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US Is Open to Withdraw Afghan Force After 2014

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - On the eve of a visit by President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, the Obama administration said Tuesday that it was open to a so-called zero option that would involve leaving no American troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when the NATO ...
White House: No US Troops an Option For Afghanistan
US does not rule out removing all troops from Afghanistan
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2012 was hottest year on record for Lower 48 states

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Last year was the hottest year on record for the contiguous 48 states, marked by near-record numbers of extreme weather events such as drought, wildfire, tornadoes and storms, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Little enthusiasm on Capitol Hill for Hagel nomination

Washington Times
41 minutes ago
Written by
Susan Crabtree
After making it past one “fiscal cliff” with more to come, it's an odd time for President Obama to be picking a fight with Congress over his choice to run the Pentagon.
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Gunshots and plea for help heard in 911 calls from Colorado movie shooting

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Keith Coffman. CENTENNIAL, Colo. | Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:17pm EST. CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A 13-year-old girl caught in last summer's shooting rampage at a Colorado movie theater was heard frantically pleading for help for two gravely wounded ...
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US Pumps Up Oil Output, Big Gains Seen for 2013 - ‎2 hours ago‎
The growing role of the U.S. as a major energy producer is changing the dynamic of the energy market. U.S. oil production continues to accelerate at a surprising rate, and the government now predicts the U.S.
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Japan Defense Ministry Seeks 212 Billion Yen Amid Island Dispute

Bloomberg - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Japan's Defense Ministry requested 212 billion yen ($2.4 billion) in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus package, as the country seeks to maintain control of islands also claimed by an increasingly assertive China.
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Alex Jones attacks Piers Morgan: Watch the latest pro-gun rant

MSNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
On the two year anniversary of the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that left six dead and gravely wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the political battle over gun control legislation has escalated to new heights.
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After Sandy, Tax Cuts Fade From Christie Plan

Wall Street Journal - ‎12 minutes ago‎
TRENTON—In his annual address to the state on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie laid out what he said would be a difficult road ahead as the state recovers from Sandy—a somber departure from last year, when he extolled the state's economic ...
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Arizona: Giffords and Husband Start Campaign Against Gun Violence

New York Times
1 hour ago
Written by
Jennifer Preston
Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark E. Kelly, unveiled a campaign against gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the shooting in a Tuscon shopping center that killed six people and left Ms. Giffords critically injured.
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Your Say: Praise group for shedding light on rape case

USA TODAY - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Activists from Anonymous protest at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio. Anonymous hackers posted video online purportedly showing a young man joking about the accuser in a rape case.
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Fresh Jet Glitches Bedevil Boeing

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Boeing Co.'s flagship Dreamliner jet, plagued by years of production delays before getting off the ground, hit fresh trouble Tuesday as air-safety officials opened a formal probe into a fire that broke out on an empty plane, and another airline discovered wiring ...
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Taxpayers Can Start Filing Jan. 30

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service said on Tuesday that taxpayers could begin filing their 2012 returns on Jan. 30, eight days later than originally planned because of last-minute changes that Congress made to the tax laws at the ...
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Calif. insurance chief criticizes Anthem rate hike

Sacramento Bee - ‎4 hours ago‎
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says a rate hike proposed by Anthem Blue Cross for some of the insurer's small-group members is unreasonable, but the insurer says it reflects the rising cost of health care.
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'Cheap iPhone' Could Launch This Year: WSJ Report

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
For nearly six years, Apple's sold just one line of iPhones. The strategy serves the Cupertino, Calif.-based company well. By some measures, the pricey, wildly popular smartphone -- the iPhone 5 starts at $199 and prices vary depending on storage size ...
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Verizon boasts NFL partnership, promises to broadcast Superbowl via LTE ...

Digital Trends - ‎57 minutes ago‎
The Keynote from Verizon ended with a promise by CEO & Chairman Lowell McAdam for LTE Broadcasting of the 2014 Superbowl. The Verizon Keynote has just ended, and while not much was pursed from the lips of CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam, ...
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CES Dispatches: Sony, Lenovo revive tabletop PC idea

San Jose Mercury News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Intel and its PC allies are reviving an idea that many in the industry had given up for dead long ago: tabletop computers. As a result, for the first time in more than a decade, the desktop PC industry is starting to see some innovative new designs that don't come ...
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Justin Bieber fans draw shock, outrage with gruesome 'Cut4Bieber' trending topic

New York Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Justin Bieber fans have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with, but some might have gone too far by participating in a maliciously false trending topic that sparked outrage Monday night.
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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West buy $11M mansion: reports

Newsday - ‎1 hour ago‎
Expectant parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have purchased a home together in tony Bel Air, Calif., according to reports. The couple recently paid $11 million for a 10,000-square-foot mansion in a gated community and have already had the house ...
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Source: Cowboys Fire Rob Ryan

ESPN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Dallas Cowboys informed defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday he would not be returning to run the team's defense in 2013-14.
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Title Game Draws Second Biggest Cable Audience

New York Times - ‎43 minutes ago‎
Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame in the B.C.S. national championship game on Monday night was seen by an average of 26.4 million viewers, the second-biggest audience for a program in cable TV history.
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George leads Pacers past Heat

Sports Network - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Paul George recorded a double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds, as the Indiana Pacers took down the Miami Heat, 87-77, in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference semifinals.
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After Losing His Cool, Anthony May Lose Time

New York Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Carmelo Anthony said he was wrong. He said he played Monday night's game against the Boston Celtics out of character.
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Displaying Skill and Composure, Johnson Wins Easily

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Only someone as athletic and powerful as Dustin Johnson could take the hilly, 7,411-yard, par-73 Plantation Course and turn it into a par-3 contest.
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At least 17 billion Earth-size planets are in Milky Way, new estimate says

Fox News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Our Milky Way is home to at least 17 billion planets that are similar in size to Earth, a new estimate suggests. That's more than two Earth-size planets for every person on the globe.
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Help Wanted: Astronauts Needed for Mars Colony

Wired - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mars One, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. They need astronauts.
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CDC: Binge drinking is serious problem for girls, women

USA TODAY - ‎5 hours ago‎
The problem needs more scrutiny, the CDC says, and it put women's health at increased risk. Booze. Binge drinking is an under-recognized problem for women and girls, according to a CDC report.
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New boss of meningitis-linked firm is poor choice: US official

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Tim McLaughlin. BOSTON | Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:09pm EST. BOSTON (Reuters) - The person hired to run the bankrupt pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S.

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