News archive from 4 January 2012

Suspects arrested in Utah killings, Nevada shooting

SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say they’ve arrested a pair of suspects in the killing of an elderly Utah couple and the shooting of a woman outside a Nevada casino. Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Phelps tells The Associated Press that 24-year-old...

 

Avondale police seek shooter in altercation over woman

Avondale police are looking for a man they say shot another man in the head Monday night during an altercation over a woman. The fight between a 28-year-old man and 36-year old man occurred about 6:30 p.m. at a home near Central Avenue between Buckeye...

 

Sunni lawmakers keep up Iraqi parliament boycott

BAGHDAD-Lawmakers from Iraq's largest Sunni-backed bloc stood by their boycott of parliament when the assembly reconvened Tuesday after a two-week break -- another reminder of the deepening political crisis that has revived the country's sectarian...

 

Michigan won't challenge new rule: Insurers must spend 80% of premiums on health care

Michigan will not appeal a recent federal decision requiring health insurance companies to spend at least 80 cents of each dollar collected on premiums for medical care. Jason Moon, spokesman for Michigan’s Office of Financial and Insurance...

 
Disney Wonder drops four sailings from L.A. to Mexico for 2012

Disney Wonder drops four sailings from L.A. to Mexico for 2012

Four Disney Wonder cruises from Los Angeles to Mexico next December have been scrapped in favor of a new itinerary, but the cruise line isn't saying to where. Rebecca Peddie, manager of public affairs for Disney Cruise Line, says 2012 sailings planned...

 

Coach America, charter bus operator, files for bankruptcy

Coach America Group Holdings Inc., the Dallas-based tour and charter bus operator, filed for bankruptcy to restructure its debt after failing to successfully renegotiate terms of its first-lien financing. The company said it had assets of $274 million...

 

ASU football's Vontaze Burfict declares for NFL draft

Arizona State University junior Vontaze Burfict (Corona, Calif.) has opted to make himself available for the 2012 National Football League Draft. Profile: ASU linebacker Vontaze Burfict The 6-3, 250-pound linebacker released this statement to ASU:...

AZCentral, 17:14 in Sport
 

Phoenix Coyotes activate goalie Mike Smith off injured reserve

The Coyotes have activated goaltender Mike Smith off injured reserve. The 6-foot-4, 218 pound Smith missed six games due to a lower-body injury, which he suffered on December 20 at Florida. In 28 games this season, the Kingston, Ontario native has...

AZCentral, 17:14 in Sport
 

Tell us: What grade would you give the Cowboys RBs for 2011?

Looking at his entire 2011 season, how would you grade DeMarco Murray's performance? Click here for DeMarco Murray's statistics and game-by-game numbers.   Looking at his entire 2011 season, how would you grade Felix Jones' performance? Click here for...

Dallas News, 17:14 in Sport
 

Arena responds to FDA concerns on weight loss drug

(Reuters) - Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday it submitted an official response addressing safety concerns of U.S. health regulators over the company's experimental weight loss drug lorcaserin, and believes it will gain U.S. approval....

 
Queens Libraries Speak the Mother Tongue

Queens Libraries Speak the Mother Tongue

The best-selling biography of Steve Jobs is flying off the shelves at libraries in Queens, which is not surprising. But in many of the borough’s 62 branches, the copies being borrowed are in Korean, Chinese or Spanish. Follow @NYTMetro Connect with...

 
Chelsea: A Club Due for Change

Chelsea: A Club Due for Change

LONDON - Wither Chelsea in the ninth season under the ownership of the oligarch, Roman Abramovich? In every season except one since the Russian bought the London club, the team has been either first or second in the English Premier League. The team...

 
'Eat to the Beat' invites you to lunch and a show

'Eat to the Beat' invites you to lunch and a show

"At most performances, audiences are told, just before the curtain, not to crinkle any more wrappers, not to make noise, certainly not to eat," Michael Tiknis, president and managing director of the Harris Theater, said. "But, at 'Eat...

 
Soy may not protect against stomach cancer

Soy may not protect against stomach cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estrogen-like compounds that come with a soy-rich diet are sometimes linked to a reduced risk of cancer, but new research from Japan suggests that protection doesn't extend to stomach cancer. In a study that tried to tease...

 

Can you work OK at home? Check this list

We've all daydreamed about it: sitting in your pj's, typing away on your laptop, while you work from home. Telecommuting is a growing trend. The number of people who worked from home or remotely for an entire day at least once a month in 2010 was 26.2...

 

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