Report Due On Toyota Accelerations, No Significant Defects Found?
The situation in Egypt, as we reported earlier, remains much the same today as it was when we last checked on things Monday. Thousands of protesters continue to occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square and continue to demand that President Hosni Mubarak step down now. Mubarak's government, while pledging reforms and talking with opposition groups, remains in place.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. the coldest weather yet in an already intense winter is spreading across the lower 48. We noted earlier that today and tomorrow more than 150 million people in 40 states will be experiencing much colder than normal temperatures.
— Report Due On Toyota Accelerations; No Defect?"An investigation into sudden acceleration in Toyota and Lexus vehicles by the nation's space agency is expected to report Tuesday that no significant electronic defects have been found," the Los Angeles Times writes. "The NASA report was commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after thousands of owners complained that their Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles accelerated unexpectedly, causing dozens of deaths." It's due for release at 2 p.m. ET.
— Chechen Video On Moscow Airport Bombing: "Russia's most wanted terrorist, Doku Umarov, has posted a video message on the web hinting that he was the mastermind behind January's bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport," RT News reports. "The terror attack killed 36 people and injured more than 180. In the video, Umarov warned of more terrorist acts to follow, promising Russia 'a year of blood and tears.' "
— Olbermann May Land On Gore's Current TV:"Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host of Countdownon the news channel MSNBC, will announce his next television home on Tuesday, and people familiar with his plans pointed Monday to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV," The New York Times' Media Decoder blog says. "Neither Mr. Olbermann, his representatives, or executives from Current TV would comment on the move, but they did not deny that the channel, which counts former Vice President Al Gore as one of its founders, will become at least one partner in Mr. Olbermann's future media plans."
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