AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:47:12 -0400 Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:36:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/US--Vegas.Water-Lake.Mead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Vegas.Water-Lake.Mead c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5649 LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead. Lloyd hat trick leads US over Japan 5-2 for World Cup title Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:08:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/SOC--WWCup-US-Japan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_SOC--WWCup-US-Japan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-56bd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title. 2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:00:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US-Capsized-Boat-Kentucky/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Capsized-Boat-Kentucky c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-59be 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. Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:48:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Beachhouse.Deck.Collapse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Beachhouse.Deck.Collapse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5a05 EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said. Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:38:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/US-Hawaii-Off-the-Grid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Hawaii-Off-the-Grid c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5648 HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:29:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US-Charleston-Shooting-Institutions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Charleston-Shooting-Institutions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5926 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:43:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US-Confederate-Flag-SC-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Confederate-Flag-SC-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-58e0 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda. Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:33:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/US--San.Francisco.Pier.Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--San.Francisco.Pier.Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5647 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview on Sunday that he shot her, but said it was an accident. Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:18:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/US--Obit-Burt.Shavitz/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Obit-Burt.Shavitz c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-56e7 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. No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:17:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/06/US-Goodbye-Trading-Pits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Goodbye-Trading-Pits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5684 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 "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him. Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:42:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Fireworks.Fatality-Maine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Fireworks.Fatality-Maine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-594d 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. California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:14:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--California.Drought-Rate.Hikes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--California.Drought-Rate.Hikes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5939 ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:04:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Chicago.Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Chicago.Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5971 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. Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Goodbye.Trading.Pits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Goodbye.Trading.Pits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5967 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 "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him. For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:39:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US-Escaped-Prisoners/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Escaped-Prisoners c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5968 ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday. Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:28:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US-Drones-Agriculture/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Drones-Agriculture c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-59ae CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:07:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Social.Media.Passwords-Bankruptcy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Social.Media.Passwords-Bankruptcy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-594c 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. 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:53:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--Box.Office/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Box.Office c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-58a1 NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:45:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/04/US--Fourth.of.July/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Fourth.of.July c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-5e6a Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation: 320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:59:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/07/05/US--NorCal-Wildfire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--NorCal-Wildfire c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1b6bde98:14e3fb4d30b:-59ea VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city.