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6 killed in rare New Year's Eve tornado outbreak

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Tornadoes fueled by unusually warm air pummeled the South and Midwest on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more across Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.
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AP National Video More>> AP Interview: Richardson has hope for Koreas MADRID (AP) - Dazzling fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor, communist Vietnam held a rare, Western-style countdown to the new year, and Japanese revelers released balloons ...

Miller ending legal battle, conceding Senate race

The Associated Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Republican Joe Miller on Friday ended his legal fight over Alaska's US Senate seat, conceding the race to his bitter rival, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. - AFP - BBC News - CNN (blog)

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In Ivory Coast, Bid to East Out Defiant Leader

New York Times - Eric Lipton, Sheryl Gay Stolberg - ‎52 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Laurent Gbagbo vowed Friday that he would not cede power in Ivory Coast, while Obama administration officials warned that he was running out of time to accept an offer they had made to help ...

Winter Classic: Caps bring revamped look into spotlight game

Washington Post - Katie Carrera - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Capitals and Penguins players get in their ice time at Heinz Field in preparation for the Winter Classic, which will be played at 8 pm on Saturday night.

US Stocks End 2010 With Second-Straight Year Of Gains

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose slightly Friday while other stock measures fell modestly in a quiet ending to a second-straight year of gains for the market.

New health-care rules to take effect

Washington Post - David A. Fahrenthold - ‎4 hours ago‎
The new year will bring important changes to US health-insurance rules, as new provisions related to last year's massive health-care overhaul take effect.

No pardon for Billy the Kid

Los Angeles Times - Rick Rojas - ‎2 hours ago‎
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says, 'The romanticism appealed to me … but the facts and the evidence did not support it.' Billy the Kid was promised a pardon in exchange for testifying in an 1879 slaying.

Egypt says seven dead after blast outside church

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
CAIRO Jan 1 (Reuters) - Egypt's Interior Ministry said on Saturday that seven people were killed and 24 wounded when a car exploded outside a church in Alexandria.

Police: Houston area bank standoff ends, all hostages safe

CNN International - Michael Martinez, Jason Hanna - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A hostage situation at a Texas bank ended Friday afternoon with all hostages safe and suspects in custody, said Lt. Onesimo Lopez of the Pearland Police Department.

Report: New Pitt coach arrested for domestic violence - John Taylor - ‎1 hour ago‎
There's some rather disturbing news coming out of South Bend this evening as WNDU-TV is reporting that new Pittsburgh head coach Michael Haywood has been arrested for domestic violence.

Nigeria: Fatal Bomb Blast at Barracks

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP A bomb blast tore through a beer garden at a Nigerian Army barracks where revelers had gathered to celebrate New Year's Eve, witnesses said, and state-run television reported Friday that 30 people were killed, though the police immediately ...

San Francisco Is Chosen as 2013 Host as America's Cup Returns to US

New York Times - Ken Belson - ‎31 minutes ago‎
After months of sometimes contentious negotiations, the organizers of the America's Cup said on Friday that San Francisco would host the 34th race in late 2013.

Oil Surges to Highest Year-End Price Since 2007 on Dollar

Bloomberg - Margot Habiby - ‎4 hours ago‎
Oil surged to its highest year-end price since 2007 as the dollar weakened and gasoline and heating oil futures climbed. Crude capped its second consecutive year of gains as the dollar dropped against the ...

Turbulent Season for Irish Ends With Victory

New York Times - ‎20 minutes ago‎
By AP A far-from-perfect first season as Notre Dame's coach could not have ended much better for Brian Kelly. Victor Calzada/El Paso Times, via Associated Press Notre Dame's Harrison Smith intercepted three Miami passes in the first half of the Sun ...

Raz B & Ricky Romance: Screw Chris Brown - ‎11 hours ago‎
It's supposed to be a time of forgiveness ... but Raz B and Ricky Romance are having none of that this holiday season when it comes to Chris Brown.

Unusual option action seen in Imax before bid report

Reuters - Doris Frankel - ‎6 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, Dec 31 (Reuters) - A number of well-timed bullish options bets appeared to have been placed on Imax Corp (IMX.TO) (IMAX.O) just days before a media report suggesting a possible buyout.

Michael Jackson Autopsy Show Postponed Indefinitely

Right TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Jen For those of you waiting to see the Michael Jackson Autopsy television show set to air in Europe in January has been postponed indefinitely!

Scott Sisters Kidney Donation Threatens Organ Transplant Laws

ABC News - Susan Donaldson James - ‎8 hours ago‎
Governor's Deal Violates 50-Year-Old Donation Laws Outlawing Coercion and Rewards; What If Sisters Aren't a Match? By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES As jubilant supporters await the release of Gladys and Jamie Scott, who brokered a bargain with Mississippi Gov.

Panthers Cutting Ties With Coach and Staff

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP The Carolina Panthers formally announced the end of John Fox's nine-year run as coach, a tenure in which he led the franchise to its only Super Bowl.

Davis drop out of mayor's race, supports Braun

Chicago Sun-Times - Dan Rozek, Abdon M. Pallasch - ‎1 hour ago‎
US Rep. Danny Davis formally ended his bid for mayor of Chicago Friday night, throwing his support behind former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

Revellers around the world ring in 2011 - ‎28 minutes ago‎
European, Pacific and Asian countries greeted 2011 with fireworks displays and concerts as revellers rang in the new year. Officials estimated that about a quarter-million people watched the colours of the Union Jack light up the sky over the River ...

Political Battle on Illegal Immigration Shifts to States

New York Times - Julia Preston - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Legislative leaders in at least half a dozen states say they will propose bills similar to a controversial law to fight illegal immigration that was adopted by Arizona last spring, even though a federal court has suspended central ...

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