Sunday, 11 March 2012

AWOL: Absent Without Leads

This is Sunday Morning's Google News Page, U.S. edition. Unlike most every other nation's Google News, which are all "auto-generated" by individual searches, this one hasn't a single leader on the Afghan murders. And what do the masters of the universe south of the border find to be so much more engrossing than the story of one of their own running amok and killing sixteen unarmed civilians, including nine children? Read 'em and weep!

GOP presidential race seems close, but Mitt Romney has the numbers

Christian Science Monitor - 
Political campaigns are about heart and soul, but in the end it's the numbers that count. Mitt Romney clearly is ahead in the delegate count, and one prominent Republican says "this thing is about over.

World's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise makes final ...

Washington Post - 
NORFOLK, Va. - The USS Enterprise has set sail on its final voyage. Officials say the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was featured in the film “Top Gun,” left Norfolk, Va.

Remaining 5 inmates in Mississippi pardons controversy freed

CNN International - 
(CNN) -- All five remaining inmates held in the Mississippi pardons controversy have now been released from prison. Mississippi's Supreme Court last week upheld the controversial pardons of more than 200 convicts that former Gov.

Tips to combat daylight saving time fatigue

msnbc.com - 
Adjusting to the daylight saving time switch can be toughest for night owls and people who are sleep-deprived. By Joyce Cohen For many Americans, the switch to daylight saving time is an annual rite of exhaustion.

Two busted for stealing cash from Girl Scouts selling cookies

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New York Daily News - 
By Michael Sheridan / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Justin Rogers-Zenon, 18, is faces robbery charges along with a 16-year-old for stealing money from Girl Scouts selling cookies outside a Wal-Mart, police say.

Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With Republicans

New York Times - 
As baby showers go, the party Mary Russell attended to celebrate her niece's first child was sweet, with about a dozen women offering congratulations over ice cream and cake.

US Rep. Inslee to resign for Wash. gov. race

Boston.com - 
March 10, 2012|Chris Grygiel, AP Rep. Jay Inslee is resigning from Congress to focus full time on running for governor of Washington state this fall.

Washington state courthouse attack suspect arrested

abc7.com - 
The manhunt is over in Washington state, where police have arrested 34-year-old Steven Kravetz, who is suspected in a courthouse rampage that left a judge and sheriff's deputy wounded.

Despite Bill Maher's crude comments, Dem PAC doesn't have to return comedian's ...

New York Daily News - 
By Alison Gendar / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sen. Chuck Schumer says despite comedian Bill Maher's crude comments about women, a Democratic super PAC need not return the $1 million contribution it received from Maher, whose remarks don't carry the ...

Newtisms in full (algae) bloom

Fox News (blog) - 
by Joy Lin | March 11, 2012 Birmingham, Ala. -- It's hard to imagine any presidential candidate getting more political mileage out of single-cell life forms than Newt Gingrich.

Republicans weigh returning Hatch for 7th term

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 
By KEVIN FREKING AP SALT LAKE CITY - Disgruntled conservatives planted the seeds for Sen. Robert Bennett's defeat long before delegates at the Utah Republican Convention made it official two years ago.

Search Expanded For 4 Missing Fishermen Off Coast.

NPR - 
by AP SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard expanded its search area Sunday in an effort to find four people who disappeared from a fishing trawler off the Washington coast, but there was still no sign of them.

OC's Crystal Cathedral congregation to relocate

San Francisco Chronicle - 
(03-11) 11:53 PDT Garden Grove, Calif. (AP) -- The Crystal Cathedral's pastor says her congregation will relocate and the Orange County megachurch will get a new name.

Farrakhan's right to speak at Berkeley event is defended

Los Angeles Times - 
An appearance by controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at UC Berkeley raised some hackles, but University of California President Mark G. Yudof issued a statement defending Farrakhan's right to speak.

Senate rejects GOP measure to build oil pipeline

CNN - 
By Ted Barrett. Dana Bash. and Alan Silverleib, CNN Washington (CNN) -- The Senate narrowly rejected a Republican-sponsored measure Thursday that would have bypassed the Obama administration's current objections to the Keystone XL pipeline and allowed ...

Can't quit the place, senators back for second act

CBS News - 
WASHINGTON - Call 'em the comeback crew. Republican Sen. Dan Coats and Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg served years in the Senate before bowing out because of a term-limits promise or the frustration of endless fundraising.

Obama's health care law: A trek, not a sprint

San Francisco Chronicle - 
(03-11) 08:44 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took only a year to set up Medicare. But if President Barack Obama's health care law survives Supreme Court scrutiny, it will be nearly a decade before all its major pieces are in place.

GOP, Democratic governors chiefs debate role of social issues in 2012 race

Fox News - 
The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association on Sunday accused Republicans of being more interested in their own internal nominating race than the economy, a claim his Republican counterpart described as incredulous considering the amount of ...

NASCAR stock cars, zip lines and freefalls among new attractions in Myrtle ...

Washington Post - 
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Free falling from a 60-foot tower, slipping down an oceanfront zip line or fighting through a curve in a car once driven by a NASCAR great are among the new attractions that will greet visitors to Myrtle Beach during a new beach ...

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