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US-China Officials Try to Defuse Chen Case Before Talks

Bloomberg -
US and Chinese officials are racing to resolve the case of a fugitive human rights activist, and ensure it doesn't derail annual talks between top policy makers later this week.

SUV plunges off NYC roadway into grounds of Bronx Zoo, killing 7, including 3 ...

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - An out-of-control SUV barreled across several lanes of traffic on a highway overpass Sunday, then plunged more than 50 feet off the side of the road and landed in a ravine on the grounds of the nation's largest city zoo, killing all seven ...

Arab-Americans hold conference against bigotry

By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press DETROIT - Arab-Americans and their supporters held a conference in Detroit on Sunday against bigotry in response to an anti-Islam conference in Dearborn, Mich.

UN mission head Robert Mood: Only Syrians can end violence

BBC News -
The head of the UN observer mission to Syria has warned that even 1000 unarmed observers could not end the violence in the country on their own.

Jimmy Kimmel cracks wise at Washington's 'Nerd Prom'

Christian Science Monitor -
President Obama was pretty funny at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. But late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was the real funny man, targeting just about every class of Washington celebrity.

Andrew Bynum the big difference in Lakers' Game 1 win over Denver

Los Angeles Times -
By Mark Medina Andrew Bynum proved to be the main difference in the win. Bynum compenstated for his 10-point effort by grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking 10 shots, breaking a Lakers' playoff record for most blocked shots set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in ...

GOP says Obama playing politics with bin Laden anniversary

CNN International -
By Gabriella Schwarz, CNN On May 1, 2011, US President Barack Obama addresses the American people to tell them Osama bin Laden has been killed.

UPDATE 5-French journalist missing after Colombia FARC battle

Chicago Tribune -
* Five cocaine labs destroyed in operation * Troops killed in attack * French journalist injured (Adds comment from defense minister) By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta BOGOTA, April 29 (Reuters) - A French journalist reporting alongside Colombian ...

21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks

The Associated Press -
By JON GAMBRELL, AP - 49 minutes ago KANO, Nigeria (AP) - Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they ...

In Egypt, Salafist vote could prove decisive

Washington Post -
CAIRO - After Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year, ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafists emerged from the shadows and quickly became a surprising political force.

Armed robbery suspect at large on University of South Alabama campus

Fox News -
MOBILE, Ala. - An armed robbery suspect was at large Sunday on the University of Southern Alabama campus, a university spokesman told NewsCore.

Ind. woman found dead in backyard was strangled

Fox News -
NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A coroner says preliminary autopsy results show that a southern Indiana woman whose remains were found in a New Albany man's backyard died from strangulation.

Killer tornadoes: 2 resilient cities 1 year later

Detroit Free Press -
University of Alabama freshman Megan White from New Boston, NH, helps remove debris from a residence in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday.

US Takes a Bigger Role in Hunt for Kony

Wall Street Journal -
By SOLOMON MOORE OBO, Central African Republic—Somewhere in dense savannas and jungles spanning four African nations is Joseph Kony, a self-proclaimed prophet and commander of the Lord's Resistance Army.

Wisconsin Democrats divided over who to best oust Walker in recall election

Washington Post -
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Democrats organized the protests that gripped the state. They turned Gov. Scott Walker's plans to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights into a national Democratic cause.

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes

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New York Times -
RENO, Nev. - Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here. It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city.

Spain in Talks Over 'Bad Bank' Scheme -
The “bad bank” scheme is the latest attempt by the centre-right government of Mariano Rajoy, prime minister, to avoid an international rescue programme of the sort required by Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

Once rivals, Obama and Clintons forge genuine partnership; incentive for both ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has evolved into a genuine political and policy partnership.

Ron Pauls campaign claims victory in Louisiana caucuses

Houston Chronicle (blog) -
Throughout the Republican presidential primaries, Ron Paul has done well with young Americans, drawing thousands to his Youth for Ron Paul rallies.

Google Drive Privacy: 4 Misunderstood Facts

InformationWeek -
Privacy and security questions have bedeviled the launch of Google's new online file-storage service. Ignore the hype and consider these four key facts.

Google Engineer Told Others of Data Scoop

Wall Street Journal -
By AMIR EFRATI and DON CLARK A Google Inc. engineer told others at the company about his plan to scoop up personal information from wireless-network users as specially equipped cars drove by their homes, but the practice continued for two years after ...

'Avengers' triumphs overseas

San Francisco Chronicle -
Los Angeles -- The superhero saga "The Avengers" lived up to its blockbuster buzz with $178.4 million in overseas ticket sales days before it opens in US theaters.

The AVENGERS: What a Blunder! SPOILER FREE!!!

Comic Book Movie -
I am breathless at the marketing blunder of Marvel Entertainment. Why should I be able to watch the "Avengers" here in the states before it's actually released here?

Bruce Springsteen closes first weekend of New Orleans' Jazz Fest

Washington Post -
NEW ORLEANS - Bruce Springsteen has closed out the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a 2 ½-hour show that combined crowd-pleasers such as “Born to Run” with the cover tune of his new CD, “Wrecking Ball.

Actors in 'escape Cuba' drama

Daily Mail -
By Mail Today Reporter The young Cuban actors went missing last week while en route to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York where they were due to appear at the movie's US premiere.

Danny Briere on road to redemption

By Scott Burnside | PHILADELPHIA -- At one point this season, Philadelphia Flyer center Danny Briere went 29 games and managed just one goal -- and that went into an empty net.

Ex-Bulls Crawford, Harper know what's in store for Rose

Chicago Tribune -
At his home in Seattle, Jamal Crawford gasped when he saw Derrick Rose crumple to the ground Saturday afternoon. "I told my girlfriend right away, 'That's serious,'" Crawford said by phone on Sunday.

Dodgers polish off sweep of Nationals with 2-0 win, led by Capuano and Loney

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - The Washington Nationals came to town with the lowest team ERA in the majors and got a chance to unveil two of their best offensive prospects.

Knicks' Lin Reports Soreness in Knee

New York Times -
MIAMI - Jeremy Lin's left knee is sound, but it is not yet ready for the strain of playoff basketball and it may not be until the Knicks have run out of playoff games.

Roundup: Floyd flirts with no-no as White Sox top Red Sox

By Mike DiNovo, US Presswire Gavin Floyd pitched six-plus innings of one-run ball as the White Sox snapped a five-game skid. By Mike DiNovo, US Presswire Gavin Floyd pitched six-plus innings of one-run ball as the White Sox snapped a five-game skid.

Wind farms affect local weather

BBC News -
By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Wind farms can affect weather in their immediate locality, raising night-time temperatures on the ground, researchers working in Texas have shown.

Pacific reef sharks are vanishing near populated islands

Fox News -
Gray reef sharks (Carcharhinus amlyrhynchos) at Kure Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii.P. Ayotte Paired SCUBA divers record shark sightings while being towed behind a small boat.

Levaquin Approved For Treating Plague, USA

Medical News Today -
Levaquin (levofloxacin) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment and prevention of the plague. Levofloxacin is a synthetic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolones drug class; it is currently used for the treatment of severe bacterial infection, ...

Study: Heavy teens have trouble managing diabetes

The Associated Press -
By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer - 2 hours ago LOS ANGELES (AP) - New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control.

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