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Hispanics in focus as GOP race intensifies in Fla.

The Associated Press -
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - More than a million Hispanic voters are the prize as Republican presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaign hard in Florida after a feisty, final debate that served to heighten political tensions with the ...
The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Obama to Propose College-Aid Changes

Wall Street Journal -
By LAURA MECKLER DETROIT—Seeking to control spiraling college costs, President Barack Obama is proposing tying federal student aid to universities' tuition rates and the value they provide graduates.

Costa Offers $14460 Per Person for Cruise

By AP / NICOLE WINFIELD Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 Seagulls sit in front of the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 21, 2012.

Djokovic sets up final vs. Nadal in Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic has moved into an Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal after struggling past Andy Murray in a five-set, almost five-hour semifinal late Friday night.

Freed Somalia hostages need space, privacy, military says

By the CNN Wire Staff Rome (CNN) -- Two aid workers rescued in a US military raid in Somalia need time out of the media spotlight to decompress and recover, the military said Friday, in outlining key steps in the reintegration process for the former ...

Founder of Implant Maker Faces Formal Probe

Wall Street Journal -
By INTI LANDAURO PARIS—The founder of a French company that made faulty breast implants sold across the world was put under formal investigation for unintentional injury by a Marseille investigating magistrate on Friday.

Iraq suicide blast kills dozens in Baghdad

CBS News -
People examine the scene of a car bomb attack in Zafaraniyah, Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 27, 2012. (AP) BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near a funeral procession in southeastern Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 32 people ...

Russia Criticizes Arab-Western Draft Resolution on Syria

Voice of America -
January 27, 2012 Russia Criticizes Arab-Western Draft Resolution on Syria VOA News Russia says it cannot support the current version of a joint Arab-Western draft UN resolution on Syria because it "does not take into account" Moscow's positions on how ...

Brazil search of collapsed buildings intensifies

By the CNN Wire Staff Three buildings collapsed in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday January 25, 2012, sending rubble and dust flying through the air.

Thousands in Cairo's Tahrir to push for change

CAIRO - Protesters marched to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to join thousands there demanding democratic change, a year after the uprising that toppled veteran president Hosni Mubarak.

Defense budget plan would cut spending by half a trillion

Los Angeles Times -
But it also would increase the military's base budget for four of the next five years. Savings come from winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cops: Teens planned to bomb school, escape in stolen plane -
AP High school student Dallin Morgan, 18, was arrested with another student on Wednesday on conspiracy charges after authorities uncovered a plot to use explosives during a school assembly.

US GDP Rises 2.8%

Wall Street Journal -
By JOSH MITCHELL And ERIC MORATH The US economy grew at its fastest pace in more than a year and a half in the final three months of 2011, signaling a sturdier recovery took hold despite troubles in other parts of the world.

US GDP grows at a modest 2.8% rate in 4th quarter

Los Angeles Times -
From AP The US economy grew at a modest 2.8 percent in the final three months of last year, the fastest growth in 2011. Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies built up their stockpiles.

Ford Posts Third-Straight Annual Profit

New York Times -
DEARBORN, Mich. - The Ford Motor Company reported its third-consecutive full-year profit on Friday and the largest in 13 years, as strong sales in North America overshadowed higher commodity costs and losses in other parts of the world.

Disappointing GDP Data Weigh on Futures

Fox Business -
Stock-index futures fell slightly on fresh data showing the economy expanded a slower pace than expected in the final quarter of 2011.

Santorum: 'Get mad' about health care

Politico -
Picking up where he left off during the debate, Rick Santorum said Friday that Mitt Romney's health care record is “a big, big liability” and “something to get mad about.

Chew on this: what Republican presidential hopefuls are eating

Fox News -
You may know where the Republican presidential candidates stand on certain political issues, but do you know what their strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to food?

GOP candidates address Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami

By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY MIAMI - We're at the Hispanic Leadership Network's conference all day today, where GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are expected to address the crowd.

Hillary Clinton puts a foot out the door

CBS News -
Two decades as one of the most recognizable faces of the Democratic Party may have finally caught up to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Nintendo boss details network plans, considers retail game downloads

Gamasutra -
by Kris Graft [Console/PC, Social/Online, Business] Compared to video game rivals Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo has lagged in the online department.

AT&T Sales Beat Estimates as IPhone Drives Subscriber Gains

San Francisco Chronicle -
Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc., the largest US phone company, reported fourth-quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimates as the latest iPhone version drove sales of the device to a record.

Twitter refines technology to censor tweets in individual countries

Fox News -
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. The additional flexibility announced Thursday is likely to raise fears that Twitter's commitment to free speech may be weakening as the ...

Samsung Rises to Record as Smartphones Help Keep Pace With Apple

BusinessWeek -
By Jun Yang Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. jumped to a record in Seoul trading after surging smartphone sales boosted profit and helped Asia's largest consumer-electrics company keep pace with Apple Inc. Fourth-quarter net income rose ...

Beware of predators and pretension in 'The Grey'

The Star-Ledger - -
By Stephen Whitty/The Star-Ledger It's a cramped, ugly, bare-bones flight, packed full of oil-rig workers. Then it hits a blizzard.

Authorities to release 911 call from Demi Moore's home

Entertainment Weekly -
by AP Authorities are set to release a 911 call made from Demi Moore's home earlier this week. The Los Angeles Times says the Los Angeles city attorney's office has recommended that certain portions of the call - such as personal information about her ...

Andy Murray banishes memories of Novak Djokovic final defeat

BBC Sport -
Coverage: Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic live on BBC Two/Red Button/HD channel/website; listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentaries and reports on the BBC Sport website.

Joe Paterno memorial a chance to defend coach

CBS News -
Sue Paterno, wife of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, enters a memorial service, her son Scott Paterno seen on left, at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa.

Kepler telescope team finds 11 new solar systems

Chicago Tribune -
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday.

Bus-sized asteroid to give Earth close shave Friday

Fox News -
A small asteroid will make an extremely close pass by Earth Friday, Jan. 27, coming much nearer than the moon -- but the space rock poses no danger of impacting our planet, NASA scientists say.

Jumping spiders' unique vision revealed

Fox News -
Jumping spiders, which hunt by pouncing on their prey, gauge distances to their unsuspecting meals in a way that appears to be unique in the animal kingdom, a new study finds.

HPV study finds 7% of US teens, adults carry virus in mouths

Los Angeles Times -
Infection with human papillomavirus heightens the risk of developing cancer of the mouth and throat. The findings indicate that most cases of oral HPV can be traced to oral sex, rather than to kissing or casual contact.


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