News archive from 11 February 2012

Powerball frenzy mounts as jackpot hits $325M

Nancy Connor is covering all of her bases for Saturday night. She's buying her usual two Powerball tickets - including a set of numbers she plays for every drawing - and a couple of extra tickets. And she's also entering a pool with 11 of her...

 

Feds: BMW fined $3M for untimely 2010 recalls

WASHINGTON - Federal safety regulators say automaker BMW has agreed to pay $3 million for delays in reporting safety defects and recalls to the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that an examination of 16...

 

Fight breaks out among mourners at Phoenix funeral

A fight broke out Friday morning at a funeral in Phoenix after a friend of the deceased punched a man who had reportedly been fighting with the deceased prior to his death. About 11:30 a.m., the fight broke out at St. John's Institutional Baptist...

 

Obama shift seeks to defuse birth-control fight

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama, in an abrupt policy shift aimed at quelling an election-year firestorm, announced on Friday that religious employers would not be required to offer free birth control to workers and the onus would instead fall on...

 
Gay scores 19, Pondexter has 17 as Grizzlies snap 3-game skid with 85-80 win over Timberwolves

Gay scores 19, Pondexter has 17 as Grizzlies snap 3-game skid with 85-80 win over Timberwolves

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Quincy Pondexter added a career-high 17 points as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 85-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night....

 

Commandant orders probe into use of Nazi symbols by Marines

SAN DIEGO - Reacting to an uproar over Marines from Camp Pendleton posing with a flag showing a Nazi symbol, the commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday ordered an investigation to determine the prevalence of Nazi or "other unauthorized...

 

Feds investigating former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin travel, family business

NEW ORLEANS - People with direct knowledge of the investigation say federal authorities are looking into longstanding questions about free trips and gratuities that former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin allegedly accepted while in office. The people told...

 

Allies blitzed White House, calling for birth-control compromise

(Reuters) - As soon as the news hit, the deluge began. Catholics from across the country began calling the White House within hours of the Obama administration's announcement on January 20 that religious institutions would be required to offer free...

 

Bernanke: Weak housing has hurt consumer spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke said declines in home prices have forced many Americans to cut back sharply on spending and warned that the trend could continue to weigh on the U.S. economy for years. The Federal Reserve chairman drew the connection...

 

Ethics panel looking at lawmaker’s stock trades

WASHINGTON - A new ethics investigation of the House Financial Services Committee chairman’s investment activities during the events leading up to and surrounding Congress’ $700 billion bailout of Wall Street sets back lawmakers’ election-year efforts...

 
Ferrero, Almagro send defending champion Spain to 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan in Davis Cup

Ferrero, Almagro send defending champion Spain to 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan in Davis Cup

OVIEDO, Spain (AP) - Spain showed it can win without Rafael Nadal, with the defending Davis Cup champions taking a 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan on Friday behind victories by Juan Carlos Ferrero and Nicolas Almagro. Ferrero rallied in the fifth set to beat...

 

Emma Watson wows at pre-Bafta Lancome party

Emma Watson is looking red hot right now in London at special pre-Orange British Academy Film Awards party, hosted by Lancome at The Savoy Hotel. The Look: Emma Watson Watson has just unveiled a new campaign for Lancome lipstick and nail polish called...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Showbiz
 

Director Bobby Farrelly's son dies at age 20

Sad news out of Hollywood right now. The Farrelly brothers are in mourning. Jesse Farrelly, son of "Something About Mary" director Bobby Farrelly, has died of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports from TMZ and E! News. Late...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Showbiz
 

Holly Robinson Peete: Regis replacement is 'dragging out'

Holly Robinson Peete is thinking it's about time to name a replacement for Regis Philbin, who left "Live! with Regis and Kelly" on Nov. 18, 2011. She tweeted Friday afternoon: "Is anybody else feeling this "Regis replacement"...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Showbiz
 

Christie Brinkley, Rose McGowan stumble on runway

Christie Brinkley vamped it up on the red carpet for the Heart Truth's Red Dress runway show, during just-launched New York Fashion Week. PHOTOS: 2012 Heart Truth fashion show She joined stars including Minka Kelly, Jenna Elfman, Chaka Kahn, Gloria...

AZCentral, 17:29 in Showbiz
 

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