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Investigators seek answers to Grammy weekend death of Whitney Houston

Washington Post -
LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston's life of glorious song and unnerving self-destruction apparently ended in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Grammy weekend, but it could be weeks before investigators know exactly why she died.
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Violence offers glimpse of Greece's reform challenge |

Reuters -
By Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou | ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks swept rocks and broken glass from the streets of Athens on Monday after a night of violence that gave lawmakers a taste of the challenge they face in implementing a deeply unpopular ...

Obama promising to boost economy while achieving $4 trillion in deficit cuts ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through cuts in government spending and higher taxes on the wealthy.

Rejecting Arab League Pressure, Syria Resumes Shelling, Reports Say

New York Times -
CAIRO - Syrian forces were reported on Monday to have resumed their bombardment of the embattled city of Homs for a 10th day after the authorities in Damascus rejected efforts by the Arab League to seek a United Nations peacekeeping mission for Syria ...

Mickelson's comeback leaves Woods far behind

San Jose Mercury News -
Phil Mickelson reacts after saving par on the 15th green on his way to winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. National Pro-Am on Sunday six strokes back.

Pakistani prime minister indicted on contempt charges

Los Angeles Times -
A Supreme Court panel indicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on contempt charges Monday, accusing him of repeatedly ignoring the high court's orders to revive longstanding corruption proceedings against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari.

Ahmadinejad 'Major' Nuclear Progress News Echoes Remarks

BusinessWeek -
By Ladane Nasseri Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's announcement that he will soon unveil a “major” nuclear development may be part a strategy he's employed since 2006 of promising breakthroughs and delivering incremental ...

Malaysian government defends Saudi journalist's deportation

The Guardian -
The Malaysian government has defended its decision to deport a Saudi journalist who may face persecution at home for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad on Twitter.

Diplomacy Falters in Maldives

Wall Street Journal -
By TOM WRIGHT MALE, Maldives—A weekend of diplomacy by US and European officials failed to douse the political crisis in the Maldives, where supporters of deposed President Mohamed Nasheed vowed to continue protesting for his reinstatement.

More remains found in Calif. with killer's help -
February 12, 2012|Paul Elias, AP Authorities searching with the help of a convicted serial killer found more human remains Saturday - the first bones discovered at an abandoned well on a cattle ranch where a death row inmate claimed 10 or more victims ...

Trial opens 2 years after feds break up Hutaree militia

WDIV Detroit -
Seven members of the Hutaree militia group, accused of plotting to overthrow the government, are set to stand trial. Jurors will decide whether federal authorities prevented an attack by homegrown extremists or simply made too much of the boasts by ...

From the go, roller-coaster GOP White House race -
February 12, 2012|Thomas Beaumont, AP GOP primary voters can catch their collective breath for the next two weeks after spending the past six lurching toward one candidate and then another in an exercise of political soul-searching that appears far ...

Airlines need 33500 new planes by 2030: Boeing

SINGAPORE - Global airlines will need 33500 new planes valued at $4.0 trillion in less than two decades, with Asia accounting for about 35 percent of the total, US aircraft maker Boeing said on Monday.

China economy shows strain as policy shift eyed

Reuters -
By Aileen Wang and Nick Edwards | BEIJING (Reuters) - China betrayed signs of spluttering domestic demand on Friday as imports crumbling to their lowest in more than two years and weaker-than-forecast bank lending signaled to investors that ...

Health Care In Massachusetts: 'Abject Failure' Or Work In Progress?

NPR (blog) -
by Richard Knox Voters are hearing a lot about health care this year. Republicans want to make the 2012 elections a referendum on the health care law that President Obama signed two years ago.

Romney tax plan would favor the rich

Philadelphia Inquirer -
By Carl P. Leubsdorf Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stirred some unnecessary trouble this month by seeming to dismiss the problems of poor Americans.

Google TV YouTube app refreshed for better smart TV

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Google continues to refine its Google TV smart home entertainment platform, with a new YouTube app released that promises easier content discovery, better topic hubs and streamlined control for users streaming to their TV.

Apple Expands Number of Patent Claims Against Samsung in Latest Lawsuit

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Apple Adds Patent Infringement Claims Against Samsung Apple Adds Patent Infringement Claims Against Samsung SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg A Samsung Electronics Co.

Google Wallet Suspends Prepaid Credit Card Functions

PCWorld -
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Feb 12, 2012 8:57 AM Google has suspended prepaid capabilities on credit cards linked to its mobile wallet after a security flaw was exposed.

Reddit bans sexually suggestive images of children

by Steven Musil February 12, 2012 4:35 PM PST Follow @stevenmusil In response a great deal of criticism and controversy, Reddit has decided to ban the posting of sexually suggestive or exploitive images of minors.

Grammys 2012: Fashion statements for good and bad

CBS News -
From left, Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Fergie arrive at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. (CBS) You can always count on the Grammys to deliver over-the-top fashion, and this year was no exception.

Chris Brown rises with 'FAME' three years after arrest

Los Angeles Times -
By Evelyn McDonnell, Special to the Los Angeles Times Three years after he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, after a pre-Grammys party, Chris Brown has apparently been released from official pop-star probation.

Halle Berry's Daughter Nahla -- My Daddy Scares Me -
Gabriel Aubry has been accessed of multiple incidents of child neglect and endangerment ... and one of the accusers is 3-year-old Nahla, TMZ has learned.

Beach Boys ditch bad vibrations and reunite for Grammys

CBS News -
The Beach Boys pose backstage at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012. (CBS/AP) The Beach Boys put aside their bad vibrations from over the years and reunited to perform at this year's Grammy Awards.

Red Wings home winning streak

The Red Wings and their fans have had plenty to celebrate at home. They have won 20 in a row at Joe Louis Arena, tying the NHL record.

Celtics knock off Bulls, 95-91 -
By Gary Dzen, Globe Staff JaJuan Johnson wasn't ready. That's what Doc Rivers told reporters about his lanky, athletic rookie forward about an hour before today's game with the Bulls.

John Force gets holeshot win at Pomona

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP John Force raced to his 134th career Funny Car victory Sunday in the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Los Angeles County).

Heat at Hawks | Sun., Feb. 12, 2012 -
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James #6 helps down Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat after Wade was fouled attempting a dunk against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 12, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jeremy Lin Drives Knicks' Sales as MSG Shares Climb to Record

Bloomberg -
Enlarge image Lin Drives Knicks' Sales as MSG Shares Climb to Record Lin Drives Knicks' Sales as MSG Shares Climb to Record Fans of Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks show excitement during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on February 10, ...

Central African rain forest may have been transformed by Bantu farmers

The State Column -
The Central African rain forest may have been transformed by Bantu farmers, according to a study published in the journal Science Thursday.

New study finds hovering airplanes could become a reality; Military use possible

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

Protein that halts spread of HIV infection

Times of India -
Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the immune system tries to halt the spread of HIV. Harnessing this mechanism, revealed by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues, may open up new paths for therapeutic research aimed at ...

Dishonest doctors: Why physicians lie

By Dr. Otis Brawley, Special to CNN Editor's note: CNN conditions expert Dr. Otis Webb Brawley is the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, a world-renowned cancer expert and a practicing oncologist.


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