NEW YORK (Reuters) – Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band whose twangy vocals brought a poignancy and earthiness to songs like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Up on Cripple Creek,” died on Thursday at the age of 71 from cancer, his manager said.
The three-time Grammy Award winner had been fighting throat cancer since 1998.
“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon,” Helm’s manager Barbara O’Brien said in a statement.
NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) – Wyoming-based author C.J. Box
has just released “Force of Nature,” the 12th in his series of
mysteries starring Joe Pickett, a game warden in the Bighorn
“Force of Nature” features Pickett’s longtime friend Nate
Romanowski, a man with a secret past that comes back to haunt
him and puts Pickett and his family in danger.
(Reuters) – More than two dozen people faced criminal charges on Sunday after violence broke out as fans celebrated the University of Kentucky’s win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four match-up, officials said.
Thousands of fans filled the streets of Lexington downtown and near the campus Saturday night following Kentucky’s defeat of Louisville 69-61 in New Orleans, but the party was marred by violence, authorities said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police on Tuesday said they found a body believed to be that of missing Craigslist prostitute Shannan Gilbert in a marsh on Long Island where she likely got stuck while fleeing a client’s home and died.
“We went in with the idea we were going in one last time to see if we could find anything and we did,” said Suffolk County, New York Police Commissioner Richard Dormer of the body discovered on Tuesday morning.
NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Efforts to expand gambling to
shore up strapped municipal finances and help job creation
headed for defeat in Maine voting on Tuesday while New Jersey
voters cast their support for sports betting.
With 73 percent of the votes counted, Maine voters rejected
two ballot questions that would have expanded the number of
licensed gambling halls in the state to five from two.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Efforts to expand gambling to shore up strapped municipal finances and help job creation headed for defeat in Maine voting on Tuesday while New Jersey voters cast their support for sports betting.
With 73 percent of the votes counted, Maine voters rejected two ballot questions that would have expanded the number of licensed gambling halls in the state to five from two.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Officials in New York City on Friday postponed a planned clean-up of the downtown Manhattan park where anti-Wall Street protesters set up camp a month ago, averting what many feared could have been a showdown with authorities.
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said the private owner of Zuccotti Park, Brookfield Office Properties, decided late on Thursday to delay the cleaning, which had been slated to begin at 7 a.m. (1100 GMT). He offered no reason for the delay.
NEW YORK, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Anti-Wall Street protesters
are preparing on Friday to block efforts to clean up the Lower
Manhattan park where they set up camp nearly a month ago,
raising concerns of a possible showdown with authorities.
The private owner of the publicly accessible Zuccotti Park,
Brookfield Office Properties, plans to start cleaning at 7 a.m.
(1100 GMT) the area where several hundred protesters from the
Occupy Wall Street movement have been camping since Sept. 17.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey voters strongly approve of Governor Chris Christie’s decision not to run for president, giving him their highest approval ratings since he took office in 2010, poll results showed on Wednesday.
Voters surveyed in the Quinnipiac University poll believed Christie, who said last week he would not seek the Republican nomination for 2012, would have won a race for the White House. But they backed his decision not to run by an eight-to-one margin.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Labor unions including nurses, and transit workers were set to join the growing anti-Wall Street movement march on Wednesday through New York’s financial district, and some college students walked out of classes in solidarity.
The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Communications Workers of America and the Amalgamated Transit Union said they would be joining the protesters voicing discontent and anger over such issues as high unemployment, home foreclosures and the 2008 corporate bailouts.