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Questions abound about Mexico's response to the crisis

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Did officials move slowly to contain the swine flu outbreak? The government denies it did, saying it acted as soon as the virus was identified -- in a Canadian lab because Mexico lacks the facilities.

Chrysler in cost-cut union deal

BBC News - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Chrysler has reached an outline cost-cutting deal with its main US union as it continues efforts to restructure the business before a key deadline.

‘Can You Get in Here?' Echoes Obama 100 Days of No Small Plans

Bloomberg - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By Michael Tackett April 27 (Bloomberg) -- In a little-noticed speech April 16, President Barack Obama took his closing line from Daniel Burnham, the master planner of Chicago, in a phrase that could be the motto of his young presidency: “Make no ...

Pakistan Taleban talks 'halted'

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Taleban's talks with the government in north-west Pakistan have been suspended amid army operations against militants, a Taleban negotiator says.

Italian liner repels pirates

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The cruise ship's security forces fight off the six assailants with gunfire far off the Somalia coast. Associated Press Rome -- An Italian cruise ship with 1500 people on board fended off a pirate attack far off Somalia when its private security forces ...

German consumer confidence resists recession: GfK

AFP - ‎42 minutes ago‎
FRANKFURT (AFP) - German consumer confidence is resisting a deep recession in Europe's biggest economy, the latest survey by the GfK research institute showed.

Wash. lawmakers going to special session

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎39 minutes ago‎
AP OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington's Legislature ran out of time early Monday, forcing Gov. Chris Gregoire to call a special session to finish a final handful of bills.

State Democrats decline to endorse 3 of 6 ballot measures

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
The sharply split party's decision could increase voter confusion on the May 19 measures meant to ease California's budget crisis.

Seth Kaplan We've got the green light

Boston Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Seth Kaplan WHEN IT COMES to fighting global warming, these are - to use a tired but accurate phrase - the best of times and the worst of times.

Aviva CFO: Confident Of Business Growth In US This Year

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
By Vladimir Guevarra DOW JONES NEWSWIRES LONDON (Dow Jones)--UK insurer Aviva PLC (AV.LN) is confident its sales will grow in the US this year, Chief Financial Officer Philip Scott said Monday.

Qualcomm to pay Broadcom $891 mln, settle litigation

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Sinead Carew NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - Wireless chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) agreed to pay smaller rival Broadcom Corp (BRCM.

Thain says BofA Merrill statements not true: report

Reuters - ‎21 minutes ago‎
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) made inaccurate statements about its role in the bonuses and losses at Merrill Lynch & Co, former Merrill Lynch & Co Chief Executive John Thain told the Wall Street Journal in an interview.

Apple May Hear Verizon Now

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
At the risk of repeating myself for the millionth time, in many peoples' minds, the Achilles' heal of the iPhone is the network it's on in the US: AT&T.

Facebook plans to give developers more access: source

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Internet social media company Facebook plans to allow outside developers access to core parts of the website so they can build new services, a person familiar with the situation said.

Microsoft is doing something half right

Computerworld - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols April 27, 2009 (Computerworld) Ever since Bill Gates stepped down and Steve Ballmer took over his role, Microsoft has been getting one thing after another wrong.

Beatrice Arthur: A towering comedic talent from another era

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Her impeccable timing and deadpan delivery were honed on the theater stage but found their greatest audience on 'Maude' and 'Golden Girls.

Box Office Report: 'Obsessed' knocks out the competition with ...

Entertainment Weekly - ‎14 hours ago‎
What looked like a fair fight between four strong contenders for number one this weekend ended up a lopsided bruising by the Beyoncé Knowles thriller Obsessed, which raked in an estimated $28.5 million and left the competition behind in a bloody heap.
“Obsessed” Shoots to the Top TheCelebrityCafe.com

'I do' redo for two star couples: Montag/Pratt and Hayek/Pinault

USA Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Jean Baptiste Lacroix, WireImage By Bertrand Rindoff-Petroff, AP By Lorena Blas, USA TODAY Here come the brides, again. Two Hollywood couples now share wedding anniversaries after giving their nuptials a "second take" on Saturday.

Red Sox speed to series sweep

Boston Globe - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Amalie Benjamin The plate beckoned. Jacoby Ellsbury, creeping farther off third base as Andy Pettitte delivered his second pitch to JD Drew, saw the situation clearly.

Rocky Journey Ends Smoothly With a Call From the Jets

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
By BRIAN HEYMAN FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Shonn Greene went from spending game days as a tailback for the University of Iowa to watching parts of the games at an Iowa store, from carrying the ball on occasion to carrying furniture around for $8 an hour.

Phillies Notebook: Moyer keeps Marlins in the park for Phillies

Philadelphia Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
By DAVID MURPHY MIAMI - Informed yesterday that he was the first Phillies pitcher to make it through a start this season without allowing a home run, veteran lefthander Jamie Moyer let out a mock cheer.

Vitamin D hope in prostate cancer

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
By Emma Wilkinson Vitamin D is an effective treatment for prostate cancer in some patients, a UK study suggests. A once daily dose reduced PSA level - an indicator of severity of disease - by as much as half in 20% of patients.

Shortage of Doctors Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials, alarmed at doctor shortages, are looking for ways to increase the supply of physicians to meet the needs of an aging population and millions of uninsured people who would gain coverage under ...

Broken links in food-safety chain hid peanut plants' risks

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Erik S. Lesser, EPA By Julie Schmit, USA TODAY BLAKELY, Ga. - When Food and Drug Administration inspectors visited Peanut Corp.
Local produce caught in safety push Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Police wounded in Istanbul siege

BBC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Seven Turkish police officers have been wounded in clashes during a raid on a safe house of a left-wing militant group in Istanbul, officials have said.

After a US Raid: 2 Iraqis Dead, Protests and Regrets

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mourners filled a home in Kut, Iraq, on Sunday after two people were killed in a raid that later drew an American apology. By STEVEN LEE MYERS BAGHDAD - American troops killed two Iraqis on Sunday during an early morning raid in southern Iraq that set ...

In Iowa, a historic day for gay couples

USA Today - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Mary Chind, The Des Moines Register By Grant Schulte, USA TODAY DES MOINES - Shelley Wolfe and Melisa Keeton plan to be at the Polk County Recorder's office before it opens this morning.