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Coalition forces are trying to build on their gains in Marjah and Nad Ali

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Improvised bombs planted by Taliban fighters are slowing Nato's big offensive in Afghanistan, military officials say. The BBC's Frank Gardner, in Kandahar, says the homemade bombs have been planted in far greater numbers than Nato had anticipated.

Clinton Fears Iran Is Headed for Military Dictatorship

New York Times - Mark Landler - ‎1 hour ago‎
DOHA, Qatar - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Monday that the United States feared Iran was drifting toward a military dictatorship, with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seizing key positions in Iran's political, ...

Belgian passenger trains collide

BBC News - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Reports from Belgium say at least 20 people have been killed in a head-on collision between two trains outside the capital, Brussels.

India says Pakistan 'talks on track' after blast

AFP - ‎44 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI - India and Pakistan will resume peace talks as planned, government sources said Monday, despite a deadly restaurant bombing and questions over whether Islamist militants were involved.

Viktor Yanukovych says West has nothing to fear from Ukraine

Telegraph.co.uk - Andrew Osborn - ‎2 hours ago‎
Ukraine's new president has told the West it has nothing to fear from him despite his plan to strengthen the country's ties with Russia.

UN envoy visits Burma in 'critical year'

BBC News - Rachel Harvey - ‎17 minutes ago‎
A special United Nations Human Rights representative is in Burma for the start of a planned five day trip. Ahead of what will be his third visit to the country since being appointed, Tomas Ojea Quintana, said Burma was facing a ...

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Vice presidents Biden, Cheney make like dopey circus animals on eve of ...

New York Daily News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Dick Cheney and Joe Biden together in November 2008, when Cheney was transitioning out of the White House - and Biden was transitioning in.

Police seek gunman who shot 2 at Calif. church

The Associated Press - Terry Collins - ‎26 minutes ago‎
RICHMOND, Calif. - Police were seeking a hooded gunman who horrified the congregation of a San Francisco Bay area church when he paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers.

Shooting stuns Bishop's husband

Boston Globe - Eric Moskowitz - ‎2 hours ago‎
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - His voice heavy, James Anderson said last night that he has not been able to read or watch the news accounts about his wife, Amy Bishop, her past, and what might have caused her to allegedly open fire at a ...

FOREX-Euro on defensive as Greece worries persist

Reuters - Satomi Noguchi, Patrick Graham - ‎49 minutes ago‎
By Tamawa Desai LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Concerns over Greece and Dubai pressured the euro on Monday, with data showing currency speculators had added long positions in the dollar.

MAN Posts Net Loss as Weak Truck Demand, Charges Weigh

Wall Street Journal - Christoph Rauwald - ‎34 minutes ago‎
MUNICH—German truck maker and engineering company MAN SE said Monday it swung to a net loss in the fourth quarter due to persistent poor demand for commercial vehicles and a €382 million ($520.2 million) write-down, mainly related ...

Shinsei shares slide on report of no Aozora merger

Reuters - David Dolan, Muralikumar Anantharaman - ‎28 minutes ago‎
TOKYO, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Shares of Japan's Shinsei Bank (8303.T) fell 6.7 percent on Monday to a near three-month closing low after a report the lender and Aozora Bank (8304.

Google backpedals (again) on Buzz privacy

Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
For the second time since the launch of Google Buzz last Tuesday, Mountain View has announced changes to its Tweetbookish Gmail add-on in an effort to answer complaints over user privacy.

Samsung Waves hello to Bada

Inquirer - Ian Williams - ‎24 minutes ago‎
SAMSUNG HAS OPENED the floodgates at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with the launch of the Wave, the first phone based on its Bada operating system.

Space station's new lookout in final resting spot

The Associated Press - Marcia Dunn - ‎26 minutes ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronauts successfully moved the International Space Station's fancy new observation deck to its final resting place Monday after a long, frustrating night spent dealing with stuck bolts and wayward wiring.

Kevin Smith booted from Southwest flight

SheKnows.com - Caroline Gutierrez Goddard - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Smith, who rose to fame with the low-budget flick Clerks and is also known for his turn as Silent Bob, was seated and ready to fly from Oakland to Burbank when a Southwest attendant advised him he was a "safety risk" and had to deplane.

It's love at first sight for 'Valentine's Day'

New York Post - ‎17 minutes ago‎
AP LOS ANGELES -- Movie audiences showed their love for the star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" to the tune of $52.4 million, easily shooting it to the No.

Robert Pattinson Gets Personal

TheCelebrityCafe.com - Christine Marar - ‎6 hours ago‎
Well ladies, it seem as though I have some odd news. It appears as though actor Robert Pattinson, 23, is repulsed by some aspects of the female body.

Event blog Jamie McMurray wins Daytona 500

Detroit Free Press - Mike Brudenell - ‎55 minutes ago‎
McMurray, who drives for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, came from the pack in the last couple of laps to beat Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Cowboys Stadium passes its biggest test yet

Dallas Morning News - Jeff Mosier - ‎31 minutes ago‎
ARLINGTON - For its biggest test yet, the NBA All-Star Game brought the $1.15 billion stadium its first truly national event Sunday night.

New pride of Canada getting used to his role

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
AP AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Alexandre Bilodeau knows his way down a mountain. Being the pride of Canada? Well, that's going to take some getting used to for the 22-year-old moguls skier from Montreal.

Still haven't got your swine flu shot? There's plenty left

San Jose Mercury News - Marissa Cevallos - ‎4 hours ago‎
Three months ago, families hauled sleeping bags and pillows to the Santa Clara County fairgrounds and camped out for hours in lines that snaked half a mile to be among the first to be immunized against the feared H1N1 virus.

A rate hike for the few _ until it's you

The Associated Press - Adam Geller - ‎4 hours ago‎
To critics, a 39 percent hike in health insurance for some Californians foretells skyrocketing rates for the rest of us. Not so, says the company, arguing the increase only hits a relatively small number of people and the economy is to blame.

Local doctors share opinions on health care reform

Pueblo Chieftain - Loretta Sword - ‎2 hours ago‎
Eighteen of 350-plus members of the Pueblo Medical Society responded to a Chieftain e-mail survey seeking their opinions about health care reform - what's being considered in Congress, and what they would suggest if given the chance.

5 Sites That Are Better Than Google

FOXNews - Harry McCracken - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎
These five services are fast, free, and effective -- and they do things that the Web's dominant search engine doesn't. How much do I love Google?

'Sleeping Beauty' teen sleeps for weeks at a time

Ninemsn - ‎Feb 11, 2010‎
By ninemsn staff A British teenager sleeps for up to two weeks at a time because she suffers from a rare condition known as the "Sleeping Beauty" disorder.

The death of Alaska fisherman Phil Harris, of 'Deadliest Catch,' is met with ...

Los Angeles Times - T.L. Stanley - ‎Feb 11, 2010‎
Fans of the late Phil Harris, the salty, tattooed captain who starred in the Discovery Channel's “Deadliest Catch," will still be able to see him doing the work he loved when the show launches its new season in April.

Tuskegee Airman buried at Arlington

CNN - ‎Feb 12, 2010‎
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman, died in New York at age 90 in January. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Lee A. Archer died last month in New York (CNN) -- One of America's top World War II fighter pilots, an African-American who ...

Wall St. Helped Greece to Mask Debt Fueling Europe's Crisis

New York Times - Louise Story, Landon Thomas Jr. - ‎Feb 13, 2010‎
Wall Street tactics akin to the ones that fostered subprime mortgages in America have worsened the financial crisis shaking Greece and undermining the euro by enabling European governments to ...