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Abdulmutallab Resumes Talking to Federal Agents

Wall Street Journal - Evan Perez - ‎37 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON—Family members of Christmas Day airline bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab traveled to the US in recent weeks and persuaded him to start talking again to federal agents, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

Gates Pushing to Get F-35 Fighter Program Back on Course

New York Times - Christopher Drew - ‎46 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Joint Strike Fighter was supposed to be the program that broke the mold, proof that the Pentagon could build something affordable, dependable and without much drama.

Iran Is Ready for Nuclear Deal, Leader Says

Wall Street Journal - Jay Solomon - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his government would accept a nuclear fuel-swap agreement overseen by the United Nations, a deal the Obama administration has viewed as central to limiting Tehran's ability to develop ...

Israel: Coast Is Searched After Explosives Wash Ashore

New York Times - Isabel Kershner - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Israeli security forces searched the country's coastline and closed beaches in the south on Tuesday after two barrels of explosives washed up on the shores of Ashkelon and Ashdod, north of Gaza.

China-US tensions spiking over Taiwan, Dalai Lama

Washington Post - Christopher Bodeen - ‎5 hours ago‎
AP BEIJING -- China is pledging to retaliate against the US over arms sales to Taiwan and warning of further damage to ties if President Barack Obama meets the Dalai Lama.

Malaysian Figure to Call Premier in Sodomy Case

New York Times - Liz Gooch - ‎11 hours ago‎
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waved to supporters as he left court on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. By LIZ GOOCH KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - There may have been little progress inside the courtroom on Tuesday, but there was no shortage of drama ...

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New US bank plan offers lending incentive -Geithner

Reuters - David Lawder - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The Obama administration's new plan to revive small business lending would reduce the cost of government capital for small banks as they make more loans, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on ...

Quinn, McKenna take modest leads in governor contests

Chicago Tribune - Rick Pearson, Monique Garcia - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Gov. Pat Quinn holds a modest lead tonight over Comptroller Dan Hynes in the hard-fought Democratic governor primary. With 25 percent of the unofficial vote counted, Quinn had 53 percent to 47 percent for Hynes.

Rangel: Bargainers Start Compromise Health Bill

ABC News - Alan Fram - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP Leading lawmakers hoping to revive President Barack Obama's stalled health care overhaul have started writing a compromise bill, but it's unclear when the legislation will be ready for votes, a top House Democrat said Tuesday.

Toyota's new problem: Prius brake complaints

MarketWatch - John Letzing - ‎36 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received more than 100 complaints involving the brakes on Toyota Motor Corp.

News Corp.'s Fox Weighs Late-Night Show With O'Brien

BusinessWeek - Sarah Rabil, Andy Fixmer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp.'s Fox is weighing whether to start a late-night show with Conan O'Brien, a move that would put the network into competition with NBC and CBS.

Dodd Calls Obama Plan Too Grand

New York Times - Sewell Chan - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee warned on Tuesday that the Obama administration's new proposals to rein in Wall Street firms ran the risk of derailing months of delicate negotiations over overhauling financial ...

Three years later, Apple TV remains a hobby

Ars Technica - Jacqui Cheng - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nearly three years after its introduction, the Apple TV remains a hobby in the eyes of Apple. This view was confirmed by CEO Steve Jobs during a post-iPad Town Hall meeting among employees, ...

Jobs at stake in Louisiana as NASA shifts gears

BusinessWeek - Alan Sayre - ‎2 hours ago‎

Chrome Aims to Steal Some iPad Thunder

PC World - Tony Bradley - ‎3 hours ago‎
Fresh off the unveiling of Apple's iPad tablet PC, we have a whole new batch of tablet rumors--this time regarding a Google Chrome-based tablet device.

Exes, couples among Oscar nominees

Hollywood Reporter - Gregg Kilday, Lesley Goldberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
If some old-time Hollywood hand were scripting this year's Oscar race, he would probably turn it into a sparkling, Tracey/Hepburn-style battle of the sexes.

Populist fare Blind Side,' District 9,' Up' make Oscar final cut

MiamiHerald.com - John Horn - ‎3 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES -- They are precisely the kinds of movies hardly ever nominated for the best-picture Oscar - a tear-jerker sports film, a space-alien thriller and an animated feature with a flying house and talking dogs - but the populist ...

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Justin Mentell, a 27-year-old actor on "Boston Legal" and CGI kids flick "G-Force," was found dead in Wisconsin on Monday morning.

Freeney's Ankle Still Hurts; Other Answers Must Wait

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - An hour before media day festivities began, six television cameras, two dozen reporters and Deion Sanders, a Hall of Fame cornerback turned analyst, gathered at Station 2. Recent developments on the 2010 NFL ...

Jets Fine Ryan $50000 for Obscene Gesture in Miami

New York Times - Greg Bishop - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Jets fined Coach Rex Ryan $50000 on Tuesday for the obscene gesture he made at a mixed martial arts competition in Sunrise, Fla.

Texans' coach Gary Kubiak: Steve Slaton underwent neck surgery to repair nerve ...

USA Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Houston coach Gary Kubiak, who agreed Tuesday to sign a new three-year deal with the Texans, said in a radio interview today that running back Steve Slaton underwent neck surgery in mid-January to repair nerve damage.

Journal Retracts 1998 Paper Linking Autism to Vaccines

New York Times - Gardiner Harris - ‎42 minutes ago‎
A prominent British medical journal on Tuesday retracted a 1998 research paper that set off a sharp decline in vaccinations in Britain after the paper's lead author suggested that vaccines could cause autism.

US researchers find new clue to infant deaths

Reuters - Julie Steenhuysen, Doina Chiacu - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Babies who die from sudden infant death syndrome make low amounts of the message-carrying brain chemical serotonin needed to regulate sleep, breathing and heart rate, US researchers said on Tuesday.

Abstinence-only program helps kids postpone sex

Reuters - Anne Harding - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Abstinence-only sex education can work -- if it's based on established strategies for helping young people change their attitudes about other types of risky behavior like smoking and drinking, new research shows.

Is There an Ecological Unconscious?

New York Times - Daniel B. Smith - ‎Jan 28, 2010‎
About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began receiving frantic calls from residents of the Upper Hunter Valley, a 6000-square-mile region in southeastern Australia.

A typical SEAL? Think 007, not Rambo

msnbc.com - Chris Jansing - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
CORONADO, Calif. -- The world looks very different from forty feet up, hanging onto a rope wall. My advice? Don't look down. A lot of phenomenally fit people, including world-famous athletes and Olympians, ...

The Importance of Being Ernie

New York Times - Michael Wilson - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
FAMILIAR FACE Ernie Anastos at WNYW, one of four stations he has worked at in three decades in New York. “He knows the area,” a Columbia professor said.

'GI Janes' train to protect Iraq

CNN - Diana Magnay - ‎10 hours ago‎
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Fingers painted with nail polish gripped a rifle. Women wearing lipstick, mascara and camouflage uniforms stood at attention.

Why do people often vote against their own interests?

BBC News - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
The Republicans' shock victory in the election for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts meant the Democrats lost their supermajority in the Senate.