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Obama Urges Aid for Middle Class

Wall Street Journal - Henry J. Pulizzi, Martin Vaughan - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON—Previewing some of the main themes of this week's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed Monday an expansion of the child-care-tax credit, a cap on student-loan payments and other ...

Hope fades for 90 feared dead in Ethiopian aircraft fireball

Times Online - Nicholas Blanford - ‎1 hour ago‎

Gay-Marriage Foes Make Their Case

Wall Street Journal - Stu Woo - ‎41 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO—Defenders of California's ban on same-sex marriage began making their case Monday, seeking to disprove the plaintiffs' argument that gays and lesbians are subject to discrimination.

Tamils expected to sway result in Sri Lankan election

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling for the poll to be peaceful, free and democratic. But the campaign has been overshadowed by violence.

World Leaders Plan Haiti Aid Effort

Wall Street Journal - Gina Chon - ‎1 hour ago‎
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—The US will host an international conference at the UN headquarters in early March to raise money to rebuild Haiti, where the local economy is slowly starting to show its first signs of life following the devastating ...

Baghdad suicide bombers and gunmen kill dozens in coordinated hotel attack

The Guardian - ‎2 hours ago‎
For weeks residents of Iraq's capital had felt a sense of dread. Behind the glitz of new shop fronts, the breezy wave of a soldier at a checkpoint and the promise of better times had been a lurking fear that the bombers would strike again.

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Small plane crashes in Riverside County

San Jose Mercury News - ‎36 minutes ago‎
AP INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Authorities say two people received minor injuries when their small plane crashed in an intersection in Indian Wells.

Kerrigan family ask for privacy after dad's death

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP STONEHAM, Mass. -- The family of figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has asked for privacy following the death of her father and an assault charge lodged against her brother.

Dem leaders coalesce on health care strategy

Washington Post - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎3 hours ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- Democratic congressional leaders are coalescing around their last, best hope for salvaging President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul.

No surprise. Whitacre keep the top job at GM.

BusinessWeek - David Welch - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Finally, General Motors found a new CEO to replace Fritz Henderson, who was fired on Dec. 1. To the surprise of no one, it's Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre.

Apple 1Q Profit Up 50% On IPhone, Mac Sales >AAPL

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) fiscal first-quarter profit jumped 50% as the consumer electronics giant doubled the amount of iPhone smartphones it sold and posted unexpectedly strong sales of its Macintosh computers.

VMware 4Q Profit Down 49%; Strong 1Q, FY Results Seen

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
VMware Inc.'s (VMW) fourth-quarter profit dropped 49% on higher research and development costs, which lowered operating margins.

Google's China Search: How To Play By Murky Censorship Rules

Wall Street Journal - John Letzing - ‎4 hours ago‎
As Google Inc. (GOOG) engages the Chinese government about the company's desire to start delivering uncensored Internet search results there, it is faced with daunting negotiations over what experts say is an onerous, ...

50 Apple Tablets Already Online, Apps Downloaded: Analytics Firm Flurry

Wired News - Charlie Sorrel, Brian X. Chen - ‎46 minutes ago‎
A mobile analytics company has come forward with what it touts as evidence that Apple tablet prototypes are being tested - without offering any solid details suggesting the mystery devices are tablets at all.

Microsoft's Bill Gates Defends Google, Then Pans It

New York Times (blog) - Steve Lohr - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Bill Gates dropped by The New York Times on Monday to discuss his full-time job as head of the Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy, especially its work in global health and development.

Alleged New Details Surface About Night of Tiger's Car Crash

People Magazine - Tim Nudd - ‎5 hours ago‎
A suspicious Elin Nordegren set events in motion on the night of Tiger Woods's fateful car crash by pretending to be her husband in texts to his alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel, a new report claims.

Live Nation, Ticketmaster merge; agree to US terms

Reuters - Dan Margolies, Tim Dobbyn - ‎32 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ticketmaster Entertainment (TKTM.O) and the world's largest concert promoter, Live Nation (LYV.

Actor Gary Coleman in Trouble Again in Utah

ABC News - Basil Katz, Christine Kearney - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former child television star Gary Coleman spent the night behind bars after being arrested at his Utah home on domestic violence charges, according to Utah County jail records.

Saints, Colts fans celebrate victories

USA Today - Rick Jervis - ‎1 hour ago‎
By Patrick Semansky, AP By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY The New Orleans Saints' victory Sunday night over the Minnesota Vikings— and the late-night revelry it sparked here - was described Monday in a litany of ways by fans, who woke up in stunned disbelief ...

Nationals sign reliever Walker

MLB.com - Bill Ladson - ‎27 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Tyler Walker agreed to terms on a one-year, $650000 contract with the Nationals on Monday, according to two baseball sources.
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Brady (sort of) talks contract

Boston Globe - Adam Kilgore - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Tom Brady is entering the final year of his six-year contract, and when he is asked about this topic Brady contorts his face like someone who just realized there is a parking ticket on his windshield.

Medtronic Valve Wins FDA Approval

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Corbett Dooren - ‎40 minutes ago‎
The Food and Drug Administration Monday approved a Medtronic Inc. heart valve that can be implanted without open-heart surgery. Known as the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve, the device is designed to be implanted through ...

St. Jude, Washington U. launch $65M effort to ID pediatric cancer genes

USA Today - Liz Szabo - ‎3 hours ago‎
Two leading medical centers on Monday launched the largest effort to date to find all of the genetic mutations that cause childhood cancer.

How Many Calories in that Kids Meal?

ABC News - Kristina Fiore - ‎7 hours ago‎
Putting nutrition labels on fast food may lead parents to pick lower-calorie meals for their children, researchers say. Parents who know about calorie counts make healthier choices for their kids.

Beware the 4 new asset bubbles

CNN - Shawn Tully - ‎8 hours ago‎
Less than two years after the housing market collapsed, the US economy is threatened by a new bubble in asset prices. This time, four billowing balloons are hovering: two commodities ...

Blu-ray Maker Re-Boxes $500 Player, Charges $3500

Wired News - Charlie Sorrel - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
Above you see two Blu-ray players. On the bottom is the Oppo BDP-83, a $500 machine. On top is the Lexicon BD-30, which will set you back $3500.

Scorned Mistress of Married Obama Adviser Posts Billboards Nationwide

FOXNews - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
Jan 22: A mistress catapulted retribution by plastering the country with billboards that show her nuzzling her married lover, an Obama adviser.

Radiation Offers New Cures, and Ways to Do Harm

New York Times - Walt Bogdanich - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
As Scott Jerome-Parks lay dying, he clung to this wish: that his fatal radiation overdose - which left him deaf, struggling to see, unable to swallow, burned, with his teeth falling out, with ulcers in his mouth and throat, nauseated, ...

'Hope For Haiti Now' Performances: A Track-By-Track List

MTV.com - Jayson Rodriguez, Jem Aswad - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
While earthquake relief in Haiti was the reason for and inspiration behind "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," there's no question that it featured some amazing, one-of-a-kind musical performances.