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Gluttony and strippers reign at Philly Wing Bowl

Updated: 02/02/2009 - In a gut-busting display of championship eating, a man nicknamed Super Squibb has won Philadelphia's Wing Bowl by downing 203 chicken wings in about 20 minutes. For his efforts, 23-year-old John Squibb of Berlin, N.J., gets a car, a $7,500 diamond ring and a crown of miniature chickens. And maybe a case of indigestion.

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N.J. disc jockey to part with Jenny's number

Updated: 02/02/2009 - After five years fielding thousands of calls to one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated phone numbers, disc jockey Spencer Potter is hanging up on Jenny.

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Feds may make health insurance easier after layoff

Updated: 02/02/2009 - It will get vastly cheaper for most people to keep health insurance after losing a job if the government's stimulus plan becomes law. Some nickel and dime cuts in health coverage for the poor will be reversed, too. Geek jobs in medicine will grow.

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Ky. asks Obama to speed federal aid for ice storm

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Kentucky's governor will ask President Barack Obama on Monday to speed up federal aid dollars as costs spiral past $45 million for emergency work to restore power, hand out water and food and clear debris across the state hit hard by an icy winter storm last week.

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Daschle apologizes for failing to pay taxes

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Health and Human Services Department, apologized Monday to the Senate panel that will decide his fate, saying he was "deeply embarrassed and disappointed" about failing to pay more than $120,000 in taxes.

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Steelers fans take Super Bowl party to the streets

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Gold and black-clad fans with Steelers' iconic Terrible Towels waving in the air or tucked into their back pockets partied into the early morning hours Monday in an impromptu block party across Pittsburgh to celebrate the team's historic sixth Super Bowl win.

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Obama says differences shouldn't delay stimulus

Updated: 02/02/2009 - President Barack Obama said Monday that "very modest differences" over a massive package to revive the economy should not delay its swift passage, a fresh appeal to Congress as the nation dealt with another dose of dire financial news.

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Consumer spending and incomes fall; savings rise

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Consumer spending fell for a record sixth straight month in December as recession-battered households, worried about surging layoffs, boosted their savings rates to the highest level since May.

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Springsteen delivers promised party at Super Bowl

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Bruce Springsteen looked into the camera Sunday night and told the people watching at home to "put the chicken fingers down and turn the television all the way up!"

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Springsteen rocks out Super Bowl halftime show

Updated: 02/02/2009 - One was a 12-minute party, the other a 2-minute proclamation. Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Hudson used the Super Bowl stage for two very different performances Sunday night: he proved he's still The Boss with an electric halftime show, while Hudson showed she's ready to return to the spotlight after the slayings of three family members.

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Man Found Dead in River Near Hutchinson

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Sedgwick County investigators are conducting an autopsy on a body found in the Arkansas River. The man's body was found just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the river between Hutchinson and South Hutchinson.

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Station says porn clip interrupts Super Bowl

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A Tucson television station says its broadcast of the Super Bowl was interrupted for some customers by about 10 seconds of pornographic material.

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Phelps in hot water again after pot pic surfaces

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Michael Phelps embarrassed himself again after a triumphant Olympics, this time getting his picture snapped as he inhaled from a marijuana pipe. The photo wound up in a British tabloid Sunday, forcing Phelps to publicly apologize and his handlers to deal with sponsors who are surely none too pleased about the swimmer's choices away from the pool.

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Super Bowl ratings down from last year's high

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Preliminary Nielsen Media Research ratings show the Super Bowl's audience was likely down from last year's peak, but about on par with the 2007 and 2006 games.

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Iraqi city of Mosul key electoral battlefield

Updated: 02/02/2009 - This weekend's election in Mosul is a showdown for power between Arabs and Kurds, with the outcome likely to influence whether al-Qaida and other Sunni insurgents lose their last major urban foothold in Iraq.

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