News archive from 25 February 2012

Sox's Peavy still miffed by leak in Braun case

GLENDALE, Ariz.- While expressing his relief that Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun won't serve a 50-game suspension, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy remained miffed that a report of Braun failing a drug test became public before Braun could...

 

Romney would raise Medicare eligibility age

DETROIT-Days before a pivotal primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday he would raise the eligibility age for Medicare as he looks to show he's willing to curtail government benefits in the long run. It was a new detail in a...

 

Sheen's ex-wife charged with cocaine distribution

ASPEN, Colo. -- Charlie Sheen's ex-wife has been charged in Colorado with possession and distribution of cocaine stemming from her arrest in Aspen. Brooke Mueller was arrested by police on Dec. 3 after a woman reported being assaulted at a nightclub....

AZCentral, 17:04 in Showbiz
 

Girls track preview: Like sister, Wekiva standout built for distance

Jacoy Hutto realized early what path she wanted to take. The one her big sister took. Jamia Hutto, the more outgoing of the sisters, started running with the Florida Elite Track Club when she was 9. She won several state titles at Oak Ridge and is a...

 

Summary Box: Anonymous hits US prison contractor and FBI partner group

ANOTHER ATTACK: The website of an international prison contractor, GEO Group Inc., was defaced by hackers who replaced the company’s home page with a hip-hop homage devoted to former death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal. BEHIND IT: Hackers allied to the...

 

Panel rejects clemency for inmate facing execution

After five hours of testimony Friday, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency refused to commute the death sentence of Robert Moormann, who murdered and dismembered his mother in Florence in 1984. Moormann is scheduled to be executed Feb. 29. Moormann...

 
Transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2: A sail on sale

Transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2: A sail on sale

Cruising can be a bargain, and one of the classic journeys is a transatlantic crossing. It's not a trip for everyone, though. You’re at sea the whole week, and the North Atlantic can be stormy. (Dramamine, anyone?). But for Anglophiles who crave...

 

Princess: New Royal Princess to sail into Port Everglades Oct. 2013

Princess Cruises' newest ship -- Royal Princess -- will be headed to South Florida next October when it pulls into Port Everglades on one of its inaugural cruises. Princess recently revealed the inaugural itineraries for the 3,600-guest ship that's...

 

Danica Patrick claims pole for Nationwide race at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH - Danica Patrick brushed off a final lap crash in Thursday's Gatorade Duels to capture the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300. Patrick drove the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet to the front of the pack with a...

 

Life without parole becomes 25 years for Terrance Graham, subject of U.S. Supreme Court case

JACKSONVILLE - Fourth Circuit Court Judge Lance M. Day on Friday resentenced Terrance Graham, subject of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, to 25 years in prison. Graham's life without parole sentence as a teenager was ruled unconstitutional by...

 

H5N1 bird flu infection may be more common, less deadly, than thought

LOS ANGELES - The World Health Organization says the H5N1 bird flu kills nearly 60 percent of people who become infected, but a study released Thursday suggests the true fatality rate may actually be much lower. Virologists at the Mount Sinai School...

 
Researchers issue definition -- and name change -- for PANDAS

Researchers issue definition -- and name change -- for PANDAS

A mental illness that strikes young children suddenly may be caused by a range of factors, including infections, according to a new report. The paper, published in the journal Pediatrics & Therapeutics, reflects a consensus statement on a...

 

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness

Brody Kennedy was a typical sixth-grader who loved to hang out with friends in Castaic and play video games. A strep-throat infection in October caused him to miss a couple of days of school, but he was eager to rejoin his classmates, recalls his...

 

Notre Dame rebounds from shaky start to become force in Big East with 9 straight wins

SOUTH BEND, Ind (AP) - Maybe coach Mike Brey's biggest surprise during Notre Dame's nine-game winning streak was picking up a technical foul. Unhappy with a call as the Irish were negotiating their way through a physical stretch of play against West...

 
NBA All-Star Game 2012 becomes world event on TV, social media

NBA All-Star Game 2012 becomes world event on TV, social media

The NBA All-Star Game will be telecast Sunday in 215 countries, including Mongolia and Thailand, but more astonishing is how the game will reach millions through social media. "Last year, we had 1 million fans in China following us on social...

 

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