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CIA reportedly declined to closely evaluate harsh interrogations

Los Angeles Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Current and former US officials say the failure to carefully examine the value of 'enhanced' methods such as waterboarding -- despite calls to do so as early as 2003 -- was part of a broader trend.
First 100 days: How Obama rates Atlanta Journal Constitution

UN envoy makes Sri Lanka aid push

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The UN's top humanitarian official has arrived in Sri Lanka to push for greater protection of civilians caught up in the conflict in the north-east.

Zuma Hails Outcome Despite Loss of Seats

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The leader of South Africa's long-dominant African National Congress was treated like a president-elect Saturday after his party swept parliamentary elections -- though not with the two-thirds majority it won easily in the last vote.

Fear of pandemic as killer flu strain spreads

Times Online - ‎47 minutes ago‎
A DEADLY strain of flu that combines elements of swine, avian and human viruses could spread around the world after emerging simultaneously in Mexico and the United States, experts warned yesterday.

Reports: At least 4 killed in Pakistan blast

The Associated Press - ‎26 minutes ago‎
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan (AP) - An explosion in a vehicle killed at least four people in a militant stronghold in northwest Pakistan, a witness and local media reported Sunday, while concern grew over Taliban encroachments elsewhere in the volatile region.

Clinton urges Iraqis to overcome divisions

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
By Arshad Mohammed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday urged Iraqis to overcome their divisions as a spate of suicide bombings revived fears of a renewed sectarian war when US troops withdraw.

Stymied budget taking toll on Republican lawmakers

MiamiHerald.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
As the Legislature gridlocks, the Republicans who control the process fear for the strength of their party after more than a decade in power.

The Craigslist Killing: Case Overview

CBS News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Boston med student is accused of killing a woman who advertised as a masseuse on the popular Web site. (CBS) In Boston on Saturday, April 25, 2009, Philip Markoff, the man police say is the Craigslist killer, is on suicide watch around the clock.

Advocate happy credit-card companies called on the White House carpet

Philadelphia Inquirer - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jeff Gelles Kathleen Keest cheered quietly last week as an issue she has toiled on for decades - unfair practices by the credit-card industry - finally made it to center stage in the grand theater of US politics.

IMF Considers Bond Issue to Raise Funds for Lending Programs

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Timothy R. Homan April 26 (Bloomberg) -- The International Monetary Fund is considering selling bonds to several developing countries to raise money to combat the global economic slump.

ECB Noyer:French Banks Have Passed Stress Tests So Far

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Gabriele Parussini WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--French banks so far have passed the stress tests that are periodically run by the country's banking regulator, but there is no need to make the results public because the French financial system's ...
‘Stress tests' to penalize loan losses Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Chrysler to File for Bankruptcy?

Wall Street Journal - ‎4 hours ago‎
Chrysler Bankruptcy? Chrysler may file for bankruptcy-law protection even if it reaches a deal with lenders or forges an alliance with Fiat by the Treasury-set Thursday deadline.

13-year Old Wins Apple Contest, Goodies Worth 13K

Techtree.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eat your heart out ladies and gentlemen, for a 13-year old has won $13000 worth of Apple goodies for being the billionth app downloader from the Apple App Store.

Microsoft names Windows 7 RC1 dates

Register - ‎5 hours ago‎
Stable and completed code for Windows 7 will be released to early adopters during the coming week, with mass availability planned for the following Tuesday.

Help File: iPhone Speaker Interference

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Rob Pegoraro QWhen I leave my iPhone near the speakerphone at my office, I hear this weird buzzing noise. What's going on? ASignals sent by the phone -- which must periodically have a quick, "yeah, I'm here" conversation with nearby transmitter ...

Bea Arthur was a true 'Golden Girl'

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Bea Arthur, who died Saturday at 86, was the winner of two Emmy Awards for her starring roles on classic sitcoms "Maude" and "The Golden Girls.
BEA ARTHUR, 86 Washington Post

'The Hills' Stars Heidi And Spencer's Bumpy Road To The Wedding

MTV.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Jocelyn Vena Three years ago, Heidi Montag met Spencer Pratt and television history was made. Friendships were broken, families felt betrayed and two kids fell in love.

In 'The Soloist,' Sean Daly makes his mark

Los Angeles Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Credited as the 'hand of Nathaniel Ayers,' the actor-designer says it was his job to capture the real-life character's creative flourishes.

On Saturdays, Yankees are the national shame of week

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jason Varitek's grand slam in the fourth inning puts the Boston fans in a frenzy. Derek Jeter shows his frustration after striking out in the seventh inning.
Wildly successful Boston Globe

With Mark Sanchez, Jets get a quarterback to build around

New York Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jet fans do own Rockettes lineup at Radio City Music Hall Saturday to celebrate drafting of USC quarterback Mark Sanchez (below) after making big trade with Cleveland.

Cheers, jeers for top QBs Stafford and Sanchez

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Matthew Stafford's mission is daunting: Lead the Detroit Lions back from the only 0-16 season in NFL history. Mark Sanchez has nearly as big a challenge: He'll compete to replace Brett Favre.

New Zealand quarantines 25 amid swine flu alert

The Associated Press - ‎35 minutes ago‎
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Twenty-five students and teachers in New Zealand, some with flu-like symptoms, were quarantined and tested for swine flu after returning from a trip to Mexico, officials said Sunday, as Asia stepped up surveillance for ...

Cholesterol Drugs May Protect Prostate, Sex Potency, Study Says

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Marilyn Chase April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Cholesterol drugs taken to prevent heart attacks may also lower the risk of prostate cancer and impotence in aging men, researchers said.

Cancer survival, awareness highlighted at Relay For Life

Alexandria Town Talk - ‎40 minutes ago‎
By Warren Hayes • whayes@thetowntalk.com • April 26, 2009 It was a celebration of life on Saturday in the Rapides Parish Coliseum's parking lot Saturday, as Central Louisiana cancer patients and survivors, family, friends and businesses gathered to ...

Thai Protesters Say Violence This Month a ‘Mistake'

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Daniel Ten Kate April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Thai anti-government protesters, rallying last night after Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva ended emergency rule, said recent violent protests were a “mistake.

Professor sought in shooting deaths

Boston Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
ATHENS - A coroner in Georgia said three people were killed at a community theater and police are searching for the suspect, a marketing professor at the University of Georgia at Athens.

nkorea says it has reactivated nuclear facilities

The Associated Press - ‎5 hours ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said that it has begun harvesting plutonium from spent fuel rods at its main nuclear plant to build up its atomic arsenal.