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Archive for December, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts said Saturday that he has “complete confidence” in his colleagues’ ability to step away from cases where their personal interests are at stake, and noted that judges should not be… Read more

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — There was no confetti, no champagne and no “Auld Lang Syne”, however there was a lot of holiday cheer in Holyoke on Saturday. Holyoke’s Children’s Museum invited people to come celebrate the 15th annual First Night Junior… Read more

HONOLULU (AP)  President Barack Obama says he’s signing a $662 billion defense bill despite “serious reservations” over its restrictions about handling suspected terrorists. A presidential statement accompanying the bill… Read more

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George R.R. Martin has given fans of his A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones is based, a belated Christmas gift. The author has posted a chapter titled “Theon” from his sixth book, The Winds of Winter,… Read more

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Rebecca Gayheart and Grey’s Anatomy’s Eric Dane will ring in the new year with a new addition to the family. The couple welcomed their second child this week, People reports. “Rebecca Gayheart and husband Eric Dane welcomed Georgia Geraldine Dane on… Read more

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The year may be winding down, but the celebrity hoaxes are still going strong. The latest misinformation making the Internet rounds is a purported People magazine cover that proclaims Taylor Lautner is “Out & Proud.” The real People magazine… Read more

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Pedestrians pass police vans in Times Square as city police officials begin ramping up security before Saturday’s New Years Eve celebrations, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the scenes, the police meticulously map out how to control… Read more

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This undated artist rendering provided by NASA on Dec. 21,2011 shows the twin Grail spacecraft mapping the lunar gravity field. The two probes are scheduled to enter orbit around the moon over New Year’s weekend. (AP Photo/NASA, Jet Propulsion… Read more

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Heads of iceberg lettuce are being removed from grocery store shelves in at least seven states after salmonella was found in an Arizona field adjacent to the grower’s property. None of the lettuce in the… Read more

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President Barack Obama, left, and Admiral Robert Willard, arrive to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial, part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in Pearl… Read more

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Four cases of infants sickened by a rare bacteria sometimes linked to powdered formula, including two who died, are not related and parents can continue using the products to feed their babies, two federal… Read more

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An investigator works the scene where fire caused damage to a two-story apartment at 1156 N. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, section of Los Angeles, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. An arsonist torched car after car early Friday, sending firefighters… Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it prepared to welcome hordes of New Year’s Eve revelers looking to cast off a rough year and cheer their way to something better in 2012. For all of the holiday’s… Read more

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CHICOPEE, Mass. — Holyoke topped Longmeadow, 58-41, behind 18 points from Selena Yates and 16 points from Monique Heard, to win the Connecticut River Classic at Chicopee High.  Chicopee beat Chicopee Comp, 44-43, in the Consolation… Read more

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AMHERST, Mass. – Using a 32-point scoring edge, the second-largest winning margin of the year, the UMass men’s basketball team defeated Central Connecticut State on Friday evening, 97-65, improving to 7-0 at home this season. Five different… Read more