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Archive for May 5th, 2012

  • San Franciscans bring startup approach to homeless

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2012, an old streetcar passes a display for an Apple iPad near Twitter’s new headquarters in San Francisco. With Twitter’s new headquarters set to open there soon, residents of a San Francisco neighborhood...

  • Murdoch scandal follows classic media baron script

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 23, 2010 file photo, former media mogul Conrad Black arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in Chicago.If the phone hacking scandal gripping Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire has a familiar ring, it might be because...

  • Costa launches new safety measures after grounding

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    An interior view of the euro 510-million ($670-million) Costa Fascinosa cruise ship, that with a capacity of 3,800 passengers is now the largest Italian-flagged cruise ship, is seen on the occasion of its unveiling in Venice, Italy, Saturday, May 5, 2012....

  • Thousands march as Japan shuts off nuclear power

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Participants gather at a rally protesting against the usage of nuclear energy in Tokyo Saturday, May 5, 2012. Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the last of this nation’s 50 nuclear reactors switching off Saturday, shaking banners shaped as...

  • Cruise failure leaves Mobile with looming debt

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    The empty Alabama Cruise Terminal is seen on the Mobile River in downtown Mobile, Ala. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Carnival Cruise Lines pulled out of the seven-year-old terminal last fall, leaving Mobile with a looming debt problem. (AP Photo/Press-Register,...

  • Goats tackle invasive species too tough for mowers

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this May 3, 2012, photo, Brian Knox, owner of Eco-Goats, a Maryland business that uses goats to help landowners clear invasive species and problem plants, checks up on one of his goats as his herd clears vegetation at Chesapeake Montessori School in...

  • GOP, Democratic consultants form unlikely alliance

    May 5, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Republican consultants Jeff Timmer and Mark Pischea of The Sterling Corp., pose for a photo Friday, May 4, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. Timmer and Pischea have joined in an unusual partnership with Democratic consultants at Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications...

  • Lawyer for ex-UMN leader wants him cleared

    May 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for former University of New Mexico president F. Chris Garcia says it’s time for prosecutors to clear his client in a sensational prostitution case that made headlines nearly a year ago. Attorney Robert Gorence says...

  • Judge tosses Las Cruces teacher stalking case

    May 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge in Las Cruces has taken the unusual step of finding prosecutors failed to present enough evidence for a jury to convict a former teacher of stalking and issued an acquittal. The action by Third Judicial District Court...

  • State tells McKinley Co. sheriff to stop policing

    May 5, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The state’s police certification regulator has ordered McKinley County Sheriff Felix Begay not to do police work because he lacks certification. New Mexico Department of Public Safety Training and Recruiting Division Director Louis...