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Who's running Haiti? No one, say the people

Reuters - Carlos Barria, Anthony Boadle - ‎34 minutes ago‎
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Desperate Haitians turned rubble-strewn streets and parks into makeshift hospitals and refugee camps on Thursday in the absence of any noticeable response from authorities in Haiti after Tuesday's earthquake.

Haiti earthquake: victims still wait for aid to arrive

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎

Brown criticizes Coakley on Afghanistan, terror trials

Boston Globe - Stephanie Ebbert - ‎1 hour ago‎
Republican US Senate candidate Scott Brown criticized his Democratic rival, Martha Coakley, today for saying at a debate earlier this week that the Taliban were gone from Afghanistan.

Israeli travel to Turkey dropped 44% in 2009

Jerusalem Post - Ron Friedman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Forty-four percent fewer Israelis traveled to Turkey in 2009 than in 2008, according to the Israel-Turkey Business Council. Amaro Franco in Turkey.

Ukraine PM seeks to trump rival with EU pledge

AFP - ‎2 hours ago‎
KIEV - Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko pledged Thursday to bring Ukraine into the EU within five years if she wins this weekend's presidential polls, as she moved to play up differences with her main rival.

US Announces $100 Million Aid Package for Haiti

Voice of America - Meredith Buel - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Photo: AP US President Barack Obama has announced $100 million in new aid to Haiti, two days after a powerful earthquake left much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince in rubble.

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Analysis: Senate prospects for jobless bill weak

Washington Post - Andrew Taylor - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- The Senate is where legislation often goes to die, and it's looking more and more like that's the fate awaiting a new jobs bill wanted by President Barack Obama.

Gay marriage good for economy, San Francisco says

Reuters - Peter Henderson, Xavier Briand - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legalizing gay marriage would provide a financial boost for San Francisco, the city's top economist said on Thursday in a closely watched federal trial over California's same-sex marriage ban.

Reid, Lieberman Spoke This Morning; Both Put Out Statements On Relationship

Atlantic Online - Chris Good - ‎1 hour ago‎
Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Joe Lieberman have issued statements on their recent Medicare buy-in dust-up--specifically, over Reid's quote in The New York Times Magazine that Lieberman had "double-crossed" him by announcing on "Face ...

Analysis: Obama playing banks against taxpayers

Washington Post - Jim Kuhnhenn - ‎38 minutes ago‎
AP President Barack Obama's biting criticism of big banks frames the problem as a struggle between jobless, suffering Americans and banks making big profits and paying "obscene" bonuses.

After Google Threat, China Defends Internet Policies

Wall Street Journal - Aaron Back - ‎52 minutes ago‎
BEIJING--China defended its Internet policies in the wake of complaints of hacking and censorship by Google Inc., but stopped short of saying how it will deal with the US Internet giant's threat to stop scrubbing its local ...

US Stocks Advance, Led by Tech, Before Intel Reports Earnings

Bloomberg - Rita Nazareth - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- US stocks advanced for a second day as technology shares climbed before Intel Corp. reported earnings and business inventories increased more than forecast, offsetting an unexpected drop in retail sales.

Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Companies Pledge Support For Haiti

eWeek - Nicholas Kolakowski - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Google, Microsoft, Apple and a variety of other tech companies have all signaled that they will donate funds and their employees' skills towards helping Haiti recover from a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people earlier this week.

Kodak patent complaints target Apple, RIM

CNET - Lance Whitney - ‎3 hours ago‎
Eastman Kodak on Thursday announced that it has filed legal complaints against Apple and Research in Motion alleging patent infringement.

Google Nexus One (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine - Sascha Segan - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Add PC Magazine Cell Phones Product Guide RSS feed to your feed reader so that you don't miss another headline! By Sascha Segan The worst thing about the Google Nexus One is Google.

NBC announces post-Leno schedule

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
What happens when you decide to pull Jay Leno from the 10 pm slot Monday through Friday? Here's what, according to USA TODAY's Gary Levin: NBC will replace The Jay Leno Show starting March 1 by relocating two Law & Order series to later time slots, ...

Wyclef Jean's Haiti Relief Tweets Raise $1 Million

ABC News - Joel Siegel - ‎28 minutes ago‎
A who's who of celebrities - from Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean to comedian Ben Stiller - have harnessed the power of the Internet and mobile communications to quickly generate millions of dollars in donations for disaster relief in ...

George Clooney And MTV Team Up For Haitian Relief Telethon

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎33 minutes ago‎
As the crisis in Haiti continues in the wake of the devastating 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, MTV and George Clooney have teamed up to present a telethon to rally support and raise money for the embattled country.

Report: Gilbert Arenas charged with felony gun possession

USA Today - Cary Edmondson - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Arenas, 30, had been in negotiation with local police and federal authorities to work out a plea agreement, but that apparently failed.

Holtz will be Leavitt's replacement at South Florida

USA Today - ‎46 minutes ago‎
While Jim Leavitt fights his termination at South Florida, the Bulls have settled on a new coach. East Carolina's Skip Holtz has agreed to coach the school.

Trainer says Lesnar 'definitely' returning to cage

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Brock Lesnar's lead trainer, Greg Nelson, says the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight champion will "definitely" be back fighting once he gets past his health issues.

FDA Has No Authority Over Electronic Cigarettes, Judge Says

Wall Street Journal - Jared A. Favole - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—A federal judge said the Food and Drug Administration doesn't have the authority to seize electronic cigarettes because the products don't qualify as devices subject to the agency's regulation.

WHO official: H1N1 threat not exaggerated

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎7 hours ago‎
A top World Health Organization official Thursday dismissed charges that the agency exaggerated the threat posed by the H1N1 virus and that it had been unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry to issue dire warnings about the swine ...

Obesity rates stabilize but remain high

CNN - Denise Mann - ‎1 hour ago‎
Expert: "Obesity is still the leading nutritional health problem facing Americans and the leading driver of health-care costs.

Tila Tequila Talks About Her Abortion, Lack Of Friends

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 11, 2010‎
Tila Tequila has courted criticism for turning her grief over fiancee Casey Johnson's death into an Internet exhibition, and now she explains why she is incapable of mourning offline.

Can sex offenders be held after serving criminal sentences?

CNN - Bill Mears - ‎Jan 12, 2010‎
Martin Andrews was 13 when he was abducted by a sexual predator and held for eight days. Woodbridge, Virginia (CNN) -- The police photograph is chilling.

The Guatemalan Who Ordered His Own Murder

TIME - Ezra Fieser - ‎14 hours ago‎
Carlos Castresana, head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, talks about the Rodrigo Rosenberg case in Guatemala City on Jan. 12, 2010 Rodrigo Rosenberg became a ...

Inventor Tesla Electrifies Hip Techies

Wall Street Journal - Daniel Michaels - ‎4 hours ago‎
Decades after he died penniless, Nikola Tesla is elbowing aside his old adversary Thomas Edison in the pantheon of geek gods. When California engineers wanted to brand their new $100000 electric sports car, one name stood out: Tesla.

For Some, 'Kosher' Equals Pure

New York Times - Kim Severson - ‎Jan 12, 2010‎
THIS year, for the first time, glatt kosher food will be sold at the Super Bowl. VOLUME IS UP The deli section of Pomegranate, a kosher grocery store in Midwood, Brooklyn.