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Thousands volunteer sweat and spirit to honor MLK on Day of Service

USA Today - Chris Joyner - ‎24 minutes ago‎
By John Zich, USA TODAY By Chris Joyner, USA TODAY University of Mississippi student Sharita Washington decided not to take the Martin Luther King Jr.

Obama returns to Massachusetts with urgent Senate election plea

Washington Post - Paul Kane, Karl Vick - ‎14 minutes ago‎
BOSTON -- President Obama made a last-ditch effort Sunday to resurrect the candidacy of a struggling Democrat who could provide him a critical Senate vote, returning to the city that launched him onto the national stage in ...

Chile's Frei Concedes Defeat to Piñera

Wall Street Journal - Matt Moffett - ‎43 minutes ago‎
AP Billionaire presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera waved with his wife, Cecilia Morel, after voting Sunday in Santiago during a runoff election.

Ukraine presidential election heads for second round

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎

Analysis: Barak welcomed in Ankara as an Israeli the Turks can work with

Jerusalem Post - Yaakov Katz - ‎2 hours ago‎
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's dressing down of the Turkish ambassador in Jerusalem last week was in the air but not directly referred to during Defense Minister Ehud Barak's time in Ankara ...

Ratings of Japan PM, ruling party fall on scandal

Reuters - Yoko Nishikawa, Linda Sieg - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOKYO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Voter support for Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and his party has fallen due to a funding scandal linked to his powerful No.2 party executive, two media surveys showed on Monday, raising the risk of ...

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Woman seen dining with Paterson is just friend, gov's office says

amNY - Jason Fink - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Gov. David Paterson's office strongly denied a report Sunday that he was “nuzzling” and “neck-kissing” a 34-year-old woman who is not his wife at a New Jersey restaurant, saying the woman in question was seeking Paterson's advice on starting an ...

Obama seeks to turn words into deeds on diplomacy

Reuters - Alan Elsner - ‎14 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year after promising a fresh approach to US foreign policy by offering to engage foes like Iran, President Barack Obama is under pressure for results on an array of diplomatic initiatives.

Coakley crowd sings 'Happy Birthday' to Michelle Obama

NECN - ‎4 hours ago‎
Attorney General Martha Coakley pointed out the day's significance to the crowd at the rally, which was held just two days before the Tuesday January 19th Special Election.
Happy Birthday Michelle! FOXNews (blog)

Storm to bring medley of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow

Boston Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
A National Weather Service graphic shows expected average snowfalls in various areas of the state. By Globe Staff A quick-hitting winter storm will produce a mix of rain, sleet, and snow this evening, eventually blanketing some parts of the state with ...

Venezuela Nationalizes French-Colombian Retailer Exito

Wall Street Journal - Inti Landauro - ‎2 hours ago‎
CARACAS (Dow Jones)--President Hugo Chavez ordered Sunday the seizure of a French-owned retail chain on accusations that it raised prices after Venezuela devalued the currency by half.

JGBs gain as Nikkei falls from 15-month high

Reuters - Chris Gallagher - ‎44 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gained on Monday, with 10-year futures climbing to a two-week high, as the Nikkei share average's fall from a 15-month peak spurred buying of safe-haven debt.
Japan Leads Asia Lower Wall Street Journal

Google may follow old media out of China

MarketWatch - Craig Stephen - ‎1 hour ago‎
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Ask most tech analysts about Google's proposed exit from China and there is disbelief the global search leader would retreat from a market with 400 million Web users, principals or not.

Apple turns up heat in Nokia battle

Reuters - Dominic Evans - ‎17 hours ago‎
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia said it would defend itself vigorously against Apple's new complaint to the United States International Trade Commission.

Gravel beaches trapping oil from 1989 Exxon spill

Washington Post - Mary Pemberton - ‎9 hours ago‎
AP ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An engineering professor has figured out why oil remains trapped along miles of gravel beaches more than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez tanker disaster in Prince William Sound.

BarMax: The $1000 iPhone App That Might Actually Be Worth It

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
In August 2008, Apple approved an application in the App Store called I Am Rich. The app did nothing beyond show a picture of a red gem.

Oscar Race Begins in Earnest at Golden Globes

New York Times - Brooks Barnes, Michael Cieply - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A rain-drenched Hollywood paused in its efforts to raise money for Haitian earthquake victims on Sunday long enough to focus on the Golden Globes, perhaps the most frivolous of the ...

Julia Roberts: Meryl Streep is 'just perfect'

USA Today - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Julia Roberts, wearing vintage Yves St. Laurent and caught on her way to the bathroom, turned on her megawatt smile when asked what she thought of Meryl Streep's speech after winning best actress for Julie & Julia.

O'Brien's NBC departure leaves bits behind

Reuters - Matthew Belloni, Nellie Andreeva - ‎34 minutes ago‎
As a deal nears for Conan O'Brien's exit from NBC, one thing is certain: The characters and recurring comedy bits O'Brien originated during his 16-plus years on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show" will not follow the host when he loses his coveted ...

Chargers fret about loss to Jets that 'just got away'

USA Today - Jarrett Bell - ‎15 minutes ago‎
By Donald Miralle, Getty Images By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY SAN DIEGO - It was just four snaps into the AFC divisional playoff when something seemed quite awry for the San Diego Chargers.

Failure to score first hurt Cowboys' chances against Vikings

Washington Post - Michael Wilbon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bad as the beating was, Tony Romo wasn't going to wince. His right hand was swollen, like it could have been broken. There had to be bruising pretty much from head to toe.

Gaines Adams' death was ninth in NFL since 2007

USA Today - ‎4 hours ago‎
The death of Bears DE Gaines Adams on Sunday was the latest tragedy to occur in the NFL family in the past few years. There have been at least nine players who have died since 2007.

In Recall, a Role Model Stumbles

New York Times - Natasha Singer - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The Harvard Business School teaches future executives the gold standard in brand crisis management. The model dictates that a company should communicate clearly with the public about a crisis, cooperate with government officials, ...

Flu Update

Providence Journal - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The state Health Department has received a donation of 5000 doses of seasonal flu vaccine from Provant Health Solutions. It will be distributed to physicians, community health centers and long-term care facilities to be given to the elderly, ...

What an insurance exchange could do for you

Los Angeles Times - Kim Geiger - ‎Jan 16, 2010‎
Also: Who would be eligible for government subsidies? How do the House and Senate bills address medical bankruptcy? Talks are underway to merge the House and Senate healthcare bills.

A government genealogy service lets family history leap off the page

Los Angeles Times - Anna Gorman - ‎20 hours ago‎
A little-known program of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information that bridges oceans. Government documents about Jinbei Mori were obtained by his granddaughter, Susanne Mori.

Patients demand: 'Give us our damned data'

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen, Sabriya Rice - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
Artist Regina Holliday gives Jen McCabe a jacket that reads "In emergency break glass ceiling. Demand access to your medical record.

Why men use prostitutes

The Guardian - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
Seven hundred men were interviewed for the project, which aimed to find out why men buy sex. Photograph: Christina Griffiths/Getty Images/Flickr RM 'I don't get anything out of sex with prostitutes except for a bad feeling," says Ben.

Fox on Sex: The Most Common Questions I Get on Cheating

FOXNews - Belisa Vranich - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
Whether you are playing cards or asking the pool boy to come in for a cool drink (wink, wink) the word “cheating” means the same: not abiding by the rules you agreed to when you got into the game.

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.