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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattles Eureka in Northern California

Los Angeles Times - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The temblor snaps power lines, shatters windows and is felt over a wide area, but no major injuries are reported. 'It was a monstrous one,' a merchant says.
6.5 quake rocks Humboldt County San Francisco Chronicle

Incident gives Lautenberg a chance to show he still shines in the spotlight

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
He relentlessly pushes the swivel chair from side to side as he speaks of why he does the kinds of things he does. Frank Lautenberg, who has just finished his second news conference in little more than 24 hours at Newark Liberty International Airport, ...

Senate's Reid tells Obama he regrets racial remarks

Reuters - Steve Holland, Jasmin Melvin - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized to President Barack Obama on Saturday for comments he made during the 2008 presidential campaign that critics find racially offensive.

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Steinitz: Israel can do without US economic aid

Ynetnews - Roni Sofer - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Finance minister responds to Mideast envoy George Mitchell's threat to freeze loan guarantees if Jewish state fails to make progress in peace process, says 'we are doing very well without them.

CIA 'not lax' for Afghan attack

Aljazeera.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
The head of the CIA has denied that lax security measures enabled a suicide bomber to kill eight people, including seven of the US agency's intelligence officers, at a base in Afghanistan.

New Afghan Cabinet Picks Still Generate Resistance

New York Times - Alissa J. Rubin, Sangar Rahimi - ‎16 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai made a second effort to fill his cabinet on Saturday, nominating 16 new ministers a week after Parliament had rejected most of his first choices.

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Senate poll: Coakley up 15 points

Boston Globe - Matt Viser, Frank Phillips - ‎3 hours ago‎
Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston ...

Faulty assumptions blamed for state budget mess

San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Garofoli - ‎1 hour ago‎
Plummeting tax revenue and the rising cost of social programs have played their part in the budget mess facing California. But there's another major factor - the faulty assumptions the state's leaders have made in passing previous years' spending plans ...

World grapples with terror cases

Detroit Free Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
• A New York man arrested in connection with an alleged bomb plot targeting the city was charged Saturday with conspiracy to commit murder and receiving terrorist training from al-Qaida.

Venezuela's Chavez Aims To Fight Currency Black Market

Wall Street Journal - Dan Molinski - ‎7 hours ago‎
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela plans to battle the country's currency black market with "heavy intervention," President Hugo Chavez said Saturday, one day after announcing a devaluation of the bolivar.

Japan Air Said to Consider Dissolving Pension Fund for Retirees

Bloomberg - Kiyotaka Matsuda - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Japan Airlines Corp., Asia's largest carrier, may dissolve its pension fund if retirees reject a proposed 30 percent cut in payouts, two people familiar with the matter said.

IRS should regulate all tax-return preparers

Washington Post - Michelle Singletary - ‎13 hours ago‎
Maybe it's just me, but when I see the word "all," I assume it means all-inclusive. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service announced a major initiative to bring greater scrutiny to the tax-preparation industry.

The Best of CES 2010

PC World - ‎7 hours ago‎
From genuine 3D technology to slick new e-readers, these products are the best of the crop from this year's show. Our crack staff of editors hit Las Vegas this week to cover the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

CES: Google building a Nexus One for enterprise

CNET - John Paczkowski - ‎8 hours ago‎
Once an Apple engineer, Andy Rubin went on to co-found mobile computing outfits Danger and Android. He sold the former to Microsoft and the latter to Google, where he is now vice president of engineering.

Week in Microsoft: Ballmer kicks off CES 2010

Ars Technica - ‎16 hours ago‎
This week in Microsoft, CES 2010 was the big talking point, with Steve Ballmer kicking off the conference. Nevertheless, there was still a bit of non-CES Microsoft news to cover.

CBS chief: Failed Leno/NBC experiment boosted CBS

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Bill Trott - ‎10 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said on Saturday that the No. 1 US television network had reaped advertising benefits from rival NBC's decision to move comedian Jay Leno to prime time in place of scripted drama.

Lack of originality sinks 'Youth in Revolt'

Eagle Tribune - Greg Vellante - ‎3 hours ago‎
"Youth in Revolt" is your standard, sex-romp of a comedy; a tale of virginal teenage desires and adolescent awkwardness starring the unofficial prince of the genre, Michael Cera.
Michael Cera, old soul Entertainment Weekly

'Avatar' Heading For Top Of $ Heap

The Ledger - Russ Britt - ‎1 hour ago‎
A dozen years after the director of "Titanic" made that famous exclamation at the Academy Awards - after claiming Oscar gold on top of box-office riches for the epic romance and highest-grossing movie of all time - Cameron just might top ...

Cowboys Put Away Eagles and 13 Years of Frustration

New York Times - Joe Lapointe - ‎1 hour ago‎
David J. Phillip/AP Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) celebrates his interception with teammate Sam Hurd (17) in the fourth quarter in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday.

Togo Doesn't Leave Tournament

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Togo performed a U-turn Saturday on its decision to quit the African Nations Cup, electing instead to stay in Angola and compete, a player said hours before the competition was to begin Sunday.

Sanchez is one cool customer in playoff debut

FOXSports.com - Kevin Goheen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mark Sanchez grew up idolizing Carson Palmer. Sanchez was the ball boy when Palmer was quarterbacking at Santa Margarita High School in southern California before following in Palmer's shoulder pads at Santa Margarita.

Report: Health costs up slightly under Senate bill

Washington Post - Darlene Superville - ‎29 minutes ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Americans would see only a modest rise in health care costs under the Senate's plan to extend coverage to 34 million people who currently go without health insurance, government economic experts say in a new ...

H1N1 vaccine clinics continue

ENC Today - ‎43 minutes ago‎
MOREHEAD CITY - Carteret County Health Department continues to schedule H1N1 vaccine clinics through the month of January at the Health Department and at several churches in the county.
Free flu clinics set Northwest Herald

FDA OKs Genentech's new arthritis drug

San Francisco Chronicle - Victoria Colliver - ‎8 hours ago‎
Federal regulators have approved a new class of rheumatoid arthritis drug created by South San Francisco's Genentech. The drug, called Actemra, is the first arthritis treatment to operate by blocking the activity of a protein called interleukin-6 that, ...

More Politics Stories

Washington Times - ‎Jan 6, 2010‎
While two Senate Democrats already have seen the handwriting on the wall and bailed out of re-election races, five others trail Republicans in states where President Obama and his trillion-dollar health-care-reform plan are increasingly unpopular.

Nurse Outduels IRS on M.B.A. Tuition

Wall Street Journal - Laura Saunders - ‎17 hours ago‎
A Maryland nurse accomplished two rare feats in her battle with the Internal Revenue Service: She defended herself against the agency's lawyers and won, and she got a ruling that could help tens of thousands of students deduct the ...

The catchall fraud law that catches too much

CNNMoney.com - Roger Parloff - ‎Jan 6, 2010‎
(Fortune Magazine) -- When it comes to fighting white-collar crime, the sharpest arrow in the federal prosecutor's quiver is a law most nonlawyers have never heard of, ...

Husband, wife accused of running prostitution ring in Pasadena, Irvine

Los Angeles Times - Ching-Ching Ni - ‎Jan 6, 2010‎
The pair allegedly operated their business at upscale apartment complexes. Four of their workers are also arrested. By Ching-Ching Ni A husband and wife have been arrested and charged with operating a high-end prostitution ring out of two upscale ...

10 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs This Year

New York Times - Michelle Higgins - ‎Jan 5, 2010‎
LAST year was arguably the year of the travel deal, with resorts and airlines practically begging for bookings, and many travelers finding bargain airfares and hotel rooms as a result.