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Archive for February 16th, 2013

  • Colbert Busch: Brother won’t overshadow SC race

    February 16, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Elizabeth Colbert Busch poses outside her campaign headquarters in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert is one of two Democrats seeking South Carolina’s vacant 1st District congressional seat. There are...

  • West dominates East in All-Star celebrity game

    February 16, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Terrence Jenkins, left, drives the ball past Ne-Yo in the second half of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) HOUSTON (AP) — Usain Bolt joined the East team in the All-Star celebrity game to...

  • Thousands in Portugal protest austerity cuts

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Demonstrators react during speeches at the end of an anti-austerity protest march in Lisbon Saturday, Feb. 16 2013. The protest was called by CGTP, the Portuguese confederation of workers unions. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Several...

  • New report questions FAA’s airline safety promise

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2009, file photo smoke rises from a burning Continental Express commuter plane after it crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo, killing 50 people. Federal regulators haven’t lived up to promises made after the crash to see...

  • Fewer bees in US a threat to world’s almond supply

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Bee inspector Neil Trent of Scientific Ag Co., inspects a frame of bees to assess the colony strength Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, near Turlock, Calif. Not enough bees covering a frame means an unhealthy hive, and fewer working bees to pollinate California’s...

  • Best Ill. job prospects in manufacturing, medical

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, FEB. 17 AND THEREAFTER – In this June 20, 2012 photo, Caterpillar tractors are seen for sale in Clinton, Ill. Experts looking at Illinois’ job market say the best prospects for 2013 are likely in medical and manufacturing...

  • Feds see early signs of Pacific fishery recovery

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Steve Fitz, owner of the fishing boat Mr. Morgan, is interviewed on his boat docked in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Fleets of unused, weathered fishing boats, shuttered processing businesses and idle fishermen have been the image of...

  • BMW recalls nearly 570,000 cars to fix cables

    February 16, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This undated photo provided by BMW AG shows the 2009 BMW 3-Series sedan. BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects popular 3-Series...

  • NM counties concerned with forest travel planning

    February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a state where tourism is big business, leaders from New Mexico’s 33 counties want to make sure the federal government gives them a seat at the table as the U.S. Forest Service decides which roads and trails should be closed...

  • Albuquerque Mayor Berry to seek 2nd term

    February 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has formally announced that he will seek a second four-year term. Berry told reporters Saturday that he still had more to accomplish and will privately finance his campaign rather than seek public...