News archive from 4 October 2011

Column: Congratulations to Pirelli for putting some oomph back into Formula One

PARIS (AP) - Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull aside, the star of this Formula One season has been Pirelli for being brave enough to supply teams with tires that wear out cleverly - something easier said than done. No offense intended, but Vettel has...

 
Can Answers to Evolution Be Found in Slime?

Can Answers to Evolution Be Found in Slime?

Most of the aliens that come out of Hollywood don’t really look alien at all. They may have pizza-size eyes or roachlike antennae, but their oddities are draped on a familiar humanoid frame. This week: The revenge of the slime molds, readers take a...

 
Breast cancer deaths are falling, but poor women benefit less

Breast cancer deaths are falling, but poor women benefit less

Deaths due to breast cancer have been steadily falling for the last 20 years, but new figures from the American Cancer Society show that poor women haven’t benefitted as much as their peers. Overall, an estimated 230,480 American women will be...

 

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone this week

San Francisco - Apple fans are amped. The computer and gadget maker is expected to announce a new, more powerful version of its wildly popular smartphone this week - more than a year after it unveiled the iPhone 4. Last week, Apple Inc. e-mailed...

 

Read any good personal letters lately? Didn't think so

If Mark Twain were alive today, would he tweet, "OMG, reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated, LOL"? When Twain did read his premature obituary, he sent a letter assuring friends the report was overblown. But when was the last time...

 
In Practice: A system's slowness can be a breast cancer patient's enemy

In Practice: A system's slowness can be a breast cancer patient's enemy

It's Tuesday afternoon, and I'm late for the office, delayed by a hectic morning in the operating room. I discard my scrubs, replace them with office attire, rush down a corridor and deliver the post-op orders from my last case into the hands of an...

 

Targacept depression drug: high risk, high reward

BOSTON (Reuters) - Targacept Inc, a small drugmaker that began life inside the bowels of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, has for years been using its understanding of nicotine to develop experimental treatments for depression, schizophrenia and, yes,...

 

EJ Manuel fully returns to FSU's practices

TALLAHASSEE - All of a sudden, what once seemed like a Florida State fan's fantasy has started becoming a distinct reality. EJ Manuel, the Seminoles' injured starting quarterback who missed the last two weeks with a shoulder injury, returned to...

 
Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita will not return to 'Real Housewives of New Jersey': report

Caroline Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita will not return to 'Real Housewives of New Jersey': report

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" should just be renamed "The Teresa, Melissa and Two Joes Show." On the heels of reports that Jacqueline Laurita was leaving the Bravo series, it's now being reported that her sister-in-law, Caroline...

 

Summary Box: US auto sales rise in September as consumers buck trends and buy trucks, SUVs

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER AUTO SALES: U.S. auto sales rose 10 percent in September. Trucks and SUVs outsold cars by a wide margin, despite buyers’ worries about the economy. WHAT HAPPENED: The truck fleet is getting older, and many small businesses need to...

 
Madonna to perform during halftime show at 2012 Super Bowl, although rep won't 'confirm or deny'

Madonna to perform during halftime show at 2012 Super Bowl, although rep won't 'confirm or deny'

The NFL may have scored Madonna as a performer for the 2012 Super Bowl's halftime show. Although her rep claims to have "nothing to confirm or deny at this time," SBNation.com reports the confirmation through a source. Super Bowl XLVI will...

 
Rick Perry hunting camp controversy: What you need to know

Rick Perry hunting camp controversy: What you need to know

Rick Perry’s presidential campaign is fighting back against a story that the name of his longtime hunting camp included a racial epithet. As Amy Gardner reported: Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential campaign spent Sunday deflecting scrutiny of a...

 

Live Rangers-Rays Game 3 chat; discuss the ALDS game in St. Petersburg

Discuss every Rangers-Rays ALDS game before, during and after the contest with our writers and editors on SportsDayDFW.com. Our Game 3 chat starts at 3:15 p.m. with Gerry Fraley, Rangers beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and SportsDayDFW.com...

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Cyndi Lauper finds the blues in Memphis

Cyndi Lauper finds the blues in Memphis

It has been almost three decades since Cyndi Lauper sashayed her way to status as a 1980s icon with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," but the singer still knows how to have a good time. Her latest fun diversion is "To Memphis, With...

 

Key dates in Knox prosecution

Key dates in case of American student Amanda Knox, convicted in slaying of British roommate Meredith Kercher. -- Nov. 2, 2007: Body of Kercher, 21, is found in Perugia apartment. Investigators say she was killed the night before. -- Nov. 6, 2007: Knox...

 

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