News archive from 9 February 2012

Grandmother stabbed 93 times, shot with crossbow -grandson arrested

Grandmother stabbed 93 times, shot with crossbow -grandson arrested

Gloria Helfrich was stabbed almost 100 times, struck in the face with a wrench and shot in the head with a crossbow, authorities say. Now, her grandson is in custody, charged with her murder. Jasper Aristotle Smiddie, 19, was arrested on a warrant...

 
Soy pills not helpful for breast cancer prevention, study says

Soy pills not helpful for breast cancer prevention, study says

Eating soy-based foods or taking soy supplements has been an intriguing strategy to reduce cancer risk. But a carefully performed new study shows soy supplements did not lower breast cancer risk and may even be harmful to some women. Previous research...

 

Red meat may boost cancer risk

A diet rich in red meat may be associated with a greater risk of certain forms of breast cancer in premenopausal women, researchers reported in a study released Monday. The breast cancer type that seems to be linked to red meat consumption is called...

 

5 Yemeni prisoners killed in riots

SANAA, Yemen-Security officials say five Yemeni prisoners have been killed in clashes after riots in a prison south of the capital as some tried to flee. The officials said the riots broke out Wednesday in the prison in the southern province of...

 

City of Homs becomes focus of Syria's uprising

MAFRAQ, Jordan-Every day, rockets and mortars fired by regime forces rattle the streets of Homs. Armed rebels ambush government military checkpoints. Hatreds brew on either side of the avenues that divide the bloodstained Syrian city. Homs has become...

 

New discoveries raise Dominican migrant toll to 41

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic-Authorities in the Dominican Republic have recovered 20 more bodies of migrants who were aboard a boat that capsized, raising the death toll to 41, officials said Wednesday. The bodies were found late Tuesday and...

 

Libya issues election law for national congress

TRIPOLI, Libya-Libya has finalized a law to govern an election to choose a national assembly to draft a new constitution -- a first step to setting up a new government after the ouster of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. The law was issued Wednesday...

 

Cubs, Sox set 2012 broadcast schedules

The Chicago White Sox will be showcased along with the defending American League champion Texas Rangers as part of ESPN’s first Sunday night telecast April 8, and the Chicago Cubs will appear on Fox at least nine times, starting with the April 14 road...

 

Czech president to be elected in public vote

PRAGUE-Czech citizens will be able to choose their future presidents after a constitutional change approved Wednesday by Parliament that took the decision on who occupies the largely ceremonial post out of lawmakers' hands. The Senate, which is...

 

UN says Caribbean crime hurting economies

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad-Rising crime across the Caribbean threatens the region's tourism-based economy and has exposed a weak and ineffective judicial system, according to a sweeping U.N. study released on Wednesday. Every Caribbean nation except...

 

Unplanned 9/11 analysis links noise, whale stress

BOSTON-Researchers say an ocean experiment that was accidentally conducted amid the shipping silence after Sept. 11 has shown the first link between underwater noise and stress in whales. The analysis was led by a New England Aquarium researcher. It...

 

White House attacks Romney on birth control

WASHINGTON-The White House is taking on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over his criticism of President Barack Obama's birth control coverage mandate. Press secretary Jay Carney says Romney is an "odd messenger" to be attacking Obama...

 

Speaker: No new taxes in Mass. budget

BOSTON-Massachusetts Speaker Robert DeLeo says the House of Representative's proposed budget for the next fiscal year will not rely on any new taxes or fees. DeLeo's comment, made in a speech to House members on Wednesday, appears to deal a blow to...

 

Groupon reports 4Q loss, higher revenue

NEW YORK - Online deals site Groupon Inc., reporting for the first time as a public company, said today that its fourth-quarter revenue rose sharply, but it lost money, and its shares fell sharply after hours. Groupon’s net loss totaled $42.7 million,...

 

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