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Who Qualifies for the $26 Billion Foreclosure Settlement?

By Katherine Tarbox | February 10, 2012 | + It took over a year for lawmakers and state AGs to agree to the terms of the $26 billion foreclosure settlement announced this week, and it could take up to another three years for eligible homeowners to see ...
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Syrians to take to streets to protest Russia's vote against UN resolution

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across Syria on Friday to protest Russia and its recent vote against a United Nations resolution that would have condemned a brutal crackdown by President ...

GOP candidates to woo conservatives at big event

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By CHARLES BABINGTON AP WASHINGTON - Three of the four GOP presidential candidates are addressing a major conservative gathering in Washington, giving them a high-profile stage to reshape their messages at a moment of uncertainty in the contest.

Apple picking iPad 3 showcase apps in final launch prep

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Apple is reportedly in “crunch mode” as it completes last-minute preparations for the iPad 3 launch rumored to take place in the first week of March, lining up showcase apps to demonstrate on-stage and in subsequent advertising.

Santorum amplifies faith in way GOP rivals don't

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Rick Santorum stirs his ever-growing crowds when he promises to right a country awash in "immoral debt" and to replace an administration he argues has "callousness toward life and family and faith.

Gasol's block on final shot foils Celtics

Boston Globe -
By Gary Washburn A disappointed Kevin Garnett (6 for 23 from the field) walks off as the Lakers celebrated an overtime victory in their only regular-season visit to TD Garden.

Maldives ex-president walking free despite arrest warrant

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By By C. Bryson Hull | MALE (Reuters) - The ousted president of the Maldives was walking free on Friday despite an arrest warrant against him as diplomats including a UN envoy worked to forestall renewed violence in the Indian Ocean archipelago best ...

Pakistan's top court rejects prime minister's contempt appeal

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By Reza Sayah, CNN Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, center, arrives at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on January 19. Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday rejected the prime minister's appeal against its ...

Democrats divided on Obama birth-control mandate

Arizona Daily Star -
WASHINGTON - Democrats are deeply divided over President Obama's new rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide insurance for free birth control to their employees amid fresh signs that the administration was scrambling for a way out.

First lady to stop in Dallas to promote fitness

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Witness testifies about Virginia lacrosse victim's pleas for help

A man says he heard cries of "Help me!" while at a Virginia apartment complex Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) -- The prosecution will call a new witness to the stand Friday in the murder trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George ...

Stocks, euro deflated by Greek uncertainty

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By Anirban Nag | LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks and the euro fell while safe-haven government bonds rose on Friday as final approval for a long-awaited Greek debt deal remained elusive, keeping alive the threat of a messy sovereign default.

Greeks strike against austerity, EU demands more cuts |

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By Ingrid Melander and Tatiana Fragou | ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek workers went on strike against austerity measures on Friday, docking ships and halting public transport, hours after euro zone finance ministers said Athens needed to make more cuts to ...

Barclays caps bonuses as profits dip

Financial Times -
By Sharlene Goff, Retail Banking Correspondent Barclays rode back from an ambitious profit target for next year and introduced a cap on the amount of cash it pays its bankers as the UK bank grapples with an increasingly difficult economic environment.

On Spotify, Obama's campaign playlist is a mixed bag

Washington Post -
Voters of America, President Obama has made you a mix. The president shared a Spotify playlist on his Facebook page Thursday: 29 tunes that he'll be pumping on the campaign trail between now and Nov. 6. There are songs from artists you'd expect (Bruce ...

Foreign donations barred by law, but at risk in growth of super PACs and ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Money pouring into the presidential election from super political action committees and nonprofit campaign groups appears so far to be strictly American in origin, donated by US companies, unions and millionaires.

Tesla takes wraps off "falcon-winged" Model X SUV

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By Edwin Chan | HAWTHORNE, California (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday showed off a prototype of its Model X, a battery-powered SUV that represents the company's bet that consumers will buy a range of electric vehicles spun from a common ...

Hasbro, Zynga Partner

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By ANN ZIMMERMAN and SHAYNDI RAICE Rivals in the world of online videogames, Hasbro Inc. and Zynga Inc. are becoming partners in the physical realm of toys and board games.

The Cure, KISS and More to Cover Paul McCartney for Tribute Album

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The studio sessions and interviews with the participating artists will be documented and put together for a planned TV special. While Paul McCartney pays tribute to the classic era in his cover album "Kisses on the Bottom", a number of stars including ...

Washington: I didn't need stuntman

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Denzel Washington turned down a stuntman and insisted on shooting a tough waterboarding scene himself in new film Safe House. The star plays a fugitive in the movie - with Ryan Reynolds playing a young CIA agent tasked with looking after him - and in ...

Chris Brown to stay on probation

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Chris Brown has been told he must remain on probation for attacking Rihanna three years ago. A judge in Los Angeles said that, although the R&B star had "scored high marks", he should continue to report to an official in Virginia.

Tiger Gets His PGA Tour Season off to Solid Start

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Tiger Woods felt good about the start at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am until he looked at the leaderboard. With six birdies, he opened with a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill.

Kobe & Co. next for Jeremy's gang

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By MARC BERMAN When Jeremy Lin used to enter the Garden during his first weeks as a Knick, arena security didn't believe he was a player.

Rangers hold off Tampa -
AP / February 10, 2012 Brad Richards and Brian Boyle showed the mental toughness the New York Rangers have been cultivating all season.

When the NHL takes it outside, everyone wins

The Detroit News -
Detroit -- It takes imagination to think big. It takes creativity and compromise to make it work. Based on sheer numbers of people and tickets and spilled cups of Canadian beer, this will be huge.

Rockets use strong bench effort to down Suns

Chicago Tribune -
Phoenix, AZ - Luis Scola scored 16 points and the Rockets, aided by a strong bench effort, downed the Suns, 96-89, on Thursday. All five Houston bench players who entered the game reached double figures, led by Patrick Patterson's 14 points and Chase ...

Zebra stripes evolved to keep biting flies at bay

BBC News -
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature Why zebras evolved their characteristic black-and-white stripes has been the subject of decades of debate among scientists.

Big NASA Budget Cuts to Slash Mars Missions, Experts Say -
by Mike Wall, Senior Writer NASA's budget for the next fiscal year is likely to include deep cuts to planetary science programs, forcing the space agency to withdraw altogether from an international effort to send two new missions to Mars, ...

Drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice: study

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- US researchers have found that use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online in journal ...

Patient with measles visited Super Bowl Village

By Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS -- State officials have notified health departments in New York and Massachusetts that a Hamilton County resident with measles visited Super Bowl Village on Friday.


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