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Archive for December 18th, 2012

  • Arbitrator: Beauty queen defamed pageant, owes $5M

    December 18, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012 file photo provided by the Miss Universe Organization, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin competes during the 2012 Miss USA Presentation Show in Las Vegas. Monnin, who claimed this year’s Miss USA contest was...

  • Police arrest juvenile over hoax celebrity calls

    December 18, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Justin Bieber performs at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police announced Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012 that they have arrested an unidentified juvenile for sending hoax messages...

  • Review: Cruise oozes low-key charisma as ‘Reacher’

    December 18, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated publicity photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Rosamund Pike as Helen, and Tom Cruise as Reacher, in the film, “Jack Reacher.” (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Karen Ballard) The idea of watching a movie in which a...

  • Asia stocks rise over US budget deal optimism

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A man checks the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, boosted by signs China’s recovery is gaining traction and hopes for a new stimulus in Japan. (AP Photo/Itsuo...

  • Agency pushes new Willamette Valley canola plan

    December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Feb. 1, 2012, file photo shows canola products at Willamette Biomass Processors plant in Rickreall, Ore. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has reached a decision on its controversial proposal to expand production of canola oil in...

  • Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., right, as they finish a news conference about the fiscal cliff negotiations after a closed-door GOP strategy session, at the...

  • Gregoire proposes new fuel tax to fund education

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Gov. Chris Gregoire discusses her state budget proposal on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. She says that any budget without new revenue would force the closure of parks, eliminate food assistance programs and cause additional cuts in education. (AP...

  • Teacher sole heir of $7.4M gold coin fortune

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo shows the Carson City, Nev. home of Walter Samaszko Jr. A crew sent to clean out Samaszko’s house found more than $7.4 million worth of gold coins, bars and bullion left behind in the garage after his death in June. A...

  • Oracle 2Q earnings rise 18 pct to top Street view

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, March 20, 2012, file photo, a plane flies over Oracle headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. Oracle’s latest quarterly earnings rose 18 percent as companies splurged on more software and other technology toward the end of the...

  • Instagram says users’ photos won’t appear in ads

    December 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the...