News archive from 20 December 2011

Questions remain about vitamin D benefits and risks

Questions remain about vitamin D benefits and risks

Vitamin D has emerged as something of a wonder supplement, according to the claims of dozens of studies published in the past few years. Researchers have suggested that adequate levels of the nutrient not only strengthen bones, but reduce the risk of...

 
Rules Stretched as Green Cards Go to Investors

Rules Stretched as Green Cards Go to Investors

Affluent foreigners are rushing to take advantage of a federal immigration program that offers them the chance to obtain a green card in return for investing in construction projects in the United States. With credit tight, the program has...

 

Occupy Orlando holds mock funeral to lay Bill of Rights to rest

Occupy Orlando demonstrators held a mock funeral for the Bill of Rights this afternoon in response to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill allows terrorism suspects to be picked up in the United States and abroad, then held...

 

New president calls for Tunisia's Jews to return

TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisia's newly elected president called Monday for the country's Jewish population to return, in statements carried by the state news agency. During a meeting with the country's Grand Rabbi Haim Bittan, President Moncef Marzouki said...

 

Summary Box: Ukraine pact finalized but stalled

STALLED DEAL: The European Union on Monday balked at signing a landmark cooperation agreement with Ukraine over the jailing of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, now the top opposition leader. HOT BUTTON ISSUE: The EU and the United States have...

 
Attacks hurt Gingrich in Iowa, no letup pre-caucus

Attacks hurt Gingrich in Iowa, no letup pre-caucus

MANCHESTER, Iowa - More than $1 million in negative advertising has eroded Newt Gingrich’s standing in Iowa and thrown the Republican presidential race here wide open two weeks before the first votes. Much of it has been bankrolled by Mitt Romney’s...

 

Mexico City closes vast trash dump

MEXICO CITY-Mexico City will close one of the world's largest dumps by Dec. 31 and will instead turn the garbage from millions of people into reusable materials and energy, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard announced Monday. Some 700 trucks that carry garbage to...

 

Kobe Bryant told Lamar Odom, 'do your thing' ... except when the Mavericks play the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant recently took part in a rare one-on-one interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. As part of the 22 question-and-answer session, Bryant responded to a few inquiries that involved the Dallas Mavericks. And...

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Writer's partner chides 'Dragon Tattoo' marketing

STOCKHOLM-The longtime partner of the late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson says he wouldn't have approved of an H&M clothing line and other merchandising linked to this week's release of a Hollywood adaptation of his hit novel, "The Girl...

 

Palin: Not too late to enter GOP presidential race

JUNEAU, Alaska-Sarah Palin says it's not too late for someone to jump into the Republican presidential race. Asked by Fox Business Network's "Follow the Money" about the likelihood that she'd become a candidate, the former Alaska governor...

 

AT&T agrees to drop bid for T-Mobile

LOS ANGELES-AT&T Inc. said Monday that it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections. The cellphone giant said that the actions of the government to block the deal do not change the challenges of...

 

5 Mass. groups join Medicare care experiment

BOSTON - Five networks of doctors and hospitals in eastern and central Massachusetts have joined a Medicare national experiment to improve care for seniors, and hopefully save taxpayers money as well. Officials announced today that the Massachusetts...

 

Florida CB Jeremy Brown could have knee surgery

GAINESVILLE - Florida CB Jeremy Brown could have surgery to repair an injured knee that has keep him out for the entire regular season. The redshirt sophomore has already missed two full seasons because of a back injury and has been unable to play...

 

Re-evaluating the Gators No. 1 recruiting class from 2010

GAINESVILLE - Florida coach Will Muschamp asserts that a recruiting class needs three years before it can be fairly evaluated. By his standards, the class of 2010 can't be judged yet. But two years into their UF careers, the highly rated class has...

 

Dwight Howard says his Magic teammates aren't 'worried' about his trade request

Dwight Howard maintains that his trade request isn't disrupting his Orlando Magic teammates. "I don't think guys are worried about it," Howard said after the Magic fell 118-85 in their preseason opener against the Miami Heat. "Like I...

 

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