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Charles Krauthammer: War? What war?
January 4, 2010 – 7:16 am
Charles Krauthammer: War? What war?

Janet Napolitano — former Arizona governor, now overmatched secretary of homeland security — will forever be remembered for having said of the attempt to bring down an airliner over Detroit: “The system worked.” The attacker’s concerned father had warned U.S. authorities about his son’s jihadist tendencies. The would-be bomber paid cash and checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight. He was nonetheless allowed to fly, and would have killed 288 people in the air alone, save for a faulty detonator and quick actions by a few passengers.
Heck of a job, Brownie.

Soundgarden reunion planned for 2010
January 4, 2010 – 5:00 am
Soundgarden reunion planned for 2010

Soundgarden will reunite for concerts in 2010, according to a Twitter message from frontman Chris Cornell which directs fans to a new Web site, Soundgardenworld.com.

Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC hit home stretch for 2010 recruiting
January 4, 2010 – 12:00 am
Phil Kornblut: Clemson, USC hit home stretch for 2010 recruiting

The dead period for football recruiting ended Sunday and coaches are back on the road full force. With the exception of a break during the coaches’ convention in Orlando, which starts Jan. 10, recruiters will be on the move from now through the end of January ahead of National Signing Day on Feb. 3.

Duke puts Tigers away early, extends Cameron dominance
January 3, 2010 – 11:15 pm
Duke puts Tigers away early, extends Cameron dominance

Seventh-ranked Duke didn’t need long to make Clemson look as uncomfortable as ever in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

SCarolina hires new O-line coach from App St.
January 3, 2010 – 11:14 pm
SCarolina hires new O-line coach from App St.

South Carolina has hired Appalachian State assistant coach Shawn Elliott to be the Gamecocks new offensive line coach.

Brees rests, Saints routed by Panthers 23-10
January 3, 2010 – 11:13 pm
Brees rests, Saints routed by Panthers 23-10

Drew Brees’ performance as team captain at the midfield coin toss was the closest he came to playing and seemingly the last time his New Orleans Saints had a chance to win in their regular-season finale.

Maryland routs UNC-Greensboro 97-63
January 3, 2010 – 11:12 pm
Maryland routs UNC-Greensboro 97-63

A surprising loss to William & Mary left Maryland in a bit of a funk. A much-needed quick recovery came at the expense of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin ‘just getting started’
January 3, 2010 – 11:12 pm
Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin ‘just getting started’

Lane Kiffin’s first season as Tennessee coach didn’t quite end the way he’d like. Still he feels that the Volunteers are on their way to bigger things.

Monty says Woods will no longer be the same threat
January 3, 2010 – 11:11 pm
Monty says Woods will no longer be the same threat

Colin Montgomerie believes Tiger Woods will return from his marital problems to win more majors but says he won’t be the iconic player who dominated golf for the past decade.

Miller’s shutout leads Sabres over Habs
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Miller’s shutout leads Sabres over Habs

Ryan Miller posted his fifth shutout of the season and Tim Connolly scored the lone goal as the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to four with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

Griffey excited for 22nd and possibly final season
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Griffey excited for 22nd and possibly final season

Ken Griffey Jr. likes the offseason moves made by the Seattle Mariners so far — to the point he’s optimistically clearing his calendar late into the year.

NFL to weigh rule changes after studying helmets
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
NFL to weigh rule changes after studying helmets

As the NFL moves into the playoffs, the league is searching for a safer helmet and considering offseason rule changes to provide more protection from concussions.

Wizards’ Arenas not talking after practice
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Wizards’ Arenas not talking after practice

A day after acknowledging “bad judgment” for bringing guns to the locker room, embattled guard Gilbert Arenas was not talking after practice.

Vonn misses gate and loses overall lead
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Vonn misses gate and loses overall lead

With her arm in a brace and her hand aching, Lindsey Vonn missed a slalom gate and lost her overall lead in the World Cup standings.

USC penalizes men’s hoops for violating NCAA rules
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
USC penalizes men’s hoops for violating NCAA rules

Southern California is imposing sanctions on its basketball program for violating NCAA rules involving former player O.J. Mayo.

Susan Boyle aims for sixth week atop U.S. chart
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Susan Boyle aims for sixth week atop U.S. chart

Susan Boyle is on track to celebrate a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.S. pop album chart on Wednesday, but may fall short of claiming the best-selling release of 2009.

Peter Gabriel goes orchestral for covers album
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Peter Gabriel goes orchestral for covers album

Peter Gabriel eschews traditional rock’n’roll instrumentation on his upcoming album, “Scratch My Back,” which sports orchestral covers of material originally recorded by David Bowie, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, among others.

This year in film – what could possibly go wrong?
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm
This year in film – what could possibly go wrong?

Can the New Year live up to what was a rotten old year for everybody but the movie business? There are never any guarantees that films will perform, and movies usually look best sight unseen.