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  • Laureate puts own stamp on Illinois poetry

    December 25, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This November 2013 photo provided by Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., shows professor Kevin Stein. A decade after being chosen as Poet Laureate of Illinois, Stein has carried on the work of his famous predecessor, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks,...

  • Santa’s sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 16, 2013 file photo, package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo. Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year...

  • Turkey: Government reshuffle after ministers quit

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken late Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is flanked by his wife Emine Erdogan, right, and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, left, as he addresses supporers at the Esenboga Airport, Ankara,...

  • Seattle building that burned was site of massacre

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    An estimated 90 firefighters battled a blaze that began around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Seattle. The fire forced more than 20 people living nearby to evacuate, fire officials said Tuesday. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the...

  • Resort closely tied to NH primary lies fallow

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This May 10, 2012, file photo shows the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, N.H. The hotel is the site of the first voters every four years for the nation’s earliest presidential primary. Two years ago the hotel was sold, but the...

  • End of an era as smelter closes in Missouri town

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Nov. 15, 2013 photo, a “No Trespassing” sign is seen on a fence near Doe Run Co.’s lead smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. The nation’s only primary lead smelter and the unquestioned center of the tiny town 25 miles south of St....

  • Cafe in SC combination eatery-museum-vets hangout

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Dec. 17, 2013, photo shows flags hanging from the ceiling of the Veterans Cafe in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In the four years the cafe has been open it has become a combination of an eatery, a military museum and place to hang out for those who served the...

  • NM eyes new tourism amid same-sex marriage ruling

    December 25, 2013 • Business, State NewsComments Off

    Staff Sgt. Aisha McClain, left, and Shannelle Williams kiss after getting married at the Doña Ana County Government Center on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Las Cruces, N.M. The New Mexico’s highest court declared it was unconstitutional to deny marriage...

  • Leaders betting lots on upcoming SunRail launch

    December 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 photo released by the Florida Department of Transportation shows the interior of a passenger car of a SunRail train at a passenger stop in Orlando, Fla., during a media event. The SunRail train begins taking its first passengers in...

  • Man steals car from mom, jumps to death

    December 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are identifying the driver in a Christmas Eve crash near Los Lunas as a 35-year-old man who reportedly stole his mother’s car. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department says Victor Padilla stole the vehicle...