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Archive for December 14th, 2012

  • Final celebrity burglary defendant enters plea

    December 14, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 2, 2009 file photo shows Courtney Leigh Ames, 19, appearing in court in Los Angeles. Ames pleaded no contest Friday Dec. 14, 2012 to receiving a jacket stolen from heiress Paris Hilton. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The...

  • Obama won’t go after marijuana use in 2 states

    December 14, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 5, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at the Interior Department in Washington. The president says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana. In a Barbara Walters interview airing...

  • ‘Casablanca’ piano sells in NY for more than $600K

    December 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows the piano used in the movie “Casablanca.” An unidentified buyer plunked down $602,500 for the piano that played “As Times Goes By” in the classic 1942 film “Casablanca.” The...

  • Gasoline prices soon to hit low point for 2012

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2012 file photo, traffic drives past a North Little Rock, Ark., gas station. Gas prices are dropping just in time for holiday travel. By Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, the national average should fall below $3.2775 a gallon, the low for...

  • Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera speaks during an interview in Los Angeles. The remains of Mexican-American music star Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in Mexico on Sunday, were...

  • EPA tightens standards for soot pollution

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama...

  • Pressure on as Southern Co. builds nuclear plant

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, a man works on a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Augusta, Ga. The $14 billion project to build the nuclear power plant is trending hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and trailing...

  • Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, a woman browses through a display of jewelry on sale at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas. In the midst of the busy holiday shopping season, when retailers can make up to 40 percent of their sales, promotions are actually...

  • Stocks edge lower; Apple sinks 4 percent

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Trader Fred DeMarco, center works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stock markets swung higher Friday Dec. 14, 2012 after a survey showed an improvement in China’s manufacturing,...

  • Legislature adjourns after final abortion fight

    December 14, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    The statue of Gov. Austin Blair, the war governor (1861- 1864), is silhouetted against the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, a day after thousands of protesters rallied on the grounds as lawmakers pushed final versions of...