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Georgia primary may not be a Gingrich slam dunk -
By Shannon McCaffrey AP / February 9, 2012 ATLANTA—The Georgia presidential primary may not be a slam dunk for Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich, a congressman from the state for two decades.

Bloodletting underway in Syria, as rebels falter - CBS News

CBS News -
It's a bloodletting in Syria. Civilians are facing tanks. There's every indication the dictatorship is moving to crush, once and for all, the eleven-month-old rebellion against the 40-year dictatorship of the Assad family.

Protests Rock Maldives After Coup

Wall Street Journal -
By TOM WRIGHT Police and supporters of deposed Maldives' President Mohamed Nasheed clashed Wednesday, severely injuring at least two people who were protesting Mr.

No. 10 Duke stuns No. 5 North Carolina 85-84 -
Duke's Austin Rivers (0) reacts after his game-winning basket against North Carolina following an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, NC, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.

California, New York Help Push Foreclosure Accord to Completion

BusinessWeek -
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- California and New York, along with Florida, agreed to join more than 40 other states in a nationwide settlement 16 months in the making that seeks to end abusive bank foreclosure practices that followed the collapse of the ...

Washington lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

Chicago Tribune -
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington state won final legislative approval Wednesday, in a vote that moved the state a step closer to becoming the seventh to recognize same-sex nuptials.

'It's best to keep mum on Iran'

Ynetnews -
WASHINGTON - The American administration is frustrated with Defense Minister Ehud Barak's recent outspoken concerns over whether the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities are on the verge of becoming impregnable, the New York Time reported Thursday.

Officials: US drone missiles kill 3 militants in Pakistan

(AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) —A US drone fired two missiles at a house in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, killing three suspected militants in the second such attack in as many days, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Dempsey to visit Egypt amid NGO tensions

Jerusalem Post -
By JPOST.COM STAFF 02/09/2012 10:40 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will meet with military leaders as 19 Americans face prosecution.

California school embroiled in child abuse scandal to reopen with new staff

By the CNN Wire Staff Florence, California (CNN) -- A Los Angeles-area school at the center of a shocking child abuse scandal reopens Thursday with an entirely new staff, including the principal, teachers, administrators and janitors.

911 Log Shows Time Lapse in Powell Emergency Call

ABC News -
Nearly eight minutes elapsed between when a social worker called 911 to report that Josh Powell's children were in danger and when sheriff's deputies were dispatched, emergency call logs show.

Greek minister heads to Brussels with incomplete bailout deal

Reuters -
By George Georgiopoulos and Harry Papachristou | ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leaders failed on Thursday to agree on reforms and austerity measures, the price of a bailout to avoid a messy default, forcing Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos to go to the ...

China's struggles with bouts of politically dangerous inflation as economy booms

Washington Post -
China's ruling Communist Party has faced repeated struggles to tame bouts of politically dangerous inflation while keeping economic growth strong.

Cisco Exceeds Profit, Sales Estimates as It Outperforms Rivals

BusinessWeek -
By Jordan Robertson Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Cisco Systems Inc., the biggest maker of networking equipment, beat profit and sales estimates, defying concerns that delays in network upgrades by phone and cable companies would drag down revenue.

Credit Suisse Sinks to Q4 Loss as It Cuts Costs

ABC News -
Credit Suisse Group posted its first fourth-quarter net loss since 2008 as Switzerland's second-biggest bank continued its drive to reduce its exposure to potentially-risky investment banking at a time when Europe's economy is facing problems related ...

Santorum Rides Wave of Momentum into Texas

Fox News (blog) -
by Nick Kalman | February 09, 2012 PLANO, TX - Texas has yet to set a date for its primary, but that's not stopping GOP hopeful Rick Santorum from wrangling up support in the state.

Birth-control fight divides White House

Chicago Sun-Times -
By MICHAEL SNEED February 9, 2012 12:10AM ◆Translation: SNEED HAS LEARNED internal debates at the White House before President Barack Obama's decision requiring religious organizations to include contraceptive health insurance ...

Santorum files for Indiana ballot despite dispute

The Associated Press -
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum filed Wednesday to get on Indiana's primary ballot even though he has not been certified by local election officials.

Google Chrome Update Brings Faster Browsing

Mashable -
The new stable release of Google's web browser Chrome brings several improvements, most importantly faster browsing and more protection from malicious downloads.

Sprint Posts Sales Loss, but iPhone Lifts Revenue

New York Times -
Nabbing the iPhone was a victory for Sprint Nextel, but the blockbuster handset has yet to pay off in profits for the company. Sprint Nextel, the nation's No.

Watch 'American Idol''s Symone Black fall off the stage -- VIDEO

Entertainment Weekly -
by Annie Barrett It's a terrible headline and a terrible request for the use of your time. But if you're as frustrated as I just was after Fox teased the heck out of one contestant's impressive Hollywood Week stage-to-floor story arc - only to let our ...

Medical drama House to end, says Hugh Laurie

BBC News -
US medical drama House is to finish its eight-year run at the end of this series in April, it has been announced. The show's producers, including British star Hugh Laurie, said it was a "painful" decision but that the time had come to bring it to a ...

Axed musicians to protest outside Grammy Awards show

Times of India -
Angry musicians will protest outside Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony over a decision to cut 31 ethnic and minority musical categories from the music industry's top awards.

Fabio Capello was England's most successful manager

BBC Sport -
By Alistair Magowan BBC Sport The Football Association's stock response to any criticism of appointing Fabio Capello in December 2007 was "you cannot argue with his CV".

No. 2 Syracuse 64-61 in OT over No. 12 Georgetown

Fox News -
Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet SYRACUSE, NY - Who says Syracuse doesn't have a go-to guy? Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, including the decisive 3-pointer in overtime, and Syracuse beat No.

NY Knicks' Jeremy Lin turns into overnight sensation in NBA, sparks 'Linsanity ...

New York Daily News -
By Frank Isola / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Linsanity makes its way to the Verizon Center Wednesday night to many of the fans' enjoyment.

Woods makes return to Pebble Beach -
AP / February 9, 2012 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - In what Robert Louis Stevenson called “the most felicitous meeting of land and sea,'' the sea was winning yesterday at Pebble Beach.

Roundup: Jokinen's hat trick leads Flames past Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Olli Jokinen capitalized on a turnover by Colin White to break a third-period tie with his third goal of the game, and the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 Wednesday night.

Life in Antarctic lake? It's everywhere else

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - If scientists find microbes in a frigid lake two miles beneath the thick ice of Antarctica, it will illustrate once again that somehow life finds a way to survive in the strangest and harshest places.

America and Eurasia 'to meet at north pole'

BBC News -
By Neil Bowdler Science and health reporter, BBC News America and Eurasia will crash into each other over the North Pole in 50-200 million years time, according to scientists at Yale University.

Stimulating key site in brain boosts memory

Times of India -
UCLA neuroscientists have found that they can strengthen memory in human patients by stimulating a critical junction in the brain.

An hour of tai chi twice a week helps people with Parkinson's disease to walk

Daily Mail -
By Claire Bates People with Parkinson's disease often suffer from shaking limbs and stiff muscles, which makes moving increasingly difficult.

Komen Reverses Stance on Planned Parenthood

San Francisco Bay Times -
By Heidi Beeler Last Tuesday, Nancy Brinker, CEO and founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, announced the breast cancer fundraising behemoth was dropping its funding of Planned Parenthood.

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