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Archive for November 8th, 2012

  • Mississippi author Ellen Douglas dies at 91

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this June 5, 2008 photograph Mississippi author and Jackson resident Josephine Haxton, who writes under the pen name Ellen Douglas, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at her home in Jackson, Miss. She was 91. Douglas’ stories, novels and nonfiction were...

  • Jermaine Jackson petitions to alter famous name

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this June 22, 2012 file photo, Jermaine Jackson performs with The Jacksons on their Unity Tour 2012 at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. Court records in Los Angeles show Jackson filed a petition on Nov. 6, 2012 to change his famous last name to...

  • Naomi Campbell hosts boyfriend’s birthday in India

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, British supermodel Naomi Campbell arrives at Jodhpur, India. Naomi Campbell is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the birthday of her boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in the palaces of western...

  • Ang Lee says ‘Life of Pi’ more than art house film

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Lead actor from India Suraj Sharma answers questions about director Ang Lee during a press conference announcing their new film “Life of Pi,” in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. “Life of Pi” is an upcoming 3D adventure film...

  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Steve Seiden, attorney for Mark Basseley Youssef, speaks after a hearing for his client at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Youssef was sentenced to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud...

  • Nearly 67 million viewers watch election coverage

    November 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    President Barack Obama, accompanied by first last Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha arrive at the election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP...

  • Insurance broker charged with defrauding Tom Hanks

    November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April, 3 ,2012 file photo actor Tom Hanks attends the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund dinner in New York. A Southern California insurance broker was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, on allegations he overcharged Hanks, musician...

  • With win, Calif governor takes next step in pledge

    November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Gov. Jerry Brown discusses the passage of his tax initiative, Proposition 30 in Tuesday’s election during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Brown called the voter approved measure, that will place a temporary...

  • Oil cos. bid $15M on Alaska state, federal leases

    November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director Bill Barron reads bids for petroleum leases on state land in the Beaufort Sea on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. High bids for the Beaufort, North Slope...

  • Apple shares drop 20 percent from peak

    November 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, file photo, An Apple specialist hands over the new Apple iPad mini to be purchased at an Apple store, in San Francisco. Apple’s stock is falling along with a sell-off in the broader market on Wednesday, Nov. 7,...