News archive from 16 February 2012

Amtrak service resumes after death on train tracks

MERIDEN, Conn.-Officials say a person has died after being struck by a train in Connecticut, where Amtrak service between New Haven and western Massachusetts was temporarily suspended. The trains resumed their normal schedules Wednesday afternoon, a...

 

Tuesday's shooting is seventh for Scottsdale police officer

The Scottsdale police officer who shot and killed a man Tuesday has been involved in seven shootings, resulting in six fatalities, police said Wednesday. Officer James Peters, a 12-year police veteran, is on administrative leave, which is standard...

 

Santorum targets Romney 'negative attack machine'

WASHINGTON-TITLE: "Rombo" LENGTH: 30 seconds. AIRING: On broadcast and cable in Michigan. KEY IMAGES: A Mitt Romney doppelganger armed with what looks like an assault rifle enters a warehouse and looks around shiftily. When a cardboard...

 

Romney makes hometown appeal in new ad

WASHINGTON-TITLE: "Growing Up." LENGTH: 30 seconds. AIRING: On cable and broadcast stations across Michigan. KEY IMAGES: Mitt Romney is behind the wheel of a car, presumably one made in Detroit, on a street somewhere in Michigan and talking...

 

Utilities agree to buy Cape Wind power in merger

BOSTON-Energy companies Northeast Utilities and NStar have agreed to buy more than a quarter of the power produced by the long-planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm as a condition of a proposed deal that unites the companies, the governor's...

 

Payroll, unemployment deal includes cuts

Congressional negotiators are trying to put the final touches on a broad package that would include the extension of a payroll tax holiday for workers and unemployment benefits, as well as avoiding a 27 percent drop in Medicare payments to doctors....

 
Fire fall to Portland for first exhibition loss

Fire fall to Portland for first exhibition loss

Franck Songo’o set up two goals Wednesday as Portland topped the Chicago Fire 2-0 in a two-hour exhibition match played in heavy rain at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The loss was the first in four exhibition starts for the Fire (3-1-1)....

 

Scientists teach computers to assess psychiatric risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said Thursday. In a...

 
Kwame Kilpatrick, pal Bobby Ferguson face new extortion charge in corruption probe

Kwame Kilpatrick, pal Bobby Ferguson face new extortion charge in corruption probe

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and longtime pal Bobby Ferguson got hit today a new criminal charge, this one involving extortion, the Free Press has learned. According to a second superseding indictment returned today by a federal grand jury...

 

Mark Followill: How Tyson Chandler is still helping the Mavericks

Mavericks play-by-play announcer Mark Followill answered questions in a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. Comment From Jon ... Surprisingly, Haywood has made us forget about Chandler. Is Brandon the key to another title run? Mark Followill:...

Dallas News, 17:20 in Sport
 

Will and Kate as Ken and Barbie dolls

Just in time for their first wedding anniversary, toy giant Mattel announced Wednesday it will sell Barbie-doll versions of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day. PHOTOS: Prince William & Kate Middleton Fans in London are already...

AZCentral, 17:23 in Showbiz
 

Khloe Kardashian talks Kim and Reggie Bush reunion

The buzz floating around - seemingly started by TMZ - is that Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, reconnected at lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel this past weekend. PHOTOS: The Kardashians Us Weekly says the two were spotted on Sunday at brunch at the...

AZCentral, 17:23 in Showbiz
 

Sienna Miller shows off baby bump

She has yet to say a word about her pregnancy. Tuesday night was no different as Sienna Miller let her bump speak for itself once again as she attended a W magazine reception in New York and didn't address the topic. The star, who famously had a...

AZCentral, 17:23 in Showbiz
 

Jennifer Aniston 'calm'; Justin Theroux 'happy'

Jennifer Aniston puckers up with Paul Rudd on the cover of the March issue of GQ. The two star as husband and wife in "Wanderlust," the film that brought Aniston together with beau Justin Theroux. Some highlights from the GQ chat: Aniston on...

AZCentral, 17:23 in Showbiz
 

Brad and Angelina spend Valentine's Day in Sarajevo

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spent Valentine's Day together in Sarajevo for a screening of her film "In the Land of Blood and Honey." Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Jolie spoke to the crowd of 5,000 in Bosnia, before acknowledging in English...

AZCentral, 17:24 in Showbiz
 

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