News archive from 31 January 2012

Kansas still leads Big 12, but Missouri, Baylor close behind as second half begins

Kansas still leads Big 12, but Missouri, Baylor close behind as second half begins

Kansas coach Bill Self is sticking by the prediction he made back in October, before the season began and long before the Big 12 race started heating up. Four losses will still mean a chance to win the league. Three may be good enough to do it...

 
Lions fan charged with threatening to blow up Superdome released on bond

Lions fan charged with threatening to blow up Superdome released on bond

Talk about a sore loser. A disgruntled Detroit Lions fan was in federal court today on charges he threatened to blow up the Superdome in New Orleans during the recent playoff game between the Saints and the Lions, the U.S. Attorneys office...

 

Victor Martinez has knee surgery, will need 2nd operation

DETROIT - Victor Martinez had knee surgery and will need a second operation, another indication he is likely to miss the entire 2012 season. The Detroit Tigers star had microfracture surgery Friday to repair the medial and lateral meniscus in his left...

 

Summary Box: US stocks edge lower and Treasury yields sink as traders wait for debt deal

NO DEAL: The wait for an expected deal between Greece and its creditors rattled financial markets around the world Monday. Yields for ultra-safe U.S. government debt hit their lowest this year, and the euro and European stocks fell. GREECE TALKS:...

 
Kentucky still a solid No. 1 in both polls

Kentucky still a solid No. 1 in both polls

Kentucky remained the overwhelming choice as the No. 1 team in both major college basketball polls released Monday. The Wildcats (21-1) were a unanimous choice in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, receiving all 31 first-place votes. Kentucky barely...

 
Oral HPV rates higher in men than women: What is HPV?

Oral HPV rates higher in men than women: What is HPV?

HPV infects the mouths of an estimated 7% of men and women from the ages of 14 to 69 in the U.S. -- and men have it at higher rates than women, according to a study out last week in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Just 3.6% of women studied...

 

Pippa Middleton is the one to get in 2012

Talk about the clash of titans: Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters are said to be in a six-figure bidding war to get the first sit-down chat in the USA with Pippa Middleton, sister to Duchess Kate and the new princess of the paparazzi. The London...

AZCentral, 17:20 in Showbiz
 

New 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 trailer arrives

Hot on the Web: HBO's new "Game of Thrones" Season 2 trailer, with Golden Globe-winning Peter Dinklage taking the main focus. The series, which has been filming in Belfast, Iceland and Croatia, returns April 1. Loading list...

AZCentral, 17:20 in Showbiz
 

Alec Baldwin sheds weight after pre-diabetic diagnosis

Did you notice that a slimmer Alec Baldwin took the stage at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday night? The actor, who won for male actor in a comedy, has dropped 30 pounds. He told Entertainment Tonight that he got a diagnosis in May that he was...

AZCentral, 17:21 in Showbiz
 

Lee gets final approval to exit bankruptcy

DAVENPORT, Iowa-A bankruptcy judge on Monday gave final approval to Lee Enterprises Inc. to refinance its debt, which enabled the newspaper publisher to exit a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and nearly...

 

Shirley MacLaine to join TV show 'Downton Abbey'

LONDON -- Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine is joining Britain's popular television series "Downton Abbey." The 77-year-old will join the cast when they start filming next month. She will play the mother of Lady Grantham, portrayed by...

AZCentral, 17:21 in Showbiz
 
Study clouds evidence on soy and menopause

Study clouds evidence on soy and menopause

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Middle-aged women may find some relief from hot flashes and other menopause problems with soy supplements, according to Chinese researchers. They found daily supplements of soy germ isoflavones reduced the sudden sweats...

 

Governor confident Iowa lawmakers will OK tax cut

DES MOINES, Iowa-Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said he is confident lawmakers will agree to reduce business property taxes, despite his failure to push such a plan through the Legislature last year. In an interview with The Associated Press, Branstad made...

 

George Michael hoping for September comeback

George Michael is hoping his voice will be in good enough condition for him to sing again in September. The 'Faith' hitmaker - who came close to death last year after battling the life-threatening illness pneumonia - took to his twitter account during...

AZCentral, 17:21 in Showbiz
 

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