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Archive for December 27th, 2012

  • Patrick Dempsey brews up coffee shop purchase

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this June 28, 2011 file photo, actor Patrick Dempsey attends the “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon’” premiere in Times Square in New York. Dempsey announced on Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, that he is leading a group attempting to save...

  • Ticket rush: Film fans hand Hollywood record cash

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this publicity photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures, Tom Hardy, center, as Bane, is shown in a scene in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “The Dark Knight Rises,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC...

  • Gerry Anderson, ‘Thunderbirds’ creator, dies at 83

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2005 file photo, Gerry Anderson, poses for a photograph with a toy Thunderbird 2 on the 40th anniversary of the Thunderbirds first broadcast, in London. Anderson, the British creator of the hit “Thunderbirds” TV show,...

  • Marvel’s Peter Parker in perilous predicament

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Marvel Comics shows the cover of the 700th and final issue in the comic book series “The Amazing Spider-Man,” issued Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The series ends as Peter Parker meets his doom. But Spider Man’s adventures...

  • From a Manila slum emerges an unlikely ballerina

    December 27, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo taken Nov. 25, 2012, Filipino slum dwellers Jessa Balote, center, and Jamil Montebon, top, practice with other students during a class at Ballet Manila at the Philippine capital. Aside from well-off students, the school picks scholars among kids...

  • World’s longest fast train line opens in China

    December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo released by China’s Xinhua news agency, a high-speed train G90 leaves for Beijing from the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. China has opened the...

  • US Treasury to take steps to avoid borrowing limit

    December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, July 26, 2012, file photo,Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing: “The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to...

  • New laws address gays, children, immigration

    December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 1, 2012 file photo, Rep. Anne Kaiser, D-Montgomery, an openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly, holds Natalie Vincent, 10 months, the daughter of a member of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s staff, after...

  • Retailers pull stocks lower on poor holiday sales

    December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Floor traders check their handheld computers at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — For the stock market, this week hasn’t been the most wonderful time of the year. U.S. stocks...

  • Berkshire Hathaway sells 2 short-line railroads

    December 27, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, May 1, 2010, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett surveys a model railroad prior to participating in the annual shareholders meeting, in Omaha, Neb. Warren Buffett’s company announced Wednesday,...