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What Wall Street wants from Obama in State of the Union address

Christian Science Monitor - Ron Scherer - ‎47 minutes ago‎
President Obama has responded to recent setbacks by striking a more populist tone, and his primary target has been Wall Street. Bankers are hoping he takes a more inclusive line in his State of the Union address Wednesday.

Acorn Antagonist Arrested in New Orleans

Los Angeles Times - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Four young men posing as telephone repairmen have been arrested for allegedly interfering with the telephones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans, including James O'Keefe 3rd, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover ...

Quick Draw? Publisher leaks Apple tablet details

Macworld - Nicholas Bonsack - ‎42 minutes ago‎
If you want to head into Wednesday's big Apple announcement without the hint of anything that Apple may unveil, you had best click on the Back button of your browser or retreat to the safety of Macworld.
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Man rescued from rubble 14 days after Haiti quake

Reuters - Jackie Frank, Matthew Bigg - ‎1 hour ago‎
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - US troops pulled a man alive from under a collapsed building in Haiti's capital on Tuesday as UN troops sprayed tear gas at survivors desperate for food two weeks after a catastrophic earthquake.

In Afghanistan, car bomb explodes outside US base

Los Angeles Times - Laura King - ‎1 hour ago‎
On the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan capital, at least six people are injured in the bombing at Camp Phoenix, which comes on the heels of a Jan. 18 assault on the capital.

Britain to Host International Conference on Afghanistan

Voice of America - ‎4 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Britain hosts a one-day international conference on Afghanistan this week to try to forge a common strategy to improve security, good governance and development in the war-torn south Asian nation.

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Two Senate Democrats oppose healthcare strategy

Reuters - John Whitesides, Donna Smith - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Senate Democrats voiced opposition on Tuesday to one possible strategy to push ahead on healthcare reform as congressional leaders pondered a short list of imperfect options to pass a bill this year.

US bans texting while driving trucks and buses

San Francisco Chronicle - Paul McNamara - ‎1 hour ago‎
This morning the Department of Transportation announced -- finally -- that the operators of trucks and buses on US roadways will no longer be able to text while they should be watching the road.

Stimulus Bill to Cost $75 Billion More Than Expected, CBO Says

FOXNews - ‎3 hours ago‎
The whopping $787 billion federal stimulus package passed by Congress last year is now expected to cost $862 billion over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Toyota Halts US Sale, Output of 8 Models as Image 'Tarnished'

BusinessWeek - Alan Ohnsman - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp., struggling to stem widening quality concerns, will suspend production and US sales of eight models that use a component that triggered a recall of 2.3 million vehicles.

Yahoo search for international head comes up short

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Carol Bartz said Tuesday that the Internet giant's search for a new head for its international division -- announced as part of a broad reorganization nearly a year ...

Fed's Bernanke Gets More Vows Of Support In Senate

CNNMoney.com - Luca Di Leo, Corey Boles - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Tuesday secured pledges of support from just over half of the Senate, but the numbers still weren't enough to ensure a second term for the Fed chief.

Google Voice Arrives on the iPhone

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google has released an entirely Web-based version of its service that works on the iPhone as well as Palm's Pre and Pixi handsets.

Review: Spin Your Own Space Opera in 'Mass Effect 2'

Wired News - Gus Mastrapa - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The science fiction epic from Bioware, released Tuesday for PC and Xbox 360 (reviewed), is a glaring reminder that stats, loot and potions don't have to be the end-all, be-all of RPGs.

NASA's Spirit rover stuck in sand on Mars

USA Today - Dan Vergano - ‎2 hours ago‎
NASA's Spirit rover looks as if it's stuck for good in "a golfer's worst nightmare," an inescapable sand trap, mission managers said Tuesday.

"Avatar" becomes king of the (box office) world

Los Angeles Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
The filmmaker's sci-fi fantasy epic "Avatar" has surpassed his own 1997 record-setting disaster movie "Titanic" to become the highest-grossing movie ever, not accounting for ticket price inflation, foreign currency fluctuations and surcharges on 3-D ...

High-Decibel Criticism Greets Completion of Live Nation Merger

Wall Street Journal - Ethan Smith - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Concert-goers were assured by regulators Monday that the merger between Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and Live Nation Inc. wouldn't harm consumers and might even provide benefits.

People: Hold everything, Tiger Woods wife doesn t want a divorce

San Jose Mercury News - Randy McMullen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ever since the news broke of Tiger Woods' viral infidelities, it's been kind a common assumption that his wife Elin Nordegren would soon file for divorce.
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Agent: Ill Tim Tebow was hospitalized at Senior Bowl for strep throat

USA Today - ‎18 minutes ago‎
The agent for Tim Tebow said the former Florida QB had to be hospitalized on Monday after competing in Senior Bowl practices. Agent Jimmy Sexton told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Tebow had to seek help because he's been battling strep throat.

Thome prepares to take Target (Field) practice in Minn.

USA Today - ‎29 minutes ago‎
The White Sox had barely said they didn't want DH Jim Thome before their division rivals, the Minnesota Twins, snapped him up.

Colts, Saints are so close, yet so far apart

SportingNews.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP source: Cubs reach agreement with Nady At first glance, this year's Super Bowl teams look pretty similar. Upon closer inspection, however, there are also stark contrasts.

Teen Pregnancy Surges

WebMD - Daniel J. DeNoon - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jan. 26, 2010 - US teen pregnancies went up 3% in 2006 after declining in the 1990s and leveling off in the early 2000s. In state rankings based on figures from 2005 -- a year before the increase -- New Mexico had the highest and ...

H1N1 Experts Assail 'Fake' Pandemic Claim

ABC News - Michael Smith - ‎2 hours ago‎
The World Health Organization says its response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic could have been better, but it was not unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, nor was it swept away by media hype.

LA to Shutter Hundreds of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

ABC News - Mary-Rose Abraham - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sour Diesel, Blue Dream and Woody Kush. They're just a few of the 40 flavors Green Oasis serves up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Playa Vista.

White House nightmare persists

Financial Times - Edward Luce - ‎Jan 22, 2010‎
At the end of Barack Obama's worst week since taking power a year ago, the US president's fortunes look set only to deteriorate over the coming days.

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, ...

Trying to tame Tokyo's adult playground

Los Angeles Times - John M. Glionna - ‎7 hours ago‎
Once a US serviceman's haunt, the Roppongi district became a respectable business district, then fell back into disrepute. It's now home to drugs, the yakuza, hostess bars, drink spiking and murder.

TROUBLE AHEAD: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

NOTW Blogs - James Desborough - ‎Jan 23, 2010‎
HOLLYWOOD golden pair Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have seen DIVORCE lawyers and signed a £205 million split deal, we can reveal.

Hard lessons, humility for big-city doctors in Haiti

CNN - Elizabeth Cohen - ‎8 hours ago‎
Drs. Hiba Georges and Roberto Feliz, both from the Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts, talk to Elizabeth Cohen about the difficulties they encountered while trying to treat patients in Haiti.