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GOP opens fire on Harry Reid over Obama remarks

Los Angeles Times - Ashley Powers - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Senate majority leader has apologized to the president for racial comments made in 2008. Republicans accuse Democrats of holding a double standard.

Eureka Earthquake: Local columnist predicted 'something big' days...

San Jose Mercury News - Mario Sevilla - ‎17 minutes ago‎
In this photo provided by the Ferndale Enterprise, damage to an antique store is seen after an earthquake in Ferndale, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.

Jurist Josipovic wins Croatia presidential election

Reuters - Zoran Radosavljevic, Igor Ilic - ‎42 minutes ago‎
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Opposition Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic convincingly won Sunday's Croatian presidential election, promising to help the government's efforts to complete European Union membership talks and join the bloc in 2012.

Air strike kills 3 Gaza militants

Ha'aretz - Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Three Islamic Jihad militants were killed yesterday in an Israel Air Force strike on the northern Gaza Strip while attempting to fire rockets into Israel, and another Palestinian was seriously injured in the strike.

Tributes to British war reporter killed working with US troops in Afghanistan

Times Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
A British journalist has been killed in an explosion while covering the war in Afghanistan. Rupert Hamer, 39, the defence correspondent of the Sunday Mirror newspaper, was with the US Marines in Helmand province when he was killed by a roadside bomb.

UAE sheikh acquitted in taped beating

CNN International - Caroline Faraj, Stan Grant - ‎3 hours ago‎
Part of the evidence against Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan was a three-hour video of the alleged incident. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) -- A United Arab Emirates sheikh was acquitted Sunday of charges connected to the videotaped beating and ...

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How Barack Obama won Michelle's vote before election campaign

Times Online - Giles Whittell - ‎1 hour ago‎

10 Tips for the GOP in 2010

Wall Street Journal - Clark S. Judge - ‎54 minutes ago‎
It is an old rule of politics. When your opponent is in the process of destroying himself, don't get in his way. Despite tanking poll numbers both for themselves and their president, congressional Democrats have persisted for months ...

White House Economic Adviser: Jobs Picture is 'Still Terrible'

FOXNews - ‎6 hours ago‎
Council of Economic Advisers chief Christina Romer said it's devastating that some workers have been unemployed for two years and that job losses were continuing nearly a year after passage of the so-called stimulus bill.

Rising Aluminum Prices Boost Alcoa

Wall Street Journal - Kelly Evans - ‎1 hour ago‎
Alcoa's earnings report Monday is likely to be a reminder that for now, a little bit of inflation is a good thing. The aluminum giant's after-the-bell report marks the unofficial start to the fourth-quarter earnings season, ...

Show time for motor city as Detroit puts on a happy face for the motor show

The Guardian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
It's showtown in Detroit. The recession-battered, bedraggled US city is putting on its finest, cheeriest face this week for the North American International Auto Show - the annual opportunity to showcase motown's wares to the world.

FirstEnergy Restores Power at Cleveland Airport After Pole Fire

BusinessWeek - Dan Hart, Pierre Paulden - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- FirstEnergy Corp. restored power at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport this afternoon after an electrical outage this morning caused airlines to delay and cancel flights.

On-duty with the Nexus One: form factor, battery, Android

Ars Technica - Jon Stokes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Our intrepid reporter puts the Nexus One to the test in one of the most grueling mobile phone venues on earth: the CES show floor.

E-reader makers seek bestseller but may end up duds

Reuters - Tiffany Wu, Richard Chang - ‎Jan 8, 2010‎
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Remember the Dell DJ MP3 player? Or Sony's Clie digital assistant? It's likely dozens of the electronic readers debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show may go the way of these defunct gadgets by next year.
High-Tech TVs, Accessories Reign at CES Orange County Business Journal

Egypt Tombs Suggest Pyramids Not Built by Slaves

ABC News - Marwa Awad, Alison Williams - ‎7 hours ago‎
CAIRO (Reuters) - New tombs found in Giza support the view that the Great Pyramids were built by free workers and not slaves, as widely believed, Egypt's chief archaeologist said on Sunday.

Jeff Gaspin rolls back NBC's TV industry revolution

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
For the past several years, NBC executives have been promising to revolutionize broadcast television. Today, the network sent a different message: Never mind.

'Avatar' Keeps the Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

New York Times - Rachel Lee Harris - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Aliens, action and animals held the top spots at the weekend's box office. Fox's “Avatar” remained in first place, with domestic ticket sales of $48.5 million, down from $68 million the week before, according to box office tracking services.

The Lohan Card of Luck

TheCelebrityCafe.com - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Lindsay Lohan has long been a magnet for bad press, her image exponentially tarnished seemingly any time her name appears in the news.

Dominating From the Start, Ravens Knock Patriots Out of Playoffs

New York Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Ray Rice (27) and the Ravens scored early, and the Patriots never managed to catch up. By JUDY BATTISTA FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Their injured receiver, Wes Welker, watched from a luxury box, the crutches propped nearby providing a fitting reminder of how ...

Tennessee 76, Kansas 68

USA Today - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Walk-on Skylar McBee converted an off-balance three-pointer as the shot clock wound down in the final minute, helping undermanned, 16th-ranked Tennessee hold off top-ranked Kansas, 76-68, to deal the Jayhawks their ...

Angola draws 4-4 with Mali in African Cup opener

USA Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
LUANDA, Angola (AP) - Mali roared back from being 4-0 down in the 79th minute of the opening African Cup of Nations match to earn a sensational 4-4 draw with host Angola on Sunday.

Report: Health Costs Up Slightly Under Senate Bill

New York Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
By AP The latest on President Obama, his administration and other news from Washington and around the nation. Join the discussion.

H1N1 Vaccine Goes from Scarce to Plentiful

CBS News - ‎1 hour ago‎
A health official administers an H1N1 flu shot in a school gymnasium. The vaccine was once scarce in the United States but is now plentiful, with some 136 million doses available, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

why light can worsen migraines

BBC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
The visual pathway that underlies a migraine sufferer's sensitivity to light has been uncovered by Harvard scientists. The researchers studied two groups of blind people who suffered migraine headaches.

College Jobs: Second Thoughts

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Kreider Yoder, Isaac S. Yoder - ‎5 hours ago‎
ISAAC: My first semester at college was as fun and stimulating as I had hoped. Several classes already have changed my way of thinking, and I have a group of new friends.

Religion and Women

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎22 hours ago‎
Religions derive their power and popularity in part from the ethical compass they offer. So why do so many faiths help perpetuate something that most of us regard as profoundly unethical: the oppression of women?

All fibers may not be created equal

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 9, 2010‎
Naturally occurring fiber has many health benefits. But the jury is out on fiber added by manufacturers. HEALTHFUL EATING: Whole grains are excellent sources of dietary fiber, which can help reduce blood cholesterol levels.

Cheat Sheet: fatal flaws for every first-round team

FOXSports.com - ‎Jan 7, 2010‎
Before we dig into the wild-card round edition of the Cheat Sheet, let me put on my Grim Reaper costume and share why each of this weekend's eight playoff teams may win a game this weekend, but won't do anything in the playoffs beyond this weekend.

Corporations, elections and free speech

Los Angeles Times - Monica Youn - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Voters stand to lose out if the Supreme Court treats political spending by businesses and other big-money players as protected speech.