While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Feb 14 edition

Deep freeze grips US north-east, triggers fatal 50-car pileup

A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead.

Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold.

Wind chill advisories were in effect over parts of nine states extending from northern Pennsylvania to western Maine, with forecasters expecting gusts up to 72kmh.


Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say.

For men, the risk of HPV-driven cancers of the head and neck rises along with the number of oral sex partners, researchers said Friday.

Nearly two out of three of these oral cancers in the United States and most western nations are caused by infection with the HPV 16 strain of the virus, and incidence of cancer is on the rise in recent years.


Football: Julian Nagelsmann, 28, becomes Bundesliga's youngest manager

Julian Nagelsmann, 28, became the youngest ever coach in Germany’s top flight on Saturday as his Hoffenheim side drew 1-1 at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga’s basement battle.

Nagelsmann saw his side pick up a point on his debut as Andrej Kramaric’s early strike was cancelled out by ex-Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji’s first goal for Bremen.

After his predecessor Huub Stevens stood down on Wednesday with heart problems, Nagelsmann was handed a contract until June 2019 and tasked with keeping Hoffenheim up.


Football: Slick Chelsea demolish Newcastle 5-1

Chelsea finally produced a performance befitting of champions to demolish Newcastle United 5-1 on Saturday and give Guus Hiddink his first home Premier League win since returning as coach.

Despite being unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions since Hiddink was named interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, Chelsea have not been convincing, especially at Stamford Bridge where they have drawn five games.

Against a compliant Newcastle side defending at times like a pub team, however, Chelsea’s misfiring attack enjoyed themselves with masked man Diego Costa, Pedro and Willian scoring inside a blistering opening 20 minutes.


Football: Man United top-four hopes fade

Louis van Gaal conceded that Manchester United may need to win the Europa League to qualify for next season's Champions League after a 2-1 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.

Bidding to close the six-point gap separating them from the Champions League places, United fell behind in the third minute when Wahbi Khazri's free-kick from wide on the Sunderland left crept in.

Anthony Martial levelled before half-time, but an unfortunate 82nd-minute own goal by United goalkeeper David de Gea gifted Sunderland the points and increased the pressure on embattled United manager Van Gaal.