Madonna Apologizes for Calling Son a Racial Slur on Instagram – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post IntelligencerMadonna has apologized for calling her son a racial slur on Instagram. “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram,”…

SAG Awards to offer window into Oscar race – Washington Post

Washington PostWhen the 20th annual SAG Awards get underway Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (broadcast live on TNT and TBS beginning at 8 p.m. EST), the…

Terrance Knighton ready to lead Broncos’ push vs. Pats – USA TODAY

USA TODAYENGLEWOOD, Colo. – It may not be enough for Terrance Knighton to consistently win man-on-man battles in the trenches to make a difference in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It…

St. Louis has 4 goals, but Pavelski’s 3 lift Sharks by Lightning – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTAMPA (AP) — Martin St. Louis tied a Tampa Bay Lightning record with four goals, but Joe Pavelski responded and scored three of his own in the second period…

Bio-Bot That Swims With Heart Cells Debuted – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceThis is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. science, health, bio-bot, heart. A bio-bot that swims with heart cells debuted…

Iraq Violence Kills 14 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaViolence in Iraq has left at least 14 people dead and 50 others wounded. Authorities say four car bombings and mortar fire shook the capital, Baghdad, Saturday. There…

Tharoor was taken to AIIMS after ‘chest pain’ – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Less than two hours after Sunanda Pushkar’s body arrived at the AIIMS mortuary, her husband Shashi Tharoor too had to rush to the hospital with complaints…

Quake researchers to hand over list of potentially dangerous buildings to Los … – Fox News

Fox NewsLOS ANGELES – Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a…

The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award Red Carpet – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCheck out your photo or video now, and look for it in USA TODAY online, mobile, and print editions. View Your Contribution. Oops! Your submission didn’t go through. Please…

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s personality has evolved over the years – azcentral.com

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s personality has evolved over the yearsazcentral.comThis may explain why Harbaugh, who has coached the San Francisco 49ers in a third consecutive NFC Championship Game,…

Madonna: ‘N-word’ hashtag was ‘term of endearment’ to son, not racial slur – CNN

CNNLos Angeles (CNN) — Madonna apologizes to you if you were offended by her Instagram hashtag that used a form of the “N word.” “It was not meant as a…

Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, Marries Kathy Hubbard In California Ceremony – Huffington Post

Huffington PostHouston Mayor Annise Parker tied the knot with longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a Jan. 16 ceremony in Palm Springs, Calif. ABC Eyewitness News 13 reports that the couple…

NFL playoffs 2014: Success follows four masterful coaches toward Super Bowl – SportingNews.com

NFL playoffs 2014: Success follows four masterful coaches toward Super BowlSportingNews.comIt might be because there’s almost nothing left to say about exactly how stellar this quartet of coaches is —…

Hot Reads: AFC, NFC decide Super Bowl teams (watch) – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comGet ready for a tremendous football game to open Sunday’s NFL conference championship play. NFL analyst Troy Aikman expects nothing less when the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos.…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, other Democrats ‘welcome’ Chris Christie to Florida – Sun-Sentinel (blog)

Sun-Sentinel (blog)“It’s interesting that while Chris Christie is spending the entire weekend in Florida with Governor Scott, they won’t have a single public appearance. Either Chris Christie doesn’t want to…

Call to scrap Help to Buy in London as prices become ‘absurd’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIn an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Wilson argued that house prices in London and the South East had reached “absurd” levels and said that the Government support scheme for…

West Denver fire sends two to hospital Saturday morning – Denver Post

West Denver fire sends two to hospital Saturday morningDenver PostPolice are investigating an apartment fire started Saturday morning in west Denver that sent two people to the hospital. An adult…

Pete Carroll leads Seahawks with enthusiasm, toughness – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENTON, Wash. — Willie McGinest was one of the few true believers in his young New England Patriots coach Pete Carroll when many teammates rolled their eyes, scoffing at…

How the NFC, AFC title game rosters were built – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENTON, Wash. – The Denver Broncos have the oldest roster of the four teams in Sunday’s conference championship games, which only makes sense, considering their quarterback. “With a guy…

Taiji Cove dolphin hunt begins in Japan amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite protests from conservationists, an annual dolphin hunt took place Saturday at Taiji Cove in Japan. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a Friday Harbor, Wash.-based non-profit group…

Syrian opposition says to attend talks, backed by rebel fighters – Reuters

ReutersSILIVRI, Turkey (Reuters) – Syria’s main political opposition group in exile agreed on Saturday to attend internationally sponsored peace talks, and said for the first time three rebel fighting forces…

ABC’s Bachelor issues apology for gay comments – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne day after telling a Television Critics Association panel that he didn’t like the idea of a gay or bisexual Bachelor on the ABC dating franchise Bachelor because it…

After Love Unravels in Media, Indian Politician’s Wife Is Found Dead – New York Times

New York TimesShashi Tharoor, right, a minister in the Indian government, sat in an ambulance with the body of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar, in New Delhi, India. Money Sharma/European Pressphoto…

NFL Draft 2014: Highlighting Studs Who Will Exceed Expectations – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe 2014 NFL draft may not be until May, but it’s one of the few things that fans of 28 teams in the NFL have to look forward to…

Life On A Social Media Island–Where Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants … – Huffington Post

Life On A Social Media Island–Where Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants …Huffington PostRecently, my 18 year-old son asked me, “Are you the oldest woman in social media?” While most 53-year-old…

Woman found dead at Nellis AFB; husband arrested – Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas SunMetro Police have arrested a man suspected of killing his wife this morning at their home in Nellis Air Force Base. Rickey Massey Jr., 32, was arrested shortly…

Hoboken, NJ, mayor claims Chris Christie camp held Sandy money hostage – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)Hoboken, N.J., Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that top officials in Chris Christie’s administration have told her that her city will only receive critical Sandy relief funds if she expedites…

Roundup: No. 22 Colorado, No. 17 Memphis earn easy wins – USA TODAY

Roundup: No. 22 Colorado, No. 17 Memphis earn easy winsUSA TODAYBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Josh Scott scored 20 points, Askia Booker had 13, and No. 22 Colorado, shaken by the…

Madonna apologizes for racial slur on Instagram – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMadonna apologized Saturday for using a racial slur on Instagram to refer to her white son, seeking forgiveness a day after calling those who criticized her language “haters.” On…

Asiana Airlines passengers sue over San Francisco crash – USA TODAY

Asiana Airlines passengers sue over San Francisco crashUSA TODAYA group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed last summer at a San Francisco airport filed…

Cuomo: No place in New York for extreme conservatives – Buffalo News

Buffalo NewsIn fact, the Buffalo businessman and conservative who lost to Cuomo in the 2010 election has threatened to campaign not just against Cuomo but against the moderate Republican lawmakers…

At least 17 killed in Baghdad bombings – The Hindu

The HinduAt least 17 people were killed on Saturday in a series of car bombings which rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. The attacks — involving at least six…

‘The Bachelor’ Juan Pablo Galavis says gays shouldn’t be on show – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJuan Pablo Galavis is the first minority to lead the love charge on “The Bachelor,” but he doesn’t feel the show has room for gays. “I respect…

Wife of India minister found dead after Twitter spat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe wife of an Indian minister was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room, days after she engaged in a Twitter dispute with a Pakastani journalist she accused…

Intelligence reforms to dominate Sunday shows – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Sunday talk shows will be dominated by politicians and officials dissecting President Obama’s speech about electronic surveillance and privacy issues. In a major speech Friday, Obama announced an…