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Whitney Houston, musical superstar, dies

By Steve Jones, USA TODAY With her incredible vocal range and purity, runway good looks and girl-next-door charm, Whitney Houston was an out-of-the-box superstar when she arrived on the music scene in 1985.
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Mitt Romney wins support of Maine caucus-goers

Washington Post -
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won two Republican presidential straw polls Saturday, victories he hopes will put his campaign back on track and help him regain momentum after losing three nominating contests last week.

Bishops Reject White House's New Plan on Contraception

New York Times -
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops have rejected a compromise on birth control coverage that President Obama offered on Friday and said they would continue to fight the president's plan to find a way for employees of Catholic hospitals, ...

It's bailout or chaos, PM Papademos tells Greece

Reuters -
By Harry Papachristou and Matt Robinson | ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has told lawmakers to back a deeply unpopular international financial rescue in a vote Sunday or condemn the country to "uncontrolled economic chaos and ...

Tiger climbs leaderboard at Pebble Beach; Wi in front

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Coming off an early bogey that put him eight shots behind, Tiger Woods was in a bunker to the left of the 13th fairway at Pebble Beach when he cut a 9-iron too much, sending it right of the green toward deep rough.

Iran to announce nuclear achievements soon

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP - Iran will soon unveil "big new" nuclear achievements, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday while reiterating Tehran's readiness to revive talks with the West over the country's controversial nuclear program.

Syrian General Is Killed by Gunmen in Damascus Ambush

New York Times -
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Three gunmen ambushed a military general on a residential street in Damascus on Saturday, the Syrian government reported, in an assassination of a government stalwart that was the first of its kind in the Syrian capital and another ...

US general discusses crackdown with Egypt ruler

CBS News -
(AP) CAIRO - The United States' top general discussed an Egyptian crackdown on Western-funded pro-democracy groups with the head of the country's ruling military council on Saturday, as another two foreigners were arrested on charges of fomenting ...

5 Journalists Arrested at Rupert Murdoch's Sun Newspaper (Updated)

Reuters -
By Sharon Waxman at TheWrap Five top editors and reporters from the News Corp.-owned Sun newspaper were arrested in London on Saturday morning opening a new scandal at another flagship paper for the media conglomerate.

Niger Declines to Extradite Qaddafi's Son, Official Says

BusinessWeek -
By Djibril Saidou Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Niger won't extradite al-Saadi Qaddafi, a son of the former Libyan dictator, the country's Minister of Justice Marou Amadou said today.

Audit: ND university awarded unearned degrees

Fox News -
BISMARCK, ND - Facing pressure to bring in more students as North Dakota's booming oil industry made it tougher to coax new high school graduates into college, Dickinson State University began looking overseas to boost its enrollment.

Chicago to design own vehicle registration sticker after possible gang signs ...

Washington Post -
CHICAGO - After a week of controversy, Chicago officials have decided to design the 2012-13 vehicle registration sticker themselves.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin under investigation: source

Reuters -
By Kathy Finn | NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the colorful and controversial spokesman for the city after the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is under investigation by federal authorities, a source with direct ...

Conservatives bankrolling Santorum

Los Angeles Times -
Rick Santorum's appeal to conservatives seems to be paying off. The majority of the money raised last year by a 'super PAC' backing the former senator came from evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics.

Questions raised over gun NH boy used in school

CBS News -
(AP) WALPOLE, NH - A teen who shot himself in the face in a crowded elementary school cafeteria in southwestern New Hampshire had residents Saturday asking how he got a gun into school and expressing concern for his classmates.

Federal regulators seize Shelby County bank

Post-Tribune -
AP February 11, 2012 6:52PM SHELBYVILLE - Federal regulators have seized a troubled central Indiana bank and turned over its assets to a Muncie institution.

Don't Be Fooled, The Obama Unemployment Rate Is 11%

Forbes -
When Barack Obama entered office in January, 2009, the labor force participation rate was 65.7%, meaning nearly two-thirds of working age Americans were working or looking for work.

GOP primary season is one of few clear choices

Kansas City Star -
By THOMAS FITZGERALD WASHINGTON -- At last year's Conservative Political Action Conference, activists were chasing the idea that some dreamboat Republican they could fall for - Indiana Gov.

Palin Says Republican Presidential Contest Still 'Competitive'

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential candidate.

Apple asks for US preliminary injunction of Samsung's Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus

Apple Insider -
By Daniel Eran Dilger Apple is leveraging four recently granted patents to seek a preliminary injunction against sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Google's Android 4.0 flagship device, as part of a new federal lawsuit that also involves other ...

Steve Jobs FBI file: four humanizing revelations

Christian Science Monitor -
Steve Jobs' FBI file shows a man motivated by power and the desire to achieve great things. The Steve Jobs FBI file also produced surprising details that humanize a great visionary.

Katy Perry Rocks A Giant Pink Flower At Paul McCartney Tribute [PHOTOS]

Socialite Life -
And what a giant flower it is. Katy Perry decided that she needed some attention at the Paul McCartney tribute she attended last night, so obviously a giant pink flower was the way to go.

Jed Gottlieb's Guide to the Grammys

Boston Herald -
By Jed Gottlieb While only a fool would bet against Adele, there are plenty of categories she's not competing in at tonight's Grammy show.

The Vow Leads Box Office Early in Record-Setting Weekend -
The Vow cashed in this Friday night at the box office, bringing in an estimated $15.4 million. The movie is expected to make about $41 million over the course of the weekend, which will keep it just in front of Denzel Washington's latest, Safehouse, ...

Column: Linsanity rages, and there's a lot to love about it

Washington Post -
The night before, Kobe Bryant had laughed off a question about whether he would be called on to defend Jeremy Lin in New York. He had no idea what kind of game Lin played, and didn't understand the fuss about a player he could barely remember even ...

Knicks Vs. Timberwolves Score Update: Nikola Pekovic Upstaging Jeremy Lin ...

SB Nation -
The Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks are locked in a battle in Minnesota on Saturday night, and so are point guards Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin.

Report: Steelers undecided about WR Ward -
The NFL Network reported that the Steelers aren't bringing back WR Hines Ward, but sources Saturday night told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that this is news to the Steelers.

Recap: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Kansas City Star -
By Sports Network Adreian Payne scored a team-high 15 points as No. 11 Michigan State handed third-ranked Ohio State its first home loss in almost two years with a 58-48 decision at Value City Arena.

Callahan's hat trick powers Rangers past Flyers, 5-2 -
PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Rangers' penalty kill has been the best part of their special teams play this season. On Saturday, the team's power play showed it could be special, too.

Could new research could lead to hovering airplanes

The State Column -
Hovering airplanes? Hover boards? It could all become commonplace, according to a study released Saturday, which studied how weight distribution contributes to the hovering ability of insects and other creatures.

New 3-D could prevent catastrophic earthquakes

The State Column -
According to a study released Friday, new 3-D map could ultimately assist scientists in better understanding earthquakes, possibly even allowing scientists to predict when they will strike.

Mad-cow disease unlikely in Marin cases

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP Enterprise: NFL nixed Nixon bid on TV blackouts 02.11.12 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 ...

Plastic Surgeries Continue To Grow, Despite Sluggish Economy, USA

Medical News Today -
13.8 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2011, a 5% increase on the year before, according to a new report issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).


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