MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Entertainment

    World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    LAS VEGAS (AP) If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship's newest event could cause a poker chip shortage.The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of...

    By Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday.The company on Monday downgraded the amount...

    |

  • Business

    Charter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track

    Charter Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.Q: WHAT IS DRIVING THE DEALS IN THE CABLE INDUSTRY?A:...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Business

    California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

    SYDNEY (AP) California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from...

    By Kristen Gelineau And Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.The struggle to survive with little water is a constant...

    By Kristen Gelineau And Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Anonymous threats against airliners prompt searches; all OK

    NEW YORK (AP) Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.Authorities said...

    |

  • Entertainment

    Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara...

    By Sandy Cohen And Frazier Moore, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Porn actors say proposed safety rules go too far

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A state proposal that would roll out strict safety standards for California porn productions to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases has drawn criticism from adult film workers who feel the regulations go...

    |

  • Business

    Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.Student...

    |

  • Business

    Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

    Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, say two people familiar with the negotiations.The people spoke on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the deal talks.One of the people says the...

    By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer|

Redwood Times: BLOGS