News archive from 5 December 2012

Costas uses halftime of Cowboys game to advocate gun control

Bob Costas used his halftime segment on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" during the Cowboys-Eagles game to advocate for gun control after Saturday's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Costas said: "In the...

Dallas News, 17:00 in Sport
 
Flu season is upon us -- and it could be bad, say health professionals, CDC

Flu season is upon us -- and it could be bad, say health professionals, CDC

Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker...

 

Sveum: Youth not an excuse for Cubs next year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The roster is far from set, but Dale Sveum believes the Cubs will be better in 2013. "When you lose 100 games, you better go into it with a little more optimism," Sveum said with a laugh. Actually, the Cubs lost 101 games...

 
Wisconsin Coach Bret Bielema reportedly accepts Arkansas job

Wisconsin Coach Bret Bielema reportedly accepts Arkansas job

Add "lame duck" to what is increasingly becoming a lame Rose Bowl matchup. The Associated Press is reporting that Wisconsin Coach Bret Bielema has accepted the coaching position at Arkansas. Wow, could this Rose Bowl get any stranger?...

 

Obama rejects GOP 'fiscal cliff' offer, says tax rates must rise

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Tuesday rejected a GOP offer for avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff and underscored his refusal to accept any deal that does not increase income tax rates for top earners. In his first interview since reelection, Obama...

 

2 new $350M containerships slated for Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A New Jersey-based shipping company says it will finance the $350 million construction of two containerships for Puerto Rico trade that will help the environment. TOTE Inc. said Tuesday the ships will operate on liquefied...

 

5 things to know in Florida for Dec. 5

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TRIAL RESUMES IN CASE OF MISSING FLORIDA FOSTER GIRL A former state child welfare case worker says she used telephone calls instead of required...

 
Vandals dump over 16,000 gallons of limited edition Italian Brunello wine

Vandals dump over 16,000 gallons of limited edition Italian Brunello wine

ROME — Suspected vandals have dumped almost the entire 2007-2012 production of one of Italy’s most sought-after wines — the limited edition Soldera Brunello di Montalcino.
 Giuseppe Soldera, owner of the Tuscan vineyard, said Tuesday that the vandals...

 
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera continues to pile up the postseason accolades

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera continues to pile up the postseason accolades

Nashville, Tenn. - Like the hits in 2012, the awards keep on coming for Miguel Cabrera.The Tigers star third baseman took home two of MLB.com's GIBBY awards, announced Tuesday. He was named the MVP of Major League Baseball, as well as the game's...

 

Top trafficker of late 1990s slain in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian police say a onetime leading cocaine trafficker who gained notoriety for testifying against Medellin cartel member Fabio Ochoa in a U.S. courtroom has been slain by gunmen in his homeland National police director Jose...

 
UCLA's Jim Mora is a finalist for coach of the year honor

UCLA's Jim Mora is a finalist for coach of the year honor

UCLA Coach Jim Mora is one of 10 finalists for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. The award recognizes college football coaches who demonstrate sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence on and off the field, according to Liberty...

 

Bengals' Sanu lands on IR

The Cincinnati Bengals placed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu on injured reserve Tuesday with a stress fracture in his left foot. Sanu played nine games in his rookie season, catching 16 passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns. The Bengals filled the 2012...

 
Etowah County Detention Center is what it is: A jail, and certainly no worse than most jails (Joey Kennedy)

Etowah County Detention Center is what it is: A jail, and certainly no worse than most jails (Joey Kennedy)

One of the units where immigrants are detained at Etowah County Detention Center (Joey Kennedy/jkennedy@al.com) I've visited a lot of state prisons and county and city jails over my career. Been to Angola State Prison in Louisiana. Toured Atmore and...

 

COMICS: George Takei beams into Archie's Riverdale

PHILADELPHIA - Mr. Sulu in Riverdale? Oh my! Actor and equal rights advocate George Takei, whose portrayal of the Star Trek character in television and film has made him a science fiction legend, is crossing a new frontier this week by appearing as...

 

Regulators clear Disney purchase of Lucasfilm

WASHINGTON - Federal antitrust regulators have cleared Disney's $4 billion deal to buy Lucasfilm, the filmmaking empire behind the "Star Wars" franchise. Notice of the clearance was issued Tuesday. Representatives for The Walt Disney Co. and...

 

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