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Coast guard: cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found; helicopters ...

Washington Post -
PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy - A luxury cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, ...
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Roger Simon: Romney too big to fail

Chicago Sun-Times -
NASHUA, NH - Alone in his hotel room on a dark and stormy night, the presidential candidate was memorizing his talking points when the Devil appeared before him.

Taiwan president in early lead in re-election bid

The Associated Press -
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Television stations are reporting that China-friendly incumbent Ma Ying-jeou has taken an early lead in Taiwan's presidential election.

German Five-, 30-Year Yields Drop to Records This Week on European Crisis

Bloomberg -
German bonds gained this week, with five-year and 30-year yields falling to records, as government officials said Standard & Poor's may lower the credit ratings of some euro-area nations, spurring demand for the safest assets.

Golden Globes: HFPA chief risks repeat Ricky Gervais performance

Los Angeles Times -
HFPA President Aida Takla-O'Reilly brought Ricky Gervais back to host the Golden Globes after his controversial 2011 performance.

FTC reportedly adding Google+ to antitrust investigation amid search controversy

Apple Insider -
By Josh Ong In the wake of a recent controversy surrounding Google's decision to feature Google+ content in its search results, the company will face scrutiny of its social networking service from the US Federal Trade Commission as part of an antitrust ...

Myanmar says 300 political prisoners freed

NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar said Saturday it freed more than 300 political prisoners in its most significant amnesty yet, a move which prompted the United States to pledge it would restore full diplomatic ties.

British PM describes Syria situation as 'appalling'

euronews -
In the latest show of strength against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, demonstrators have taken to the streets in support of military defectors who have switched sides.

'US prepping Mideast facilities for Israeli attack on Iran'

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF US defense officials concerned that Israel will attack Iran over its nuclear program; Obama, US secretary of defense have warned Jerusalem of dangerous repercussions of strike, 'Wall Street Journal' reports.

Tensions High, US Warns Iran Not to Block Shipping

ABC News -
Tensions rising by the day, the Obama administration said Friday it is warning Iran through public and private channels against any action that threatens the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf.

Report: Quote on MLK memorial will be changed

Chicago Sun-Times -
By JESSICA GRESKO AP January 14, 2012 1:48AM In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, photo, quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., are inscribed in the wall at the Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ex-Gov. Barbour 'Very Comfortable' With Pardons

ABC News -
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers - decisions that outraged victims' families and dismayed ...

Edwards' trial delayed

The Daily Advertiser -
FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, former Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, center, leaves a federal courthouse with attorney Abbe Lowell, to right of Edwards, after a hearing in Greensboro, NC Edwards says he has been diagnosed ...

Jamie's fightin' words

New York Post -
By MARK DECAMBRE The outspoken chief of JPMorgan Chase was fired up yesterday after his bellwether bank reported a 23 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit - disappointing Wall Street.

Gilts Have Weekly Gain Amid Speculation S&P to Cut Europe Nations' Ratings

Bloomberg -
Gilts posted a weekly gain, with yields falling towards record lows, as speculation Standard & Poor's would cut the credit ratings of some European nations boosted demand for AAA-rated UK assets.

Apple joins Fair Labor Association

San Francisco Chronicle -
Kin Cheung / AP FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, May 7, 2011, local and mainland Chinese university students, dressed as the Foxconn workers, hold mock iPads with a skeleton print outside an Apple Premium Reseller shop in Hong Kong.

Obama takes on big government: `It has to change' -
President Barack Obama waves after delivering remarks on government reform, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Stephen Colbert isn't really running for president

CBS News -
Stephen Colbert's announcement Thursday night that he is exploring a presidential run has meant publicity for the comedian - and the role being played in this election cycle by so-called super PACs, which Colbert winkingly describes as "100 percent ...

Gingrich, Santorum debate at GOP forum in Duncan

Spartanburg Herald Journal -
By Stephen Largen Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took turns answering policy-heavy questions from Upstate GOP congressmen Trey Gowdy of Spartanburg and Jeff Duncan of Laurens inside a cafeteria packed ...

All iPhone Sales Suspended at Apple Stores in China

New York Times -
BEIJING - The introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S in Beijing turned ugly Friday morning when Apple failed to open its flagship store and a frustrated crowd reacted by pelting the store's gleaming glass walls with eggs.

Ten... stars of the Consumer Electronics Show

Register -
By Register Hardware • Get more from this author Las Vegas, gambling's natural home played host to 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.

Heather Locklear Released From the Hospital in "Good Spirits"

E! Online -
Kirsten: Tulle Time! Plus, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Chastain and Elle Fanning. Rate the highs 'n' lows! We're glad Heather Locklear's parents have such a positive attitude—because she's in their care now.

Blue Ivy Sprouting Up in LA Pot Shops -
Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby Blue Ivy isn't just the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts -- she's also the youngest person to have her own strain of marijuana named after her.

Al Gore looking beyond Keith Olbermann spat at Current

Los Angeles Times -
"He's an extremely talented man, and we're fine," the former vice president and Nobel laureate who cofounded Current told The Times in an interview at the TV press tour in Pasadena on Friday.

The Iron Lady and Margaret Thatcher's dementia: Why this despicable film makes ... -
By Max Pemberton The film ended and I sat motionless while the credits rolled. Slowly I got up and walked out into the cold January air, sickened by what I'd been party to, so acutely aware that the scenes presented as entertainment and edification ...


Chicago Tribune -
Like the JJ Abrams-produced "Fringe" and "Person of Interest," "Alcatraz" concocts a fantastic premise with a dense mythology that essentially creates a procedural -- namely, rounding up a couple hundred long-missing inmates, which in theory (and in ...

Carig: Yankees and Mariners should benefit from bold trade

The Star-Ledger - -
By Marc Carig/The Star-Ledger William Perlman/The Star-LedgerYankees general manager Brian Cashman rebuilt his team's rotation in the space of a few hours on Friday.

Lakers-Clippers Preview -
Chris Paul was expected to join Kobe Bryant and bolster the Los Angeles Lakers' chances at winning a third NBA title in four years.

Broncos QB Tim Tebow emerges as face of faith and sports

Denver Post -
By Electa Draper Members of Bear Creek High School's football team pray before a game at Mullen. Much focus has been placed on Denver quarterback Tim Tebow's blend of faith and football, but religiosity is nothing new in sports.

Jeff Fisher chooses to coach Rams

Fox News -
According to a report from the Post-Dispatch, Fisher decided to coach the Rams rather than the Miami Dolphins. Both teams sought the former long-time Titans head coach, who returns from a year away from the game.

Lawson, Nuggets hand Heat third loss in a row

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets pressed the pace and then turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter. By Doug Pensinger, Getty Images Nene, right, had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Denver sent Chris Bosh and Miami to their third loss in a row.

New Storage Device Is Very Small, at 12 Atoms

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New York Times -
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Researchers at IBM have stored and retrieved digital 1s and 0s from an array of just 12 atoms, pushing the boundaries of the magnetic storage of information to the edge of what is possible.

Processed meat 'linked to pancreatic cancer'

BBC News -
By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden.

India must be cautious over polio milestone: WHO

Reuters -
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - India may be celebrating a milestone in its fight against polio with no new cases in the last year, but complacency should not set in as a resurgence of the infection can occur if efforts are not sustained, ...


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