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Whitney Houston's journey 'home' ends

By Chelsea J. Carter and Jason Carroll, CNN The hearse carrying the body of singer Whitney Houston arrives for her burial service Sunday in Westfield, New Jersey.
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Iran stops oil sales to British and French firms

Reuters -
| TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies, the oil ministry said on Sunday, in a retaliatory measure against fresh EU sanctions on the Islamic state's lifeblood, oil.

Santorum Says Obama Policy 'Elevates the Earth Above Man'

BusinessWeek -
By David Lerman (Updates with Santorum comments on pre-natal testing, public schools starting from 11th paragraph. For more campaign news, see { }.) Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said President Barack Obama is ...

Lin Puts Knicks Back on Track

New York Times -
Some moments are more symbolism than substance, enticing in their imagery but lacking in heft. In his brief time as an NBA star, Jeremy Lin has masterfully fused it all, delivering meaningful plays with maximum effect.

3 dead, 8 missing in Wash. avalanche -
By Sevil Omer, SEATTLE - A search and rescue mission is underway after an avalanche reportedly killed three people in Washington state, according to King County Sheriff's Department.

Two Senators Say US Should Arm Syrian Rebels

New York Times -
KABUL, Afghanistan - With the Syrian government continuing its deadly crackdown on its citizens, two senior American senators who were on their way to the Middle East spoke out strongly on Sunday in favor of arming the Syrian opposition forces.

Iran strike talk 'premature,' top US general says

CNN International -
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The United States believes talk of military strikes against Iran's nuclear program is "premature" and has advised Israel that an attack would be counterproductive, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says.

Egypt to accept $2.97 billion IMF loan

Herald Sun -
EGYPT'S finance minister said his government will sign a memorandum of understanding with the International Monetary Fund in March for a previously spurned $US3.2 billion ($2.97 billion) loan, state media reported.

Dozens of inmates killed in gang fight in Mexican jail

BBC News -
Security officials said members of rival drug cartels confronted each other with stones and home-made weapons in the jail north of the city of Monterrey.

Obama Throws Support Behind Yemen VP Before Vote

by AP SANAA, Yemen (AP) - President Barack Obama threw his support behind Yemen's Vice President just days before an election expected to enshrine him as the new leader of a country the US sees as crucial to the fight against al-Qaida.

Elizabeth Smart Marries at Hawaii Temple

ABC News -
Elizabeth Smart married her fiance Saturday at a Mormon temple in Hawaii, several months ahead of scheduled plans for the nuptials after news of her engagement last month drew widespread media attention.

Montana teacher, Sherry Arnold, victim of random attack by crack fiends: document

New York Daily News -
By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Michael Spell, left, and Lester Waters are charged with aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of 43-year-old Sherry Arnold of Sidney, Mont.

Authorities fear comments may hurt Miramonte teacher abuse case

Los Angeles Times -
As authorities press a lewd acts case against a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School, a growing number of alleged victims have hired attorneys to pursue civil lawsuits against the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Euro Region Ministers Circle In on Greek Rescue as Crisis Disputes Linger

Bloomberg -
European officials attempting to fend off the euro area's first sovereign default will try to settle remaining disputes today as they close in on a 130 billion-euro ($170 billion) Greek bailout.

Asia Stocks Equal Record Win Streak as China Pledges Help on Europe Crisis

Bloomberg -
Play Video Audio Download: Miles, Glasgall on Greece, Buffett, China's Growth Asian stocks rose this week, with the MSCI Asia Pacific Index equaling its longest streak of advances, as China pledged to do more to help Europe cope with the debt crisis ...

Newt Gingrich 2012: Looking south for comeback

Politico -
ATLANTA - Since his loss in Florida, Newt Gingrich has all but disappeared. In Nevada, he essentially flouted public events. He then ignored the next contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, instead making a few Ohio appearances.

Romney faces questions about intensity of support -
By Thomas Beaumont AP / February 19, 2012 DES MOINES, Iowa—If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president, he'll face the urgent task of inspiring the party's conservative core and rallying them to beat President Barack Obama.

Politics chase Romney to Olympic celebration

Los Angeles Times -
By Seema Mehta Taking a break from the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney returned to Utah on Saturday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, which he was brought in to turn around after local organizers were ...

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will raise salaries

by Edward Moyer February 19, 2012 12:18 PM PST Follow @edatnews The now infamous maker of parts for the iPad and the iPhone says it will increase worker salaries at factories in China, according to a report.

LG Optimus Vu--another 5-inch, pen-friendly Android phone

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by Eric Mack February 19, 2012 9:29 AM PST Follow @ericcmack LG has been touting the Vu's 4:3 aspect ratio and the 5-inch phone's size on an HTML5 micro-site.

'Safe House' Leads Holiday Box Office Race With $28.5M

TheWrap -
By Joshua L. Weinstein Last weekend's No. 1 and No. 2 movies switched positions this Presidents Day weekend, with "Safe House" leading the domestic box office and "The Vow" coming in second.

Lindsay Lohan -- Doing 'Saturday Night Live' Was My Idea

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Lindsay Lohan was DYING to do "Saturday Night Live" again -- and kickstart her comeback -- so she reached out to Lorne Michaels herself to book the hosting gig ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Lindsay tell TMZ she has always felt the "SNL" ...

Maya Rudolph Takes on Beyoncé on Saturday Night Live, Brings Pals Justin ...

E! Online -
Just like Saturday Night Live alums turned hosts before her (we're looking at you, Jimmy Fallon), Maya Rudolph rocked last night's show.

Carl Edwards wins Daytona 500 pole position

By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY By Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images for NASCAR Carl Edwards, getting out of his car after qualifying with the fastest lap of 194.738 mph, will be joined on the front row in the Daytona 500 by Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg ...

Red Wings beat Sharks, make it 23 in a row at home

By Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press DETROIT - Joey MacDonald backed up his coach's decision to start him in goal by delivering the Red Wings a 23rd consecutive victory at Joe Louis Arena.

Pack Racing Back At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR will consider minor adjustments to reduce the possibility of engines overheating prior to the Daytona 500.

NASA salutes John Glenn, Mercury astronauts

By Todd Halvorson, Florida Today CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - More than 1000 people - including 200 Project Mercury veterans - gathered at Kennedy Space Center with legendary astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter on Saturday to celebrate the golden ...

Tiny transistor stays where it's put

Register -
By Richard Chirgwin • Get more from this author The team that earlier this year characterized a four-atom wire that obeys Ohm's Law has now demonstrated a repeatable single-atom transistor.

NASA seeks orbital broom for space junk

Houston Chronicle -
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.

Controversial 'Armageddon' super virus recipe to stay secret

Sydney Morning Herald -
This transmission electron micrograph taken at a magnification of 150000x, reveals the ultrastructural details of an avian influenza A (H5N1) virion, pictured by the United States government's Centre for Disease Control.

J&J Recalls Infants' Tylenol

Wall Street Journal -
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF Johnson & Johnson recalled its entire US supply of infants' Tylenol—about 574000 bottles—due to a design flaw that hasn't caused harm but sets back the health-products giant's efforts to regain sales following a string of earlier ...


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