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July 12, 2014 - 2:06pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office says a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter is back in New Orleans.

Trung Le is currently being held in Orleans Parish Prison. Le was booked with one count of first-degree murder and nine counts of attempted first-degree murder. Le is an Asian male from Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

Chris Bowman with the Orleans Parish DA's...

July 12, 2014 - 2:03pm
1 week 6 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Having marked his 70th birthday earlier this week, Jeffrey Tambor is celebrating what he calls his most "transformative" role. The veteran actor plays a man who, late in life, acts on his long-suppressed need to be a woman.

The new transgender drama-comedy, "Transparent," premieres in late September with all 10 episodes of its first season on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Tambor, well-known from comedies "Arrested...

July 12, 2014 - 1:46pm
1 week 6 days ago

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.

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 later than expected.

While the trip was rough for the...

July 12, 2014 - 1:31pm
1 week 6 days ago

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.

Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, died Friday at age 65, said Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management. Frey had no further details....

July 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
1 week 6 days ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's finance minister has resigned, saying he disagreed with the prime minister over the pace of reform and the austerity measures needed to restart the Balkan country's economy.

Lazar Krstic said Saturday he believed economic changes in Serbia should be implemented fully without delay, but that Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic "is soft-hearted, and that is why he has the support of the people."

Krstic adds the austerity...

July 12, 2014 - 1:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

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.

But Southampton, with its privet hedges, pristine beaches and some estates costing tens of millions, also is where 40 percent of children get free or reduced school lunches, where a food pantry serves up to 400 clients a month and where some doctors and nurses share...

July 12, 2014 - 1:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.

Obama played at a different club late last month with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon's sidekick on the sports show "Pardon the Interruption"

Obama's venue Saturday was TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland. The club has a championship course on 220 rolling acres in Montgomery County.

The White House says...

July 12, 2014 - 12:49pm
1 week 6 days ago

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Three people injured when a tourist bus flipped on its side while traveling through Grand Teton National Park remained in the hospital Saturday.

Two people were being treated at the Eastern Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where they were listed in fair condition Saturday, hospital spokesman Karen Connelly said.

Another person remained at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, in good...

July 12, 2014 - 12:46pm
1 week 6 days ago

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.

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said preliminary autopsy results showed someone may have cut the baby girl's umbilical cord too closely and then failed to stop the child's bleeding. But Jones says the medical examiner may never be able to find the exact cause of death.

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July 12, 2014 - 12:44pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss," who's thanking police and firefighters for getting his boat and passengers to safety after they were enveloped in fog in New York Harbor.

Buddy Valastro was bringing the boat back Friday evening to Jersey City, New Jersey, after a dinner excursion with friends and family, when a clear day suddenly changed.

"All of a sudden — boom! — we were in a...

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