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Despite rescuing hundreds of children from a sect, police are still in the dark. Andrew Gumbel reports

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/zion-raid-the-ranch-has-not-yet-revealed-all-its-secrets-808370.html

As state officials prepare planes to spray the San Francisco Bay area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, politicians are starting to worry not only about the endeavor’s potential impacts on human health, but on local commerce.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/04/10/financial/f162313D98.DTL

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/890259,trib041108.article

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_NASA_Probe_Takes_Hi_Res_Photos_of_Mars_Moon_Phobos_16226.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/04/10/mixed.family.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/09/texas.ranch/index.html

Breaking news.

WWW.CNN.COM has the video for live viewing.

 

 

http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/radiohead-announce-more-us-dates/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23982871/

http://www.ksat.com/weather/15811008/detail.html

The Big Apple has a new logo, and Apple says: Drop dead.

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news/2008/04/apple_vs_apple

Suspect sought after store video catches him in the act

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23940033/

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_FAA_Inspectors_Say_the_Agency_Ignored_Violations_15932.html

Coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body, research suggests.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7326839.stm

Starbucks barista donates one of her spares to good customer in need

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23917493/

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_John_Cusacks_Stalker_Charged_15921.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7326097.stm

About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/04/03/infant.neglect.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_MySpace_Finally_Announces_Online_Music_Store_15926.html

No-brainer findings uncover hidden truths in conventional wisdom

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23901272/

Ten people were trapped and killed and two managed to escape early Thursday from a house engulfed by flames near Brockway, a town of about 2,000 people situated about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, authorities said.

http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_10_Killed_in_Pennsylvania_Fire_15925.html

A former stripper-turned-soccer-mom convicted of plotting to kill her former fiance 12 years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 99 years in prison.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/03/linehan.trial.ap/index.html?iref=hpmostpop

WARREN, Michigan (AP) — The lithium-ion batteries to be used in General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt electric car will soon be installed and tested in specially-equipped versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, the company said.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/03/autos/bc.na.fin.com.us.gm.volt/index.htm?cnn=yes

Elizabeth Agin’s professional popularity is simple and deep: The Tennessee-based cemetery science investigator knows where the bodies are buried — and she can find out where there are more.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/04/bodies

http://ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/rush_to_begin_work_on_new_album_next_year.html?200804031000

They say it’s what’s inside that counts. Hogwash. It’s the suit that makes the man — or the cyborg, as the case may be.

http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/multimedia/2008/03/pl_screen

More than 55,000 people have been hit by dengue — a sometimes deadly mosquito-borne virus — around Rio de Janeiro in the last four months, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/04/03/brazil.dengue/index.html

Every 11 years or so, the sun gets a little pissy. It breaks out in a rash of planet-sized sunspots that spew superhot gas, hurling clouds of electrons, protons, and heavier ions toward Earth at nearly the speed of light. These solar windstorms have been known to knock out power grids and TV broadcasts, and our growing reliance on space-based technology makes us more vulnerable than ever to their effects.

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/16-04/st_spaceweather

You’ve probably read articles about fighting traffic tickets — but the reality is many of us (probably most of us) just don’t have the money to hire a lawyer — or the time/expertise (let alone gumption) to actually challenge a ticket on our own.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/04/02/aa.ticket.fighting/index.html

The Pentagon on Tuesday released a now-defunct legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terrorism suspects, saying that President Bush’s authority during wartime trumps any international ban on torture

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23908619/

 NASA scientists have identified the smallest black hole ever found — less than four times the mass of our sun and about the size of a large city.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080401/sc_nm/space_blackhole_dc

Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/02/alaska.stabbings.ap/index.html

As far as hard jobs go, it’s up there with air-traffic controller and crane operator. Stepmothers preside over a minefield of hidden hurts, half-concealed traditions and occasional tugs-of-war. Want the job?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/04/01/stepmother.never.say/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/01/people.adam.sandler.ap/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/04/01/people.jessicasimpson.ap/index.html

35-year-old still in pain from medical procedures, family members said

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23819255/

Dozens of high schoolers forced to take breath tests

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23851011/

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) — Baltimore police say three children found dead in a hotel room on Sunday had been drowned in the bathtub by their father.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/31/children.killed.ap/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/28/interstate.shootings.ap/index.html?iref=topnews

Woman demands apology, says ‘no one deserves to be treated this way’

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23830845/

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont (AP) — The more the snow melts, the more the mystery deepens: What happened to Nicholas Garza?

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/28/missing.student.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/03/28/science.project.scare.ap/index.html

“A lot of perfectly good food is thrown away,” says Nelson, a spokeswoman for Freegan.info, a New York City group that promotes “freeganism,” which eschews conventional commerce in favor of a lifestyle that uses minimal resources.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/03/27/free.commerce/index.html

 — A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/03/25/antartica.collapse.ap/index.html

None of the 232 passengers or crew hurt on Australia-bound jetliner

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23790476/

Canadian computer technician finds loophole in new privacy controls

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23785561/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/25/taiwan.missiles/index.html

IOWA CITY, Iowa – A woman and her four children were found dead inside their Iowa City home today, and police were investigating a fatality on nearby Interstate 80 that they believe may be the woman’s husband, a former banker recently indicted on embezzlement charges.

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080324/NEWS01/80324016/1002

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece – Three men from a free-press group ran onto the field of the stadium in Ancient Olympia during Monday’s flame-lighting ceremony for the Beijing Olympics, evading massive security aimed at preventing such disruptions in the wake of China’s crackdown in Tibet.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23774375/

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/03/24/iraq.main/?iref=hpmostpop

A judge has ordered Starbucks Corp. to pay $86.7 million plus interest to thousands of California baristas after the court found the company had illegally forced those workers to share tips with shift supervisors.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/355839_sbuxtips21.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/104616/Five-Rules-for-Thriving-in-a-Bad-Economy

Jumbo jellyfish, starfish and sea spiders among scientists’ discoveries

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23743659/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/21/obama.richardson/index.html

A French woman severely disfigured by facial tumors has been been found dead just two days after a court rejected her request for an assisted suicide.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/03/20/france.tumor/index.html

Oregon police lieutenant lives to tell his tale of survival (video on page linked below)

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23704540/

Video: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23702453#23702453

Motorists should expect to pay upwards of $3.75 a gallon in the coming weeks as prices at the pump catch up with record crude, but relief may arrive by summer.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/03/10/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm?cnn=yes

Heartbroken man puts house, car, job and even friends on the cyber block

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23690706/wid/11915829?GT1=43001

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/SuperModels/CouldWeReallyRunOutOfFood.aspx

DHARAMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama on Tuesday invited international observers, including Chinese officials, to scour his offices here and investigate whether he had any role in inciting the latest anti-Chinese violence in Tibet. He also threatened to resign as leader of Tibet’s government-in-exile in the event of spiraling bloodshed in his homeland.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/19/world/asia/19dalai.html?hp

NEW YORK (CNN) — A fifth and sixth body has been pulled from the site where a crane collapsed Saturday on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, New York police said Monday

 breaking news on cnn.com

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/17/nyc.crane.collapse/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

There was just simply no one better to turn to than the eccentric grandmother who loved animals so much that her 86-acre North Georgia farm was home to donkeys, goats, high-priced show dogs and even a few wayward deer.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/16/tornado.victim/index.html?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnnOOo6tRs8

http://cityguides.msn.com/citylife/article.aspx?cp-documentid=6015077

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23614412/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/13/ritter.trial.ap/index.html

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The FBI continued in 2006 to badly mishandle letters that it uses to obtain personal records without a court order, according to a Justice Department report released Thursday.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/13/fbi.nsl/index.html

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g8RkM4F8_R23FgMJ7F-y5joBrgAwD8VCMF601

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=ahcw6VahWQdo&refer=canada

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two Portland men were sentenced Tuesday after they were convicted of beheading a kitten.

http://www.kptv.com/news/15577730/detail.html

LONDON – As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080312/ap_on_re_eu/polio_vaccine_prison

http://abcnews.go.com/ – more to come as the story happens.

Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ have got kids interested in old-time rock ‘n’ roll

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23579676/

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) – Although Canada is one of the snowiest countries in the world, a series of violent “snow rage” incidents reveal that even the locals have their limits.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080312/od_nm/snowrage_odd_dc;_ylt=AnUk3bDe7.Qc6K0EviT.nu2s0NUE

 In 2002, at the ages of 62 and 48, Pat and Catherine Patterson decided to leave it all behind. They sold their real-estate business and their cars, gave their furniture to their children, and put their home up for rent. Strapping their remaining possessions to two bicycles, the couple set off to bike around the world.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/12/world.bikers.irpt/index.html

Dallas police were investigating Wednesday morning why a mother threw her two children off an overpass and then jumped into oncoming traffic on Interstate 30 near Jim Miller Road.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/031308dnmetjump.4879fa8d.html

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian says he plans to run for Congress.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iAexFcyuazKBCPetFNp2gfHxHdsgD8VBUGPG0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meteorite that struck Peru in September, digging out a deep hole and startling nearby residents, traveled faster and hit harder than would have been expected, researchers reported on Tuesday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSN1160726520080311

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/RetirementandWills/RetireInStyle/6SimpleRulesForRetiringWellOff.aspx

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Police investigating the slaying of the University of North Carolina’s student body president may have a new break in the case.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23591462/

http://www.newsweek.com/id/120389?GT1=43002

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/12/spitzer/index.html

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police deliberately covered up the murder of a 15-year-old British teenage girl who was found dead in Goa last month, the state’s tourism minister said on Monday.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=1c43e7cf-34a7-482f-be2a-f85eac782af7&k=92473

EVERETT, Wash. – A 10-year-old Everett-area boy is at Children’s Hospital after being buried in a sandbox by his playmates.

http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_030908WAB_boy_buried_SW.3ab9f4f9.html

http://www.enews20.com/news_Facebook_Founder_Keynote_Ruined_by_Annoying_Journalist_06418.html

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20183056,00.html

Casey “Knowles” herself told ABC-TV’s Good Morning America Weekend that she’s been contacted by the Obama campaign about the possibility of doing an ad for him.

http://blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics/2008/03/3-am-girl-might.html

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber killed five American soldiers on a foot patrol Monday after detonating his explosives vest in central Baghdad, the U.S. military said, the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Iraq in more than a month.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/10/AR2008031000683.html?hpid=topnews

http://www.wtvq.com/content/midatlantic/tvq/video.apx.-content-articles-TVQ-2008-03-05-0011.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23551301/

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gGdAo3pQMo-jxeK6tU0LnO0DXE9gD8VAGGC00

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8516128

‘N Sync founder Pearlman ‘accepting full responsibility’ for bilking investors

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23521440/

The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/119091

http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN0733267220080307

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=4407470&page=1

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23519675/

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The student body president at the University of North Carolina was last seen alive just hours before she was found shot to death on a street in what police said they believe was a random act.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iU3IVnyNBpy8ooTN4OutE2rKG1pgD8V8JBH80

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s apparently no link between the bombing of a military recruiting station in New York’s Times Square and letters sent to Congress saying “We Did It,” law enforcement officials said Friday.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hxOtvieAMN7W-GhTZNFSDOVrkwCQD8V8KS0O0