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Archive for April, 2012

  • Health impact studies taking hold, with challenges

    April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 26, 2012 file photo, author Sandra Steingraber speaks during a “New Yorkers Against Fracking” news conference in Albany, N.Y. While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas...

  • Ireland faces popular revolt over new property tax

    April 1, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Phyllis O’Toole joins an estimated 5,000 demonstrators in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, Saturday March 31, 2012, during protests against Ireland’s new property tax. Ireland faces a public revolt as more than 1 million of Ireland’s 1.6...

  • NE Arizona school district cuts buses to UT, NM

    April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A school district in remote northeastern Arizona that also serves students in Utah and New Mexico has angered parents by abruptly cutting off bus service to students in the two states. The Red Mesa Unified School District on the...

  • Santa Fe sues retailer for not paying living wage

    April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is suing retailer Aeropostale, accusing the teen-centric store of not complying with a city ordinance that requires employers to pay a minimum wage. Santa Fe’s “living wage” ordinance requires all...

  • Mega Millions winners are rich, but not THAT rich

    April 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A customer walks out of the Riverside Travel Center in Hilton, Ga., late Friday night after purchasing a lottery ticket for the Mega Millions Lottery which reached an estimated jackpot of $645 million for Friday night’s drawing. (AP Photo/Jay Hare, The...

  • Fans burn couches, cars after Ky. beats Louisville

    April 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A Louisville fan looks on before an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game between Kentucky and Louisville Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of fans swarmed streets near...

  • Bieber, Berry slimed at Kids Choice Awards

    April 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Katy Perry arrives at Nickelodeon’s 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond) At the 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the slime runneth over. Host Will Smith opened the 25th annual...

  • Whitney Houston memorabilia auctioned in LA

    April 1, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Julien’s Auctions shows a bustier worn on stage by Whitney Houston which fetched $18,750 at an auction in Beverly Hills of memorabilia from the late pop star’s career on Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif....

  • Bombs in southern Thailand kill 14, injure 340

    April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Thai fire fighters and soldiers walk at the site of the car bomb attack in Yala province, southern Thailand Saturday, March 31, 2012. Suspected Muslim insurgents set off coordinated bomb blasts as shoppers gathered for lunch Saturday in a busy hub of...

  • World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour

    April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    A child lights a candle during a ceremony to mark Earth Hour at Palace Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local times and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to...