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CDC says "worried" about swine flu outbreak

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it was worried about a swine flu outbreak that has killed as many as 60 people in Mexico, sickened 1000 and made eight Americans ill.

FAA releases data on 89000 wildlife strikes

Boston Globe - ‎1 hour ago‎
Airplane collisions with birds have more than doubled at 13 major US airports since 2000. Above, a flock was disturbed by a plane during takeoff in Canandaigua, NY (Vasiliy Baziuk/The Daily Messenger via Associated Press/File 2006) By Michael J.
Airports face bird threat The Detroit News
Birds rarely damage jets Atlanta Journal Constitution

UN humanitarian chief due in Sri Lanka

AFP - ‎14 minutes ago‎
COLOMBO (AFP) - The UN's humanitarian chief was due in Sri Lanka Saturday to press Colombo on the fate of civilians caught up in fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels, as the world body said 6500 non-combatants may have been killed this year.

Pakistan Official: Taliban Clear Out of Buner

FOXNews - ‎18 minutes ago‎
AP Apr. 23: Dozens of militants armed with guns and gasoline bombs attack NATO's truck terminal in Peshawar, Pakistan. Apr. 23: Dozens of militants armed with guns and gasoline bombs attack NATO's truck terminal in Peshawar, Pakistan.

South Africa's ANC wins voter majority

The Associated Press - ‎54 minutes ago‎
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - South African elections results released Saturday show the African National Congress was falling short of winning its cherished two-thirds parliamentary majority.
Mr. Zuma's Choice Washington Post

Iraqi blasts stir worries of insurgent push

The Associated Press - ‎14 minutes ago‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - It's been a season of jarring flashbacks in Iraq: a spate of major suicide bombings, including more than 145 dead over two days of bloodshed capped by a blast Friday outside a Shiite shrine.

Cheney Requests Release of 2 CIA Reports on Interrogations

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Dan Eggen Former vice president Richard B. Cheney is asking for the release of two CIA reports in his bid to marshal evidence that coercive interrogation tactics such as waterboarding helped thwart terrorist plots, according to documents released ...

There's an edge to state's Democratic delegates

San Jose Mercury News - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Steven Harmon SACRAMENTO - Beneath the triumphal swagger among Democratic activists gathered here this weekend, there's an edge.
Aggressive push seen for health bill Austin American-Statesman

Murphy going to Congress

Albany Times Union - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By IRENE JAY LIU AND LEIGH HORNBECK GLENS FALLS - Three months ago, Scott Murphy was a successful Glens Falls businessman who you had probably never heard of.

New York-Tel Aviv Flight Diverted After Passenger Outburst

New York Times - ‎42 minutes ago‎
By AP BOSTON (AP) - Officials said a Delta flight from New York to Tel Aviv was diverted to Logan Airport in Boston because of an unruly passenger who reportedly rushed the cockpit.

US Stress-Test Accounting May Make Banks Raise Capital Levels

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Craig Torres and Dawn Kopecki April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Financial regulators may force many of the largest US banks to raise new capital or conserve extra cash after accounting for assets held off their balance sheets.

GM: Some Bondholders Want Bankruptcy

BusinessWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
While many bondholders would be wiped out, others would be richly rewarded through credit default swaps. Also, Pontiac may close By David Welch With the Treasury Dept.

Motocross racing and turn-based strategy: iPhone apps of the week

CNET News - ‎6 hours ago‎
by Jason Parker This week, Apple surpassed an amazing milestone at the iTunes app store: one billion downloads! Frankly, I don't think anyone can truly fathom just how many downloaded apps that is, but with only nine months since the app store opened, ...

At MPAA request, judge kicks public out of RealDVD court

ZDNet - ‎4 hours ago‎
In an unusual development, Judge Marilyn Patel kicked out the public from the RealDVD injunction hearing, saying that details of DVD encryption were trade secrets that need to be protected.

Facebook Users Approve Terms Of Use

InformationWeek - ‎8 hours ago‎
The changes increase user control while improving account deletion and limiting sublicenses and reducing data exchanges between application developers.

Cowell to Boyle: "Get yourself together"

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television's Simon Cowell said on Friday he was embarrassed at his initial reaction to singing sensation Susan Boyle, but warned that just because she is a hit with fans, she is not a winner yet.

Happily Married, but Still a Stalker's Perfect Target

New York Times - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By STEPHEN HOLDEN There are no boiled bunnies in “Obsessed,” a clanking, low-rent imitation of “Fatal Attraction” that lacks the imagination to come up with such a novelty.

Ex-governor talks up TV show in waiting

Chicago Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Curt Wagner | RedEye He may not be going to Costa Rica to film "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" but on Friday, former Gov.

Stafford Is Only Certainty in the Draft

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By JUDY BATTISTA Maybe some of the children participating in a fitness clinic in Central Park on Friday dream of growing up to be the NFL's No.
Lions Sign Stafford Washington Post

Dodgers have something in reserve for a win

Los Angeles Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Backup catcher Brad Ausmus drives in the winning run against the Rockies with a ninth-inning single. By Jim Peltz Reporting from Denver -- Backup catcher Brad Ausmus singled home James Loney in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 6-5 win over the ...

Youkilis delivers walk-off homer

MLB.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Ian Browne / MLB.com BOSTON -- All night, they had chances, and all night, they were going by the boards. But by the time it came to what appeared to be last call -- the bottom of the ninth, two outs and Jason Bay at the plate -- eight innings of ...

FDA Allows New Remedy for Arthritis

New York Times - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By AP WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration approved a potential blockbuster drug from Johnson & Johnson on Friday that fights three forms of arthritis caused by immune-system disorders.

Can malaria deaths be eradicated by 2015?

CNN - ‎16 hours ago‎
By Anouk Lorie LONDON, England -- Malaria is a preventable and curable disease, yet every 30 seconds, a child in sub-Saharan Africa dies from the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

REGION: Community to take steps in fight against cancer

North County Times - Californian - ‎1 hour ago‎
NORTH COUNTY ---- Battling breast cancer was just a first step for Debbie Gosselin, the principal at Empresa Elementary School in Oceanside.
Cancer society thanks volunteers Farmington Daily Times

NKorea says it has restarted nuclear facilities

The Associated Press - ‎34 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has restarted its nuclear facilities to harvest weapons-grade plutonium, an official said Saturday, in an escalation of the communist state's standoff with the international community over its nuclear and missile ...

As 100th Day Nears, Obama Takes Hoopla and Runs With It

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG WASHINGTON - When it comes to the whole 100 Days hoopla, President Obama and his team were against it before they were for it.

Gun Matches Bullets in Craigslist Murder Case

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By KATIE ZEZIMA BOSTON - Ballistics tests have made a preliminary match between the bullets that killed an aspiring model here and a gun found in the home of Philip Markoff, the 23-year-old medical student who is charged with her murder, ...