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Archive for December 29th, 2013

  • Bombing wounds 4 soldiers in northeast Egypt

    December 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Egyptian men try to help save the life of an al-Azhar University student heavily injured from clashes outside the university in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Students of Egypt’s main Islamic university said they were prevented from taking their...

  • Among Cuban exiles, an old toast goes silent

    December 29, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A bottle of Cuban eggnog made by Cuban food blogger Marta Darby is photographed on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Mission Viejo, Calif. Darby will be making a toast to Cuba this year, accompanied with a glass of the rum-based eggnog known as the “creme de...

  • Feeling US snub, Saudis strengthen ties elsewhere

    December 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, right, speaks with French President Francois Hollande during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Increasingly vocal in its frustration over United States policies in the Mideast, Saudi Arabia is...

  • Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency a departure

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Celebrity photographer Luis Martinez and singer Miley Cyrus arrive at the “‘Britney Spears: Piece of Me’ Planet Hollywood Launch Party”, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) —...

  • Grave marker project helps bury the blues

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo made Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, Aaron Pritchard wipes off a headstone after laying the marker on the previously unmarked grave of blues musician Aaron Sparks in Crestwood, Mo. Pritchard is part of the Killer Blues Headstone Project, a nonprofit...

  • Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – French tightrope walker Henri Rechatin walks over the Saint-Remy sur Durolle countryside in central France, in this July 16, 1967 file photo, as he breaks the specialty’s world record of the time. The celebrated French tightrope walker known as...

  • Egyptian rapper speaks for women’s rights

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 photo, Egyptian rapper Myam Mahmoud poses for a portrait next to a mural in downtown Cairo. Mahmoud, an 18-year-old Egyptian, rapped her way to the semi-finals of the Middle East’s hit TV show “Arabs Got Talent.” While she...

  • Bollywood actor Farooq Shaikh dies at age 65

    December 29, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Nov. 30, 2013 photo, Indian actor Farooq Shaikh attends a promotional event for his film Club 60 in Mumbai, India. Shaikh, the plump unlikely hero of scores of Bollywood films, has died. He was 65. Press Trust of India reported that Shaikh suffered a...

  • Judge ends Katrina flooding lawsuits against feds

    December 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2005, file photo, residents wait on a rooftop to be rescued from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Dozens of lawsuits seeking damages from the federal government for Hurricane Katrina-related levee failures and...

  • High stakes for US families losing jobless benefit

    December 29, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Richard Mattos, 59, looks for jobs at a state-run employment center in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Mattos is one of more than 1 million Americans who will lose federal unemployment benefits at year’s end. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)...