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Saints super after defeating Colts

SI.com - Jim Trotter - ‎27 minutes ago‎
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The paper bags can be put away forever. The franchise that once was so awful its fans were embarrassed to show their faces is now a world champion.

Obama calls for healthcare summit

Los Angeles Times - Peter Nicholas, Noam Levey - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Leaders of both parties would be invited to try to resolve differences. Republicans say they will participate but want the overhaul effort to start fresh.

Five killed in Connecticut power plant blast

Los Angeles Times - Edmund H. Mahony, Eric Gershon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The explosion, which blew out windows of nearby homes, happened as workers cleared natural gas pipelines. At least a dozen others are injured, and rescuers search the rubble for more victims.

Exit polls show Yanukovich leads Ukraine presidential election

CNN International - Matthew Chance, Victoria Butenko - ‎19 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- Exit polls showed former Ukraine Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich as the victor over current populist Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the runoff of the nation's presidential elections.

Iranian President Orders Enrichment

Wall Street Journal - Chip Cummins, Peter Spiegel - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ordered his country's nuclear agency to begin enriching uranium for use in a medical-research reactor, ratcheting up Tehran's defiance over Western demands that it ...

Karzai wants Afghanistan security handover to begin this year

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- Afghanistan is prepared to begin taking over security from international forces in some parts of the war-torn nation by the end of the year, President Hamid Karzai said Sunday.

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Tea Party Plots Its Next Move

Wall Street Journal - Susan Davis - ‎2 hours ago‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Tea Party activists gathered in Tennessee this weekend grappled with a central question looming over the burgeoning political movement: Where does it go from here?

Obama Challenges Terrorism Critics

New York Times - Peter Baker - ‎29 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - The White House pushed back Sunday against Republican criticism of its approach to terrorism, calling it “not anchored in reality” as a national security debate that was largely muted in recent years roared back to center ...

Illinois Democrat Quits Race

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By AP CHICAGO (AP) - The Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor has dropped out of the race amid a political uproar about his past less than a week after he won the nomination.

Merrill's Ex-Chief Is Back, Atop CIT

Wall Street Journal - Susanne Craig, Mike Spector - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Merrill Lynch & Co. chief John Thain is joining embattled lender CIT Group Inc., bringing together two prominent casualties of the credit crisis.

SAP Chief Apotheker Resigns; Co-CEOs Appointed

Wall Street Journal - Vanessa Fuhrmans - ‎21 minutes ago‎
SAP AG Chief Executive Leo Apotheker abruptly resigned Sunday as the German software company said it would return to a dual-CEO structure.

G-7 Seeks to Calm Market Fears

Wall Street Journal - Gregory Zuckerman, Stephen Fidler - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Group of Seven financial leaders sought to downplay the threat Greece's debt woes pose to the financial system amid growing concern of contagion across the 16-member euro zone.

Google aims for cute with Super Bowl ad

CNET - Caroline McCarthy - ‎1 hour ago‎
It was Google's first-ever Super Bowl ad--and one of their few TV spots at all, to boot. On Sunday, during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLIV, the Mountain View tech giant aired an ad called "Parisian Love," featuring a ...

Space shuttle readied for launch

CBC.ca - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Space shuttle Endeavour is seen Sunday on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Marta Lavandier/Associated Press)NASA loaded fuel into space shuttle Endeavour's external tank for the second evening in a row Sunday in anticipation ...

Book Review: Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution

Asia Sentinel - John Berthelsen - ‎57 minutes ago‎
By Sherman So and J. Christopher Westland. Marshall Cavendish Business. 245 pp with footnotes. Paperback, available from Amazon, US$21.
OUR OPINION: Google seeks help San Angelo Standard Times

Carrie Underwood's National Anthem Kicks Off Super Bowl XLIV

MTV.com - Kyle Anderson - ‎3 hours ago‎
Carrie Underwood excels no matter what the context. Fresh off her headline-grabbing contribution to the Michael Jackson tribute at this year's Grammy Awards (where she adroitly weaved her way through Jackson's "Earth Song"), ...

Ads take on light-hearted tone at Super Bowl 44

WEAR - ‎38 minutes ago‎
NEW YORK (AP) -- Super Bowl ads took on a light-hearted tone this year, shedding last year's somber feeling in the midst of the economic meltdown.

'Dear John' is sweet, but no 'Notebook'

New York Daily News - Elizabeth Weitzman - ‎Feb 5, 2010‎
The basic necessities of a romantic tearjerker are right there in the description: love, and loss (and then, in the best case scenario, love again).

Victory at Riviera Moves Stricker to No. 2 in World

New York Times - Larry Dorman - ‎35 minutes ago‎
LOS ANGELES - On his best days, Steve Stricker seems as consistent as a metronome. Everything he does, on the golf course and off, has the reliability of an engineering blueprint.

NBA: Magic surges past host Celtics

San Jose Mercury News - ‎2 hours ago‎
AP Vince Carter led a 19-0 run in the third quarter and finished with 20 points as the Orlando Magic beat host Boston 96-89 on Sunday, moving ahead of the Celtics and into second place in the Eastern Conference.

Wallin Approves Of Move To San Jose

NHL.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
By San Jose Sharks Staff Just like when Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson went after Dan Boyle, Niclas Wallin also had a no-trade clause in his contract.
San Jose trades for defenseman Wallin Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Americans advised to get H1N1 vaccine

CNN - Miriam Falco - ‎Feb 5, 2010‎
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- Federal health officials urged Friday that more Americans get vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, sometimes referred to as swine flu, which continues to kill.

Artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients

Xinhua - Zhang Xiang - ‎2 hours ago‎
BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed an artificial pancreas device that can improve overnight blood sugar control, which brings new hope for type 1 diabetes patients, media reported Monday.

National Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day

MyFox Houston - Damali Keith - ‎1 hour ago‎
The numbers are alarming. Of everyone in the country living with HIV, 56% are African American. Here in Harris County 43% of the people with HIV are black.
Free HIV testing today The Detroit News

Sudden Temporary Slowdowns

PC World - Lincoln Spector - ‎Feb 1, 2010‎
Shermlindcastle asked the Answer Line forum why his PC occasionally slows down to a crawl. There's nothing pretty about software overburdening your CPU and slowing everything down.

The New Math on Campus

New York Times - Alex Williams - ‎Feb 5, 2010‎
Daniel Cope at “country night” at the Deep End, a bar in Chapel Hill, NC, with, from left, Katie Gane, Bekah Justus, Tucker Petty, Annie Cherry, Taylor Walters and Kelly Lynch.

Douglas Todd: A moral question of how to die

Vancouver Sun - Douglas Todd - ‎Jan 31, 2010‎
Kay Carter, 89, Lee Carter, 63, in Dignitas clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. They are about to sign forms at the table. Kay died on Jan. 15, 2010.

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden talks about nude photos: A transcript of his ...

OregonLive.com (blog) - Joe Freeman - ‎Jan 26, 2010‎
TUALATIN - Trail Blazers center Greg Oden held a Tuesday evening news conference at the team's practice facility to discuss the nude photos of him that surfaced early Tuesday morning.

Akinniyi gets fresh start at NC State

News & Observer - Ken Tysiac, Ethan Hyman - ‎Jan 29, 2010‎
Before many college students rolled out of bed last Friday, David Akinniyi was at NC State's Murphy Center football complex for his daily workout.