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  • Joey Chestnut proposes to girlfriend at contest

    July 5, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Seven-time hot dog eating champion, Joey Chestnut, poses while weighing in during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot-Dog Eating Contest tomorrow Thursday, July 3, 2014, at City Hall in New York....

  • Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan

    July 5, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 file photo, rock band Motorhead performs during the show program of the the “TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge 2006″ celebrities race at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. While its...

  • Colorado museum pays tribute to coal mining era

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Carolyn Newman, president of the Huerfano County Historical Society and a local history buff, holds a display showing dental tools used by dentists treating miners in Huerfano County at the Walsenburg Mining Museum on June 19, 2014 in Walsenburg, Colo. The...

  • Major Venezuelan newspaper to be sold

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A skyward view of the El Universal newspaper headquarters, in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, July 4, 2014. El Universal, one of Venezuela’s most prestigious newspapers has been sold, Editor in Chief Elides Rojas confirmed. Details of the sale of...

  • Beekeepers abuzz about Portland regulation

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 1, 2014 photo, Beekeeper Austin Bennington poses for a photo in his backyard, where he once kept bees but was told to stop, in Portland, Ore. Bennington is part of a group of beekeepers who want the city to ditch a requirement that forces...

  • SiriusXM fires ‘Opie & Anthony’ host over tweets

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In a April 26, 2006 file photo, radio shock jocks Greg “Opie” Hughes, left, and Anthony Cumia, right, leave CBS Radio studios on 57th Street with fans after finishing their first morning show, in New York. Cumia of the “Opie...

  • New York considers releasing oil train details

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota’s...

  • Vermont’s only floating bridge is being replaced

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 2, 2014 photo, Forrest Menard works on the first stages of a new floating bridge to carry Route 65 over Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vt. The state’s only floating bridge, originally built in 1820 and listed on the National Register of...

  • Grim brotherhood: Oil train firefighters reuniting

    July 5, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 photo, smoke rises from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. Lac-Megantic still struggles to recover as it marks the disaster’s one-year anniversary. (AP Photo/The Canadian...

  • New Mexico wildfire at 50 percent containment

    July 5, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    COYOTE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire burning in northern New Mexico’s Jemez (HAY’-mehs) Mountains has been 50 percent contained. The lightning-sparked Diego Fire has burned approximately 5.6 square miles of mixed conifer forest about 8...