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New Zealand reveals high-octane arrest in Internet fraud case

Reuters -
* Main suspect barricaded himself in safe room of mansion * Police overcome electronic locks, cut way in * Firearms, computers, goods seized * Bail hearing set for NZ court on Monday By Mantik Kusjanto WELLINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - New Zealand police ...
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Protests stall piracy bills

The Tennessean -
Just about every home has an eyesore. Maybe it's a wonky window or flooring that's seen better days.- 8:23 pm Jim Abrams | Associated Press "Tear up these bills and let's have a well-informed discussion of the very real problem of international piracy.

Afghan Taliban say recruited soldier who killed French troops

Reuters -
By Jibran Ahmad | PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said on Saturday they had recruited an Afghan soldier who shot dead four French soldiers in the country's east a day earlier, prompting France to threaten an early pullout from the ...

Romney, Gingrich vie for South Carolina with Santorum and Paul hoping for ...

Washington Post -
COLUMBIA, SC - Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are not ceding one inch of South Carolina as the unpredictable campaign for the South's first presidential primary concludes - and certainly not Tommy's Ham House.

Etta James, the husky-voiced R&B singer, dies at 73 | Philadelphia Inquirer ...

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Dan DeLuca Etta James, 73, the powerful rhythm-and-blues singer whose more than five-decade career spawned such enduring hits as "At Last" and "Tell Mama," making her a profound influence on younger generations of female vocalists, died Friday.

Djokovic cruises into Aussie fourth round -
Richard Evans has covered tennis since the 1960s, reporting on more than 150 Grand Slams. He is author of 15 books, including the official history of the Davis Cup and the unofficial history of the modern game in "Open Tennis.

US considers shuttering Embassy in Syria -
By NBC News and news services The Obama administration is considering closing its US Embassy in Damascus, but has not reached a final decision, NBC News has learned.

Police call north Nigeria attacks 'coordinated'

The Associated Press -
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's federal police force says attacks at eight police and security posts around the north's largest city were "coordinated.

Relatives cast flowers into sea near doomed Italian cruise ship

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff The cruise liner Costa Concordia capsized after hitting underwater rocks off the Italian island of Giglio. Giglio, Italy (CNN) -- Somber relatives tossed flowers into the sea near the wreck of the doomed Italian cruise ship a week ...

'Remorseful' man admits he caused Reno blaze

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An elderly man discarding fireplace ashes accidentally touched off the brush fire that raged south of Reno, destroying 29 homes and forcing thousands of people to flee the flames.

Exclusive: Gingrich Lacks Moral Character to Be President, Ex-Wife Says

ABC News -
Newt Gingrich lacks the moral character to serve as President, his second ex-wife Marianne told ABC News, saying his campaign positions on the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family values do not square with what she saw during their 18 ...

Microsoft and IBM push Dow up, Google falls

San Antonio Express -
AP NEW YORK - IBM and Microsoft drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday after the tech giants reported stronger earnings than analysts expected.

GE Profit Slides on Pricing

Wall Street Journal -
By KATE LINEBAUGH and BOB SECHLER General Electric Co.'s big industrial businesses are struggling to translate higher revenue into bigger profits as prices for its products—particularly power generators—remain under pressure from competition and weak ...

Colbert channels Cain in big anti-rally | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2012-01-21

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Matt Katz CHARLESTON, SC - The biggest political rally of the primary season was hosted Friday by a fake Republican who is running for president even though he's not on the ballot and a real Republican who is not running for president even though he ...

Apollo, you have liftoff

New York Daily News -
For the first time ever, a sitting President went to Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater on Thursday night. But Barack Obama didn't sit.

Paul hopes for the best in South Carolina, looks ahead to caucus states for ...

Washington Post -
GREENVILLE, SC - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is looking past the South Carolina primary with plans to make the most of a handful of caucus states that could be more receptive to his libertarian message.

Romney's Wealth Proves Rich Vein for Rivals

Wall Street Journal -
By NEIL KING JR. And SARA MURRAY Mitt Romney leaves a campaign stop in Gilbert, SC His advisers say the former Massachusetts governor's stumbles in talking about his finances aren't an issue with voters.

Cenla GOP leaders looking for nominee who can beat Obama

Alexandria Town Talk -
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has emerged as the early favorite to secure the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but some local GOP leaders haven't made up their minds on whom they want to lead the party's charge in challenging President ...

Jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad2 finally out

GMA News -
After finally cracking the code running Apple's newer mobile devices, developers have released jailbreaks for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Tech site CNET reported the new jailbreaks are for devices running Apple's newer A5 processors, including the iPhone ...

Eye-Fi CEO slams SD Association's eerily similar Wireless SD card standard ...

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Engadget -
By Darren Murph posted Jan 20th 2012 11:39PM Yuval Koren is not pleased. For those unaware, he's the CEO of Eye-Fi, the company that has practically written the rules on embedding WiFi into SD cards.

Selene is unfrozen, but man is she cold | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2012-01-21

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By David Hiltbrand Kate Beckinsale as the thawed-out Selene, ready to deal death and destruction in "Underworld: Awakening." The original death-dealer is back.

Gift from daughter to mother: 'Ethel' -
Rory and Ethel Kennedy spoke with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Rory Kennedy interviewed her mother and other family members for “Ethel.

Review: 'Haywire' features tough-girl act

Tulsa World -
If there's one thing Gina Carano knows how to do, it's kick a guy's butt in "Haywire." Courtesy By MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer Sent on a dangerous mission, the kind of dirty job for which only the best will do.

'The Big Bang Theory' 100th episode: Does it rank among your Penny/Leonard ...

Entertainment Weekly -
by Sandra Gonzalez From their first meeting, Leonard and Penny's beauty and the geek story was a special one. Though he lacked the self-confidence to actually ask the bold, blonde beauty from across the hall out on a date, you knew that deep down, ...

Christian Bale in Beijing brouhaha

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY BRYAN ALEXANDER January 20, 2012 4:56PM Director Zhang Yimou and Actor Christian Bale on the set of “The Flowers of War.” LOS ANGELES - Christian Bale has never been afraid to speak his mind.

Andrew Bynum and the Lakers couldn't slow down Dwight Howard on Friday night

By Zach McCann ORLANDO -- Friday night's 92-80 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers was perhaps the most awkward night of this young season for Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.

New Coach Philbin Will Try to Turn Around Dolphins

ABC News -
New Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin takes over a team that hasn't been to the Super Bowl since 1985 and missed the playoffs nine of the past 10 years.

Classic matchups for spots in Super Bowl -
No complaining about these championship matchups: prolific offense vs. stingy defense, or old foes renewing a storied rivalry. Whichever suits your preference, the NFL has it this weekend.

Ex-Rutgers OT Davis game to mash Big Blue

New York Post -
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - For 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis, a Giants-Niners NFC Championship showdown is no big deal. He lived it as kid.

Five more inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

News & Observer -
BY JIM UTTER - It was a night to honor some of NASCAR's most famous names, a group which formed the cornerstone of the on-track success that propelled NASCAR into the national spotlight.

Scientists find monkey long believed extinct in Indonesian jungles

Washington Post -
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Scientists working in the dense jungles of Indonesia have “rediscovered” a large, gray monkey so rare it was believed by many to be extinct.

Massive solar flare headed toward Earth, may spark celestial light show

Fox News -
A powerful flare erupted from the sun Thursday, Jan. 19, unleashing a plasma wave that may supercharge the northern lights for skywatchers in high latitudes this weekend.

Deadly bird flu research paused amid bioterror fears

Times of India -
LONDON: Scientists, who developed a more deadly strain of bird flu, have called for a temporary moratorium on their research on mutations of the H5N1 influenza virus amid fears that that the data could be used by bioterrorists.

New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests

New York Times -
Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed and might make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, ...


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