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McGwire Admits That He Used Steroids

New York Times - Michael S. Schmidt - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Five years after famously dodging questions about steroids during a nationally televised Congressional hearing, Mark McGwire admitted on Monday to using them throughout his career.
McGwire admits steroid use CNN International

Palin to Join Fox News as Contributor

FOXNews - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is taking up a spot as a regular commentator on Fox News Channel. File: In this June 6, 2009, photo, Alaska Gov.

Reid Says He Could Have Used 'Better Choice of Words' in Describing Obama

FOXNews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that he "could have used a better choice of words" when he described Barack Obama in 2008 as "light-skinned" with "no Negro dialect" unless he wants one.

Anti-sleaze symphony wins Ivo Josipovic election as president in Croatia

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ivo Josipovic has won Croatia's presidency after promising to tackle corruption. Photograph: Associated Press/Pixsell Photograph: PIXSELL/AP There's the phantom ski resort and the phoney jam factory.

Northern Ireland Chief Steps Aside

New York Times - John F. Burns - ‎6 minutes ago‎
LONDON - After days of political turmoil in Northern Ireland over the personal and financial affairs of his wife, the province's first minister, Peter Robinson, stepped down temporarily on Monday as co-leader of the power-sharing ...

Gaza rocket hits Israel for fifth consecutive day

Ha'aretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Haaretz Service A Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip struck the Western Negev on Monday, a day after an Israel Air Force assault killed three Islamic Jihad men posed at a launching ground in the coastal territory.

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Proposition 8 opponent testifies about importance of marriage

Los Angeles Times - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Shortly after opening arguments concluded, David Boies, an attorney representing the challengers to Proposition 8, called to the stand two of the plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit.

Massachusetts Senate race unnerves Democrats

Reuters - Ros Krasny, Thomas Ferraro - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts are scrambling to hold onto what has been their safest Senate seats -- the one long held by the late Edward Kennedy -- in a special election that could change the balance of power in the US Congress.

Obama Administration Considers Fee on Banks to Recoup Bailout Funds

Wall Street Journal - Deborah Solomon, Damian Paletta - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is considering levying a fee on banks, which would recoup taxpayer funds spent to rescue the financial sector and auto companies, according to administration officials.

What Wall Street Bonuses Mean For US Housing

Forbes - Francesca Levy - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The return of exorbitant banker payouts might help stimulate the economy--but the proof won't be found in the real estate market.

Stocks in US Rise a Sixth Day on Alcoa, China Imports; Caterpillar Gains

Bloomberg - Rita Nazareth - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- US stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index higher for a sixth day, as Alcoa Inc. gained before reporting results and record Chinese imports added to evidence that the global economy is gathering ...

SEC eyes more charges against BofA

CNNMoney.com - David Ellis - ‎16 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to bring additional charges against Bank of America, representing the latest twist in a protracted battle ...

Google Nexus One buyers frustrated about help

msnbc.com - Suzanne Choney - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Owners of Google's Nexus One phone may be early adopters, but some of them are also getting an early share of problems with phone and customer service, according to complaints being posted on various forums.

Orange "confirms" then unconfirms iTablet, more rumors

Ars Technica - Chris Foresman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Comments from a France Télécom executive seem to confirm the Apple tablet's existence, while other reports suggest a multitouch-enabled iWork, multiple case materials, and an OS with "a good bit of new sexy to it.

Zuckerberg: Facebook Is Helping People Avoid All That Unwanted Privacy

TechNewsWorld - Katherine Noyes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Facebook's recent privacy overhaul, which has been roundly criticized by privacy advocates, was a response to a "new social norm," according to the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Simon Cowell says to leave "American Idol" in 2010

Reuters - Jill Serjeant, Sandra Maler - ‎20 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES, Jan 11 (Reuters) - "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said on Monday he was leaving the top-rated Fox TV show at the end of his contract in May 2010 to launch his own show.

Fox talking with Conan O'Brien's reps, but no deal to snag late-night comic ...

New York Daily News - Cristina Kinon, Richard Huff - ‎21 minutes ago‎
'I love Conan personally and professionally,' Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly told members of the Television Critics Association Monday.

Will one of the 10 WGA nominees win best picture at the Oscars?

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
With the Writers Guild of America having ruled ineligible four of the leading best picture contenders -- Producers Guild of America nominees "An Education," "District 9," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Up" -- the importance of the WGA award in predicting ...

Doom and gloom scenarios for USC are vast overreaction

SportingNews.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
All of a sudden, USC football has become poison. Coaches and players have escaped to the NFL. The guys left at Heritage Hall shrug their shoulders when the topic turns to "what's next.

What happened to the “sure thing” Packers?

Wisconsin Radio Network - Bill Scott - ‎1 hour ago‎
I could see Kurt Warner's huge passing day coming, but I didn't see the 2nd ranked Green Bay Packers defense not being able to at least slow down the Cardinals.

Alabama's McClain among group of players heading to NFL

USA Today - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Four days after helping Alabama win the national championship, All-America linebacker Rolando McClain announced he will skip his final year to enter the NFL draft.
McClain to enter NFL, Smart staying The University of Alabama Crimson White

Too Much Flu Vaccine? Shot Push This Week to Tell

ABC News - Lauran Neergaard - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP First there was too little swine flu vaccine. Now could there be way too much? Edwin Garcia, 5, reacts as he gets a flu vaccination at Carlin Springs Elementary School in... This week will tell.

Salt-Loving Mayor Seeks to Trim It From NYC Diets

ABC News - Sara Kugler - ‎54 minutes ago‎
AP This file photo shows various salts in Concord, NH While different salts have different tastes,... New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg - who is known to shake salt on his pizza - is focusing on sodium as the next unhealthy ...

New Jersey Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana

New York Times - David Kocieniewski - ‎1 hour ago‎
The New Jersey Assembly approved a measure on Monday that would make the state the first in the region and the 14th in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

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Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 9, 2010‎
This California coastal city is the very definition of laid-back. Recent upgrades make it casually luxe too. What with the redwoods, the shapely waves, the historic beachfront amusement park and the barking sea lions under the old wharf (pictured here) ...

If Peter Orszag Is So Smart, What Will He Do Now?

New York Times - Mark Leibovich - ‎Jan 8, 2010‎
IN retrospect, maybe the whole Peter Orszag groupie phenomenon was getting a little out of hand early last year with the (ahem) birth of Orszagasm.

Raising Cane at Airport Security

Wall Street Journal - Matt Phillips - ‎3 hours ago‎
The retired deli owner was traveling from San Jose, Calif., to visit his nephew in the Seattle area and figured the embellished walking stick befitted a special occasion.

One day after 6.5 Northern California earthquake, shaky residents sweep up

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 10, 2010‎
Eureka residents, nerves a bit frayed from aftershocks, are busy cleaning as officials work on a complete assessment of damage from the quake, which struck offshore Saturday afternoon.

College Jobs: Second Thoughts

Wall Street Journal - Stephen Kreider Yoder, Isaac S. Yoder - ‎Jan 10, 2010‎
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.