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Authorities: Terror suspect planned suicide bomb

The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Moroccan man accused of plotting to carry out what he thought would be a suicide bombing at the US Capitol told acquaintances that America's war on terrorism was a war on Muslims and that they needed to be ready for battle, ...
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China says supports Arab League in handling Syria

The Associated Press -
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese envoy says Beijing favors a solution to Syria's ongoing violence within the framework of the Arab League and based on the group's proposals already put forward.

ICE Long Beach shootout: As immigration cauldron boils, ICE agents buckle

Christian Science Monitor -
The Long Beach, Calif., shooting that left one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent dead and another wounded comes as the Obama administration has moved to improve morale among embattled ICE agents.

Jeremy Lin applies to trademark "Linsanity"

CBS News -
Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks looks on against the Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15, 2012 in New York City.

Santorum, Romney jockey for position in Mich.

CBS News -
Rick Santorum was responding to remarks made by a wealthy supporter Friday, and he picked up new support as he surges toward what he hopes will be front-runner status in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

NJ Assembly passes gay marriage bill

Albany Times Union -
ANGELA DELLI SANTI, AP A woman in the gallery is overcome by emotion after a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora D-Trenton, legalizing same-sex marriages, passes and is the final Legislative approval for Marriage Equality at the State House in ...

Cardinals' ascension clouded by intrigue

CBS News -
Pope Benedict XVI elevated 22 men to the rank of cardinal in a ceremony at the Vatican Saturday. But the joyous occasion was overshadowed by difficult days for the church.

UK FM: Attack on Iran has 'enormous downsides'

CBS News -
(AP) LONDON - An attack on Iran would carry huge costs, Britain's foreign minister warned Saturday. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a newspaper interview that while Iran's suspected drive for atomic weapons could lead to a dangerous ...

The gun settles disputes in the new Libya

BBC News -
By Gabriel Gatehouse BBC News, Benghazi In towns and cities across Libya, celebrations took place marking the first anniversary of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Col Gaddafi, but hundreds of former rebels are still armed and many believe in ...

Dutch Prince's Life Still in Danger After Skiing Accident

BusinessWeek -
By John Buckley Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Friso van Oranje, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, remains in critical condition in an Austrian hospital after a skiing accident yesterday, the Dutch Government Information Service said.

Afghan leader meets Taliban-linked cleric in Pakistan, on trip to seek help ...

Washington Post -
ISLAMABAD - Afghan President Hamid Karzai met on Saturday a Pakistan cleric with ties to Taliban insurgents fighting his government, the cleric and Afghan officials said.

Dad won't be buried in Wash. near sons he killed

Albany Times Union -
GENE JOHNSON, AP FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, listens during a court hearing regarding the custody of his two sons, in Tacoma, Wash.

Naked 12-year-old girl found eating from trash can

CBS News -
(AP) TEMECULA, Calif. - Authorities say a naked 12-year-old girl was discovered eating food out of trash cans in Temecula and her mother has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

Market Gets Three-Day Weekend To Eye Dow 13000

Forbes -
US exchanges are closed Monday to observe President's Day, giving the Street an extra off day as European finance ministers negotiate the latest Greek bailout and the Dow Jones industrial average flirts with a nice round number it has not seen since ...

Greek Bailout Edges Nearer After Germany Signals Backing

San Francisco Chronicle -
(Updates with comments from ECB's Visco in ninth paragraph. For more on Europe's debt crisis, see EXT4.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Euro-area governments closed in on a deal to unlock a 130 billion-euro ($171 billion) aid package for Greece, ...

Gingrich, Cain to campaign through Atlanta area Saturday

Atlanta Journal Constitution -
By Jeremy Redmon Former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich is scheduled to campaign through the vote-rich Atlanta area with Herman Cain at his side today as he seeks to win his old home state on Super Tuesday amid incursions from Mitt Romney and a ...

Gingrich criticizes rivals for backing out of debate scheduled in Ga. before ...

Washington Post -
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Newt Gingrich slammed his Republican rivals Friday for refusing to appear in a nationally televised debate from his home state of Georgia, a state the former House speaker has made central to his strategy of getting his struggling ...

Obama Raised $11.8 Million for Campaign in January

New York Times -
President Obama raised about $11.8 million for his re-election campaign during January, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, amid signs that overall fund-raising by Mr.

Apple Could Destroy Tablet Rivals with iPad Price Cuts

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PCWorld -
By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Rumor has it the iPad 3 will soon be here. The device will most likely be a tremendous success simply by virtue of being an iPad, but if Apple wants to put some of its $100 billion hoard to use and get “creative” with the ...

Google's Privacy Invasion: It's Your Fault

InformationWeek -
If we really wanted privacy, we would turn off JavaScript, block ads, and browse in privacy mode through an anonymous proxy. But we would rather have free services.

Windows 8 Logo Leaves Much To Be Desired

Forbes -
The plain, light-blue logo is reminiscent of the logo for Windows 1.0 - a throwback, in some ways, to that classic logo. “We wanted the new logo to be both modern and classic by echoing the International Typographic Style (or Swiss design) that has ...

Apple Wanders Into Mountain Lion Territory

TechNewsWorld -
By Paul Hartsock Details on the next version of OS X, dubbed "Mountain Lion," have been released, and they paint a picture of a decidedly iOS-like Mac operating system.

Memorial for Whitney Houston designed to celebrate her life

NEWARK, NJ - Today's memorial service for Whitney Houston is designed to be a celebration of the pop superstar's life. By Mel Evans, AP A person stops at a memorial to Whitney Houston outside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, early Saturday.

Nick Cannon's Health May Stop Him From Attending Whitney Houston's Funeral -
Nick Cannon's health scare may stop him from attending Whitney Houston's funeral today (18 Feb 2012). Doctors have advised Nick Cannon to put his health first after they found two blood clots in his lungs.

Movie review: Cage spins wheels on 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'

Los Angeles Times -
The 'Ghost Rider' sequel promises more than it actually delivers, with Nicolas Cage's Johnny Blaze again riding to the rescue.

Another road romp for Heat, this time 111-87 in Cleveland

Sun-Sentinel -
CLEVELAND - The scoreboard at Quicken Loans Arena is unique in the NBA in that it is the only one that between the scores of the teams is a listing of "The Diff.

Tim Wakefield announces his retirement -
By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff FORT MYERS, Fla. - Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement at 5 pm today at JetBlue Park. Wakefield, 45, was 200-180 with a 4.41 ERA in 627 appearances in his 19-year career.

Lakers ride Kobe Bryant's 36 to 111-99 win over Suns

Boston Herald -
By Mike Bresnahan / Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES - No matter what happens in an already bumpy and unpredictable season, there's one player who can take the Los Angeles Lakers to a higher level.

Godspeed John Glenn: 50 years since first US orbit -
John Herschel Glenn Jr. flew into the history books on Feb. 20, 1962, when he became the first American to go into orbit. But his trajectory to greatness was set years earlier, as a Marine Corps pilot.

Upbleat Finding: Kids Start to Sound Alike over Time

Scientific American -
Baby goats learn to bleat just like the kids they hang out with. Christopher Intagliata reports The sounds many animals make are determined by their genes—they don't have to learn them.

Journal's concern over bird flu research

BBC News -
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News The editor of a leading scientific journal has said his "default position" is to publish full details of controversial research into the bird flu virus, unless progress is made on how to circulate details ...

FDA is wary of diet pill's safety

Bend Bulletin -
By Andrew Pollack / New York Times News Service The Food and Drug Administration continues to have concerns that a weight-loss drug it is reviewing for the second time can cause birth defects and heart problems, documents released by the agency Friday ...


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