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Teen Deported to Colombia Reunites With Mom

Fox News -
| AP AP January 6, 2012: Jakadrien Turner, age 15, center, walks with her grandmother Lorene Turner, left, and mother Johnisa Turner, right, at DFW Airport in Fort Worth, Texas.
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An Old Loss Dogs Surging Santorum

Wall Street Journal -
By NAFTALI BENDAVID Among the biggest challenges facing Rick Santorum's quest for the Republican nomination is this: Can he explain away the crushing defeat received the last time he sought elected office?

History Repeats Itself, Dangers of Slashing the Military

Fox News -
By Jennifer Griffin & Justin Fishel President Obama, in outlining proposed defense cuts at the Pentagon on Thursday, urged officials to remember the "lessons of history" and to make sure the country does not repeat the mistakes of the past by leaving ...

Syria pledges 'iron fist' response to Damascus bombing

BBC News -
Syria's interior ministry has vowed to "strike back with an iron fist" at what it say is a recent "escalation" of anti-government terror attacks.

Arkansas Beats Kansas State 29-16 in Cotton Bowl

ABC News -
By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Joe Adams had his fourth punt return for a touchdown this season and No. 7 Arkansas matched a school record with its 11th victory, beating No.

The Devil Inside

Chicago Tribune -
Despite the palpable air of deja vu that hangs over it like a light fog, "The Devil Inside" generates a fair amount of suspense during sizable swaths of its familiar but serviceable exorcism-centric scenario.

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For Iranians Waylaid by Pirates, US to the Rescue

New York Times -
ABOARD THE FISHING VESSEL AL MULAHI, in the Gulf of Oman - Senior Iranian military officials this week bluntly warned an American aircraft carrier that it would confront the “full force” of the Iranian military if it tried to re-enter the Persian Gulf.

Two leapt to death from burning NZ balloon

Sydney Morning Herald -
Two passengers plummeted to their deaths from a burning hot air balloon as it crashed to the ground near a peaceful New Zealand township on Saturday, killing nine others.

20 killed in northeast Nigeria shooting in town hall

The Boston Globe -
AP MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Gunmen from a radical Muslim sect attacked a town hall yesterday in rural northeast Nigeria, killing at least 20 people who had gathered for a meeting of traders who are members of a Christian ethnic group, police said.

Former Turkish military chief arrested over plot to overthrow government

The Boston Globe -
By Christopher Torchia | AP ISTANBUL - A former Turkish military chief suspected of leading an Internet campaign to stir revolt was jailed yesterday in a sweeping investigation of alleged conspiracies to topple a civilian government that has stripped ...

Indiana Labor Measure Is Expected to Progress

New York Times -
INDIANAPOLIS - House Democrats brought state lawmaking to a halt in Indiana for much of this week, refusing for a third straight day on Friday to come out to their chamber floor in a procedural effort to stop “right to work” legislation at the center ...

Giffords arrives in Tucson for shooting ceremonies

CBS News -
(AP) TUCSON, Ariz. - US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has arrived in Tucson, Ariz., to begin commemorating the one-year anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her and 12 others wounded.

Rape redefined for FBI to include male victims

The Seattle Times -
The Obama administration on Friday expanded the FBI's definition of rape to count men as victims for the first time and to drop the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

Agency ranks 2011 as driest year ever in Texas

The Associated Press -
HOUSTON (AP) - The National Weather Service says 2011 was Texas' driest year on record as well as its second hottest. The agency said Friday the average rainfall for the drought-stricken state last year was 14.88 inches.

US Payrolls Beat Forecasts as Unemployment Falls: Economy

BusinessWeek -
By Timothy R. Homan Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Payroll growth in the US beat forecasts in December and the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in almost three years as the economy gained strength heading into 2012.

New Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson pay package worth up to $27 million

Los Angeles Times -
Yahoo picked EBay's pocket when it lured away PayPal boss Scott Thompson as its new chief executive. The new CEO, who officially starts at Yahoo on Monday, may receive a $27-million pay package, according to a regulatory filing late Friday.

Obama's Odds for Re-Election May Rise as Unemployment Rate Falls

BusinessWeek -
By Mike Dorning Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama called yesterday's jobs report a sign the US economy is on the rebound.

Ron Paul Attacks Santorum as Spendthrift in New Hampshire Swing

BusinessWeek -
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ron Paul called former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum as a spendthrift with federal money as the Texas congressman began a five-day New Hampshire campaign push he said will highlight his Republican ...

Lawsuits, Competition Weigh on Motorola

PCWorld -
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News The cost of patent lawsuits and a more competitive market weighed down Motorola Mobility's fourth-quarter financial results, the company reported Friday in releasing preliminary numbers.

Hot parties at CES 2012

EE Times -
At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the bustling tradeshow floor is only half the fun (actually, probably a lot less than that).

Samsung, LG and Sony sign on to Google TV

By Scott Martin, USA TODAY The world's three largest television makers - Samsung, LG and Sony - are working on Google TV. LG announced its Google TV move last week.

Christina Aguilera Talks Body & Style Criticisms; Says Boyfriend 'Loves' Her ...

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Caption Christina Aguilera speaks during the 'The Voice' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pasadena, on January 6, 2012She may be a blogs fixture for her ...

Van Halen tickets on sale Jan. 14

Pittsburgh Post Gazette -
By Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When news broke that Van Halen would launch its first tour in four years, you knew it couldn't skip an old stomping ground like Pittsburgh, right?

Penn State hires Bill O'Brien as coach

AP STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State has hired New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as its head coach, the first change in leadership for the storied football program in nearly a half-century.

Rose and Deng each score 21 as Bulls use 4th-quarter spurt to outlast Magic, 97-83

Washington Post -
ORLANDO, Fla. - At times last season the Chicago Bulls were guilty of leaning on MVP point guard Derrick Rose too much to help them pull out wins in close games.

Jonathan Byrd tops first-round leaderboard again in Hawaii

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Defending champion Jonathan Byrd ran off six straight birdies early in his round and opened with a 6-under 67 to take a one-shot lead in the Tournament of Champions on a breezy, splendid Friday afternoon.

Roundup: Rangers stay hot, drop Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) - New York Rangers coach John Tortorella watched his team slog through the opening minutes of Friday night's game against Pittsburgh and decided he'd seen enough.

NHL: Realignment plan, modified playoff format delayed by union

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes.

The World's Smallest Electric Wire Is Four Atoms Wide

Forbes -
This image from a computational simulation run of the wires shows electron density as electrons flow from left to right. (Purdue University image/Sunhee Lee, Hoon Ryu and Gerhard Klimeck) A team of researchers have developed a method for constructing ...

Video tracks stricken Mars probe

BBC News -
The failed Russian Mars probe Phobos-Grunt has been pictured moving across the sky by the Paris-based amateur astronomer Thierry Legault.

New NHS offer over implants scare

The Press Association -
Anxious women given PIP breast implants on the NHS will be able to have them removed for free, with private firms expected to offer the same deal, the Government said.


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