NFC Championship preview: Experience vs. 12th man – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHarbaugh’s 49ers enter as the hotter team, having won eight in a row, including the past three on the road. They’re also more experienced in this position, with three…

Marvel recruits Michael Douglas for ‘Ant-Man’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFresh off a Golden Globes win, Michael Douglas is joining the superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios announced Monday that Douglas has been cast as Hank Pym…

Golden Globes Winners List: “12 Years a Slave” Best Pict, “American Hustle” Tops

12 Years a Slave, the arresting and disturbing movie based on the real-life story of Solomon Northup as shared in his memoir and as told to and edited by David…

New Law in Nigeria Bans Same-Sex Marriage – ABC News

ABC NewsA new law in Nigeria, signed by the president without announcement, has made it illegal for gay people to even hold a meeting. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act…

Broncos limiting ticket sales for AFC Championship to Colorado region – Boston.com

Boston.comThe Denver Broncos will limit ticket sales for the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, making it more difficult for New England Patriots fans to…

Parents, 2 Children Killed In Sylmar House Fire – CBS Local

CBS LocalSYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — A couple and their two pre-teen children died Monday following a fire at their home. The fire was reported at 4:37 a.m. in a metal barn-like…

Jack is back (in London) as ’24’ readies May return – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Jack is back, in London, as 24 returns May 5 with a new season that’s half the length of previous ones but still takes place over…

Israel bids final farewell to ‘Bulldozer’ Sharon – Indian Express

Indian ExpressSharon died Saturday, eight years after a devastating stroke left him in a coma from which he never recovered. Tweet This. Related. Bangla PM keeps home, foreign affairs and…

Omaha thanks Peyton Manning – ESPN

ESPNThe Denver Broncos quarterback used the word “Omaha” loudly and often during Sunday’s playoff victory over the San Diego Chargers. According to an NFL.com video montage, Manning barked “Omaha” before…

Molecular Chlorine Found At ‘Unprecedented’ Levels In Arctic Air; Does It Come … – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsThe chlorine is found in sea salt and deposited into the atmosphere by melting sea-ice. It can cause oxidation in “methane and elemental mercury, as well activate…

Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing? – The Conversation

Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing?The ConversationOther examples include retired world champion bodybuilder Bev Francis and South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya. They have all been criticised for…

If Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs, they didn’t obviously … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDuring his appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case to suspend Alex Rodriguez — detailed the performance-enhancing…

Honda Retools US Fit to Regain Tiny Car Sales Lost to GM, Ford – Businessweek

Honda Retools US Fit to Regain Tiny Car Sales Lost to GM, FordBusinessweekHonda Motor Co. (7267), trailing General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. in U.S. subcompact car sales, will…

Texas regents OK Strong contract worth $25M-plus – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas regents have approved new football coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract worth more than $25 million. Strong will be paid $5 million in the first…

Rizzo Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Charges – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Disgraced former Bell city manger Robert Rizzo Monday pleaded guilty to charges that he filed a false federal income-tax return. Rizzo admitted in a plea…

Peyton Manning leads Broncos to AFC title game – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeDENVER — A game that appeared to be clinched by the Broncos midway through the fourth quarter turned out to be a nailbiter in the closing minutes, yet unlike…

C. African Republic Leader Says Chaos ‘Over’ – ABC News

ABC NewsThe interim leader of Central African Republic vowed Monday that the era of anarchy in the tumultuous country was now over, a bold declaration made only days after the…

5 eye-opening developments since the last Brady-Manning playoff matchup – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTom Brady holds a sizable advantage (10-4) over Peyton Manning in their career regular season meetings. He’s also got a 2-1 postseason record against his fellow future Hall of…

Golden Globes after-parties crowded with stars – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhile the Golden Globes wrapped up, Hollywood’s brightest stars let their hair down and partied the night away at the glamorous VIP Golden Globes after parties on…

Chevy Corvette is North American Car of the Year – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDETROIT — Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the American icon completely redone last year for its seventh generation, was named Monday as the North American Car of the Year at the…

World leaders gather for Sharon memorial service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday, remembering the controversial former prime minister as a bold leader…

NFC finale: This is the showdown you wanted – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesThe two teams spent all season stalking each other, and though they sparred twice earlier this year, it’s finally time to meet in the middle and truly unload…

Groupon buys flash sales fashion site ideeli – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Groupon said Monday that it acquired online flash sales fashion retailer ideeli to expand in the apparel sector. Groupon paid $43 million in cash for ideeli.…

Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson: Which QB would you pick? [Poll] – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSan Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Seattle’s Russell Wilson will be facing off for the fourth time in their young careers on Sunday, but this time more than an…

How London plans to eliminate the search for a parking spot – Quartz

How London plans to eliminate the search for a parking spotQuartzThis week, the City of Westminster, one of London’s local councils, will start embedding the first 0f 3,000 sensors into…

49ers ready for next road test: Seattle – Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com49ers QB Colin Kaepernick stole Cam Newton’s celebratory moves after scoring a TD on Sunday. / Sam Sharpe, USA TODAY Sports. USA Today. by Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports. USA…

Jennifer Lawrence wins — for best photobomb – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe photobomb is, like, the selfie of several years ago. But somehow, Jennifer Lawrence, whose adorkable campaign for 2014 is clearly in full swing (who else can drop a…

Toyota’s FT-1 sports car concept points to future – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDETROIT — It’s only a concept, but the Toyota FT-1 was just the kind of sports car that sets pulses aflutter at the North American International Auto Show here.…

3-D printing set to break out of niche – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the oddest items on display this week at International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted…

Globes’ golden moments: On stage and off – USA TODAY

USA TODAYStars always say they’re so shocked to win, but are they really? Many of the Globe trophy-takers this time around seemed really surprised — so surprised it made for…

Salmond’s delight as UK promises to pay Scotland’s debts – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAlex Salmond has welcomed the announcement that Britain will guarantee Scotland’s debts if the country becomes independent, saying it strengthens his hand in negotiations. The Treasury would continue to honour…

Ariel Sharon eulogized as Israel’s ‘military legend,’ ‘warrior’ – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was eulogized Monday as a great warrior and bold politician who was also devoted to his family and his farm. A state memorial…

College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25 – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comI can already tell what’s going to happen so I figure I’ll just address it now before I’m ripped on twitter and in the comments section: Yes, I have Iowa…

Thai protesters create huge traffic jam to shut capital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government protesters seized key intersections across Thailand’s capital on Monday, blockading major roads into the heart of Bangkok’s downtown districts at the start of a renewed…

Amy Poehler Breaks Losing Streak at Golden Globes, Nick Kroll Warns Bono to … – E! Online

E! OnlineAmy Poehler finally got her due on Sunday, Jan. 12. The beloved Parks and Recreation actress was named Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) at the…