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  • Central Park crowd joins Yoko Ono to fete Lennon’s birthday by forming human peace sigh October 7, 2015
    Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono in Central Park on Tuesday to try to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign. The record attempt to honor Ono’s husband, John Lennon, didn’t succeed. Still, the crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late Beatle, who would have turned 75 […] The post Central Park crowd joins Yoko On […]
  • Ichiro re-signs with Marlins for 2016 October 7, 2015
    Veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki signed a one-year contract to stay with the Miami Marlins in 2016, the team announced Tuesday. According to a baseball source, the deal is worth about $2 million, the same figure as his first one-year pact with the club signed in January. “(Re-signing Ichiro) is a major announcement because of what […] The post Ichiro re-sign […]
  • Sun shines again in South Carolina but flood ordeal, drinking water shortage continue October 7, 2015
    The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 16 deaths. Tuesday was the first completely dry day in Columbia, South Carolina’s capital, since Sept. 24, but officials warned that new evacuations could be ordered as […] The post Su […]
  • Doomed freighter’s skipper, crew well-trained, loved the sea October 7, 2015
    The El Faro carried a crew of 33 when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin’s 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship: THE CAPTAIN: […] The post Doomed freighter’s skipper, crew well-trained, loved […]
  • California governor signs sweeping new equal pay protections October 7, 2015
    Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the U.S. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure Tuesday while surrounded by women and girls at an event at Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond, northeast of San [… […]
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