May 9, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Jodi Arias spent 18 days on the stand sharing emotional and oftentimes X-rated details of her life before a rapt television and online audience. She had hoped it all might convince a jury that she killed her onetime boyfriend in self-defense. But the eight men and four women on the panel didn't buy it, convicting Arias of first-degree murder after about 15 hours of deliberations. Jurors will return Thursday to begin the next phase of the trial that could set the stage for Arias' receiving a death sentence - a penalty she said she now desires in a stunning interview after her conviction.
April 3, 2013 |
As the hydraulic lift rose one story to eye level with the Chink's Steaks sign, a few yards away Robert Quinn stood on the curb, venting - loudly - to his girlfriend. "I mean, he's ignoring the 10,000 signatures on the petition to keep the name? Now, he's giving in to political correctness !" Quinn, a 59-year-old truck driver from the Wissinoming neighborhood, represented the overwhelming sentiment among residents who showed up Monday morning to witness Chink's rechristening as Joe's - a small but symbolic blip in the city's history.
February 25, 2013 |
DETROIT - It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" - allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. In the latest example, a white man with a swastika tattoo insisted that black nurses not be allowed to touch his newborn. Now two black nurses are suing the hospital, claiming it bowed to his illegal demands. The Michigan cases are among several lawsuits filed in recent years that highlight this seldom-discussed issue, which quietly persists almost 60 years after the start of the civil rights movement.
February 3, 2013
Q: For the last two years I have gone skiing with my girlfriend and some other couples. I should say they ski and I wait for them in the lodge. I honestly have no interest in skiing. That didn't seem to be a problem this year until my girl started really leaning on me to join the activity. Fact is, I have no interest in it and, honestly, I'm not down for getting hurt trying. - Slopeless in Southampton A: I'm down with you, dude. If you're not interested in skiing, that is your choice and it should be respected.
December 11, 2012 |
Question: I have low testosterone treated with Androgel applied once a day to my shoulder and upper chest area. It does seem to help, but I find the gel pretty messy. I know this is the most popular way low testosterone is treated, but why couldn't I just take testosterone pills instead? Answer: If it were only that easy! The problem is that testosterone in pill form just doesn't work well to correct a low testosterone level. When swallowed, it's absorbed in the digestive tract and sent to the liver, where not only is it heavily broken down, but it also exerts a direct toxic effect on the tissues of the liver before it has a chance to exert its desired effect on the rest of the body.
December 10, 2012 |
The state-owned Port of Wilmington took a step Friday toward a partnership in which Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Inc., a publicly traded energy company, would operate the terminal, expand cargoes, and invest $150 million in needed port infrastructure repairs. The Diamond State Port Corp. named Kinder, based in Houston with operations at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, the "preferred" bidder to lease the port. In coming weeks, Kinder will meet with the port's customers, including Dole and Chiquita, and by the end of March, a "hard"-number proposal should be known, the port's chairman, Alan Levin, told a board meeting in New Castle.
December 9, 2012 |
'Gandalf is in Middle-earth to keep an eye on everybody, and that can be a rather serious matter," says Ian McKellen , not all that seriously, on the phone from his London home the other day. Absent last week from the Wellington, New Zealand, world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , McKellen, of course, is Gandalf - the wise old wizard and guiding spirit in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now in The Hobbit ...
November 26, 2012
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Bugsy (above), a 10-month-old American bulldog/German shepherd mix at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Bugsy is affectionate and goofy. He would do best in a home with no cats, and with an owner who can give him basic training. To adopt Bugsy, visit PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., or call 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide his tag identifier, A17751294-Clinic. A $110 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.