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Surprise! Romney wins GOP contests

Philadelphia Inquirer -
BY THOMAS FITZGERALD MITT ROMNEY cruised to primary victories in Pennsylvania and four other Northeastern states Tuesday against a shrunken field of challengers, cementing his status as the presumed Republican nominee against President Obama in the ...
The Associated Press

New case of mad cow disease in California

The Associated Press -
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP - 1 minute ago WASHINGTON (AP) - The first new case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food ...

Confidants: Secret Service agents contend misbehavior on trips not unprecedented

Washington Post -
Some Secret Service employees accused of misconduct in the Colombian prostitution scandal are privately contending that their conduct didn't warrant dismissal because senior managers tolerated similar behavior during official trips, according to people ...

Ex-aide testifies he helped cover up Edwards affair

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) -- A former aide to then-presidential candidate John Edwards testified Tuesday he helped cover up Edwards' affair with a campaign videographer.

UN sources: Syria won't accept observers from certain countries

CNN International -
By Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) -- UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has expressed dismay over reports that the Syrian government resumes brutal attacks on cities once UN monitors leave -- the latest sign that diplomatic efforts are failing to quash the ...

NBA blew chance to send message with suspension of World Peace

As the NFL prepares to level ground-breaking penalties on pay-for-head-hunting players and after the NHL dropped a 25-game ban on repeat offender Raffi Torres, the NBA on Tuesday handed a seven-game slap on the wrist to a player who has been suspended ...

China makes veiled warning to North Korea not to carry out nuclear test

Reuters -
| BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to neighboring North Korea not to carry out what is widely expected to be an imminent nuclear test.

US and Philippines engage in war games -
US and Filipino soldiers stormed a South China Sea island on Wednesday in war games that took place not far from a real-life maritime standoff between Manila and Beijing.

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

BBC News -
Pakistan has test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile, military officials say, less than a week after India also test-launched a long-range missile.

Rodney King reflects on an up-down life since riot

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By JOHN ROGERS AP LOS ANGELES - We saw his face a bloody, pulpy mess. And in 1992, when the four Los Angeles police officers who beat him after a traffic stop were acquitted, it touched off anger that affected an entire generation.

President Obama Slow Jams the News on Fallon

New York Magazine -
By Brett Smiley and Caroline Shin On Jimmy Fallon's so-called "Holy Crap" edition with Barack Obama Tuesday night, the President made his entrance to loud cheers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then slow jammed the news with the ...

Senate Dems ready bill freezing student loan costs

Kansas City Star -
AP WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are getting ready to push an election-year bill preventing interest rates from rising for millions of students with federal loans.

Hurt by Arizona immigration law, Hispanics organize

Reuters -
By Tim Gaynor | PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona landscaper Jose Acosta says he has been pulled over by police in the Mexico border state three or four times for tailgating or driving with a chipped windshield.

Apple Stock Jumps After Profit Doubles on Chinese IPhone Demand

San Francisco Chronicle -
April 25 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. rose after reporting that robust demand for the iPhone in China fueled a 94 percent surge in quarterly profit, allaying the growth concerns that had sliced the company's shares by 12 percent since April 9.

US stocks rise as companies post strong results

BusinessWeek -
By DANIEL WAGNER Solid US corporate earnings and higher spirits in Europe propelled the Dow Jones industrial average up 115 points Tuesday.

Young voters facing unemployment, high gas prices, student loans could dump ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and student loan debt are being aggressively wooed by the Democrat and his likely Republican challenger, ...

Should Gingrich Drop Out? -
Losing to Romney in all five Tuesday primaries, Gingrich said he would "reassess" his campaign but pledged to attend 23 scheduled events in North Carolina next week.

Rep. Holden, Dean of Pa. House Members, Unseated

ABC News -
US Rep. Tim Holden has lost his re-election bid in the Democratic primary, meaning the tenure of Pennsylvania's longest-serving House member will end this year.

Google Drive: iCloud, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box comparison -
Google has launched Drive, its online storage service. We look at how it compares to Dropbox, iCloud and others. By James Titcomb The search engine giant has opened up its new storage service to a range of web apps, so you a are to add photos to email, ...

Samsung Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade List

PCWorld -
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Apr 24, 2012 6:49 AM Many of Samsung's smartphones and tablets released in the US will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a couple of notable exceptions.

Windows 8 release preview coming first week of June

Sydney Morning Herald -
Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview will become available in the first week of June, the company revealed at its Windows Developer Days conference in Japan late Monday.

'Dancing with the Stars': Gladys Knight leaves on midnight train off

San Jose Mercury News -
By Jacquie Oliverius It was Motown Week on "Dancing with the Stars," but Gladys Knight's rumba Monday night just didn't have the smooth moves of the Temptations or the rhythm of Smokey Robinson.

The Voice: Adam Levine & Cee Lo Green Pick Semi-Finalists

People Magazine -
On Tuesday, the voting results were announced. And the two contestants who weren't saved by America had to perform once again in hopes of getting their coach to pick them to continue on to the semi-finals.

'Glee' recap: Somebody Who Loves Whitney Houston

Entertainment Weekly -
By Erin Strecker | Published Apr 25, 2012 Goosebumps. That's what I got when the Glee kids let loose with “How Will I Know,” which, apropos of nothing, kicked off the hour-long tribute in style.

Review: 'Nice Work if You Can Get It' makes Roaring '20s whimper

Los Angeles Times -
Not even timeless Gershwin songs can help lift the lackluster new musical comedy 'Nice Work if You Can Get It,' starring an oddly uninspiring Matthew Broderick.

Game 6: Zajac saves Devils' season

Travis Zajac's overtime goal lifted the Devils over the Panthers 3-2 and into a Game 7 on Thursday. Martin Brodeur was staked to a 2-0 lead, but he gave it up despite facing just 16 shots.

Yu leads Rangers

Philadelphia Daily News -
RIGHTHANDER Yu Darvish had a season-high 10 strikeouts pitching into the ninth inning and worked out of a couple of jams for the Texas Rangers in a 2-0 victory over the visiting New York Yankees and countryman Hiroki Kuroda on Tuesday night.

Reyes stifled by Mets

Philadelphia Daily News -
AP JOSE REYES went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

Shoulder sidelines Channing Frye

AP SALT LAKE CITY -- Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye missed Tuesday night's game against the Utah Jazz because of a shoulder injury.

New venture aims to mine nearby asteroids

Boston Globe -
By Joel Achenbach Elaine Thompson/AP Peter Diamandis, left, Chris Lewicki, and Eric Anderson's Planetary Resources would sell asteroids' water and metals.

Cassini sees 'snowball fight' in Saturn ring

BBC News -
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Vienna It is like a huge snowball fight and it is taking place in the outer Solar System around Saturn.

Doctors say many teens have taken to drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk ...

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Doctors are warning parents about a dangerous new trend after six teenagers drank hand sanitizer and ended up in Southern California emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning.

Botox ingredient has limited effect on headaches

Reuters -
By Genevra Pittman | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The main ingredient in Botox may be modestly helpful for people with chronic migraines, a new report suggests -- but it doesn't seem to offer much relief for those who have less-frequent headaches.

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