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State of the Union: Fact checking Obama's speech

USA Today - Richard Wolf, Gregory Korte - ‎19 minutes ago‎
President Obama focused about 80% of his State of the Union Address on the economy, offering proposals designed to create jobs, make the United States more competitive with other developed nations and reduce ...
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Terrorists look to unprotected parts of airports

USA Today - Alan Levin - ‎2 hours ago‎
By Sergey Ponomarev, AP By Alan Levin, USA TODAY The suicide bombing at a busy international airport outside Moscow exposes the vulnerable underbelly of airports in this country and around the world, several security experts and former anti-terrorist ...
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Head to Head / Will the leaks end Abbas' career?

Ha'aretz - Anshel Pfeffer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ian Black has been Middle East affairs editor of the Guardian for the last four years. Previously he served as the paper's Jerusalem correspondent in the late 1980s and 1990s, covering among other events the first intifada.
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Oscar Glory Beckons for Toronto Festival Premieres

Hollywood Reporter - Etan Vlessing - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Toronto fan favorite The King's Speech one of 38 TIFF titles to receive nominations Tuesday for upcoming Academy Awards. TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival continued to earn its Oscar stripes Tuesday with Tom Hooper's The King's Speech ...

Cairo protesters in violent clashes with police

The Guardian - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Egyptian police used teargas and rubber bullets and beat protesters in a bid to clear thousands of demonstrators from a central Cairo square late last night after people had taken to the streets earlier today demanding the end of President Hosni ...

Emanuel's mayoral bid gets boost from Obama

Washington Post - Peter Wallsten, Perry Bacon Jr - ‎26 minutes ago‎
President Obama launched his political career in Chicago by maneuvering to boot a rival off the ballot in a state Senate campaign.

Yahoo warns of weak Q1, more cost cuts planned

Reuters - Alexei Oreskovic - ‎2 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc warned that revenue will again slide this quarter as it bleeds traffic to Google and Facebook and as a much-touted search partnership with Microsoft Corp fails to deliver quick results.

Astros lock in Wandy with three-year extension - Matthew Leach - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rodriguez, who turned 32 last week, avoided arbitration when he and the Astros agreed to a new three-year contract Tuesday. The deal guarantees Rodriguez $34 million over the 2011-13 seasons.

US Stocks End Flat As Blue-Chip Earnings Weigh

Wall Street Journal - Kristina Peterson, Brendan Conway - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Stocks ended flat Tuesday after a blitz of blue-chip earnings disappointed investors, who moved cautiously ahead of marquee political and economic events.

Packer backer fired over Green Bay tie says no thanks to old job

Chicago Tribune - Ryan Haggerty - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The center of the rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, at least for now, is Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn. The dealership was flooded with calls Tuesday from fans of both teams, one day after a ...

States' Lawmakers Turn Attention to the Dangers of Distracted Pedestrians

New York Times - Susan Saulny, Matt Richtel - ‎1 hour ago‎
Many joggers don earbuds and listen to music to distract themselves from the rigors of running. But might the Black Eyed Peas or Rihanna distract them so much that they jog into traffic?

A beef over 'beef' content of Taco Bell tacos fuels this class-action suit

Los Angeles Times - Mary Forgione - ‎30 minutes ago‎
The words "seasoned beef" have become fighting words for a California woman suing Taco Bell for her claim that there's too little "beef" to merit labeling it as such.

A Call for Calm in Tunis

New York Times - David D. Kirkpatrick - ‎1 hour ago‎
TUNIS - After days of antigovernment protests, dozens of Tunisians marched in the capital on Tuesday to demonstrate their patience with the interim government that replaced the ousted dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, ...

Ke$ha Sued By Former Managers - Jocelyn Vena - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ke$ha is being sued by her former managers at DAS Communications for upwards of $14 million, Ken Freundlich, who is representing DAS in the case, confirmed to MTV News.

TV Column: MTV's 'Skins'

Washington Post - Lisa de Moraes - ‎1 hour ago‎
The new MTV teen-angst series that advertisers are bailing out of - the one that a watchdog group claims is child pornography? Turns out it's "a very simple and in fact rather old-fashioned television series" about "intensely moral" ...

Clippers lose leading scorer Gordon for 3-4 weeks

Washington Post - ‎10 minutes ago‎
AP DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Clippers will be without leading scorer Eric Gordon at least three weeks because of a wrist injury. The team said Tuesday night that Gordon has a sprained right wrist and a small bone chip fracture.

Family of Ann Pettway Asks for 'Compassion'

ABC News - Andrea Canning, Jessica Hopper - ‎11 hours ago‎
The family of Ann Pettway, the woman who confessed to kidnapping Carlina White 23 years ago, has asked for compassion following Pettway's arraignment.

Turner sentenced to 3 years in prison for bribery

Boston Globe - Andrew Ryan - ‎4 hours ago‎
A federal judge today sentenced Chuck Turner to three years behind bars for accepting a $1000 bribe, a stinging rebuke to the former Boston city councilor.

Smoking, obesity cause shorter lifespans in US

Xinhua - Zhang Xiang - ‎27 minutes ago‎
BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Smoking and obesity are blamed for the slower rising life expectancy in the US, according to a new report from the National Research Council.

Celtics send Cavs to 18th loss in a row - Jimmy Golen - ‎7 minutes ago‎
AP Paul Pierce scored 24 and Kendrick Perkins returned for the first time since injuring his knee in the NBA finals to help the Boston Celtics beat Cleveland 112-95 on Tuesday night and send the Cavaliers to their 18th consecutive loss.

People: MTV sending 'Jersey Shore' cast to Italy for season 4

San Jose Mercury News - Randy McMullen - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a move with potentially far-reaching social-political implications, MTV on Tuesday said it had taken steps to ensure that the loud, brutish, drunken, sexually irresponsible behavior by the cast of "Jersey Shore" would cause no ...

Bus blast toll now at 5 dead - Abigail Kwok - ‎3 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) The death toll in the bus explosion Tuesday rose to five Wednesday after one of the victims succumbed to blast wounds at the hospital, a police official said.


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