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Tea party groups aim to form PAC

Boston Globe - ‎49 minutes ago‎
NASHVILLE - Organizers of the National Tea Party Convention said yesterday that participants would form a political action committee aimed at electing up to 20 candidates this fall who adhere to conservative principles embraced by the grass-roots ...

Solution will be reached over enrichment, Iran's FM says

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iran's foreign minister says he believes a solution will be reached over a proposed deal to export uranium for enrichment abroad, a demand of Western nations worried that Tehran plans to use its program to build nuclear weapons.

Shi'ites Targeted by Bombings in Karachi

Voice of America - Ayaz Gul - ‎11 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Two bomb explosions in southern Pakistan have left at least 25 people dead and wounded scores of others. Police have yet to determine whether one of the attacks was the work of a suicide bomber.

Powerful Explosions Kill More Than 40 Shi'ite Pilgrims in Karbala

Voice of America - Edward Yeranian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Photo: AP Two powerful explosions targeting Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq have killed more than 40 people in the holy city of Karbala.

Taliban prepare defences against US and UK offensive

Telegraph.co.uk - Thomas Harding - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A wall of booby-trapped mines has been laid by the Taliban to protect their last strongholds in central Helmand as they prepare to hold off a major allied assault, British commanders have disclosed.

In Port-au-Prince, the Smell of Death, the Odor of Corruption

TIME - Jessica Desvarieux - ‎19 minutes ago‎
A Haitian walks away with a bag of aid at an old military airfield in Port-au-Prince. Women stroll down the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince with bulky bags of rice sitting on top of ...

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Mid-Atlantic Shuts Down Ahead of Huge Snow Warning

ABC News - Nafeesa Syeed - ‎29 minutes ago‎
AP Life in the nation's capital ground to a halt Friday as steady snow fell, the beginning of a storm that forecasters said could be the biggest for the city in modern history.

Obama suggests extending debate as way to pass health reform

Washington Post - Shailagh Murray - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Obama sketched out an alternative approach to passing health-care legislation that would enlist Republicans and potentially extend debate into the spring, a strategy seemingly in conflict with the fast-track talks among ...

E-mails detail Todd Palin's role in Alaska decision-making

Washington Post - Ceci Connolly - ‎3 hours ago‎
Then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and husband Todd at a 2007 parade in Sitka. E-mails obtained under a public records law show that Todd Palin was involved in such matters as appointments of personnel and labor disputes.

A Crisis Made in Japan

Wall Street Journal - Jeff Kingston - ‎2 hours ago‎
Toyota's botched response to its escalating problems has deep roots in Japan's legal system and corporate tradition. What the company's troubles mean for the country.

Goldman Sachs's Blankfein Receives $9 Million Bonus for 2009

BusinessWeek - Christine Harper, Michael J. Moore - ‎2 hours ago‎
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gave Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein a $9 million all-stock bonus for 2009, about half the award granted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Unemployment Rate in US Falls to 9.7%; Factory Payrolls Grow

BusinessWeek - Timothy R. Homan - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The unemployment rate in the US unexpectedly dropped to 9.7 percent in January and manufacturers added to payrolls for the first time in three years, which may provide a spark to revive the rest of the labor ...

Amazon.com Resumes Selling Some Macmillan Books

BusinessWeek - Joseph Galante - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc., the largest Internet retailer, resumed selling Macmillan books on its Web site, ending a week-long fight with the publisher over the price of electronic books.

As shuttle retirement nears, Endeavour set for Sunday launch

Houston Chronicle - Eric Berger - ‎55 minutes ago‎
At 17 years old, space shuttle Endeavour nonetheless remains the “baby” of the fleet whose roots in NASA trace back even before the Eagle landed on the moon.

Apple Bans the Word 'Android' From App Store

PC World - Jr Raphael - ‎8 hours ago‎
This, my friends, is one of those instances. Apple has apparently just forbidden a developer from using the word "Android" in his app's description.

DA to charge doctor in Michael Jackson case

Los Angeles Times - Harriet Ryan, Jack Leonard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prosecutor will file charges against Dr. Conrad Murray on Monday, officials say. The action comes after negotiations on his surrender bogged down, sources say.

Rhys Meyers shares his personal Paris

Chicago Tribune - Roger Moore - ‎20 hours ago‎
Jonathan Rhys Meyers knows Paris. A jet-setting star of TV and film with homes in his native Dublin as well as London, Los Angeles and Morocco, the 32-year-old has spent so much time in La Ville Lumiere (City of ...
From Paris With Love' MiamiHerald.com

Mercedes stolen from Charlie Sheen's garage

Los Angeles Times - Amina Khan, Andrew Blankstein - ‎6 hours ago‎
The badly damaged luxury car was found in a ravine off Mulholland Drive and a stolen Bentley coupe was found 200 yards away. A tow truck operator examines Charlie Sheen's stolen Mercedes, which was found crashed in a ravine off Mulholland Drive.

Jim Mora retains fond memories of Saints, Peyton Manning

USA Today - ‎21 minutes ago‎
FORT LAUDERDALE -- The obvious link this week between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints during the run-up to Super Bowl XLIV has been the connection of the Manning family and their ties to both teams.

Nuggets-Lakers Game Review

USA Today - ‎42 minutes ago‎
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Chauncey Billups set a new career-high with 39 points after hitting a career-best nine three-pointers in 13 attempts, as the sharp-shooting Denver Nuggets crushed the Los Angeles Lakers, 126-113, at Staples Center.

Houstonian feels connection years after selling Saints (w/video)

Houston Chronicle - John Mcclain - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Former Saints owner John Mecom Jr., says that though he's very happy for the team, he does not wish that he was owner again. “I had my run,” he says, “It was great.
Saint Sean: Payton wiser as head man Jackson Clarion Ledger

Many see H1N1 as waning

Boston Globe - Elizabeth Cooney, Stephen Smith - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Nurse Lana Peta gave swine flu nasal mist to Maddie Foley, 5, in Wellesley last November as Maddie's mother, Lisa, looks on. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) By Elizabeth Cooney and Stephen Smith Almost half of Americans believe the global swine flu epidemic ...

Despite Lancet Retraction, the Vaccine-Autism Controversy Remains

Food Consumer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who coauthored a paper suggesting a potential link between autism and Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine, is one of the most vilified medical practitioners of recent times.

Wear Red Day seeks to raise awareness about heart disease

KDRV - Andrea Pettes - ‎57 minutes ago‎
MEDFORD, Ore. - Heart attacks and other heart related diseases kill more people in the United States than anything else. Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds in the US, and heart disease is responsible for more than 40 percent ...
Fighting heart disease Middletown Press

Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
Chili is as personal as a fingerprint and as satisfying as any dish. Break out the pot and the chiles and you've got yourself a winner for Super Bowl.

Why the iPad Web Demo Was Full of Holes

New York Times (blog) - Nick Bilton - ‎Jan 31, 2010‎
apple.com A still from a video demo of the iPad on Apple's site. Note the missing Flash element in the middle of the Web page.

Ancient tribe becomes extinct as last member dies

CNN - Harmeet Shah Singh - ‎16 hours ago‎
New Delhi, India (CNN) -- The last member of an ancient tribe that has inhabited an Indian island chain for around 65000 years has died, a group that campaigns for the protection of indigenous peoples has said.

Soccer Star John Terry Faces Scandal

Wall Street Journal - Jonathan Clegg, Bruce Orwall - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
In 2001, Mr. Terry drunkenly taunted American tourists in a Heathrow Airport hotel in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks.

Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many

Denver Post - Michael Booth - ‎Jan 31, 2010‎
COLORADO SPRINGS - This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric.