News archive from 18 December 2011

HS football live chat: Southlake Carroll faces Hightower for 5A Division I title

SportsDayHS has writers and photographers at high school football state championship games Saturday at Cowboys Stadium to give you the best live interactive coverage in Texas. This comprehensive chat that includes our observations and images, your...

Dallas News, 17:01 in Sport

Letters: Symbols vs. Causes

To the Editor: Re “A Lasting Shadow” (Dec. 11), which looked at the effects of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme three years after his arrest: Continuing to serve up Mr. Madoff as “a symbol of our troubled financial times” distracts from the real problems...


Letters: Protests and Solutions

To the Editor: In “Know What You’re Protesting” (Economic View, Dec. 4), N. Gregory Mankiw repeats the often-heard complaint that many Occupy protesters - and, in his case, students who walked out of his own course - have “no clear policy...

Kazakhstan Orders Curfew for Oil Town

Kazakhstan Orders Curfew for Oil Town

MOSCOW - The president of Kazakhstan declared a state of emergency on Saturday in a town in the western oil-producing region of the country, where striking workers and the police fought the day before, leaving at least 11 people dead. Connect With Us...

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers backing up talk with late-season surge

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers backing up talk with late-season surge

In the heat of nearly every moment on a football field, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is said to be a man of many words - some more family-friendly than others - whether his Chargers are winning big or getting their butts handed to them. It’s...


Rapper Slim Dunkin slain in an Atlanta music studio

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he was preparing to record a video. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the rapper, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the...

AZCentral, 17:19 in Showbiz

Kim Kardashian's psoriasis flares up due to marriage stress

Kim Kardashian's psoriasis has flared up due to stress over her marriage split. The reality TV star's spouse Kris Humphries is seeking to annul their 72-day marriage on the grounds of fraud causing her skin condition, which is believed to be caused by...

AZCentral, 17:19 in Showbiz

Chris Martin won't have Coldplay Christmas

Chris Martin won't be seeing his Coldplay bandmates over Christmas. The group's frontman - who has two children, Apple, seven, and five-year-old Moses, with actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow - says Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland are among...

AZCentral, 17:19 in Showbiz

3 people familiar with deal tell AP: Rollins, Phillies agree on 3-year, $33 million contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy Rollins is bringing his swagger back to the Phillies. Three people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Rollins has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract with Philadelphia. The deal includes a...


Boynton's 6 3-pointers help No. 13 Florida beat No. 22 Texas A&M 84-64

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Boynton sank six 3-pointers and No. 13 Florida built an early 16-point lead, then coasted past No. 22 Texas A&M 84-64 Saturday. Boynton finished with 22 points. Erving Walker had 16 points and six assists, and Bradley...

Computer Scientists May Have What It Takes to Help Cure Cancer

Computer Scientists May Have What It Takes to Help Cure Cancer

The war against cancer is increasingly moving into cyberspace. Computer scientists may have the best skills to fight cancer in the next decade - and they should be signing up in droves. David Patterson RSS Feed Get Science News From The New York Times...

Arab States Warn Syria on Inaction

Arab States Warn Syria on Inaction

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Arab states may take their initiative for ending Syria’s crackdown on protests to the United Nations Security Council next week unless Damascus agrees to carry out the measure, Qatar’s foreign minister said Saturday. Connect...


Grammy-winning singer Cesaria Evora dies at age 70

LISBON, Portugal -- Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora, known...

AZCentral, 17:34 in Showbiz
Hundreds Demonstrate Against Church

Hundreds Demonstrate Against Church

From his spot at the center of Duarte Square in Lower Manhattan, Matt Sky watched on Saturday as hundreds of protesters streamed into the public areas of the triangle-shaped space at the center of an ideological tug of war between onetime allies...


Mass. man gets life in beating death of baby

NEW BEDFORD, Mass.-A New Bedford man has received a life sentence after admitting he fatally injured his girlfriend's baby daughter by stomping her stomach and repeatedly hitting her on the head. Manuel Moniz entered the plea Friday in the March 2009...


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