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Survey Rates American Celebrities

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new online entertainment survey of U.S. adults reveals which celebrities Americans would most like to see a lot less of in 2013. The Harris Interactive poll, commissioned by a ballpoint pen manufacturer , shows a full 70 percent of the 2,300 respondents want to see less of the glamorous Hollywood Kardashian family, followed closely […]

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Hawaii Governor Picks Lt. Governor to Succeed Inouye

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has appointed his lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, to succeed the late U.S. Democratic Senator Daniel Inouye. Inouye was the senior member of the U.S. Senate when he died earlier this month at age 88. Schatz, who is 40 years old, is a former state representative and former state Democratic Party chairman. […]

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care in Texas Hospital

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Houston, Texas say former president George H.W. Bush is in intensive care and in “guarded” condition at a local hospital . The 88-year-old Mr. Bush is battling what doctors call a “stubborn fever.” He entered the hospital last month with a severe cough. Mr. Bush served one term as U.S. president from 1989 […]

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Doctors: Health of Ex-President George H.W. Bush Worsens

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Doctors in Houston, Texas say former president George H.W. Bush’s condition has worsened. The 88-year-old Mr. Bush is in a hospital battling what doctors call a “stubborn fever.” The former president entered the hospital last month with a severe cough. A Bush family spokesman says he is in “guarded” condition. Mr. Bush served one term […]

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Toyota Reaches $1.1 Billion Recall Deal

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation has reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal to resolve a class action lawsuit by U.S. vehicle owners whose cars suddenly and unintentionally sped up. A Toyota spokesman Wednesday said the deal includes direct payments to customers as well as the cost of retrofitting more than 3 million older cars with a […]

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Northeast US Braces for Blizzard Conditions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather forecasters are warning residents in parts of two states not to travel, as a severe winter storm moves in and creates dangerous, near-zero visibility conditions. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Indiana and Ohio, as a powerful storm moves east after bringing snow and tornadoes to the southern […]

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Northeast US Braces for Blizzard Conditions

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Parts of the U.S. are bracing for blizzard conditions, as a powerful storm moves east after bringing snow and tornadoes to the southern United States. Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of Indiana and Ohio. The National Weather Service is advising people to stay off the roads, saying snow and strong winds could create […]

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Holiday Storms Sweep Through Southwestern U.S.

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least two people are dead after a severe weather system swept through the southern United States on Christmas Day . Tornadoes touched down in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, damaging or destroying scores of homes and leaving tens of thousands of residents in the region without power. The system also caused winter storms in […]

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Analysts: Bad Weather, Violence Weaken Pre-Holiday Retail Sales

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Economists say a combination of natural and man-made disasters led to unexpectedly weak U.S. retail sales in the crucial two months before Christmas. MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, which tracks retail spending, reports that sales rose just 0.7 percent over the same October-to-December period last year. MasterCard says October’s Superstorm Sandy affected sales in the Northeast while […]

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US Firefighter Killed Used Assault Rifle, Left Note

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The 62-year-old ex-convict who set his house on fire and ambushed firefighters in New York state, killing two, left a chilling note for authorities saying he was doing “what I like doing best, killing people.” Police from the town of Webster say William Spengler said in a two to three-page typewritten note he wanted to […]

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