Top Stories: Yemeni Leader May Be Treated In U.S.; Syria Moves Tanks : The Two-Way Also: Dozens of Kmart and Sears stories to close; al-Qaida in Iraq claims responsibility for last week's deadly bombings in Baghdad; "moving melee causes chaos" at Mall of America.
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Top Stories: Yemeni Leader May Be Treated In U.S.; Syria Moves Tanks

Good morning.

If you're just getting into the swing of things after a long Christmas weekend, welcome back. If you're still on vacation, we're jealous.

Our early headlines:

Activists Condemn Syrian Army's 'Show,' Say Tanks Didn't Move Far.

Lost Money: $41 Billion In Gift Cards Haven't Been Redeemed Since 2005.

Other stories in the news:

— "Dozens Of Kmart, Sears Stores To Close." (The Associated Press)

— "Path Is Cleared For Yemeni Leader To Get Care In U.S." (The New York Times)

— "No U.S. Troops, But An Army Of Contractors In Iraq." (Morning Edition)

— "Al-Qaida In Iraq Says It Was Behind Baghdad Blasts" That Killed Scores Last Week. (The Associated Press)

— South Korean Delegations Return Home After Meeting With Kim Jong Un In Pyongyang. (Yonhap News)

— Moving Melee Causes Chaos At Packed Mall Of America. (Star Tribune)