Daily Archives: January 14, 2012

BREAKING: Patriots Beat Broncos

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The New England Patriots don’t give Tim Tebow the chance for a miracle in a 45-10 playoff rout of the Denver Broncos.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passed for five touchdowns in the first half as New England rolled to a 35-7 lead at halftime. He finished with 363 yards and six touchdowns.

Mr. Tebow was just nine for twenty-six for 136 yards and no touchdowns.

Mr. Tebow is an outspoken evangelical Christian whose penchant for last-minute heroics this season gave him a reputation as a miracle worker.

Denver won last week’s playoff game against the Steelers when Mr. Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas for an eighty-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime.

Mr. Tebow took over the Broncos quarterback reins after a shellacking by the Green Bay Packers. Denver went 7-5 the rest of the season, including a run of six straight wins.

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BREAKING: Couple Trapped on Costa Concordia Rescued

Two survivors trapped inside the Costa Concordia more than twenty-four hours after it ran aground off an Italian island have been rescued.

The ship carried 2,300 passengers. Three people died, twenty were injured, and dozens are unaccounted for.

The Costa Concordia‘s Italian captain was arrested Saturday. A prosecutor is looking into whether he should be charged with abandoning ship and manslaughter. The captain, Francesco Schettino, was interviewed Saturday about what happened.

Captain Schettino said the ship hit a rock that “was not indicated on the chart.” “Me and the crew, we were the last to abandon ship.”

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BREAKING: Survivors Found in Costa Concordia

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Two survivors on the Costa Concordia, which ran aground Friday, have been found inside the ship. The man and woman have responded to rescuers but have not yet been reached.

Three people died, twenty were injured, and dozens are unaccounted for.

The ship’s Italian captain was arrested late Saturday, and a local prosecutor is looking into whether he should be charged with abandoning ship and manslaughter.

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On This Day…

In 1943, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.

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AIBA Wants Female Boxers to Wear Miniskirts at Olympics

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Women’s boxing will make its début at this year’s Olympic Games in London, but it seems their participation will come with an outrageous catch: female boxers might be required to wear miniskirts in the ring.

The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) is considering the dress code because skirts will make the female athletes look “elegant” and “distinguish” them from their male counterparts.

Elizabeth Plank, an amateur boxer, is petitioning the AIBA to abandon the miniskirt regulation. She says, “The idea that female boxers should be made to wear skirts reduces these skilled athletes to sex objects. It undermines the respect they have long fought for.” Competing in unfamiliar clothing could even impact the boxers’ performances.

Ms. Plank isn’t the only boxer speaking out against the proposed dress code. Three-time world champion Katie Taylor says, “I don’t even wear miniskirts on a night out, so I definitely won’t be wearing miniskirts in the ring.”

The AIBA will be considering public opinion and feedback from the boxing world before making its decision next week. Click here to sign Ms. Plank’s campaign calling on the AIBA to abandon its sexist plans to require female boxers to wear miniskirts in the ring.

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Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Italy

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Between fifty and seventy people are missing after a cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy, prompting a mass evacuation.

Three people are dead, and twenty are injured.

The Costa Concordia, owned by Genoa-based Costa Cruises, ran aground Friday night on a sand bank off the island Giglio.

Three helicopters were used to rescue some passengers from the ship, which pictures show listing heavily to one side.

Most of those on board were Italian; there were also some French and German citizens.

The captain has been arrested. He is being investigated for manslaughter and abandoning ship.

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Republicans Attack Romney in South Carolina

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A day after Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire, he was greeted in South Carolina by attacks on his business record, his past support for abortion rights, and his character.

Newt Gingrich, Governor Rick Perry, and their allies sought to portray Mr. Romney as insufficiently steadfast in his conservatism, threatening a scorched-earth approach to the primary to be held here on January 21.

Mr. Gingrich said he would not back off. Mr. Perry kept up his critique of what he has called Mr. Romney’s “vulture capitalism.”

It was Day One of what a ten-day test of whether conservatives can marshal the arguments, tactics, and unity to slow Mr. Romney and rally around a single alternative.

Mr. Romney used his campaign to create a backlash against the attacks on his record at Bain. His Boston headquarters held conference calls with his endorsers, sent talking points to supporters, and enlisted go-betweens to tell leaders of the pro-Gingrich group Winning Our Future that they were harming the party with the attacks.

Mr. Romney’s team made headway in casting his opponents as abandoning their own party’s support for the free market. It received backing Wednesday from two political voices that have had the respect of the Tea Party movement: Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Senator Jim DeMint.

In the morning, Mr. Romney had declared the attacks against his business background a failure.

Via The New York Times.

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