News archive from 27 December 2012

Tim Tebow says he didn't ask Jets not to use him in wildcat Sunday

Tim Tebow says he didn't ask Jets not to use him in wildcat Sunday

Contrary to reports, quarterback Tim Tebow says he didn't ask New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan not to use him in the wildcat offense on Sunday. However, he does say it was possible that Ryan misunderstood what he was saying. Tebow said Wednesday that he...

 

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,040

As of Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at least 2,040 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two less than the Defense...

 

Chiefs, Jaguars left in race for No. 1 draft pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The joke running through Jacksonville these days carries the same punch line as the one in Kansas City: "Our team is so bad it can't even stink in the right year." The Chiefs and Jaguars will vie for the top pick in the...

 
Chiefs, Jaguars left in race for No. 1 draft pick

Chiefs, Jaguars left in race for No. 1 draft pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The joke running through Jacksonville these days carries the same punch line as the one in Kansas City: "Our team is so bad it can't even stink in the right year." The Chiefs and Jaguars will vie for the top pick in the...

 
Cutler Bay disabled mom needs air conditioning

Cutler Bay disabled mom needs air conditioning

Antoinette Barroso has been working on a 1,500-piece jigsaw puzzle for the past two weeks. So far, she has just the edges of the puzzle complete. “It's going to be a field of flowers. Pretty, isn't it?” she asks. Barroso spends...

 
Browns' Josh Cribbs apologizes for profanity-laced tweet to fans

Browns' Josh Cribbs apologizes for profanity-laced tweet to fans

Once again Twitter has helped an athlete get himself in trouble. This time it's Cleveland Browns return man Josh Cribbs. Cribbs fumbled a punt during Sunday's 34-12 loss to Denver, and when he checked his Twitter account later he found he was the...

 
Barack and Michelle Obama tell Barbara Walters the story behind their famous hug, which was the subject of the most-retweeted photo of all time

Barack and Michelle Obama tell Barbara Walters the story behind their famous hug, which was the subject of...

It was the hug seen ‘round the world. An image of President Obama embracing the First Lady at an Iowa rally became the most-retweeted photo of all time when it was attached to an Obama campaign post announcing his Election Night victory.

 

Man accused of raping elderly woman

A 36-year-old man remains behind bars at the Orange County Jail on charges that he raped an elderly woman over the weekend. Orlando police said Jahman Whitfield raped the woman inside a home Saturday. The woman told police she tried to fight back,...

 

Jerry Bossert’s Aqueduct analysis for Thursday, December 27, 2012

1. Newtie hasn't been worse than second in last four scoring by three in latest at Finger Lakes; breezed twice since. Annelle has been second best in both starts since returning from a two-month layoff; worked a bullet for this. Sugar Beach finally...

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Class-action lawsuit disputes Ford on C-Max, Fusion hybrid mileage claims

Class-action lawsuit disputes Ford on C-Max, Fusion hybrid mileage claims

A California-based law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., alleging the company has led a "false and misleading" marketing campaign for its 2013 C-Max and Fusion hybrid vehicles.Law firm McCuneWright alleges fraud...

 
Peterson ready to help Vikings chase playoff berth

Peterson ready to help Vikings chase playoff berth

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- It's all right there for Adrian Peterson now. One more game in his remarkable comeback season, and the only thing that remains on the line is everything. A win against the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday would put his...

 

Jessica Simpson won't follow Weight Watchers diet while pregnant

After Jessica Simpson seemed to confirm her second pregnancy Christmas Day on Twitter, via a photo of baby girl Maxwell on the beach with "big sis" written in the sand, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman made it extra official Wednesday in a...

 
Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller welcome baby boy Logan Phineas

Ryan Murphy and husband David Miller welcome baby boy Logan Phineas

Ryan Murphy, one of TV's hardest-working producers, has a new gig: Daddy. Murphy and husband David Miller announced the arrival of their son, Logan Phineas Miller Murphy, in a Christmas Eve email sent to family and friends. According to E! News, the...

 
Tartini: A fresh Italian accent

Tartini: A fresh Italian accent

Tartini Pizzeria & Spaghetteria is a new restaurant in south Orange County with a fresh approach to casual Italian fare. Pizza and pastas inspired by the Old World cuisine of Piran, Slovenia, the owner's hometown, dominate the menu. The cookery of...

 

Study ties drug shortage to poorer cancer survival

Young cancer patients who couldn't get a key medicine because of a national drug shortage were more likely to suffer a relapse than others who were able to get the preferred treatment, doctors report. It's the first evidence that a long-standing...

 

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