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Archive for December 29th, 2012

  • Praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto sparks emotion

    December 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan shows Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday Dec. 28, 2012. The work, “HIM” has been drawing visitors since it was installed last month and even some anger. One Jewish group, the Simon...

  • Katie Holmes’ Broadway play ‘Dead Accounts’ closes

    December 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- This undated file photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Nobert Leo Butz as Jack, left, and Katie Holmes as Lorna, in a scene from “Dead Accounts” at Broadway’s Music Box theatre in New York. Holmes’ play “Dead Accounts”...

  • Documents show Jimmy Savile’s access to Thatcher

    December 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE- Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, gestures to members of the media following her return home from hospital suffering from a broken arm, in central London, in this file photos dated Monday June 29, 2009. 87-year old Thatcher is...

  • It’s husband No. 3 for actress Kate Winslet

    December 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, March, 27, 2012, file photo, British actress Kate Winslet arrives at the World Premiere of Titanic 3D at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Winslet married Ned Rocknrol in New York in December 2012. The private ceremony was...

  • Former state lawmaker John Quimby dies at 77

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated photo taken from the California Secretary of State Lobbyist Directory shows former lawmaker John Quimby. Quimby, who was elected to the state Assembly when serving in the Legislature was a part-time job and later spent decades as a local...

  • Stocks tumble as ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline nears

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Stocks were heading lower Friday, for a fifth day, on concern that Washington lawmakers will fail to reach a budget deal before a year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Seth...

  • Fewer US banks failing as industry strengthens

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 photo shows a Citibank in Philadelphia. U.S. banks are closing the year with the strongest profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They’re helping support an economy...

  • Dockworkers strike averted for now at US ports

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, a truck driver watches as a freight container, right, is lowered onto a tractor trailer by a container crane at the Port of Boston in Boston. The crane and a reach stacker, left, are operated by longshoremen at...

  • Greek ex-finance minister caught up in scandal

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 5, 2010 file photo, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou speaks during a news conference in Athens. Three relatives of a Greek former Cabinet minister are missing from a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts that...

  • P.M. Rajoy says Spain faces tough year ahead

    December 29, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy makes a speech at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Friday Dec. 28, 2012. In his end of year assessment, Mariano Rajoy said Friday the crisis had been worse than he had anticipated and that the first half of 2013 will be...