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Archive for June 1st, 2013

  • Whirligig art creator Vollis Simpson dies at 94

    June 1, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Thursday, June 21, 2012 file photo, whirligig artist Vollis Simpson sits outside his shop in Lucama, N.C. Simpson, a self-taught artist famed for his whimsical, wind-powered whirligigs, has died. He was 94. Simpson’s wife, Jean, told the Wilson...

  • Beyonce headlines London charity concert for women

    June 1, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Beyonce performs at The Sound of Change Live at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images) LONDON (AP) β€” Beyonce and a few famous friends β€” including John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna β€”...

  • ‘Warhorse’ director brings puppets to Spoleto

    June 1, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    The cast of a new production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Spoleto Festival USA rehearses at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, S.C. on May 23, 2013. The internationally known arts festival, founded in...

  • AEG exec discusses Jackson interactions, emails

    June 1, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2011 file photo, concert promoter and producer on Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” tour, Paul Gongaware, testifies on the second day of Dr. Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial in the...

  • Anti-austerity protests: Spain, Germany, Portugal

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A Protestor holds a banner with a drawing of Adolf Hitler and Angela Merkel and another lies on the floor reading “Berlin ruin a disunited Europe for the third time: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland” during a demonstration in Madrid,...

  • Testing company thrives as drug firms outsource

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    From left, Innovate QPS Xiaofen Li and Jinming Xing, associate scientist for QPS, a laboratory testing service for biotech’s works in the laboratory on May 23, 2013 in Newark, Del. QPS is a laboratory testing service for biotech’s. The firm just...

  • The IRS, its glory days and its checkered past

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 15, 2008 file photo, a woman drops her federal tax return in the mail slot at a post office in Palo Alto, Calif. For a time, the Internal Revenue Service inspired awe and admiration in Americans, not just trepidation and lame jokes...

  • More than 1,200 bills pass first half of session

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Wednesday, May 29, 2013, state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, left, talks with Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The Senate approved Lara’s measure requiring school...

  • Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this file photo from Friday, March 16, 2007, Travis Toth, left, an auctioneer of trustee sales for Fidelity National, reads descriptions of foreclosed properties offered for sale as potential buyers contemplate bids during a home foreclosure...

  • Are nutritional labels coming on alcoholic drinks

    June 1, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Pages from a ruling by the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau showing voluntary recommendations for labeling of wines, distilled spirits and malt liquor that were released on May 28, 2013. New labels on alcohol could...