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‘Skyrim’ wins top prize at Spike Video Game Awards

December 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Shigeru Miyamoto accepts the video game hall of fame award for “The Legend of Zelda” onstage at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” flew away with the game of the year trophy at the Spike [&hellip...

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RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor

December 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Heisman Trophy finalists from left, Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu stand with the Heisman Trophy after an informal roundtable conference with...

Coroner IDs gunman who stalked Hollywood streets

December 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Investigators look at a body at the scene of a fatal shooting, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in the Hollywood are of Los Angeles, Calif. A gunman who fired at cars and shouted “kill me” and “I’m gonna die!” was shot to death Friday by...

Police evict Occupy Boston protesters; 46 arrested

December 11, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Boston police officers remove an Occupy Boston protester from Dewey Square in Boston before dawn Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. More than 40 people were peacefully arrested as the park was cleared. The city had set a Thursday midnight deadline for protesters to...

Obama, GOP skirmish on payroll tax cut both favor

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed to delay Congress’ year-end vacation as well as...

2nd child shot by mom in Texas welfare office dies

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This undated handout photo provided by Jamie Rodriguez shows Timothy Grimmer. Timothy’s father, Dale Grimmer, spent time with the hospitalized boy Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, one day after the boy’s 12-year-old sister died. The two children...

Jay-Z to raise money, perform at Carnegie Hall

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter attends a news event to announce his Carnegie Hall performances to benefit the United Way and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, in New York, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z...

APNewsBreak: EPA theorizes fracking-pollution link

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

In this 2007 file photo, natural gas wellheads and other production facilities are shown around the rural community of Pavillion, Wyo. The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is asking the head of the U.S. Environmental...

APNewsBreak: AP source: Video shows lost drone

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

This photo released on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and taken at an undisclosed location claims to show the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone which Tehran says its forces downed earlier this week. In the banner in background depicting...

Port shutdown pledged despite union rejection

December 9, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2011, occupy Oakland protester Alfredo Coronado waves a flag while standing atop a big rig truck at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Protesters want to shut down ports up and down the U.S. West Coast on Monday, Dec.12,2011,...