Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Comcast Wins Approval to Take Over NBC

Comcast Wins Approval to Take Over NBC

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. (Jan. 18)

Video: Protests Ahead of China's State Visit

Video: Protests Ahead of China's State Visit

Demonstrators demanding freedom for Tibet, protested the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is arriving in the U.S. for a state visit beginning on Tuesday. (Jan. 18)

Pacific Northwest Floods After Snow Melts

Pacific Northwest Floods After Snow Melts

In Washington and Oregon, rushing water is blocking roads and washing away soil, leaving some homes teetering. Melting snow is to blame for all the water. (Jan. 18)

White House: Health Care Repeal 'Not Serious'

White House: Health Care Repeal 'Not Serious'

The White House is dismissing a vote by House Republicans to repeal the new health care law, saying it's not "a serious legislative effort." (Jan. 18)

Haitian Police Take Ex-dictator Out of His Hotel

Haitian Police Take Ex-dictator Out of His Hotel
Haitian police took ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier out of his hotel Tuesday without saying whether he was being detained for crimes committed under his brutal regime. (Jan. 18)

Video: Police Remove Duvalier From Hotel

Video: Police Remove Duvalier From Hotel

Haitian police took ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier out of his hotel Tuesday without saying whether he was being detained for crimes committed under his brutal regime. (Jan. 18)


4 Ministers Quit New Tunisia Government

4 Ministers Quit New Tunisia Government

Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Tuesday, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime. (Jan. 18)

Iraq Suffers Deadliest Attack in Months

Iraq Suffers Deadliest Attack in Months

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help. (Jan. 18)

Nun Tells of Healing After Praying to John Paul

Nun Tells of Healing After Praying to John Paul
A French nun has described her Parkinson's disease disappearing after she prayed to the late Pope John Paul II. The Vatican has approved the miracle and set a May 1 date for John Paul's beatification. (Jan. 18)

Taiwan's Unusual Public Missile Test Fizzles

Taiwan's Unusual Public Missile Test Fizzles

Taiwan tested a batch of missiles Tuesday, hoping to reassure a population wary of Chinese intentions. But a high failure rate at the widely publicized event may have given it the opposite effect. (Jan. 18)

Video: Major Fire at Indian Oil Depot

Video: Major Fire at Indian Oil Depot
A major fire broke out at an Indian Oil Corporation depot near the Indian city of Navi Mumbai in the early hours on Tuesday. (Jan. 18)

AP Top Stories

AP Top Stories
Here's the latest news for Tuesday, January 18th: Icy roads hinder Northeast commuters, Philadelphia police make arrest in serial stranglings, Protestors riot in Tunisa, Giffords' husband says he's forgiving

Video: Massive Fire at Indian Oil Depot

Video: Massive Fire at Indian Oil Depot

A massive fire broke out at an Indian Oil Corporation depot near the Indian city of Navi Mumbai in the early hours on Tuesday. (Jan. 18)

US Pomp Meant to Improve Tone of China Relations

US Pomp Meant to Improve Tone of China Relations

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington this week for a state visit as

Health Care Repeal Debate Starts Tuesday

Health Care Repeal Debate Starts Tuesday

Postponed because of the Tucson shootings, House Republicans are set to resume their bid to repeal the health care reform law Tuesday. (Jan. 18)

Taiwan's Unusual Public Missile Test Fizzles

Taiwan's Unusual Public Missile Test Fizzles

Taiwan tested a batch of missiles Tuesday, hoping to reassure a population wary of Chinese intentions. But a high failure rate at the widely publicized event may have given it the opposite effect. (Jan. 18)

Elephant Keeper Killed at Tenn. Zoo

Elephant Keeper Killed at Tenn. Zoo

A keeper at the Knoxville Zoo has been killed after an elephant she was working with pushed her into a stall. The zoo says an independent investigation will be launched, but it appears the elephant was not attacking the keeper. (Jan. 18)

Jim Rogers: Easy to blame the Chinese for America's problems

Jim Rogers: Easy to blame the Chinese for America's problems

As Washington prepares to roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, the stakes could not be higher but what will come out of these discussions? Investor and Author Jim Rogers says very little will come from the meetings, maybe China opens its currency a bit more and the US will get rid of some debt but not much else.

Attempted hijacking of MLK's legacy

Attempted hijacking of MLK's legacy

On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, some, including a Pentagon official, are invoking the name of Dr. Martin Luther King to try to drum up support for US wars abroad. Those who knew Dr. King say this claim couldn't be further from the truth.

MLK would oppose US imperialism

MLK would oppose US imperialism

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality, many believe the Pentagon hijacked his legacy to justify wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Former Weather Underground member and author Mark Rudd says a year before his death, Dr. King came out against the war Vietnam War. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are wars of aggression and Dr. King would be opposed to these.

Does Obama ignore African Americans?

Does Obama ignore African Americans?

As African American unemployment remains at over 15 percent, the Black community questions whether placing hopes on Obama was a mistake. RT's Anastasia Churkina reports.

Mainstream Media sold Gulf War

Mainstream Media sold Gulf War

20 years ago the United States and its allies launched Operation Desert Storm to fight back Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. Has the United States learned any lessons since? Author John R. MacArthur says the US mainstream media worked as agents for the government, if you can sell propaganda to neutral news stations it is easy to sell the public.

Warfare state: US stays course

Warfare state: US stays course

The US plans to spend 725 billion dollars on its military activity this year. It is the worlds largest-ever defense budget and it comes amid a flagging economy and burgeoning national debts. When it comes to the Afghan war, well over half of Americans oppose it. And, after a year of record casualties and having ploughed in over $366 billion, why is the US committed to staying the course?

US military stuck in perpetual warfare

US military stuck in perpetual warfare

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned United States citizens against the military industrial complex but it seems that warning was not taken to heart. Author Russ Baker says fifty years later, it is much worse than what Eisenhower warned against, it keeps us in a state of low grade panic all the time.

Man Linked to Philly Stranglings Case Arrested

Man Linked to Philly Stranglings Case Arrested

A man recently released from prison and linked by DNA to three strangling deaths in a gritty section of Philadelphia has been arrested, police said Monday. (Jan. 17)

More Coffee: Starbucks Rolls Out "Trenta"

More Coffee: Starbucks Rolls Out "Trenta"

Starbucks will begin a phased-in nationwide rollout Tuesday of its "Trenta" cup size. The 31-ounce cup will cost about 50 cents more than the 20-ounce "Venti". (Jan. 18)

Husband: Giffords Smiled and Gave Him Neck Rub

Husband: Giffords Smiled and Gave Him Neck Rub

The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says his wife's condition has improved so much that she has been able to smile and give him a neck rub as he has kept vigil at her hospital bedside. (Jan. 17)

Today in History for January 18th

Today in History for January 18th

January 18th: Soviets proclaim end to Leningrad siege; Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole; Boston Strangler sentenced; Rudyard Kipling dies.

Video: Pets Blessed at Annual Ceremony

Video: Pets Blessed at Annual Ceremony

About 30 pet owners gathered outside the Saint Anthony of Abad church in Mexico City on Monday to have their animals blessed in a Catholic ceremony called the 'Blessing of Pets.' (Jan.17)

Man Linked to Philly Stranglings Case Arrested

Man Linked to Philly Stranglings Case Arrested

A man linked by DNA to the strangling deaths of three women in a gritty, high-crime section of Philadelphia was arrested Monday, police said. (Jan. 17)

Troops Building Bridges in Brazil Slide Zone

Troops Building Bridges in Brazil Slide Zone

Brazil's army on Monday sent 700 soldiers to help throw a lifeline to desperate neighborhoods that have been cut off from food, water or help in recovering bodies since mudslides killed at least 655 people. (Jan. 17)

AP Top Stories

AP Top Stories

re's the latest news for Monday, Jan. 17: Obama remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.; Husband of Giffords says she is responsive; Apple head Jobs is taking medical leave; Mudslides leave animals abandoned.

Egyptian Sets Self on Fire

Egyptian Sets Self on Fire

An Egyptian man set himself on fire outside the country's parliament on Monday, in an apparent protest emulating the self-immolation of an unemployed Tunisian man last month that helped trigger a popular uprising.

Michelle Obama's Birthday at MLK Event

Michelle Obama's Birthday at MLK Event
President Barack obama and first lady Michelle Obama took part in a painting project at a school in Washington to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. It was also Michelle Obama's birthday. (Jan. 17)

Banker Hands Tax Evasion Docs to WikiLeaks

Banker Hands Tax Evasion Docs to WikiLeaks

A former Swiss banker hands over documents to WikiLeaks that he alleges detail attempts by wealthy business leaders and lawmakers to evade tax payments. (Jan. 17)

Doctors: Treatment of Giffords' Eye Fractures

Doctors: Treatment of Giffords' Eye Fractures

Doctors at the University Medical Center in Tucson gives briefing on the latest progress of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords condition. (Jan. 17)

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