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Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before […]
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Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:21

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before […]
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Unabashed gluttony takes center stage at Philly’s Wing Bowl

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:18

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on a plate of discarded bones — and the crowd roared with unapologetic glee — the basketball Hall of Famer wanted […]
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Unabashed gluttony takes center stage at Philly’s Wing Bowl

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:18

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With those around him sick and stuffed, Dennis Rodman needed to brush up on the rulebook. When a queasy chicken-wing contest competitor could digest no longer and heaved brown, lumpy chunks on a plate of discarded bones — and the crowd roared with unapologetic glee — the basketball Hall of Famer wanted […]
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NY man who said sleep aid made him kill girlfriend sentenced

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:17

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who said a sleeping aid caused him to fatally strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to serve between 20 years and life in prison. Rockland County prosecutors say 38-year-old Nixon Bourguignon was sentenced Friday on a murder charge in connection with the death of Shannon Coleman, […]
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NY man who said sleep aid made him kill girlfriend sentenced

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:17

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who said a sleeping aid caused him to fatally strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to serve between 20 years and life in prison. Rockland County prosecutors say 38-year-old Nixon Bourguignon was sentenced Friday on a murder charge in connection with the death of Shannon Coleman, […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:14

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had their worst day in history. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 211.61 points, or […]
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:14

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month. Technology stocks fell especially hard, and shares of LinkedIn had their worst day in history. On Friday: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 211.61 points, or […]
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Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:28

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country’s nuclear ambitions. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday that he wants to re-open a dialogue with Iran. The dialogue effectively ended in 2012 when the previous Conservative government severed relations, closed Canada’s embassy in Tehran and expelled […]
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Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:28

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country’s nuclear ambitions. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday that he wants to re-open a dialogue with Iran. The dialogue effectively ended in 2012 when the previous Conservative government severed relations, closed Canada’s embassy in Tehran and expelled […]
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Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:26

More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit. MICROSOFT POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers. The recalled […]
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Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:26

More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit. MICROSOFT POWER CORDS DETAILS: Power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers. The recalled […]
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NFL commissioner Goodell says Pro Bowl could be changed, and two personal fouls could mean an ejection

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:17

The future of the Pro Bowl and a proposal to have two personal fouls result in an ejection were among the highlights of Roger Goodell's press conference Friday.
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NFL commissioner Goodell says Pro Bowl could be changed, and two personal fouls could mean an ejection

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:17

The future of the Pro Bowl and a proposal to have two personal fouls result in an ejection were among the highlights of Roger Goodell's press conference Friday.
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Lions Gate shares plunge on earns miss as merger hopes fade

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of “The Hunger Games” and investors fled as hopes diminished for the company to become an acquisition vehicle. The stock collapsed more than 27 percent to close at $18.53 Friday, its […]
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Lions Gate shares plunge on earns miss as merger hopes fade

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shares of Hollywood studio Lions Gate plunged Friday after it missed earnings expectations due to the underperformance of the finale of “The Hunger Games” and investors fled as hopes diminished for the company to become an acquisition vehicle. The stock collapsed more than 27 percent to close at $18.53 Friday, its […]
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Texas authorities move ‘affluenza’ teen to adult jail

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail. Records show that 18-year-old Ethan Couch was moved Friday from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County jail. A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 19 to determine whether […]
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Texas authorities move ‘affluenza’ teen to adult jail

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:14

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail. Records show that 18-year-old Ethan Couch was moved Friday from a juvenile detention center to the Tarrant County jail. A hearing had been scheduled for Feb. 19 to determine whether […]
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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

NBA - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:06

NEW YORK (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck around 3 p.m. EST Friday, or 2000 GMT, about six miles (10 kilometers) underground. The temblor was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.
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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:06

NEW YORK (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck around 3 p.m. EST Friday, or 2000 GMT, about six miles (10 kilometers) underground. The temblor was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.
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