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Charlie Wilson, Texas Congressman Linked to Foreign Intrigue, Dies at 76

New York Times - Douglas Martin - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Charlie Wilson, a 12-term Texas congressman who was best known for his playboy ways until he masterminded a covert effort to funnel billions of dollars in arms to Afghan rebels fighting the Soviets in the 1980s, died Wednesday in ...

Iran set for anniversary protests

Aljazeera.net - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Leaders of Iran's opposition movement have called for demonstrators to take to the streets as the Islamic republic marks its 31st anniversary.

Aerial images show World Trade Center tower burning, then collapsing

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- Newly released photographs show what a damaged World Trade Center tower and its collapse looked like from a New York Police Department helicopter as it flew nearby on September 11, 2001, in New York.

A continent looks on nervously as Greek union flexes muscles

Times Online - Roger Boyes - ‎3 hours ago‎
The historical hub of civilised Europe found itself cut off from the rest of the Continent yesterday as workers in Greece grounded flights, paralysed ports and blocked border crossings.

South Africa 20 years after Mandela release

CNN International - ‎21 minutes ago‎
(CNN) -- When Nelson Mandela stepped out of South Africa's Victor Verster prison a free man 20 years ago Thursday, he was his country's most famous freedom fighter.

Ban raises Fonseka arrest with Sri Lanka president

Reuters - Patrick Worsnip, Louis Charbonneau - ‎3 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed the arrest of a defeated Sri Lankan opposition candidate with the country's president and expressed concern about events in the Asian nation, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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Black Leaders Push Obama for Jobs Bill

New York Times - Helene Cooper - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama promised civil rights leaders on Wednesday to push hard and work with Congress to address the high unemployment rate, particularly among the urban and rural poor.

Enough already: Snow breaks mid-Atlantic records

San Jose Mercury News - Nafeesa Syeed, Mark Gomez - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP WASHINGTON - Worst winter ever? The second blizzard in less than a week buried the most populous stretch of the East Coast under nearly a foot of snow Wednesday, breaking records for the snowiest winter and demoralizing millions of ...

Obama Doesn't 'Begrudge' Bonuses for Blankfein, Dimon

BusinessWeek - Julianna Goldman, Ian Katz - ‎19 hours ago‎
Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he doesn't “begrudge” the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Euro rises before EU summit, Aussie jumps on data

Reuters - Masayuki Kitano, Anirban Nag - ‎40 minutes ago‎
TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro rose on Thursday ahead of a key European Union summit that may shed light on a possible rescue package for Greece, while the Australian dollar surged as strong jobs data revived talk of a rate rise as early as March.

Bernanke outlines plan to unwind Fed's massive asset purchases

Kansas City Star - Kevin G. Hall - ‎30 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON | Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday unveiled his strategy to mop up the massive credit stimulus that the Fed has provided the US economy the past two years.

Boston Scientific Sets Restructuring

Wall Street Journal - Jon Kamp - ‎3 hours ago‎
Boston Scientific Corp. announced on Wednesday sweeping restructuring moves that include eliminating up to 1300 jobs, shifting management roles throughout the business and promoting its financial chief.

Google Dangles 100 Times Faster Internet Speeds In Fiber Plan

BusinessWeek - Ari Levy, Brian Womack - ‎1 hour ago‎
Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s effort to offer Internet access at speeds 100 times faster than those available today raises the bar for US cable and phone companies as the government readies a national broadband plan.

Google Buzz Criticized for Disclosing Gmail Contacts

PC World - Robert McMillan - ‎2 hours ago‎
At issue is a feature that compiles a list of the Gmail contacts who users most frequently e-mail or chat with. Buzz automatically starts following these people and makes the list public, meaning strangers can see who Buzz users have been in contact ...

MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta steps down

USA Today - Jon Swartz - ‎3 hours ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO - Less than a year after he bolted Facebook for its social-networking rival, Owen Van Natta, 40, is out as MySpace CEO.

No, John, you're definitely not 'Livin' it Right'

Boston Herald - ‎5 minutes ago‎
By Inside Track John Mayer says sex with pop tart Jessica Simpson was “like crack cocaine” and he still loves his actress-ex Jennifer Aniston.

Group sing lets the inner crazy out on 'Idol'

msnbc.com - Michael Becker - ‎55 minutes ago‎
The contestants who made it to the Hollywood round had to perform in groups on the second night, to the detriment of some hopefuls.

Jackson's vocals in 'We Are the World' remake

msnbc.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES - The late Michael Jackson will appear in the 25th anniversary remake of “We Are The World,” Access Hollywood has learned.

Olympics: Vonn uncertain she can compete

San Francisco Chronicle - Dale Robertson - ‎47 minutes ago‎
British Columbia - Healthy, Lindsey Vonn is the world's best female skier, an unprecedented distinction for an American in a sport dominated by the Europeans.

No. 3 Nebraska 67, Kansas 60

FOXSports.com - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Kansas' hot shooting streak was enough to throw a big scare into No. 3 Nebraska. It wasn't enough to knockoff the unbeaten Cornhuskers.
KU scares Huskers before falling Topeka Capital Journal

Injury-depleted Trail Blazers beat Suns 108-101

USA Today - Bob Baum - ‎19 minutes ago‎
PHOENIX - Steve Blake had 20 points and 12 assists, both season highs, and the depleted Portland Trail Blazers held off a late rally by Phoenix to snap the Suns' five-game winning streak 108-101 on Wednesday night.

Gene mutations tied to children's stuttering

USA Today - Rita Rubin - ‎3 hours ago‎
Scientists for the first time have identified genetic variations associated with stuttering, and the study's senior author says his team was "kind of shocked" that two of the implicated genes were linked to rare, ...

Revised psychiatry manual targets autism, substance disorders

CNN - Elizabeth Landau - ‎4 hours ago‎
Anyone who has received a diagnosis from a mental health professional has most likely had symptoms defined by the DSM. (CNN) -- People with Asperger's syndrome would be included in the same diagnostic group as people with ...
Mental Illness, Redefined Wall Street Journal

Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds

New York Times - Roni Caryn Rabin - ‎2 hours ago‎
A rare study that tracked thousands of children through adulthood found the heaviest youngsters were more than twice as likely as the thinnest to die prematurely, before age 55, of illness or a self-inflicted injury.

'The Bachelor' producer speaks on leaks

CNN - Lynette Rice - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
"Entertainment Weekly" talked online spoilers with a producer for "The Bachelor" currently starring Jake Pavelka.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Feb 7, 2010‎
It's a vital article -- a brave one -- that includes "dozens of interviews with his closest allies and friends in Washington.

Bowlen says Brandon Marshall might be back with Broncos

Denver Post - Mike Klis - ‎Feb 7, 2010‎
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen watches the clock tic down during their win over the Oakland Raiders 23-3 Sunday, September 27, 2009, at the Oakland Coliseum.

Here we go again! Another winter blast brings dismay, delight

CNN - Saeed Ahmed, Nicole Saidi - ‎19 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- East Coasters are greeting the latest winter storm to roar from the nation's midsection Wednesday with dismay and delight.

TRANSCRIPT: Fox News Sunday Interview With Sarah Palin

FOXNews - ‎Feb 7, 2010‎
Below is a transcript of Fox News Sunday's Feb. 7 interview with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS HOST: Governor Palin, welcome to FOX NEWS SUNDAY.