News archive from 26 December 2011

Christmas bombs kill 40 in Nigeria

MADALLA, Nigeria -- Bomb attacks on churches during Christmas services and a suicide blast in Nigeria killed at least 40 people Sunday amid spiraling violence claimed by Islamists. A purported spokesman for Boko Haram, an Islamic sect, claimed...

 

Pope urges end to Syria bloodshed, peace worldwide during Christmas message

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message Sunday, an appeal for peace that was challenged by deadly attacks on Nigerian churches....

 

Late-shift dads’ fat kids

Pop’s night shift could make junior’s waistline explode, a study says. Australian researchers found that nonstandard work hours strongly increase the odds that a man will have overweight or obese offspring. The study focused on 434 9-year-olds. The...

 

Texas police find 7 dead in Dallas-area apartment

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Texas police say seven people have been found shot to death in a Dallas-area apartment on Christmas Day, and they believe the shooter is among the dead. Grapevine Police Sgt. Robert Eberling says investigators are not actively...

 
Arsenal manager Wenger mulls Henry return on loan

Arsenal manager Wenger mulls Henry return on loan

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering trying to bring Thierry Henry back to the club on a two-month loan from the New York Red Bulls to fill the void left by strikers going to the African Cup of Nations. Henry won two Premier League...

 

Sword-wielding man wounded in Ga.

ACWORTH, Ga. - Cherokee County officials say a man wielding a sword has been hospitalized after being shot by a deputy. The sheriff’s office said Sunday that deputies were dispatched to an address near Acworth Saturday night after getting a report of...

 

Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets, Monday, 7 p.m.

MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m. Where: Amway Center. TV: Sun Sports. Radio: FM 96.5 and AM 580. Spanish-language radio: AM 1270.

 

Legacy undetermined as QB John Brantley prepares for final Florida game

GAINESVILLE - Florida QB John Brantley looked up in a daze in his final game in the Swamp. The senior had taken a hit to the head, ending a game that he'd hoped would send him out on a high note. Rather, UF fans are left with the memory of Brantley...

 
Giants Are Far From Perfect, but Defense Makes Them Good Enough

Giants Are Far From Perfect, but Defense Makes Them Good Enough

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Giants players have talked all season about wanting a “complete” game. They have vowed, over and over, that they will deliver a “total team effort.” They have stressed - even this week, amid the verbal flotsam and jetsam of a...

 

Source: Miami Dolphins LT Jake Long tears right bicep

The Miami Dolphins likely will finish the season without standout left tackle Jake Long, who a source said tore his right bicep during Saturday's 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots. Long, who made 62 straight starts before missing the Buffalo...

 
From the Fed, a Shield Against Europe

From the Fed, a Shield Against Europe

AS the euro zone mess unfolds, another financial crisis may be coming our way. The conduit could be some spillover effect from across the Atlantic - whether in derivatives or money markets - or maybe some under-the-radar surprise. With such dangers at...

 

Holiday guide for girls basketball tournaments

Jim Clark Holiday Classic Where: Bishop Moore

 

No. 14 Xavier ends losing streak, defeating Southern Illinois 87-77 in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) - Southern Illinois will leave Hawaii empty-handed. The Salukis (3-8) dropped their third straight game Sunday, an 87-77 loss to No. 14 Xavier, and will depart from the Islands without a win. The Musketeers (9-3), led by 21 points from...

 

LeBron James scores 37 as Miami beat Mavs 105-94, spoiling Dallas' debut as NBA champions

DALLAS (AP) - LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn't keep the Dallas Mavericks from winning the most recent NBA championship. They did a nice job, however, of getting the Mavs' title defense off to an ugly start. James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and...

 

Shumpert Provides Boost, Then Exits With Injury

Iman Shumpert gave the Knicks a charge Sunday afternoon and their first setback of the season - a right knee injury that will leave him on the sideline for up to a month. Keep up with the latest news, on the court and off, with The Times's basketball...

 

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