News archive from 21 June 2011

NFL Hall of Famers speak out against poor benefits

WASHINGTON -- A group of NFL Hall of Famers is backing a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, demanding better benefits for former players. Defensive end Carl Eller is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. He says the league has not done what is...

 

Former Stars owner Tom Hicks, partners strike it rich on metal merger

Tom Hicks’ specialty steel company has agreed to a merger that will increase the value of his investment in the firm from $20 million to about $200 million, Hicks said Monday. Carpenter Technology of Reading, Pa., announced early Monday that it will...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport
 

Nova Scotia told to pay for medical marijuana

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Nova Scotia's Community Services Department is pondering its next step after being ordered by an appeals board to help a needy couple improve their marijuana garden. The couple, whose names have not been made public, have...

 

Coming soon to the Internet: The .whatever address

SINGAPORE - A quarter-century after the creation of ".com," the agency that assigns Internet addresses is loosening its rules and allowing suffixes named after brands, hobbies, political causes and just about anything else. Under guidelines...

 

Doctors: IUDs Most Effective, Reversible Form of Birth Control

A report released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods—specifically intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants—are the safest and the most effective...

Fox News, 17:05 in Health
 

Nova Scotia told to pay for medical marijuana

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia's Community Services Department is pondering its next step after being ordered by an appeals board to help a needy couple improve their marijuana garden. The couple, whose names have not been made public, have...

 

Sega reveals data breach affecting 1.3M users

Sega says personal data from 1.3 million members of its online network were swiped in a breach, Reuters reports. Although the video game publisher says credit card data is safe, information such as names, birthdates, e-mail addresses and encrypted...

 

Latest developments in Arab world's unrest

--- SYRIA Syria's president promises a national dialogue to consider political reforms, but his vague overtures to a pro-democracy uprising fall flat as protesters take to the streets shouting "Liar!" and demanding his ouster. In only his...

 

Acer laptop focuses on entertainment

Thin, long-lasting and fun: That's the goal of the Acer Aspire TimelineX notebook series. Sporting a thin design that's about an inch thick, the AS5830T-6862 model delivers vivid colors on a high-def 15.6-inch widescreen display and sharp. Powered by...

 

Many Remain Fractured on Fracking, Even as Texas Passes Disclosure Law

It’s considered the home of the oil and gas industry, so it’s of special significance that Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed a law requiring drillers to disclose the chemicals in their so-called “fracking” fluids.

Fox News, 17:06 in Politics
 
Pakistani girl said she escaped kidnappers who tried to get her to bomb checkpoint

Pakistani girl said she escaped kidnappers who tried to get her to bomb checkpoint

A brave 9-year-old girl said she escaped militants who kidnapped her on her way to school and forced her to wear a suicide bomb vest, police in Pakistan said. At a news conference with Pakistani police, Sohana Jawed said she was nabbed near her home...

 

Feds in CA seek order banning motorcycle gang logo

LOS ANGELES - Federal prosecutors sought a final order today barring members of the notorious Mongols motorcycle gang from wearing or distributing its trademarked logo and using its name. The move came after nearly three years of legal wrangling...

 

Arlington couple moves back into home four years after racist attacks derailed plans

A couple is finally moving back into their North Arlington neighborhood after a pair of racially motivated attacks four years ago. Broderick Gamble and Silk Littlejohn’s home, once covered in yellow caution tape, was decorated with yellow streamers...

 

Hamlin emerging as a Chase contender after Michigan win

Denny Hamlin has offered a word of caution to his fellow competitors. He's learned how to "sneak up on everyone" to win races. Now, Hamlin's hoping to do the same in his attempt to make the field for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup...

 
FDA approves abuse-resistant form of oxycodone

FDA approves abuse-resistant form of oxycodone

The abuse of painkillers, especially opioids, has received national attention as a growing epidemic in the U.S., with federal officials recently stepping up plans to monitor frequent prescribers and users. In what could provide a potential boost to...

 

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