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Shooting Suspect Wrote 'Die Bitch' on Lawmaker Letter

BusinessWeek - Drew Armstrong, Justin Blum - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Jared Loughner, accused of shooting US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, wrote “die bitch” and “die cops” on a letter he received from the lawmaker in 2007, officials said.
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Tucson rallies to protect girl's family from protesters

Los Angeles Times - Seema Mehta - ‎1 hour ago‎
Arizona lawmakers pass an emergency measure to stop Westboro Baptist Church from demonstrating at the funeral of Christina Green, 9. Outraged residents make plans to shield her family.
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Australia floods threaten Queensland capital; 14 dead, dozens missing

Los Angeles Times - Jennifer Bennett - ‎1 hour ago‎
The city of Brisbane braces for major damage from flooding and the massive release of water from a dam. In the town of Toowoomba, 'a wall of water' takes a heavy toll.
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Verizon iPhone Roll Out Fell Short of Hype: 10 Reasons Why

eWeek - Don Reisinger - ‎14 minutes ago‎
News Analysis: Apple's iPhone is finally making its way to Verizon's network. But now that the deal is done, the event turned out to be a lot less exciting than all the months of hype that led up to it.

Surgeon: Giffords has '101 percent' chance of survival

Kansas City Star - Sam Stanton - ‎2 hours ago‎
TUCSON, Ariz. - As doctors Tuesday gave their most optimistic assessment yet for critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the parents of the accused gunman in Saturday's mass shooting broke their silence, expressing deep sorrow for ...

A Saving Grace Bounces to Its Feet

New York Times - William C. Rhoden - ‎1 hour ago‎
From the cloud of suspicion and doubt hanging over Auburn's Cam Newton to Oregon's gaudy uniforms with fluorescent green socks, the Bowl Championship Series title game felt as much like a circus as it did a football game.

A year after quake, so much undone in Haiti

USA Today - William Wheeler - ‎2 hours ago‎
USA TODAY, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and PBS NewsHour are exploring life in Haiti a year after the devastating earthquake.

Euro up thinly before sales by euro zone weaklings

Reuters - Pichi Chuang - ‎26 minutes ago‎
An employee counts Euro notes at the Bank of Taiwan head office in Taipei May 10, 2010. By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro made thin gains on Wednesday, extending this week's rebound but with limited ability to rise much as caution gripped the ...

Ted Williams detained, released by LAPD after 'minor disturbance'

Entertainment Weekly - Sandra Gonzalez - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ted Williams, the Ohio homeless man who last week wowed the world with his smooth radio voice, and his daughter were detained by the Los Angeles Police Department Monday night after police responded to a disturbance call at a ...

Panel blames firms, officials in Gulf oil spill

USA Today - Wendy Koch - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Gerald Herbert, AP By Dan Vergano and Wendy Koch, USA TODAY A presidential panel pilloried the oil industry, Congress and federal government Tuesday, calling for "dramatic steps" to avert another Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

National reaction to Michigan hiring Brady Hoke

Detroit Free Press - James Jahnke - ‎1 hour ago‎
• Adam Rittenberg, “Brady Hoke will face a different set of challenges at Michigan than his predecessor did. Unlike Rich Rodriguez, Hoke won't have to worry about showing everyone how much he loves Michigan and all of its history and ...

Michael Douglas Tumor-Free, but Not Cured

ABC News - Kristina Fiore - ‎4 hours ago‎
After months of radiation and chemotherapy for late-stage throat cancer, actor Michael Douglas is tumor-free, he told NBC's Today Show viewers this morning.

Gates plays down rift in China's civilian-military relations

Reuters - Phil Stewart, Michael Martina - ‎21 minutes ago‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates played down the possibility of a rift between China's civilian leadership and its military.

China's exchange reserves hit record level

Washington Post - Howard Schneider - ‎2 hours ago‎
The thorniest problem in economic relations between the United States and China is getting worse, just as the world's two biggest economies prepare for a summit next week in Washington.

'American Idol': Will changes fill void left by Simon Cowell?

Kansas City Star - Scott Collins - ‎44 minutes ago‎
On the new season of “American Idol,” host Ryan Seacrest (from left) will appear with new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, along with judging veteran Randy Jackson.

Republican school board in NC backed by tea party abolishes integration policy

Washington Post - Stephanie McCrummen - ‎1 hour ago‎
RALEIGH, NC - The sprawling Wake County School District has long been a rarity. Some of its best, most diverse schools are in the poorest sections of this capital city.

NKorea slams SKorea over defense ties with Japan

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea is criticizing South Korea for pushing to strengthen defense ties with Japan, calling the cooperation a dangerous plot to invade the North.

Redemption Storm

Wall Street Journal - Michael Howard Saul, Andrew Grossman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Like a defeated boxer itching for a comeback, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged his administration would use the lessons learned from its poor handling of the post-Christmas blizzard to respond to ...

Vaccine sharply cuts rate of shingles: study

Reuters - Genevra Pittman, Elaine Lies - ‎8 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The herpes zoster vaccine could prevent tens of thousands of cases of shingles each year if it was offered to everyone who is eligible, with vaccinated adults half as likely to develop shingles, a study said.

Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial in manslaughter

Los Angeles Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
LA County judge revokes Conrad Murray's medical license and orders him to stand trial. Prosecution witnesses say it's possible that the pop star administered the fatal dose of propofol himself.

Google yanking H.264 video out of Chrome

CNET - Stephen Shankland - ‎7 hours ago‎
With its alternative WebM video-encoding technology now entering the marketplace, Google announced plans today to remove built-in Chrome support for a widely used rival codec called H.264 favored by Apple and Microsoft.

All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman retires | Baseball

Seattle Times - Eric Willemsen, Rob Harris - ‎1 hour ago‎
All-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman is retiring at age 43 and will take a job in the San Diego Padres' front office. By ERIC WILLEMSEN; By ROB HARRIS; By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer; AP Sports Writer FILE-This Sept.


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