Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.…

Police: 2 Philadelphia high school students shot – Las Vegas Sun

Police: 2 Philadelphia high school students shotLas Vegas SunLas Vegas Sun

Analysis: At NCAA Convention, Div. I path becomes clearer – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO — At 10:40 a.m. Friday, the future of the NCAA became a little more clear. In a giant convention center ball room, approximately 800 delegates in the…

Brady vs. Manning: Breaking Down the Numbers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWhen Tom Brady and Peyton Manning square off in Sunday’s AFC championship game (Sun., 3 p.m. ET, CBS), it will rekindle one of the greatest individual rivalries in…

Microsoft Challenges Apple, Google on Tablets – NEWS.GNOM.ES

NEWS.GNOM.ESMicrosoft will announce efforts to boost its flagship Windows software during its Build developers conference in April, but the company faces a challenge gaining a new generation of users on…

Wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor found dead after exposing affair on Twitter – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNew Delhi: An Indian minister found his wife dead in a five-star hotel room yesterday shortly after she used Twitter to expose his alleged affair with a Pakistani…

Remains Found in New York’s East River Could Be Avonte Oquendo – ABC News (blog)

ABC News (blog)Human body parts found on a beach in Queens late Thursday likely belong to missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo, New York City authorities said today. Oquendo was last…

Shia LaBeouf makes a rambling apology after headbutting a drinker in London … – Daily Mail

Daily Mail… an apology after headbutting a man in a London bar brawl. The 27-year-old actor originally got into a scuffle with a fellow drinker at the Hobgoblin pub in…

Oscar nominations: Who got snubbed? – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleImagine a world where movie stars of the pedigree of Robert Redford and Tom Hanks give two of the best performances of their careers but don’t get Oscar nominations.…

George Takei to host Comic Con pre-event tonight in Salt Lake City – Deseret News

Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — George Takei will be hosting a Salt Lake Comic Con pre-event on Friday, Jan. 17, at The Leonardo in Salt Lake City. Takei, who is…

Lena Dunham slams Vogue Photoshop controversy – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLena Dunham thinks that the recent kerfuffle over her Vogue photo shoot is “ridiculous.” Not long after images from the “Girls” creator’s shoot for the fashion magazine’s…

Intel Sales May Miss Some Analysts’ Estimates Amid PC Slump (2) – Businessweek

BusinessweekBrian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corp., holds up a new processor chip called Edison as he speaks during a news conference at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)…

Obama seeks middle ground with NSA overhaul – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — In announcing his long-awaited plans to overhaul government surveillance policies, President Obama on Friday sought to occupy a middle space in the simmering debate on U.S. spying.…

Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests – MSNBC

MSNBCAs the Vatican was being blistered by a U.N. committee this week for its decades-long mishandling and cover up of a global sex abuse scandal involving priests and children, new…

Tigers agree on one-year contract with Scherzer – MLB.com

MLB.comDETROIT — The Tigers are still looking for a long-term agreement with American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer to avoid free agency next winter. For now, at least,…

Rachel Maddow Thinks Chris Christie’s Presidential Ambitions Might Be Over – Huffington Post

Huffington PostOn Thursday, Maddow suggested that the scandal has been damaging enough to make even Christie re-evaluate his chances at the White House. “I’m not prepared to say definitively tonight…

Novak Djokovic’s winning streak since getting engaged continues at the … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukThe world No.2 has not lost a match since the US Open final in September or since proposing to Jelena Ristic. And the defending champion has now won 27 matches…

Romneyworld buzzes over Chris Christie troubles – Politico

PoliticoRom-denfreude (noun) — The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie. The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney…

New Vikings coach Zimmer sees Super Bowl in near future – Pioneer Press

Pioneer PressMike Zimmer only has been on the job for two days and he’s already envisioning in great detail a Super Bowl win for the Vikings. Zimmer was hired as…

Uptown Park fashion boutique celebrates 40 years – Houston Chronicle

Uptown Park fashion boutique celebrates 40 yearsHouston ChronicleTwo decades may be considered a miracle, given that less than 50 percent of small businesses make it past four years of operation,…

Suspicious package found near Oakland courthouse deemed harmless – KTVU San Francisco

Suspicious package found near Oakland courthouse deemed harmlessKTVU San FranciscoThe Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious package found outside an Alameda County courthouse in Oakland Friday afternoon, a…

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook – CES 2014 – AnandTech

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook – CES 2014AnandTechThe visit to Toshiba’s booth at CES was interesting for a number of reasons, and their upcoming lineup is a good indication…

‘Gravity’ Charts Biggest Social Media Comeback, ‘The Heat’ is Twitter’s … – TheWrap

‘Gravity’ Charts Biggest Social Media Comeback, ‘The Heat’ is Twitter’s …TheWrapIn the weeks leading up to its October release, 15 percent of all social media chatter about the picture was…

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S.…

Kim Kardashian: North West Is “My World”—See All Her Cutest Baby Pics! – E! Online

E! OnlineNorth West is the perfect combination of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! The 7-month-old baby girl is growing up before our eyes, and on Friday, Jan. 17, Kim treated…

Luke Bryan Concert Stage Partially Collapses in Ohio, Crew Members Injured – E! Online

E! OnlineThe show will not be going on for Luke Bryan just yet. The country star’s concert scheduled for tonight in Lexington, Ky, has been postponed after an accident while…

Kevin Greene done as Pack LB coach – ESPN

ESPNGREEN BAY, Wis. — For as long as the Green Bay Packers have played a 3-4 defense under coordinator Dom Capers, they have had arguably the best outside linebacker in…

The Day New York Died – New York Observer

The Day New York DiedNew York ObserverThe 108th mayor of New York, a billionaire who sat sullenly nearby avoiding eye contact, was perhaps wondering at that moment whether his successor…

Patrick McCullough Runs For Mayor Of Oakland: Vigilante Candidate

Patrick McCullough Runs For Mayor Of Oakland: Vigilante Candidate Patrick McCullough Runs For Mayor Of Oakland. The Vigilante Candidate’s horrifying story. ift.tt/LrCHN4

Top UN Official Describes ‘Horror’ in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesUNITED NATIONS — A top United Nations human rights official visiting South Sudan described “horror” on Friday, with bodies on the streets and reports of mass killings, sexual…

American Apparel mannequins in New York go provocatively au natural – Washington Post (blog)

American Apparel mannequins in New York go provocatively au naturalWashington Post (blog)As Gothamist explains, the mannequins are on display at the East Houston storefront in New York’s Lower East Side…

Scherzer, Tigers agree at $15525000 – Washington Post

Washington PostDETROIT — AL Cy Young Award winner has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $15,525,000, setting himself up for an even bigger payday when he…

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook – CES 2014 – AnandTech

Toshiba’s 4K Laptops and Updated KIRAbook – CES 2014AnandTechThe visit to Toshiba’s booth at CES was interesting for a number of reasons, and their upcoming lineup is a good indication…

Coaching Changes Daily: Vanderbilt to hire Stanford’s Derek Mason – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comVanderbilt and a rep for Mason are “working on the details” for Mason’s contract, and Vanderbilt’s John Ingram, a booster and search committee member, told The Tennessean that Mason is…

Harry Connick Jr. steals ‘American Idol’ spotlight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIf you didn’t watch the two premiere nights of American Idol this week, you missed some crazy antics. And we don’t mean from the contestants. We’re talking new judge…