Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' couple Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke top ...

From realitytvworld.com | Archived Version

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/25/2012 Smith and Burke, who was also partnered with Smith when he won Dancing with the Stars' third season in 2006, finished in first place on the judges' leaderboard during Dancing with the Stars' fifteenth-season ...

Accused Madam Anna Gristina Expected to Plead Guilty: Sources

From nbcnewyork.com | Archived Version

By Jonathan Dienst, Shimon Prokupecz and Ida Siegal AP A suburban mother charged with moonlighting as a big-city madam was released from jail on bond Tuesday night, after four months behind bars in a case laced with claims of prominent clients and ...

Americans feel more confident in economy than in 7 months; report could help ...

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six weeks left in the presidential race.

As Housing Market Strengthens, Prices Rise at Lower End

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

The housing market continues to gather strength, but the biggest gains in price now appear to be among the least expensive homes, whose values fell the most in the downturn and have weighed against any would-be recovery.

California governor signs driverless cars bill

From google.com | Archived Version

By TERENCE CHEA, AP - 4 minutes ago MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in a self-driven Toyota Prius before signing legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.

Cancer Deaths Expected To Drop 17% By 2030

From medicalnewstoday.com | Archived Version

Cancer death rates are predicted to drop by 17% (16.8) in the UK by 2030, according to Cancer Research UK's new report. 2010 saw 157275 cancer deaths in the UK alone - 170 of every 100000 cancer patients died.

Darvish sidelined with stiffness in neck

From mlb.mlb.com | Archived Version

By TR Sullivan / MLB.com | 09/25/12 6:22 PM ET ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have scratched pitcher Yu Darvish from Tuesday's start against the Athletics because of stiffness in his neck.

Denny Hamlin consults psychology expert to overcome Dover

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

CHARLOTTE -- Forgive Denny Hamlin if he has that far-away gaze this weekend. He's falling in love. Well, he's trying to fall in love.

Do eunuchs really live longer?

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(TIME.com) -- Talk about a longevity strategy no man wants to pursue. A recent study published in the journal Current Biology finds that Korean eunuchs - castrated men - lived 14 to 19 years longer than other men, suggesting that male sex hormones play ...

Fiona Apple Steps Out Post-Pot Bust, Ditches Jail-Issued Jumpsuit—See the Pic!

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Nice to see Fiona Apple out of that jail-issued jumpsuit. The "Criminal" singer was spotted in New Orleans Monday, just five days after being busted for hashish possession in Texas.

Hubble looks back 13.2 billion years in deepest view yet

From news.cnet.com | Archived Version

Combining images taken over the past 10 years in what amounts to a 2 million second time exposure, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured the deepest view of the universe yet achieved.

In endorsing Obama, Madonna confuses the noteworthy with the notorious

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

Michelle Obama must be so proud. After all, it's not every woman who wakes up to learn that Madonna has written her husband's name across her hind parts and offered to strip to win votes.

Lil Wayne Brushes Off Court Deposition With Humorous Irreverence

From mtv.com | Archived Version

Video from June proceeding shows Weezy stubbornly answering questions from Quincy Jones III's attorney, Pete Ross. By Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) These days everything Lil Wayne does makes major headlines, but the Young Money boss took things to another ...

Medicare drug plans face double-digit premium hikes, report says

From newsday.com | Archived Version

Medicare drug plans face double-digit premium hikes, report says WASHINGTON - Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, ...

NASA robots may grab Mars rocks for astronauts to deliver back to Earth

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - NASA's future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers. A special team has been looking for a new Mars plan since budget cuts earlier this year killed two future robotic flights.

NFL ref negotiations at a standstill

From msn.foxsports.com | Archived Version

Nancy Gay is the Senior NFL Editor at FOXSports.com. She has been covering the NFL and other major sports for more than two decades.

NFL replacement refs' incompetence solely the fault of the league

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Let's see: The count in the NFL is now one ripped-off earlobe, one case of knocked unconscious for 10 minutes, one utter Monday night travesty and five coaches who have gone all “Jerry Springer Show” on incompetent officials.

National Voter Registration Day vs. ID laws

From video.msnbc.msn.com | Archived Version

The Hill's Karen Finney joins Martin Bashir to discuss why today's National Voter Registration Day is so important, and why many conservatives hope voter ID laws will depress election turnout by as much as 10% in some states.

Obama tells UN: Attacks on US missions and diplomats violated ideals

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

UNITED NATIONS - President Obama challenged world leaders Tuesday to condemn the violent attacks against US diplomats and missions in Libya and Egypt, suggesting that now is a key moment in the struggle for democratic freedom throughout the Middle East ...

Presidential campaign is nice, and then again not

From businessweek.com | Archived Version

By David Espokasie Hunt on September 25, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) - In a split-screen race for the presidency, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were on their best campaign behavior in public Tuesday, all the while slashing away at each other ...

RIM Releasing BlackBerry on Six Continents to Reach Faithful

From sfgate.com | Archived Version

(Updates with CEO's comments in eighth paragraph.) Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd. plans to release its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone lineup on six continents in the first quarter, seeking to capitalize on the company's lingering ...

Rajoy Defied as Catalan Head Seeking Autonomy Calls Vote

From businessweek.com | Archived Version

By Emma Ross-Thomas and David Tweed on September 25, 2012 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's dispute with the leader of his country's richest region erupted into the newest front of Europe's effort to extinguish the financial crisis.

Retired military leaders say this generation is "too fat to fight"

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

(CBS News) Is obesity America's greatest threat to national security? A group of retired military leaders seem to think so, given 27 percent of 17 to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military.

Riot at Foxconn Factory Underscores Rift in China

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

SHANGHAI - The images and video began to appear on Chinese social networking sites early Monday: buildings with shattered windows, overturned police cars, huge crowds of young people milling about in the dark and riot police in formation.

Skydiver aims to go supersonic October 8, finally

From news.cnet.com | Archived Version

Felix Baumgartner isn't your garden-variety parachutist. And now he's got the nearly final green light to go for the breathtaking, record-setting gusto.

Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for execution of ex-Army recruiter

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous stays of execution after being condemned for his role in the shooting death of a woman he and a buddy met in ...

Syrian rebels bomb security building in Damascus

From reuters.com | Archived Version

By Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes | BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents detonated bombs at a building occupied by pro-government militias in Damascus on Tuesday and France called for UN protection of rebel-held areas to help end Syria's bloodshed and ...

Todd Akin launches statewide tour, defies GOP leaders

From latimes.com | Archived Version

St. LOUIS -- On the day that Republican leaders had hoped Todd Akin would drop out of the Senate race, the defiant GOP nominee launched a statewide bus tour with renewed backing from fiscal and anti-abortion conservatives.

TopLines: Romney, Ryan, the poor, airplane windows and NFL refs

From video.msnbc.msn.com | Archived Version

Conan O'Brien unearths Mitt Romney's secret message to the poor; Romney doesn't understand why airplane windows don't open; Paul Ryan throws a flag on NFL refs; and the President explains why Congress could learn teamwork from girls basketball in ...

UN Leader Opens General Assembly on Somber Note

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

The leader of the United Nations formally opened its annual General Assembly on Tuesday with a speech conveying a broad sense of crisis because of pressing problems including armed conflict in the Middle East, disruptive climate change and religious ...

Woods accepts responsibility for US Ryder Cup woes

From reuters.com | Archived Version

By Steve Keating | MEDINAH, Illinois (Reuters) - Tiger Woods may be the greatest golfer of his generation but at the Ryder Cup he has been Joe Average and on Tuesday accepted responsibility for the dismal US showing for the past 15 years.