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Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2 - Washington Post

Monroe Evening NewsCable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2Washington PostSANDUSKY, Ohio — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards said a cable on on...[read more]

Wildfires rage in Northern California as hot, dry weather persists - Los Angeles Times

ReutersWildfires rage in Northern California as hot, dry weather persistsLos Angeles TimesFirefighters walk near a car destroyed by the Sand fire in Amador County on July 27. Firefighters walk near a car destroyed by the Sand fire in Amador County on July 27. (Josh Edelson / EPA). By Jason Wells ...[read more]

Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice - seattlepi.com

Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave iceseattlepi.comWESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for ...[read more]

What's on The Sarah Palin Channel? - Christian Science Monitor

Telegraph.co.ukWhat's on The Sarah Palin Channel?Christian Science MonitorSarah Palin promises that her new subscription TV channel will talk about "the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about." The $9.95 per month online Sarah Palin Channel debuted Sunday.Sarah Palin launches online su...[read more]

Number-crunchers put GOP chances of retaking Senate at 60 percent: report - Washington Times

MiamiHerald.comNumber-crunchers put GOP chances of retaking Senate at 60 percent: reportWashington TimesRepublicans have a 60 percent chance of taking control of the Senate in mid-term elections this November, up from 54 percent in April, according to number-crunchers at The New York Times. The U...[read more]

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYLonger, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'USA TODAYPORTLAND -- Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full. Dozens of wildfires, including the largest in Washington ...[read more]

Emergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoer - CNN

ABC NewsEmergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoerCNN(CNN) -- A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach. Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport offici...[read more]

Man found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYC - Reuters

NBC New YorkMan found dead trapped between elevator and shaft wall in NYCReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - A man was found dead trapped between the outside of an elevator and the wall of the elevator shaft in a New York City apartment building on Monday morning, police said. Police found the body betwe...[read more]

Man Dies, Nine Injured After Lightning Strikes Venice Beach In California - Fox News Latino

Fox News LatinoMan Dies, Nine Injured After Lightning Strikes Venice Beach In CaliforniaFox News LatinoLOS ANGELES (AP) – A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said. Wit...[read more]

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths - San Jose Mercury News

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deathsSan Jose Mercury NewsNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. S...[read more]