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Tornado kills 7 in Mississippi: officials

Reuters - Peggy Gargis, Matthew Bigg - ‎2 hours ago‎
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A tornado nearly a mile wide ripped through central Mississippi on Saturday, killing seven people, trapping others in their homes and destroying many buildings, authorities said.

Goldman executives cheered housing market's decline, newly released e-mails show

Washington Post - Zachary A. Goldfarb - ‎57 minutes ago‎
As the US housing market started to slide, executives at the most legendary investment bank on Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, were trading e-mails in which they cheered the declines, even when those declines meant some of their ...

Well beneath sunken US rig has serious oil leak

Reuters - Chris Baltimore, Peter Cooney - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOUSTON (Reuters) - An oil well on the ocean floor beneath a drilling rig that exploded and sank into the Gulf of Mexico began spewing oil on Saturday, the US Coast Guard said.

Despite Obstacles, Armenian Genocide Commemoration Events Held in Turkey

Armenian Weekly - Khatchig Mouradian - ‎10 minutes ago‎
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AW)—On April 24, three outdoor commemorations of the Armenian Genocide and a lecture by a Diasporan Armenian journalist were held in Istanbul, while a two-day conference on the Armenian Genocide began in Ankara, while obstacles, ...

Indirect Israel, PA talks expected to begin by mid-May

Ha'aretz - Akiva Eldar - ‎2 hours ago‎
Proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians will start no later than mid-May, officials involved in efforts to renew the peace process said yesterday.

Thai PM rejects protesters' demand

CNN International - Arwa Damon, Kocha Olarn - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff A foreign tourist poses in front of Thai soldiers near the anti-government protester camp in Bangkok on Saturday.

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Arizona law raises fears of racial profiling

The Associated Press - Jonathan J. Cooper - ‎19 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX - Arodi Berrelleza isn't one of the targets of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law - he's a US citizen.

Senators postpone climate bill unveiling

Washington Post - Richard Cowan, Peter Cooney - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Monday's unveiling of a compromise Senate climate bill was postponed on Saturday, Democratic Senator John Kerry said, after a dispute arose over unrelated immigration reform legislation.

Obama lauds auto industry rebound and pushes for financial regulations

Los Angeles Times - Ken Dilanian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The president says the auto bailout will cost taxpayers 'a fraction' of what had been feared. In his weekly address, he also urges Congress to pass his regulatory package to help avert new economic crises.

IMF Puts Focus on Debt Burden

Wall Street Journal - Tom Barkley, Geoffrey T. Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—Unemployment and the growing burden of sovereign debt in the developed world are the two largest threats to the global economic recovery, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique ...

C.D.O. Days, S&M Nights at Derivatives Conference

New York Times (blog) - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By day, they dealt with risk. At night, it got risqué. Financiers, lawyers, traders and accountants gathered this week at the annual International Swaps and Derivatives Association conference in San Francisco to discuss “Collateralization and Netting ...

Sales of new homes rocketed up 27 percent in March

Washington Post - Dina ElBoghdady - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
Sales of newly built homes shot up 27 percent in March -- the largest monthly gain in nearly five decades -- as mild weather and a lucrative tax credit pumped up demand for homes in all four regions of the country, according to ...
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Gizmodo's iPhone Leak: "We haven't been contacted by law enforcement"

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
The fat might be hitting the digital pan for Gizmodo, the popular online tech blog that leaked a full set of photos, videos, and descriptions for Apple's rumored fourth-generation iPhone.

Hubble Telescope at 20: NASA Astronomers' Top Photos

National Geographic - ‎6 hours ago‎
Twenty years ago Saturday, the NASA space shuttle Discovery launched from Florida carrying what would become one of the most iconic instruments in astronomy: the Hubble telescope.

Blippy Leaks Fifth Credit Card Number to Google's Cache

PC Magazine - David Murphy - ‎6 hours ago‎
It's an all-too-familiar threat for anyone who's done a bit of online shopping: the notion that, somehow, a security breach or errant server configuration could somehow expose your credit card information to the entirety of the Internet.

Bret Michaels Remains Hospitalized In Critical Condition

MTV.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
By MTV News staff "There are several incorrect reports on Bret's condition," the post reads. "Bret remains in critical condition at an undisclosed location.

Michael Lohan makes a bad week worse for Lindsay Lohan with 'welfare check'

New York Daily News - Nancy Dillon - ‎17 hours ago‎
First came word the hard-partying 23-year-old - plagued by bouts of booze and drugs - was more than half a million dollars in debt.

Review: 'The Back-Up Plan'

San Francisco Chronicle - Amy Biancolli - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
Romantic comedy. Starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin. Directed by Alan Poul (PG-13. 106 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.

Predators paying for power-play failures

NHL.com - Brian Hedger - ‎30 minutes ago‎
CHICAGO -- Patric Hornqvist stared helplessly at a small television screen just outside the Nashville locker room at the United Center on Sunday afternoon.

Yanks Provide Plenty of Offense, but Pettitte Shows He Needs Little Help

New York Times - Ben Shpigel - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Already this month, CC Sabathia and Phil Hughes have generated excitement by taking no-hit bids into the eighth inning.
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Homer by Rios Saves White Sox in the Ninth

New York Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By AP Alex Rios hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth Saturday, and the host Chicago White Sox overcame a disputed call that led to two runs in the in the top of the inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 5-4.
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H1N1 vaccine study investigating hints of complications from vaccine

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
Federal health officials are investigating the first hints of any possible significant complications from the H1N1 vaccine, but stressed that the concerns will probably turn out to be a false alarm.

Man who has world's first full face transplant shaves

Telegraph.co.uk - Caroline Gammell, Fiona Govan - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
A man who underwent the world's first full facial transplant has had his first shave in five years, the surgeon who operated on him said.

Health Care Cost Increase Is Projected for New Law

New York Times - Robert Pear - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
WASHINGTON - A government analysis of the new health care law says it will not slow the overall growth of health spending because the expansion of insurance and services to 34 million people will offset cost reductions in Medicare and ...

North Korea torpedoed South's navy ship: report

Reuters - Jack Kim, Christine Kim - ‎Apr 21, 2010‎
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military believes a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine sank its navy ship last month, based on intelligence gathered jointly with the United States, a news report said on Thursday.

The New $100 Bill: A Precursor to Socialism?

TIME (blog) - Joe Klein - ‎Apr 22, 2010‎
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, ...

Learning How to Fight the Collector

New York Times - Andrew Martin - ‎Apr 23, 2010‎
Among debt collectors, Steven Katz is known as a “credit terrorist.” For years, he has run what he calls the Steven Katz School of Bill Collector Education, otherwise known as the “credit terrorist training camp.

Pat Tillman film a haunting blindside

Los Angeles Times - Bill Dwyre - ‎3 hours ago‎
Journalists gave the story of soldier Pat Tillman's death six years ago the hero's treatment. What it deserved was real journalism.

Ex-employers want to keep 401k's

MSN Money - ‎Apr 21, 2010‎
Retiring and even laid-off workers are finding that their old bosses don't want them to leave their retirement plans. But big IRA players are after their nest eggs, too.