News archive from 15 February 2012

Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad drags his poll numbers down

Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad drags his poll numbers down

The controversial first ad aired by the Pete Hoekstra for Senate campaign has taken its toll. A poll of 560 Michigan voters, done late last week by Public Policy Polling, shows Hoekstra falling further behind incumbent U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. She’s...

 

Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' reaffirms her pop star aims

Like it or not, Nicki Minaj is making sure she’s on the tip of your tongues. After riling up Catholics and traumatizing the rest of America with her controversial performance at Sunday's Grammy awards, the rapper has premiered a new single,...

 
Gym Class Heroes booked for NBA All-Star pre-game concert

Gym Class Heroes booked for NBA All-Star pre-game concert

Gym Class Heroes will be the headliner at a pre-game concert before the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 26 at Orlando's Amway Center. The band, basking in the success of its latest single "Get Yourself Back Home," will be featured in a show that...

 
A cruise with an NFL theme? Yup, Shula and Csonka are on board

A cruise with an NFL theme? Yup, Shula and Csonka are on board

For football fans, it's a cruise dream come true: NFL greats including former coaches Don Shula and Dick Vermeil, past Super Bowl MVP Larry Csonka and NFL referee Jim Tunney will set sail in May on a Crystal Cruises journey from New York to Dover,...

 
TSA expands program to speed travelers through airport screening

TSA expands program to speed travelers through airport screening

A test program that allows air travelers who voluntarily offer background information to zip through faster airport security lines without removing shoes, belts and coats will be expanded to 28 new airports, Transportation Security Administration...

 

No refund for derailed train trip

David Battas exits his first-class train halfway through the trip after numerous problems and decides to fly to his destination. He wants a refund from Amtrak. But is he entitled to one? Q: We recently traveled on Amtrak's California Zephyr from...

 

Web Buzz: Need a restaurant suggestion? Ask Alfred.

If you find Yelp and Urbanspoon - let alone Foodspotting - to be too much work when you're searching for great restaurants in a new town, try a robot. Name: Alfred Available for: Android, iPhone, iPad

 
What you need to know about cruise safety

What you need to know about cruise safety

Here's a vacation that will please the kids - even the teens and tweens - as much as you and grandma and grandpa. Even better, it won't bust the budget and you don't have to go near an airport. Let's talk cruising. No, I haven't been living on Mars...

 

Seniors on the Go: Which airport is 'best?'

If you're heading to Buffalo, do you really care if Albuquerque has a "better" airport? That's the big problem I have with those "best airport" surveys you see so often -- they seem to imply that you can choose airports as easily...

 
Singer-actress likes her tiny Bahamian hideaway

Singer-actress likes her tiny Bahamian hideaway

Born in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and living in New York City, singer-actress Ashley Brown originated the title role of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. She reprised the role in the national tour, receiving the 2010 Garland Award for that performance....

 

Tim Tebow: I'm not dating Katy Perry

It seems Broncos QB Tim Tebow and singer Katy Perry are not a match made in heaven. At least not yet. While participating in a Boys & Girls Club event in Los Angeles on Monday, Tebow was asked if there was any news to report regarding himself and...

AZCentral, 17:24 in Showbiz
 

Janet Jackson recalls Whitney Houston's 'sweet soul'

When Janet Jackson heard the news of Whitney Houston's death she says, "Immediately I started shaking. I was trying to text everyone that I knew to let them know and I was speechless. I could not believe it." Jackson tells Anderson Cooper on...

AZCentral, 17:25 in Showbiz
 

Tim Tebow gets choked up watching SEALs

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow admitted he got a little bit emotional watching the dedication of the U.S. Navy SEALs onscreen at Monday night's premiere of "Act of Valor." "To see what that man did for our country," Tebow...

AZCentral, 17:25 in Showbiz
 

Deputy who arrested Mel Gibson settles bias case

LOS ANGELES -- The deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving and later claimed he suffered religious discrimination at work settled his lawsuit Tuesday against the Sheriff's Department. Attorneys for James Mee said a $50,000 settlement was...

AZCentral, 17:26 in Showbiz
 

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