Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
The Autism Debate: Who's Afraid of Jenny McCarthy? :: Parents of autistic children call Jenny McCarthy an inspiration, but doctors say she's a menace to public health. How a former Playmate and television loudmouth became one of the most feared mothers in America
FRANCE - GERMANY: Schumacher 'stable', still in coma :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/europe/20140101-schumacher-stable-still-coma
The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
Advantage Sunderland as United suffer third straight loss - Reuters :: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/07/us-soccer-england-cup-idUSBREA0617B20140107
Twitter trolls: women are abusers too and we ignore them at our peril - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10555356/Twitter-trolls-women-are-abusers-too-and-we-ignore-them-at-our-peril.html
Moyes to be handed £100m war chest - ESPN.co.uk :: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/271691.html
Hundreds Rescued From Frozen Amtrak Trains :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359ca223/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Chundreds0Epassengers0Erescued0Enight0Efrozen0Eamtrak0Etrains0Cstory0Did0F214450A64/story01.htm
9/11 Cops, Firefighters Scammed Disability Cash: Indictment :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359d55e0/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Cyork0Ecops0Efirefighters0Emassive0E9110Efraud0Eindictment0Cstory0Did0F21445783/story01.htm
Huge 9/11 Fraud Scam Accuses New York's 'Finest,' 'Bravest' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359b4f15/sc/3/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0Chuge0E9110Efraud0Ecase0Eaccuses0Eretired0Eyork0Ecops0Cstory0Did0F21445783/story01.htm
Jobs With Least Stress, Best Outlook :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/359ad852/sc/1/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CBusiness0Cstressful0Ejobs0Cstory0Did0F214410A41/story01.htm
Apple reports $1 billion app sales in Dec, $10 billion for 2013 :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/6z7vHBC9_F8/story01.htm
Daughter's dying moments recorded on mother's answerphone - Telegraph.co.uk :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10555656/Daughters-dying-moments-recorded-on-mothers-answerphone.html
Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw dies at 106 :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/c_pE3-XoKxs/story01.htm
Run Run Shaw, Movie Mogul Seen as Creator of Kung Fu Genre, Dies at 106 :: Mr. Shaw and his older brother, Run Me, were movie pioneers in Asia, producing and sometimes directing films like "Five Fingers of Death."
Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
Warren Buffett's Secrets, Our 10 Favorite Quotes And 1 You Won't Find - Seeking Alpha :: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1916341-warren-buffetts-secrets-our-10-favorite-quotes-and-1-you-wont-find
Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
Berkshire seen failing Buffett's 5-year test for 1st time since 1965 - STLtoday.com :: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/berkshire-seen-failing-buffett-s--year-test-for-st/article_24533310-7006-5aaa-b8af-1b5c712dfbc4.html
FRANCE - SYRIA: Nationalities of aid doctors with MSF abducted in Syria revealed :: http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20140104-nationalities-aid-doctors-msf-abducted-syria-revealed
Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.