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Private spaceflight goes public

msnbc.com - Alan Boyle - ‎24 minutes ago‎
"Apollo on steroids"? Forget about it. Back to the moon? Not anytime soon. NASA's new vision for space exploration is less specific on a destination, but more focused on making room for new technologies and new players in spaceflight.

Obama budget sets strategy for fall campaign

Los Angeles Times - Janet Hook - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Reporting from Washington - President Obama's budget, formally unveiled Monday to set federal spending priorities, also bolsters a goal of his party for the 2010 elections: Show voters that the president is trying to persuade Republicans ...

Gates Fires Head of F-35 Fighter Jet Program

FOXNews - Justin Fishel - ‎2 hours ago‎
A senior manager is being removed and Lockheed Martin penalized for missing targets on a new generation of fighter jets currently in production, the secretary of defense said Monday.

Israel Reprimands Officers Over Gaza

Wall Street Journal - Charles Levinson - ‎1 hour ago‎
HERZLIYA, Israel -- Israel's military formally reprimanded two senior officers for ordering artillery barrages during the Gaza War last January in which a United Nations compound was hit with incendiary white phosphorous munitions, ...

US, China, others join Copenhagen Accord on climate

Los Angeles Times - Jim Tankersley - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Reporting from Washington - The United States, China and dozens of other countries accounting for nearly 80% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions have signed onto a voluntary agreement to curb climate change.

Suicide Bomber Kills 41 Shiite Pilgrims

Wall Street Journal - Ben Lando - ‎29 minutes ago‎
A female suicide bomber on Monday killed at least 41 Shiite pilgrims in northern Baghdad who were making an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala.

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Pentagon budget calls for more unmanned aircraft

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Defense strategy is to focus more on international hot spots and natural disasters, as well as major wars. The Pentagon is one of the few US agencies to get a budget increase this year.

Whitman leads spending race in Calif. gov campaign

Washington Post - Juliet Williams - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Campaign finance reports show California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spending money at a rapid pace last year.

Palin Endorses Paul — The Kentucky One

New York Times (blog) - Bernie Becker - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, has waded into another Republican primary, this time endorsing Rand Paul's Kentucky Senate campaign.
Paul grabs fundraising lead over Grayson Louisville Courier-Journal

Toyota Owners Barrage Dealers With Calls as Pedal Fixes Shipped

BusinessWeek - Mike Ramsey - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Camry owner John Fallon will be among the first Toyota customers to get his car fixed: He says it's taken off on him five times with unintended acceleration.

US Stocks Close Higher, Led By Materials, Energy

Wall Street Journal - Donna Kardos Yesalavich - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US stocks rose broadly Monday as better-than-expected quarterly earnings from Exxon Mobil and a rebound in crude-oil prices lifted the energy sector, while materials stocks ...

Old media wins battle in ebook war as Amazon raises prices to match Apple

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall was one of Macmillan's bestsellers removed from Amazon's ebook store. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA In a plot twist worthy of one of its own thrillers, publisher Macmillan has capitalised on the bitter rivalry between two of ...

A Business Case for the Apple iPad

PC World - Michael Scalisi - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Last Wednesday, Apple introduced the long-fabled Apple tablet to the world. Much to nobody's surprise, it is a 9.7-inch touchscreen slate based on the iPhone OS.

See Apple's iPad announcement--in adjectives

CNET - Don Reisinger - ‎2 hours ago‎
The folks at NeilCurtis.com noticed something rather interesting about Steve Jobs' latest address last week before a packed crowd to announce the iPad: he and the other presenters used a lot of positive adjectives to describe the ...

Report: Google to Open App Store for Business Software

PC World - Juan Carlos Perez - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Google may open as early as March an online store to sell third-party software that complements its Google Apps collaboration and communication hosted suite, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Grammy Ratings Get A Boost From Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson Tribute

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎1 hour ago‎
It should be no surprise that major wins and performances by some of last year's biggest-selling artists helped lift the ratings for Sunday night's 52nd annual Grammy Awards.

'Transformers,' Sandra Bullock earn Razzie nominations

Entertainment Weekly - Dave Karger - ‎11 hours ago‎
In an interesting twist, one of this year's top Oscar contenders has received a Razzie nomination a day before surely scoring an Oscar nod…albeit for a different film.

The return of 'Jersey Shore' upsets Italian American group

New York Daily News - Robert Dominguez - ‎3 hours ago‎
The cast of 'Jersey Shore' has confirmed their return to reality TV - but their new location has yet to be announced. Do you think MTV's 'Jersey Shore' is offensive?

Same tune from Colts' Caldwell on Freeney's injury; Manning hopeful

USA Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
FORT LAUDERDALE -- Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell took the podium for his first press conference since landing in South Florida for Super Bowl XLIV and -- of course -- the first question he fielded was about defensive end Dwight Freeney and the ...

Football's First Family and Their Little Colts Problem

New York Times - Thayer Evans, Joe Lapointe - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW ORLEANS - Archie and Olivia Manning's galleried Greek Revival mansion is well known in this legendary city. It is a recommended sight for visitors touring the city's famed Garden District.

Martz on his fit with Bears: 'It's about winning games'

Chicago Tribune - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz fielded questions from the media on a conference call Monday. Here's a sampling of his comments: "Lovie (Smith) was very clear at the very beginning that this was going to take some time and he was going to go ...

Herbal remedies, heart drugs don't mix: review

Reuters - JoAnne Allen, Maggie Fox - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taking ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort and other widely used herbal supplements may be risky for people on heart disease medication, especially the elderly, according to a medical review released on Monday.

A Study Finds Mental Benefit of Fish Oil

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP Fish oil pills may be able to spare some young people with signs of mental illness from a progression into fully developed schizophrenia, according to a preliminary study of 81 patients in Austria.

Lexapro helped preserve brain function after stroke

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Maggie Fox - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The antidepressant Lexapro may help protect key thinking functions if taken soon after a stroke, US researchers said on Monday.
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Inventor unveils $7000 talking sex robot

CNN - Brandon Griggs - ‎11 hours ago‎
Inventor Douglas Hines with Roxxxy, his computerized sex robot that can carry on a conversation and have a simulated orgasm. Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) -- To some men, she might seem like the perfect woman: She's a willowy 5 feet 7 ...

Milli Vanilli, the Real Story -- 20 Years Later

PopEater - Mike Hess - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
Exclusive: Twenty years ago in 1990, Fab Morvan won what now very well may be the most controversial Grammy Award ever given out. His group Milli Vanilli was given the Best New Artist award.

The Depressing News About Antidepressants

Newsweek - Sharon Begley - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
Studies suggest that the popular drugs are no more effective than a placebo. In fact, they may be worse. By Sharon Begley | NEWSWEEK Please fill in the following information and we'll email this link.

Kimmel on 'sucker-punching' Leno: Another knock-out last night

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
Yesterday, Jay Leno went on Oprah and said that Jimmy Kimmel “sucker-punched” him when Kimmel appeared on his “10 @ 10″ segment.

Need proof Tebow can play QB in the NFL? Look at Drew Brees

SI.com - Cliff Welch - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
Joe Tiller never coached a day in the NFL, but he knows a little something about NFL quarterbacks. Next Sunday, two of his former Purdue quarterbacks -- Saints star Drew Brees and Colts backup Curtis Painter -- will participate in Super Bowl XLIV.