Inquiry says Richie Incognito, two other Dolphins players harassed Jonathan … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA prominent New York attorney hired by the NFL to investigate claims of workplace misconduct in the Miami Dolphins locker room has concluded that Richie Incognito and…

Syria crisis: Amateur video ‘shows Aleppo attacks’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says about 90…

Syria crisis: Geneva peace talks end in recriminations – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Syrian government and opposition have traded insults after a week-long peace conference in Geneva ended with no firm agreement. Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said the opposition were immature,…

Could Satya Nadella be the next Microsoft CEO? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorAfter a months-long search following the announcement from Microsoft’s current CEO, Steve Ballmer, that he would bid adieu to the top spot at the Seattle-based tech company, the…

Lenovo faces rare chance to succeed with PCs and phones – PCWorld

PCWorldPC makers have often struggled when it comes to selling smartphones, but China’s Lenovo could be on the cusp of making a breakthrough. The company’s $2.9 billion deal to buy…

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl? A vote for the Seahawks – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSo Denver, with the mile-high offense led by record-setting, ageless quarterback Peyton Manning, is a slight favorite over Seattle in Super Bowl XLVIII. Two points, three points or…

Paul Pierce scores season-high 33 points, but effort wasted by Brooklyn Nets – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPaul Pierce went from celebrating his career with the Celtics to nearly carving out his first special moment with the Nets. A day after the standing ovations…

Broncos Vs. Seahawks Super Bowl Tickets Becoming More Affordable By The Day – Forbes

ForbesTickets to Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are becoming more affordable by the day. Almost a full three weeks ago, before anyone had an understanding…

Thailand protesters ‘promise not to obstruct voting’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has promised that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week’s general election. Mr Suthep says protesters will not try to stop…

2 dead in heightened Ukraine protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine — The deaths of two people protesting the crackdown on the right to assemble in Ukraine threatens to spark a major confrontation between demonstrators and the government,…

Ask the 12th Man: Seahawks ready to win it all – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeahawks fans say both the team and the community will enter this year’s Super Bowl with more confidence than in 2006, when Seattle’s first shot at a Super…

UN withdraws Iran invite to Syria peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter issuing an invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn that invitation amid mounting concerns over Iran’s participation in…

Nintendo’s Mario must go mobile or risk dropping off screen – The Age

The AgeThe game maker, whose consoles and colourful Mario and Donkey Kong characters once helped the company climb to the top of the video game world, stunned investors last week…

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two…

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…

Budweiser reveals Super Bowl ad plans – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFor the upcoming Super Bowl, Anheuser-Busch InBev will recycle some successful plays from its past Big Game advertising. The brewing giant’s Feb. 2 ads will feature celebrities, its iconic…

Broncos outlast Chargers, set up Manning-Brady showdown – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER — Exactly a year after last season’s stunning playoff loss, the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday made amends with a 24-17 AFC divisional round playoff…

What is Robert Gates really upset about? – BBC News

BBC NewsThe biggest revelation in former Defence Secretary Robert Gates’ memoirs is the former Pentagon chief, a man know for his calm and charm, seethed with an inner fury at…

4 dead in crash of USAF helicopter on English coast – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFour U.S. Air Force crewmembers died Tuesday evening when their helicopter crashed in a bird sanctuary during a training mission along the eastern coast of England. The HH-60G Pave…

Teammates Maddux, Glavine to headline Hall of Fame voting – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOnly 10 players can be included on individual Hall of Fame ballots. Jorge L. Ortiz looks at 11 players to watch when vote totals are released today: GREG MADDUX.…

German leader Angela Merkel injured while skiing – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis while on a skiing vacation in Switzerland, her spokesman told reporters in Berlin Monday. Steffen Seibert said that Merkel “suffered bruising in…

Crabby in the Abbey – Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair[Note: What follows is a relatively spoiler-free sketch-pad recap of tonight’s Downton Abbey season premiere on PBS. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you may be advised to…

First real peace talks for South Sudan begin – Washington Post

Washington PostADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two warring factions from South Sudan are holding more advanced peace talks for the first time since conflict began roiling the country Dec. 15. The…

Rival South Sudan Factions Agree to Direct Cease-Fire Talks (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSoldiers from South Sudan’s army patrol the streets of Malakal in South Sudan on Dec. 31, 2013. Conflict broke out Dec. 15 after President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy,…

Al-Qaida Takes Control of Iraqi City – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaReports Saturday say the Iraqi government has lost control of Fallujah to al-Qaida militants after days of fighting. A senior security official told the French news agency that…

Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen nightmares – USA TODAY

USA TODAYActress Lesley Nicol, who plays ‘Downton Abbey’ cook Mrs. Patmore, reveals changes for the kitchen staff in the fourth season of the show and confesses to her own personal…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaches point of no return – Haaretz

HaaretzU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has used charm rather than coercion to keep Messrs Netanyahu and Abbas at the negotiating table. Now the ball is firmly in their court.…

‘Downton Abbey’: This house needs a handyman – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOnce again, to the manor borne. To be sure, as often happens with regular visits to favorite haunts, this year’s trip can’t match the unalloyed joys of the first…

Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants in key western Iraqi cities launched a series of brazen attacks against police stations and fought battles with government forces Thursday amid growing sectarian tensions between Sunnis…

Probe deepens over safe blast that killed diplomat – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRAGUE (AP) — The mystery behind a booby-trapped safe that exploded and killed the Palestinian ambassador has kept investigators working around the clock Thursday. As the probe deepened, more…

Christian Ponder takes partial blame for Frazier firing – NFL.com

NFL.comThe biggest factor leading to Leslie Frazier’s dismissal from the Minnesota Vikings was his botched handling of the team’s quarterback positing. On the day Frazier was fired, Christian Ponder admitted…

Helicopter rescue possible for ship stuck off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe passengers and some of the crew on a Russian-flagged research ship stranded in ice off Antarctica will be evacuated by a Chinese helicopter once weather permits, the Russian…

GOP Leaders Dismiss New York Times Benghazi Report – TIME

TIMERepublican House members argued that a New York Times investigation into the 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was inaccurate. The report, published Saturday, contends that local…

Kevin Durant’s huge night helps league-leading Oklahoma City rout Houston – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesKevin Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds as league-leading Oklahoma City overwhelmed the Houston Rockets 117-86. The Associated Press. Related. Most Popular Comments. Hide / Show comments.…

Stranded ship in Antarctic awaits new rescue plan – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWith three ice-breakers failing to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, the crew and passengers of the ice-trapped vessel in the Antarctic are waiting to see if two other ships can…