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2009-01-14 18:02:22

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he's taking time off to deal with his health problems. Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will assume Jobs' duties through June, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jobs, 53, said his health-related issues are more complex than originally thought. He had said last week he suffered from a weight-sapping hormone imbalance. He previously had pancreatic cancer but did not say whether that ailment had returned.

2009-01-14 16:25:00

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he would take a medical leave of absence through the end of June. Tim Cook, the company's chief operating officer, will run the company during Jobs' absence. Jobs made the announcement in an e-mail sent to employees and released to the media by the Cupertino-Calif.-based company.  In the e-mail, Jobs said his health issues "are more complex than I originally thought." Jobs said he made the decision "in order to take myself out of...

2009-01-09 12:35:24

Lillo Brancato was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an attempted burglary that led to the death of a police officer, The New York Times said. A Bronx, N.Y., jury last month acquitted the actor in the murder of Officer Daniel Enchautegui, but convicted him of attempted burglary. Brancato is an admitted drug addict who enjoyed some fame for his work in the film A Bronx Tale and on TV's The Sopranos. Prosecutors said he attempted to break into a Bronx home one night in 2005 and...

2009-01-05 13:00:00

On Monday, Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs stated that he is suffering from a hormone imbalance that caused him to lose weight, making investors fear that the pancreatic cancer survivor's health had taken a downturn. Jobs said he would remain CEO during his recovery and that his doctors expect him to regain his weight by late spring. The 53 year-old Jobs had previously stated that his thinness had been a mystery even to him and his doctors until a few weeks ago. However, sophisticated blood...

2008-12-23 08:51:47

The sister of slain New York Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui says she is disappointed actor Lillo Brancato was acquitted of killing him. Brancato, an admitted drug addict best known for his roles in the film A Bronx Tale and on HBO's The Sopranos, was accused of attempting to break into a Bronx home and catching the attention of the off-duty police officer next door who was shot by Brancato's friend -- now serving life in prison without the chance of parole -- when Enchautegui went to...

2008-12-22 22:04:56

Dante Cunningham had 24 points and 10 rebounds Monday to lead 16th-ranked Villanova to a 78-68 victory over Navy. Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points for the Wildcats (11-1), who have won three straight since their lone loss Dec. 9 to Texas, currently ranked eighth. Antonio Pena had 12 rebounds, seven points and four assists for Villanova. Chris Harris scored 30 points and made 8-of-10 three-pointers for the Midshipmen (8-4), who have lost three of their last four games. Kaleo Kina added 15...

2008-12-22 16:57:01

Actor Lillo Brancato has been acquitted in the murder of a New York police officer, though he was convicted of attempted burglary, New York One said. A Bronx, N.Y., jury returned the verdict Monday after three days of deliberations. Brancato, best known for his roles in the film A Bronx Tale and on TV's The Sopranos, is scheduled to be sentenced on the burglary charge Jan. 16, New York One said. The admitted drug addict was accused of attempting to break into a Bronx home, catching the...

2008-12-19 09:10:21

A New York judge ordered the jury that heard actor Lillo Brancato's murder trial to continue deliberating Friday, even though it said it was deadlocked. Brancato, an admitted drug addict who is known for his roles in the film A Bronx Tale and on the TV series The Sopranos, is accused of attempting to break into a Bronx home, catching the attention of an off-duty police officer next door who came out of his home to investigate and was shot by Brancato's friend, who is now serving life in...

2008-12-17 18:26:07

A California judge Wednesday ruled that former child actress Jodie Sweetin must be supervised when she is with her 8-month-old daughter, Zoie, TMZ reported. Sweetin, 26, was one of the stars of the classic family sit-com Full House. She is also a recovering meth addict and alcoholic. Her estranged husband Cody Herpin, 31, has accused her of being an unfit mother based on an alleged incident in which Sweetin is said to have driven drunk with their baby in the car. An Orange County judge ruled...

2008-12-16 14:15:04

Lillo Brancato, an actor being tried for murder, says he was trying to let himself into his drug dealer's home when his friend shot a New York police officer. I was knocking on every door and every window to get this guy's attention. I knew he was in there. He wasn't the type to be out dancing, the New York Daily News quoted Brancato as saying of his dealer, whom he later found out had been dead for months. Brancato also testified he was high on crack and heroin that night in 2005 when his...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'