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Cantor set to become majority leader

Richmond Times Dispatch - Tyler Whitley - ‎13 minutes ago‎
On Wendesday, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, will officially assume his duties as the No. 2 leader in the House of Representatives. By Tyler Whitley Cantor will be joined by three new Republican lawmakers from Virginia.
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Coptic church bombing in Egypt is latest assault on Mideast Christians

Los Angeles Times - Ramin Mostaghim - ‎5 hours ago‎
The New Year's blast kills 21 and sparks clashes between police and Copts. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak accuses foreign elements of involvement in the terrorist attack, which drew condemnation across the Middle East.
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Civil War message opened and decoded: No help coming

Kansas City Star - Steve Szkotak - ‎26 minutes ago‎
AP This coded message telling Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton that no help was coming to Vicksburg was contained in a Civil War-era glass vial.
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Penalties and a tough Texas Christian defense stunt Wisconsin's chances

Los Angeles Times - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Badgers hurt their cause with uncharacteristic blunders that give them poor field position and the Horned Frogs take advantage. By Gary Klein A sea of red courtesy of Badger Nation.

Expedia Drops American Airlines Tickets From Listings

Wall Street Journal - Andrew Morse - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Expedia Inc. (EXPE) has dropped tickets for American Airlines flights from its listings, according to a statement on the airline's website, the latest development in a feud between the airline and online travel ...

New Year's Eve storms pass, death toll rises

Reuters - Greg McCune - ‎4 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New Year's eve storms that spawned tornadoes in the Midwest and a blizzard in the northern Plains dissipated on Saturday but the violent weather claimed a seventh victim with the death of a Missouri woman.

Apple confirms New Year's alarm bug, says to wait until Jan 3

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple has confirmed an iOS bug where non-repeating alarms fail to ring on the first few days of the new year, recommending that users set recurring alarms until Jan. 3, when the alarms will resume working properly.

Winning sendoff for Florida Gators' Urban Meyer

MiamiHerald.com - Clark Spencer - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Urban Meyer, who won two national titles at Florida, won his final game at UF with the help of a familiar face -- senior Ahmad Black.

Shania Twain Is Married!

Us Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
The singer, 45, wed Frederic Thiebaud, 40, on New Year's Day in Puerto Rico, her rep confirms to UsMagazine.com. "They were married at sunset in Rincon, Puerto Rico, in front of 40 of their closest family and friends.

Capitals kickoff New Year with Classic win over Penguins

Reuters - Pam Panchak, Patrick Johnston - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) is surrounded by Mike Knuble (22), John Carlson (74) and Karl Alzner (27) of the Washington Capitals during the second period of the NHL's Winter Classic hockey game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, ...

Snooki's Hangover Cure: Drink More!

People Magazine - Alison Schwartz, Jenisha Watts - ‎5 hours ago‎
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi knows the best way to wash down a night of bubbly - and that's with more bubbly. Calling champagne the "New Year's Eve drink," the pint-sized Jersey Shore star, 23, tells PEOPLE her most ...

Woman killed, two missing in Australian flooding

The Hindu - ‎11 minutes ago‎
PTI A woman swept from the road in her car has become the first victim of massive flooding in the Australian state of Queensland, where at least two more persons have gone missing.

Obama spends quiet New Year's Day with family

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama spent the first day of 2011 with his family, enjoying the sunny, warm Hawaiian weather. Obama, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha spent several hours Saturday at Pyramid Rock, a secluded beach at Marine ...

President Rousseff Says Pre-Salt Oil Is Brazil's 'Passport To Future'

Wall Street Journal - Diana Kinch - ‎7 hours ago‎
RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Giant oil and gas reserves off the southeastern coast of Brazil are the country's "passport to the future," President Dilma Rousseff said as she took office Saturday, while highlighting the importance of ...

China Dec manufacturing eases on tightening moves

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP , 01.01.11, 09:40 PM EST HONG KONG -- A survey says China's manufacturing boom eased off slightly in the last month of the year, reflecting tightening policies taken by authorities to keep inflation in check.

Heat Falls Behind by 20 but Rallies to Win Again

New York Times - ‎14 minutes ago‎
By AP Jacquelyn Martin/AP Keep up with the latest news, on the court and off, with The Times's basketball blog. LeBron James had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade also scored 25 points and the host Heat overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the ...

Estonia gets cool welcome from a eurozone in crisis

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
The European Union would normally have been cock-a-hoop about the arrival of Estonia as the 17th member of the euro yesterday. The inclusion of a small Baltic state that until two decades ago was part of the Soviet Union would have been hailed as a ...

Meaningless game? Not to Bill Belichick

Boston Herald - Karen Guregian - ‎8 minutes ago‎
FOXBORO - Technically, the Patriots [team stats] cannot improve their standing today. They have the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up, a first-round bye secured, and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs in ...

Cops Seek 2 More Suspects After Texas Bank Hostage Standoff

ABC News - Kevin Dolak, Jessica Hopper - ‎7 hours ago‎
Police are hunting more suspects after a five-hour hostage standoff and attempted New Year's Eve robbery at a Texas bank. "We are working with the FBI and a task force in order to apprehend the suspects," Pearland, ...

Nigeria: Questions surround latest bomb attack

The Associated Press - ‎9 hours ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Muslim extremists may have planted the bomb that exploded at an army barracks in Nigeria's capital, the country's president said Saturday after the latest attack in a nation beset by violence in recent weeks.

Box office update: 'True Grit' celebrates New Year's Eve with $8.2 mil

Entertainment Weekly - John Young - ‎8 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Wilson WebbTrue Grit showed exactly that, as the Western throwback topped the box office on Friday with $8.2 million, according to early estimates.

Israel blamed for woman's death

Aljazeera.net - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hundreds demonstrate at funeral procession of a woman protester who died after inhaling gas fired by Israeli forces. Hundreds of Palestinians and anti-barrier activists have attended the funeral procession of a Palestinian protester who died after ...

AP: Charlie Weis will be offensive coordinator at Florida

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Charlie Weis has accepted an offer to become the offensive coordinator at Florida, according to a story by The Associated Press. An announcement is expected Monday.

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