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Suspect in Mt. Rainier shooting found dead in snow

CBS News -
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. - An armed Iraq War veteran suspected of killing a Mount Rainier National Park ranger managed to evade snowshoe-wearing SWAT teams and dogs on his trail for nearly a day.
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Santorum's New Quandary

Wall Street Journal -
By PATRICK O'CONNOR BOONE, Iowa—Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has spent the last several weeks canvassing Iowa in a gray Dodge pickup truck, quietly courting caucus-goers in hundreds of small sessions.

LA arson suspect is 24-year-old Hollywood man

Los Angeles Times -
Booking records identified the man as Harry Burkhart, a Hollywood area resident. He is being held in lieu of $250000 bail at the Inmate Reception Center in downtown LA No new arsons have been reported since the suspect was taken into custody, ...

Oregon Wins the Rose Bowl in Style

New York Times -
PASADENA, Calif. - Coming off 94 years of bad luck in the Rose Bowl, Oregon's scene-stealing fashionistas broke out mirrored helmets, throwing off glints of light like sparklers, appropriate for the fireworks show they and Wisconsin put on Monday.

India, China Economies Show Asia Resilient as Europe Falters

BusinessWeek -
By Unni Krishnan Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Manufacturing in India and China improved in December, a sign the world's fastest-growing major economies are withstanding Europe's debt crisis.

Lundqvist Steals the Show and Seals the Rangers' Comeback Victory

New York Times -
PHILADELHIA - A boyhood fantasy came to life under an evening sky burnished by a chilly wind . More than 46000 fans stood roaring at Citizens Bank Park in 38 degree temperatures as a national television audience sat in warm homes holding its breath.

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Iran overestimates strait's importance

Financial Times -
Sir, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the head of Iran's navy, and first vice-president Mohammad Reza Rahimi have overestimated the contemporary importance of the Strait of Hormuz as the sole transit route for much of the world's oil supply from the Gulf ...

Arab League Claims Progress in Syria, but Criticism of Mission Persists

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The Arab League observer mission charged with helping bring about an end to the violence in Syria claimed several accomplishments on Monday, noting that the government has withdrawn tanks and artillery from cities, and has released ...

Egypt Holds Final Round of Voting as Mubarak Faces Prosecutors

BusinessWeek -
By Mariam Fam Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Egyptians vote in the third round of parliamentary elections today, as prosecutors begin to present their case in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Israelis, Palestinians to Meet to Salvage Peace Effort

Voice of America -
January 02, 2012 Israelis, Palestinians to Meet to Salvage Peace Effort VOA News Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet in Jordan for talks aimed at restarting the stalled peace process.

Ron and Rand Paul, a double dose of liberty

Washington Post -
DES MOINES - It's never too early to start thinking about 2016. As Ron Paul, the oldest candidate in the GOP field heads into what could be his final Iowa caucus, his motley band of supporters are buzzing about a second coming - Sen. Rand Paul.

Father: Thankful for passers-by who saved children

Sacramento Bee -
By JIM URQUHART and PAUL FOY AP LOGAN, Utah -- A man whose car slid off an icy Utah road and into a river and whose two children and niece were saved by passers-by says he is thankful to be alive.

Rick Perry faces a rare electoral letdown

Los Angeles Times -
By Paul West, Washington Bureau A pumped-up Rick Perry, launching a final Iowa campaign swing Monday in pep-rally style, is confronting what will almost certainly be the first electoral defeat of a long life in politics.

Romney ends Iowa swing looking past it

Politico -
MARION, Iowa - Mitt Romney won't say it. His advisers won't publicly admit it. But they're confident going into the caucuses here that they've got the nomination all but wrapped up.

Euro Near 11-Year Low Against Yen as Debt Woes Dent Growth

BusinessWeek -
By Candice Zachariahs and Kristine Aquino Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The euro held seven days of declines against the yen, its longest stretch in a year, on concern the European debt crisis will hamper economic growth in the region.

Analysis: Asia's double-edged currency sword

Reuters -
By Emily Kaiser, Asia economics correspondent | SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The roller-coaster ride for Asian currencies, which saw only the yen and yuan post significant gains for the year against the US dollar, is set to continue in 2012.

Caterpillar Locks Out Workers in Canada

New York Times -
OTTAWA - A lockout late Sunday of about 465 workers at a Canadian locomotive factory owned by a Caterpillar unit has renewed debate in Canada about the labor impact of foreign ownership.

Report: Apple planning media-related event later this month

Macworld -
by Philip Michaels, A new year means 365 new chances to speculate on what Apple might have up its sleeve. And two days into 2012, we already have a potential Apple event to talk about.

LG's Flashy 55-Inch OLED Challenged by Dropping TV Prices

PCWorld (blog) -
By Jeff Bertolucci, PCWorld Jan 2, 2012 4:08 PM LG hasn't announced a price for its new 55-inch OLED TV, but you can bet that this beautiful, super-thin set will carry a hefty premium.

Apple TV Gets iOS Apps Via MobileX Hack

PC Magazine -
By Chloe Albanesius If you're still enjoying the New Year's holiday today, why not spend it jailbreaking your Apple TV to run iOS apps?

Cruise's 'Mission' Maintains Altitude With $38.3 Million

Fox News -
| AP LOS ANGELES - Tom Cruise is off to a good start for the new year with a second-straight No. 1 weekend at the box office. Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" took in an estimated $38.3 million domestically over the long holiday weekend ...

Rachel Truehart of Southampton makes television debut on ABC's 'The Bachelor ... -
By Brian Steele, The Republican SOUTHAMPTON - Rachel Truehart, a Southampton native, made her television debut Monday night on ABC's reality dating contest “The Bachelor” as one of 25 women competing for a relationship with one man.

Zeglinski helps No. 23 Virginia edge LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sammy Zeglinski scored 17 points, including a big 3-pointer late in the game, to help No. 21 Virginia beat LSU 57-52 in a non-conference game Monday night.

Citing Need for Change After Dismal Season, Colts Part Ways With Polians

New York Times -
Two years ago, the Indianapolis Colts were in the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning was the NFL's most valuable player and the team president Bill Polian was the league's executive of the year.

Nixed trade not on Pau Gasol's mind

By Dave McMenamin EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Pau Gasol will be wearing a yellow uniform when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, but what will be on everyone's mind come tipoff is just how close the Lakers' forward came to wearing ...

Rams join four others in looking for new coach -
The Rams fired Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney on Monday, meaning the Bucs are competing with four other teams in the search for a head coach.

Nash scores 13 of 21 points in fourth quarter of Phoenix's 102-91 win over ...

Washington Post -
PHOENIX - Steve Nash is slowly playing his way into shape. Nash scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter and rookie Markieff Morris added 16 points, helping the Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 102-91 on Monday.

NASA Kicks Off New Year With Mission to the Moon

Fox News -
| AP This undated artist rendering provided by NASA on Dec. 21,2011 shows the twin Grail spacecraft mapping the lunar gravity field.

Meteor shower to kick off 2012

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY If you snooze you'll lose Wednesday morning, when a little known but active meteor shower will start 2012 for people stalwart enough to brave the chilly hours before dawn.

How Hard Would It Be for Avian Flu to Spread?

New York Times -
Recent reports that two teams of scientists had genetically altered a deadly flu virus to make it more contagious have provoked fear, even outrage, in some quarters.

ADHD drugs do not increase risk of heart disease in adults, study finds

Washington Post -
ADHD ADHD drugs raise blood pressure but do not seem to endanger adult hearts THE QUESTION Might adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder face added risk for serious cardiovascular problems because of the medications they take - drugs that ...


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