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Archive for December 26th, 2012

  • Ben Affleck won’t run for US Senate in Mass.

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Sen. John Kerry D-Mass., speaks with actor Ben Affleck during a meeting with foreign relations members to discus the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) BOSTON (AP)...

  • Pope’s Christmas message focuses on Mideast, China

    December 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Vatican Swiss guards stand attention before Pope Benedict XVI delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and to the World) in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has wished Christmas peace to the...

  • Christmas storms all over US blamed for 2 deaths

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A Lawton, Okla., police cruiser tries to navigate the snow as blizzard conditions hit southwest Oklahoma at midday Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Lawton Constitution, Brandon Neris) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Christmas Day twister outbreak left damage...

  • Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in Washington. Lawmakers...

  • US holiday retail sales growth weakest since 2008

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 photo, people walk through the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among...

  • Durning, king of character actors, dies in NYC

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, actor Charles Durning accepts the life achievement award from presenter Burt Reynolds, left, at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Durning, the two-time Oscar nominee who was...

  • Firemen’s killer left chilling note, deaths at 3

    December 26, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Lake Rd. residents are evacuated from the neighborhood, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging...