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Santorum Doubles Fundraising in January as Romney Leads Pack

BusinessWeek -
By Jonathan D. Salant Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- After winning the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum more than doubled his fundraising last month as compared with the entire previous year.
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Iran Warns US Over Syria as Crackdown Grows

New York Times -
CAIRO - Two Iranian warships docked in a Syrian port on Monday as a senior Iranian lawmaker denounced American calls for arming the Syrian opposition, adding to the international tensions over the nearly yearlong crackdown by the government of ...

For Santorum voters, he's a candidate like them

Reuters -
By Samuel P. Jacobs | COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Sporting his signature sweater vest and telling stories of his coal miner grandfather, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has struck a chord in the US Rust Belt that is helping propel his once ...

Deadly Washington avalanche highlights airbag

By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY The weekend avalanche that killed three skiers near Stevens Pass, Wash., was the single-deadliest such accident in three years, but it highlighted a safety device that likely saved the life of a fourth skier caught in the slide ...

Oil Markets Are Seen Weathering Iran Loss

Wall Street Journal -
By BENOIT FAUCON LONDON—An Iranian threat to pre-empt a European Union embargo pushed oil prices to a nine-month high, prompting the International Energy Agency to warn that the standoff between Iran and the West was bringing the burden of oil prices ...

Mexico prison riot was cover for jailbreak, officials say

Los Angeles Times -
Authorities say 30 Zetas gang members escaped, with the apparent complicity of guards, and that all 44 slain inmates were from the rival Gulf cartel.

Yemen's President Cedes Authority With Election, but Hopes to Retain Influence

New York Times -
SANA, Yemen - A day before a national vote that will signify the formal end of his presidency, Ali Abdullah Saleh signaled his hope to be an anomaly in the Arab Spring: a toppled autocrat who can preserve some degree of influence in his nation's ...

Protest Leaders See a Tepid Kremlin Outreach

Wall Street Journal -
By RICHARD BOUDREAUX And ALEXANDER KOLYANDR MOSCOW—In his first meeting with leaders of the large rallies challenging Russia's leadership, President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday gave them seats on a Kremlin panel that will weigh political reforms but ...

Starved Wis. Girl's Statements Detail Her Life

ABC News -
When the malnourished 15-year-old awoke each morning, she could hear her family eating and getting ready for the day. If she felt especially brave or desperate she would call to her stepmother and beg for food, but usually she just went back to bed and ...

Gingrich Says His Policies Could Lower Gas Prices

ABC News -
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dangled the prospect Monday of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he's elected. The former House speaker has spoken in the past of gas dropping to $2.50 a gallon under a Gingrich administration.

Girl's remains found in rapist's basement

New York Daily News -
AP Skeletal remains of Nicholle Coppler (l.) were found in the basement of Glen Fryer (r.), who killed himself in 2002. LIMA, Ohio -- The skeletal remains of a 14-year-old Ohio runaway who went missing in 1999 have been found after the home where she ...

Presidents Day reality check: Abraham Lincoln was robbed

Los Angeles Times -
By Rene Lynch Presidents Day has been unmasked as a fraud. And the keepers of Abraham Lincoln's legacy are plenty mad about this travesty.

Nikkei steady after rally, shippers steam higher

Reuters -
By Dominic Lau and Mari Saito | TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average steadied on Tuesday after hitting a six-month closing high, though shippers outperformed after a report that major shipping firms were considering cutting the size of their fleets ...

Hong Kong bank stocks mostly up in flat trading

MarketWatch -
By Michael Kitchen LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Hong Kong-listed financials traded mostly higher against a flat broader market in early Tuesday trading, as the Hang Seng Index (HSI:HK:HSI) slipped 0.1% to 21395.35, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises ...

Some Doubt a Settlement Will End Mortgage Ills

New York Times -
Even as government officials prepare to unveil new standards this week for how banks treat millions of Americans facing foreclosure, housing advocates and homeowners are skeptical the rules will be able to do something past efforts have not: provide a ...

Romney spending outpaces fundraising

Politico -
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign spent nearly three times the money it generated in January, according to federal documents filed Monday night, but a top official described the operation's fundraising efforts as “on track.

GOP Campaigns Grow More Dependent on 'Super PAC' Aid

New York Times -
Weeks of intense campaigning in the early-nominating states have left the leading Republican presidential candidates increasingly dependent on outside “super PACs” spending millions of dollars on their behalf, reports filed with the Federal Election ...

Paul talks hemp, federal regulation in ND visit

The Associated Press -
BISMARCK, ND (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul praised hemp as an alternative crop and said a free-market approach would protect the nation's environment Monday during North Dakota campaign stops that drew hundreds of cheering ...

Microsoft Accuses Google of Sidestepping Privacy in IE

PC Magazine -
By Chloe Albanesius Microsoft jumped into the Google "Safari tracking" controversy today by accusing the search giant of doing the same thing with its Internet Explorer browser.

Pressure, Chinese and Foreign, Drives Changes at Foxconn

New York Times -
BEIJING - The announcement Saturday that Foxconn Technology - one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers - will sharply raise salaries and reduce overtime at its Chinese factories signals that pressure from workers, international markets and ...

Chris Brown Sends Rihanna Birthday Wishes on Twitter

E! Online -
AP Photo/David J. Phillip; Elsa/Getty Images This probably isn't going to help end speculation about the current status of Rihanna and Chris Brown.

Does Bobbi Kristina have addiction issues? Whitney's mom says no

Chicago Sun-Times -
BY BILL ZWECKER February 20, 2012 8:08PM According to sources inside the Whitney Houston camp, the focus is now on the late superstar's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has a number of Whitney's closest friends and associates deeply worried.

Rose scores 23 in return as Bulls down Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Between the nasty crossovers and fearless drives, Derrick Rose's back problems appear to be in the past - a very good thing for the Chicago Bulls.

Greg Oden has microfracture surgery

AP PORTLAND, Ore. -- There appears to be no end in sight for Greg Oden and his troublesome knees. The Portland Trail Blazers said Monday that a procedure to clear debris out of Oden's left knee resulted in another microfracture surgery.

Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez and Oakland Athletics reach minor league deal

Washington Post -
PHOENIX - Manny Ramirez found a taker in Oakland - at a bargain price. The suspended slugger agreed on a minor league contract Monday with the Athletics that is worth approximately $500000 if he's added to the big league roster.

Neil Armstrong calls John Glenn 'no ordinary pilot' as he marks 50 years since ...

Washington Post -
COLUMBUS, Ohio - John Glenn, who launched into orbit for his historic spaceflight 50 years ago, was “no ordinary pilot,” fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong said Monday at a gala marking the anniversary.

Physicists Foretell Quantum Computer With Single-Atom Transistor

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Wired News -
By Cade Metz Physicists at Purdue University and the University of New South Wales have built a transistor from a single atom of phosphorous precisely placed on a bed of silicon, taking another step towards the holy grail of tech research: the quantum ...

Ice age plant brought back to life - mammals next?

San Francisco Chronicle -
AP It was an Ice Age squirrel's treasure chamber, a burrow containing fruit and seeds that had been stuck in the Siberian permafrost for over 30000 years.

Teenagers Should Sleep Seven Hours For Best Test Results

Medical News Today -
What's better for 16-18 year olds - seven or nine hours' sleep? Apparently, seven-hour sleepers do better academically than their 9-hour counterparts, even though guidelines recommend nine, researchers from Brigham Young University reported in The ...

Fructose Weight Gain Impact Same As Other Carbohydrates

Medical News Today -
Fructose does not make you gain more weight than other types of carbohydrates, Canadian researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


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