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Ship Salvage Workers Roll Up Their Sleeves

New York Times -
A Dutch marine salvage company prepared on Tuesday to begin pumping half a million gallons of fuel from the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia, the first step toward hauling the luxury liner away for a complete overhaul or cutting it up for scrap.

What is SOPA

Politico -
If you think SOPA sounds like Mexican soup and PIPA is the fetching sister of a certain princess, you can be excused for wondering why Wikipedia, Reddit and thousands of other websites are blacking out in protest Wednesday.

Siege mentality grips Wisconsin as organizers submit recall petitions

Fox News -
By Mike Tobin & Ruth Ravve It seems it is always snowing when Wisconsin melts down into a big partisan battle, and that was the case Tuesday as workers with the liberal group United Wisconsin submitted boxes and boxes of petitions calling for a recall ...

Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns; Shares Climb

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Yahoo's Jerry Yang Yahoo's Jerry Yang Matthew Staver/Bloomberg Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! Inc., attends the Allen & Co.

Some groups see opportunity in Paula Deen's Type 2 diabetes

Los Angeles Times -
Out of tragedy often comes opportunity, which seems to be how several organizations are looking at the news that popular Southern chef Paula Deen has Type 2 diabetes.

Gingrich looks to recharge profile in South Carolina after debate

Fox News -
Another chance to make a first impression? Fresh off a rousing debate performance that had the Republican audience giving a standing ovation -- purportedly the first in a debate since Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire in 1980 -- Newt Gingrich may be ...

Obama says US to consult closely with Jordan to encourage talks between Israel ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to cooperate closely with Jordan, a key ally in the Middle East, in order to push Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a peace accord in a “serious fashion,” even as a fresh attempt at talks shows ...

Syria rejects calls for Arab force

ABC Online -
Arab League observers in yellow jackets are seen with anti-government protesters on the streets. The Syrian government has rejected a call from the Gulf state of Qatar for Arab troops to be sent to end the violence in the country.

At Least 30 Reported Killed in New Syrian Violence

Voice of America -
January 17, 2012 At Least 30 Reported Killed in New Syrian Violence VOA News Violence has surged in Syria as Western members of the United Nations Security Council spar with Russia over how to stop the bloodshed from the 10-month uprising against ...

King Center shake-up: Martin Luther King III quits as president

Los Angeles Times -
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the slain civil rights leader, announced on Tuesday that he will step down as president of the Atlanta-based center devoted to the legacy of his father.

Pinkberry co-founder charged in homeless attack

Reuters -
By Alex Dobuzinskis | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The co-founder of Pinkberry frozen yogurt company has been charged with assault for attacking a homeless man with a tire iron, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Occupy Movement Turns Its Anger on Congress

Wall Street Journal -
By RYAN TRACY WASHINGTON, DC—The "Occupy" movement turned its sights on Congress Tuesday as hundreds of protesters marched to the Capitol, chanting and holding signs in front of the spot where President Barack Obama was inaugurated nearly three years ...

Being international isn't sexy anymore for Citi

Fox News -
| AP The bank is proud of its global reach - 1400 branches in 46 countries. But in Asia, the economies of China and India are slowing.

Dollar, Yen Hold Losses Versus Euro as US Recovery Damps Safety Demand

Bloomberg -
The dollar maintained losses from yesterday against the euro before US data today forecast to show industrial production rose and confidence among homebuilders increased, reducing demand for safer assets.

Appeals court refuses to add Perry to Va. ballot -
By Larry O'Dell AP / January 17, 2012 RICHMOND, Va.—A federal appeals court rejected Rick Perry's last-ditch bid to be placed on Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot Tuesday, agreeing with a lower court that the Texas governor and three ...

Ron Paul leaves presidential campaign trail to vote on raising nation's debt ...

Washington Post -
COLUMBIA, SC - Ron Paul is stepping off the presidential campaign trail to vote against raising the federal debt ceiling. The Texas congressman will fly to Washington early Wednesday.

Democrats move last night of convention to Charlotte stadium

Fox News -
Democrats are moving the final day of their national convention to the 74000-seat Bank of America Stadium, a move that will allow organizers to fit more spectators -- and also potentially sell pricey tickets to donors in the scramble for cash.

In the super PAC era, do handshakes even matter?

CBS News -
(AP) WASHINGTON - Forget kissing babies on the campaign trail. The millions of dollars' worth of political advertisements airing before the early primary elections are turning out to be money well spent: The ads have affected primary results more than ...

RIM Gains on Report Samsung May Be Interested in Making Bid

San Francisco Chronicle -
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, advanced as much as 6.7 percent after a report that Samsung Electronics Co.

Microsoft Pitches Private Cloud To IT With System Center 2012

Wired News -
By Jon Brodkin Microsoft's System Center 2012 is available today as a Release Candidate, the last milestone before a final release.

Windows 8 Includes Tablet Hardware Requirements

Tom's Hardware Guide -
Microsoft's own batch of "Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements" documents, released last month, reveal that the company is providing minimum hardware requirements for x86, x64 and ARM-based tablets running the upcoming Windows 8 OS.

Ratings: Betty White Wins the Night!

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
By Douglas J. Rowe, TV GUIDE Up against the ballyhooed (but tepidly reviewed) debut of Fox's Alcatraz and the strong CBS Monday lineup of comedies, NBC's 90-minute tribute/special marking the Hot in Cleveland star's 90th birthday attracted the most ...

The Bachelor's Chris Harrison: Shawntel Had Every Right to Return

Seattle Post Intelligencer -
By Robyn Ross, TV GUIDE When Shawntel Newton asked to return to The Bachelor, no one had any idea just how upset - and brutal - the women would be.

'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans has another run-in with the law

Reality TV World -
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/17/2012 The Teen Mom 2 star was taken into custody again on Monday for violating a domestic violence protective order by allegedly sending, according to her lawyer, a text message to her former roommate Hannah Inman even ...

Lindsay Lohan Gets a Gold Star on Her Probation Report

Reuters -
By Tim Kenneally at TheWrap Lindsay Lohan has cleared another hurdle in becoming a completely free woman. Also read: Lindsay Lohan in Talks to Play Elizabeth Taylor for Lifetime The "Mean Girls" star appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday ...

Indianapolis Colts fire coach Jim Caldwell after 3 seasons

Washington Post -
INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Caldwell endured everything thrown at him during his first two seasons as the Colts' coach -- replacing a friend, rebounding from losses and fighting through injuries.

Tigers star Victor Martinez injures left knee, could miss all of 2012

Washington Post -
DETROIT - Tigers star Victor Martinez could miss the entire 2012 season after injuring his left knee during offseason conditioning.

Miles understands Kiel's decision to stay close to home -
Coach Les Miles on top-ranked prep QB Gunner Kiel of Columbus, Ind., decommitting from LSU and enrolling at Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Climate Proposal Puts Practicality Ahead of Sacrifice

New York Times -
The current issue of the journal Science contains a proposal to slow global warming that is extraordinary for a couple of reasons: 1. In theory, it would help people living in poor countries now, instead of mainly benefiting their descendants.

UK scientists find 'lost' Darwin fossils

LONDON (AP) - British scientists have found scores of fossils the great evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin and his peers collected but that had been lost for more than 150 years.

Fake Antimalarial Medications Undermine Africa Malaria Drive

Medical News Today -
Fraudulent and substandard antimalarial drugs could be wrecking the chances of winning the war against malaria in Africa, researchers from the Wellcome Trust-Mahosot Hospital-Oxford University Tropical Medicine Research Collaboration reported in the ...

Glimmer of Hope in US Obesity Picture

MedPage Today -
By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Obesity -- in both kids and adults -- may be hitting a plateau, according to CDC researchers.


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