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Unapologetic and Unrestrained: Cheney Unbound

New York Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG WASHINGTON - On the mornings he is in town, Dick Cheney wakes up at 6, climbs into his black sport utility vehicle and drives himself to a Starbucks near his McLean, Va.

Obama calls for protections for credit card users

San Jose Mercury News - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Janet Hook WASHINGTON - Building on populist anger against US financial institutions, President Barack Obama on Thursday called for new federal rules to crack down on credit card companies that jack up interest rates and otherwise take advantage of ...

US Steps Up Pressure on Pakistan to Tackle Advancing Taliban

Bloomberg - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By Ed Johnson April 24 (Bloomberg) -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates called on Pakistan to tackle Taliban militants advancing in the country's northwest, the latest senior Obama administration official to pressure the government to take action.

ANC teeters on edge of supermajority

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Partial election returns show the dominant party in South Africa running slightly behind its last showing. The question is whether it will continue being able to alter the constitution at will.

Thailand's Premier Lifts Emergency Order to Help Reconciliation

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Suttinee Yuvejwattana April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifted a state of emergency imposed in Bangkok this month to help in reconciliation efforts with anti-government protesters.

India Presses Sri Lanka to Halt Army Offensive Against Rebels

Bloomberg - ‎35 minutes ago‎
By Paul Tighe and Jay Shankar April 24 (Bloomberg) -- India sent envoys to press Sri Lanka to end the army's offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north as the United Nations appealed for aid to help an estimated 100000 people caught in the ...

Online Police Ad Seeks More Victims of 'Craigslist Killer'

FOXNews - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Boston authorities are hoping that an ad they placed on Craigslist will lead them to information on other potential victims of the "Craigslist Killer," who chose his targets using the popular classifieds Web site.

Sebelius Confirmation for HHS Faces More Snags

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Kate Phillips The Senate confirmation of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, - who would be the final member to join the Obama Cabinet, as secretary of Health and Human Services - hit more snags on Thursday because of Republican opposition.

Obama burnishes image

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama's opening months in the Oval Office have fortified his standing with the American public, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, giving him political capital for battles ahead.
Obama still popular, polls show Fort Worth Star Telegram

INSTANT VIEW: Microsoft profit in line; Windows 7 on track

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported a lower quarterly profit that met Wall Street forecasts, as cost cuts helped to partly offset a sharper-than-expected decline in revenue.

Fiat Chief Marchionne Sees ‘No Reason' Chrysler Deal Will Fail

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Mike Ramsey April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said Chrysler LLC still can accomplish restructuring actions before an April 30 deadline and form an alliance with his company.

Calif. approves nation's 1st low-carbon fuel rule

The Associated Press - ‎12 minutes ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California air regulators on Thursday adopted a first-in-the-nation mandate requiring low-carbon fuels, part of the state's wider effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Apple counts 1 billion app store downloads

BetaNews - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Thanks to apps such as iBeer and iFart, Apple has passed a billion app store downloads. By Tim Conneally | Published April 23, 2009, 7:07 PM It's not every day that Apple throws numbers around.

Yahoo to close GeoCities, other services in revamp

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it plans to close GeoCities, a Web site publishing and hosting service it bought in May 1999 at the height of the dot-com boom for around $3 billion in stock.

Scientists Unravel Genome of the Cow

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
Dominette, the 8-year-old Hereford whose genome was sequenced, with her calf at a farm in Montana. (Courtesy Of Michael Macneil -- Usda-ars) Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed ...

Jay Leno misses first "Tonight Show" in 17 years

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay Leno checked into a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday with an undisclosed illness, forcing the comedian to cancel a taping of "The Tonight Show" for the first time in his 17-year tenure.
Jay Leno Is Hospitalized People Magazine

Movie review: 'The Soloist'

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Drama. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx and Catherine Keener. Directed by Joe Wright. (PG-13. 110 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.

'Idol' exit Q&A: Anoop Desai

Entertainment Weekly - ‎2 hours ago‎
ANOOP DESAI ''I think that everyone who is left right now is equally as capable of getting into the finals. We see each other's potential.

Eaton delivers for Trembley, Orioles

MLB.com - ‎38 minutes ago‎
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com One day after stoic Orioles manager Dave Trembley went out of character to make an impassioned plea for patience on behalf of Adam Eaton, the veteran validated his manager's faith in a 6-2 win over the White Sox.

Brodeur marks 23rd postseason shutout as Devils push Canes to the edge

ESPN - ‎26 minutes ago‎
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Red Wings nick Blue Jackets 6-5 for series sweep

The Associated Press - ‎24 minutes ago‎
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings are moving on, although maybe with a little less swagger. Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 46.6 seconds left, giving the defending Stanley Cup champions a 6-5 victory and a series sweep over the ...
Blog: Wings complete sweep Detroit Free Press

Seven people in US hit by strange new swine flu

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - Seven people have been diagnosed with a strange and unusual new kind of swine flu in California and Texas, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.

FDA eases access to morning-after pill

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seventeen-year-olds will soon have access to emergency contraception without a prescription, US health regulators said on Wednesday, complying with a court order to ease restrictions on over-the-counter sales of ...

Stem Cell Therapy and the Future of Orthopaedics

Medscape - ‎2 hours ago‎
Stem cell research has caused much public controversy, sparking debate on ethics, cost, and legislation. Advocates of stem cell research believe that the use of adult stem cells holds promise of widespread applications, especially in the area of ...

US journalists face criminal trial in North Korea

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday that the two US journalists arrested last month on its border with China would be put on trial to face criminal charges.

Iraq: dozens killed following al-Qaida leader capture

guardian.co.uk - ‎3 hours ago‎
At least 83 people were killed across Iraq yesterday in four bombings that swiftly followed the apparent arrest of the country's most wanted man, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, al-Qaida's leader in Iraq.

Clinton Counters Israeli Stance on Palestinians and Iran

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Glenn Kessler Progress on establishing a Palestinian state must go "hand-in-hand" with efforts to stem Iranian influence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said yesterday, implicitly rejecting the emerging position of the ...