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Archive for October 8th, 2012

  • $1.4T in states’ pension fights foreshadowed in RI

    October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 photo retiree Jamie Reilly, of North Providence, R.I., drives her car in North Attleboro, Mass. Reilly left her job as a secretary at age 50, thinking her 30 years of state employment would mean good benefits during her later...

  • Iran rulers eye currency mess from protected perch

    October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Iranians shop at Tehran’s old main bazaar in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Iran’s parliament on Sunday abandoned its planned impeachment of a Cabinet minister over the free-fall of the country’s currency, opting instead to...

  • Anti-austerity protests grip 56 Spanish cities

    October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A citizen puts on her shirt a sticker against the Spanish Government’s cutbacks plans, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Thousands of people called by 150 organizations are marching in 56 Spanish cities to protest punishing austerity...

  • Some in Vt. not sweet on standard syrup grading

    October 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE-In this Oct. 27, 2011, file photo, bottles used to grade maple syrup sit in a window in East Montpelier, Vt. Vermonters have grown accustomed to their “fancy” “amber” and “grade B” types of maple syrup but new consumers may not be so sweet on...

  • Flawless mass launch at NM Balloon Fiesta

    October 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    In this Oct. 8, 2011 photo, the “Carousel” hot air balloon is shown at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The 41st annual event is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the country...

  • Jury clears Bloomfield man of 9th DWI charge

    October 8, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Bloomfield man who had eight previous DWI convictions has been found not guilty of drunken-driving after being jailed for 10 months. Jose Valencia crashed his vehicle on an icy U.S. 550 last December. Valencia was complaining of...

  • SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

    October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A 71-second exposure as seen from Port Canaveral, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, bringing supplies destined for the ISS into orbit. (AP Photo/Florida Today, Malcolm Denemark)...

  • Union: Border agents opened fire on each other

    October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this undated photo provided by the Ivie family, Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie is seen. Ivie, a 30-year-old father of two, was shot and killed in the sparsely populated desert in southeastern Arizona early Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Ivie Family,...

  • A month before vote, ‘eclectic’ county deliberates

    October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Janna Ryan, right, walks alongside her husband Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, center, R-Wis., as he pulls his sons Charlie, front, and Sam in a wagon holding his daughter Liza’s hand on their way to the pumpkin patch at the...

  • Winning the day as means to winning the election

    October 8, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Sept. 9, 2012, President Barack Obama, right, is hugged by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Ft. Pierce, Fla. Obama’s handlers let the muscular restaurant owner hoist the president off the...