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British spearhead allied offensive in Afghanistan

Times Online - Miles Amoore, Marie Colvin - ‎3 hours ago‎
A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed by an explosion yesterday at the start of the operation described as the biggest of the eight-year conflict in Afghanistan.

Three Killed in Shooting at Alabama University

Wall Street Journal - Jennifer Levitz - ‎26 minutes ago‎
A woman opened fire during a meeting of teaching staff at the University of Alabama's Huntsville campus Friday, killing three faculty members and wounding three others, according to university spokesman Ray Garner.

Wash. House committee OKs bill suspending I-960

Seattle Times - Rachel La Corte - ‎3 hours ago‎
Lawmakers are moving closer to suspending tax-limiting Initiative 960, something that majority Democrats need to do as they prepare to release their budget proposals.

Ukraine's Tymoshenko Alleges Voter Fraud

Wall Street Journal - James Marson - ‎3 hours ago‎
KIEV, Ukraine - Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko declared Saturday that more than one million votes had been falsified in favor of her opponent in Ukraine's presidential election, and she vowed to go to court to challenge her defeat.

India on Alert After Bomb Kills 8

New York Times - Jim Yardley - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI - Indian authorities on Saturday issued a national alert after eight people were killed and at least 32 were wounded when an explosive hidden in an unclaimed bag detonated inside a German bakery in a neighborhood popular with ...

Sri Lanka president pledges due process for rival

The Associated Press - Bharatha Mallawarachi - ‎11 hours ago‎
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's president promised to follow due process in the sedition investigation of the defeated presidential candidate and ex-army chief whose arrest has pushed the island nation into political turmoil.

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US Envoy Is to Be Link to Muslims

New York Times - Helene Cooper - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - President Obama has appointed Rashad Hussain, a deputy White House counsel, to be his representative to the Muslim world, White House officials said Saturday.

Healthcare summit: More like a duel at dawn than a garden party

Christian Science Monitor - Brad Knickerbocker - ‎3 hours ago‎
The White House has invited congressional Republicans to join Democrats for a healthcare summit to be moderated by President Obama and broadcast live.

Now Tweeting: White House press secretary Gibbs

The Associated Press - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has a new way to communicate directly to people - Twitter. President Barack Obama's chief spokesman ventured into the Twitter world on Saturday with his first 'tweet' or Twitter message on his ...

AutoNation CEO: Fewer Than 5% Of Recalled Toyotas Fixed

Wall Street Journal - Sharon Terlep - ‎2 hours ago‎
ORLANDO (Dow Jones)--Toyota Motor Co. (TM, 7203.TO) has repaired fewer than 5% of the millions of vehicles it recalled in the US, but is making steady progress toward getting the work done, the chief executive of ...

Europe's south refuses to downsize without a fight

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The hard-hit 'Club Med' countries of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy once flourished within the eurozone. Now the financial markets have turned on Athens, and Greece's neighbours fear they could be next Nikos Strovlos has worked for the National ...

Draghi urges Italian banks to strengthen capital ratios

MarketWatch - Sabrina Cohen - ‎7 hours ago‎
NAPLES (MarketWatch) -- Bank of Italy Governor Mario Draghi on Saturday urged domestic banks to use the profits earned to strengthen their capital ratios.

Google Buzz: Both Promising and Confusing

PC World - Harry McCracken - ‎4 hours ago‎
After a few days of experimenting with Google's newest venture into social networking, we have a wish list. It's now been just a few days now since Google launched its Google Buzz social-sharing service and started rolling it out to Gmail users.

Spacewalkers to work as plumbers outside the station

Spaceflight Now - William Harwood - ‎1 hour ago‎
Astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick prepared for a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Saturday to hook up ammonia coolant lines between the new Tranquility module and the International Space Station.

Global Warming Debate Heats Up in Wake of Record Snowstorms

FOXNews - Blake Snow - ‎9 hours ago‎
Scientists and politicians on both sides of the climate change debate have been pointing to the record-breaking snowstorms in the Mid-Atlantic states to promote their theories on the earth's changing temperatures -- and the debate is ...
Snowstorm and climate change Los Angeles Times

Huge waves at Mavericks injure spectators

San Francisco Chronicle - Demian Bulwa - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Super Bowl of Surfing lived up to its legend today, and then some. The waves were so big they caused collateral damage on the sidelines.

Del Toro's 'Wolfman' lacks dramatic bite

News 8 Austin - Victor Diaz - ‎2 hours ago‎
The movie studio that practically invented the horror genre rolls the dice with another classic remake. Nearly 70 years after Universal Pictures' original "Wolf Man," the new version benefits from nifty cinematography and hair raising computer ...
The Wolfman (movie review) Gothic Beauty Magazine

Is Robert Pattinson gay?

Ear Sucker - Roberta Ferguson - ‎1 hour ago‎
By ROBERTA - 13 minutes ago In a new interview with “Details” magazine, Robert Pattinson said that he was allergic to girl parts.

Patrick Crashes, and the Lessons Pile Up, Too

New York Times - Viv Bernstein - ‎57 minutes ago‎
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick's first career Nascar race ended with a jolt of reality for those who believed the IndyCar Series star could become a competitive stock car driver right away.

Georgian leader: Sports errors should not be fatal

USA Today - ‎59 minutes ago‎
VANCOUVER (AP) - The president of Georgia vigorously defended the experience of the luger from his country who was killed in a horrific crash, saying Saturday that while human errors happen, "no sports mistake is supposed to lead to a death.
Olympians slide with heavy hearts The Associated Press

Sources: Butler to Mavs, Wiz nab Howard

ESPN - Marc Stein - ‎54 minutes ago‎
The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks have completed a seven-player trade that launches Washington's long-anticipated rebuilding project in earnest and sends Wizards mainstays Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood to the Mavericks.

Anthem to delay insurance rate hike amid criticism

The Associated Press - Linda A. Johnson - ‎1 hour ago‎
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross will postpone its much-criticized plan to raise rates for some California residents who buy insurance on their own, after reaching a deal Saturday with state regulators.

Number of swine flu cases in the US reaches 57 million

Los Angeles Times - Thomas H. Maugh II - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 12000 have died from H1N1 infection, far fewer than in a typical flu season.

The DSM: How Psychiatrists Redefine 'Disordered'

TIME - John Cloud - ‎7 hours ago‎
The attempt to catalog all the ways that Americans can go crazy dates at least to 1840, when the Census included a question on "idiocy/insanity.

Noonan: The Off-Center President

Wall Street Journal - Peggy Noonan - ‎Feb 12, 2010‎
There is, I think, an amazing political fact right now that is hiding in plain sight and is rich with implications. It was there in President Obama's Jan. 25, pre-State of the Union interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, who was pressing ...

Looking for a Date? A Site Suggests You Check the Data

New York Times - Jenna Wortham - ‎22 hours ago‎
The founders of OkCupid are, from left, the mathematicians Max Krohn, Sam Yagan, Chris Coyne and Christian Rudder. If you're a man, don't smile in your profile picture, and don't look into the camera.

Keys to AL teams' rotations

FOXSports.com - ‎Feb 10, 2010‎
Tracy Ringolsby is a Hall of Fame baseball writer. He is in his 34th year covering Major League Baseball, is a co-founder of Baseball America, and appears on pre- and postgame shows for Colorado Rockies games on FSN Rocky Mountain.

15-Year-Old Girl Beaten While Security Guards Watch

Seattle Weekly (blog) - Caleb Hannan - ‎Feb 10, 2010‎
By Caleb Hannan in Crime & Punishment In the video above, keep your eye on the girl in the white shirt and scarf. She's 15 years old, waiting for a bus in the tunnel at Westlake Center and on the lookout for a group of 10 teens who just harassed her at ...

As 'Chopper' Crashes, We Remember Our Dear Mikey

PopEater - Mike Hess - ‎Feb 10, 2010‎
With word of the cancellation of 'American Chopper,' for some reason, we felt a bit reflective. It seems like we've grown along with the Teutul family -- only while we grew with them, they grew apart.