A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Flacco, voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception post-season. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 28-6 lead.
Moments later, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see. When action resumed, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers scored 17 consecutive points, getting as close as 31-29, but Baltimore stopped San Francisco on fourth-and-goal from the 5 with under 2 minutes left when Kaepernick's pass sailed beyond Michael Crabtree in the end zone.
The biggest deficit a team has ever overcome to win a Super ...
Beyonce sang like she had something to prove at the Super Bowl, balancing out the testosterone levels on the football field with a dance-heavy performance that featured her Destiny's Child band mates and an all-female band.
She emerged onstage singing some of ``Love on Top,'' transitioning to her hit ``Crazy In Love'' in an all-black ensemble, which matched the dark stage. She ripped off part of her shirt and skirt as she danced hard with background dancers doing the same.
Her background singers helped out as Beyonce danced around the stage throughout most of the 13-minute performance. She was especially top-notch during ``End of Time'' and ``Baby Boy.'' She had a swarm of background dancers and band members spread throughout the stage, along with videotaped images of herself dancing. And the crowd got bigger when she was joined by her Destiny's Child band mates.
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams popped ...
The Super Bowl was delayed because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year.
The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter.
Auxiliary power kept the playing field from going totally dark, but escalators stopped working and the concourses were only illuminated by small banks of lights tied in to emergency service.
Philip Allison, a spokesman for Entergy New Orleans, which provides power to the stadium, said power had been flowing into the stadium before the lights failed. ``All of our distribution and transmission feeds going into the Superdome were operating as expected,'' Allison said.
The outage appeared to originate in a failure of equipment maintained by stadium staff, he added. The power ...
It's the last stop on the long road of goodbye for the Canadian penny.
The 1 cent copper-coloured coin goes out of circulation Monday.
While you can still use pennies you already have, banks won't be out handing out fresh rolls to businesses.
It means big changes for you at the register if you pay by cash.
The Royal Canadian Mint recommends stores & restaurants round up or down to the closest nickel. For example a sub that rings up to $7.28 would now cost you $7.30. Your $1.41 morning coffee gets knocked down to $1.40.
The Mint can only make recommendations though, the choice about whether to round up or down is up to individual restaurants & stores. In a Retail Council of Canada survey, 56% of businesses said they planned to take the Mint's lead.
Home Depot isn't falling in line. The chain plans to round their prices ...
Rob Ford's mayoral campaign manager doesn't sound phased that a financial audit shows Team Ford broke the rules.
The mayor's older brother, Councillor Doug Ford, was in charge of Rob's run for Toronto's top job in 2010.
On Sunday's edition of NEWSTALK 1010's The City, Doug Ford insisted everything was on-the-level.
"We ran it transparent, open, and full-access because we had nothing to hide," he says.
Ford added that he thought that the auditor was fair in his assessment.
A forensic review of the books showed that Ford exceeded the legal limit for campaign expenses by just over $40,000, or roughly 3%.
It also referred to 11 cheques worth a total of $6,000 that were collected by the Ford campaign from corporate accounts, violating other sections of Ontario's Municipal Elections Act.
Mayor Ford claimed the complaint that launched the investigation is part of a larger conspiracy against his administration....
A historical mystery could soon be resolved, with the help of a Canadian family.
On Monday, scientists will announce the results of tests meant to determine whether a skeleton found under a parking lot in central England belongs to 15th-century King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in combat.
Researchers at the University of Leicester have analyzed the bones, which were discovered during an archeological dig in September.
The skeleton showed signs of Richard's famed spinal curvature & of fatal battle wounds.
Scientists compared its DNA with samples taken from a Canadian family that is a direct descendant of Anne of York, Richard's eldest sister.
Jeff Ibsen says he was warned long ago that his family might be called upon if the king's burying place was ever discovered.
The University of Leicester refuses to speculate on what Monday's announcement will say. But archaeologists, historians & local tourism officials ...
Rob Ford won't be splitting a plate of chicken wings with Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne after all.
The mayor revealed on Newstalk 1010's The City he'd invited the Premier-designate to a Super Bowl bash at councillor Norm Kelly's house.
Ford says "hopefully she'll take me up on the offer".
But a spokesperson for Wynne told Newstalk 1010 late Sunday afternoon "she's spending some quality time with her family and grand kids."
Ford says he extended the invitation to Wynne during a "great" phone conversation Friday.
In an e-mail, Wynne's spokesperson writes "The Premier-designate and Mayor Ford talked about the Super Bowl during a phone call on Friday. She asked him if he and his brother had a friendly bet on the game as the two teams are also coached by brothers."
Kathleen Wynne will be sworn is as Ontario's 1st female Premier & Canada' first openly provincial leader February ...
Rob Ford has made his pick for the city's next budget chief.
Frank Di Giorgio.
The York South-Weston councillor joined the mayor in studio on Newstalk 1010's The City Sunday.
Ford told DiGiorgio he wants to "hopefully make you the budget chief, but I just gotta talk to a couple more people, but you're close, you're very very close." The mayor added he wasn't read to make any "big announcement" just yet.
Budget committee vice chair Doug Ford has been running the show since Mike Del Grande quit as chair in mid-January. Del Grande has said he'd be willing to return to the post, only if council unanimously backed the idea.
On The City, Doug Ford applauded DiGiorgio's work on Toronto's last 3 budgets, saying he was "instrumental" to the team.
Councillor Paul Ainslie has also put his name forward as a possible successor to Del Grande.
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Police say a man killed in rollover in Pickering wasn't wearing his seatbelt.
The 64-year-old rolled his vehicle several times on Whites Rd, south of Pickering Concession 3 Saturday night. The man was thrown from the car.
A 64-year-old male from Pickering was fatally injured in a single motor vehicle collision in North Pickering last night.
Police haven't determined yet whether or not speed & alcohol played a role in the crash.
The man's name isn't being released.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Durham Regional Police 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5272 or to contact Crime Stoppers.
Family ties make for perhaps one of the most intersting coaching match-ups in Super Bowl history.
For the first time ever, brothers will coach against each other on Super Sunday as John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens take on Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49er's in Super Bowl 47 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
When you crunch the numbers, John Harbaugh might have a statistical edge over his little brother Jim.
John has led his Ravens to the postseason in each of his five seasons at Baltimore.
In his first two years as head coach at San Francisco, Jim Harbaugh has taken the Niners to the NFC title game last year and landed in the Super Bowl this year.
In the 2011 regular season, Baltimore beat San Francisco 16 to six.
The 49er's are gunning for a record-tying 6th championship, while the Ravens are attempting to win their second Super Bowl ...
Police are asking for witnesses to come forward following an early morning collion on highway 9 near Schomberg.
Two vehicles were approaching each other when they crashed head-on.
It took police more than an hour to remove one of the drivers from the wreck. He is in critical condition.
Two others were taken to hospital and one of them has serious injuries.
At this point, police don't know which vehicle crossed over the centre line.
That stretch of highway is expected to remain closed through the morning.
Mayor Rob Ford returns to the airwaves Sunday afternoon on NEWSTALK 1010's The City with fresh legal troubles on his mind.
On Friday, an auditor's report found that Ford broke rules in Ontario's Municipal Elections Act by overspending on his 2010 campaign for mayor and accepting corporate cheques.
The forensic financial audit showed that Ford exceeded the legal limit for campaign expenses by just over $40,000, or roughly 3%.
It also referred to 11 cheques worth a total of $6,000 that were collected by the Ford campaign from corporate accounts, violating other sections of the Act.
There is a chance that Rob Ford could be ordered out of office as punishment but such a move would be unprecedented in Ontario.
City Hall's 3-person Compliance Audit Committee will decide whether to drop the matter or move to punish the mayor at a meeting on February 25th.
Pursuing non-criminal charges could take ...
Police are looking for a 33-year-old woman and her baby.
Natasha Vautour was last seen with her eight-month-old daughter, Summer Leach-Vautour near Yonge and College streets around one o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Vautour is described as white, five-foot-six, 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing black pants, a grey and white hooded sweatshirt, black Puma shoes with pink accents and was pushing a grey stroller.
Summer was wearing a pink snowsuit.
Anyone with information should call police at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).