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As dust settles in Iowa, GOP race kicks into high gear

Detroit Free Press -
Mitt Romney has a sizable lead in New Hampshire, polls show, and could add to his front-runner status with a win. / Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Todd Spangler US Rep. Ron Paul blasted his rival Newt Gingrich on foreign policy Wednesday, ...
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Stirring up a fight, Obama names consumer watchdog

Boston.com -
By Ben Feller and Jim Kuhnhenn AP / January 5, 2012 SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio—Defying Republican lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Wednesday barreled by the Senate and installed a national consumer watchdog on his own, provoking GOP threats of a ...

Brownsville police kill teen at middle school

Houston Chronicle -
By Lynn Brezosky and Jason Buch, lbrezosky@express-news.net BROWNSVILLE - Officers shot and killed an eighth-grade student in a middle school hallway after he refused to drop the air gun he'd smuggled into school, police here said Wednesday.

West Virginia Mountaineers roll over Clemson Tigers in Orange Bowl, set record ...

New York Daily News -
AP WVU's Geno Smith celebrates after they won 70-33 against the Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. MIAMI - The West Virginia Mountaineers were tough to slow down, and only the Orange Bowl mascot could stop Darwin Cook.

Scott Thompson needs to boldly change Yahoo

San Francisco Chronicle -
Scott Thompson has said that he needs to be in the role as Yahoo CEO before he can decide how to change the company. Midway into Yahoo's conference call Wednesday introducing Scott Thompson as its chief executive, an analyst asked whether the ...

Boeing Betrays Wichita After City Helped Win Tanker, Mayor Says

BusinessWeek -
By Darrell Preston and David Mildenberg Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s decision to shut down its Wichita, Kansas, plant after more than 80 years betrayed public officials who helped the planemaker win a US Air Force contract for midair refueling ...

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Activists: Syrian regime misleading Arab observers

Boston.com -
January 04, 2012|Bassem Mroue, AP Activists accused President Bashar Assad's regime on Wednesday of misleading Arab League observers by taking them only to areas loyal to the government and changing street signs to confuse them.

Sadr City is a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad

CNN International -
Baghdad (CNN) -- A series of bombings in Baghdad left 24 dead and dozens wounded Thursday, intensifying fears of an increase in sectarian violence in the midst of a political crisis.

Suspect faces life term in arson rampage

Los Angeles Times -
Harry Burkhart's 'rage against Americans' inspired a four-day rampage, prosecutors say. More charges are expected as bail is set at $2.85 million.

In an about-face, Rick Perry keeps presidential bid alive

Fort Worth Star Telegram -
By Dave Montgomery and Maria Recio mrecio@mcclatchydc.com DES MOINES, Iowa -- After sending signals that he might drop out of the Republican presidential race because of a poor showing in Iowa, Gov.

Coronado killings that claimed 2 Navy pilots apparent murder-suicide

Los Angeles Times -
A Navy pilot committed suicide after apparently killing three other people in a Coronado apartment during a night of New Year's Eve celebrating.

NY Gov. Cuomo sets aggressive agenda for 2nd year

The Associated Press -
ALBANY, NY (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has outlined an aggressive agenda to boost New York's economy and aid poor and dispossessed residents during in his second year in office.

Asia Stocks, Aussie Drop on Europe Concern

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Asia Stocks, Aussie Drop on Europe Concern Asia Stocks, Aussie Drop on Europe Concern Ian Waldie/Bloomberg A shopper looks at rugs displayed at a warehouse store in Sydney.

Oil Trades Near 8-Month High as Iran Tension Counters Europe Debt Crisis

Bloomberg -
Play Video Oil traded near the highest price in almost eight months in New York as speculation that sanctions against Iran will curb crude supplies countered concern that Europe's debt crisis will worsen and slow demand.

Kodak Teeters on the Brink

Wall Street Journal -
By MIKE SPECTOR And DANA MATTIOLI Eastman Kodak Co. is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection in the coming weeks, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would cap a stunning comedown for a company that once ranked among America's corporate ...

Michele Bachmann drops out of Republican presidential race

Detroit Free Press -
Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota hugs her mother, Jean LaFave, after announcing her decision to drop out of the Republican presidential race.

Past with Santorum made McCain choice easier

The Seattle Times -
For Sen. John McCain, choosing between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or former Senate colleague Rick Santorum was a pick between... By The New York Times No comments have been posted to this article. For Sen. John McCain, choosing between ...

5 Hot Mobile Trends At CES

InformationWeek -
Mobile devices will figure prominently at the Consumer Electronics Show, kicking off January 10. Here are five gadget trends to watch.

Nokia Lumia 710 (white, T-Mobile)

CNET -
The good: Thanks to its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Nokia's Lumia 710 provides plenty of power for both fun and productive uses.

Lenovo Adds New Core Chips, Thunderbolt to ThinkPads

PCWorld -
By Agam Shah, IDG News Lenovo on Thursday announced ThinkPad laptops with cutting-edge technologies including Intel's upcoming third-generation Core processors and the Thunderbolt interconnect, which is currently found only on Apple laptops.

Zooey Deschanel Files for Divorce from Ben Gibbard

People Magazine -
By Dahvi Shira While Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel's career has hit a high note, her personal life is a bit more bittersweet.

Noel Clarke joins Par's 'Star Trek 2': Regular on BBC's 'Dr. Who' added for ...

Chicago Tribune -
Brit actor-director Noel Clarke, who has a recurring role on the BBC's hit series "Doctor Who," has been cast in JJ Abrams' Paramount tentpole "Star Trek 2." He joins franchise newcomers Alice Eve and Peter Weller in the sci-fi sequel, which is skedded ...

Andretti signs up for Trump's TV show

Indianapolis Star -
The former racing champion and current IndyCar team owner is one of 18 contestants on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," the TV show hosted by Trump, who in Central Indiana is remembered for being "fired" as the celebrity pace car driver of the 2011 ...

Real Housewives' Brandi Glanville in Lesbian Fling With Demi Moore? "1000 ...

E! Online -
It's pretty clear that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville is a little "nutty"—as evidenced by her quickie Vegas wedding.

LeBron carries load as Heat scorches Pacers

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(Reuters) - LeBron James carried the extra load without Dwyane Wade as the Miami Heat recovered from their first loss of the season to crush the Indiana Pacers 118-83 on Wednesday.

Practice makes near-perfect for Clippers

Los Angeles Times -
By Broderick Turner It sure looked that way during their 117-89 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

Bobcats batter Knicks

The Boston Globe -
AP Frank Franklin II/AP Tight defense from the Knicks' Tyson Chandler results in an awkward shot taken by Boris Diaw of the Bobcats in the second half.

Leaping lizards and dinosaurs inspire robot design

UC Berkeley -
By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | January 4, 2012 University of California, Berkeley, biologists and engineers - including undergraduate and graduate students - studied how lizards manage to leap successfully even when they slip and stumble.

Saturn moon's weather forecast: Chance of methane rain

msnbc.com -
This composite image shows a cloud, imaged at a distance of 90000 kilometers (54000 miles) during a Titan flyby designed to observe the limb of the moon.

Citing Drug Resistance, US Restricts More Antibiotics for Livestock

New York Times -
WASHINGTON - Federal drug regulators announced on Wednesday that farmers and ranchers must restrict their use of a critical class of antibiotics in cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys because such practices may have contributed to the growing threat in ...

Herpes Vaccine Fails to Protect Women

ABC News -
By MICHAEL SMITH, MedPage Today Staff Writer A once-promising vaccine against herpes viruses has failed in a large clinical trial, researchers reported.

Deaths from most cancers drop, report says

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By MyHealthNewsDaily staff Cancer death rates have continued to decline in both men and women in recent years, according to a new report.

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