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Chavez says U.S. occupying Haiti in name of aid
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Chavez says U.S. occupying Haiti in name of aid

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the United States of using the earthquake in Haiti as a pretext to occupy the devastated Caribbean country and offered to send fuel from his OPEC nation.

Obama scrambles to save Democratic Senate seat
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Obama scrambles to save Democratic Senate seat

President Barack Obama went on a rescue mission on Sunday to try to save an endangered Massachusetts Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate whose defeat by a Republican could imperil Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul.

Supreme Court to rule on famed death penalty case
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Supreme Court to rule on famed death penalty case

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected on Tuesday to issue its latest decision on the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, arguably America’s most famous death-row inmate, convicted of slaying a Philadelphia policeman, a crime he denies committing.

Arrest in JFK airport terminal security breach
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Arrest in JFK airport terminal security breach

A Haitian man has been charged with criminal trespass following a security breach that triggered the evacuation of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday.

Navy’s future linked to flexible weapons: chief
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Navy’s future linked to flexible weapons: chief

Increasing pressure on the overall U.S. defense budget means the Navy must focus even more buying flexible and affordable weapons systems that can adapt to changing threats and needs, the Navy’s top officer said.

U.S. aid groups muster help for Haitian children
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. aid groups muster help for Haitian children

Since a disastrous earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, Americans have opened their hearts and wallets to help a nation that aid officials say has half or more of its population younger than 18.

Swiss regulator cuts UBS bonus pool
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Swiss regulator cuts UBS bonus pool

Swiss regulators have cut the proposed bonus pool at UBS (UBSN.VX), which needed a state rescue in 2008, by about one quarter, Swiss weekly Sonntags-Zeitung said on Sunday.

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle

Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle’s planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

Wall St sets bar higher for IBM in 2010 after rally
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Wall St sets bar higher for IBM in 2010 after rally

IBM’s quarterly results should show a solid recovery in technology spending, but investors will likely want reassurance of stronger growth in 2010 before pushing its stock price much higher.

Google denies leaving China, seeks negotiations
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Google denies leaving China, seeks negotiations

Google Inc enters a second week of high stakes brinkmanship with China’s government, amid speculation the firm has decided to pull out of the world’s biggest Internet market over cyber-spying concerns.

Spyker CEO denies joint Genii bid for Saab
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Spyker CEO denies joint Genii bid for Saab

Dutch sports car maker Spyker (SPYKR.AS) denied on Sunday it had plans to jointly bid for General Motors’ GM.UL Saab with Luxembourg investment firm Genii Capital.

Camargo reiterates Cimpor interest after rebuff
January 17, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Camargo reiterates Cimpor interest after rebuff

Brazil’s Camargo Correa Group reiterated its interest in cement maker Cimpor (CPR.LS) on Sunday and said it was pondering its options after the Portuguese stock market regulator turned down its merger proposal.

Bengals’ Marvin Lewis is AP NFL Coach of the Year
January 17, 2010 – 5:00 am
Bengals’ Marvin Lewis is AP NFL Coach of the Year

Marvin Lewis had much more than game plans to deal with this season. Lewis won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Coach of the Year award for guiding his team to the playoffs during a season marked by tragedy.

Care for a bite out of the Great Wall of China?
January 16, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Care for a bite out of the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall never looked so tasty: a team of Chinese confectioners have built a 10 meter (33 ft) long replica of the structure entirely out of chocolate in a bid to entice Chinese to eat more of the sweet stuff.