Phillies agree to deal to bring back 39-year-old Bobby Abreu – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Phillies have agreed to terms with outfielder Bobby Abreu, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. It is a minor league contract and he will earn $800,000 if he makes the…

Excluded Iran Says Its Role At Syria Talks Will Be Missed – New York Times

New York TimesTEHRAN — After Iran was invited to and then disinvited from a coming peace conference on Syria within the space of 24 hours, Iranian officials and commentators said…

Cancel the Olympics because Norway’s curling team has already won – USA TODAY

USA TODAYYes. The Norwegian men’s curling team, who earned the silver medal in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, is heading to Sochi. And so are their flashy pants. (AP Photo/The…

Amazon mulls online pay-TV service: WSJ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com may launch a new pay-TV service over the Internet in what would be a major expansion of the e-commerce company’s online video business, the Wall…

Mysterious Anti-Semitic Fliers Emerge in Oakland – TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.comAnti-Semitic fliers showing a swastika drawn on a Jewish councilwoman’s forehead were found plastered in Oakland, Calif., over the weekend. Posted throughout the Montclair district, an area represented by Councilwoman…

Fighting fires with the help of Google Glass – CNN

CNN(CNN) — When a building is on fire, every second counts for the first responders rushing to the scene. A computer-savvy firefighter in North Carolina is hoping a bit of…

Highlights and lowlights for 49ers in 14-5 year – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSANTA CLARA, Calif. — In another season of coming oh so close, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the San Francisco 49ers during…

‘Sleepy Hollow’ star teases finale ‘revelations’ – NewsOK.com

NewsOK.comNEW YORK (AP) — British actor Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane on the Fox series “Sleepy Hollow,” predicts fans are in for a sleepless night. Photo – In this…

Miley Cyrus teams up with ‘Ren & Stimpy’ creator for tour – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMiley Cyrus may have shot to fame thanks to her starring role on Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana,” but now she is joining forces with a Nickelodeon icon…

COUTURE: Tardy Kim Kardashian causes media fight – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — Fashion has its fair share of personalities as seen in Tuesday’s high-octane Paris haute couture shows. Kim Kardashian nearly caused cars to crash when she arrived late…

Harry Styles Returns to Los Angeles After Sundance Film Festival – E! Online

E! OnlineLooks like Harry Styles has returned to La La Land! After the One Direction boy bander partied it up in Park City, Utah over the weekend where he was…

EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a…

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama horse around with the Miami Heat – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLooks like the Miami Heat are the latest recruits in First Lady Michelle Obama’s bid to get the country moving more and making healthier food choices. The first…

Verizon Wireless Profit Under Threat as Price War Escalates – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with closing stock price in fifth paragraph.) Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Communications Inc., owner of the biggest U.S. wireless network, said it’s studying how to respond…

Justin Bieber Codeine Company Not Down With His Sizzurp Consumption – TMZ.com

TMZ.comJustin Bieber’s drug of choice has ruffled the feathers of the company that makes it … now that TMZ has broken the story that Justin has a serious sizzurp problem.…

Sean Hannity Might Leave New York. Gasp! – Huffington Post

Huffington PostSo, Sean Hannity might leave New York. Will New York survive? That’s for the future to decide. The Fox News host and radio man, it seems, doesn’t like the…

Visual Effects Protest To Return To This Year’s Academy Awards – Cinema Blend

Cinema BlendOne of the biggest controversy’s surrounding last year’s Academy Award ceremony came due to the on-going battle that visual effects houses are fighting in Hollywood. VFX artists have been…

AP Source: Players Wanted A-Rod out of Union – ABC News

ABC NewsSeveral angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed. The…

Phillies sign Bobby Abreu to minor league deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outfielder Bobby Abreu has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training. The 39-year-old Abreu was a two-time…

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s…

Activists on trial as China steps up campaign against dissent – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this…

Obama, Putin discuss Olympics security in call – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call on Tuesday how best to have a “safe and secure” Winter Olympics in Sochi,…

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher’s upcoming…

Hollywood Fashion Secrets … tips and tricks – NewsOK.com

Hollywood Fashion Secrets … tips and tricksNewsOK.com“We love this time of year,” said Jane Dailey, president of Hollywood Fashion Secrets, the company that, 12 years ago, brought the world the…

Tice wants line to play with ‘bad intentions’ – ESPN (blog)

Tice wants line to play with ‘bad intentions’ESPN (blog)For now, new Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice is focusing his attention on draft prospects while helping to coach the…

Oakland woman keeps homeless cats fixed and well-fed – Contra Costa Times

Oakland woman keeps homeless cats fixed and well-fedContra Costa TimesOver time — and occasionally against her better judgment — she also has become one of the most prolific cat feeders…

Houston Texans announce 2014 ticket prices – HoustonTexans.com

HoustonTexans.comHouston plays three 2013 division winners at Reliant Stadium during the 2014 regular season; NFC East Division champion Philadelphia (10-6), AFC North Division winner Cincinnati (11-5) and AFC South Division…

Spring Branch ISD teacher gets jail time for sex with boy – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleA former Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student will spend a year in jail and a second year on probation after…

Miami police looking for a rape suspect – MiamiHerald.com

Miami police looking for a rape suspectMiamiHerald.comMiami police on Wednesday will hand out fliers near the area where a man sexually assaulting a woman earlier this month. According to police,…

Skydivers Parachuting into AFC Championship Game Is as Exhilarating as It … – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportSome Denver Broncos fans managed to find a nifty way to skirt traffic by literally dropping onto Sports Authority Field during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Looks fun, but we…

Jennifer Lawrence horrified after ‘Homeland’ season finale shocker is spoiled for … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJennifer Lawrence has proven to be a capable actress – but the 23-year-old star couldn’t even pretend to be unfazed when a red carpet interviewer spoiled the…

Nuggets Danilo Gallinari out after ACL surgery – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAdd another player to the pile of 2013-14 injury casualties. Nine months after having surgery to repair his meniscus, Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari underwent surgery to reconstruct an…

Nick Young doesn’t like it when you call him ‘The Swag Mamba’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHICAGO — All season, we at For The Win have taken to calling Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young “The Swag Mamba.” His long-standing nickname is “Swaggy P,”…

2014 Senior Bowl: Trio of lineman highlight physical North practice – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comMassive Gophers defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman has been a handful in one-on-one drills. (USATSI). More Draft: NFL Mock Drafts | Prospect Rankings | Latest news | Senior Bowl. MOBILE, Ala.…

Rafael Correa Jails Cléver Jiménez, Chevron Ecuador Whistle-Blower

Rafael Correa orchestrated the jailing of Ecuadorian Assemblyman Cléver Jiménez, and for libel and slander and is having him investigated for the alleged “intercepting of confidential government documents” associated with…