Blockbuster's 300 stores across the country will be closed, as the video rental company concedes defeat to Redbox kiosks, Netflix streaming and DVDs by mail. Owner DISH will continue to use the Blockbuster name for some parts of its business.
Crime blotter: Former journalist Stephen Glass faced an unsympathetic California Supreme Court in his quest to practice law... Lawyers are seeking a new trial for the man imprisoned for killing Chandra Levy... Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel could be released on bail in a few weeks awaiting a retrial for the murder of Martha Moxley.
Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 years old today, with a party in Asheville, N.C. About 800 people are expected to attend, writes Charlotte's Tim Funk, including Sarah Palin and Rupert Murdoch.
And finally, the Olympic torch will go on its first ever space walk later this week. It arrived today on the International Space Station and will return to earth in time to begin the games in Sochi in February.
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