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Obama's aim on health care: Mesh 'best ideas'

USA Today - David Jackson - ‎36 minutes ago‎
By Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images By David Jackson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Obama said Tuesday that he will consider any Republican health care ideas, as long as the ideas address the goals contained in the Democratic plans already passed by ...

US unveils offer to help Iran purchase medical isotopes

Washington Post - Glenn Kessler - ‎2 hours ago‎
The United States and other nations seeking to restrain Iran's nuclear ambitions are offering to help the Islamic republic purchase medical isotopes on the international market, administration officials said Tuesday.

On Michelle Obama's obesity campaign

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
First lady Michelle Obama has chosen what she hopes will be her legacy for the nation: the "Let's Move" campaign to curb childhood obesity.

Sri Lanka opposition blasts ex-general's arrest, calls for protests

CNN International - Iqbal Athas, Sara Sidner - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sri Lanka's former army chief and presidential candidate general Sarath Fonseka addresses the media on February 3 in Colombo. Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- Sri Lanka's opposition Tuesday called for nationwide protests over the "barbaric and ...

New acting president for Nigeria

BBC News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan has addressed the nation after becoming acting president in the absence of Nigeria's ailing leader, Umaru Yar'Adua.

European Parliament approves new EU commission

Xinhua - ‎5 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The European Parliament (EP) elected the new European Commission (EC) by 488 votes to 137, with 72 abstentions, in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

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More snow keeps government closed in DC

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least another foot is headed for Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Flights are canceled, schools are closed and federal agencies cancel hearings - including one on the Toyota recall.

NY Senate votes to expel convicted lawmaker

The Associated Press - Michael Virtanen - ‎29 minutes ago‎
ALBANY, NY - The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resolution the lawmaker assailed as an injustice to the people who elected him.

Gibbs Scrawls Grocery List on Hand in Jab at Palin

FOXNews - ‎8 hours ago‎
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a swipe at Sarah Palin Tuesday, mimicking the former vice presidential candidate's decision to use her hand as a notepad at the National Tea Party Convention last week.

Euro trims gains, awaits details of Greece rescue

Reuters - Satomi Noguchi, Anirban Nag - ‎2 hours ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro fell on Wednesday, trimming some of the previous day's gains, with investors awaiting details of a rescue package for Greece, keen to see how it could impact the euro zone economy.

Honda expands recall to over 900000 vehicles worldwide

MarketWatch - John Letzing, Myra P. Saefong - ‎33 minutes ago‎
By John Letzing & Myra P. Saefong, MarketWatch TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday in Asia that it's further expanding a massive recall of 2001 and 2002 models to include more than 900000 vehicles worldwide, due to lingering concerns ...

Toyota recalls more than 400000 Priuses, other hybrid cars

Washington Post - Blaine Harden, Frank Ahrens - ‎4 hours ago‎
TOKYO -- Toyota on Tuesday announced another global recall -- this time involving more than 400000 Priuses and other hybrid cars with braking problems -- on the same day that the US Transportation Department said it is ...

We're All Google Buzz Virgins (Now)

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎1 hour ago‎
Since Google is rolling out its new social service to everyone pretty much at once, that's a lot of newbies for Buzz. What's the most common first tweet that Twitter newbies make?

Space shuttle on course for midnight rendezvous

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Endeavour zoomed toward a midnight rendezvous with the International Space Station late Tuesday, and NASA grew ever more optimistic that the shuttle is free of any launch damage.

Report says Apple gained US smartphone market share

Macworld - Marco Tabini - ‎5 hours ago‎
According to market analysis firm ComScore, Apple's share of the US smartphone market grew by a full percentage point in December of 2009.

'American Idol' Hollywood Week Kicks Off With Ellen DeGeneres' Debut

MTV.com - Gil Kaufman - ‎2 hours ago‎
Finally! After what felt like an eternity, "American Idol" served up the first dose of Hollywood Week on Tuesday night (February 9).

Lil Wayne Shot Nine Music Videos Last Weekend

MTV.com - Shaheem Reid - ‎6 hours ago‎
Preparing for Wayne's (delayed) stint in jail, MC shot footage for songs from Tha Carter IV, Rebirth and Young Money LPs. By Shaheem Reid Video director David Rousseau said he and the Cash Money team might need to check the "Guinness Book of World ...
Sentencing postponed Boston Globe

The last 'Jay Leno Show': I watched it so you didn't have to

Entertainment Weekly - Ken Tucker - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oh, that's right: You weren't going to watch anyway, were you? Not with a Leno tradition of jokes like this, uttered during the final Jay Leno Show opening monologue: “Guys on Viagra had erections that lasted longer than [this show].

Blues beat Red Wings 4-3 in shootout

The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom - ‎49 minutes ago‎
ST. LOUIS - Paul Kariya scored twice for his first goals at home in more than 15 months and the St. Louis Blues recovered after blowing a two-goal cushion, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday night.

Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra's message to team: Make winning plays

MiamiHerald.com - Nam Y. Huh - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gives direction during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010.
Heat snaps five-game skid Palm Beach Post

Weary Mavericks no match for Nuggets, 127-91

Dallas Morning News - Brandon George - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Dallas started its vacation a day early by laying down against Denver on Tuesday night in the Nuggets' 127-91 dismantling at the Pepsi Center.

FDA to Increase Medical Radiation Oversight

New York Times - Walt Bogdanich, Rebecca R. Ruiz - ‎3 hours ago‎
The federal Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it would take steps to more stringently regulate three of the most potent forms of medical radiation, including increasingly popular CT scans, ...

Obama official 'very disturbed' by Anthem Blue Cross rate hikes

Los Angeles Times - Duke Helfand - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
The insurer should give a 'detailed justification' for its plan to raise premiums on individual policies by as much as 39%, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says.

Second wave of swine flu passes

Colusa County Sun Herald - Ben van der Meer - ‎2 hours ago‎
State and local health experts believe the second wave of the H1N1 flu virus has passed, but warned against people thinking they shouldn't get vaccinated or take other protections.

Ripples of Dubai killing spread

CNN - Paula Hancocks - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
Dubai, UAE (CNN) -- A shadowy figure murdered in his Dubai hotel room by a hit squad that the police say operated with European passports.

Former shot-caller is now spilling gang's secrets

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
Showing no emotion, a former leader of the Avenues clique testifies about murder, extortion and drug deals. Ailing and in custody, he is vilified by his family, which once terrified a neighborhood.

Blame the childish, ignorant American public—not politicians—for our political ...

Slate - Jacob Weisberg - ‎Feb 6, 2010‎
In trying to explain why our political paralysis seems to have gotten so much worse over the past year, analysts have rounded up a plausible collection of reasons including: President ...

The World Capital of Killing

New York Times - Nicholas D. Kristof - ‎Feb 6, 2010‎
It's easy to wonder how world leaders, journalists, religious figures and ordinary citizens looked the other way while six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.

Harmless Virus Could Be an Answer to Cancer

DailyFinance - Melly Alazraki - ‎Feb 6, 2010‎
You'd think that infecting a cancer patient with a virus would be the last thing a doctor would want to do. But what if it was a virus that attacks and kills cancer cells?