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Democrats see Mass. message: Jobs, jobs, jobs

Washington Post - Liz Sidoti - ‎41 minutes ago‎
US Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., smiles as he addresses reporters during a news conference at the Park Plaza hotel in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, day after his stunning Massachusetts Senate victory.

Alternate supply routes could open Haiti aid bottleneck

CNN International - ‎1 hour ago‎
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- The United States and Canada stepped up efforts to open other aid routes Wednesday after a leading relief agency complained that air traffic congestion in Port-au-Prince was costing lives on the ground.

Fewer Americans think Obama has advanced race relations, poll shows

Washington Post - Jennifer Agiesta, Jon Cohen - ‎Jan 17, 2010‎
Soaring expectations about the effect of the first black president on US race relations have collided with a more mundane reality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Al-Qaida threat growing in Yemen, experts say

MiamiHerald.com - Nancy A. Youssef, Marisa Taylor - ‎21 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida is growing stronger in Yemen, fueled by anger toward the Yemeni government, anti-American sentiment and the return of Yemenis who fought the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan, US experts and intelligence ...

Netanyahu turns fire on Abbas as US envoy flies in

Reuters - Alastair Macdonald, Douglas Hamilton - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked the Palestinian leadership on Wednesday for rejecting US calls for peace negotiations, as President Barack Obama's envoy prepared for new talks.

Powers 'shifting to sanctions' in dealing with Iran

Press TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
A senior US diplomat says the six major powers that are involved in nuclear talks with Iran are considering a transition from negotiation to new sanctions.

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Michelle Obama to launch initiative fighting child obesity

USA Today - Nanci Hellmich - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Mark Wilson, Getty Images By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Calling obesity an epidemic and one of the greatest threats to America's health and economy, first lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she would launch a major initiative next ...

ATTACK ON FLIGHT 253 Accountability sought at terror hearings

Detroit Free Press - Todd Spangler - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Congress is investigating the Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard a Detroit-bound airliner in earnest today. Follow this blog of the Senate Homeland Security Committee's hearing.

Alleged dinner crashers invoke Fifth Amendment

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
Washington (CNN) -- In what one member of Congress called "a charade," a couple that showed up at President Obama's first state dinner -- uninvited, the White House claims -- declined to answer questions surrounding the event before a House committee ...

Mixed Earnings, China Pullback Hit Stocks

Forbes - Peter C. Beller - ‎1 hour ago‎
Major indexes fall sharply after China hints at further bank restrictions. Financial shares mixed on weak fourth-quarter profit. Stocks fell sharply Wednesday on several weak earnings announcements and concerns that China will pull back on bank lending ...

EBay's 4th-Quarter Earnings Triple From Last Year's

New York Times - Claire Cain Miller - ‎1 hour ago‎
EBay earnings soared in the critical fourth quarter as it succeeded in luring more people to its shopping Web sites during the holiday season.

Same-store sales positive for first time in two years; outlook lifted

MarketWatch - Matt Andrejczak - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Starbucks reported late Wednesday quarterly profit surged from the year-ago period, and the coffee-shop chain posted positive same-store sales growth for the first time since the recession ...

Amazon hikes Kindle royalties to 70%, with a catch

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amazon dropped a bomb on the publishing world Wednesday morning by announcing a new royalty program that will allow authors to earn 70 percent royalties from each e-book sold, but with a catch or ...

Apple Tablet Needs a Name Cooler Than iTablet, iSlate

PC World - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple's mythical tablet - should it prove real - won't be a run-of-the-mill iProduct. Surely there's a name that reflects hope, change and coolness!

UN Climate Change panel under fire after Himalayan glacier claim

Times Online - Ben Webster - ‎1 hour ago‎
It has been a bleak winter for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The credibility of the UN body came under attack days before the opening of the Copenhagen climate summit in December, when leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia ...

Jeff Probst remembers 'Survivor: Palau' contestant Jennifer Lyon

Entertainment Weekly - Archana Ram - ‎41 minutes ago‎
In a year that marks Survivor's 20th anniversary, one of its stars, Jennifer Lyon, who placed fourth in the Palau season, lost her battle with stage-three breast cancer Tuesday at age 37.

Putting the Indie Back in Sundance

New York Times - Brooks Barnes - ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES - Can Sundance's new director redefine not just the festival but also the entire independent film industry? Your guide to the news and the nonsense of awards season.

Leno-Conan Mess Offers Management Lessons

Wall Street Journal - Erin White - ‎2 hours ago‎
NBC's handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien succession provides lessons in what not to do, management watchers say. NBC made two critical missteps six years ago when the network signed Mr.

Vikings-Saints Preview

CBSSports.com - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Drew Brees helped the New Orleans Saints score the most points in the NFL before leading his team to a convincing 31-point win in the playoffs.

Shoulder keeps Big Ben out of Pro Bowl

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has turned down a chance to play in the Pro Bowl because of a right shoulder problem that developed late in the season.

Ailing Ellis expected to play vs. Colts

ESPN - ‎47 minutes ago‎
AP FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis sat out practice because of a broken left hand, but he is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Hope for MS pill after cladribine and fingolimod trials

BBC News - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Oral drugs to treat multiple sclerosis could become available in 2011 after promising results in two trials. Drug licences have been applied for and the MS Society said it was "great news" for people with MS - current treatments involve injections or ...

GlaxoSmithkline's Malaria Plan: Limit Profits, Open Labs

Forbes - Robert Langreth - ‎3 hours ago‎
Chief Andrew Witty lays out his ideas for tackling diseases that plague the Third World. Drug companies get bashed for not doing enough for killer diseases like malaria that hit the developing world even as they spent hugely on lifestyle drugs for ...

Football legend Archie Griffin raising awareness of H1N1 vaccinations

Bizjournals.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Ohio Department of Health has enlisted football great Archie Griffin to spread the word about H1N1. The department released a new H1N1 public service announcement Wednesday, featuring Griffin, the Ohio State University alumnus and two-time Heisman ...

10 things not to buy in 2010

MSN Money - ‎Jan 14, 2010‎
Like the betamaxes and rotary phones before them, these are the products and services that soon will be going the way of the dodo.

Bush Pushes Back Against Limbaugh's Obama-Haiti Remark

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 17, 2010‎
Former President George W. Bush pushed back Sunday against criticism -- levied most prominently by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh -- that his successor, President Barack Obama, was somehow politicizing the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.

Our Basic Human Pleasures: Food, Sex and Giving

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎Jan 16, 2010‎
Want to be happier in 2010? Then try this simple experiment, inspired by recent scholarship in psychology and neurology. Which person would you rather be: Nicholas Kristof addresses reader feedback and posts short takes from his ...

Fingertip amputations prompt Graco stroller recall

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children's fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.

Woman Mourns Friends Lost During Affair With Married Man

Yahoo! News - Abigail Van Buren - ‎Jan 17, 2010‎
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. DEAR ABBY: After an on-again off-again affair with a married man for almost 10 years, our relationship finally ended today.