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Italian parliament inches towards approving electoral reformTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:55 | Reuters
By Roberto Landucci ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers edged closer on Tuesday to approving a new electoral law seen as a test of new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ability to enact wider structural reforms needed to stabilize government in Italy. Overhauling the complicated voting system blamed for leaving Italy with a deadlocked parliament has been a top priority for Renzi since he became leader of the main center-left Democratic Party (PD) last year. The new law, designed after an agreement between Renzi and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi, is intended to produce a clear winner able to govern without the kind of unwieldy cross-party coalition left by last year's inconclusive election. But it has caused widespread unease in the PD, where many are very unhappy at the accord with their arch-enemy Berlusconi and irritated with the bulldozing style of the 39-year-old premier, who has insisted the law must be passed quickly to avoid the risk of seeing it picked apart in parliament.
50 years later, New York murder still fascinatesTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:48 | Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Kitty Genovese's screams for help couldn't save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers' seeming callousness toward their neighbors.
Gitmo detainee challenges force-feeding proceduresTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:47 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A detainee at Guantanamo Bay is challenging force-feeding practices at the facility imposed on prisoners who go on hunger strikes.
US stocks edge lower in afternoon tradingTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:46 | Associated Press
Stocks shifted into negative territory Tuesday afternoon after a brief upswing earlier in the day as investors focused on companies such as General Motors, Men's Wearhouse and American Eagle Outfitters in the absence of major economic data.
Detained Ukrainian journalists released in CrimeaTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:46 | Reuters
Three journalists detained by pro-Russian forces in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, now under the control of the Russian military, were released on Tuesday, Ukrainian police sources said. The three women journalists were detained on the peninsula by members of Russian Unity, a political party which favors the union of Crimea with Russia, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov had earlier said on his Facebook page. The Ukrainian police sources said interior ministry officials had been in contact with the journalists' driver and they were now safe and in a Ukrainian district outside Crimea. The three journalists - Kateryna Butko, Alexandra Ryazantseva and Olena Maksymenko - were detained at a checkpoint manned by Russian Unity and later taken to the port city of Sevastopol, ministry sources said.
Couple attacked by cat say they'll get it helpTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45 | Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy.
Navy admiral relays concerns about NSA changesTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:41 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency told senators Tuesday that if the U.S. government turns over the bulk collection of telephone data to an independent third party, it could result in higher costs and delays identifying potential threats.
Holly Bobo suspect pleads not guilty in courtTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:40 | Associated Press
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo has pleaded not guilty.
Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name changeTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:38 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
Crimea's parliament pushes for independenceTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:37 | Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crimea's Parliament said Tuesday that if the public votes to become part of Russia, the peninsula will declare itself independent and propose becoming a Russian state. That could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.
Ex-DC teacher gets 25 years in child porn caseTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:36 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Washington elementary school teacher who became one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals after taking hidden video of his students using the bathroom and then eluded law enforcement officials by assuming fake identities and escaping to Nicaragua has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Man charged in 4 deaths claimed victim fired 1stTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:34 | Associated Press
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the deaths of four people, including an 18-month-old girl, at a Kansas farm told investigators one of the victims took the first shot at another victim, a detective testified Tuesday.
American outdoors writer dies in Ugandan jungleTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:31 | Associated Press
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An American outdoors writer died of an apparent heatstroke while on assignment in a Ugandan jungle, the magazine Men's Journal said on Tuesday.
Israel expresses regret over death of JordanianTue, 11 Mar 2014 14:31 | Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the fatal shooting of a Jordanian judge and announced a joint investigation into the incident, seeking to ease tensions with its key Arab ally.
What's special today for you
Is your birthday on a 11th ?
You are gracious, elegant and prudent. People admire your
qualities and some even become jealous of you. You are
realistic, flexible and adaptable. You are remarkably kind
and moral person. You are willing to sacrifice yourself for
the one you love. Your lover will always have your gentleness,
care and loyalty. You will always be happy to hand around
the one you love.
You come under the number 2. Napolean 111,Edison, Thomas Hardy
were born under the number 2.
You`re stretched thin. You want to accomplish so much, and your attention is everywhere. If you catch yourself snapping at people, stop it. This is an intense, wonderful time for many, and thoughtless responses might interfere with their happiness. Find ways to make yourself happy within the limits of what you can reasonably do. Stay home and take care of things before turning your energy on the community or the world at large. If someone volunteers to address your sore points, you`re ready to get into it. Generally, though, put these things aside to talk about them later. Here and now have different requirements.
You feel secure. You`re loud and delighted rather than quiet and cozy. Everyone within earshot knows how wonderful your life is. Some just nod and go their way, but others stick around to hear more. Now you`re committed to socializing, not that this is a problem. Take a break and buy lunch for everyone. If you already had a party scheduled for today, so much the better. You just know it will be an absolute success. If someone has been in a prickly mood, this is your chance to clear the air. Everyone feels better by tonight.
Bills are hanging over your head. Even if there`s nothing you can do about them right now, they`re still hard to forget. Worries like this make you less present and less engaging. The stories that usually cast a spell over younger audiences don`t seem to have the same effect. It can be frustrating to see glazed or wandering eyes that once shone with interest. Maybe the language changed when you weren`t looking. The facts remain, but it`s all in how you present them. At least you know what has to happen. You`ll do it alone if you can`t get any help.
You`re a bottomless source of answers and general wisdom. The basic difference between you and a know-it-all is that you won`t volunteer excess information unless someone is genuinely interested. Gossip might have something to do with this, but not in any malicious way. When dirty laundry becomes a fact of life, it loses any excitement. Anyway, you`re more interested in welcome discoveries. Forgotten treasures appear in the corners of rooms and at the backs of closets. Thrift stores are honored meeting places between people and found objects rich in sentimental value.
Maybe you`re not getting enough respect. Maybe you just feel that you deserve more. Nothing in your environment is changing, yet you sense a difference. It`s as if Water energy is changing the fuel that your Fire must burn. There`s something going on at a level deeper than you usually perceive. You can understand it if you try. The phrase `getting your head around it` accurately describes the mental stretching that you have to do. Once you get the affirmation you need, everything becomes sweeter. The door is open for romance, if that`s your destination. It`s certainly worth a visit.
This is the moment of truth. This is the jackpot. The right piece of knowledge at the right time is like money in the bank. All the tension and awkwardness that led up to this moment is forgiven. Now you`re relaxed and grateful. Your humor is welcome. Your handling of tricky situations turns a fumble into a juggling act. You`re a breath of fresh air in any social situation. Children look up to you, and not necessarily because you`re bringing gifts. You capture their imagination with word games. Their parents will love you for this.
You`re feeling a little too drained out for comfort. Your desk is overflowing on a day when you shouldn`t have to pay attention to it. You even suspect that your reputation may be on the line. With all this going on, relationship problems are the last thing you need. In that regard, your luck should hold. Your partner is standing with you, supporting your efforts and minimizing your headaches. He or she might even offer a few strategic suggestions. The pawn could still capture the queen if your opponent`s game is poorly thought out.
This could be a time of tribal conflict. Thanks to a peaceful cosmic influence, though, you`re a lover, not a fighter. You`ll end up leading your people to victory with something wiser and subtler than brute force. In fact, these militaristic metaphors might not even apply. Instead of spearheading some vast cultural invasion, expect to find yourself swept along in the focus of exciting events. Forget about hiding and savor the exposure you`re getting. You probably look as good as you feel, but it never hurts to check yourself in the mirror and imagine how you`ll look for the cameras.
You`re thinking like George Orwell, with Big Brother watching your every move. If there`s paranoia involved, you`re probably doing something wrong. Obviously you`d never break the law, but perhaps you feel uncomfortable about thinking incorrect thoughts. The Stars suggest that you relax. Your mind is your own, and you can use it however you want. Real security is based on being honest with yourself, acceptance of others as they are and general grace under pressure. Any kind of excess may hurt your cause. Moderation belongs in the mix, no matter what course you end up taking.
Seekers are on the move. Travelers cover ground even if they`re going by water. Everything is good, but nothing is perfect. No matter where you go, you can`t help feeling as if you missed some person or objective that slipped away moments before. Maybe you`re reading too much into these events. A tremendous uproar actually has nothing to do with you. The quiet little clues say more about your experience. Wisdom happens closer to home. Pay attention to any new ideas that your partner might raise. Someone who knows you well should know what you`re looking for.
Everyone has needs and you`re no exception. Sometimes you forget about what you lack. Other times, you can barely control your desire for it. You turn to loved ones before you turn to strangers, although it would help to remember their strengths and specialties. If you clutch at these people, they might rebel against your grip. Maybe it makes more sense to look at your actions through the eyes of an outsider. Any problems should be immediately obvious. How much caffeine and sugar are currently in your diet, and how are they affecting your reality? Subtract ingredients for a more even mix.
You bounce off the walls with cheerful energy. You orbit some happy planet without getting dizzy. It`s partly your natural state of the moment, but there are good reasons for it, too. Some person or pet, some organization or cosmic force is convinced of your absolute wonderfulness. This goes beyond popularity. You`re in the category of esteemed guest of honor and resident superstar. Others might take such an award with awestruck silence, but it has the reverse effect on you. Focus on your abdomen so that you don`t hurt yourself laughing. Yes, it really is that funny.