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Archive for October 24th, 2012

  • Navajo Nation president expected to sign tax bill

    October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is expected to sign a bill this week that would increase the tribe’s sales tax by 1 percent. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/RuKfM4) that the Navajo Nation Council passed the...

  • Ex-Navajo Nation officer sentenced in abuse case

    October 24, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A former detention officer with the Navajo Nation’s Shiprock Detention Center was sentenced to one year in federal prison for his conviction for sexually assaulting an inmate. The Farmington Daily Times reports...

  • Britney Spears’ self-styled manager testifies

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 file photo, Britney Spears’ parents, Lynne Spears, left, and Jamie Spears arrive at court in Los Angeles. Testimony has opened in a defamation lawsuit against Britney Spears’ parents, with a top record...

  • California surfer killed in shark attack

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Surfers who were surfing with the 38-year-old victim of a fatal shark attack exit Surf Beach in Lompoc, Calif. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The attack was reported by another surfer about 11 a.m. off the coast of Surf Beach, the Santa Barbara County...

  • New stay blocks Fla. execution of mass killer

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows death-row inmate John Errol Ferguson. Florida is going ahead with the execution of Ferguson, 64, a convicted mass killer from the 1970s, after an appeals court lifted a last-minute...

  • Mass. gov.: Fungus seen at meningitis-linked firm

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, Director of the Mass. Bureau of Healthcare Safety, addresses reporters during a news conference regarding the Massachusetts pharmacy responsible for the meningitis outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston,...

  • Jamaica prepares for Tropical Storm Sandy

    October 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Commuters wait at a bus stop as rain brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Sandy falls in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sandy was expected to become a hurricane as it nears Jamaica on...

  • Guantanamo court stalls over right to boycott

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, investigators in a speed boat examine the hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden, after a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the U.S Navy destroyer, killing at least 17 sailors and injuring some 30...

  • Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves as he speaks to the crowd during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/David Goldman) DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The endgame at hand, President Barack...

  • Apple’s iPad Mini much pricier than rival tablets

    October 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, introduces the iPad Mini in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will...