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Extent of Haiti destruction clear

BBC News - ‎50 minutes ago‎
The destruction caused at the epicentre of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti is even more dramatic than in the ruined capital, a BBC correspondent says.

Martha Coakley and Scott Brown fight to the finish

Boston Herald - Jessica Fargen, Edward Mason - ‎1 hour ago‎
The US Senate election enters its final “do or die” days as President Obama heads to the Hub today to try to save his domestic agenda with a last-ditch pitch for Democrat Martha Coakley, while insurgent Republican ...

JFK air terminal evacuated after security breach

Reuters - Chris Michaud, Xavier Briand - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A security breach prompted the evacuation of an American Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday, the airline said.

President Karzai Sees Afghan Parliament Reject Most Of His Cabinet Nominees

AHN - Linda Young - ‎2 hours ago‎
Kabul, Afghanistan (AHN) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's efforts to form a new cabinet were stymied Saturday as the Afghan parliament rejected more nominees than they approved.

6 Major Powers Move Closer to Considering More Iran Sanctions

New York Times - Neil MacFarquhar - ‎5 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS - Six major powers agreed Saturday that the Iranian response to proposals to altering its nuclear development program had been inadequate and that it warranted consideration of further measures by the United Nations ...

Angolan police arrest priest in Cabinda

Reuters - Henrique Almeida, Julien Pretot - ‎8 hours ago‎
CABINDA, Angola (Reuters) - Angolan police arrested a priest in Cabinda Saturday, a lawyer and human rights activist said, adding that authorities were using an attack on the Togo soccer team last week as an excuse to round up critics.

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Poll shows growing disappointment, polarization over Obama's performance

Washington Post - Jon Cohen, Jennifer Agiesta - ‎1 hour ago‎
A year into his presidency, President Obama faces a polarized nation and souring public assessments of his efforts to change Washington, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

GOP health care stance poses risks

Dayton Daily News - Jack Torry - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - As congressional Democrats edge closer to a final vote to overhaul the health care system, Republicans are poised to oppose the measure while insisting they had better ideas ...

US officers face investigation over Fort Hood shooting

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several officers will face disciplinary action for not raising the alarm before an army psychiatrist killed 13 people when he opened fire at a Texas army base last November.

British bank sector hails Obama bank levy as fair

AFP - ‎56 minutes ago‎
LONDON - British bankers have welcomed US President Barack Obama's announcement of a levy to raise 90 billion dollars to recoup the Wall Street bailout, saying it restores parity to the global banking sector.

China at Odds With Future in Internet Fight

New York Times - Sharon LaFraniere - ‎14 hours ago‎
BEIJING - At the elite Tsinghua University here, some students were joking Friday that they had better download all the Internet information they wanted now in case Google left the country.

After Google's Stand on China, US Treads Lightly

New York Times - David E. Sanger, John Markoff - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Last month, when Google engineers at their sprawling campus in Silicon Valley began to suspect that Chinese intruders were breaking into private Gmail accounts, the company began a secret ...

Apple seeks ban on US Nokia imports

CNET - Leslie Katz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Updated at 1:50 pm PST with more details on the technologies involved in the disputed patents. Apple made its request in a complaint filed with the International Trade Commission, an independent federal agency that examines issues ...

Cocaine discovery prompts investigation by NASA

Los Angeles Times - Robert Block - ‎2 hours ago‎
Reporting from Kennedy Space Center, Fla. - The people who work on the space shuttle don't fly on the orbiters they maintain -- but it appears at least one of them may have been getting high.

Eight reasons why iPhone is better than Nexus One (1)

IBTimes India - ‎17 hours ago‎
With the launch of Google Nexus One smartphone in the market, hype about Nexus One beating Apple iPhone has reached its limits. Just because the Google smartphone has better features than the iPhone by a thin gap, should it be considered to be an ...

DC area Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
AFRO BLUE CONCERT, featuring the Howard University jazz vocal ensemble. $20; students, $10. 5 pm, All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW.

`SNL' Lampoons Late-Night Mess With Sketch

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP FILE - In this June 1, 2009 file photo provided by NBC, Conan O'Brien makes his debut as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" in Universal City, Calif.

Wyclef Jean 'denounces' attacks on Yele Haiti Foundation with YouTube video

New York Daily News - Michael Sheridan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Wyclef Jean posted a video on his website Saturday to respond to allegations he has profited off his foundation, which is working to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Well-Rested Manning Leads Colts Past Ravens

New York Times - Judy Battista - ‎1 hour ago‎
Peyton Manning threw for two touch touchdowns in the first half, including one that capped off an impressive 64-yard drive in the last two minutes of the half.

Quick-striking Canucks punish Penguins 6-2

USA Today - Darryl Dyck - ‎23 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Henrik Sedin (FSY) scored the tying goal, then added two assists in Vancouver's four-goal burst in a 5-minute stretch in the Canucks' 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Old school Miami Dolphins need to modernize offense like Saints

MiamiHerald.com - Armando Salguero - ‎35 minutes ago‎
New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush (25) looks back at Arizona Cardinals defenders as he scores a 46-yard touchdown during the first quarter of an NFL football divisional playoff game in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.

H1N1 could reappear in the coming weeks

Eagle Tribune - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Editor's note: In an effort to provide accurate and timely information on H1N1 activity, area health departments have offered to provide a weekly update on flu activity, as well as information on vaccination clinics and precautions.

FDA Backtracks on Potential Danger of BPA

ABC News - Rachel Martin - ‎1 hour ago‎
For years the Food and Drug Administration has insisted that Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a chemical found in many everyday products made of hard plastic, is safe.

Johnson & Johnson Issues Massive Recall of Tylenol

ABC News - Marley Seaman - ‎Jan 15, 2010‎
AP Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall Friday of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick.

The Underlying Tragedy

New York Times - David Brooks - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
On Oct. 17, 1989, a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Bay Area in Northern California. Sixty-three people were killed.

Stop the Abuse: It's Time to Break Up With Your Big Bank

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 13, 2010‎
Hello, I'd like to take a moment to address the millions and millions of you all across America who are currently stuck in an abusive relationship.

When Hair Loss Strikes, a Doctor Is a Girl's Best Friend

New York Times - Lesley Alderman - ‎Jan 15, 2010‎
Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, examining a woman's scalp. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year.

Why Now's the Time to Get Defensive

Motley Fool - Todd Wenning - ‎Jan 13, 2010‎
To steal a phrase from Simon and Garfunkel, it's the sound of silence in the market. And it's making me nervous. Remember just 12 months ago, when the CBOE Volatility Index, the "VIX," was comfortably over 40, implying significant ...

Country Without a Net

New York Times - Tracy Kidder - ‎Jan 13, 2010‎
THOSE who know a little of Haiti's history might have watched the news last night and thought, as I did for a moment: “An earthquake?