News archive from 14 January 2012

US warns Iran to leave Persian Gulf oil route alone, clash shows risk of larger war

US warns Iran to leave Persian Gulf oil route alone, clash shows risk of larger war

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is warning Iran publicly and privately not to threaten the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Spokesmen were vague Friday on what the United States would do if Iran did block the Straits of Hormuz. But military...

 
AG Martha Coakley defends federal health care law

AG Martha Coakley defends federal health care law

Forcing United States residents to obtain health insurance is an appropriate response by Congress to a pressing public policy problem, Attorney General Martha Coakley argued Friday in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, defending a new federal health...

 
Fascinated by Tebow on More Than Sundays

Fascinated by Tebow on More Than Sundays

On Saturday night in Massachusetts, a Jim Thorpe-Fabio hybrid in a New England Patriots uniform will emerge from the Foxborough shadows with all the confidence granted by good looks, athletic gifts and the home-field advantage: Tom Brady, the...

 

Ownership and Regulation, Like Oil and Water

Let’s say you’re the biggest owner of a global auto company. You take the company’s flagship new vehicle, twist it, crash it, poke it and leave it outside in the elements for weeks until its battery catches fire. Then you generate a storm of publicity...

 

California boy hides under bedsheets during burglary

WEST COVINA, Calif. - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy hid under his bedsheets and called police as a burglar rummaged through his southern California home. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the boy called 911 Wednesday morning and...

 

ASU football offensive lineman Garth Gerhart to play in East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl

Arizona State University offensive lineman Garth Gerhart has accepted an invitation to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game, which will be held Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The NFL Network will televise the game, with kickoff...

AZCentral, 17:03 in Sport
 

NHL Insider: Unusual execution of Calgary Flames trade with Montreal Canadiens

It wasn't the most surprising trade that's occurred in the NHL, but the way it was executed sure was unusual. The Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens announced a deal in the midst of their respective games on Thursday night. The Canadiens sent Mike...

AZCentral, 17:03 in Sport
 

Police investigate suspicious package at UCF

UCF police and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are investigating a suspicious package found at a campus parking garage, a university spokeswoman said late Friday afternoon. The package was found in garage B, which is located across from the...

 

Warren to US Sen. Brown: Let's block attack ads

BOSTON-Democrat Elizabeth Warren says she's ready to forge what she's calling an "enforceable agreement" with GOP U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to block political attack ads by independent groups. Warren is responding to a letter Brown sent her...

 

Evangelicals have big voice in South Carolina politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Four years ago, GOP activist Dee Benedict lobbied hard to persuade South Carolina evangelicals to embrace Mitt Romney as a Republican presidential candidate, even if they were skeptical of his Mormon faith. Today, four years into a...

 
The Power Stylists of Hollywood

The Power Stylists of Hollywood

EVERY red carpet has its head-turners, dresses that captivate, spark style trends, and celebrate turning points in a star’s career. Much the same can be expected when the Golden Globes unfurls its crimson runner on NBC on Sunday night. In past seasons...

 
If They Had Their Choice

If They Had Their Choice

IT’S anybody’s guess which dresses will make a splash at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. But a handful of top Hollywood stylists weighed in with their nominations for the looks they would most like to see on the red carpet. The Collection: A New...

 
Seeking the Next Red Carpet Knockout

Seeking the Next Red Carpet Knockout

AT last year’s Golden Globes ceremony, when Hailee Steinfeld, then 14 and a star of “True Grit,” traipsed down the red carpet in a cream-colored Prabal Gurung gown that artfully toed the line between age-appropriate and demurely chic, she went from...

 

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