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No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

July 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of... more »»

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

July 6, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80. more »»

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

July 6, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday. more »»

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

July 6, 2015

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. more »»

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

July 6, 2015

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. more »»

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

July 5, 2015

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the nails holding the floor of a deck gave way, causing a family posing for a picture to fall about 10 feet at a North Carolina beachfront rental home. more »»

17 out of hospital in N. Carolina beach house deck collapse

July 5, 2015

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deck to collapse as a family was taking a group photo at their rented beach house in North Carolina. more »»

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. more »»

Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago

July 5, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago. more »»

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

July 5, 2015

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. more »»

Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

July 5, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. more »»

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

July 5, 2015

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday. more »»

Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of... more »»

320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California

July 5, 2015

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city.

The fire started around 10 p.m. more »»

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

July 5, 2015

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. more »»

 
 
 

 

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