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Analysis: Romney losses show conservative woes

CBS News -
(AP) DENVER - Mitt Romney just can't shake his difficulty attracting conservatives. And that reality is undercutting his effort to cast himself as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and prolonging a race that each day exposes deep divisions ...
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Syria forces shell Homs, Saudis push UN resolution

Reuters -
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan | AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces unleashed new tank and rocket bombardments on opposition neighborhoods of Homs on Saturday while diplomats sought UN backing for an Arab plan to end 11 months of ...

Analysis: Obama contraceptive mandate has a price

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop at Jergens, Inc., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jeremy Lin outscores Kobe Bryant in New York Knicks win over LA Lakers as 'Lin ... -
"Lin-sanity" reigned at Madison Square Garden for another night on Friday as blossoming point guard Jeremy Lin outdueled Kobe Bryant to lead the New York Knicks to a fourth consecutive win with a 92-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Facing a feisty Ron Paul, Mitt Romney looks to end losing streak in Maine

Washington Post -
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's presidential caucuses come at a critical time for Mitt Romney, the one-time Republican front-runner.

ACTA ignites concerns about threat to Internet freedom

By Josie Le Blond, Special for USA TODAY BERLIN - Braving subzero temperatures, hundreds of thousands of Europeans across the continent were to take to the streets Saturday, protesting an international trade agreement many say will overrule democratic ...

Iran to announce nuclear progress: Ahmadinejad

Reuters -
By Parisa Hafezi and Mitra Amiri | TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that the Islamic Republic, targeted by tougher Western sanctions, would soon announce advances in its nuclear program.

Egyptian Activists Plan Strikes to Mark Mubarak's Ouster

Voice of America -
February 11, 2012 Egyptian Activists Plan Strikes to Mark Mubarak's Ouster VOA News Activists in Egypt are planning a day of strikes to mark the first anniversary of President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.

Vatican besieged by leaks, conspiracies

The Associated Press -
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Money laundering at the Vatican bank. Corruption in the awarding of Vatican contracts. Even a purported plot to kill Pope Benedict XVI.

Falkland Islands: A shortage of eggs

BBC News -
By Allan Little BBC News, Falkland Islands The presence of Prince William on RAF duty on the Falkland Islands has escalated tensions between the UK and Argentina in recent weeks.

New Maldives leader says he will submit to probe

The Associated Press -
MALE, Maldives (AP) - The new president of the Maldives said Saturday that he was ready to face an independent investigation into the transfer of power in the Indian Ocean nation that his predecessor alleges was a coup.

DA: No criminal probe in Bevilacqua's death

Philadelphia Inquirer -
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman asked the county coroner to examine the body of Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua last week because the timing of the 88-year-old prelate's death struck her as "peculiar," she said Friday.

The Powell family during happier times

Sky Valley Chronicle -
(NATIONAL) -- Judy Cox, the mother in-law of the late Josh Powel who murdered his two sons and took his own life near Puyallup last Sunday, says she long had harbored bad feelings about the young man her daughter married, according to an interview ...

Police: 3 found dead in Wash. home -
SPOKANE, Wash.—Police were searching for the person responsible for the deaths of a woman and two children whose bodies were found in a home in north Spokane, authorities said Saturday.

Stocks' worst day of 2012: Market drops on Greece snags

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks had their worst day of the year Friday after Greece hit a roadblock on its way to a critical bailout. By Richard Drew, AP Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 8, 2012.

Our view: Mortgage pact will help

Northwest Herald -
McHenry County residents who suffered the worst from the housing crisis of the past few years should take advantage of a settlement announced this week between the attorney generals of 49 US states and the nation's five biggest mortgage servicers.

Papademos Gets Cabinet Approval for 2nd Bailout

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Greece's Prime MinisterLucas Papademos Greece's Prime MinisterLucas Papademos Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg Lucas Papademos, Greece's prime minister.

Charter National Bank & Trust fails

Chicago Tribune -
Regulators on Friday closed small banks in Illinois and Indiana, increasing to nine the number of US bank failures this year, a slower pace than in 2011, when there were 92 bank closures.

A political tip sheet for the rest of us -
By Michele Salcedo AP / February 10, 2012 WASHINGTON—A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012: YOU CALL THAT CONSERVATIVE: Three of the four presidential candidates addressed the Conservative ...

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 ...

Alleged iPad 3 casing photo appears, sources say coming soon with improved GPU ...

The Verge -
By Joshua Topolsky on February 8, 2012 05:15 pm 0Comments Today the Apple rumor mill is fixated on a photo doing the rounds which allegedly shows the back housing of the next iPad (the iPad 3, or iPad HD, depending on who you talk to).

OnLive Desktop: Windows & Office on Your iPad

The Mac Observer -
I am writing this week's Free on iTunes in Microsoft Word 2010. Normally there'd be nothing earth-shattering or even mildly newsworthy about what I'm doing.

Meet Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby, Blue Ivy

Sarasota Herald-Tribune -
In this undated image released by, Blue Ivy, the daughter of rapper Jay-Z and his singer wife Beyonce Knowles, is shown in a recent family photo.

Madonna slams MIA

Times of India -
The 'Music' hitmaker admits she was disappointed in the British rapper - who caused controversy when flipped her middle finger at the camera during her appearance for 'Gimme all your Luvin' - because she didn't feel her antics were appropriate for the ...

Coldplay, Tony Bennett, Katy Perry honor Paul McCartney at Grammy tribute concert

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - Coldplay, Katy Perry, Tony Bennett and Neil Young plumbed Paul McCartney's vast songbook in taking the former Beatle on a musical journey of his more than 50-year career.

Macaulay Culkin Is No-Show at DJ Gig

E! Online -
Kate Keeps It Simple Plus, Jennifer Hudson, Diane Kruger and Demi Lovato. Rate the highs and lows! Macaulay Culkin doesn't want to face the music—literally.

Comic Book Men is 'a guy thing'

Vancouver Sun -
One day in the not-too-distant future, in a galaxy close to home, cultural historians may pore over the mind-blowing pop-culture artifacts of fan-boy Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, and wonder: What was that all ...

Manchester United v Liverpool: live -
Follow minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday Feb 11, 2012, kick-off 12:45 GMT.

Charlie Wi had 3-shot lead, as Tiger Woods goes to Pebble to try to make up ground

Washington Post -
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Charlie Wi is pleasant by nature, so he was not likely to be insulted when someone asked him if it felt like an out-of-body experience to see his name atop the leaderboard through two rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Isner upsets Federer, gives US 2-0 lead -
John Isner jolted Roger Federer with his big serve and booming groundstrokes, winning, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, to give the United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup yesterday in Fribourg, Switzerland.

Clippers knock off 76ers in Philly

By Howard Smith, US Presswire Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) goes up for a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers. By Howard Smith, US Presswire Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) goes up for a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Harvard staying fresh -
By Mark Blaudschun Not only is coach Tommy Amaker's team talented, it is deep, and in many cases, experience - or the lack of it - doesn't matter.

3-D images show earthquakes before and after activity -
Earthquake surface ruptures cut and warp the ground in this 3-D rendering of the post-earthquake topographic survey colored by elevation change during the earthquake.

Obama's budget would cut Mars program, solar system exploration

Washington Post -
The budget coming Monday from the Obama administration will send the NASA division that launches rovers to Mars and probes to Jupiter crashing back to Earth.

Mad-cow disease unlikely in Marin cases

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP sources: Obama revamping birth control policy 02.10.12 A Marin County woman has died and a second resident is sick with a rare degenerative brain disorder that is occasionally associated with mad- cow disease, but neither case is infectious and ...

Heart of the matter: prevention

Dubuque Telegraph Herald -
February marks American Heart Month, 29 days (in this year's case) to recognize the country's No. 1 cause of death. Heart disease pervades American society, and although medical advances related to heart disease have saved and prolonged lives, ...


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