News archive from 11 August 2012

US breaks 27-year-old record in women's 4x100 relay

US breaks 27-year-old record in women's 4x100 relay

LONDON -- Pointing the baton at the clock showing the world-record time of 40.82 seconds, Carmelita Jeter anchored the United States on Friday night to its first Olympic gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter relay since 1996. Tianna Madison,...

 
Can daily aspirin help ward off cancer?

Can daily aspirin help ward off cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study bolsters the case that daily aspirin may help protect against cancer, although the effect seems weaker than previously thought. And the final chapter on the popular but controversial drug has yet to be written,...

 

Writer suspended for copying another writer's work

NEW YORK -- Columnist and TV host Fareed Zakaria is apologizing for lifting paragraphs by another writer for use in his column in Time magazine. Time magazine said Friday it has suspended his column for one month pending further review. Zakaria said...

 

Calif. jury urges death in murders over paternity

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man convicted of murdering his wife and her daughter after a paternity test showed he wasn't the child's father.A Riverside County Superior Court jury returned the...

Chron, 17:01 in World News
 
Ramadan fasting not linked to preterm births

Ramadan fasting not linked to preterm births

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a small new study, pregnant women who fasted during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan were no more likely to give birth prematurely than women who didn't observe the fast. Lebanese researchers found no significant...

 

Fort Rucker soldier, wife charged in infant abuse

OZARK-A Fort Rucker soldier and his wife were jailed Friday after their 11-week-old son suffered two fractured arms and multiple fractured ribs, according to authorities. Joshua DeJesus, 21, of Daleville, remained in the Dale County Jail on Friday...

 

Konerko missing from Sox's lineup

Paul Konerko is missing from the White Sox lineup against the A's on Friday as he battles symptoms of a concussion suffered Wednesday night. Adam Dunn will play first base, while Dayan Viciedo will DH and Jordan Danks will play left field and bat...

 

Review: Pitbull nails the dance-rap beat at the Gibson

The Cuban American rapper Pitbull clearly loves Los Angeles, but he's got a funny way of showing it. During his rapid-clip set at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, the second of a two-night stand, he lauded his Southland fans over and over again by...

 

London Olympics closing ceremony: When to watch, what music you may hear

The opening ceremony of the London Olympics had the queen, with Daniel Craig as James Bond as her escort, depicted as parachuting into Olympic Stadium. Sunday's closing ceremony will likely have Posh Spice. If the referenced British cultural...

 

Amy Winehouse ex Blake Fielder-Civil in coma after reported binge

Blake Fielder-Civil, ex-husband of Amy Winehouse, is reportedly on life support after he was rushed to a hospital Friday morning in West Yorkshire, England, with multiple organ failure and placed in an induced coma. The recovering drug addict's...

 

Uncle of Calle 13 singer killed in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-The uncle of popular Puerto Rican hip-hop singer Rene Perez has been shot to death in the U.S. territory. Perez is part of the Grammy-winning duo Calle 13. He said Friday in a Twitter message that 49-year-old Roberto Joglar Rios...

 

Excerpts from state media report on Gu Kailai case

BEIJING-China's official Xinhua News Agency published an unprecedented 3,400-word article Friday on the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai. The story breaks the near-total silence that state-run media had maintained...

 

Spanish police arrest activists for shop 'heist'

MADRID-Spanish police have arrested seven left-wing union activists for their alleged role in a "Robin Hood"-style looting of a supermarket made to highlight the plight of people suffering through the country's recession. A handful of...

 

Who's who in China's Bo Xilai political scandal

BEIJING-The political scandal surrounding one of China's most high-profile politicians, Bo Xilai, is the messiest to strike the ruling Communist Party in years, exposing divisions just ahead of a crucial leadership transition in the fall. Here's a...

 
The Hudson River is safe enough to swim in — even for an Ironman

The Hudson River is safe enough to swim in — even for an Ironman

Every Ironman into the water! The swim portion of Saturday’s Ironman national championship triathlon, which was in danger of being canceled because of sewage in the Hudson River, is back on again. The water was tested and passed muster with state...

 

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