News archive from 12 February 2013, page 12

Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

MEXICO CITY Latin America is home to the world's biggest Roman Catholic population, but chances seem slim that the next pope will come from the region. Names of high-ranking churchmen from Latin American countries have been bandied about, but most...

 
Papal resignation opens door to many contenders

Papal resignation opens door to many contenders

VATICAN CITY Pope Benedict XVI's resignation opens the door to an array of possible successors, from the conservative cardinal of Milan to a contender from Ghana and several Latin Americans. But don't count on a radical change of course for the...

 
Papal resignation opens door to many contenders

Papal resignation opens door to many contenders

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI's resignation opens the door to an array of possible successors, from the conservative cardinal of Milan to a contender from Ghana and several Latin Americans. But don't count on a radical change of course for the...

 
Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

MEXICO CITY -- Latin America is home to the world's biggest Roman Catholic population, but chances seem slim that the next pope will come from the region. Names of high-ranking churchmen from Latin American countries have been bandied about, but most...

 

Hospital readmission rates not getting better

Hospitals are not getting better at making sure patients stay better once they go home, said a new report out Monday from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. One in eight Medicare patients went back to the hospital within 30 days of going home after...

 

Food, drink industries undermine health policy, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Multinational food, drink and alcohol companies are using strategies similar to those employed by the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, health experts said on Tuesday. In an international analysis of involvement...

 

How do you introduce the person you're living with?

What's the No. 1 debate topic for many cohabitating couples who are over age 50? The labels, they said. "'Boyfriend' and 'girlfriend' sound kind of young, but that's fine with a lot of over-50 people," said trend consultant/author Faith...

 
Taking a nap: Relaxation shouldn't be a chore

Taking a nap: Relaxation shouldn't be a chore

I started to write this last night but really I should have been relaxing, or launching into my epic 10-hour night's sleep. If I had done either of those things I would be more productive today. Shoot. That means I have to take a nap this afternoon,...

 

Older couples skipping 'I do' and just living together

For Kathy Miller and Bob Ryan of Evanston, moving in together a year ago was the logical thing to do. "After seven years of going back and forth between our places, we decided it is ridiculous, so he moved into my house," Miller said....

 

Dell looks to calm shareholder concern over buyout

NEW YORK Dell is trying to reassure shareholders about its proposed $24.4 billion acquisition by a group led by its founder, saying it considered a number of strategic options before agreeing to the deal. Dell Inc. laid out the advantages of the...

 
Dodgers know there's a price to pay to be special

Dodgers know there's a price to pay to be special

PHOENIX - The most expensive team in baseball history will start to assemble Tuesday, when pitchers and catchers report to the Dodgers' Arizona spring-training complex. The Dodgers have a projected opening-day payroll of $230 million and a roster that...

 
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover: Kate Upton, 20

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover: Kate Upton, 20

NEW YORK -- In the dead of winter, many girl-watchers' thoughts turn to warmer days ahead. As an answer to such yearnings, the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is on the way, with Kate Upton once again its cover girl. Repeating her world-class...

 
Man charged after police chase

Man charged after police chase

slideshow A local man was charged with multiple misdemeanors after leading police on a vehicle and foot chase Sunday morning. Anniston police attempted to stop Horace Ray Jennings Jr., 39, of Anniston, for a traffic violation on Alabama 202 near...

 
Report: Vikings' Harvin plans to hold out if he doesn't get extension

Report: Vikings' Harvin plans to hold out if he doesn't get extension

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin plans to skip offeason workouts and training camp if the team doesn't give him a contract extension, Pro Football Talk reported Monday. Harvin is scheduled to make $2.9 million in the final year of his rookie...

 
Man charged with assaulting police officer

Man charged with assaulting police officer

slideshow Anniston police charged a man with assault Friday afternoon after he allegedly threw an officer against a vehicle. Sgt. Chris Sparks said Terry Ray Winslett, 27, of Birmingham, was a passenger in a car pulled over for a minor traffic...

 

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