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Authorities: Powell planned deadly fire for some time, sent final emails to ...

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GRAHAM, Wash. - Josh Powell's boys were coming for a visit, and he had preparations to make. He boxed up their books and toys and brought them to a charity.
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Republicans See Politics in Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

New York Times -
The most talked-about advertisement of the Super Bowl did not have a barely clothed supermodel, a cute puppy or a smart-aleck baby.

Syrian forces attack Homs on eve of Lavrov visit

Reuters -
By Dominic Evans | BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian military assault on Homs killed dozens of people on the eve of a visit to Damascus by Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aimed at pressing President Bashar al-Assad to end an 11-month uprising by ...

Super Bowl, Madonna set new TV audience records

Reuters -
(Reuters) - Quarterback Eli Manning and his New York Giants may have beaten superstar Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at Sunday's Super Bowl, but none them could outmuscle Madonna -- at least, where TV audiences were concerned.

NBC's Broadcast Team Anticipated Game's Critical Moment

New York Times -
With the Giants driving toward their final score of the Super Bowl, NBC's Cris Collinsworth had what could be described as an analyst's epiphany.

As Campaign Heads to Midwest, Romney Turns His Focus to Santorum

New York Times -
Even as Mitt Romney tries to fend off the continuing challenge from Newt Gingrich and focus his attention on President Obama, he is now being forced to deal with another rival.

Unity Deal Brings Risks for Abbas and Israel

New York Times -
JERUSALEM - President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority embraced reconciliation with the Islamist movement Hamas on Monday, agreeing to head a unity government to prepare for elections in the West Bank and Gaza.

Britain: Quiet Anniversary for a Queen

New York Times -
Queen Elizabeth II broke with her custom of performing no public duties on the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952, leaving her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk on Monday to make brief appearances at a neighboring town ...

LA school at center of child abuse case closes for 2 days

By William M. Welch, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES - An elementary school reeling from allegations of lewd conduct against children by two teachers is closed to students today and Wednesday as administrators meet with shocked and angry parents.

FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists

Reuters -
By Patrick Temple-West | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.

Former lobbyist Abramoff balks at naming ex-associates

Chicago Tribune -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jack Abramoff, the former lobbyist at the center of a US bribery scandal six years ago, said on Monday he does not want to publicly identify former associates because he does not want to see more people hurt.

Greek leaders face crunch talks, unions strike

Reuters -
By Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou | ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek political leaders face crunch talks on Tuesday to hammer out a deal on unpopular reforms that have prompted the country's biggest labor unions to walk off the job.

Wall St edges lower after string of gains

Reuters -
By Ryan Vlastelica | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks closed slightly lower on Monday as lingering questions about Europe's debt crisis and corporate earnings overshadowed growing optimism about economic growth after a five-week rally.

Romney ties Obama to Carter

CBS News -
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney talks during a campaign rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, February 6, 2012. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.

No new Newt Gingrich yet

Politico -
GOLDEN, Colo. - New Newt is just the same as old Newt, at least so far. After placing second in Nevada's caucuses on Saturday, Newt Gingrich vowed to remake his campaign.

Biden in Florida: Keep tuition low -
BY KIM WILMATH TALLAHASSEE -- Vice President Joe Biden was on his way to a prom years ago when he saw his father pacing outside. Had something happened to Mom?

Super Bowl XLVI sets new tweet-per-second record

Los Angeles Times -
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles How major? Super Bowl XLVI was the most-watched program in TV history, as noted over on the Times' Show Tracker blog.

Prepare Your Business for Facebook Mobile Ads

PCWorld -
By Angela West, PCWorld Facebook's IPO has revealed one of its greatest weaknessess: the need to monetize its increasingly mobile user base through advertising.

Samsung reduces its LTE chip cost by half

by Lynn La February 6, 2012 5:52 PM PST For every new iteration of mobile phones, it's easy to assume that products are getting pricier because the insides are getting just as expensive.

Watch the Smash Pilot Series Premiere: NBC and Katharine McPhee Aim High

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NBC could use a big hit not plucked from reality television and tonight's Smash pilot premiere starring Katharine McPhee, Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing gives the studio a great shot at hitting the right chord.

Nick Carter Blames Family's "Complicated Dynamic" for Missing Sister Leslie ...

E! Online -
As E! News exclusively reported, Leslie Carter was laid to rest over the weekend in a modest and "touching" funeral attended by an intimate group of family members.

Oscar Nominees Luncheon: Rooney Mara Talks Super Bowl, George Clooney Enjoys ...

E! Online -
If the Oscars are just a little over two weeks away, it must mean it's lunchtime. The Beverly Hilton hotel was packed earlier today for the Academy's annual nominees luncheon.

Kobe Bryant up to 5th on scoring list

By Dave McMenamin Stephen A. Smith is in Philadelphia to preview the Lakers-76ers matchup.Tags: Stephen A. Smith PHILADELPHIA -- When Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals to secure Bryant's fifth ...

Timberwolves F Kevin Love suspended 2 games for stepping on Scola's face

Washington Post -
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been suspended two games for stomping on Rockets forward Luis Scola's face in their game on Saturday.

Neck infection to sideline Cavs' Gibson fifth straight game -
CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson did not travel to Miami as originally planned because of continuing problems with a neck infection.

Jurassic cricket's song recreated

BBC News -
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature Night-time in the Jurassic forest was punctuated by the unmistakable sound of chirping bush crickets.

Lake Vostok drilling complete: Earth's oldest super-clean water system reached

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On the first of this month it was reported that scientists were about to complete a 30 year drilling expedition to hit a 20-million-year-old lake: this week they've reached the surface.

Smoking linked to faster cognitive decline in men

Los Angeles Times -
Middle-aged men who smoke suffered more rapid cognitive decline than peers who have never smoked or who have been ex-smokers for at least 10 years, researchers reported Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

Tammerlin Drummond: Komen reverses decision but Planned Parenthood fallout ...

San Jose Mercury News -
By Tammerlin Drummond Some people are so blinded by ideology, they can't see the forest for the trees. In March 2010, I went to the California Republican Convention in Santa Clara.

Doctors push for early detection of dementia

CBS News -
(AP) "How are you?" the doctor asks a patient with brewing dementia. The patient answers that she is fine. But is this enough?


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