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BBC
Cisco quarterly earnings surge
BBC - 8 hours ago
Internet equipment firm Cisco Systems has reported a sharp improvement of its quarterly earnings although its sales slipped.
Cisco slips by expectations CNET News.com
Cisco profit up 50 percent Seattle Post Intelligencer
San Jose Mercury News - Houston Chronicle - ComputerWorld - Taipei Times - and 85 related »



BBC
Powell to Charge Iraq Is Shifting Its Illegal Arms to Foil Inspectors
New York Times - 2 hours ago
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 4 — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will show the United Nations evidence on Wednesday that Iraq has worked to conceal illegal arms from international inspectors, United States officials said today. Mr.
Powell Hones Iraq Evidence for Crucial U.N. Address Washington Post
Security Council awaits Powell's Iraq evidence ABC Online
BBC - CNN - The Age - FOX News - and 1070 related »


   
Tokyo stocks firmer led by Sharp, Japan Telecom
Forbes - and 38 related »

Honor lost astronauts with sharper NASA mission
USA Today - and 263 related »

Downer calls for ICC to move Zimbabwe matches
Sydney Morning Herald - and 398 related »

Authorities believe victim met Spector at LA blues club
USA Today - and 58 related »

State's blood mystery may be solved today
Atlanta Journal Constitution - and 157 related »

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BBC
Australian PM loses no-confidence vote
BBC - 40 minutes ago
The Australian Senate has passed a historic no-confidence motion against the prime minister over his handling of the Iraqi crisis.
Senate censure for Howard over Iraq CNN Asia
Howard brands claims of Iraq pact false ABC Online
The Age - South China Morning Post (subscription) - Reuters AlertNet - Sydney Morning Herald - and 234 related »



CNN
Rumsfeld Defends Gen. Franks
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday defended his strong support for his Middle East commander, Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks, who is under investigation by the Pentagon inspector general. But Rumsfeld insisted that he ...
Rumsfeld Defends General Investigated by Pentagon New York Times
Rumsfeld raises questions of interference by defending Franks San Jose Mercury News
Arab News - CNN - Voice of America - Defenselink.mil - and 110 related »



ABC News
Yugoslavia Is Again Reinvented, in Name and Structure
New York Times - 2 hours ago
BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 4 Lawmakers in Belgrade's federal Parliament consigned the troubled name Yugoslavia to the history books today, endorsing the Constitution of a new, less binding union between the republics of Serbia and Montenegro.
Yugoslavs Shrug Off Their Country's End Washington Post
Yugoslavia dies, Serbia and Montenegro reborn The Age
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Radio Free Europe - Deutsche Welle - BBC - and 170 related »


     
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CNN
Review Board Had Hoped Never to Work a Shuttle Accident
Washington Post - 1 hour ago
The independent board investigating the shuttle Columbia disaster has been standing by for almost a decade, its members hoping they would never be called for anything more than familiarization exercises.
With Lessons From Challenger, Expert Panels Search for Clues New York Times
Nelson: 'A starving of NASA for funds' CNN
Newsday - Seattle Post Intelligencer - Denver Post - Financial Times (subscription) - and 13 related »


Iran Media Watch: Waltzing with Washington
United Press International - 2 hours ago
Iranian leaders are engaged in a cautious, crucial dance with Washington. They retain contacts with Iraq but do not want to give the United States any excuse to extend military hostilities with Iraq ...
Speech proves Bush the right leader for times Lewisville Leader
Bush Has Not Made the Case Washington Post
National Review Online - Bay Area Independent Media Center - The Scroll - The Olympian - and 40 related »



ABC News
Plan aims to cover defense of US
Yahoo News - 5 hours ago
No other federal department gets as big a percentage increase in President Bush (news - web sites)'s 2004 budget request as the new Department of Homeland Security. But Democrats in Congress, outside experts and ...
Ridge Says Request for Homeland Security Is Enough New York Times
Budget boosts Homeland funding FCW.com
San Diego Union Tribune - Newsday - Voice of America - Long Beach Press-Telegram - and 43 related »



 Business »

Tokyo stocks firmer led by Sharp, Japan Telecom
Forbes - 2 hours ago
Japanese stocks rose by midday on Wednesday with Sharp Corp snapped up on strong earnings and the market looking to US Secretary of State Colin Powell to clear uncertainty over whether there will be war in Iraq.
Ripplewood eyes Japan Telecom CBS MarketWatch (subscription)
Japan Telecom Talks With US Group Yahoo News
TheStreet.com - Financial Times (subscription) - CNN Europe - Times of India - and 38 related »



CNN
Toyota -2: To Make 'Tundra' Pickup Trucks In San Antonio
Yahoo News - 2 hours ago
Toyota Motor Corp. (TM or 7203) said Wednesday it has picked San Antonio, Texas, as the site for its sixth car assembly plant in North America.
Toyota building US truck plant CNN
Toyota to Open Next US Plant in San Antonio FOX News
Forbes - Financial Times (subscription) - Lakeland Ledger - ABC News - and 43 related »



Forbes
AIG's Trapped In The Liability Bubble
Forbes - 9 hours ago
Meet the bubble on the other side of the balance sheet. And, so far, this one is virtually unpoppable.
AIG boosts cash reserve to handle liability claims Houston Chronicle
US stocks slumped by AIG woes, war jitters ABS CBN News
Daily Telegraph - South China Morning Post (subscription) - Smart Money - Quicken - and 78 related »


     
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Moscow Times
Honor lost astronauts with sharper NASA mission
USA Today - 3 hours ago
At Tuesday's poignant memorial service for Columbia's lost crew, President Bush declared that America's space exploration will go on not so much through free will but because exploration of the unknown is "a desire written in ...
Russia to Keep ISS Manned Moscow Times
As Investigation Continues, NASA Weighs Options for Keeping Space Station Crewed Space.com
United Press International - ABC Online - Straits Times - Radio Free Europe - and 263 related »



Salon
NASA scours 32 extra seconds of raw data
Houston Chronicle - 1 hour ago
Even as space shuttle Columbia streaked across Texas on Saturday morning, its vital information continued to be routed thousands of miles into space before beaming back to Earth.
Spaced out Salon
NASA: Crew had no alternatives for return Yahoo News
SABC News - CBS News - The BYU Newsnet - Daily Telegraph - and 60 related »



Forbes
A Rendezvous with Redmond?
BusinessWeek - 3 hours ago
Apple is delivering on the immense potential of its no-fuss networking system. With luck, it could be a direct challenge ...
Apple's into software? Computerworld Malaysia
Web Statistics Firm Says Apple's Safari Has 0.11 % Of Global Browser Market The Mac Observer
Forbes - and 4 related »



 Sports »


Channel News Asia
Downer calls for ICC to move Zimbabwe matches
Sydney Morning Herald - 55 minutes ago
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer today called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to move all World Cup matches from Zimbabwe amid concerns Australians could be victims of violence.
Objection to playing in Zimbabwe nakedly political ploy CricInfo
Australians consider all options The Age
ABC Online - Channel News Asia - Stuff.co.nz - FOX Sports - and 398 related »



BBC
Mariucci paid top dollar to coach lions
Detroit Free Press - 1 hour ago
Exactly a week and a day after dumping Marty Mornhinweg, Millen landed the coach he set his sights on four years ago -- Steve Mariucci.
DETROIT -- Steve Mariucci is officially headed to the Detroit Lions' den. ESPN
Lions sign Steve Mariucci Sports Network
Edmonton Sun - FOX Sports - New York Times - MSNBC - and 321 related »



Sporting News
Kentucky drills No. 1 Florida with defense
Sporting News - 2 hours ago
Florida hardly lived up to its first-ever No. 1 ranking on Tuesday night. Keith Bogans scored 15 points -- all in the first half -- as No. 6 Kentucky used overwhelming defense to beat the Gators 70-55, snapping Florida's 14-game winning ...
It's Kentucky -- not Florida -- that looks like No. 1 on this night CBS Sportsline
Kentucky 70, Florida 55 United Press International
Boston Globe - WTVW - Palm Beach Post - GoMemphis.com - and 129 related »


     
 Entertainment »


Chart Attack
Authorities believe victim met Spector at LA blues club
USA Today - 4 hours ago
Lana Clarkson, 41, the woman who was found shot to death in record producer Phil Spector's suburban LA home, was a statuesque blonde who acted in B-movies, worked at the House of Blues, collected Marilyn ...
Spector Free on $1M Bond Rolling Stone
Slain Woman Identified As B-Movie Actress Washington Post
Guardian - Chart Attack - Sydney Morning Herald - Deutsche Welle - and 58 related »



Reuters
CBS Survives Fox's Surging 'Joe'
Reuters - 30 minutes ago
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Even as Fox's "Joe Millionaire" hit another ratings high, CBS held tough on Monday, with big time slot gains for "CSI: Miami" boosting the network to its largest February sweep audience on the night in seven years.
' Millionaire , ' ' Idol ' Boost Fox to Top Washington Post
'CSI,' 'Friends' laugh in the face of reality USA Today
E! Online - CNN - Calendar Live - Back Stage - and 20 related »



Launch Yahoo
Jackson Documentary Reveals ' Disturbing ' Individual , Sued By Sotheby's
Launch Yahoo - 7 hours ago
Michael Jackson is a "disturbing individual" who is "obsessed by the notion of frozen childhood," according to a British journalist who spent eight months working on Living With Michael Jackson, a new documentary about ...
Not so wacko Jacko Guardian
King of Pop tops for ITV viewers Hollywood Reporter
The Age - The Scotsman - The Statesman - Indian Express - and 179 related »



 Health »


Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
State's blood mystery may be solved today
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 2 hours ago
Answers to the puzzle of what got into Georgia's blood supply are expected today from government and American Red Cross officials.
Blood Supply Threat KFVS
Blood quarantine spreads north to Tennessee Valley region Atlanta Business Chronicle
Knoxville News Sentinel - Maryville Daily Times - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - The Tennessean - and 157 related »


Vitamin A May Shield Former Smokers
Yahoo News - 6 hours ago
A chemical cousin of vitamin A may shield former smokers from lung cancer.
Vitamin-A derivative can block lung cancer United Press International
Colonoscopy Riskier Than Sigmoidoscopy HealthCentral.com
ScienceBlog.com - Fort Wayne News Sentinel - and 10 related »


Protective Gear Reduces Youth Injury Risk
Ivanhoe - 35 minutes ago
A new study shows safety balls and faceguards, widely used in youth baseball, help reduce the risk of injury.
Take Me Out of the ER HealthCentral.com
Study: Kids' gear helps prevent injury Athens Banner-Herald
Knoxville News Sentinel - ScienceBlog.com - Yahoo News - KRON4.com - and 74 related »


     
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CNN
NASA inquiry focuses on shuttle debris
International Herald Tribune - 7 hours ago
As the search for remnants of the doomed Columbia spacecraft continued Tuesday across Texas and Louisiana, President George W. Bush led thousands of mourners in a memorial service for the seven astronauts killed three days ago when the ...
Space exploration will go on, Bush pledges as US mourns Guardian
White House To Defer To NASA Investigation Washington Post
CNN - San Francisco Chronicle - Stuff.co.nz - The Scotsman - and 767 related »



Christian Science Monitor
US officials seek to sway lawmakers on Bush budget
Reuters - 3 hours ago
Administration officials fanned out on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to try to sell President George W. Bush's $2.2 trillion budget plan in the face of open hostility from Democrats and skepticism from ...
Bush Budget Makes Big Revenue Gambles Washington Post
Bush gives his budget to Congress Taipei Times
Atlanta Journal Constitution - The Hill - San Francisco Chronicle - Scripps Howard News Service - and 254 related »


TSE to stop providing info on brokerages' stock trades
Japan Today - 6 hours ago
TOKYO The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) said Tuesday it will stop providing to member brokerages detailed information on daily stock trading as early as June this year.
TSE acts on complaint Financial Times (subscription)
TSE To Make Share Transaction Information Confidential Yahoo News
Forbes - and 5 related »



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