Helicopter rescue possible for ship stuck off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe passengers and some of the crew on a Russian-flagged research ship stranded in ice off Antarctica will be evacuated by a Chinese helicopter once weather permits, the Russian…

Russia bombings spark Olympics security concerns – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Security efforts throughout Russia intensified Monday after a pair of bombings killed more than 30 people about 400 miles from where the Winter Olympic Games are scheduled…

UPDATE 5-Congo’s army repels attacks in Kinshasa, dozens killed – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Gunmen attack military camp, airport, state TV. * Information minister says situation under control. * Religious leader says his supporters responsible. * Kabila aide: Not a serious…

Ex-Formula One Champ Schumacher Is Fighting for Life After Crash – Bloomberg

BloombergMichael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts after finishing his last F1 race… Read More. Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts after finishing his last F1 race…

Tom Lewand: Detroit Lions coach is best available job – NFL.com

NFL.comThe Detroit Lions’ front office believes it is primed to win now, and a lack of success was the reason behind firing coach Jim Schwartz. NFL coaching shake-up. Latest news:

Netflix’s new plan: save a buck with SD-only streaming – Ars Technica

Netflix’s new plan: save a buck with SD-only streamingArs TechnicaNetflix has added a new streaming plan to its slate: for $6.99 per month, customers can get a plan that allows…

Black Monday firings largely brought about by disasters at QB – Fortune

FortuneTension mounted between Mike Shanahan (left) and Robert Griffin III all year, culminating in RGIII’s benching. Carlos M. Saavedra/SI. • To be sure, lousy quarterbacking gets coaches sent packing every…

JR Smith is mad at the Knicks for cutting his brother – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOn Monday, the New York Knicks waived little-used backup point guard Chris Smith. This wouldn’t be significant news, except that Smith’s brother is J.R. Smith, the reigning Sixth Man…

Spurs’ Parker Apologizes for ‘Quenelle’ Gesture – ABC News

ABC NewsSan Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized Monday for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French soccer star Nicolas Anelka…

Dwyane Wade fathered third baby, but not with Gabrielle Union – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDwyane Wade has a whole lot to be grateful for, and not just his recent engagement to Gabrielle Union. The 31-year-old NBA star reportedly became a father…

France approves 75 per cent tax on high income earners – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA controversial French tax to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.55 million) a year has been approved. France’s constitutional council gave…

Beyoncé Explains Use of NASA Challenger Disaster Audio in “XO” Song – E! Online

E! OnlineNot everyone is a fan of BeyoncĂ©’s new music. Her new song “XO” features an audio clip from the NASA Challenger explosion which claimed seven American lives in 1986.…

BlackBerry CEO Outlines ‘The Way Forward’ – PC Magazine

PC MagazineLife for BlackBerry has been a struggle, but the Canadian phone maker isn’t giving up just yet, as evidenced by CEO John Chen’s CNBC commentary outlining “the way forward.”…

White House condemns terrorist attacks in Russia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration is condemning new terrorist attacks in Russia, little more than a month before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In a statement, the United…

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III offers thanks to fired Mike Shanahan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYASHBURN, Va. — Robert Griffin III refused to pile on. Less than a month since he was unceremoniously benched, Washington’s franchise quarterback took the high road Monday in addressing…

BlackBerry CEO: We’ll focus on enterprise, BBM in 2014 – CNET

CNETThe latest executive to sit at the top of BlackBerry goes back to the drawing board for what could be the beleaguered phone maker’s last grasp at survival. Rachel King.…

Blount lifts Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Before trading for LeGarrette Blount, Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke with one of his talent evaluators. Cornerback Aqib Talib. The players were teammates with Tampa Bay…

Where Is Tim Tebow Now? Rumors Have SEC Network TV Job, Cleveland … – Sports World Report

Sports World ReportNew England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow prays with his teammates and members of the New York Giants after their NFL preseason game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, August 29, 2013.…

How icebreakers work — and why they sometimes don’t work – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSo near, and yet so far: The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) sits in the Antarctic icepack, unable to get through to the Akademik Shokalskiy on Saturday. This picture…

Beyonce’s sample on ‘XO,’ using audio from ’86 Challenger disaster, angers widow – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of Beyonce’s new songs has struck the wrong chord with family of the victims of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The pop star’s new song,…

NFL Says Officials Erred on KC’s Missed Field Goal – ABC News

ABC NewsThe NFL acknowledged that referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the…

Lions Fire Coach Jim Schwartz After 5 Seasons – ABC News

ABC NewsJim Schwartz was hired to turn around the Detroit Lions. He did that for three seasons. The next two years, he failed to keep the Lions going in the…

Rapper Kayo Redd Police Suspect Suicide – TMZ.com

TMZ.com12:01 PM PT — Police investigating Kayo’s death tell TMZ all evidence now points to a suicide. Henry County P.D. says the body of Kayo — aka Caodes Scott —…

Formula One icon Schumacher in critical condition – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRetired formula one driver Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury yesterday. Whether he’ll recover is unknown. (Dec. 30). Loading… Post to Facebook. Formula One icon Schumacher in critical…

Gasol leaves the Lakers hanging – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LOS ANGELES — Granted, there’s no way of knowing if Pau Gasol would have made any difference in the Los Angeles Lakers’ past two losses, to the Utah Jazz…

Fashion Project: $4M in funding raised, 150+ charities supported so far – Boston Business Journal (blog)

Fashion Project: $4M in funding raised, 150+ charities supported so farBoston Business Journal (blog)Boston-based “re-commerce” site Fashion Project has raised $4 million in funding since its launch in 2011, and…

Initial Apple iPhone orders on China Mobile underwhelming – Investor’s Business Daily

Investor’s Business DailyInitial pre-orders of Apple (AAPL) iPhones on China Mobile (CHL) appear underwhelming, according to one report out Monday. Apple investors cheered the company’s long-awaited distribution deal with China…

MaiWorld.com, USB Flash Drive Maker, Sponsors Zennie62 CES 2014 Coverage

MaiWorld.com, the maker of cool affinity USB flash drives like their Star Wars™ Darth Vader, Yoda, and Stormtrooper line, is the coverage sponsor for the 5th year of Zennie62.com /…

ARCHOS set to unveil series of connected devices at CES 2014 – Android Central

Zennie62Media CES 2014 Coverage sponsored by MalWorld.com , the leading maker of affinity USB flash drives. Android CentralThis year at CES ARCHOS plans to take the wrapping off even more…

Redskins Fire Coach Shanahan After 3-13 Season – ABC News

ABC NewsMike Shanahan’s plan to restore order, professionalism and consistent success to the Washington Redskins disintegrated quickly in 2013, costing him his job Monday a day after the team finished…

Minnesota Vikings Fire Coach Leslie Frazier – ABC News

ABC NewsLeslie Frazier’s admirers were all over the Minnesota Vikings locker room and throughout the organization. Credited with keeping the team on an even keel and eliciting maximum effort through…

UPDATE 4-Congo’s army repels attacks in Kinshasa, dozens killed – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Gunmen attack military camp, airport, state TV. * Information minister says situation under control. * Gunmen claim allegiance to religious leader. * Kabila aide: Not a serious…

Google to battle Apple, Microsoft in mobile market – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGoogle Engineering Director Scott Huffman recently announced that the company sees its handy virtual assistant, Google Now, forging into brand new territories — namely the car and the living…

New York’s homeless wait for Bill de Blasio to put words into action – The Guardian

The GuardianAccording to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of homeless people in New York City has increased by 69%, to a record 64,000, since Michael…

Chane Behanan dismissed from Louisville – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comChane Behanan played a key role in helping leading Louisville to the 2013 national title. (Getty Images). The saga between Chane Behanan and Louisville seems to have reached a conclusion.…