Report: 4 busted on suspicion of giving Hoffman heroin – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFour people have been arrested in Manhattan and are being questioned in connection to potentially selling drugs to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, CBS News and the New York…

Detroit 4, Washington 3 (SO): Red Wings pepper Capitals, but need seven shoot … – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressWhat a way to finish your 3,000th home game in front of a wildly cheering crowd. The Red Wings, who played their first home game in the 1926-27…

Controversial monk at vanguard of Thai street protests – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostA saffron-robed monk takes to the stage in the Thai capital and urges cheering protesters to fight a “black-hearted” government — testing a taboo in the devout kingdom about…

Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who…

EU Warns Against Ukraine Violence as Talks Fail to Ease Tensions – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaLONDON — Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told…

Masahiro Tanaka to Yanks for $155M – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff…

Two feared dead as police clash with protesters in Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – New clashes broke out on Wednesday between Ukrainian police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and two demonstrator were reported to have been killed.…

New evidence on Syrian regime’s ‘atrocities’ comes to light – The Hindu

The HinduA cache of photographic evidence, which if independently authenticated, will establish grave human rights violations amounting to “crimes against humanity” by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime has come to light.…

Broncos’ Hard-Hitting Demolition of Patriots Makes Them Favorites in Super Bowl – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe meeting set the tone for Denver’s impressive win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, launching them to the Super Bowl not with a fusion-powered…

Chuck Lorre shares a Ben Affleck story – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeChuck Lorre , who was honored with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television during Sunday’s Producers Guild of America Awards, teased (and complimented) our Ben Affleck during his…

Russia Worries Terror Suspects Are Already in Sochi – TIME

TIMEAuthorities in Russia are reportedly facing an early terror scare ahead of the Olympic Games that begin in Sochi next month. Citing unnamed U.S. and Russian sources, NBC News and…

UN chief Ban Ki-moon invites Iran to Syria peace talks – BBC News

BBC NewsUN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted. Mr Ban said he believed…

NHL roundup: Blackhawks cool off Ducks with 4-2 victory – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldChicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Chicago, Friday,…

Egyptian Voters Support New Constitution – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaEgyptian officials say initial results indicate voters have overwhelmingly approved a referendum on a new constitution. The outcome is seen as nudging army chief General Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi…

Bangkok residents warned to stockpile food as Thai crisis continues – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: More than 20,000 security forces will be deployed across the Thai capital on Monday as anti-government protesters implement “operation shutdown” aimed at toppling the elected government of…

Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The…

Indian Diplomat Leaves US After Indictment in Maid Case – TIME

TIMEIndian diplomat Devyani Khobragade left the United States after being indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury on counts of visa fraud and making false statements. After weeks of…

First Thoughts: Two differing views on Gates’ memoir – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comHow you view Gates’ memoir might depend on your point of view … Tell-alls can shape a legacy, and legacy-watching/lame-duck status is something the White House wants to avoid ……

Norfolk helicopter crash: Four people dead – BBC News

BBC NewsFour people were killed when a US Air Force (USAF) helicopter crashed during a “low-level” training exercise. The HH-60G Pave Hawk, based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, came down…

4-point play: Michigan State hands Ohio State 1st loss – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHOW THE SPARTANS WON: The fourth-ranked Spartans tried hard — really hard — to throw this one away. They held a 17-point lead with 7:05 left in regulation before…

Former pro soccer player makes his ‘Bachelor’ debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhile former contestant Jesse Palmer was taking part in ESPN2’s “BCS Title Talk” program, ABC’s reality-show dynamo The Bachelor returned for its 18th season Monday night with another former…

Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at Age 107 – ABC News

ABC NewsRun Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin…

Nvidia Launches a Triple Threat – PC Magazine

PC MagazineLAS VEGAS–Nvidia has stirred things up in Las Vegas before the International CES has even officially begun with a new announcement that encompasses everything from gaming to cars. Not…

Padres Radio Voice, Hall Of Famer Jerry Coleman Dies – All Access Music Group

All Access Music GroupJERRY COLEMAN, the former NEW YORK YANKEES second baseman who later became the longtime Hall of Fame radio broadcaster (and, briefly, manager) of the SAN DIEGO PADRES,…

Nvidia unveils Tegra K1 graphics chip – CNET

CNETNvidia hopes its chips are so advanced you’ll think extraterrestrial life was behind them. The company on Sunday unveiled the latest in its line of “impossibly advanced” mobile chips, the…

NJ Works to Curb Sex Trafficking Before Super Bowl – ABC News

ABC NewsChris Smith, R-N.J., who is also co-chairman of the House anti-human trafficking caucus. “One Super Bowl after another after another has shown itself to be one of the largest…

Iraqi tribes taking lead in fight to evict al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Iraqi army is letting local police and tribes lead the fight against al-Qaeda in Fallujah and Ramadi, a strategy that reflects concerns that a large influx of government…

South Sudan general killed in ambush – BBC News

BBC NewsA South Sudanese army general has been killed in fighting outside the rebel-held town of Bor. A BBC correspondent with government troops said a convoy advancing on Bor came…

Alex Smith’s stellar performance made the wrong kind of history – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions and more than 350 yards in Saturday’s 45-44 wild-card loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It was a…

Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that America would support Iraq in its fight against al-Qaeda-linked militants who have overrun two cities in the…

Top al-Qaeda-linked commander dies in Lebanese jail – The Hindu

The HinduThe head of the Al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, who had been earlier nabbed by Lebanese authorities in connection with the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, has…

Phil Everly, voice of a generation, dies aged 74 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukPhil Everly, who with his brother Don formed the duo that influenced generations of rock ‘n’ roll singers, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, had died at the age of…

Will stranded ship affect Antarctica cruise tourism? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCruise lines that carry tourists to Antarctica say that the research ship stranded in ice since Christmas Eve did not indicate any increased risk for Antarctic tourism. All 52…

Iraq Fights to Recapture Towns From Al-Qaeda as Violence Spirals – Businessweek

BusinessweekA police vehicle burns during a clash between Iraqi tribesmen and Iraqi security forces in Ramadi, Iraq on Jan. 2, 2014. Source: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. Iraqi forces backed…

Before the CBJ Puck Drops: Phoenix – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comGAME 40. PHOENIX COYOTES. 20-10-9. (4-2-4 in last 10 games). _____. CURRENT NHL RANKINGS. GOALS FOR. COLORADO RANK: 6. COLORADO GOALS/GAME: 2.97. COLUMBUS RANK: 13. COLUMBUS GOALS/GAME: 2.68. GOALS AGAINST.Nathan…