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Obama: US should fund research for cleaner cars

The Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Barack Obama says the U.S. must shift cars and trucks off oil for good so the public can avoid spikes in gasoline prices.
President Obama Focuses on Energy Spending While GOP Eyes Budget - by Arlette Saenz
Energy plan can 'break the cycle' of oil dependence, Obama says
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FBI snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional

GlobalPost - ‎11 hours ago‎
A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the widespread tactic was unconstitutional.
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Rob Portman fallout: How far is GOP from embracing gay rights?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎37 minutes ago‎
As the Republican Party looks in the mirror in the wake of losing the presidential election last year, its assessment includes what to do about gay marriage, an issue the party has traditionally been against.
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Oregon-UCLA Preview

ESPN - ‎3 hours ago‎
UCLA is playing for a Pac-12 tournament title in large part because of Jordan Adams' heroics. He won't be able to help the Bruins any more, and Oregon is looking to take advantage.
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Police: Swiss tourist gang-raped in India

CNN International - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Police are investigating the gang-rape of a tourist in central India, the latest black eye for the country over violence against women.
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Adult HIV Patients 'Functionally Cured'

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
On the heels of a the supposed first "functional cure" for HIV in a Mississippi baby, French researchers reported Friday that they studied 14 adult patients who'd experienced a similar remission from the virus.
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Italy president tells Monti to stay until new government formed

Reuters - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By James Mackenzie. ROME | Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:10am EDT. ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano told Prime Minister Mario Monti on Saturday he would need to stay on as long as political parties fail to reach an accord that would allow a ...
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Turning Carnival's ship around

Washington Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
It's been anything but smooth sailing for the managers of Carnival Cruise Lines recently. Barely a month after what came to be called the “cruise from hell,” in which its Triumph vessel caught fire and was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico, no less than three more ...
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Raging Colo. wildfire threatens to consume homes

9 hours ago
Written by
Trevor Hughes
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A wind-driven wildfire scorched its way through Lory State Park west of Fort Collins on Friday, threatening hundreds of homes south of its path as flames flared above Horsetooth Reservoir.
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North Dakota Has Funds to Fight Over...

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
As oil-rich North Dakota moves toward outlawing most abortions, it's in a better position than most states for what could be a long and costly court battle over its restrictions.
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Potential prosecution of Menendez faces a tough path forward, experts say - ‎1 hour ago‎
TRENTON - Veteran prosecutors and defense attorneys said Friday the government faces a formidable challenge in building a public corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez, who is reportedly under investigation by a federal grand jury in Miami over ...
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Court Orders the CIA to Disclose Drone Data

New York Times
12 hours ago
Written by
Charlie Savage
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court held Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency must disclose, at least to a judge, a description of its records on drone strikes in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties ...
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Small plane crashes into Fort Lauderdale parking lot

CNN International - ‎15 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A small twin-engine plane crashed late Friday afternoon in a warehouse area in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, an FAA spokeswoman said.
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Boeing Discloses Fixes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Boeing officials have detailed for the first time their proposed fixes for the lithium-ion batteries aboard its 787 planes, and the changes include better insulation between the eight cells in the battery, gentler charging to minimize stress and a new titanium ...
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Big gains, low valuation - why worry?

Reuters - ‎11 hours ago‎
By Ryan Vlastelica. NEW YORK | Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:29pm EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major stock indexes have never been higher - and yet that's hardly scaring people.
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Fed Throws Junk Bond Lifeline to Weak Companies - ‎19 hours ago‎
Struggling companies that otherwise might not be able to stay afloat have found a friend in the Federal Reserve. The central bank's cheap-money policies have allowed borderline companies to get low-cost financing thanks to investors who are thirsting for ...
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Microsoft Surface sales taking off slower than expected, sources say

The Guardian
Mar 15, 2013
Written by
Charles Arthur
Microsoft has only sold about 1m Surface RT tablets since its launch in October 2012 and about 400,000 Surface Pros, which run the full version of Windows 8, since their release a month ago.
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Address 'Update Failed' when installing OS X 10.8.3

CNET - ‎20 hours ago‎
If you cannot install the latest OS X update after experiencing errors with its initial installation, then there are several steps you can take.
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Google Reader Bites the Dust. Who's Next?

PC Magazine - ‎17 hours ago‎
Google Reader is powering down due to declining usage; other projects are sure to follow. John Dvorak By John C. Dvorak. March 15, 2013 03:34pm EST; Comments.
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Toyota recalling 209000 FJ Cruisers because of a seat belt problem

Los Angeles Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles because of a problem involving seat belt retractors.
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Heidi Klum Heats Up Carl's Jr. Burger Commercial in Sexy, Low-Cut Little Black ...

Us Magazine - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Heidi Klum in the commercial for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's new burger, the Jim Beam Bourbon Burger. Credit: CKE Restaurants Inc. Who's hungry?
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PEOPLE EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough Split

People Magazine - ‎13 hours ago‎
After dating for more than two years, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to take a break and are living apart, sources close to the couple confirm to PEOPLE.
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NHL governors OK realignment

ESPN - ‎3 hours ago‎
The NHL has approved a new realignment plan that features playoff wild-card spots and four divisions. The four-division alignment looks like this: Division A*, Division B*.
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Five things to know from Tampa Bay - ‎12 hours ago‎
PALM HARBOR, Fla. We're halfway to the finish at the Tampa Bay Championship, and it's the rookie, Shawn Stefani, who still leads the pack.
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Giant planet may explain evolution of solar system, increase chances of ...

The Space Reporter - ‎7 hours ago‎
It's a discovery that could increase the odds of discovering life outside of our own solar system. According to astronomers, the atmosphere of a massive exoplanet contains water vapor and carbon monoxide– two components that may increase the chances ...
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CERN Physicists See Higgs Boson in New Particle

New York Times - ‎Mar 14, 2013‎
Physicists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, said Thursday that the new particle discovered with enormous fanfare last summer definitely looks like a Higgs boson, the particle famously predicted by Peter Higgs and others to imbue ...
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Match Day: More medical graduates entering primary care

USA TODAY - ‎19 hours ago‎
The number of medical students committing to primary care rather than specialties increased for the fourth straight year in the largest "match program'' in history, a report says.
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Maryland Transplant Patient Dies of Rabies

New York Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
A patient in Maryland has died of rabies contracted from a kidney transplant, and three other people who received organs from the same donor were being treated to prevent the disease, health officials said Friday.