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Archive for December 27th, 2012

  • No charges in teacher dragging of blind SF student

    December 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Santa Fe says she’s decided not to charge a special education teacher who dragged a blind student down a hallway. District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco said Wednesday that although the video...

  • AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 13, 1991 file photo, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. troops in the Gulf, gazes from the window of his small jet on his way out to visit U.S. troops in the desert in Saudi Arabia. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27,...

  • Chief of staff: Bush getting excellent treatment

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO’s new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush...

  • Texas officer who ended ’66 UT sniper rampage dies

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Aug. 2, 1966 file photo, from left, Allen Crum, university co-op employee; Austin policemen Ramiro Martinez, Houston McCoy and Jerry Day, the four men who braved the deadly accurate sniper fire by Charles Joseph Whitman from the...

  • Gun group offers training for Utah teachers

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Stephen Pratt, a third grade teacher from Alpine, Utah, is fingerprinted for a gun carry permit during concealed weapons training for 200 Utah teachers Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in West Valley City, Utah. The Utah Shooting Sports Council offered six hours of...

  • US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, photo, shows a construction worker at a new site for a future Fresh & Easy supermarket in Los Angeles. The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits in December fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign...

  • Chevron’s CEO: Affordable energy is crucial

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, Chevron CEO John Watson talks during an interview, in New York. Watson, 55, a California native and Chevron lifer, joined the company in 1980 as a financial analyst. Before becoming CEO in 2010 he was vice chairman in...

  • Fiscal cliff whipsaws stocks; confidence dims

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, photo, Daniel Kryger, left, and Kevin Lodewick Jr., right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are edging higher on Thursday as hopes dim that a budget deal will be reached before a deadline...

  • US consumers lose confidence as fiscal cliff nears

    December 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect...

  • Revamped Michigan Science Center opens in Detroit

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    From left, Andrew Kosonog, 10, and twin brother Alex Kosonog, 10, of West Bloomfield take a break with a couple of couch potatoes in the Health exhibit, in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Michigan Science Center which reopened to the public today after...