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While U Slept. Big 5 Overnight Stories. Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

FIRST REPORTS OF OIL HITTING SHORE IN WIDENING GULF SPILL Louisiana shoreline will be first hit, with other Gulf states bracing for damage and Washington trying to stay ahead of spreading crisis. (BBC)

PROSECUTORS CONSIDER CRIMINAL FRAUD CASE AGAINST GOLDMAN Criminal charges would raise stakes even further in federal government showdown with hallowed investment bank. (Bloomberg)

BUFFETT SEES “BIG UPSWING,” ECONOMY TURNING CORNER His 80 subsidiaries –clothing, insurance, railroad, tools, et al — registered a notable turnaround in March, Billionaire says in interview to air Friday. (AP/Fox)

HORRIFIC, BIZARRE ATTACKS ON CHILDREN CONTINUE IN CHINA In third separate school attack in three days, a Chinese man assaults pre-schoolers with a hammer before setting himself on fire. (CNN)

SHANGHAI EXPO OPENING Last minute preparations on for six-month long event that opens Saturday, which will mark Chinese city’s arrival among world’s top-tier metropolises. (AP)

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