Sports

Ray Lewis Denies Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

[ESPN.com] NEW ORLEANS — Ray Lewis said Wednesday he was “agitated” due to the controversy over the magazine report linking him to a company that makes deer-antler spray containing a banned performance enhancer (IGF-1) and strongly denied using the product. “I’m never angry. I’m too Read More

National

14-Year Old Student Shot at Atlanta Middle School

[11Alive.com] ATLANTA — Atlanta Police said a 14-year-old student was shot at Price Middle School, near the Lakewood Heights neighborhood south of downtown Atlanta on Thursday afternoon. According to Atlanta Fire Department Capt. Marian McDaniel, there was a 14-year-old student who had been shot in Read More

Sports

Baylor’s Brittney Griner Breaks Yet Another Record

by Kyle S. Yeldell NNPA Correspondent Baylor center Brittney Griner broke the all-time Big 12 career scoring record Wednesday night, leading the top-ranked Lady Bears to a 90-60 victory over Texas Tech. It was Griner’s fourth career 40-point performance. She also grabbed 15 rebounds for Read More

Health

Vegetarians ‘Cut Heart Risk by 32%’

[BBC] Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment Read More

Health

Viruses Engineered to Attack Themselves

[San Francisco Gate] Leor Weinberger calls it hijacking the hijacker. In his lab at the Gladstone Institutes, he’s developed a technique for harnessing stray bits of HIV – a virus that infects and ultimately kills immune cells – and using them to attack the virus itself. His work, still preliminary Read More

Business

Immigration Reform: A Bid to Attract Workers Who Will Boost the Economy

[Christian Science Monitor] As a bipartisan group of US senators and President Obama lead a push to enact sweeping immigration reform this year, they are boosting the idea with a rationale that is economic as well as social. Reform isn’t just about reuniting families, better securing the border, or Read More

Entertainment

Super Bowl Countdown: Beyoncé’s 10 Best Songs Ever

[E! News] Though there’s been much ado about which songs Beyoncé—and possibly Destiny’s Child, assuming Michelle Williams isn’t too busy—will sing when she performs this Sunday during the Super Bowl halftime show. But there’s one thing we’re positive of: Queen B has enough hits to guarantee a flaw-free Read More