News archive from 23 March 2012

Just kidding: Tigers' Verlander says he'll throw 107 vs. Red Sox

Just kidding: Tigers' Verlander says he'll throw 107 vs. Red Sox

Justin Verlander says he's going to throw a pitch 107 mph on Opening Day.(Well, he's just kidding.) The Tigers' starting pitcher and a handful of other MLB stars make some bold predictions for what they'll do on Opening Day in a promotional video...

 

5 reasons the dividend boom isn't about to go bust

BOSTON -- The news keeps getting better for dividend investors. But can it last? The latest sign of a dividend renaissance is Apple's decision to begin sharing some of its profits with shareholders for the first time in nearly two decades. The world's...

 

Senator: Employers shouldn't ask Facebook password

SEATTLE -- A U.S. senator from Connecticut says he is writing a bill that would stop employers from asking a job applicant's Facebook and other social media passwords. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal told the Associated Press on Thursday that such...

 

Voice, throat problems common after anesthesia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A fresh look at past research suggests voice and throat problems are common in patients who've had a breathing tube placed during general anesthesia. Researchers pooled a dozen studies that looked at complications following...

 

Cured meat tied to more COPD hospitalizations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, those who eat a lot of cured meats are more likely to end up in the hospital a second time, Spanish researchers have found. COPD is often caused by smoking,...

 
Whitney Houston had cocaine in her system when she drowned in tub: autopsy 

Whitney Houston had cocaine in her system when she drowned in tub: autopsy 

Whitney Houston had cocaine in her system when she drowned in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, officials said Thursday. A final autopsy report on the superstar singer released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office suggested she had taken drugs...

 
Movie review: ‘4:44 Last Day on Earth’ 

Movie review: ‘4:44 Last Day on Earth’ 

So this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang or a whimper, but with actorly exercises and Skype conversations in and around an East Village walkup. “4:44 Last Day on Earth” is a different kind of apocalyptic thriller — but coming from...

 

Guinea-Bissau candidate says won't do vote runoff

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau - The second-place finisher in the first round of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election says he will not participate in the runoff, calling the process fraudulent. Provisional results put Kumba Yala in second with 23 percent...

 
Brazil’s poor get free cosmetic surgery under philosophy that beauty is a right 

Brazil’s poor get free cosmetic surgery under philosophy that beauty is a right 

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A machine purrs as it delivers electrical pulses deep into the saggy skin on Barbara Penha's jawline, a high-tech treatment used first to tighten her jowls and then to sculpt her tummy. The technique is all the rage at the chic...

 

Raiders re-sign OL Barnes

The Oakland Raiders re-signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Thursday. Barnes, 29, started all 16 games at right tackle for Oakland last season. He was part of an offensive line that set a franchise record by allowing only 25 sacks....

 

Padres CEO Moorad steps down

The San Diego Padres announced on Thursday that chief executive officer Jeff Moorad has stepped down from his post. In the interim, team president and chief operating officer Tom Garfinkel will also serve as the Padres' CEO. Moorad will remain with...

 

Chiefs LB Belcher signs tender

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, a restricted free agent, has decided to sign the club's tender offer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Star reported it is a one-year deal worth $1.927 million. The 24-year-old Long Island...

 

Whitney Houston drowned accidentally; cocaine in her system

LOS ANGELES -- Whitney Houston died as the result of drowning in what the Los Angeles County coroner has ruled as an accidental death. The coroner said heart disease and cocaine use were also factors in her death on Feb. 11. Cocaine was found in her...

 

Hilary Duff: I'm a mom

Cue the lullabies: Hilary Duff gave birth. The actress and her husband, hockey player Mike Comrie, welcomed a son on Tuesday, March 20, Duff Tweets. "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7...

 

Military grabs power in Africa's Mali as Libya fallout spreads

NAIROBI, Kenya - In the latest unforeseen consequence of the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, a barracks mutiny turned into a full-fledged military power grab in the West African nation of Mali on Thursday, replacing an elderly, well-regarded...

 

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