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Archive for May 8th, 2013

  • Nevada lawmaker moves to tax golfing, NASCAR

    May 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, talks with Assembly Republicans, from left, Randy Kirner, Pat Hickey and Cresent Hardy on the Assembly floor at the Legislative Building Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Kirkpatrick...

  • Charles Ramsey’s turbulent 15 minutes of fame

    May 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This May 6, 2013 file photo shows neighbor Charles Ramsey speaking to media near the home where missing women Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were rescued in Cleveland. Ramsey lived next door to where Ariel Castro is alleged to have...

  • Uncle: Rapper Chris Kelly devoted to family

    May 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Lemar Williams looks on outside a viewing for music artist Chris Kelly, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Atlanta. Kelly, who was part of the duo Kris Kross, died last Wednesday. He was 34. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — An uncle of former Kris Kross...

  • Scranton shared close bond with NBC’s ‘The Office’

    May 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    John Krasinski and Brian Baumgartner, chest bump, as they are introduced during “The Office” Wrap Party at PNC Field, Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Scranton, Pa. The actors who play Pam, Jim, Dwight and other beloved characters from the popular NBC...

  • Sharpton: Meeting with PepsiCo ‘positive’

    May 8, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, recording artist Lil Wayne meets fans and celebrates his contemporary street wear apparel brand TRUKFIT at his hometown Macy’s, in New Orleans. The Rev. Al Sharpton says a meeting he held with PepsiCo Inc....

  • Bolivia’s challenge: Making coca palatable

    May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this April 12, 2013 photo, a man walks through the Ebococa industrial plant in Villa Tunari, Bolivia. The government of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has tried to promote coca foods through culinary festivals and incentives for private companies...

  • Dancer says she gave warnings about Jackson health

    May 8, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. An expert told jurors Tuesday May 7, 2013 that Michael Jackson’s doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction....

  • Enron’s Skilling could see 10-year sentence cut

    May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2006 file photo, former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling leaves the federal courthouse after Skilling was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison, in Houston. Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Skilling say they have reached an...

  • High hospital bills go public, but will it help?

    May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo medical bills are spread out on the kitchen table of a cancer patient in Salem, Va. Hospitals across the country, and even within the same city, sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same...

  • San Fran Bay Bridge repair could cost $5M-$10M

    May 8, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Bridge engineer Brian Maroney uses a model to explain the broken rod issue on the new span of the Bay Bridge and the fix they are proposing after the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee meeting at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland,...