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More firings expected in Secret Service scandal

The Associated Press -
By ALICIA CALDWELL, AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a House committee investigating an alleged Secret Service prostitution scandal predicted more firings as key lawmakers and a top adviser to President Barack Obama expressed ...

Hollande, Sarkozy set to advance to French runoff

The Associated Press -
PARIS (AP) - Official partial results show Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are advancing to the runoff of France's presidential elections.

After NYC boy vanished, era of anxiety was born

San Francisco Chronicle -
(04-22) 10:49 PDT New York (AP) -- A generation of sheltered American children grew up in an era of anxiety after a 6-year-old New York City boy vanished from a street corner in 1979.

Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb Wakes from Coma, Astounds Doctors

E! Online -
Just a week after the 62-year-old Bee Gees singer fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia during his fight against colon and liver cancer, Gibb has woken up and shown "remarkable" signs of recovery, E! News has confirmed.

'Bones' shows he's The Man, plus more thoughts on UFC 145

CNN -
Jon Jones (left) was ahead 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45 on the judges' cards after the five-round fight in Atlanta. The fight ended with Jon Jones on his back.

Obama adviser: Romney running a campaign of distortion

CBS News -
(CBS News) President Obama's deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter pushed back against the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, charging him with running a campaign filled with negativity and devoid of vision.

Presidential candidate Moussa says Egypt in crisis

The Associated Press -
CAIRO (AP) - Leading Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa says he believes his experience as a former high-ranking government official is an asset to help the country overcome the daunting challenges it is facing.

South Sudan: Sudan launches waves of attacks in S.Sudan even after military ...

Washington Post -
BENTIU, South Sudan - South Sudan says it has been attacked by Sudanese Armed forces more than 6 miles inside its border. The attack comes days after South Sudan announced it is pulling its troops from the disputed town of Heglig to avoid an all out ...

Presence of UN monitors helps calm Syrian city

Los Angeles Times -
BEIRUT -- Responding to pleas from residents of the battered Syrian city of Homs, two UN observers have remained, helping to extend a cessation of shelling into a second day.

US senator dismisses Iran drone claim as 'bluster'

AFP -
WASHINGTON - Boasts by Tehran Sunday to have reverse-engineered a CIA spy drone were dismissed hours later by influential US Senator Joe Lieberman as "Iranian bluster.

Woman dies of injuries from Amsterdam train crash

Telegraph.co.uk -
A 68-year-old woman has died of injuries she sustained when two trains collided head-on in Amsterdam, injuring scores of passengers.

Orrin Hatch close call in Utah: Tea party rising?

Christian Science Monitor -
Sen. Orrin Hatch is favored to win reelection, but first he faces a primary election against tea party favorite Dan Liljenquist. Can Hatch avoid the fate of former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in 2010 by the tea party?

Nor'easter to pound East Coast with rain, snow

msnbc.com -
The East Coast is bracing for a powerful storm that is expected to dump a large amount of rain and snow to states in the Northeast.

Charles W. Colson, Watergate Felon Who Became Evangelical Leader, Dies at 80

Pittsburgh Post Gazette -
By TIM WEINER / The New York Times Charles W. Colson, who as a political saboteur for President Richard M. Nixon masterminded some of the dirty tricks that led to the president's downfall, then emerged from prison to become an important evangelical ...

What Walmart Might Do With Its Dirty Mexican Laundry

Forbes -
This is a selfmade image from the english wikipedia. The photographer has uploaded it as GFDL (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Walmart's dirty laundry is up for inspection.

IMF chief says seeking fresh funds for poor countries

Reuters -
| WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday she is seeking to boost the IMF's fund for poor countries by a total of $17 billion at a time when higher oil prices pose the biggest risk to Africa's growth ...

Mitch Daniels weighs in on the presidential veepstakes

Chicago Tribune -
WASHINGTON - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he'd send him a list of people better for the job.

George Will Writes Off Jeb Bush as VP Possibility

ABC News (blog) -
As speculation over who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate reaches a fever pitch, ABC's George Will struck one big name off the list of possibilities today: former Florida Gov.

Obama on brink of clinching Democratic nomination

Fox News -
April 20, 2012: President Obama greets members of the military after a ceremony at the White House.AP WASHINGTON - It's official: President Obama will clinch the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, ending a low-key primary race that many ...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus lands on Sprint today for $200

CNET -
Samsung's coveted Nexus-class Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset can be yours today. It promises Google Wallet and 4G LTE data speeds -- but there's a catch.

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 And Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 Available Today For $400 ...

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Need a new tablet? You're in luck, because the selection just got a little wider today, thanks to new offerings from ASUS and Samsung.

Neil Diamond, 71, marries manager, 42

New York Daily News -
By Joyce Chen / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Neil Diamond and his blushing bride Katie McNeil met in 2009 when she executive produced his documentary.

Blackhawks stay alive with OT win over Coyotes

USA TODAY -
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - 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.

Nadal breaks through vs. Djokovic

Chicago Tribune -
MONACO -- If there was one place Rafael Nadal was going to end a lengthy skid against Novak Djokovic, it was the soothing red clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford tosses ceremonial first-pitch strike before ...

MLive.com -
By James Schmehl | jschmehl@mlive.com Stafford threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Detroit Tigers' series finale Sunday against the Texas Rangers.

Kansas Speedway - Kansas City, KS

FOXSports.com -
12:51 pm ET - Lee Spencer reports that Phoenix Racing crew chief Nick Harrison says the team is getting to the point where it's finally building a notebook to rely on for Kurt Busch and the driver is gaining more confidence with the team after each ...

Rockets Vs. Heat Preview: Houston Comes To Miami Fighting For Playoff Spot

SB Nation -
The Miami Heat will look to defend their home court against a Houston Rockets team that is desperate for a win. Do you want major updates to this story in your Facebook News Feed?

Ways to Observe Earth Day Year Round

Patch.com -
By Patch Staff On April 22, 1970, people across the nation worked together through grassroots efforts to beautify their communities and raise awareness about environmental stewardship on the first observance of Earth Day.

Seattle's Museum Of Flight Welcomes First Portion Of NASA's Shuttle Trainer

AvStop Aviation News -
By Steve Hall April 22, 2012 - The Museum of Flight in Seattle unveiled the first sections of the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, three Engine Bells marking the first of several shipments of the trainer, which will be housed at the Museum's Charles Simonyi ...

Long-Lasting Fatigue After Breast Cancer Less Common Than Thought

Medical News Today -
Although breast cancer-related fatigue is common, it generally runs a self-limiting course and does not persist as long as people had thought; especially in cases of early-stage breast cancer, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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.

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