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Ethiopian plane crashes off Beirut, 14 bodies found

Reuters - Nadim Ladki - ‎26 minutes ago‎
BEIRUT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] plane with 90 people on board crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather early on Monday and the airline's chief executive said there was no word ...

Christmas Bombing Try Is Hailed by bin Laden

New York Times - Eric Schmitt, Scott Shane - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, spoke publicly for the first time about the botched Christmas Day airliner bombing, praising the attempt - but not explicitly taking responsibility for it - in an ...

You're number 1: Alaska village up first in census

Washington Post - Rachel D'Oro - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By RACHEL D'ORO AP NOORVIK, Alaska -- The US Census Bureau is launching its 2010 count of the nation's residents in a remote Alaska village.

Sri Lanka presidential candidate profiles

Washington Post - Mahinda Rajapaksa - ‎1 hour ago‎
By AP AP Incumbent President Rajapaksa, 64, is a scion of a renowned political family. He has become a hero to the Sinhalese majority for leading the offensive that destroyed the Tamil Tigers last year after more than two decades of brutal civil war ...

As search and rescue winds down, focus turns to rebuilding

MiamiHerald.com - Lesley Clark, Jacqueline Charles - ‎3 hours ago‎
With search-and-rescue efforts winding down, Haitian and international relief groups started on long-term recovery plans while still coping with short-term difficulties.

Netanyahu Says Some Settlements to Stay in Israel

New York Times - Isabel Kershner - ‎12 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Sunday that several Jewish settlement blocs in the West Bank would always remain part of Israel, a comment that upset the Palestinians even as the Obama administration's ...

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Robert Mosbacher dies; oilman became commerce secretary

Washington Post - Emma Brown - ‎1 hour ago‎
Robert A. Mosbacher, a Texas oil mogul who served as a chief fundraiser for five Republican presidential campaigns and who as commerce secretary under President George HW Bush successfully promoted the North American Free Trade Agreement, ...

Obama's other trials rule out jury duty

Los Angeles Times - Katherine Skiba - ‎1 hour ago‎
A jury summons arrived at the president's Chicago home, but he won't be reporting to the courthouse today. By Katherine Skiba Reporting from Washington - If Cook County, Ill.
Obama called for jury duty Detroit Free Press

Obama cites AZ storm emergency, orders fed aid

San Jose Mercury News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
AP PHOENIX—President Obama declared that an emergency exists in Arizona and ordered federal agencies to help the state recover from last week's storm onslaught.

Ericsson profit drops 92%

MarketWatch - Aude Lagorce, Steve Goldstein - ‎37 minutes ago‎
By Aude Lagorce & Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Ericsson AB on Monday reported a 92% drop in fourth-quarter profit as sales fell for a third consecutive quarter amid lower equipment spending from operators and as its handset and ...

Philips Profit Beats Estimates, Aided by Health Care

Bloomberg - Maud van Gaal - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Philips Electronics NV, Europe's biggest consumer-electronics maker, posted a third consecutive quarterly profit, beating analysts' estimates, aided by its health-care unit and shrinking fixed costs.
Philips Swings to a Profit Wall Street Journal

WORLD FOREX: Dollar Rebounds On Bernanke News, But May Fall Later

Wall Street Journal - Miho Nakauchi - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO (Dow Jones)--The dollar rebounded against the yen in Asia Monday as regional players bought the US currency following reports Sunday that US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to be reappointed ...

China Rejects Claims of Internet Hacking Attacks

ABC News - Gillian Wong - ‎30 minutes ago‎
AP Computer users at an Internet cafe in Suining in southwestern China's Sichuan province Saturday Jan.... China denied involvement in Internet attacks and defended its online surveillance practices as lawful Monday after the ...

What to Expect From Apple's Tablet Unveiling

Wired News - Brian X. Chen - ‎5 hours ago‎
While the invitation - “come see our latest creation” - is broad and vague, it's fairly obvious that the biggest news will be the widely anticipated tablet.

Bill Gates worries climate money robs health aid

Reuters - Bill Rigby, Will Dunham - ‎3 hours ago‎
SEATTLE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the world's richest man and a leading philanthropist, said on Sunday spending by rich countries aimed at combating climate change in developing nations could mean a dangerous cut in aid for health ...

Reps say no — but Brangelina breakup rumors run rampant

Boston Herald - Ira Kantor - ‎4 hours ago‎
Rumors that Hollywood A-list power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are calling it quits after reportedly meeting with California divorce lawyers sent the media into a frenzy yesterday even though many close to the couple say ...

'Avatar' is close to sinking 'Titanic' box-office record

Los Angeles Times - Ben Fritz - ‎3 hours ago‎
The 3-D blockbuster rakes in $143 million worldwide this weekend, putting its total just $2 million short of the mark set 12 years ago.

What the stars were saying at the SAG Awards

USA Today - Claudia Puig - ‎8 hours ago‎
By Mark J. Terrill, AP By Marco R. della Cava and Claudia Puig, USA TODAY • White on Bullock: Betty White, honored for Life Achievement, gushed about her The Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock, who presented the award.

Saints beat Favre and Co. in OT, reach Super Bowl for 1st time

Boston Globe - Albert R. Breer - ‎1 hour ago‎
But instead of it being about Favre courageously re-entering the game on a bum ankle, this tome's protagonist is not one person or even a single team.

Young horses help Indianapolis race past Jets in second half

Boston Globe - Monique Walker - ‎1 hour ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS - The youthful pieces of the Indianapolis Colts offense no longer can be considered inexperienced in Peyton Manning's mind.

Venus Williams Finds Rhythm and Reaches Quarterfinals

New York Times - Joe Drape - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sixth-seeded Venus Williams defeated Francesca Schiavone, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. By JOE DRAPE MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams spotted Francesca Schiavone a set on Monday before settling into a ...

HEALTHCARE Q & A Can the healthcare overhaul drive recover?

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
Its supporters were dealt a setback with the Republican Senate election victory in Massachusetts, which cost them a supermajority.

Salami recalled over salmonella concerns

USA Today - Elizabeth Weise - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pepper, one of the most commonly used spices, could be the cause of a 1.24 million-pound salami recall, some food safety experts say.

Flu peak approaches

Myrtle Beach Sun News - Tonya Root - ‎4 hours ago‎
Area health officials are bracing for another outbreak of flu as the peak of the season arrives next month. With two strains of flu - seasonal and H1N1 or swine flu - circulating this year, health experts say area ...

Conan Blowing NBC's Money, Spends $1.5 Million For One Minute Segment (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 21, 2010‎
With Conan getting $45 million as he leaves, NBC probably already considers giving O'Brien the "Tonight Show" a very expensive mistake.

After the Massachusetts Massacre

New York Times - Frank Rich - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
It was not a referendum on Barack Obama, who in every poll remains one of the most popular politicians in America. It was not a rejection of universal health care, which Massachusetts mandated (with Scott Brown's State Senate vote) in ...

Safety of cars' keyless entry and ignition systems questioned

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
The technology is popular but quirky and there is no universal standard. Its problems are potentially serious. By Ralph Vartabedian and Ken Bensinger The sleek Infiniti G37 Cindy Marsh bought last August was the car of her dreams, equipped with the ...

Should the Census Offer 'Negro' as an Identity Option?

TIME - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the US Census questionnaire.

What Could You Live Without?

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
Kevin Salwen, a writer and entrepreneur in Atlanta, was driving his 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, back from a sleepover in 2006. While waiting at a traffic light, they saw a black Mercedes coupe on one side and a homeless man ...