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Gingrich rips into media, then his rivals, in GOP debate

Los Angeles Times -
He blasts the moderator for asking a question about an ex-wife and then trades sharp jabs with Rick Santorum and front-runner Mitt Romney.

New Zealand Police Arrest MegaUpload Founder

Wall Street Journal -
By LUCY CRAYMER Wellington—After months of planning New Zealand police swooped on MegaUpload Ltd.'s founder Kim Dotcom's home as guests arrived at a home on the outskirts of New Zealand's largest city Auckland to celebrate his birthday.

Lakers hit points of no return in Miami

Los Angeles Times -
Offense fails for the second game in a row in a 98-87 loss to the Heat, who romp with an ill LeBron James and without injured Dwyane Wade.

Bank of America slims down, loses swagger and goes back to basics, and ...

Washington Post -
NEW YORK - Bank of America is back to basics - slimmed down, stripped of its swagger and no longer the biggest bank in the country.

Afghanistan's Soldiers Step Up Killings of Allied Forces

New York Times -
KABUL, Afghanistan - American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongside and train, in attacks motivated by deep-seated animosity between the supposedly allied forces, ...

Iran warns region against "dangerous" stance on Hormuz

Reuters -
By Tulay Karadeniz | ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister warned neighboring states not to put themselves in a "dangerous position" by aligning themselves too closely with the United States in the escalating dispute over Tehran's nuclear activity ...

Syria killings persist as Arab monitors' mandate expires

Reuters -
By Alistair Lyon | BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces have retreated from a rebel-held town under a local ceasefire, residents said, but deadly violence raged on elsewhere as a month-long mandate for Arab League peace monitors in Syria was expiring.

Fire near Reno burns several homes; 10000 flee

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Firefighters were able to stop the progress of a fast-moving brush fire near Reno Thursday, but not before the wall of flames burned several homes and forced about 10000 people to evacuate their neighborhoods.

Deadly storm grips Northwest in ice, snow -
A Delta Air Lines plane is sprayed with de-icing fluid prior to take-off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Seattle.

Keystone pipeline rejection splits Democrats

San Francisco Chronicle -
President Obama's rejection of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline permit this week exposed a split in a core Democratic constituency and handed Republicans a new line of election-year attack.

Mirkarimi must stay away from family through trial

San Francisco Chronicle -
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence charges Thursday, then watched as a judge disregarded his wife's emotional pleas and ordered him to stay away from his family until his trial is over.

Photo industry mourns Kodak

NEW YORK - Photographers, professionals and amateurs alike, are mourning the end of an era after Eastman Kodak, which produced the cameras and film many started hobbies and careers with, filed for bankruptcy.

European Stocks May Climb 15% If Bond 'Test' Passed, Amundi Says

BusinessWeek -
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Government debt sales in the first quarter will be a “big test” for European stocks that may determine the direction of markets for the rest of 2012, according to the equities chief at Amundi Asset Management SA.

Truth Squad: Romney defends his record on abortion

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defended his record on abortion during Thursday night's CNN presidential debate in South Carolina.

Obama touting tourism for jobs

Tucson Citizen -
by Daniel González on Jan. 19, 2012, under Arizona Republic News President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to create more jobs by drawing more international tourists to the United States, a plan White House officials said would especially ...

Perry Faces Fight to Restore 'Mystique' Dimmed by Campaign Bust

San Francisco Chronicle -
Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Rick Perry will come home to Texas to reclaim power as the nation's longest-serving governor, yet now unable to say he never lost an election after halting his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Apple announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author and new iTunes U

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The tech giant plans to offer digital textbooks for e-readers. NBC's Mark Barger reports. By Rosa Golijan "Education is deep in our DNA, and it has been since the very beginning.

Google's Page Stung as Ad-Price Drop Means First Results Miss

BusinessWeek -
By Brian Womack Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s Larry Page delivered his first disappointing quarterly results as chief executive officer after his push into mobile advertising and weakness in Europe trimmed growth in revenue from online ...

Why is much of 'Resident Evil' trailer a shill for Sony gadgets?

by Chris Matyszczyk January 19, 2012 7:02 PM PST "It's 'Resident Evil: Retribution,'" said the Sony marketing department.

Movie Projector: Fourth 'Underworld' to soar higher than 'Red Tails'

Los Angeles Times -
The fourth movie in Sony Pictures' "Underworld" vampire series should lead the box office this weekend as Hollywood hopes to continue what has been a strong January in theaters.

'American Idol': Pittsburgh Auditions Recap

Idolator: All About The Music -
The 'American Idol' Season 11 premiere ratings are in, and they're way down from previous years. Why didn't you tune in, music fans?

Jersey Shore Recap: Pauly D Gets Tons of Birthday Love! Mike? Not So Much

E! Online -
Seeing Vinny leave the shore and Pauly D so upset about losing his bromance partner was a hard pill to swallow, and let's not forget, the other roommates had no idea because they were all out raging at the club.

Sundance Party List 2012: A Guide to Hollywood's Snowy Fun Festival

Reuters -
By Mikey Glazer at TheWrap While the official festival film kicks off Thursday night, the unofficial Sundance fun festival peaks this weekend.

Injured daredevil skier Sarah Burke dies

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Sarah Burke was an X Games star with a grassroots mentality - a daredevil superpipe skier who understood the risks inherent to her sport and the debt she owed to it.

49ers confident they have the answers vs. Giants

By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Midway through his news conference Thursday, held in a tent adjacent to the practice field, Jim Harbaugh made a statement that was more startling when considering the backdrop.

Marion, Mavericks cool off streaking Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After back-to-back last-possession losses, the Dallas Mavericks easily could have let another one get away. By Steve C. Wilson, AP Dirk Nowitzki scored 12 points as the Mavericks bounced back from consecutive last-possession ...

No worries for Tom Brady

Boston Herald -
By Ian R. Rapoport / Patriots Notebook FOXBORO - Tom Brady [stats] listed patiently to the questions, with reporters wondering why he missed Wednesday's practice and what he did during the time away from the field.

Decision About One Second Is Postponed for Three Years

New York Times -
The leap second survives - for at least three more years. Delegates at an international telecommunications meeting in Geneva were to decide on Thursday whether to recommend the elimination of leap seconds, which are occasionally added to the world's ...

Strange tulip-shape creature discovered in Canadian Rockies

The State Column -
It's 500-million-years old and scientists are only now beginning to discover the rare qualities and characteristics of a strange tulip-shaped creature discovered fossilized in the Canadian Rockies.

Higher abortion rates where procedure is illegal

LONDON - Abortion rates are higher in countries where the procedure is illegal and nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, with the vast majority in developing countries, a new study concludes.

Paula Deen Tells iVillage: You Can't Just Eat Lettuce Every Day!

iVillage Entertainment -
After announcing on the Today show Tuesday morning that she has type 2 diabetes, Paula Deen has come under fire from critics -- and received support from fans -- about whether her lifestyle and the recipes she's become famous for are responsible for ...


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