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The Carnage in Syria: Could the Russians Come to the Rescue?

By Vivienne Walt Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 In a handout picture released by a Syrian opposition group on Feb. 22, 2012, fire rises from the roof of a building in the Bab Amr neighborhood of Homs, allegedly during a bombardment of the Syrian city UN ...
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3 GOP candidates' plans would increase debt, study says

Los Angeles Times -
A nonpartisan group says proposals by Romney, Gingrich and Santorum would push the national debt beyond current projections. By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau President Obama is roundly criticized by Republicans for running up the nation's debt.

Formerly secret telexes reveal Iran's early use of deceit in nuclear program

Washington Post -
The reason for the unusual purchase - 220 pounds of highly caustic fluorine gas - was never explained, but someone at Iran's Sharif University was clearly anxious to collect.

Miami Heat contains Jeremy Lin, defeats New York Knicks -
On a national TV stage against a bitter rival, the Heat shut down Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin and ran its winning streak to eight. By Joseph Goodman For the first time since his meteoric rise to stardom, the Knicks' hyped Jeremy Lin looked like a ...

Obama Web Privacy Framework Boosts Chances for Rules With Teeth

BusinessWeek -
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- An Obama administration Internet privacy initiative marks the best chance for setting US standards to shield personal information in the absence of Congressional legislation, consumer groups and lawyers said.

'Wanderlust' sends stars on quest for laughs

Boston Herald -
By James Verniere “Wanderlust” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters: B- In the uninspired, intermittently funny Judd Apatow production “Wanderlust,” Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd play Linda and George, ...

Obama Sends Apology as Afghan Koran Protests Rage

New York Times -
KABUL, Afghanistan - The potential scope of the fallout from the burning of several copies of the Koran by American military personnel this week became chillingly clear on Thursday as a man in an Afghan Army uniform shot and killed two American ...

At least 55 killed in Iraq explosions

Financial Times -
By Asaad Alazawi in Baghdad and Ernesto Londoño in Irbil Bombings across Iraq killed dozens of people on Thursday, security officials said, in an indication of the strength of the insurgency two months after the US military completed its withdrawal.

Midair helicopter collision kills 7 Marines

(CNN) -- Seven US Marines were killed in the midair collision of two US military helicopters along the Arizona-California border, officials said Thursday.

Maryland Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

Washington Post -
Maryland will join seven states and the District in allowing same-sex marriage, ending a year-long drama in Annapolis over the legislation and expanding nationwide momentum for gay rights.

Sex tape of John Edwards, mistress to be destroyed

Albany Times Union -
AP RALEIGH, NC - The purported sex tape of former presidential candidate John Edwards and his mistress will be destroyed within 30 days after a lawsuit over who owned the tape was settled Thursday.

Sears Holdings clears some racks, will spin off hardware and Sears outlet ...

Chicago Tribune -
Sears Holdings Corp. is selling more than refrigerators and snow tires these days. The long-suffering retailer is selling pieces of itself too.

Boston to keep massive postal facility

Boston Globe -
By Casey Ross The Postal Service's massive mail-processing facility in downtown Boston will stay open at its current location under a new plan released yesterday, but the agency would cut operations at other centers in Massachusetts.

Obama talks gas prices on Florida fundraising trip

The Seattle Times -
All the GOP candidates have criticized Obama for not encouraging enough domestic fuel production and for rejecting the so-called Keystone XL pipeline, which would deliver oil from Canada to Texas.

Delighted Obama raises cash with NBA celebrities

The Associated Press -
WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Reveling in his sporting element, President Barack Obama waded into the oversize embrace of some of the biggest names in professional basketball Thursday, raising money from current and former NBA greats and an intimate group of ...

Seven Other Seinfeld Quotes That Apply to Mitt Romney

New York Magazine -
By Dan Amira Last night, in the opening moments of the GOP debate, Mitt Romney shocked the political world by making a not entirely awkward reference to popular culture.

Gingrich says Obama "surrendered" by apologizing to Afghans

CBS News -
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama "surrendered" Thursday when he apologized to the Afghan government for the burning of several Qurans at an American military base near Kabul.

Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to US

Reuters -
(Reuters) - The Asian firm trying to stop Apple Inc from using the iPad name in China has launched an attack on the consumer electronics giant's home turf, filing a lawsuit in California that accuses the iPhone-maker of employing deception when it ...

Apple caves in to shareholder pressure

MyBroadband -
Reuters is a news agency headquartered in New York City. Until 2008 the Reuters news agency formed part of a British independent company, Reuters Group... Apple Inc on Thursday adopted a measure long desired by investors and corporate governance ...

10 Android App Hidden Gems

InformationWeek -
Jeff Bertolucci 02/23/2012 Heard enough about Angry Birds and Pandora? Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more.

SEAL flick 'Valor' misses the mark

Boston Herald -
By James Verniere 'Act of Valor' Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters: C- A Navy recruitment poster riding a wave of well-deserved Navy SEAL enthusiasm, “Act of Valor” arrives disguised as a feature film.

'Idol' unveils Top 24 with a twist

The Associated Press -
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's good news for 25 - not just 24 - singers on "American Idol." After the "Hollywood Week" and Las Vegas performance rounds, "Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler narrowed the field from 42 contestants to 24 ...

Miami Beach police investigate woman's claim that singer Chris Brown stole her ...

Washington Post -
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police are investigating a woman's claim that singer Chris Brown stole her iPhone outside a South Beach nightclub when she tried to take a picture of him.

Simon Cowell eyeing Britney Spears as new 'X Factor' judge

Chicago Sun-Times -
Britney Spears performs on a stage during a concert in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Britney Spears performs in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev as part of her European tour.

Brewers' Ryan Braun wins appeal of failed PED test

By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY By Jeff Curry, US Presswire By Jeff Curry, US Presswire Braun won an appeal of an October positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, enabling him to play the entire season for the Milwaukee Brewers without serving ...

Thunder top Lakers 100-85, tie Miami for NBA's best record at All-Star break

Daily Journal -
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook added 19 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-85 Thursday night to head into the All-Star break tied for the league's best record.

In a First-Rate Thriller, A Record Streak Ends

New York Times -
DETROIT - It was a different kind of hockey, the kind played by the Detroit Red Wings and, increasingly, by the Vancouver Canucks - fast, clean, skilled and a joy to watch.

Jackets deal Carter to Kings for Johnson, pick

Fox News -
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Los Angeles Kings needed a goal-scorer. The Columbus Blue Jackets simply needed a redo. Both teams met their needs Thursday night by pulling off a major trade that sent forward Jeff Carter from Columbus to the Los Angeles Kings for ...

Danica Patrick's Twitter rules: No politics, no racing

By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Danica Patrick's Twitter account is among the most eclectic in NASCAR. A cornucopia of careening thoughts that veer from the minutiae of being sick to a meditation on an Arizona sunset to a vintage bottle ...

Global Warming Made First Tiny Horses Even Smaller, Study Finds

San Francisco Chronicle -
Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Global warming 50 million years ago caused the first horses, already tiny in stature compared with present-day animals, to shrink 30 percent to about 8.5 pounds, the size of a house cat today, a study suggests.

Faster-than-light neutrino experiment may have been flawed: scientists

New York Daily News -
By Amanda Mikelberg / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS An experiment that appeared to show that matter could travel faster than the speed of light - flying in the face of Einstein's theory of relativity - may have been flawed, the journal Science reported.

Study offers strong evidence that colonoscopy saves lives

Reuters -
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - Doctors now have strong evidence that colonoscopies save lives, a finding that may encourage more people to get the dreaded tests to detect and prevent colon cancer.

Vivus shares jump 78% on FDA backing of Qnexa

San Francisco Chronicle -
That's how much Vivus shares jumped on Thursday, after the Mountain View drug company's weight-loss pill Qnexa won the backing of an FDA regulatory panel.


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