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Haiti relief work: How you can volunteer now

Christian Science Monitor - Taylor Barnes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Aid agencies largely say that for Haiti relief work, money is needed more than additional aid volunteers now. But there are still hands-on ways to aid Haiti.

UN: Time Running Out for Quake Victims in Haiti

Voice of America - Meredith Buel - ‎1 hour ago‎

With a Last Name Like Kennedy, Libertarian Could Be Spoiler in Massachusetts

FOXNews - Stephen Clark - ‎1 hour ago‎
The libertarian candidate in Tuesday's special election for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat is named Joe Kennedy, raising the possibility that some confused voters may pull the lever for a man they don't support.

Will Moscow-Kiyev Ties Improve After Ukrainian Election?

Voice of America - Andre de Nesnera - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Ukrainians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president. Analysts say who wins will determine the course of relations between Ukraine and Russia.

Hillary Clinton to visit Haiti Saturday

AFP - ‎48 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she will travel to Haiti on Saturday to see earthquake relief efforts first hand, deliver supplies and meet Haitian President Rene Preval.

All made up but nowhere to go – gay contest axed for failing to conform

Times Online - Jane Macartney - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jay's foundation had been applied, and his face powdered. The swimming trunks had been laid out and the judges were in place for the inaugural Mr Gay China pageant.

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Fort Hood shooting was terrorism, US says

Reuters - Phil Stewart, Philip Barbara - ‎33 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The shooting rampage at a US Army base in November was "an act of terrorism," an Obama administration official said on Friday, as the Pentagon ordered an overhaul of protocols to spot threats within the military.

Snyder Will Not Run for Re-Election

KATV - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Little Rock - US Representative Vic Snyder has announced he will not run for re-election. In a press released Friday, Rep Snyder cited family as his reason for not seeking to retain his office.
Vic Snyder retiring Politico (blog)

Some Democrats Wary of 2010 Election Prospects

U.S. News & World Report - Anna Mulrine - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a tough election year, retiring is a time-honored, blame-free way for embattled incumbents to bow out of potentially losing races.
Are Republicans "Due"? Investor's Business Daily
Congressional Insiders Poll National Journal (blog)

Intel, J.P. Morgan Lead Dow Lower

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Stocks fell broadly despite earnings from Intel and JP Morgan Chase coming in above analysts' estimates, as weaker-than-expected revenue from JP Morgan weighed on financials, while troubles on the consumer side of its ...

INSTANT VIEW: US CPI rises; NY factory output rises

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - US consumer prices rose more slowly than expected in December from November on modest gains in food and energy costs, data showed on Friday, pointing to subdued inflation pressures that should permit the Federal Reserve to keep ...

Even If Google Exits China, Microsoft May Face Obstacles There

Wall Street Journal - John Letzing - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Kai-Fu Lee, who's overseen operations for both Google Inc. (GOOG) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) in China, posted a cryptic message on microblogging service Twitter the day after Google made its recent, startling announcement that it might ...

Verizon, AT&T Cut Wireless Prices

Wall Street Journal - Niraj Sheth, George Stahl - ‎1 hour ago‎
Verizon Wireless introduced new wireless-pricing plans Friday that charge less for making calls but would require more customers to buy data plans, and AT&T Inc. responded by dropping its prices as well, including for ...

FCC Tells Wireless Mics to Get off 700MHz Spectrum Band

PC World - Grant Gross - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Federal Communications Commission will prohibit hundreds of existing wireless microphone models from being used in the US in five months because they operate in the 700MHz spectrum band, which was auctioned off to mobile voice and broadband ...

Google Begins Replying to More Nexus One Complaints

PC World - Nancy Gohring - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google appears to be trying to boost its customer support for Nexus One customers, posting replies to many more queries on its online forum.

Has Leno lost his nice guy appeal?

CNN - Breeanna Hare - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Jay Leno is taking hits from both the Twitterverse and comedians. Can his reputation recover? (CNN) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Jay Leno on his own show Thursday night, and Rosie O'Donnell -- who has been outspoken about ...

Haitian Rapper Jimmy O Killed In Earthquake

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hours after the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that shook the island of Haiti, Wyclef Jean put out a plea to anyone with information about the whereabouts of Haitian rapper Jimmy O, who is a part of 'Clef's nonprofit Yele Haiti ...

Wyclef Jean Joins George Clooney To Lead MTV's 'Hope For Haiti' Telethon

MTV.com - Eric Ditzian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Wyclef Jean will join George Clooney and CNN's Anderson Cooper in hosting MTV Networks' "Hope for Haiti," the global telethon to air commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT on Friday, ...
MTV Plans "Hope for Haiti" Telethon Seattle Post Intelligencer

Source: Dooley to be named Vols coach

ESPN - Joe Schad, Chris Low - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Derek Dooley will be named the next Tennessee head coach, a source close to Dooley said Friday. Lousiana Tech will name Frank Scelfo as the school's interim coach.
Reports: Dooley's son to coach Tennessee Atlanta Journal Constitution

Arenas likely to get six months

SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to a felony for carrying an unlicensed pistol outside a home or business.

Bears hire Tice as O-line coach

ESPN - ‎44 minutes ago‎
The Chicago Bears hired Mike Tice to coach the offensive line, the first addition to a staff with five more holes to fill. "I've had a chance to compete against Mike for a lot of years, and I always thought he did a great job with the offensive line," ...

J&J Widens Recall Amid FDA Pressure

Forbes - Natasha Gural - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The FDA said Johnson & Johnson "did not conduct a timely, comprehensive investigation" into odor complaints. Johnson & Johnson's consumer division on Friday widened its voluntary recall of Tylenol to include other brands such as Motrin, ...

WHO official denies exaggeration about dangers of swine flu pandemic

Washington Post - Rob Stein - ‎19 hours ago‎
A top World Health Organization official dismissed charges Thursday 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 ...

US taking closer look at bisphenol A in plastics

Reuters - JoAnne Allen, Maggie Fox - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will launch broad new research into the potential health effects of plastics chemical bisphenol A used in baby bottles and other products, health officials said on Friday.

Two-part harmony

Boston Globe - Amalie Benjamin - ‎Jan 12, 2010‎
(For The Boston Globe / Michal Czerwonka) New Red Sox pitcher John Lackey and his wife Krista share a moment in the living room of their home in Newport Beach, Calif.

The Death of the Slush Pile

Wall Street Journal - Katherine Rosman - ‎3 hours ago‎
In 1991, a book editor at Random House pulled from the heaps of unsolicited manuscripts a novel about a murder that roils a Baltimore suburb.

From an Owner to the Quietest Sports Emperor

New York Times - Jeré Longman - ‎19 hours ago‎
MORA, Mo. - This is not so much a hometown as a home road cut into the corn and bean fields two hours southeast of Kansas City. It is an isolated place - unincorporated, population 25 - yet it has produced one of the country's richest ...

Want your team to land Kovy? Proposals, Part I

ESPN - John Buccigross - ‎Jan 12, 2010‎
Imagine waking up tomorrow, arriving at work and having your boss tell you that you have just been traded to another corporation. "Yeah, Bob, we really like what you've done for us here since we got going back in 1994, but you are 48 ...

Here Comes the 'Double-Dip Recession'

Seeking Alpha (blog) - Jeff Nielson - ‎Jan 12, 2010‎
Well, the clock has struck midnight. Cinderella's fancy clothes have changed into rags, and her stately carriage is now just a pumpkin.