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  • Porsche exhibit opens at NC Museum of Art

    October 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, details of the hood of a 1964 Porsche Type 356C Carrera 2 Couple is seen in the Porsche By Design Seducing Speed exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) RALEIGH, N.C....

  • Venezuelan beauty contest bridges political divide

    October 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Miss Costa Oriente Migbelis Castellanos, center, competes with other contestants at the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. From left are Miss Cojedes Wi May Nava, Miss Aragua Stephani de Zorsi, Miss Costa Oriente...

  • Hulkamania still running wild after 3 decades

    October 11, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, The 60-year-old Hogan is a wrestling free agent after his contract with TNA Wrestling expired this week....

  • SF Bay Area transit agency, unions resume talks

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    BART lead negotiator Thomas P. Hock, right, talks with members of the media as he enters Caltran’s offices during negotiations with BART management and union members on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. Hoping to avoid a second strike in less...

  • Accelerated efforts, no agreement on shutdown/debt

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo from June 20, 2006, Josef Morvai and his son Daniel Morvai, 4, view the Statue of Liberty from a park bench in Red Hook Garden Pier, in Brooklyn, N.Y. As the federal shutdown continues, state and federal officials were discussing the possible...

  • Toyota riding momentum in wild acceleration cases

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 file photo shows Jeffrey Uno, right, and his father, Peter Uno, the son and husband of Noriko Uno, in framed photo, who died in an alleged “sudden unintended acceleration” crash in a Toyota Camry in August...

  • California gov. vetoes semi-automatic rifle ban

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, a custom made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a detachable magazine is displayed at TDS Guns in Rocklin, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, AB48, that bans the...

  • ND waits 11 days to tell public about oil spill

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Steve Jensen poses for a photo near the site of an oil spill he discovered outside of Tioga, N.D., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Officials took nearly two weeks to tell the public about the break in a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that happened in a remote area of North...

  • Ark. expects furloughs to rise, number unclear

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe comments on effects the federal government shutdown is having on some state employees during a news conference in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe...

  • Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by propofol

    October 11, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 28, 2009 file photo is a bottle of the propofol, the nation’s most popular anesthetic, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is halting the execution of convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, citing...