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January 28, 2010
Obama pivots to job creation in speech
President Obama sharply shifted his attention to job creation in his first State of the Union address Wednesday night to try to win back independent voters and blunt a potentially disastrous political backlash against his administration and Congress. Read more

January 18, 2010
US military leads surge in Haiti relief effort
Vital aid and a surge in US military personnel to Haiti brought Monday a drip of hope to despairing survivors still seeking basic supplies and security nearly a week after the killer earthquake. Read more

January 16, 2010
Arizona to close 13 parks by June due to budget woes
An oversight board voted unanimously Friday to close 13 of Arizona's state parks in response to budget cuts, leaving two-thirds of the parks shut in the most aggressive cuts to such facilities in the nation. Read more

January 13, 2010
U.S. East Coast port shut after explosives spill
The U.S. East Coast port of Morehead City, North Carolina, which handles rubber imports and chemical cargoes, was closed and evacuated Tuesday after several drums containing a powerful explosive were accidentally punctured, authorities said. Read more

January 12, 2010
Palin gets job talking politics on Fox News
The network said Monday that the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate will offer political commentary and analysis after signing a multiyear contract.

She also will host occasional episodes of Fox News' "Real American Stories," a series featuring inspirational stories about Americans. Read more

January 11, 2010
Plane arrives safely at Newark after landing gear failure
A United AirLines jetLiner landed Sunday without one of its landing gears fully deployed after a frightening few moments for passengers, who were braced in the crash position before an "unbelievably smooth" touchdown that drew cheers. Read more

January 8, 2010
4 dead, including gunman, in St. Louis factory shooting, police say
An employee at a transformer manufacturing company opened fire on his co-workers Thursday, killing three people before turning the gun on himself, police
said. Read more

January 7, 2010
US to Release Report on Failed Airplane Bomb Plot
The White House is set to share more details Thursday on the intelligence failures that led to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. jetLiner. Read more

January 6, 2010
Bakersfield airport closed by suspicious bag; honey found inside
The Meadows Field airport in Bakersfield, Calif., was shut down for several hours Tuesday after a checked bag set off security alarms. Five soft-drink bottles filled with honey were found in the bag. Read more