We Are Just Snow’s Bitch Now; Google to Take Over World; Gabrielle Giffords’ Condition Upgraded to “Good”


• Is it ever not snowing, or about to snow, or freezing into slippery patches of pavement, or turning into gross garbagey slush after the snow, where we live now? Guess who has a winter weather alert, again? Guess where it’s snowing? Or, just…look outside! “Significant snowfall” — 6 to 10 inches — expected this go-round. Update: Per Bloomberg, it’s yet another “weather emergency.” We might even get a foot. Fine. Take us to your leader, snow. [Weather]

• Google will add 6,200 jobs in 2011, part of its action plan to become SIX TIMES BIGGER THAN FACEBOOK. BWAH-HA-HA. Yahoo, meanwhile, is laying off one percent of its workforce, which fails to impress even in failure. [Pat’s Papers]

Gabrielle Giffords’ condition has been upgraded to “good.” She watched the State of the Union with husband Mark Kelly last night. She’s likely to transfer to TIRR Memorial Hermann rehab hospital this morning. [NPR]

• There’s been another South American mine explosion, this time in Colombia. The mine has 40 workers, some of whom are feared trapped. [NYT]

• Two days after the explosion that killed 35 and wounded nearly 200 people at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has fired several top airport security officials. Today the city is observing a day of mourning for the victims of the attack. [CNN]

• Some Italian-Americans are none to happy with the announcement that the Jersey Shore will be co-opting their homeland for Season 4 of the show. (Assuming Italy lets them in, of course. What would Berlusconi do with a Snooki?) [SILive]

• A psychic predicted where one of the prostitute’s bodies (murdered by a supposed Craigslist serial killer) could be found on Long Island’s Gilgo Beach, 9 months before cops actually found it. Though the family passed this info on tho the cops, “nothing came of it.” [NYP]

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