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Quake's toll felt heavily in USA

USA Today - Melanie Eversley, Aamer Madhani - ‎1 hour ago‎
For Martine Poitevien, it was the sort of news that many Haitian Americans feared after the devastating magnitude-7.0 earthquake rocked the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

As World Looks to Help Haiti, Scammers Sit Poised

FOXNews - Jeremy A. Kaplan - ‎3 hours ago‎
Charitable Americans eager to help the nation of Haiti recover from Tuesday's devastating earthquake are being warned to be on the lookout for online scammers.
Want to help Haiti? Just send a text. Christian Science Monitor

'Special Report' Panel on National Implications of Massachusetts Senate Race

FOXNews - ‎45 minutes ago‎
This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Bret Baier" from January 12, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

Israel apologizes to Turkey in diplomatic spat

Reuters - Alastair Macdonald, Dan Williams - ‎52 minutes ago‎
ANKARA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel apologized to Turkey on Wednesday for publicly dressing down Ankara's ambassador in a dispute that has strained the once good ties between the Jewish state and the Muslim regional power.

UN Mission Head Grappled With Haiti's Many Woes

New York Times - Bouazza Ben Bouazza - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The UN mission chief who is missing along with more than 100 people in the rubble of the collapsed UN headquarters building in Haiti is a career Tunisian diplomat who wrestled with the Caribbean nation's grinding ...

Schwarzenegger pledges California to assist quake-hit Haiti

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Wednesday that the state will do what it can to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake.

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Michelle Obama: No first-year do-overs

msnbc.com - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Jacquelyn Martin / AP WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama reflected on her first year in the White House on Wednesday and calmly claimed no need for any do-overs: Even the things that didn't go quite right were part of the learning curve, the first lady said, ...

Big in Capitol, Reid Stumbles in Nevada

Wall Street Journal - Naftali Bendavid - ‎3 hours ago‎
LAS VEGAS -- In the nation's capital, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is on the brink of pushing through a national health program that Democrats rank alongside the creation of Social Security and Medicare.

Clinton to cut short Asia trip after Haitian quake

Reuters - Andrew Quinn, Eric Walsh - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said she would look to shorten a trip through the Western Pacific after a "horrific" earthquake in Haiti spurred a major US assistance drive.

Big bank CEOs admonished for their role in financial crisis

MarketWatch - Ronald D. Orol - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- As the White House and Congress consider a host of new regulations for Wall Street, a commission studying the financial crisis harshly criticized the heads of the nation's biggest banks ...

Baidu's US shares surge as Google ponders China exit

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Shares of Chinese Internet-search giant Baidu Inc. rose 13% Wednesday, following rival Google's Inc.'s surprising announcement that it may pull out of the Middle Kingdom after a series of ...

Fed's 'beige book' shows modest improvement in economy

Washington Post - Renae Merle - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Economic conditions improved "modestly" across a broader range of the country, according to a Federal Reserve report released Wednesday that found that home sales improved in most regions toward the end of last year.

Google Nexus One

Macworld - Ginny Mies - ‎58 minutes ago‎
The coveted “Google phone” is finally here, but the Nexus One isn't quite the superphone that Google intimated it would be.

Netflix on Wii Won't Challenge Microsoft, Sony

PC World - Matt Peckham - ‎3 hours ago‎
As expected, the Nintendo Wii will shortly become the third current-generation video game console to pipe Netflix videos to millions of potential US homes.

Ubisoft delays new Splinter Cell, teases multiplayer Creed

Ars Technica - Ben Kuchera - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Ubisoft has lowered its estimates for the end of its fiscal year, citing weak performance in the casual game market and the Avatar tie-in title.

Jay Reatard Found Dead in Memphis Home

Billboard - Evie Nagy - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Memphis garage-punk artist Jay Lindsey, better known as Jay Reatard, was found dead in his Memphis home early Tuesday morning, according to friends.
Jay Reatard Has Died BeatCrave.com

Leno may walk out on NBC, too: report

New York Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
TV funnyman Jay Leno is "furious" with how NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien and is reportedly considering walking away from the network.

Regionwide events commemorate ML King Jr.

Seattle Times - ‎51 minutes ago‎
A roundup of events around Seattle and Puget Sound marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18, 2010. The coming three-day weekend and Monday holiday commemorate the Jan. 15 birthday of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Proviso West's Prater sticks with USC

ESPN - Scott Powers - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kyle Prater was discussing his college football future with his parents, Johnny and Sonya, and Proviso West coach Famous Hulbert as the family's TV was turned on to ESPN in the background on Tuesday evening.

Clippers No. 1 pick Blake Griffin to have surgery, won't play this season

The Canadian Press - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers say Blake Griffin will have surgery on his broken left kneecap, ending the No. 1 draft pick's season before it even began.

GM Says Woods Doesn't Get Free Cars Anymore

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP FILE - This is a July 31, 2003, file photo showing Tiger Woods watching his tee shot on 14 during... General Motors Co. says an agreement with Tiger Woods that allowed the fallen golf star to have free access to its vehicles is over.

Obesity Rates Hit Plateau in US, Data Suggest

New York Times - Pam Belluck - ‎2 hours ago‎
Americans, at least as a group, may have reached their peak of obesity, according to data the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Wednesday.

European Governments Cancel Vaccine Orders

Wall Street Journal - Jeanne Whalen, David Gauthier-Villars - ‎10 hours ago‎
Just months after rushing to order enough swine-flu vaccine to protect their citizens, European governments are cancelling orders and trying to sell or give away extra doses as they sit on a glut of the ...

Catching up on lost sleep a dangerous illusion

USA Today - Elizabeth Weise - ‎56 minutes ago‎
People who are chronically sleep-deprived may think they're caught up after a 10-hour night of sleep, but new research shows that although they're near-normal when they awake, their ability to function deteriorates ...

Google Nexus One Leaves Customers Sour

Wired News - Priya Ganapati - ‎21 hours ago‎
Google's Nexus One phone may have been one of the most anticipated devices of the last few weeks. But since the smartphone's launch last Tuesday, it has left a string of unhappy customers in its wake.

The Americanization of Mental Illness

New York Times - Ethan Watters - ‎Jan 8, 2010‎
AMERICANS, particularly if they are of a certain leftward-leaning, college-educated type, worry about our country's blunders into other cultures.

George Will Takes On Liz Cheney For Reid Racism Charge (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - Rachel Weiner - ‎Jan 10, 2010‎
Liz Cheney is known for making controversial statements. But on Sunday, she clashed with a surprising challenger: conservative commentator George Will.

Clash of the tech titans

CNN (blog) - Jessi Hempel - ‎7 hours ago‎
The biggest computing and networking companies in the world are getting bigger - and former partners are now fierce rivals. Is tech's new strife good for customers?

Double-dipping waiters sandwiched between two delis

Los Angeles Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Langer's and Canter's share workers, who contend with different clientele and menus. Which pastrami is better? Don't ask.