Man gets 25 years in jail for “South Park” threats (Reuters)

Reuters - A Virginia man who encouraged the murder of Matt Stone and Trey Parker over an episode of "South Park" that portrayed the Muslim prophet Muhammed dressed as a bear was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Dior suspends Galliano for alleged anti-Semitism (AP)

AP - Known for his wildly inventive designs, John Galliano struts out in an outrageous costume at the end of each runway show. That might not happen at Paris Fashion Week — the house of Dior suspended Galliano as its creative director Friday after he was accused of hurling an anti-Semitic insult during an alcohol-fueled spat at a Paris bar.…

UN says has new info on alleged Iran nuclear arms (AP)

AP - The U.N. nuclear monitoring agency said Friday that "recently received" information is adding to concerns Iran may have worked on developing nuclear arms. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Boeing wins $35B Air Force tanker contract (AP)

AP - Washington state and Kansas are celebrating a decision to award Boeing Co. a $ 35 billion contract to build nearly 200 airborne refueling tankers, one of the biggest defense contracts ever that will add tens of thousands of jobs to the struggling economy and bolster regional air industries for a generation. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Earliest human remains in US Arctic reported (AP)

AP - Some 11,500 years ago one of America's earliest families laid the remains of a 3-year-old child to rest in their home in what is now Alaska. The discovery of that burial is shedding new light on the life and times of the early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, researchers report in Friday's edition of…

All 2,000 Providence teachers told they could be fired (The Lookout)

The Lookout - Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Angel Taveras is sending layoff warnings to all 1,926 of the city's teachers. They won't all be dismissed, but state law requires the city to notify teachers by March 1 whether the district could lay them off before the start of the next school year. School officials say warning every teacher [...] Yahoo!…

Pirates add ammo, men to ships after 4 US deaths (AP)

AP - Pirates in Somalia said Wednesday they are ferrying ammunition and men to the 30 hijacked vessels still under their control, and they threatened to kill more captives following the violent end to a hostage standoff that left four Americans dead. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Judge tells Lohan day of reckoning coming soon (AP)

AP - A judge on Wednesday gave Lindsay Lohan roughly two weeks to decide if she will fight or take a plea deal in a felony grand theft case, but either decision could send the troubled starlet back behind bars. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Saudi king back home, orders $37 billion in handouts (Reuters)

Reuters - Saudi King Abdullah returned home on Wednesday after a three-month medical absence and unveiled benefits for Saudis worth some $ 37 billion in an apparent bid to insulate the world's top oil exporter from an Arab protest wave. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed

Cellphone calls alter brain activity: study (Reuters)

Reuters - Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the antenna. Yahoo! News: Most Viewed