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Three dead, 40 missing in Italian ship disaster

Reuters -
By Gavin Jones and Antonio Denti | GIGLIO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian rescue workers were searching for about 40 people still missing early Sunday, more than a day after a cruise ship with more than 4000 on board capsized off Italy's west coast, ...
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CA Police Say Sure They've Found Homeless Killer

ABC News -
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER AP For a month, a killer who authorities believed was targeting homeless men had investigators scrambling to track down a suspect as three stabbing deaths put fear into the homeless population in the Orange County suburbs.

That Tom Brady is no Tim Tebow

By Jackie MacMullan Tim Tebow is a fine young man with a promising future as a preacher, a politician, a pundit, even a player in the NFL.

SC voters bombarded with TV ads in GOP race

Detroit Free Press -
By Tim Funk and Jim Morrill CHARLOTTE, NC -- With less than a week to go before South Carolina puts its own possibly decisive spin on the GOP presidential race, the state's voters already have been bombarded with more than 5000 TV ads from the ...

MPAA: It's Time to Stop Obstruction on Anti-Piracy Legislation (Updated)

Reuters -
By Lew Harris at TheWrap UPDATED 9:50 pm Saturday The Motion Picture Association of America was conciliatory -- but firm -- in its response Saturday night to the White House's statement on the anti-piracy legislation making its way through Congress.

Violence rages in Syria despite presence of Arab League observers

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff The Free Syrian Army and their supporters gather in the Khalidiya district of the flashpoint city of Homs on January 13, 2012.

Iran blames countries disclose names of scientists

Iranian Students News Agency -
TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the country blames those who disclosed the names of the country's nuclear scientists.

Mohamed ElBaradei pulls out of presidential race in Egypt

Washington Post -
CAIRO - Mohamed ElBaradei, a revolutionary favorite to lead post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt, backed out of his bid for the presidency Saturday, saying that the old regime was essentially still in place in the form of the ruling military council and that it ...

Billionaire Detroit bridge owner released from jail

Reuters -
(Reuters) - The billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest crossing between the United States and Canada, was released after one night from the jail where a judge ordered him held for failing to complete a road construction project.

Ex-SF leaders advice on Mirkarimi case: hands off

San Francisco Chronicle -
Former Mayor Art Agnos (right) says Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, shown with his son, Theo, and wife, Eliana Lopez, should not be suspended while he fights domestic violence charges.

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial quote to be changed

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP A quote carved in stone on the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington will be changed after the inscription was criticized for not accurately reflecting the civil rights leader's words.

Police: 2 people wounded in shooting at Kansas City-area mall, 2 people of ...

Washington Post -
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A young man and woman were wounded Saturday in a shooting that locked down a suburban Kansas City mall and sent panicked shoppers running for cover.

Merkel: Europe Faces 'Long Road' to Win Back Trust

ABC News -
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Standard and Poor's downgrades of nine countries underline the fact that the eurozone faces a "long road" to win back investors' confidence, pushing Saturday for it to move quickly on a new budget discipline pact ...

Bank of America Ponders Retreat

Wall Street Journal -
By DAN FITZPATRICK And JOANN S. LUBLIN Bank of America Corp. has told US regulators that it is willing to retreat from some parts of the country if its financial problems deepen, according to people familiar with the situation.

Errors in film about Mitt Romney to be removed, says PAC supporting Newt ...

Detroit Free Press -
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, meet supporters Saturday after a town hall meeting in Columbia, SC Gingrich asked a Super PAC supporting him to remove errors in a Web film about rival Mitt Romney.

Romney gives cash to jobless campaign volunteer

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, holds up seven-month-old Ellen Whitaker as he campaigns at American Legion Post 15 in Sumter, SC, Jan. 14, 2012.

Best in show: 6 gadgets that defined CES

Cherry Hill Courier Post -
The Canon GX1 camera / Julie Jacobson/AP AP Nokia Lumia 900 Windows based smartphones. / Julie Jacobson/AP Ultrabooks / Julie Jacobson/AP LAS VEGAS - Cheaper tablets, thinner laptops and an array of sleeker TVs stood out at this year's International ...

Rupert Murdoch Slams Obama, Google in Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant

Hollywood Reporter -
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday to blast President Barack Obama for "throwing his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters" who oppose two Congressional efforts to curb online piracy.

TVs are Interesting Again

PCWorld -
By Jeff Bertolucci, PCWorld Jan 14, 2012 8:16 AM TVs notched a starring role at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas instead of the flashier smartphone, tablet or Ultrabook thanks to a new crop of innovative and high-tech sets.

Miss America confronted family pain with pageant

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
OSKAR GARCIA, AP This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss America shows, Miss New York Kaitlin Monte who scored honors in the lifestyle and fitness category in the third round of the Miss America talent competition in Las Vegas, on Thursday.

Globes kicks off awards season tonight

Sioux Falls Argus Leader -
AP LOS ANGELES - Hollywood's first big show on the road to the Academy Awards will help determine if silence is golden this season.

'The Killing' to Return April 1, 'Walking Dead' Season 3 Extended

Reuters -
By Tim Molloy at TheWrap One of last year's most divisive cliffhangers is about to get a resolution -- or at least offer you more to fume about: AMC's "The Killing" will return Sunday, April 1, with a two-hour season premiere.

Jennifer Lopez to Marc Anthony -- See a Wedding Ring On… -
Jennifer Lopez got in a classic post-divorce jab on Marc Anthony -- flaunting her now wedding-ring-free left hand in her ex's face ... as they sat inches apart. J.Lo and Marc reunited briefly yesterday at a Pasadena news conference to promote their ...

Families upset by Bulger's offer to Wahlberg

The Boston Globe -
By Shelley Murphy James “Whitey'' Bulger, 82, a longtime FBI informant, fled Boston shortly before his 1995 federal racketeering indictment.

Paul hurt in leading Clippers past Kobe, Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers showed they could beat the Lakers even with Kobe Bryant going over the 40-point mark for the fourth consecutive game.

UFC 142 shows sport is in golden age -
Jose Aldo celebrates after defending his featherweight belt vs. Chad Mendes in the main event... While much of America was gripped by the NFL playoffs Saturday night, fight-fans the world over were glued to their television watching the action ...

Risks worth taking, Yankees say

The Journal News | -
In this conservative winter, the Yankees finally found risks worth taking. They overhauled their rotation with a $10 million wager on an old man's durability and a long-term gamble on a young man's potential.

Joe Paterno speaks about Penn State scandal

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno says he "didn't know which way to go" after an assistant coach came to him in 2002 saying he had seen retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy.

At 47, Maggert Co-Leader At Sony Open

HONOLULU -- Matt Every felt a lot more comfortable with a golf club in his hand instead of a microphone. Starting to feel nerves from his rare position atop the leaderboard, Every steadied himself after a sluggish start and birdied his final hole ...

Study: Slow Global Warming by Cutting Soot, Methane

Voice of America -
January 13, 2012 Study: Slow Global Warming by Cutting Soot, Methane Rosanne Skirble An international team of scientists says global warming can be slowed in the short term by focusing less on carbon dioxide and more on the emission of methane and soot ...

Phobos-Grunt: Failed probe likely to return late Sunday

BBC News -
By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News The failed Russian Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, continued its descent to Earth on Saturday, losing hundreds of metres in height every hour.

University Suspects Fraud by a Researcher Who Studied Red Wine

New York Times -
A charge of widespread scientific fraud, involving 26 articles published in 11 journals, was leveled by the University of Connecticut today against Dipak K. Das, one of its researchers, whose work reported health benefits in red wine.

Dana-Farber scientists discover hormone that triggers fat to burn energy -
By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff Boston scientists have discovered a hormone that is secreted by muscles during exercise and boosts the amount of energy the body burns, a finding that could lay the basis for new drugs for obesity, diabetes, ...

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