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Sarah Palin video on Giffords aftermath stays true to who Palin is

Los Angeles Times - James Oliphant - ‎24 minutes ago‎
She defends her outspoken style, denies any connection to the Tucson attack and stirs a new controversy over 'blood libel.' By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau Sarah Palin put on full display Wednesday all that makes her a formidable yet divisive ...
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River crests lower than expected; Brisbane flooding still devastating

CNN - Hilary Whiteman, John Raedler - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brisbane, Australia (CNN) -- The morning sun beamed Thursday on slowly receding flood waters after the Brisbane River peaked about a meter short of the 1974 flood record, but authorities cautioned that they had only begun to determine the damage done ...
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Verizon dropping early upgrades, discounts ahead of iPhone launch

Apple Insider - Josh Ong - ‎2 hours ago‎
In advance of its Feb. 10 launch of the iPhone 4, Verizon has discontinued early phone upgrades and its "New Every Two" program, which offered credits of up to $100 for new phones every two years, according to a new report.

Haitians turn out for one-year anniversary of quake

Los Angeles Times - Tracy Wilkinson - ‎3 hours ago‎
The trauma remains fresh for survivors of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Nearly a million remain in tents and other temporary housing.

Darrelle Revis Brings 'Swag' to Jets' Brash Locker Room

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The Jets are coy about which Patriots receiver will plop on Revis Island on Sunday. But here is a smart option: on third downs, Patriots receiver Wes Welker should draw that spot, attract cornerback Darrelle Revis.

China guides yuan to new high ahead of US summit

Reuters - Lu Jianxin, Jason Subler - ‎1 hour ago‎
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank guided the yuan past 6.60 per dollar on Thursday, setting the currency's daily mid-point above that level for the first time, ahead of a visit to the United States by Chinese ...

Cameron Diaz: Equating golf and crack since 2011 - Ryan Ballengee - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Cameron Diaz is a movie star and a golfer. I know, I know. It's shocking. Even more shocking? Her simile comparing golf to crack.

Oil Trades Near 27 Month-High on US Supplies, Alaska Pipeline

BusinessWeek - Yee Kai - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Oil traded near the highest settlement in 27 months after US crude stockpiles shrank and a pipeline operator in Alaska planned to halt output to complete repairs to a leak.

Man arrested after threats to Rep. Jim McDermott: 'I'll kill his family'

Christian Science Monitor - Warren Richey - ‎1 hour ago‎
FBI agents arrest a California man who called Rep. Jim McDermott's Seattle office in December and left two threatening messages linked to the Democrat's stand on extending the Bush tax cuts.

No. 13 Texas A&M rolls past Oklahoma State

ESPN - ‎43 minutes ago‎
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East is 'getting whacked' by storm

USA Today - Charisse Jones - ‎3 hours ago‎
By Mike Groll, AP By Martha T. Moore and Charisse Jones, USA TODAY NEW YORK - A powerful East Coast snowstorm reached New England on Wednesday, and its wet wallop halted business, cut power, grounded planes, freed schoolchildren and sent cars and ...

US Stocks Close Higher After Portuguese Debt Auction

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Cheng - ‎6 hours ago‎
DOW JONES (New York)--Investors snapped up US stocks after a Portuguese government debt auction eased immediate worries about the euro zone.

Quinn refuses to be pinned down on death penalty repeal

Chicago Tribune - Ray Long, John Byrne - ‎46 minutes ago‎
- Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he would "follow my conscience" in deciding whether to sign a bill abolishing the death penalty that has been approved by the General Assembly.

Penguins snap slump by beating Canadiens 5-2 - ‎57 minutes ago‎
MONTREAL - Alex Goligoski scored twice and Pittsburgh's power play woke from its slumber with four goals as the Penguins won for the first time this season without captain Sidney Crosby by beating the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Wednesday.

Heavy rains leave 237 dead in southeast Brazil

Fox News - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Rio de Janeiro - At least 237 people have died in the heavy rains, flooding and mudslides that are affecting the southeastern state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian authorities said Wednesday.

Apple iPad surge hits PC shipments

Financial Times - Joseph Menn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Worldwide personal computer shipments grew less than expected in the fourth quarter, largely due to a surge in purchases of Apple's iPad, which is spreading to new markets.

Ed Furlong -- I'm Broke - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ed Furlong -- who was arrested yesterday for violating a domestic restraining order -- has more domestic problems -- he's behind in child support, and he's broke.

Facebook Unveils Amber Alert Notification System

Fox News - ‎3 hours ago‎
One of the world's most popular web sites has a new role: solving crime -- as Facebook users can now track and help find lost children amid all the typical social happenings.

Coach Promises a Passionate and Selfless Restoration at Michigan

New York Times - Jim Carty - ‎3 hours ago‎
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When David Brandon, Michigan's athletic director, introduced his new football coach Wednesday afternoon, one of the first qualifications he cited was that Brady Hoke could sing “The Victors.

Behavioral Tx Cuts Urinary Leakage After Prostate Removal

MedPage Today - John Gever - ‎11 hours ago‎
For patients with persistent urinary incontinence after prostatectomy, the mean number of weekly episodes dropped by more than half with behavioral therapy and exercises in a randomized trial, ...

Barbour pushes for Mississippi civil rights museum

Reuters - Leigh Coleman, Matthew Bigg - ‎45 minutes ago‎
BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour drew mixed reactions from analysts on Wednesday for his decision to push for a civil rights museum for his state ahead of a possible presidential bid.

LeBron James' tweet the talk of the NBA - Joseph Goodman - ‎7 minutes ago‎
LeBron James' tweet during the Cavaliers' record loss to the Lakers on Tuesday was the talk of the NBA and was `just how I was feeling at the time.

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