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Taliban Assault in Pakistan Results in Deaths of 35

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
PESHAWAR - Taliban militants killed at least nine soldiers and four paramilitary troops in an attack on a Pakistani army base in northwestern Pakistan early Saturday, officials said.
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Alabama authorities tight-lipped as standoff over child hostage enters 5th day

CNN - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Midland City, Alabama (CNN) -- As an armed standoff entered its fifth day Saturday, authorities negotiated through a ventilation pipe with a man accused of barricading himself and a 5-year-old hostage in an underground bunker in southeastern Alabama.
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Why Is Beckham Sitting on the Bench for Nothing?

ABC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
David Beckham has won league championships in three countries on two continents, earns millions of dollars in endorsements and his name is practically synonymous with celebrity itself.
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Twitter: hackers have stolen passwords of 250000 users - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The security breach is one of the biggest to ever affect Twitter, which has 200 million active users, and highlights growing concerns over the danger of so-called cyber attacks.
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UN alarmed at Mali army abuse claim

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations expressed alarm Friday over reported mob lynchings and other reprisal killings of Tuaregs and Arabs as the Malian army retakes control of the north of the country.
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In Egypt, 'bodyguards' protect protesters from sexual assault - ‎43 minutes ago‎
In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 photo, Tahrir Bodyguard volunteers gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt during a Friday protest, one week after the square was the site of attacks on more than 25 women on the second anniversary of the uprising.
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Suicide Attack at Market in Northwest Pakistan Kills at Least 21

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An explosion in a market in northwestern Pakistan on Friday killed at least 21 people and wounded 33 in what the police described as a suicide bombing.
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North Korea threatens US over response to rocket launches

Fox News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is threatening to retaliate for what it calls U.S. double standards over recent rocket launches by Pyongyang and U.S.
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Killer, mistakenly freed, is recaptured in Illinois

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHICAGO (AP) - A convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released after a Chicago court appearance was back in custody Saturday after authorities tracked him down at a house in southern Illinois about 60 miles away.
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Rove: Gov't has kept us from growing, prospering

Fox News - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Ex-Bush senior adviser on the Obama administration's concession to religious groups in ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, rising unemployment and more A... Duration 11:28; Date Feb 1, 2013. Advertisement ...
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Scott Brown's finances may influence ex-senator's next move - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Scott Brown spent most of the last four years saying jobs were his top priority. Now that he has announced he is not running for Senate, that passion becomes a lot more personal.
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Commentary: Abuse scandal in Catholic Church creating barrier between priests ...

Palm Beach Post - ‎46 minutes ago‎
In January 2002, the Boston Globe published the first in a series of articles that exposed the history of sexual abuse of youth in the Boston Roman Catholic archdiocese.
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Koch's apartment was an escape from politics

New York Daily News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Forget breakfast at Tiffany's - for a generation of New Yorkers, the real deal was breakfast at Ed's. Mayor Koch was famous for hosting long, leisurely weekend brunches in his rent-controlled Greenwich Village apartment - which he moved into in 1965 and ...
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Dow Jones average closes above 14000

Tulsa World - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's been a long slog, but for the first time in more than five years the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 on Friday, returning to a level not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis.
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Job growth fuels optimism about US recovery

Los Angeles Times
7 hours ago
Written by
Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - Fears of a recession seemed to evaporate as the nation added 157,000 net jobs last month and other key economic data improved, boosting major stocks to their highest level in more than five years.
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Chicago beer firm Crown Imports is caught in antitrust fight

Chicago Tribune
4 hours ago
Written by
Ameet Sachdev
An antitrust brouhaha in Washington has thrown the future of Crown Imports, a Chicago-based beer importer, into question. The company, which ranks third in U.S.
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Google to Give French Digital Publishing Fund Big Money

PC Magazine - ‎10 hours ago‎
The first focuses on a €60 million ($82 million) Digital Publishing Innovation Fund for digital publishing, while the second is designed to increase French publishers' online revenues.
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Apple pips Samsung to become biggest phone seller in US: Report

Business Today - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Apple overtook Samsung to become the largest mobile phone vendor in the US in the fourth quarter of 2012, a report said on Friday.
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Sony teases new PlayStation announcement

Washington Post
18 hours ago
Written by
Hayley Tsukayama
Sony's got something cooking, and a new teaser video drops heavy hints that the Japanese electronics giant is set to show off a brand new PlayStation console.
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Bloomberg: Apple TV To Start Carrying HBO Go App By Mid 2013

Digital Media Wire - ‎12 hours ago‎
Bloomberg reports that Apple Inc. is in talks with Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s HBO to begin carrying their app HBO Go on their network later in the year, as per two people informed on the situation.
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Most Viral Superbowl Ads of All Time

Businessweek - ‎Jan 31, 2013‎
On Super Bowl Sundays past, million-dollar commercials might only be viewed a single time, but with the rise of YouTube, advertisers and creative agencies are crafting spots with their viral potential in mind.
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Penelope Cruz expecting 'second baby'

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
Penelope Cruz, who has been spotted recently with a fuller figure, is reportedly pregnant with her second child. The 38-year-old actress and her husband Javier Bardem are already parents to son Leo Encinas Bardem, who was born in January 2011 at ...
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Mickelson Nearly Breaks 36-Hole Mark

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A day after shooting an 11-under-par 60, Phil Mickelson posted a 65 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday to reach 17-under 125, a stroke off the PGA Tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament.
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US Proposes to Protect Wolverines

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Friday to give Endangered Species Act protections to the wolverine, one of the largest and hardiest members of the weasel family, largely because climate change is whittling away its wintry habitat in the ...
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Solar probe untangles riddle of flux ropes

Sen - Space exploration network
1 hour ago
Written by
Paul Sutherland
Magnetic loops on the Sun, left, imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on 18 July, 2012, are processed, right, to highlight their structure.
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Victoria's Secret Mulls 'Survivor Bra'

ABC News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Allana Maiden, a 27-year-old from Virginia whose mother is a breast cancer survivor, discovered the power of people who care on Thursday when she and her mother were given an audience with the giant fashion chain Victoria's Secret.
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CMS Issues Sunshine Rule

MedPage Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a long-awaited rule Friday finalizing the details for a database that will list payments made to physicians by pharmaceutical and device manufacturers.
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What school foods are in and what foods are out

Huffington Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
The Agriculture Department is proposing new nutritional rules that would apply to most all foods sold in schools. The rule would apply to "a la carte" lines in school cafeterias, vending machines, snack bars and any other food sold regularly on campus.
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Guest Report - February is Heart Month - ‎2 hours ago‎
It's likely that most of us know someone who suffers from heart disease or has lost their life to heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, leading up to 2,200 deaths from heart disease and stroke each day.

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