industry regulation.

Thai police tell "red shirts" to clear barricade

Reuters - Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat, Alan Raybould - ‎1 hour ago‎
BANGKOK, April 23 (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police moved in front of a barricade erected by "red shirt" protesters in Bangkok's Silom business district early on Friday and told them to dismantle it, television said.

In Britain's second prime minister's debate, the punches come faster

Washington Post - Dan Balz - ‎32 minutes ago‎
It took the British politicians only a week to adapt fully to American-style candidate debates. If their first encounter a week ago was relatively polite and gentle, their second was marked by sharper exchanges and a sense of urgency on the ...

First Palestinian eviction victim eager to return home

Xinhua - Abu Ramadan - ‎24 minutes ago‎
GAZA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Ahmad Sabah's hope to get back to a normal life after spending nine years in an Israeli jail was scattered when he found himself deported to the Gaza Strip upon an Israeli military order.

AP: Oil rig reported explosion 3 hours before fire

The Associated Press - Janet Mcconnaughey - ‎12 minutes ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a crew member from an oil platform that sank off Louisiana reported an initial explosion three hours before the rig went up in flames in a second, larger explosion.

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Local lawmakers react to immigration bill

Yuma Sun - Stephanie A. Wilken, Cesar Neyoy - ‎52 minutes ago‎
The fate of one controversial Arizona bill rests in the hands of the governor - and local elected officials are both for and against the immigration law that has already been passed by the state Legislature.
Gascon says AZ immigration bill "catastrophic" San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Pentagon disinvites evangelist who scorned Islam

Reuters - Phil Stewart, Chris Wilson - ‎2 hours ago‎
Franklin Graham speaks during the funeral for Ruth Bell Graham in Anderson Auditorium on the campus of the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina June 16, 2007.

Obama court appearance unlikely in Blagojevich case, legal experts say

Chicago Tribune - Katherine Skiba - ‎24 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - Don't count on President Barack Obama appearing soon in a federal court near you. Legal experts say trying to subpoena a sitting president is a rare tactic and likely to fail.

Microsoft's Income Rises 35%, Driven by Sales of Windows 7

New York Times - Ashlee Vance - ‎2 hours ago‎
In the span of a couple of weeks, analysts and investors following the technology industry have had their expectations swell for a powerful recovery.

Euro Falls Toward Lowest in Almost Year Versus Dollar on Greek Budget Gap

Bloomberg - Yoshiaki Nohara, Ron Harui - ‎1 hour ago‎
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- The euro fell to near the lowest in a year against the dollar on concern Greece's larger-than- estimated debt will prompt the nation to take a bailout, damping demand for the region's assets.
Euro Plumbs the Depths: $1.3314 Wall Street Journal

Big Bank Breakup Time Gets Boost From Goldman: Simon Johnson

BusinessWeek - Simon Johnson - ‎27 minutes ago‎
April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Much of the discussion around the Securities and Exchange Commission case against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has focused on the legal issues.

Air Force: winged robotic spacecraft launched

The Associated Press - ‎13 minutes ago‎

Earth Day, 40 Years Later: How Far Have We Come?

ABC News - Mae Heussner - ‎8 hours ago‎
On April 22, 1970, the very first Earth Day, more than 20 million people joined in demonstrations across the United States. Colleges organized teach-ins to draw attention to the pressing environmental issues of air and water ...

Why I, Like, Really Dislike Facebook's 'Like' Button

PC World - Dan Tynan - ‎4 hours ago‎
Facebook's "Like" button program told Pandora my musical preferences even though I didn't ask it to. It was both cool and creepy.

The Back-up Plan

Washington Post - Dan Kois - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Never let it be said that Jennifer Lopez doesn't give her all. The singer, dancer, actress and perfume magnate has always pursued stardom with shameless abandon, and one of the pleasures of her new movie is watching J-Lo abase herself in ...
Review: 'The Back-Up Plan' San Francisco Chronicle

Polanski's Victim Loses Court Bid to Dismiss Case

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The victim of the sex crime for which award-winning director Roman Polanski pleaded guilty more than 30 years ago lost a bid on Thursday to have the case dismissed.

'South Park' Episode Altered After Muslim Group's Warning

New York Times - Dave Itzkoff, Al Baker - ‎4 hours ago‎
“South Park,” the Comedy Central series, is an animated show that tries its best to push buttons and the boundaries of free speech by mocking every high-profile target in sight, from Hollywood celebrities to religious figures.

U-M DE Brandon Graham taken in 1st round

Detroit Free Press - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham was taken with the 13th pick by Philadelphia after the Eagles traded up 11 spots with Denver.

Earl Thomas: Seahawks pick Texas S Earl Thomas

Rotoworld.com - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Seahawks selected Texas S Earl Thomas with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. "He's the most instinctive safety I've ever seen on tape," noted NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Spiller 9th overall pick in NFL draft by Buffalo

TheTigerNet.com - David Hood - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Former Clemson running back CJ Spiller became the third Clemson player in the last five years to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft when he was selected with the ninth overall pick by the Buffalo Bills ...

Killer fungus seen in Pacific Northwest

CNN - Amanda Gardner - ‎4 hours ago‎
(Health.com) -- A rare but life-threatening tropical fungus that causes lung infections in both people and animals has been seen in the Pacific Northwest and could spread, researchers are reporting.

Test may let transplant patients skip biopsies

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen - ‎9 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A gene-based blood test worked as well as a surgical procedure used to check for signs of rejection in patients with heart transplants, US researchers said on Thursday.

Flu vaccine to include H1N1 protection

StandardNet - Jamie Lampros - ‎2 hours ago‎
OGDEN -- This year's seasonal influenza vaccine will include the H1N1 strain, meaning you'll only have to get poked once to be protected.

Bottled water faces backlash

CNN - Steven Stern - ‎10 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- "Carrying bottled water is on its way to being as cool as smoking while pregnant," claims the video "The Story of Bottled Water," which debuted on YouTube last month and garnered more than 450000 views.

Japan Tries to Face Up to Growing Poverty Problem

New York Times - Martin Fackler - ‎Apr 21, 2010‎
MEMURO, Japan - Satomi Sato, a 51-year-old widow, knew she had it tough, raising a teenage daughter on the less than $17000 a year she earned from two jobs.

Top 10 Ways to Access Blocked Stuff on The Web

Lifehacker - ‎Apr 17, 2010‎
The web is a generally free place, but some sites and services want to make it annoying to navigate and enjoy. Stream any video you'd like, see the sites you need, and get at services you thought were down with these tips.

Iceland volcano (10 images)

Tampabay.com (blog) - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
An enormous ash cloud from a remote Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since 9/11 Thursday as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents.

The New $100 Bill: A Precursor to Socialism?

TIME (blog) - Joe Klein - ‎6 hours ago‎
The anti-Obama forces, it seems clear, are rooted in classic American know-nothing populism--nativist, isolationist, paranoid. Today's Exhibit A is from the Drudge Report, in which the newly designed $100 bill is slagged for, as the headline has it, ...