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What Happens If Nothing Happens to Health Care?

Wall Street Journal - David Wessel - ‎2 hours ago‎
A month ago, President Barack Obama was on the verge of a victory that eluded all his predecessors, as Congress neared approval of legislation to expand health-insurance coverage to nearly all Americans.

Attorney general defends terror charges

The Detroit News - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Atty. Gen. made call on civilian court for bomb plot suspect after informing top intel officials Washington -- Ten top national security and intelligence officials were informed more than a day before suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was ...

Brown pushes swearing-in to today

Boston Globe - Matt Viser, Lisa Wangsness - ‎1 hour ago‎
After days of expressing little urgency about being sworn in, US Senator-elect Scott Brown abruptly changed course yesterday, demanding that state officials certify his victory so he can take office this afternoon.

Pakistani Police: Bomber Rammed US Soldiers' Car

New York Times - ‎50 minutes ago‎
By AP ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Police say the suicide bomber who killed three US soldiers in northwestern Pakistan knew which vehicle was theirs in a five-car convoy and rammed his car into it.

French PM says wants strong sanctions against Iran

Ynetnews - ‎40 minutes ago‎
France will press for “strong sanctions” against Iran at the United Nations with time running out for a political solution to the standoff over its nuclear ambitions, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Wednesday.

Factbox: China, US spar over value of the yuan

Reuters - Ben Blanchard, Simon Rabinovitch - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to address currency rates with economic partners such as China and to get tougher with them on trade to ensure that US goods do not face a competitive disadvantage.

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Obama unveils plan for alternative fuels

Houston Chronicle - Jennifer A. Dlouhy - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - Saying he wanted to reduce the nation's “dependence on foreign oil,” President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a raft of initiatives designed to boost the use of biofuels and make ...

Emanuel Remark Prompts Apology

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel met with disabilities advocates and apologized again for his use of the word "retarded," according to a statement released by groups that met with him Wednesday.

Palin star of controversial Tea Party

Reuters - Anthony Boadle - ‎11 hours ago‎
DALLAS (Reuters) - The first national Tea Party convention meets this week to take aim at all the raucous movement says is wrong with Washington and Sarah Palin, darling of America's conservatives, will help lead the charge.

Toyota Posts Profit in Quarter Before Recalls

New York Times - Martin Fackler, Hiroko Tabuchi - ‎45 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Toyota said Thursday that it posted a net profit in the final three months of last year, a period before the Japanese auto giant was hit by its current global recall of millions of vehicles.

Toyota:reworked anti-lock system to fix Prius brakes

Reuters - Chang-Ran Kim - ‎39 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) has reworked its anti-lock brake system to fix the brake issue on its Prius gas-electric hybrid cars, a senior official in charge of quality issues said on Thursday.

Transportation Chief Hastily Backtracks on 'Stop Driving It'

New York Times - Mark Leibovich, Matthew L. Wald - ‎4 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - Ray LaHood testified before a Congressional panel on Wednesday morning, something he had done many times before, and made points that - he thought - he had made many times before.

US teen blogging nosedives

AFP - ‎48 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - US teens are turning their backs on blogging just as they are more wirelessly connected than ever before, a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project showed.

Steven Weinberg: Obama Gets Space Funding Right

Wall Street Journal - Steven Weinberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
We could send hundreds of robots to Mars for the cost of one manned mission. By STEVEN WEINBERG In the federal budget released this week, President Barack Obama calls for increasing NASA's funding by 2% while cutting its manned space flight program.

Best Free iPhone/iPod Touch Apps

Techtree.com - Roydon Cerejo - ‎3 hours ago‎
So you've bought yourself a shiny new iPod or an iPhone, but you're already bored of it. This is a perfectly acceptable reaction because a blank iPod/iPhone is not much fun until you load it up with apps.
Is the iPad worth it? Manchester HippoPress

'Idol' goes to 7 cities, but offers 8 audition days

msnbc.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest went to seven cities with the show, but the program aired eight audition episodes. Feb. 3: "American Idol's" newest judge chats about Hollywood week, her opinion of Simon and what she doesn't like so far.

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray 'to hand himself in'

Times Online - ‎44 minutes ago‎
Michael Jackson's doctor is reported to be planning to surrender to police in Los Angeles tomorrow morning where it is expected he will be charged over the singer's death.

Oscar Contenders Vie for Underdog Status

ABC News - Stephen Galloway - ‎3 hours ago‎
That's the way Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman saw the best picture race last month in an interview with the New York Times -- and that was before "Avatar" lost to "The Hurt Locker" at the producers and directors guild awards in recent ...

Saints' defense with attitude stems from coordinator

Houston Chronicle - John Mcclain - ‎53 minutes ago‎
MIAMI - When the New Orleans Saints reported for breakfast Tuesday - before Media Day at Super Bowl XLIV - defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a specially prepared meal ordered by coach Sean Payton ...

Phil Jackson passes Riley in Lakers' win over Bobcats 99-97

USA Today - Mark J. Terrill - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pau Gasol (FSY) and Ron Artest (FSY) scored 14 points apiece for the Lakers, who returned from an eight-game trip to improve the NBA's best home record to 24-3 with their eighth consecutive victory at Staples Center.

Kevin Garnett: Team not pointing fingers

Boston Herald - Mark Murphy - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kevin Garnett, like Richard Nixon, wanted to make one thing perfectly clear last night. Despite Rajon Rondo [stats]'s comments in yesterday's Herald about an upswing in personal agendas on the Celtics [team stats], ...

Study Finds Cognition in Vegetative Patients

Wall Street Journal - Amy Dockser Marcus - ‎2 hours ago‎
In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, four of 23 patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state showed signs of consciousness on brain-imaging tests.

Report: Feds to pay more than half of health costs

Washington Post - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP WASHINGTON -- For all the hue and cry over a government takeover of health care, it's happening anyway. Federal and state programs will pay slightly more than half the tab for health care purchased in the United States by ...

British medical journal retracts autism study

St. Joseph News-Press - Erin Wisdom - ‎1 hour ago‎
Every once in a while, Connie Bonebrake meets parents who don't want their child to receive the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.

Toyota probes take a new turn

Los Angeles Times - Ralph Vartabedian, Ken Bensinger - ‎Feb 2, 2010‎
The potential for electronic defects in Toyota vehicles to cause sudden acceleration came under intensifying scrutiny Tuesday as both federal safety regulators and congressional leaders said they had begun new ...

New faces in new places for Cup Series season

Nascar - Dave Rodman - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
It's a fact that stability and consistency lead to success at the Sprint Cup Series level. What Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team have achieved by winning championships the past four years proves that.

Roger Ailes On "This Week": Defends Glenn Beck, Insists Fox Is No Longer At ...

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jan 31, 2010‎
Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes insisted on Sunday that his network was no longer at war with the Obama White House and defended Fox's Glenn Beck over some of his more inflammatory statements.

Cold shoulder

Ha'aretz - Aluf Benn - ‎Jan 28, 2010‎
"Your situation isn't good," said a high-ranking European diplomat recently. "No one believes Bibi [Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and we don't want any connection with [Foreign Minister Avigdor] Lieberman.

Lostwatch: A Different World(s)

TIME (blog) - James Poniewozik - ‎22 hours ago‎
SPOILER ALERT: Before you read this post, get out your giant hollow wooden ankh and leave yourself a note reminding yourself to watch the season premiere of Lost.