Morning roundup

Top Stories: Oil Salvage Begins In Italy Liner Crash; Paterno Is Mourned

Good morning!

Our early posts:

Gulf Arab States Pull Monitors From Syria, Will Ask UN For Support

Scorsese's 'Hugo' Leads The Oscars With 11 Nominations

Obama Adviser Plouffe: Expect A State Of The Union Heavy On The Economy

Mitt Romney's Tax Returns Show $43 Million Income In Past Two Years

Other stories making headlines:

— Costa Concordia: oil salvage operation under way (The Telegraph)

— Team arrives to start public events at Penn State in farewell to coach Joe Paterno (The Washington Post)

— Secret tapes of JFK's last days released (MSNBC)

— McDonald's 4th-quarter profit beats on December sales strength (Reuters)

— 'Super PAC' for Gingrich to Get $5 Million Infusion (The New York Times)

— After solar flare, massive storm speeds Earthward (The Christian Science Monitor)

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