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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.14.13

Posted on | February 14, 2013 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
San Bernardino Sheriff Says Murderous Ex-Cop Not Deliberately Burned

Remains of the cabin where the fugitive killer was hiding

Driver’s license with name of killer found among ashes of burned-out cabin

Few States Looking To Extend Preschool To Four-Year-Olds
Critics point to ineffectiveness of Head Start as reason to reject President’s goal

Lew Defends Work At Citigroup, Talks Tax Reform At Senate Hearing
Opposes sequestration, concentration on deficit reduction



POLITICS
Senate Democrats Schedule Hagel Vote Despite GOP Roadblocks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Republicans want more answers from Administration on Benghazi and from Hagel on speech payments

Detroit’s Mayor Dave Bing Announces Partnership To Raze More Abandoned Homes, Defends “Difficult Decisions”

Sen. Paul Threatens Hold On Brennan Nomination For CIA

New Medal For Drone Pilots Outranks Bronze Star For Valor

Senate Opens Immigration Hearings With Grilling Of Secretary Napolitano By GOP

Senator Collins Announces She’ll Vote Against Hagel



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Jumps To $119/Barrel: NYMEX $97.59, Brent $118.71
US Airways, American Merge In $11 Billion Deal
Asian Shares Gain On Improving Sentiment, G20 Eyed
Japan’s GDP Decline Strengthens Abe’s Case For Stimulus
Time Warner Plans To Sell Part of Magazine Unit
Cisco’s 2Q Earnings Rise Above Street Estimates
Bank Of Korea Freezes Key Rate For Fourth Straight Month
New Legg Mason CEO Outlines Plans For Turnaround
Michigan Firm Spent $142 Million In Federal Grants And Produced…Nothing
Oreo Maker Mondelez Results Weaker Than Expected; Stocks Fall
Stock Futures Rise, Retail Sales Inch Higher
Apple Loses iPhone Naming Rights In Brazil
Why Running Android Apps On The Surface Pro Is Bad For Microsoft, Android, And Developers
Europol Busts Cybercrime Network Based In Spain
Apple Drops MacBook Pro Retina Prices, Boosts Specs
Nexus Devices Getting Android 4.2.2, Google Now Widget
Intel Web TV Box Coming This Year With Live Streaming Ability
Valve Reportedly Laying Off Dozens Of Employees
A Smaller Rival Takes Aim At Pandora
Cult Classic “System Shock 2″ Being Re-Released



SPORTS
Celtics Grind Out Ugly Win Over Bulls

Celtics’ Brandon Bass dunks over the Bulls’ Joakim Noah in the first half of Wednesday’s game

Bad shooting from both teams prolongs agony of 71-69 Boston win

Brennan: IOC Loves American Money, But Not Americans

Senators’ Karlsson Suffers Cut Achilles Tendon, Out Indefinitely

Orange Crushed: Huskies Beat Syracuse 66-58

Blues Edge Red Wings In OT 4-3

Nyets Beat Undermanned Nuggets, 118-108

Magic Forward Turkoglu Gets 20 Game Suspension After Testing Positive For Steroids

Paul George’s First Triple-Double Helps Pacers Bury Bobcats

Barry Bonds Seeks Dismissal Of Felony Conviction

2013 Daytona Speedweeks Schedule

Nationals Notes: Gio Gonzalez Braced For An Unusual Spring



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kate Upton Says Her Body Shut Down After Antarctic Photo Shoot

Kate Upton poses at the launch party of the SI 2013 Swimsuit issue

“When I came back, I was losing my hearing and eyesight. My body was shutting down because it was working so hard to keep me warm.”

Alyson Hannigan: A Mental Patient Is Trying To Kill Me


Katy Perry Doesn’t Approve Of The Chris Brown/Rihanna Reunion

Hugh Laurie In Talks For Villain Role In George Clooney’s “Tomorrowland”

Taylor Swift Disses Carrie Underwood, Avoids Ex John Mayer At The Grammy Awards

Connie Britton Is A Late Bloomer

Hugh Jackman On his Surprising Hollywood BFFs And Mother’s Abandonment

Ke$ha Drinks Own Urine In Documentary

Steve Martin And Wife Welcome First Child



FOREIGNERS
Pope Benedict Appears At Final Public Mass
Obama Speaks To Abe About Nork Nuke Test
Australia Aware Of Alleged Spy Before Death In Israel
100th Self-Immolation Reported In Tibet
Egyptian Authorities Flooding Gaza Tunnels To Curb Smuggling
VP Says Chavez Getting “Complex And Tough” Treatments
Cruise Ship Went From Love Boat To Horror Honeymoon
Egyptians Turn To Black Market For Hard Currency
Zimbabwe Sets Date For Constitutional Referendum



BLOGS & STUFF
Looking Spoon: How Bing Manipulated Their Data To Give A False Positive Impression Of Obama’s SOTU Performance
Naked Politics: Politics, Poland Spring And Senator Marco Rubio
The Blaze: Maybe That Water Break Added To His Aura
Neo-neocon: Today, It’s The Water
Newsbusters: Scarborough Says Rubio’s Not Ready
Ed Driscoll: In The Future Everyone Will Have His Own Zapruder Film For 15 Minutes
The Lid: NONSENSE! Illegal Alien Tells Congress “Don’t Call Me Illegal”
Twitchy: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Drank What?


Israel Matzav: Republicans Say They Have The Votes To Delay Hagel
Power Line: CNN Slides Ever Lower
Hit & Run: We’re Not Going To Have An Adult Conversation About State Violence, Are We?
Tim Blair: Sympathy For The Dorner
NRO Corner: Students Told To Stop USA Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas
Protein Wisdom: “Whether That Was The Intent Or Not, That’s The Way It Comes Across”
Gateway Pundit: Senator Burr Says CIA Has “Flatly Refused” To Give Up Benghazi-Related Documents
Blackfive: And Son, This Medal Is For…
Veronique De Rugy: A Tired, Bad Proposal
JustOneMinute: Raising The Minimum Wage (And My Blood Pressure)
Jammie Wearing Fools: House Democrat Kills Time During SOTU By Tweeting “I Love You” To Bikini Model
Althouse: “Our Court Needs To Address And Solve Its Workplace Safety Issue”
The Lonely Conservative: The Obamas To Vacation In Palm Beach. How Nice For Them.

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