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Sharp Rise in Violence Halts Monitoring by League in Syria

New York Times -
RANKOUS, Syria - The Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria on Saturday, saying that a harsh new government crackdown made it too dangerous to proceed and was resulting in the deaths of innocents across the country.
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Romney seeks to knock out Gingrich in Florida

Reuters -
By Sam Youngman and Ros Krasny | PENSACOLA/PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (Reuters) - Bolstered by positive poll numbers, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday sought to vanquish rival Newt Gingrich in Florida with a biting new ad about ...

Woman's body found in wrecked Italy cruise ship

CNN International -
Rome (CNN) -- A woman's body was found Saturday in the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italian officials said, taking the number of people confirmed dead to 17.

Demi Moore Pal: Ashton Kutcher "Would Like to Think" Crisis Is All About Him!

E! Online -
"This is not just about Ashton," insists a close Moore pal who's known Demi during many points in her life, ie, both when she's been clean and sober—and when she wasn't (mainly when she was much younger).

Australian Open 2012: belief the key for women's champion Victoria Azarenka -
Victoria Azarenka was tonight sitting on top of the world after thrashing Maria Sharapova to win the Australian Open. By Telegraph staff and agencies The Belarusian's 6-3 6-0 victory, achieved in just an hour and 22 minutes, not only gave her a maiden ...

Northern lights: more sky shows coming from solar storms

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY By Dan Vergano The sun will be sending out more flares, like this one, in the coming months. The sun will be sending out more flares, like this one, in the coming months.

At least 26 killed in fire at Peru rehabilitation center

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A fire swept through a private rehabilitation center for addicts in Peru's capital on Saturday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 10 as firefighters punched holes through walls to rescue residents trapped inside.

Senegalese pop star Ndour tussles with police

The Associated Press -
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - An Associated Press reporter saw police tussle with international pop star Youssou Ndour, who was pushed back by police when he tried to enter a police station where a leading opposition figure is being detained.

Yemen president en route to US

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is en route to the United States, British authorities said Saturday, marking the latest phase in a series of political moves surrounding his transition from power in violence-wracked ...

UK Police Arrest Five in Tabloid Probe

Wall Street Journal -
By JEANNE WHALEN LONDON—British authorities investigating potential cases of bribery of police arrested four current and former employees of News Corp.

Sandusky asks court to allow visits with grandchildren

Chicago Tribune -
HARRISBURG, Pa (Reuters) - Former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is under house arrest on charges of child sexual abuse, has asked a Pennsylvania court to allow supervised visits with his grandchildren that are now prohibited.

Blood found at home of missing Maine tot

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Investigators have been analyzing blood found in the basement of a Maine home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago, an official said Saturday.

College presidents wary of Obama's cost-control tuition plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fuzzy math, Illinois State University's president called it. "Political theater of the worst sort," said the University of Washington's head.

Facebook Readies IPO Filing

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Wall Street Journal -
By SHAYNDI RAICE and RANDALL SMITH Facebook is close to picking Morgan Stanley as the lead underwriter for its initial public offering, a significant step toward what is likely to be one of the biggest-ever US public debuts.

Insight from Davos: How Global Thought Leaders Talk About Innovation

Forbes -
The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, or Davos, rounds out its last full day of sessions today in Davos, Switzerland. For the last three days, 2500 of the world's leaders convened to discuss global poverty, political upheaval, climate change ...

NBC asks Romney to remove 'Nightly News' ad

WASHINGTON (AP) - NBC asked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday to pull a campaign advertisement made up almost entirely of a 1997 "Nightly News" report on Newt Gingrich's ethics committee reprimand.

Confident Romney turns attention to Obama

Los Angeles Times -
By Maeve Reston Showing confidence in his rising poll numbers here in Florida, Mitt Romney hammered President Obama for proposing military spending cuts to address the spiraling budget deficit.

Florida's Marco Rubio blasts Obama in GOP address

Los Angeles Times -
By James Oliphant As Mitt Romney goes for the kill in Tuesday's Florida primary, the man who could be on Romney's short list for vice president delivered the weekly Republican address Saturday.

Paul says he has no intention of dropping out

The Associated Press -
GORHAM, Maine (AP) - Ron Paul said Saturday the Republican presidential race has "a ways to go" and he doesn't intend to get out or get behind another candidate anytime soon.

Twitter to restrict user content in some countries

GayToday -
By Gay Today Twitter announced Thursday that it would begin restricting Tweets in specific countries, renewing questions about how the social media platform will handle issues of free speech as it rapidly expands its global user base.

Rubinstein Departure Final Nail in HP webOS Coffin

eWeek -
Jon Rubinstein was the last link to Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated webOS-centric mobile efforts, which included the now-defunct TouchPad.

Box office update: Liam Neeson's 'The Grey' leads the way with $6.5 mil

Entertainment Weekly -
by John Young Liam Neeson's late-career transformation into an action star continued as the 59-year-old actor's latest thriller, The Grey, took a bite out of the box office with $6.5 million on Friday.

Katy Perry Hits Sin City!

E! Online -
His soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry headed to Las Vegas fresh off her breakup from the British funnyman for some Friday night fun. So what exactly was the "Waking Up in Vegas" songstress doing in Sin City?

Movie Review: Man on a Ledge

California Literary Review -
by Matthew Newlin The heist movie is one of the most beloved genres in cinema and its great legacy is tarnished by films like Man on a Ledge.

Tiger Woods shoots 66 to share lead in Abu Dhabi

Fox News -
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going.

Ten Burning Questions: Eli-Peyton, Brady-Belichick legacy, Coughlin's future -
By Clark Judge | Senior NFL Columnist The only thing better than watching one of the best Super Bowls ever is to see it again -- and to see it live.

Columbus Blue Jackets to play host for 2013 NHL All-Star Game

Yahoo! Sports (blog) -
By Sean Leahy By Sean Leahy | Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago Nationwide Arena - Getty ImagesAs Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch first reported on Friday night and was confirmed Saturday morning by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the 2013 All-Star Game ...

Bruce Arians Named Indianapolis Colts' New Offensive Coordinator, According To ... -
New head coach Chuck Pagano did not take long to start filling out his staff after being named head coach just a couple days ago. According to Adam Schefter, the Colts have agreed to bring on veteran coach Bruce Arians as the Colts' new offensive ...

No. 6 Baylor withstands rally by rival Texas

Houston Chronicle -
AP Baylor guard Pierre Jackson (55) gabs a rebound in front of Texas's Alexis Wangmene (20) of Cameroon, in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Waco, Texas.

Recommended: Teens send toy above the clouds -
Quantum fluctuations in science, space and society, from quarks to Hubble and Mars. Served up by Alan Boyle, science editor.

'NEOShield' project to combat asteroid threat to Earth

The State Column -
Movies such as Deep Impact and Armageddon have perpetuated the fear of giant asteroids striking Earth and wiping out the entire human race.

FDA seizes nearly 14% of imported orange juice over fungicide

Los Angeles Times -
The imported orange juice contained trace amounts of carbendazim, used to combat a fungus that leaves black spots on tree leaves. The fungicide is not allowed in the US Coca-Cola, which distributes orange juice under the Minute Maid and Simply Orange ...

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 ...


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