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Last original Ramones member dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:28

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2005, file photo, Tommy Ramone, ex-drummer and manager of The Ramones, smiles as he is interviewed backstage at the Knitting Factory in New York. A business associate says Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramone was 65. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.


Woman charged with staging husband's 2011 suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:22
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who called 911 to report that her husband committed suicide by suffocating himself has been charged with his 2011 murder.

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil's impact

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:13

Saltwater leaks into this stream after running downhill, Thursday, July 10, 2014, near Mandaree, N.D. A pipeline leak on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation spilled 1 million gallons of saltwater, a byproduct of oil and gas production. Company officials say the leak likely started over the Fourth of July weekend. (AP Photo/Tyler Bell)MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Growing up, Ruth Anna Buffalo would follow the dirt track behind her house into the rugged North Dakota badlands, swimming in creeks picketed with beaver dams, finding artifacts and climbing bluffs overlooking Lake Sakakawea. For the young, the lake and the land around it were a wonderland.


Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close, adding to city's woes: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 03:41

Real estate developer Donald Trump looks on during a news conference with the PGA in New York(Reuters) - The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city. The Press of Atlantic City said in a story posted online late on Friday that an official from Trump Plaza called New Jersey state Senator Jim Whelan and told him the casino, which is owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts, expected to issue layoff notices on Monday ahead of a Sept. 16 closure. Representatives for Trump Entertainment Resorts, Whelan and a union for the casino's employees did not returns calls. Trump Plaza employs about 1,000 people, according to regulatory reports.


Woman accused of staging husband's 2011 suicide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 03:11
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge.

3 remain hospitalized after Grand Teton bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 02:50

This Thursday, July 10, 2014 photo provided by the Grand Teton National Park shows a bus that flipped on its side in Grand Teton National Park. Officials say about two dozen people were taken to a hospital after a bus flipped on its side. Authorities say no other vehicles were involved. It wasn't clear who owned the bus or whether it was on a tour. (AP Photo/Michael Nash, Grand Teton National Park)GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming (AP) — Three people injured when a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side while traveling through Grand Teton National Park remained in the hospital Saturday.


Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 02:37

Andrew Pittz of the Sawmill Hollow aronia berry farm offers samples and sells aronia berry products at Whole Foods Market in Omaha, Neb., Friday, April 25, 2014. A few years ago, few people had ever heard of the Aronia berry, a pretty, but tart fruit. Now, the berry has set its sights on becoming the next "superfood" and is in hundreds of products worldwide. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.


Mississippi agrees to extradite shooting suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 02:29
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:56

This 1886 photo provided by the Library of Congress via the Theodore Roosevelt Center shows Wilmot Dow, left, Theodore Roosevelt and William Wingate Sewall posing near the Little Missouri River in Western garb. Roosevelt met the pair of men in Maine where they acted as hunting guides to a young Roosevelt. The former president later asked Dow and Sewell to manage his Elkhorn Ranch in the western North Dakota badlands. The ranch remains in what is now the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University in North Dakota has been archiving notes, letters and photographs of Roosevelt since 2007 and is working to open his presidential library by 2019. (AP Photo/Library of Congress via the Theodore Roosevelt Center)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.


Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:56

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City N.J., shown here on July 11, 2014, will shut down on Sept. 16, its parent company told The Associated Press on Saturday July 12, 2014. It would be the third Atlantic City casino to shut down this year, and more than 1,000 workers would lose their jobs. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September.


UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:52
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip.

Interns follow Donner Party path through Utah

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:47

In this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management Utah, American Conservation Experience Intern Hannah Cowan holds a Desert Horned Lizard during a hike across the Great Salt Lake Desert, in Utah. Three interns from the Bureau of Land Management hiked three days across a blistering path of Utah desert this week to recreate part of the 1846 trek by the ill-fated Donner Party. The path across Utah's Great Salt Lake Desert en route to California delayed the Donner Party, leading to starvation, deaths and cannibalism when they became stranded in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo/Bureau of Land Management Utah, Chad Douglas)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of U.S. Bureau of Land Management interns trekked three days this week across a blistering stretch of Utah desert, recreating part of the 1846 path of the ill-fated Donner Party.


Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:33

In this photo taken on Friday, July 11, 2014, a landscaper shapes hedges on private property in Southampton, N.Y. Studies show the gap separating the rich from the working poor has been ever-widening in recent years and few places provide that evidence as starkly as Long Island's Hamptons. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags.


Last original Ramones members dies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 01:32
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.

Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:47
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a newborn baby found buried in the yard of a suburban Raleigh home may have bled to death after a botched home delivery.

5 things to know about immigration courts

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:45

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. For years, children from Central America traveling alone and immigrants who prove they have a credible fear of returning home have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the nation's Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cases resolved. Here are key facts about the court system and its struggles:


Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:40

FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Backlogged U.S. immigration courts are bracing for a deluge of cases after tens of thousands of Central American children began arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:30

In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, light from a digital projector beams from the projection house at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the costly switch from film to digital. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)SACO, Maine (AP) — Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch.


Man who killed lover's husband gets work release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:17

FILE - In this March 12, 1991 file photo, William Flynn, 17, testifies in Exeter, N.H., March 12, 1991 in the Pamela Smart murder conspiracy trial. Flynn was moved to a minimum-security prison this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple’s wedding anniversary. Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man who was 16 when his adult lover recruited him and his friends to kill her husband in a case that inspired the Nicole Kidman movie "To Die For" has been moved to a minimum-security prison.


Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 00:01

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Sandra Fluke poses for a photograph at her campaign office in Los Angeles. The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention after being denied the chance to testify before Congress about health plan contraception coverage, and then subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh, is trying to transform herself from advocate to lawmaker. She is running for the California state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage — and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh — is hoping to make public policy of her own.