News archive from 28 February 2012

Poll: Most voters believe health care mandate is unconstitutional

WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years after President Barack Obama signed his landmark health care package into law, three-quarters of registered voters believe the law’s requirement that every American carry health insurance is unconstitutional, according...


Oil prices fall after 7-day surge

NEW YORK - Oil prices took a breather today, falling slightly as investors booked some profits after a seven-day surge. Retail gasoline prices continued to climb, adding five cents over the weekend for a national average of $3.70 per gallon. Benchmark...


Defending Cup champs add Rolston, Mottau, Zanon at trade deadline for prospects, Kampfer

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have acquired forward Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau from the New York Islanders at the trade deadline. Both players have previous experience in the city. Rolston played for the Bruins from 1999-2004, and...


Surgeons at higher risk of alcoholism

About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the rest of the population, a survey finds. The researchers also found that surgeons who showed signs of alcoholism were 45 percent more likely...


NBA writers: Joining the Mavericks is the best move for Dwight Howard

As members of three different teams, Deron Williams, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Howard all took the floor Sunday night for the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. The next time all three are playing in the same game it could be as teammates. If Howard is not...

Dallas News, 17:02 in Sport

Small fire at Fenway administrative offices causes $100K in damage; sparked by short circuit

BOSTON (AP) - A small fire in the Boston Red Sox's administrative offices at Fenway Park has caused about $100,000 in damage. The Boston Fire Department says the blaze in a second-floor mailroom was reported at about 11:30 a.m. Monday.


Romney Super PAC accused of breaking donation rules

WASHINGTON – A campaign watchdog group filed a complaint Monday over an advertisement in Michigan sponsored by a Super PAC supporting Republican candidate Mitt Romney, alleging it amounts to a prohibited contribution by the group. The Campaign Legal...


Chat replay: Evan Grant answers Rangers questions

Evan Grant, Texas Rangers beat writer for The Dallas Morning News and, answered your questions about the team Monday.   Live chat: Evan Grant answers your Rangers questions

Dallas News, 17:06 in Sport

Sacramento Kings reach arena deal that may kill Anaheim's hopes

The Sacramento Kings' owners have struck a deal with the city and the NBA to pursue financing for a new downtown arena near the Sacramento rail yards that could open as soon as fall 2015, officials announced Monday in Orlando, Fla., following a...


Gators seeking key win for SEC Tournament seeding

GAINESVILLE - After a loss to the 11th-place team in the SEC on Saturday, a win on Tuesday would go a long way in preventing an end-of-season slide. But for No. 16 Florida, beating Vanderbilt (20-9, 9-5) could mean more than that. The Gators (22-7,...


Kentucky LB Ridge Wilson facing felony drug trafficking charge after arrest in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky linebacker Ridge Wilson has been dismissed from the football team after being arrested on felony drug trafficking charges in Louisville. University spokesman Tony Neely confirmed the dismissal Monday.


Former Cowboys WR Terrell Owens hit with Dallas foreclosure filings

Former Dallas Cowboy's star Terrell Owens now has something in common with millions of Americans who have got caught in the housing bust. Owens is facing foreclosure on two homes he owns in Dallas - an Uptown highrise condo and a townhouse in Deep...

Dallas News, 17:15 in Sport

Rangers Jon Daniels answers questions at 10 a.m. Tuesday; Ask yours now!

Jon Daniels, the Texas Rangers general manager, answers your questions about the team in a live chat at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Ask your questions in the Coveritlive module below, and Mr. Daniels will discuss a number of them.   Live chat: Jon Daniels...

Dallas News, 17:15 in Sport

Florida Bar dismisses complaints against former Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez

The Florida Bar has cleared two complaints against former Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez after finding no probable cause. The Bar unanimously voted to clear Baez of failing to share discovery information with the prosecution prior to the trial and...

John Leguizamo laughs at his life in 'Ghetto Klown'

John Leguizamo laughs at his life in 'Ghetto Klown'

Nobody is safe from John Leguizamo's jokes - not even himself. In "Ghetto Klown," his latest one-man show, he talks about and laughs at his life, from his childhood as an immigrant in Queens, N.Y., to his work with the biggest stars of...


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