News archive from 21 January 2012

Cowboys Cheerleaders ranked second-best in NFL

Just because the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are arguably the most famous group in the NFL, that doesn’t mean they are the best. CNBC’s Darren Rovell recently ranked the top cheerleading squads, taking in consideration everything from presentation of...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport
 

FC Dallas signs Panamanian defender Carlos Rodriguez

FRISCO, Texas — FC Dallas has signed 21-year-old defender Carlos Rodriguez of Panama. The club said Friday the deal is pending receipt of his visa and other paperwork. Terms weren't disclosed. Rodriguez played against FC Dallas with Tauro FC in the...

Dallas News, 17:03 in Sport
 

Microsoft and IBM push Dow up, Google falls

NEW YORK - IBM and Microsoft drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday after the tech giants reported stronger earnings than analysts expected. Microsoft said sales of Xbox games and Office software helped push revenue up in the last...

 
Author Rushdie, Facing Possible Threat, Won’t Attend India Literary Festival

Author Rushdie, Facing Possible Threat, Won’t Attend India Literary Festival

JAIPUR, India - In the latest setback for free speech in India, Salman Rushdie, the author who has survived a 23-year-old Iranian fatwa calling for his death, backed out of attending a literature festival in his native country because of a new...

 
Obama Reaffirms Insurers Must Cover Contraception

Obama Reaffirms Insurers Must Cover Contraception

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Friday that health insurance plans must cover contraceptives for women without charge, and it rejected a broad exemption sought by the Roman Catholic Church for insurance provided to employees of Catholic...

 
For Online Privacy, Click Here

For Online Privacy, Click Here

SOMETHING viewed online billions of times a month would seem to need no further promotion, but that assumption falls short when the something in question - a turquoise triangle in the upper right-hand corner of banner ads - is a critical piece of the...

 
Osceola County Clerk of Court under investigation for possible workplace violence.

Osceola County Clerk of Court under investigation for possible workplace violence.

KISSIMMEE - A criminal investigation into possible workplace violence involving Osceola County Clerk of Courts Malcom Thompson has been launched, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has confirmed. The initial accusation came from a woman working...

 

Missing Paisley man safely found in Asheville, N.C.

An elderly Paisley man who went missing last week was safely found in a hotel in Asheville, N.C. Lloyd George Passmore, who suffers dementia and Alzheimer's disease, was spotted nearly 600 miles from home. Officers found him Tuesday in the lobby of a...

 

No ad deal between Brown, Warren after meeting

A meeting between top campaign staffers for Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and chief Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren has ended without a deal to curb political attack ads by outside groups. Both candidates say they want an enforceable deal with...

 

Bears finish 1st round of GM interviews

Ring the bell. The first round of interviews for the Bears general manager job is over. The last interviewee, Chiefs scouting director Phil Emery, had his chance to impress the Bears’ brass on Friday. Preceding him were Patriots director of pro...

 

NHL announces coaching assignments for All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will see some familiar faces behind the bench at the NHL All-Star game. Claude Julien and his Boston staff will handle coaching duties for Chara's team at the league's showcase event Jan. 29 in Ottawa....

 
Head will transfer to DePaul: report

Head will transfer to DePaul: report

ESPNChicago.com reports: Crandall Head will transfer to DePaul in the fall after enrolling in a local junior college for the spring semester. As reported in Friday's Chicago Tribune, Head's stepfather Bo Delaney said the former Illinois player...

 

Greece hopes for debt relief deal `very soon'

ATHENS, Greece-Greece is confident a debt relief deal with private creditors that is crucial to avoid default can be reached "very soon," a government spokesman said Friday. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos met for a third day with negotiators...

 

Amnesty was set to recognize late Cuba dissident

HAVANA-Amnesty International said Friday that it was on the eve of designating a Cuban dissident as a prisoner of conscience when he died following a hunger strike. It later named three other jailed Cubans as prisoners of conscience, in the first such...

 

Walmart names first woman as Sam's Club CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, said Friday that it has named Rosalind Brewer as CEO of Sam's Club -- the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of the company's business...

 

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