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In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama's agenda

Washington Post - Paul Kane - ‎1 hour ago‎
Almost as soon as they take control of the House at noon Wednesday, Republicans will embark on a 20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of President Obama's agenda as they seek to take advantage of the weeks before the Senate's return ... - Politico - New York Times - The Associated Press

Salman Taseer assassination points to Pakistani extremists' mounting power

Washington Post - Karin Brulliard - ‎3 hours ago‎
The governor of Pakistan's wealthiest and most populated province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his bodyguards who told interrogators he was angry over the politician's opposition to blasphemy laws.
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Wanted: New Chiefs of Staff for Obama and Biden

New York Times - Jackie Calmes, Helene Cooper - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are both looking for new chiefs of staff now. Those are the more prominent changes under consideration for a midterm makeover that so far suggests ...
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No-show Apple still has a dominating presence at CES

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The technology giant doesn't attend trade shows, but the industry's largest gathering of the year will largely focus on new devices targeting the iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

Goldman Invest-and-Advise Model Thrives With Facebook Deal

Bloomberg - Christine Harper - ‎2 hours ago‎
Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Photographer: Joshua Roberts /Bloomberg Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Dixon Doll, co-founder of venture-capital firm DCM, ...

Panel asks California high court for guidance on gay-marriage ban

Los Angeles Times - Carol J. Williams - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Three appellate judges want the state Supreme Court's input on whether private groups have the legal right to defend Prop. 8. By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer The legal status of same-sex marriage headed back toward the California Supreme Court ...

Study finds overuse of implanted defibrillators

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎4 hours ago‎
Heart patients who receive one when guidelines don't recommend it face a higher risk of death and have more complications, researchers say.

Navy removes captain over anti-gay videos

Los Angeles Times - David S. Cloud, Brian Bennett - ‎1 hour ago‎
Capt. Owen Honors is relieved of command for 'lack of good judgment and professionalism.' The incident highlights the military's cultural struggle as it faces repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.

US auto sales jump, upswing seen for 2011

Reuters - David Bailey - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT, Jan 4 (Reuters) - US auto sales rose to the highest rate in 16 months in December, and major automakers forecast the recovery would gather momentum in 2011 as the industry distances itself from one of its deepest slumps ever.

Raiders players express surprise at Tom Cable's dismissal

USA Today - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Several Oakland Raiders players expressed surprise on Tuesday night after the team parted ways with head coach Tom Cable. The Raiders called an end to Cable's three-season reign as head coach when they opted not to pick up an option on his contract.

TMZ Live 1/4/11: Your Questions Answered! - Bob Goodden - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Our January suntans are coming along nicely, thanks for asking -- in other news, Kanye West wore at least three animal carcasses yesterday, Sam Ronson is royally pissed at Lindsay again, and let the games begin ... Dr. Murray's in court!

Asus takes aim at iPad with scattershot of Android and Windows products

Apple Insider - Daniel Eran Dilger - ‎2 hours ago‎
Taiwan's ASUSTeK Computer, which produces components for Apple, Dell and HP as well as selling PCs and logic boards under its own Asus brand, has announced the details behind its expected series of tablet sized devices which have ...

Ohio State vs. Arkansas: Sugar Bowl 2011

FanHouse - ‎1 hour ago‎
By FanHouse Staff The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) square off against the No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks (10-2) in the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 8:30 pm ET in New Orleans.

Blood Test May Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Voice of America - Carol Pearson - ‎2 hours ago‎
One of the most exciting developments in cancer research in the past decade involves trials going on right now at four cancer treatment centers in the United States.

Opening statements in case against Jackson's doctor

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Los Angeles • Michael Jackson's personal physician caused the singer's death by abandoning his patient, performing ineffective CPR, failing to call 911 in time and hiding from paramedics and emergency room doctors that he had given Jackson a powerful ...

Amid massive security, Egypt's Christians protest peacefully

CNN - Ian Lee - ‎3 hours ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff Hundreds of security officers in riot gear herd supporters of Coptic Christians through Shubra, a Cairo suburb, on Tuesday.

Lenovo shows its first tablet, the LePad

Computerworld - Agam Shah - ‎2 hours ago‎
IDG News Service - Lenovo has shown off its first tablet computer, the LePad, and will launch more tablets later this year in a bid to carve out some share in the emerging market dominated by Apple's iPad.

Australia's Queensland Appoints Taskforce to Rebuild After Floods Worsen

Bloomberg - Elisabeth Behrmann - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Queensland government appointed a taskforce to lead rebuilding and recovery efforts after the Australian state's worst floods in 50 years.

'Tea party' freshmen embrace status quo

Los Angeles Times - Kathleen Hennessey, Tom Hamburger - ‎1 hour ago‎
After campaigning against DC's ways, new Republican lawmakers quickly turn to lobbyists and fundraisers. By Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau ‪The new class of Republican lawmakers who charged into office promising to shun the ways of Washington ...

South Sudan welcomes Bashir words

BBC News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
South Sudan's information minister has welcomed reassurances by the Sudanese president that he will respect Sunday's referendum on southern independence.

Spurs-Knicks Game Review

USA Today - Jason Phillips - ‎1 hour ago‎
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Wilson Chandler hit 13-of-19 shots en route to a season-high 31 points and added nine rebounds with four assists as the New York Knicks raced past the San Antonio Spurs, 128-115, at Madison Square Garden.

Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly split. We write her break-up song!

Entertainment Weekly - Kate Ward - ‎2 hours ago‎
Image Credit: Glenn Harris/PR Photos; Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosA source has told People that Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's short-lived romance is over.

Wildcard matchup: New York Jets (11-5) at Indianapolis Colts (10-6)

Indianapolis Star - Phillip B. Wilson - ‎3 hours ago‎
JETS' NO. 1 WEAPON - QB Mark Sanchez: His fast start as a rookie inspired the nickname “San-chize,” as in the franchise. While the Jets have other key parts, the second-year pro must be the catalyst.


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