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Fiat 500 adds electric and big versions to lineup

DETROIT (AP) — The Fiat 500 is getting bigger and going electric. Two new versions of the Italian-styled mini-car are appearing at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week: The “500e” is the brand’s first all-electric model in the U.S. while the “500L” comes with four doors and significantly more room than a regular model. […]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Harry Reid

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Media Post

White House: Obama to meet Romney on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. The meeting comes as Obama and congressional Republicans negotiate a way […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Senate Dems divided over cuts to benefit programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government’s mushrooming debt pose a big obstacle to a deal for avoiding a potentially economy-crushing “fiscal cliff,” even if Republicans agree to raise taxes. Much of the […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Love leads Timberwolves to a win in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Kevin Love had 23 points and an NBA season-high 24 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves stop a five-game losing streak by beating the Sacramento Kings, 97-89, on Tuesday night. Love, who missed the first nine games of the season with a broken right hand, was a force inside all night for the […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Indiana’s Hill scores late to nip Lakers

LOS ANGELES — George Hill’s high-arching shot over Dwight Howard went in with 0.1 seconds left, and the Indiana Pacers withstood Kobe Bryant’s 40-point performance and the Lakers’ last-minute rally for a 79-77 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Hill scored 19 points and hit that enormous clutch shot for the Pacers, who won […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

By Frederic J. Frommer WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler previously had said she wanted the industry […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

By Kevin Freking WASHINGTON — Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred in May and October even as crude oil prices were declining. Gas prices jumped last month in California to more than $5 a […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Northern California braces for major storms

SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California residents are bracing for gusty winds, rain and snow at higher elevations, as a series of storms gets set to touch down. The rain and snow should begin falling Wednesday and continue through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph in […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Governor opposes pay raise for UC Berkeley chancellor

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom voted Tuesday against giving the new chancellor of UC Berkeley a $50,000 pay raise over what his predecessor earns, saying salary increases for public officials are inappropriate given the state’s bleak financial condition. The two politicians said during a meeting of […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Coming soon: App to track jumps, spins on ski hill

Skiers and snowboarders accustomed to tracking how many runs they’ve done will soon have access to a smartphone app to track their jumps and spins too. Vail Resorts Inc.’s EpicMix application changed the industry in 2010 by using radio-frequency ID tags in lift tickets and passes to communicate with scanners on lifts to tally riders’ […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

Tahoe snowboarder up for National Geographic award

Jeremy Jones is one of the top snowboarders in the world. He’s powered his career to new levels without the use of helicopters or snowmobiles in some of the gnarliest terrain on earth. And come Jan. 16, the Truckee-based Jones might also become National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year. For the past eight years, National […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

France to recognize Palestinian state at U.N.

PARIS (AP) — France announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the U.N. General Assembly this week. With the announcement, France becomes the first major European country to come out in favor, dealing a setback to Israel. The timing of the announcement appears aimed at swaying other […]

November 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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