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Judge denies Zimmerman request to delay trial

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:34am

A judge in the case of a former neighborhood watch leader accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin denied a request by defense attorneys to delay the trial.

Applebee's Facebook faux pas a 'learning experience'

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:49am

When the Internet attacks, you’d better be ready. This runaway train can move at lightning speed and if you don’t know how react, you could get crushed. Applebee's learned the hard way.

Do you suffer from Facebook fatigue? You're not alone, study finds

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:23am

Many of us know Facebook users who are on the site seemingly 24/7, but we also know others who sometimes feel Facebook fatigue, and who have stepped away from the social network to clear their heads. Now a new study says that 61 percent of Facebook users say they've taken such breaks for several weeks or longer in the past.

PC giant Dell in $24.4 billion deal to go private

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:15am
Dell agreed to be taken private Tuesday in a $24.4 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell, in the biggest leveraged buyout since the 2008 financial crisis.

Skeet-shooting Obama action figure goes on sale

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:04am

A new doll, inspired by a picture of the President hunting, shows Obama holding a skeet shooting rifle to hunt clay pigeons.

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MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 9:04am

Feds sue S&P over mortgage-bond ratings

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 8:54am
The U.S. government is seeking more than $5 billion in a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor's and parent The McGraw-Hill Companies over mortgage-bond ratings, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

Obama to propose short term package to put off spending cuts

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:53am
President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose that Congress pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms to put off the "harmful consequences'' of huge automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester'' for a few months, a White House official said.

Women's solo travel under scrutiny after vacationer's killing in Turkey

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:40am

Following the death of a New York mom in Turkey, many female road warriors are bristling at sentiments of bewilderment about why a woman would take a trip by herself. They counter women take up solo travel for the same reasons men do: it’s good for the heart and soul, freeing in a way few other pursuits are, and safe when a globetrotter takes reasonable precautions.

Two students lose fingers during tug-of-war match

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:32am
A game of tug-of-war resulted in the loss of multiple fingers for two students at a Los Angeles County high school on Monday, officials said.

'Wild Thing' singer Reg Presley of Troggs dies

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:31am

Reg Presley, lead singer of British rock band The Troggs whose raucous "Wild Thing" topped the charts in 1966, died on Monday at 71.

Skier Lindsey Vonn suffers nasty crash

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:45am
Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the season after a high-speed crash, but U.S. Ski said she is expected to return for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Skier Lindsey Vonn suffers nasty crash

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:45am
Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G and has been taken by helicopter to a hospital from the world championships after apparently injuring her right knee.

Boy Scouts councils: Don't make hasty decision on gays

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:28am

A coalition of Boy Scouts councils representing some 540,000 youth asked the national organization on Monday to hold off on determining whether to end the controversial policy banning gay Scouts and leaders, saying it was concerned about the executives’ fast pace on a decision that can’t be “undone.”

Undead ahead! 7 tips for getting the most out of 'Dead Space 3'

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:17am

The best-selling Dead Space games are filled with grotesque monsters, creepy space locales and a whole lot of skin-crawling madness. The third installment in the series launches today with some new tweaks and twists designed to terrify players. We talk with the game's producer and get some tips on how to wring the most scares from this interactive horror story.

Obama presses legislative agenda

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:07am
First Read: The president presses an ambitious legislative agenda ahead of next week’s State of the Union address.

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MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:07am

China baby crushed by one-child policy team car

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 5:32am
A 13-month-old child was fatally crushed by a car containing Chinese officials who went to collect a fine from the parents for breaching the country’s one-child policy, state media said.

'Healthiest fat guy' Christie jokes with Letterman

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 5:17am

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tossed back some of the jokes the "Late Show" host has lobbed at him over the years, and then the pair talked more seriously about the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Study: Too much TV lowers sperm counts

MSNBC - Top News - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 4:46am

You might want to put down that TV remote. A study finds that men who watch 20 hours or more a week of TV have abnormally low sperm counts.

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