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Feisty Gingrich Stakes Campaign on Electability

ABC News -
Newt Gingrich has staked his presidential bid on one idea: that he is best positioned to defeat President Barack Obama. Even some of his supporters seem to be struggling to buy the former House speaker's claim, an indication that chief rival Mitt ...
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Navy wants commando 'mothership' in Middle East

Washington Post -
The Pentagon is rushing to send a large floating base for commando teams to the Middle East as tensions rise with Iran, al-Qaeda in Yemen and Somali pirates, among other threats.

Paul pursued strategy of publishing controversial newsletters, associates say

Washington Post -
Ron Paul, well known as a physician, congressman and libertarian , has also been a businessman who pursued a marketing strategy that included publishing provocative, racially charged newsletters to make money and spread his ideas, said three people ...

Syria: Gulf-backed activists stormed Cairo embassy

The Associated Press -
CAIRO (AP) - Syria's ambassador to Egypt has accused opposition activists backed by oil-rich Gulf Arab nations of storming the country's embassy in Cairo.

Nadal won't be swayed by Djokovic breathing issues

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Like Andy Murray before him, Rafael Nadal isn't convinced Novak Djokovic has any breathing problems going into their Australian Open final on Sunday night.

France plans early Afghanistan withdrawal

ABC Online -
President Nicolas Sarkozy says France will pull its forces out of Afghanistan a year earlier than planned, a week after the killing of four French servicemen by a renegade Afghan soldier.

Libya's NTC to meet tomorrow to adopt electoral law

Hindustan Times -
Libya's ruling National Transitional Council will meet on Sunday to adopt the nation's new electoral law which aims to bar supporters of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi from contesting polls.

Suicide car bomb attack kills 31, injures 60 in Iraqi capital

Xinhua -
BAGHDAD, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomb attack rattled Iraqi capital city Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 60 others, an interior ministry source said.

Senegal clashes erupt as court clears Wade poll bid

BBC News -
Violence has broken out in Senegal after the country's top court ruled that President Abdoulaye Wade can run for a third term in office next month.

Former Boston Mayor Kevin White, who led city during racially turbulent 1970s ...

Washington Post -
BOSTON - Kevin H. White, a four-term mayor who led Boston through years of racial violence and economic stagnation and was credited with putting the city on a path to prosperity, has died.

Two teens arrested in alleged Roy High School bomb plot

Salt Lake Tribune -
By Christopher Smart Roy • A small piece of troubling information relayed from a Roy High School student to an administrator made it possible for authorities to foil an alleged bomb plot, said Roy Chief of Police Gregory Whinham.

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Wall Street Journal -
By SHAYNDI RAICE and RANDALL SMITH Facebook Inc. could file papers for its initial public offering as early as next week, people familiar with the matter said, as anticipation mounts for what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts for a US company.

Stocks fall on slower growth | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2012-01-28

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Rita Nazareth US stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index lower for a second day, after a report showed the economy expanded less than forecast in the fourth quarter as consumers curbed spending.

The Real Inventory Story

Barron's -
By GENE EPSTEIN | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Some pundits were disappointed that strong third-quarter growth came mainly from inventory rebuilding.

Europe Pushed to Bolster Defenses to Lock in Crisis Respite

BusinessWeek -
By Simon Kennedy and Jana Randow (Updates with Sjiller in fifth paragraph. See DAVOS for more on the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

Fannie, Freddie to Get Paid for Forgiving Debt in Mortage Pl

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Fannie, Freddie to Get Paid for Forgiving Debt in Mortage Pl Fannie, Freddie to Get Paid for Forgiving Debt in Mortage Pl Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Abandoned houses at the Desert Mesa subdivision in North Las Vegas Nov. 13, 2011.

Obama, Biden rally Democrats at annual retreat

Washington Post -
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - President Obama and Vice President Biden on Friday worked to rally congressional Democrats preparing to do battle with Republicans leading into the 2012 election.

Rubinstein Leaves HP

PCWorld -
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Jon Rubinstein, known for his role developing the original iPod for Apple and for running Palm, has left Hewlett-Packard, where he's worked since the company's acquisition of Palm.

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

San Francisco Chronicle -
The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. But in all the noise, what do users think?

Daughter comes to Demi Moore's aid during crisis

Times of India -
Actress Demi Moore (R) and her daughter Rumer Willis attend the Cinema for Peace event benefiting the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, in Los Angeles January 14, 2012.

'Avatar' star was happy to star in an action film where he didn't have to move ...

New York Daily News -
By Jacob E. Osterhout / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Australian actor Sam Worthington, photographed e in Sydney, has a new film, 'Man on a Ledge.

Box Office Report: Neeson's 'The Grey' Headed for $18 Mil Weekend; Heigl's ...

Hollywood Reporter -
The Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment action-comedy starring the actress scored No. 2 spot on Friday with $4 million-plus. Friday brought more good news at the domestic box office as both The Grey and One for the Money posted better than expected ...

US women's soccer team qualifies for Olympics

AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The final goal in the game that put the US women's soccer team into the Olympics was scored by Alex Morgan, the super-sub who made her name at last year's World Cup.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and quarterback Peyton Manning have talked ...

Indianapolis Star -
Same NFL guru, different channel 'The Bill Polian Show' is coming back on the air Bill Polian... Health insurer WellPoint plans to improve primary-care reimbursement and start paying for care... VMS cuts 20 jobs after changing business focus VMS has ...

Knicks misfire away -
AP / January 28, 2012 LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade scored 28 in his return from a sprained right ankle, and the Heat beat the 3-point-obsessed New York Knicks, 99-89, last night in Miami.

Pats' line has tough job against Giants' pass rush

Wall Street Journal -
AP FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady felt the power of the New York Giants' pass rushers when he was sacked five times in their first Super Bowl confrontation.

Davis plunges into 'deep water' against former champion Evans

Las Vegas Review-Journal -
Light heavyweight Rashad Evans spars at the Chicago Boxing Club. Evans faces Phil Davis tonight in the main event of the UFC on Fox 2 card.

Asteroid Threat to Earth Sparks Global 'NEOShield' Project -
by Leonard David,'s Space Insider Columnist They can be mean and nasty, and they can mess up our planet big time. They are near-Earth objects, dubbed NEOs, celestial flotsam such as asteroids or comets that can, and have, scored direct hits ...

Recommended: NASA mission piles on the planets -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

Erin Brockovich Launches Investigation Into Tic Illness Affecting NY Teenagers

ABC News -
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has launched her own investigation into the mysterious illness causing facial tics and verbal outbursts among 15 teenagers in Le Roy, NY Most of the teens have been diagnosed with conversion disorder -- a ...

CDC: U.S. cancer screening remains below national targets

The State Column -
In a report released on Thursday, cancer screening among Americans remains lower than national targets. While cancer is a growing issue in the US, some Americans are neglecting to screen for colon, breast, and cervical cancers.

US FDA approves Pfizer's Inlyta for kidney cancer

Reuters -
By Anna Yukhananov | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pfizer's Inlyta drug for patients with advanced kidney cancer won approval from US regulators, boosting the company's efforts to offset plunging Lipitor sales.

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