News archive from 11 January 2012

Talks Begin With an Open Mind on Football Playoff

NEW ORLEANS - Street sweepers on Tuesday washed away the celebratory beads and the other remnants from the revelry that followed the previous night’s Bowl Championship Series title game. And while fans poured out of this city, the 11 conference...

 
As Season Ends, B.C.S. Retooling Begins

As Season Ends, B.C.S. Retooling Begins

NEW ORLEANS - College football’s postseason is poised to undergo significant change. B.C.S. officials will meet Tuesday for the first of several discussions on altering the sport’s postseason. Interviews with conference commissioners, athletic...

 
Given Room, Tottenham Runs Toward the Top

Given Room, Tottenham Runs Toward the Top

LONDON - In a sense, England’s soccer season and Tottenham Hotspur’s rise toward the top of the Premier League are two strands of a nation trying to get back what was once feared lost. The Times's soccer blog has the world's game covered from all...

 
Using Interactive Tools to Assess the Likelihood of Death

Using Interactive Tools to Assess the Likelihood of Death

To help prevent overtesting and overtreatment of older patients - or undertreatment for those who remain robust at advanced ages - medical guidelines increasingly call for doctors to consider life expectancy as a factor in their decision-making. But...

 

US Rep. Wally Herger retiring after 13 terms

WASHINGTON-U.S. Rep. Wally Herger announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election, marking the second retirement in recent days from a longstanding GOP member of California's congressional delegation. Herger, 66, said he would retire after...

 

Obama praises 'vital' work of EPA

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama is defending the work of the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it performs a vital role protecting the environment and moving the country toward energy independence. Obama spoke Tuesday during his first-ever...

 

Survey: Mass. employers a bit more confident

Bay State businesses felt slightly more confident about the economy in December, according to an employer group’s latest survey. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts said today that its Business Confidence Index ended 2011 at 51 points, up...

 

Iowa running back Marcus Coker leaves program

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Suspended Iowa running back Marcus Coker is leaving the Hawkeyes after leading the team in rushing in 2011. The school said Tuesday that Coker has asked for and been granted a release from his scholarship. It didn't disclose any...

 
Jay Paterno leaving Penn State staff

Jay Paterno leaving Penn State staff

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Jay Paterno is leaving Penn State's coaching staff after spending 17 years as an assistant under his father, Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. The younger Paterno worked the last 12 seasons as the quarterbacks coach. His departure...

 

Huntsman could be a spoiler today

MANCHESTER, NH - Jon Huntsman hopes a late surge in the polls can catapult him to a strong finish today. “For months, I’ve said that Huntsman could be the surprise in New Hampshire,” said Todd Domke, a Republican political strategist unaffiliated with...

 
Israel Braces for Refugees After Syrian Collapse

Israel Braces for Refugees After Syrian Collapse

JERUSALEM - Israel’s military chief said on Tuesday that Jerusalem was preparing for a potential influx of refugees into the Golan Heights from Syria with the demise of the government of President Bashar al-Assad, which he said was inevitable. Connect...

 
Inspectors Say Iran Is Enriching Uranium at Mountain Site

Inspectors Say Iran Is Enriching Uranium at Mountain Site

Atomic inspectors in Vienna confirmed Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium at a new plant carved out of a mountain, an act of defiance that comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran over oil revenues and global sanctions....

 
In Japan, a Rebuilt Island Serves as a Cautionary Tale

In Japan, a Rebuilt Island Serves as a Cautionary Tale

OKUSHIRI, Japan - On the night of July 12, 1993, the remote island of Okushiri was ripped apart by a huge earthquake and tsunami that now seem an eerie harbinger of the much larger disaster that struck northeastern Japan last March. Islanders still...

 

Tony Romo reportedly spends NFL Wild Card weekend in Vegas; wife expecting first child 'any day now'

If it wasn't for the Cowboys' 1-4 ending to their season, Tony Romo would have spent last weekend at Cowboys Stadium while his team hosted a first-round playoff game. Instead, the Cowboys quarterback spent his weekend in Las Vegas while the New York...

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Trained dog helps special ed students adapt to gym class

One day this fall, kindergartner Jena Mohammed came home from Dillard Street Elementary School and excitedly told her mother about "Mr. Newton." Mr. Newton, Mohammed discovered, is a dog. The laid-back Golden Retriever/Yellow Labrador mix...

 

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