Yellowstone National Park sets record year with 3.8 million visitors so far

Monday, 05 October 2015 18:43 Written by
CODY, Wyoming More people visited Yellowstone National Park last month than any September previously, and the park has set a new annual visitation record with nearly three months still left in the year. More than 3.8 million people have visited Yellowstone through the end of September, according to figures compiled by the National Park Service. That shatters the previous annual record of 3.6 million visitors set in 2010. If October follows recent trends, Yellowstone could…
Obama heads to Oregon to meet shooting victims' families Friday
Monday, 05 October 2015 18:26 Written by
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will travel to Roseburg, Oregon, on Friday to meet privately with the families of the victims of the recent mass shooting there, a White House official said on Monday.
Second body recovered after New York building gas explosion
Monday, 05 October 2015 18:12 Written by
NEW YORK New York emergency crews recovered a second body from the rubble of a Brooklyn apartment building destroyed in a gas explosion and fire over the weekend, city officials said on Monday. The blast at the three-story building, which has since collapsed, resounded through the usually quiet borough neighborhood on Saturday morning. In addition to the fatalities, 13 people were injured, one severely, and 49 have been displaced from their homes, Mayor Bill de…
Trial of alleged Virginia serial killer gets under way
Monday, 05 October 2015 17:44 Written by
WASHINGTON The trial of an eccentric former Virginia political candidate charged with murdering three people over an 11-year period started on Monday with jury selection. The suspect, Charles Severance, 55, was indicted last year for the slayings in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb. The seemingly random killings had fed fears that a serial killer was on the loose in the U.S. capital area. Severance is charged in the 2014 slaying of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato,…
Tennessee boy, 11, held for killing 8-year-old girl over puppies: sheriff
Monday, 05 October 2015 17:16 Written by
NASHVILLE, Tenn. An 11-year-old eastern Tennessee boy was in custody for murder on Monday for shooting and killing an 8-year-old neighbor girl with a shotgun because she would not show him her puppies, authorities said. The unidentified boy was talking to three girls who were outside the window of his mobile home on Saturday evening and asked one of them if he could see her two new puppies, but the girl refused, according to Jefferson…
Gun safety group recommends action by president
Monday, 05 October 2015 16:56 Written by
CHICAGO A gun safety group urged the White House on Monday to take a series of steps it said would help prevent the kind of mass shooting that killed 10 people at an Oregon community college last week and renewed the debate on gun control. Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates what it calls "common-sense" gun control reform, issued the recommendations in response to President Barack Obama's comments after Thursday's killings - the…
US Treasury Bill Rates Dip; 3-Month Bill at Zero Percent
Monday, 05 October 2015 16:34 Written by
Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest level on record. The Treasury Department auctioned $21 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of zero percent, down from 0.015 percent last week. Another $21 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.065 percent, down from 0.105 percent last week. Short-term rates have been at ultra-low levels for a number…
DuPont CEO Kullman Retiring Effective Oct. 16
Monday, 05 October 2015 16:34 Written by
The DuPont Co. has announced the sudden retirement of Ellen Kullman as chairwoman and CEO. The company said Kullman, 59, will step down at the end of next week. Edward Breen, a DuPont board member, will serve as Kullman's interim replacement. DuPont also downgraded its operating earnings outlook on Monday, saying it now expects operating earnings per share for the full year of about $2.75, compared with prior guidance of $3.10. The company said the…
LinkedIn to Pay Members for Spamming After Suit
Monday, 05 October 2015 16:25 Written by
You might receive a lot of emails from networking website LinkedIn, but you might want to save one particular message from Oct. 2. In that message, the company says it agreed to pay $13 million in a proposed settlement for a lawsuit that claimed the company spammed customers without their consent. Specifically, the settlement is related to LinkedIn's "Add Connections" service that allows members to import contacts from their email accounts and email invitations to…
Pilot falls ill, dies on American flight from Phoenix to Boston
Monday, 05 October 2015 16:18 Written by
An overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Syracuse, New York, on Monday morning after one of the pilots fell ill and died, an American Airlines spokeswoman said. Controls of the Airbus A320 carrying 148 passengers and five crew members were in the hands of a copilot when it touched down at Syracuse Hancock International Airport at 7:13 a.m. EDT, said spokeswoman Brianna Jackson. She declined to comment further, including whether the pilot…

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