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GOP: We'll take back the House

WASHINGTON - GOP leaders have privately settled on a strategy to win back the House by putting the vast majority of their money and energy into attacking Democrats — and turning this election into a national referen

Doomsday clock to be moved by world's top scientists tomorrow

The minute hand of the famous Doomsday Clock will be moved at 3pm tomorrow afternoon, for the first time in two years.

Lost Sleep Can't Be Made Up, Study Suggests

If you think staying in bed on the weekends will make up for a weeks' worth of sleep deprivation, think again.

New GOP star stirs up presidential buzz

With resurgent Republicans growing increasingly confident that President Barack Obama may yet be a political mortal in 2012, a new name is emerging as a potential presidential contender: South Dakota Sen.

Strong earthquake hits Haiti

HAITI — A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.

Tea partiers shell out big bucks for Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s appearance early next month at the first tea party movement’s convention in Nashville, Tenn., has stirred controversy in conservative circles over her reported decision to charge a substantial fee.

King Kin Slams Reid

Al Sharpton, NAACP and Black Caucus have expressed support for Harry Reid — but niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. calls Reid's comments 'sadly outrageous'

Crackdown Taken With a Grain of Salt

NYC mayor wants to add salt to regulations that include nutrition label displays and transfats ban | VIDEO• Restaurant Chefs Boiling Over Salt Crackdown

Mexico Opens New Year With 69 Drug Murders in a Day

Mexico opened the new year with what could be its most dubious distinction yet in the 3-year-old battle against drug trafficking — 69 murders in one day.

America slides deeper into depression as Wall Street revels

The labour force contracted by 661,000. This did not show up in the headline jobless rate because so many Americans dropped out of the system. The broad U6 category of unemployment rose to 17.3pc.