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Japan - International

Toyota reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit but raised its full-year forecasts for earnings and sales, citing a global auto recovery.

The results show a mixed picture for the world’s biggest automaker, which is enjoying booming sales in high-growth markets in Asia, Africa and South America, while facing lingering worries about quality lapses in the key U.S. market.

- Tuesday 8 February 2011


United States
Well, it turns out there is a valid reason the producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have been keeping critics at bay. Julie Taymor’s $65-million, accident-prone production, featuring an erratic score by U2’s Bono and The Edge, is a teetering colossus that can’t find its bearings as a circus spectacle or as a rock musical. - Tuesday 8 February 2011


United States
From the civil rights movement to the election of President Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root’s editor-in-chief, presents a time line of the highlights of African-American history. See how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go. - Tuesday 8 February 2011


United States

A Boston-bound Amtrak train derailed Monday afternoon just east of New York City’s Penn Station, the rail service said.

No injuries were reported among the approximately 147 passengers and an unspecified number of crew members, Amtrak said in a news release. It called the accident, which occurred at 12:25 p.m., a "low-speed derailment."

- Tuesday 8 February 2011


United States

A Superior Court judge approved TV coverage Monday in case against Dr. Conrad Murray, whose trial has been advanced to March 24.

L.A. Superior Court judge Michael Pastor on Monday moved to allow television cameras to film the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who faces up to four years in prison in the involuntary manslaughter case involving late pop star Michael Jackson.

- Tuesday 8 February 2011


Egypt
In a tearful, riveting live television interview only two hours after his release from an Egyptian prison, the Google executive Wael Ghonim acknowledged Monday that he was one of the people behind the anonymous Facebook and YouTube campaign that helped galvanize the protest that has shaken Egypt for the last two weeks. - Tuesday 8 February 2011


International

How does an unknown dating site, with the absurd intention of destroying Facebook, launch with 250,000 member profiles on the first day?

Simple.

You scrape data from Facebook.

- Monday 7 February 2011


Egypt

The Internet is available again in Egypt, after the country cut access to the Web for a week amid mass unrest.

After a long stretch of inactivity, RIPE NCC, which tracks Web traffic, recorded a sudden lurch in Egyptian Internet use starting just after 11 a.m. Thursday in Cairo.

- Monday 7 February 2011


International
Period film The Kings Speech, fantasy feature Inception and contemporary pic Black Swan divvied up the top film awards at the Art Directors Guild’s 15th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday. - Monday 7 February 2011


United States
When Packers general manager Ted Thompson made the controversial decision in 2008 to move past the Brett Favre era in favor of the unproven but talented Aaron Rodgers, it spurred two years of questions throughout Green Bay’s fan base. - Monday 7 February 2011

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