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Economy, Health Debate Turned Tables in Massachusetts

Wall Street Journal - Gerald F. Seib - ‎22 minutes ago‎

America sends paratroopers to Haiti to help secure aid lines

Times Online - ‎38 minutes ago‎
In a deafening display of military muscle, a detachment of US paratroopers flew into the heart of the Haitian capital yesterday to secure the flattened presidential palace and reassure onlookers that they were on a mission to help, not take control.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie hosts inaugural gala at Newark's Prudential Center

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Chris Megerian - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerGovernor Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno congratulate each other after they were both sworn in at the Trenton War Memorial this afternoon.

Christian-Muslim Mayhem in Nigeria Kills Dozens

New York Times - Adam Nossiter - ‎49 minutes ago‎
DAKAR, Senegal - Armed with guns, machetes, torches and bows and arrows, Christian and Muslim antagonists in central Nigeria's religiously volatile city of Jos have been fighting for three days in sporadic clashes that have left dozens ...

Karzai plans to woo Taliban with 'land, work and pensions'

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Afghanistan's president will unveil a plan in the next eight days to offer work, education, pensions and land to Taliban fighters who lay down their weapons.

Israel accused of silencing political protest

Washington Post - Ben Hubbard - ‎3 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2009 file photo, showing Israeli police as they detain a left-wing activist during a demonstration in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

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Tornado warning in Los Angeles and Orange counties

San Jose Mercury News - Robert Jablon - ‎33 minutes ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES - A storm moving through Central and Southern California has brought high winds, waves and lightning, prompting a tornado warning and pier closures.

Court won't close locks; Carp DNA in Lake Michigan

Washington Post - John Flesher - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The US Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to order the immediate closure of shipping structures near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes, before authorities said DNA from the ravenous ...

NYC Would Be Hit Under Governor's Budget Proposal

ABC News - Valerie Bauman - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP New York City would take hits in school aid, local government assistance, social services and transportation under Gov. David Paterson's state budget proposal.

IBM Consulting Sales Drop; 2010 Forecast Tops Target

Bloomberg - Katie Hoffmann - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp., the world's largest computer-services provider, reported a drop in fourth-quarter business consulting revenue while saying 2010 profit will exceed its earlier target.

Google: Tech War In China

CNBC - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Grab a pencil because school is in session and the Fast Money traders are teaching class. Grab this all-in-one application and get recaps of the show sent right to your desktop or blog.

Rambus shares jump on Samsung legal settlement

MarketWatch - Benjamin Pimentel - ‎12 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Samsung Electronics will pay Rambus Inc. $700 million over five years, and invest another $200 million in the chip design company as part of a settlement ending their legal disputes, ...

Microsoft to issue emergency patch for flaw used in Google attack

USA Today - Byron Acohido - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Microsoft has just announced that it will issue an emergency patch -- something it rarely does -- for the Internet Explorer security hole implicated in recent data-stealing cyberattacks against Google, Adobe, Jupiter and dozens of other companies.

Apple Tablet Won't Mean Business

PC World - Bill Snyder - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Attention Apple fan-boys and -girls: Read no further. But if you run a small business and want to avoid wasting money and brain cells on superfluous technology, forgot about the iSlate or whatever Apple is going to call its ...

Microsoft to delete Bing users' IP addresses after 6 months

Ars Technica - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Emil Protalinski | Last updated January 19, 2010 12:09 PM Microsoft will eliminate all data collected on Bing users after six months.

Fox registers Conan O'Brien website as talks continue

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jay Leno said last night on his show that he expected an announcement today about the details of Conan O'Brien's departure from The Tonight Show, but the negotiations have been held up, reportsThe New York Times.

Wyclef Jean Pleads For Help Relocating 2 Million Haitians

MTV.com - Joel Hanek - ‎7 hours ago‎
Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean held an emotional press conference in New York on Monday afternoon to outline relief plans for his country and to answer criticism of Yele Haiti, the charity foundation he founded that is raising funds for ...

Author Robert Parker, 77, dies; he wrote Spenser crime books

Washington Post - Patricia Sullivan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Robert B. Parker, 77, a popular and prolific author of hard-boiled American crime fiction, best known for the 37-book Spenser series which became an ABC television show in the 1980s, died Jan. 18, at his writing desk at home in ...
In Memoriam: Robert B. Parker Entertainment Weekly

Jones confirms Phillips will return

ESPN - Calvin Watkins - ‎50 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Not only is head coach Wade Phillips returning for the 2010 season, he might be with the Dallas Cowboys even longer.

Molina returning to Giants, after all

MLB.com - Chris Haft - ‎30 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO -- In an intriguing turn of events, the Giants apparently have re-signed catcher Bengie Molina, who seemed bound for the New York Mets, to a one-year, $4.5 million contract on Tuesday.

Calhoun taking medical leave

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun is taking a leave of absence, effective immediately, due to undisclosed medical issues, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

Another Reminder That Teenagers Should Really Stay Away From Tanning Salons

New York Magazine - ‎37 minutes ago‎
The World Health Organization last summer finally definitively listed sunlamps as cancer causers. The FDA will soon begin debating how to warn indoor tanners of the cancer threats posed by sunlamps.

Chan: Lack of H1N1 vaccine demand surprising

CIDRAP - Robert Roos - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Jan 19, 2010 (CIDRAP News) - The H1N1 influenza pandemic brought no "devastating surprises," but what has surprised public health agencies is the public's lack of interest in getting vaccinated, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health ...

HPV test 'can cut cervical cancer deaths' say experts

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Cervical cancer deaths could be cut if a different screening test was used in the first instance rather than smear tests for over-35s, say researchers.

In Germany, a Tradition Falls, and Women Rise

New York Times - Katrin Bennhold - ‎Jan 17, 2010‎
NEUÖTTING, GERMANY - Manuela Maier was branded a bad mother. A Rabenmutter, or raven mother, after the black bird that pushes chicks out of the nest.

Has Leno lost his nice guy appeal?

CNN - Breeanna Hare - ‎Jan 15, 2010‎
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 ...

World misled over Himalayan glacier meltdown

Times Online - Jonathan Leake, Chris Hastings - ‎Jan 16, 2010‎
A WARNING that climate change will melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 is likely to be retracted after a series of scientific blunders by the United Nations body that issued it.

Professor Is a Label That Leans to the Left

New York Times - Patricia Cohen - ‎Jan 17, 2010‎
The overwhelmingly liberal tilt of university professors has been explained by everything from outright bias to higher IQ scores. Now new research suggests that critics may have been asking the wrong question.

The Backlash Is Coming! The Backlash Is Coming!

Wall Street Journal - Jon Keller - ‎Jan 15, 2010‎
People in Massachusetts think they're at the leading edge of politics. That's not good news for Democrats. By JON KELLER With characteristic hubris, people in this state like to think they've been at the leading edge of American politics since the ...