Archive for October 6th, 2012

Chavez's socialism at stake in Venezuelan election

US & World | | October 06 2012, 1:00 PM

President Hugo Chavez has never faced a serious threat in a presidential election until now. A young former governor has been electrifying crowds and putting Chavez's 14 years of power — and his socialist experiment — at risk.

Holiday jobs come with uncertainty for workers

US & World | | October 06 2012, 12:00 PM

Retailers expect to hire hundreds of thousands of extra workers this holiday season to help with the anticipated spike in sales. But for seasonal retail workers, the hours can be scarce — and unpredictable — before the jobs disappear altogether following the holidays.

U.S. drones navigate murky legal path In Pakistan

US & World | | October 06 2012, 10:00 AM

One of the big legal questions surrounding the controversial drone program is whether the U.S. can conduct deadly strikes in a sovereign country with which it is not at war. Also unclear: Whether Pakistan has actually agreed to the drone program despite its public opposition.

Does voting early prompt hasty choices?

Politics | | October 06 2012, 8:08 AM

Voting can be a chore, but getting more people to vote by allowing early voting may not be doing the candidates or the electorate any favors.

Private space station delivery set for Sunday launch

The Latest | | October 06 2012, 3:16 PM

A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station.

Hearing set for man behind anti-Muslim film

The Latest | | October 06 2012, 2:28 PM

A federal judge in Los Angeles will decide next week whether the man behind an anti-Islamic film that sparked violence in the Middle East should be sent back to prison for violating his probation.

Gas prices hit an all-time high (map)

The Latest | | October 06 2012, 11:18 AM

The price of gasoline equaled the all-time average high in California of $4.61 a gallon Saturday, fueled by a reduced supply and a volatile market.

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