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NYC Seaport a 'Ghost Town' Months After Sandy - ABC News

Monday 25 February 2013

NYC Seaport a 'Ghost Town' Months After Sandy ABC News The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water's edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted. It's a neighborhood silenced by Superstorm Sandy. Just blocks from the tall-masted ships that r.. Read more

Coast Guard looks for 4 missing in south San Francisco - USA TODAY

Monday 25 February 2013

Coast Guard looks for 4 missing in south San Francisco USA TODAY HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) The Coast Guard is searching the waters south of San Francisco for four people who went missing after they reported their sailboat was sinking. Lt. Heather Lampert said the group, which included two childr.. Read more

'Crippling' winter storm bearing down on Great Plains region, forecasters say - CNN

Monday 25 February 2013

MiamiHerald.com 'Crippling' winter storm bearing down on Great Plains region, forecasters say CNN (CNN) -- Call it winter weather, part two. Just days after a storm walloped the Great Plains, a second one -- bringing with it heavy snow and strong winds -- was slamming the region early Monda.. Read more

Herald News: Christie should opt for more federal funding - NorthJersey.com

Monday 25 February 2013

WINA AM 1070 Herald News: Christie should opt for more federal funding NorthJersey.com GOVERNOR CHRISTIE should use his annual budget address on Tuesday to announce that New Jersey will expand its Medicaid program in accordance with federal health care legislation. That's the right thing to do .. Read more

Deal on automatic spending cuts is unlikely - Boston Globe

Monday 25 February 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Deal on automatic spending cuts is unlikely Boston Globe WASHINGTON The White House and congressional Republicans intensified their differences Sunday over how to deal with automatic spending cuts slated to take effect Friday, raising the possibility that the political sta.. Read more

Share via e-mail - Boston Globe

Monday 25 February 2013

Press-Enterprise Share via e-mail Boston Globe PRESIDENT OBAMA wants the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants to be simple and direct. Yet the likely vehicle for any immigration reform will be the bipartisan framework produced by eight senators in January, and the path to citizenship it offer.. Read more

Las Vegas Shooting, Vehicle Explosion Suspect Identified by Police - ABC News

Monday 25 February 2013

ABC News Las Vegas Shooting, Vehicle Explosion Suspect Identified by Police ABC News Las Vegas police identified a suspect today in a shooting on the strip that caused a Maserati to hit a taxi and burst into flames, killing three people. Ammar Harris, 26, has been named a suspect in the Thursday sk.. Read more

19 teenagers arrested following disturbance that shut down Chicago shopping ... - Fox News

Monday 25 February 2013

WGNtv.com 19 teenagers arrested following disturbance that shut down Chicago shopping ... Fox News CHICAGO Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak says the.. Read more

Farrakhan urges followers to pool money to build to build wealth, buy property - Chicago Sun-Times

Monday 25 February 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Farrakhan urges followers to pool money to build to build wealth, buy property Chicago Sun-Times Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks at the Nation of Islam's Saviours' Day celebration at the UIC Pavillion on Sunday. | Brian Jackson~Sun Times. storyidforme: 45187108 tmspi.. Read more

High court's DNA case pits crime solving vs. privacy - USA TODAY

Sunday 24 February 2013

News10.net High court's DNA case pits crime solving vs. privacy USA TODAY Katie Sepich was raped, murdered and set on fire nearly a decade ago, and her parents' campaign for justice has reached the Supreme Court. So, too, have the privacy concerns raised by DNA collection. Jayann Sepich sta.. Read more

More elite universities offer free online courses - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Thursday 21 February 2013

Wired More elite universities offer free online courses Seattle Post Intelligencer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) More of the world's elite universities are joining the rush to offer "massive open online courses," but it's still uncertain whether so-called MOOCs will help more students earn college d.. Read more

Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow - NPR (blog)

Thursday 21 February 2013

Clarksville Online Defense Cuts May No Longer Be Political Sacred Cow NPR (blog) Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns the automatic spending cuts, due to hit the Pentagon and other branches of government next week, will damage U.S. national security. In a letter to Congress, Panetta warned those cu.. Read more

News Summary: New US effort to stem theft of trade secrets; concern on China ... - Washington Post

Thursday 21 February 2013

Philadelphia Inquirer News Summary: New US effort to stem theft of trade secrets; concern on China ... Washington Post ANTI-THEFT: The Obama administration announced a broad new effort to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China's.. Read more

Domenici acknowledges secret son - Christian Science Monitor

Thursday 21 February 2013

Christian Science Monitor Domenici acknowledges secret son Christian Science Monitor Former Sen. Pete Domenici has disclosed that he fathered a secret child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of one of his Senate colleagues a startling revelation for a politician with a reputation as an u.. Read more

Burmese pythons prove elusive prey in Florida challenge - Los Angeles Times

Thursday 21 February 2013

NPR Burmese pythons prove elusive prey in Florida challenge Los Angeles Times BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE, Fla. Strapped to Billy Bullard's hip was a machete he'd bought at a yard sale. In his fist were 4-foot-long metal snake tongs. Attached to the tongs was a high-resolution waterproo.. Read more

Drew Peterson facing sentencing Thursday if new trial bid fails - Chicago Tribune

Thursday 21 February 2013

Chicago Tribune Drew Peterson facing sentencing Thursday if new trial bid fails Chicago Tribune Drew Peterson could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison Thursday if a judge rejects defense team arguments that his former lead attorney's inept trial performance violated his constitutional rig.. Read more

White House correspondents' dinner: Conan O'Brien too safe for 'nerd prom'? (+ ... - Christian Scien..

Thursday 21 February 2013

Christian Science Monitor White House correspondents' dinner: Conan O'Brien too safe for 'nerd prom'? (+ ... Christian Science Monitor Orange-haired late-night funnyman Conan O'Brian will perform at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Politico rep.. Read more

Jodi Arias Finishes Testimony Describing Killing and Her Lies - ABC News

Wednesday 20 February 2013

ABC News Jodi Arias Finishes Testimony Describing Killing and Her Lies ABC News Jodi Arias stepped down from the witness stand today after mounting an emotional effort to save herself from death row, insisting to the Arizona jury that an explosive fight with ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander led to his.. Read more

DA to jurors: Nobody is above the law, not even in Bell - Los Angeles Times

Wednesday 20 February 2013

89.3 KPCC DA to jurors: Nobody is above the law, not even in Bell Los Angeles Times Six former Bell council members believed they were above law as they pocketed extraordinary salaries for their part-time work as leaders in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities, a prosecutor told jurors We.. Read more

Body found in rubble of exploded Kansas City restaurant - Fox News

Wednesday 20 February 2013

CBS News Body found in rubble of exploded Kansas City restaurant Fox News KANSAS CITY, Mo. Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant have found the remains of one person, the city's mayor said Wednesday morning. Mayor Sly James decli.. Read more

South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World - ABC News (blog)

Monday 18 February 2013

ABC News (blog) South Carolina TV Wars: Mark Sanford vs. the World ABC News (blog) Mark Sanford wants you to know that he has learned from his mistakes and will try to change Washington if he gets there. That's the message of his first TV ad, now visible on cable airwaves in Charleston, S.C., w.. Read more

White House walks back leaked immigration plan amid GOP outrage - Fox News

Monday 18 February 2013

San Francisco Chronicle White House walks back leaked immigration plan amid GOP outrage Fox News President Obama's advisers tried to put the genie back in the bottle after a leaked White House immigration plan drew outrage from Republicans who accused the president of endangering the reform pus.. Read more

Nebraska Republican Won't Seek Re-Election to Senate - New York Times

Monday 18 February 2013

MiamiHerald.com Nebraska Republican Won't Seek Re-Election to Senate New York Times WASHINGTON Senator Mike Johanns, a Republican from Nebraska who is in his first term, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election next year, the fifth lawmaker to bow out of a Senate that has become inc.. Read more

Republican opposition to Chuck Hagel dissipating? - Fox News

Monday 18 February 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Republican opposition to Chuck Hagel dissipating? Fox News Or more on this let's bring in Byron York chief political correspondent for the Washington examiner. And a Fox News contributor the ways of the senate can sometimes be confusing Byron. But it looks like those sen.. Read more

JFK birthday card from son, other items auctioned for up to $2M - Reuters

Monday 18 February 2013

New York Daily News JFK birthday card from son, other items auctioned for up to $2M Reuters By Daniel Lovering. CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts | Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:03pm EST. CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Thousands of items that belonged to a longtime aide of President John F. Kennedy sold for as m.. Read more

NYC spent at least $20M during school bus strike - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Monday 18 February 2013

Newsday NYC spent at least $20M during school bus strike Seattle Post Intelligencer NEW YORK (AP) The city spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the monthlong bus strike, but some still didn't get the.. Read more

NC man pleads guilty, returns home to bury wife - WLOS

Monday 18 February 2013

NC man pleads guilty, returns home to bury wife WLOS WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina man released from a Georgia prison hopes to get his life back on track with help from family and friends in his hometown of Wilson. But first, John McNeil had to bury his wife, who died of cancer while waitin.. Read more

Keystone XL Pipeline creates polarizing decision for Obama - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Monday 18 February 2013

New York Times Keystone XL Pipeline creates polarizing decision for Obama Pittsburgh Post Gazette Thousands rally against the Keystone XL pipeline at the National Mal in Washington D.C. The pipeline would carry more than 700,000 barrells of Canadian oil through the U.S. to Houston and the Gulf of M.. Read more

NJ pausing competition on Top 10 beaches; focuses on cooperation in aftermath ... - The Republic

Monday 18 February 2013

NBC 10 Philadelphia NJ pausing competition on Top 10 beaches; focuses on cooperation in aftermath ... The Republic SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey A popular contest to name the best beach at the Jersey shore is taking a timeout this summer. The Top Ten Beaches contest will not have voting this year t.. Read more

ACC Capsules: Wolfpack face tough tests - FS Carolinas

Monday 18 February 2013

FS Carolinas ACC Capsules: Wolfpack face tough tests FS Carolinas The N.C. State Wolfpack face a pivotal week of games, with Florida State and North Carolina offering coach Mark Gottfried's team a chance to get back on track. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports) ... and more » Read more