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Romney wrestles with GOP attacks on corporate past

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By Steve Holland and Jason McLure | MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - On the cusp of a widely expected victory in New Hampshire, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggled to repel attacks on his business record on Monday as rivals in the US ...
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Daley Will Leave the White House in Rare Shake-Up

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WASHINGTON - President Obama announced Monday that the White House chief of staff, William M. Daley, was stepping down, jolting the top ranks of his administration less than a year before he faces a difficult re-election.

Jon Huntsman campaigning in New Hampshire finds his mojo

Politico -
NASHUA, NH - Jon Huntsman is enjoying what might just be his last best day as a presidential candidate. Supporters and the curious suddenly flock to his events in New Hampshire.

Just call these 'Blue Ivy Facts'

By Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY By Emmanuel Dunand,, AFP/Getty Images Proud parents: Jay-Z and Beyonc eacute/>'s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is already a pop culture phenom.

Alabama Leads 9-0 After Half in BCS Championship

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Round 2 of Alabama-LSU was more of the same - except all the field goals were being made by the Crimson Tide.

Iran sentences American accused of spying to death, reports say

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Former Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, 28, traveled to Iran to visit relatives, his family says. The US denies he works for the CIA and demands his release.

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Inspectors Say Iran Is Enriching Uranium at New Plant

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Atomic inspectors in Vienna confirmed Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium at a new plant carved out of a mountain, an act of defiance that comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran over oil revenues and global sanctions.

Iran's Leader Visits Venezuela Amid Tensions

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By IAN JAMES AP President Hugo Chavez defended his close ally Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday and warned of "US warmongering threats" amid tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a death sentence against an American man convicted of ...

Egypt's Women Find Power Still Hinges on Men

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CAIRO - At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cairo, stripped off her clothes, and watched as she was forcibly subjected to a “virginity test.

Syria unrest: Bashar al-Assad to give rare speech

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to deliver a rare public address amid ongoing protests and bloodshed. State media said the speech would address "internal issues and international and regional developments", without giving details.

Alleged extremist terror plot foiled in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. - A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff's office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday.

On way out, Mississippi governor pardons murderers

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By Robbie Ward STARKVILLE, Miss., Jan 9 (Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour pardoned four convicted murderers who worked at the Governor's Mansion, releasing them from prison in the final days of his term in office, state officials said on ...

Shares Continue Rally Ahead of Earnings Season

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Last week's stock rally was extended on Monday, as European leaders discussed shoring up the euro and investors awaited the start of the fourth-quarter earnings season.

US auto market now industry bedrock

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By Laurence Frost | DETROIT (Reuters) - Welcome to an unlikely beacon of hope for the global auto industry -- Detroit. Executives arriving this week for the Detroit auto show find a US car market that has morphed from meltdown three years ago to a safe ...

Alcoa Posts 4Q Net Loss on Weaker Aluminum Demand

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By SANDY SHORE AP Business Writer Alcoa Inc. on Monday started off the earnings season by posting its first net loss in more than a year.

Olympus sues executives over scandal

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By Yoko Kubota and Linda Sieg | TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's disgraced Olympus Corp is suing 19 current and former executives, including its current president, for up to almost $50 million in compensation, as it struggles to recover from one of the ...

A Big Check, and Gingrich Gets a Big Lift

New York Times -
MANCHESTER, NH - For weeks this winter, as Newt Gingrich's presidential hopes faltered under the weight of millions of dollars in attack ads paid for by backers of Mitt Romney, a small group of Gingrich supporters quietly lobbied for help from one of ...

Gingrich Cancels Event in Face of Protesters

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| AP MANCHESTER, NH - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich canceled an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters after protesters swarmed the entrance.

CES 2012: Live updates from Microsoft keynote

By Brett Molina, USA TODAY We're inside The Venetian awaiting the keynote from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Manufacturers hope to make smart TVs the next evolution of the old boob tube.

San Antonio Express -
By Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle Workers set up a flat screen display at the Samsung exhibit for the Consumer Electronics Show, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 heads to Verizon -
By Wilson Rothman In the coming weeks, Samsung will launch the 4G LTE-powered Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Verizon Wireless. With a super AMOLED 720p screen, 1.4GHz dual-core chip and super-thin body, it's an impressive piece of hardware.

Rapper Snoop Dogg facing minor drug charge in Texas; border agents say he had ...

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EL PASO, Texas - Rapper Snoop Dogg is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found several joints on his tour bus.

Give Box Office Shocker 'The Devil Inside' Its Marketing Due

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By Joshua L. Weinstein A combination of targeted marketing, lucky timing and the hands-on involvement of one of the biggest producers in Hollywood turned “The Devil Inside” from a super-low-budget orphan into the No.

Painting Bold Promises at CBS With Bright Morning Colors

New York Times -
“The news is back in morning news” is the promise splashed across promos for “CBS This Morning,” but on CBS this Monday morning it was hard to find.

BCS championship fans find their seats at top of Superdome are now a media area

Washington Post -
NEW ORLEANS - There was another ticket mix-up at a championship football game. Dozens of fans arrived at the Superdome for the BCS title game between No.

Body Pulled From River Could Be Packers Offensive Coordinator's Son

New York Times -
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The 21-year-old son of the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator was missing Monday, the same day that a body was recovered from a river in Oshkosh, where the man was last seen.

Hall of Fame Class of 2012 gets class act in Barry Larkin

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Barry Larkin rolls into Hall of Fame with 86% of the vote, giving Cooperstown a worthy player to celebrate a year before steroid stalwarts join the ballot.

It's Tebow time: Denver quarterback inspires nation

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY By Ron Chenoy, US PRESSWIRE Tim Tebow kneels in prayer before the Denver Broncos played the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Roundup: 76ers top Pacers for 5th win in a row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 13 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fifth straight game, 96-86 over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

NASA Says It's Working to Resolve Artifacts' Ownership

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| AP AP In this April 11, 1970 file photo, Apollo 13 commander James A. Lovell Jr., foreground, speaks during a news conference in Cape Kennedy, Fla.

Extinct Giant Tortoise May Still Be Alive in Galapagos

Wired News -
By Brandon Keim Genetic traces of a supposedly extinct giant tortoise species have been found in living hybrids on the Galapagos island of Isabela.

FDA Warns Pain Pills Mixed in Excedrin

Wall Street Journal -
By JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN The Food and Drug Administration warned of potential mix-ups of prescription pain pills and over-the-counter medicines like Excedrin and NoDoz that were made at a Novartis AG manufacturing plant in Nebraska.

Nicotine Patch Improves Memory in People With Mild Cognitive Impairment

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By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse) The nicotine patch designed to help people quit smoking can also improve memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, a small clinical trial found.

Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt

New York Times -
The nicotine gum and patches that millions of smokers use to help kick their habit have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, according to the most rigorous long-term study to date of so-called nicotine replacement therapy.


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