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Low-flying jet unsettles New Yorkers

CNN - ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Mythili Rao NEW YORK (CNN) -- Workers and residents in several downtown Manhattan buildings evacuated themselves Monday morning after a low-flying Boeing 747 was spotted above the city's skyline.

Fox Won't Bump Sweeps Programming for Prime-Time Obama

Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By MATT MITOVICH Fox stands alone as the only Big 4 network that will not rejigger its May sweeps programming to accommodate President Obama's Wednesday-night news conference - his fourth prime-time appearance since taking office, and this time pegged ...

High-speed rail pushed to connect Chicago, Twin Cities

Bizjournals.com - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Minneapolis-area supporters of a high-speed rail line connecting the Twin Cities with Chicago -- and points in Wisconsin in between -- unveiled a new Web site and marketing campaign Monday to champion the idea.

Sri Lanka says military sweep ongoing

United Press International - ‎1 hour ago‎
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, April 27 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka says although major combat operations have ended, troops were still sweeping a corner of the country to end the Tamil Tiger insurgency.

Brown urges firmer Pakistan links

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Gordon Brown has called for a "stronger relationship" between the UK and Pakistan to fight the threat posed by extremism and terrorism.

Peace in peril, but Pakistan says don't 'panic'

The Associated Press - ‎49 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A Pakistani military offensive against insurgent hideouts prompted suspension of controversial peace talks with the Taliban Monday, and the country's president sought additional foreign aid to assure its nuclear arms remain in "safe ...

Swine Flu Hits Europe With First Confirmed Cases in Britain, Spain

Washington Post - ‎51 minutes ago‎
By Craig Whitlock BERLIN, April 27 -- As the first cases of swine flu outside North America were confirmed Monday in Spain and Scotland, European health officials issued a series of contradictory public warnings and vacillated over whether it was safe ...

White House could release more memos on treatment of detainees

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As President Obama approaches day 100 of his administration, some in Washington caution that the torture tug-of-war could be a costly distraction.
Torture unlimited Los Angeles Times

Invoking the Sputnik Era, Obama Vows Record Outlays for Research

New York Times - ‎48 minutes ago‎
By ANDREW C. REVKIN In a speech on Monday at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, President Obama presented a vision of a new era in research financing comparable to the Sputnik-period space race, in which intensified scientific inquiry, ...

Too little, too late for GM and Chrysler

CNNMoney.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Last-ditch restructuring plans may not be enough to make GM and Chrysler viable for the long haul -- even if it keeps them from bankruptcy in the short-term.

Daimler Reaches Agreement On Separation From Chrysler

Wall Street Journal - ‎25 minutes ago‎
By Jeff Bennett and Christoph Rauwald Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES DETROIT (Dow Jones) -- Daimler AG (DAI) said it signed a binding agreement Monday to give up its 19.9% remaining stake in Chrysler LLC and pay as much as $600 million into the auto maker's ...

SunPower Offers $400M In Stock, Convertible Debt

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
SunPower Corp. (SPWRA) announced plans to sell at least 9 million shares of common stock and $175 million of convertible debt as part of an effort to raise some $400 million.

Facebook Opens Stream To Devs

InformationWeek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Web and mobile developers can create applications and Web sites that let Facebook users access their news streams without visiting Facebook.

Verizon's Wireline Disconnect

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
By MARTIN PEERS There comes a point in every secular decline when the business falls off a cliff. Has the phone industry's long-shrinking landline business hit that point?

IBM Supercomputer to Match Critical Thinking Wits With 'Jeopardy ...

TechNewsWorld - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Richard Adhikari IBM has already developed a supercomputer capable of beating human chess champions. However, things get much trickier when a game involves answering trivia questions as they're spoken by a human being.

‘Wolverine's' Mexico premiere postponed by flu

msnbc.com - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Twentieth Century Fox has decided to postpone the premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" set for Wednesday in Mexico City, as the city remains paralyzed by the virus that has killed over 100 people.

'Golden Girls' Star Bea Arthur Dies at 86

BuddyTV - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Bea Arthur, star of Maude and The Golden Girls, is dead at 86. Arthur died in her sleep early Saturday morning at her home in Los Angeles.

Ali Larter Talks Fighting Beyonce In 'Obsessed'

MTV.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
By Eric Ditzian This weekend's big winner at the box office was "Obsessed," which took in an expectation-defying $28.5 million.

Capitals, Rangers head to Game 7 in 1st round

USA Today - ‎21 minutes ago‎
By Howard Fendrich, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Va. - Unencumbered by talk of possible bites or potential suspensions, Alex Ovechkin strolled into the locker room at the Capitals' training facility Monday wearing an Italian soccer club's jersey and his ...

"It definitely was a shock," Campbell said, "when I started ...

ESPN - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Campbell was still the Redskins' starting quarterback Monday, having survived the second of two attempts by the team's brain trust to acquire someone else.

Celtics hope crucial Game 5 goes their way again

USA Today - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Howard Ulman, AP Sports Writer WALTHAM, Mass. - The Boston Celtics are back home where they won three Game 5s on their way to the NBA championship last season.

Texas says confirms third case of swine flu

Reuters - ‎45 minutes ago‎
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, April 27 (Reuters) - Texas state health authorities on Monday confirmed a third case of swine flu that is threatening to become a pandemic, and closed 14 schools in an attempt to contain it.

Avodart, Prostate Drug, Found to Reduce Cancer Risk

New York Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
By REUTERS Avodart, a drug from GlaxoSmithKline, reduces the risk of prostate cancer, results of a large clinical study showed on Monday.

Drugmaker shares rise on swine-flu outbreak

The Associated Press - ‎19 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) - The swine flu outbreak boosted shares of makers of of flu treatments, vaccines and tests Monday. Though Wall Street remains concerned that swine flu could put a damper on any global economic recovery, several companies could benefit.

President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office

The Associated Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
A look at key events during the first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency: Jan. 22: Obama orders the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison within a year and declares that the United States will not engage in torture.

Clinton Says US Is Ready to Lead on Climate

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON - After eight years largely on the sidelines of the international policy debate on climate change, the United States is prepared to lead negotiations toward a new global warming treaty, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ...

Obama taps Google boss for science panel

Bizjournals.com - ‎31 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama created a new council on science and technology to advise him, and he put Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt on it.