News archive from 3 February 2012

'The Artist's' two stars talk

'The Artist's' two stars talk

Originally, Michel Hazanavicius admits, "The Artist" wasn't supposed to have a Hollywood happy ending. Au contraire. When the French writer-director first conceived his black-and-white tribute to the silent film, he was influenced by the...

 
Fire's Klopas denies interest in Chelsea's Drogba

Fire's Klopas denies interest in Chelsea's Drogba

Chicago Fire coach Frank Klopas denied a British tabloid report Thursday that claimed the team was interested in acquiring Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. London's Daily Mirror reported that the 33-year-old Drogba, who has six goals in 17 appearances...

 

Teen accused in Peoria shooting pleads not guilty

The teen accused of killing two people and injuring another in a robbery at a north Peoria smoke shop entered a not guilty plea in Maricopa County Superior Court on Thursday, authorities said. A Maricopa County Grand jury had indicted the Phoenix...

 

Florida Senate panel offers plan to tax online retailers

TALLAHASSEE - With lobbyists for Amazon.com Inc. watching silently, the Florida Senate on Thursday took the first step toward trying to force the Internet giant and other online retailers to collect state sales taxes. The Senate's chief tax-writing...

 

If you go to the Father Lopez Showdown

What: Father Lopez Showdown (boys basketball) Where: Father Lopez Catholic School (3918 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach) Related Pictures: 2011-12 Boys Basketball Regular Season Pictures: 2011 Boys Basketball Media Day Pictures: 2011 Girls State Basketball...

 

NC's Heath Shuler won't seek re-election to House

WASHINGTON-North Carolina Democrat Heath Shuler won't seek re-election to the House. The former professional football player, a frequent critic of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, announced in a statement Thursday that he will not seek a fourth...

 

Shell looks past weak earnings, targets US growth

AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s top executives dismissed weaker than anticipated fourth quarter earnings as a blip and said Europe’s biggest oil company would embark on a new program to boost production, with an eye-catching emphasis on U.S....

 

Drawing on experience in NFL, Weis brings together unique coaching staff at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Dave Campo gives off a grandfatherly vibe when he walks into the homes of potential recruits. His hair is turning gray, his voice is husky yet tinged with a certain Southern charm, and his bushy eyebrows seem to dance across his...

 
Sox to play exhibition for Christina-Taylor Green memorial

Sox to play exhibition for Christina-Taylor Green memorial

For a second straight spring, the Chicago White Sox will play a charity game in Tucson, Ariz., with proceeds benefitting the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The game against the Los Angeles Dodgers will be played March 23 in the former...

 

Study works out kinks in understanding of massage

LOS ANGELES - Everyone knows that it can feel really good to get a massage. Now scientists may have figured out why, by identifying how massage switches genes on and off, thus reducing inflammation and coaxing muscle adaptation to exercise. The...

 

City of Detroit promises unions it'll crack down on delinquent taxes, unpaid tickets

Detroit plans to unleash a massive amnesty campaign to collect delinquent taxes, unpaid parking tickets and other revenue from March 15 through May 15 as the state gets closer to deciding whether to appoint an emergency manager, according to tentative...

 

Mexico is abuzz over the real purpose for the $1.9 million seized aboard a flight

MEXICO CITY - It was a mere $1.9 million, stuffed as brand new bills into two suitcases on a small jet traveling from the drug-rattled state of Veracruz to the hometown of the man likely to be Mexico’s next president. Suspicious? Officers from the...

 

Police on lookout for armed man accused of purse snatching at knifepoint

Chesterfield Township Police are looking for a man believed to have robbed a woman of her purse and laptop at knifepoint while she waited at a McDonald’s drive-through. Roland Lee Moore, Jr., described as about six-feet tall, 240 pounds, with a shaved...

 
Michael Rosenberg: Midwest focus pays off for Michigan

Michael Rosenberg: Midwest focus pays off for Michigan

On the day Michigan's 2012 recruiting class became official, Fred Jackson woke up at 6 a.m. and started working on 2013. Jackson, one of the longest-tenured assistants in the country, wrote letters to 23 coaches -- handwritten letters, the way he...

 
Madonna channels Victor Cruz with salsa dance

Madonna channels Victor Cruz with salsa dance

INDIANAPOLIS - Madonna won't explicitly say who she's rooting for, but her spot-on salsa dance in honor of the New York Giants Victor Cruz may have revealed where her allegiance lies. At a news conference Thursday to promote her halftime Super Bowl...

 

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