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Rescuers brave cold, darkness to scour listing cruise ship

CNN International -
By Greg Botelho and Dan Rivers, CNN Divers inspect the Costa Concordia on Sunday. The death toll from the disaster off the Tuscan island stands at five.
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Huntsman to drop out, endorse Romney

Los Angeles Times -
The former Utah governor's decision comes on the eve of a round of debates and primary voting in South Carolina and Florida, in which his longtime rival is poised to lock up the Republican nomination.

Day of service honors Martin Luther King Jr.

By the CNN Wire Staff Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to the throngs of people gathered in August 1963 during the March on Washington.

'It's Our Time': Confident Giants Stun Pack 37-20

ABC News -
By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer No out-of-towner would pick Lambeau Field as the right place to get hot in January. Except the New York Giants.

A tamer Gervais leads predictable Golden Globes

The Associated Press -
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association dared to let Ricky Gervais come back and host the Golden Globe Awards, a year after he insulted the organization and nearly everyone in the star-studded room with his lacerating wit.

Russia's Failed Mars Probe Crashes Into Pacific

New York Times -
A Russian scientific probe that was meant to visit a Martian moon but never made it out of Earth orbit crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 700 miles west of Chile on Sunday, a Russian military spokesman said.

Car bomb kills at least 8 in Iraq's Mosul: hospital

Reuters -
| MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded inside a residential complex housing displaced Shi'ite Muslims in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding four, hospital and police sources said.

Syrian Official Defects as Foes Ignore Assad Pledge to Forgive

BusinessWeek -
By Massoud A. Derhally Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- A Syrian legislator defected and fled, the second high-profile official to change allegiances this month, even as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a pardon for offences since the start the uprising ...

Amid tensions, Pakistani lawmakers to vote on support for democracy

By Reza Sayah, CNN Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani lawmakers are expected to vote Monday on a resolution supporting the country's democratic system after weeks of public speculation and political intrigue about the possibility of a coup in the ...

Nazarbayev Party Fends Off Challengers to Keep Kazakh Dominance

BusinessWeek -
By Svetlana Antoncheva and Nariman Gizitdinov Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's ruling party maintained its dominant role in parliament even as two other parties unexpectedly won seats in the legislature, according to exit ...

FBI Seeks Help Finding Montana Teacher's Body

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By KEITH RIDLER AP Authorities investigating the reported death of a Montana school teacher asked land owners in parts of Montana and North Dakota to check vacant farmsteads for signs of disturbed soil or matted grass, saying her body might be buried ...

Small plane crashes in Nantucket Sound, killing 2

Boston Herald -
By Christine McConville The bodies of two people were recovered off Cape Cod after their small single-engine plane crashed into Nantucket Sound on a flight originating from Martha's Vineyard, authorities said.

Ohio taking death penalty case to US Supreme Court

Fox News -
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's governor and attorney general said Sunday the state is asking the US Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is constitutional.

European shares sink after S&P cuts

Reuters -
By Richard Hubbard | LONDON (Reuters) - European shares fell on Monday and the euro was stuck at 17-month lows against the dollar while German government bonds eased after early gains on fears that S&P's mass euro zone sovereign rating cuts and a Greek ...

Greek PM confident debt swap deal to be clinched in time

Reuters -
| ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said on Monday he was confident a deal on a crucial debt swap plan would be reached in time despite the breakdown of high level talks last week.

Nigeria Troops Appear; President Offers Concession

ABC News -
For the first time since protests erupted over spiraling fuel prices, soldiers on Monday barricaded key roads in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos as the president offered a concession to stem demonstrations that he said were being stoked by ...

London Seeks Slice Of China Currency Market

Forbes -
The UK and Hong Kong announced a deal Monday to jointly develop the offshore market for China's currency. The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said his visit this week furthers the continuing dialogue of “establishing London as a new hub ...

Santorum mixes academia into campaign trail pitch

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By PHILIP ELLIOTT AP HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Rick Santorum is running for president but his campaign speeches can sound like he's working toward tenure.

Mitt Romney and the 1 percent

Anniston Star -
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board The attacks center on the presidential candidate's tenure leading a private equity firm called Bain Capital.

All or nothing: Gingrich's 'Armageddon' strategy for South Carolina

By Shawna Shepherd, CNN Political Producer Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich knows the stakes are high as he campaigns on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

CES attendance breaks records with 153,00 attendees

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The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show was the biggest such event in the show's 44-year history, with more than 153000 attendees, up from 149000 a year ago.

Sprint remains tepid on Windows Phone at CES, confirms no new WiMAX phones are ...

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Engadget -
By Donald Melanson posted Jan 16th 2012 3:36AM This may have been a fairly big CES for Windows Phone, but it looks like Microsoft still has a fair bit of convincing to do in order to bring all the carriers fully on board.

Golden Globes reward little-seen cable TV shows

Los Angeles Times -
'Homeland' and 'Downton Abbey' are honored, along with Laura Dern, Idris Elba, Kelsey Grammer and Peter Dinklage. Kelsey Grammerand Laura Dern pose with their awards backstage.

Golden Globes 2012: Meryl Streep scoops best actress for The Iron Lady -
Meryl Streep is honoured for her role in The Iron Lady, winning Best Actress in a dramatic film. Leading lady Streep thanked her fellow nominees and "God" Harvey Weinstein, boss of the film's distributors, after she scooped her eighth globe for her ...

At the Globes, the mood was light with lots of heart

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY BEVERLY HILLS - While known for recognizing laughs, the Golden Globe Awards took a few serious moments between the guffaws Sunday night, including honoring Michelle Williams as best actress in a comedy for My Week With ...

Clijsters, Li Na into 2nd round at Australian Open

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
Spain's Rafael Nadal gestures during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

Ravens outplayed, outmuscled by Texans, but move on to face Pats

Despite taking five sacks and being off on some of his throws, Joe Flacco did enough to lead the Ravens to victory over the Texans.

Wagner fulfills great expectations at Sony Open

Fox News -
HONOLULU - The mustache is here to stay. Johnson Wagner hopes the same can be said of his golf game. Wagner usually doesn't start a new PGA Tour with great expectations, only this year was different.

Roger Federer again called out

AP MELBOURNE, Australia -- Roger Federer's reticence to join other players in voicing complaints about issues affecting the men's game came under fire again at the Australian Open on Monday.

NASA calls for action on curbing methane in fight against global warming

The State Column -
In the battle against global warming, scientists say they some of the world's largest emitters should adjust their focus from reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, to curbing the emissions of soot and methane.

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.


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