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Archive for December 8th, 2012

  • Stephen King offers writing tips to Mass. students

    December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Novelist Stephen King speaks to creative writing students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell, Mass., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Stephen King loves scaring people, but one student at University of...

  • Wagner wins over La Scala’s ardent Verdi fans

    December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this undated photo provided by Alla Scala theater press office, Jonas Kaufmann, right, who plays Lohengrin, and Anja Harteros, playing Elsa, perform during rehersals of Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Milan La Scala opera house, Italy. The dual...

  • UK hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child,...

  • Long-sealed Notorious B.I.G. autopsy released

    December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    **FILE**In this March 8, 1997 file photo, Notorious B.I.G., whose real name is Christopher Wallace, left, gestures as he and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs leave a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles late Saturday evening, shortly...

  • Okee Dokee Brothers ride the river to a Grammy nod

    December 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this 2011 photo provided courtesy of Alex Johnson, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Joe Mailander, right, and Justin Lansing pose for a photo along the Mississippi River. The Minneapolis duo has been nominated for a Grammy Award for best children’s album....

  • ‘Borderlands 2,’ ‘Dishonored’ win at Spike VGAs

    December 8, 2012 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    Host Samuel L. Jackson speaks onstage at Spike’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cartoony post-apocalyptic shoot-’em-up...

  • IBM shifts 401(k) policy to once-a-year matches

    December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, a car passes the IBM offices in San Jose, Calif. IBM will begin making lump-sum matching contributions to employees’ 401(k) accounts on an annual basis, rather than contributing each time a worker gets a...

  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Keith Wilson, president of the Allied Pilots Association, announces results of the vote on a new contract with American Airlines in the lobby of the union headquarters on Friday, Dec., 7, 2012 in Dallas. Pilots at American Airlines approved a new labor...

  • Bus driver not guilty of manslaughter in NY crash

    December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE–In this photo from Saturday, March 12, 2011, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx borough of New York. A verdict has been reached in a manslaughter case against the bus driver Ophadell Williams,...

  • Academy Award maker plans layoffs in Chicago

    December 8, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009 file photo, an Oscar statue is sanded and buffed at R.S. Owens & Co., in Chicago. The company said it will be laying off 95 workers on Dec. 17, 2012. The cuts come a month after R.S. Owens announced it was being...