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Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum made moves in their past political lives that ...

Detroit Free Press -
After 2 1/2 years on Michigan's waiting list for a liver, Fredric Bennitt, who had gotten weaker... Detroit city unions are expected to begin encouraging their reluctant members this week to approve... For decades, Jim Leyland has had the rugged ...

Romney celebrates Olympic success

The Daily Advertiser -
AP SALT LAKE CITY - Mitt Romney returned to Salt Lake City on Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Games he helped lead, but the GOP presidential candidate came under attack for urging the federal government to provide big ...

Whitney Houston's journey 'home' ends with private burial

CNN -
By Chelsea J. Carter and Jason Carroll, CNN Newark, New Jersey (CNN) -- Whitney Houston's journey "home" ends with a private burial in New Jersey on Sunday as questions persist about what caused the superstar's death.

What we learned from Shootout

CNN -
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There was plenty of trepidation heading into Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout as a new rules package aimed to do away with the two-car tandem left many of the drivers curious as to what style of racing would be produced in the ...

New US Cardinals celebrate with joy, humility, humor

USA TODAY -
By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY Saturday in Rome 22 prelates -- including the Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan-- were elevated to cardinal, joining the princes of the Catholic Church who advise Pope Benedict and will once day choose his successor ...

Iranian warships sail into the Mediterranean

CNN -
By the CNN Wire Staff Iranian patrol frigate Alvand transits through the Suez Canal in this file picture dated February 22, 2011. (CNN) -- Two Iranian warships sailed through Egypt's Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, Iran's semi-official Mehr news ...

Latvians say "no" in Russian language vote

euronews -
Preliminary results on Saturday showed an overwhelming majority of Latvians had voted “no” in a referendum to decide whether Russian should become the country's second official language.

China's Xi Cultivates Relaxed Image on US Trip

Wall Street Journal -
By JEREMY PAGE LOS ANGELES—Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping finished off his five-day visit to the US by looking in on a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game, where he met former Lakers star Magic Johnson and British soccer player David Beckham, ...

Zimbabwe's president says 2012 polls 'definite'

CBS News -
(AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's president says he will "definitely" call elections this year to end a fragile three-year coalition with the former opposition and describes as cowards politicians who say polls cannot be held until well into 2013.

UVA Student Attack 'Reflection of Malice,' Prosecutor Tells Jury

BusinessWeek -
By Bonnie V. Winston Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- State prosecutors portrayed former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V as a violent man whose actions caused the death of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA student and the defendant's ...

NYPD trawls UAlbany website

Albany Times Union -
AP This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 photo shows Jawad Rasul near the City College of New York where he is a student. Rasul's name ended up in a New York Police Department report after an undercover officer accompanied him and other Muslim students on a ...

Documents filed in Arnold case

Sidney Herald Leader -
By Bill Vander Weele The Richland County Attorney's Office filed “order granting leave to file information” papers with District Court pertaining to aggravated kidnapping charges against Lester Van Waters Jr.

Human remains found on Long Island, NY

CNN -
By the CNN Wire Staff New York (CNN) -- Human skeletal remains have been found on Long Island, New York, authorities said Saturday.

Dow nears psychological milestone: 13000

Los Angeles Times -
The Dow index rose to 12949.87 on Friday and gained 1.2% for the week. The advance follows a 123-point rally during the previous session.

Greece likely to get its bailout

Washington Post -
BRUSSELS - Greece's hopes of finally getting its bailout and dodging default next month were boosted Friday when key European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sounded confident a deal could be agreed upon.

Cooperation helped Athens catch up in Caterpillar race

Online Athens -
By Blake Aued - blake.aued@onlineathens.com After more than 30 years of trying to find a major manufacturer to build on the Orkin tract, a deal to bring in Caterpillar came together almost overnight.

Arizona sheriff quits Romney campaign

USA TODAY -
By Lindsey Collom and Dan Nowicki, The Arizona Republic PHOENIX - Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu on Saturday denied allegations that he and his attorney threatened to deport a Mexican former boyfriend of Babeu's unless the man agreed not to disclose ...

Newt: Georgia is vital in race

Marietta Daily Journal -
by Jon Gillooly MARIETTA - Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich sat down with the MDJ following a campaign rally at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest on Saturday to talk about his campaign strategy, his disappointment with Mitt Romney's tactics, ...

Viewpoints: GOP needs new playbook to rebound in California

Sacramento Bee -
By Jeff Randle Republicans have a great chance to make Barack Obama a one-term president while expanding our majority in Congress.

Paul: US "slipping into a fascist system"

CBS News -
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks to supporters at a rally held at Union Station Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.

Lawmakers target Google over privacy laws

Fox News -
WASHINGTON - Three congressmen on Friday called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google Inc., after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Internet giant was bypassing privacy settings of people who used Apple Inc.'s Web browser on ...

Foxconn Plans to Lift Pay Sharply at Factories in China

New York Times -
BEIJING - Foxconn Technology, one of the biggest manufacturers of products for Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other electronics companies, said Saturday that it would sharply raise worker salaries at its Chinese factories.

Image Awards honor Houston, Lucas, black stuntmen

Chicago Sun-Times -
AP February 17, 2012 9:22PM Samuel L. Jackson, left, and George Lucas pose in the audience at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Dereck Chisora threatens to shoot David Haye after brawl

BBC Sport -
By Ben Dirs BBC Sport in Munich Dereck Chisora threatened to shoot David Haye after the two were involved in a brawl at the news conference following Chisora's WBC heavyweight title loss to Vitali Klitschko.

Michigan beats Ohio State in Big Ten tilt

Chicago Tribune -
Ann Arbor, MI - Trey Burke and No. 17 Michigan got their revenge. Burke scored 17 points and the Wolverines avenged an earlier loss to their heated rival with a wire-to-wire 56-51 victory over No.

Streaking Spurs top Clippers in OT

Chicago Tribune -
Los Angeles, CA - Gary Neal sank five three-pointers, including the game-tying shot with 5.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the go-ahead trey late in overtime, to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their 10th straight win with a 103-100 decision ...

Flyers acquire D Kubina in trade with Lightning

Philadelphia Inquirer -
The Flyers have reportedly acquired their second defenseman in three days. Pavel Kubina, the righthanded shooting defenseman from the Tampa Bay Lightning, was acquired by the Flyers on Saturday evening for two draft picks.

NY Knicks' Baron Davis finally ready to make debut against Dallas Mavericks

New York Daily News -
By Mitch Lawrence / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Baron Davis is no longer seens as Knicks savior due to Jeremy Lin, and he is fine with that.

Godspeed John Glenn: 50 years since first US orbit

msnbc.com -
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.

For Space Mess, Scientists Seek Celestial Broom

New York Times -
The most obvious sign that there is a lot of junk in space is how much of it has been falling out of the sky lately: a defunct NASA satellite last year, a failed Russian space probe this year.

FDA reiterates concerns with diet pill as drugmaker prepares to make second ...

Washington Post -
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials continue to voice safety concerns about an experimental diet pill from drugmaker Vivus Inc., as the company prepares to make a second attempt to convince experts of the drugs' safety next week.

Deadly bird flu studies to stay secret for now: WHO

Reuters -
By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland | GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, ...

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