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Leadership Fortuna — An enthusiastic fourth year - humboldtbeacon.com
For the fourth year, a program coordinated by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce is providing an in-depth, hands-on look at government, business, and the Eel River Valley community. There are 11 participants this year in Leadership Fortuna, and the group ...
Kevin Hart indifferent to Sony executive Amy Pascal's firing - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart says he never had any "hard feelings" toward former Sony Picture co-chair Amy Pascal. And now that she's been forced to step down, he just wants to distance himself from last year's Sony cyber-attack and release of offensive ...
Gary Busey hits woman in Malibu accident - humboldtbeacon.com
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say actor Gary Busey has struck and slightly injured woman with his car while backing out of a shopping center parking lot in Malibu. The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Friday on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Agency to vote on reducing California gas tax by 7.5 cents - humboldtbeacon.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California gas tax is set to go down 7.5 cents a gallon this summer, although consumers may not see a dip at the pump. The state Board of Equalization said Friday it is recommending a tax cut because of falling gas prices.
Prisoner shot in scuffle with officer at Dallas airport - humboldtbeacon.com
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A trip to the restroom by a prisoner and his armed escort at a Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport terminal ended in a scuffle and shooting. The incident happened just after 5 p.m. Friday in Terminal C. Airport spokesman David ...
AP source: New Jersey's Christie close to starting super PAC - humboldtbeacon.com
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's supporters are getting ready to launch a super PAC that could raise and spend unlimited sums of money as he moves toward a formal campaign for president in 2016. A person familiar with the Christie ...
United says it has tentative deal to outsource airport jobs - humboldtbeacon.com
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions. The airline said that it plans to hire contractors to provide the work at 16 airports but ...
Defendants file to dismiss lawsuit over bridge lane closures - humboldtbeacon.com
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defendants in a lawsuit over apparently politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge have filed documents seeking to dismiss the suit. Gov. Chris Christie's former campaign manager, a spokesman for the governor ...
Ex-Wells Fargo banker gets 5 years for insider trading ring - humboldtbeacon.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. The U.S. attorney ...
Soldier nicknamed Rambo pleads guilty in plot to kill agent - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. soldier known as Rambo has pleaded guilty in New York to conspiring to kill a federal agent and faces 10 years to life in prison. Joseph Hunter entered the plea Friday in Manhattan federal court, admitting he conspired to ...
Exhibition on Japanese Kano painting opening in Philadelphia - humboldtbeacon.com
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The works of a long-influential school of Japanese painting often distinguished by its use of gold leaf are going on exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano" features large-scale folding screens and ...
Rescue group takes in cats from area near Hawaii lava flow - humboldtbeacon.com
HILIO, Hawaii (AP) — An animal rescue group is taking in stray cats near an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://is.gd/7rkNDY) reports the nonprofit Hui Pono Holoholona has rescued a number of cats from areas near lava ...
Don McLean's 'American Pie' manuscript to be auctioned in NY - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Bye, bye, Miss American Pie. Christie's announced Friday that singer-songwriter Don McLean is selling his manuscript and notes to "American Pie," the wistful anthem that asked, "Do you recall what was revealed the day the music died?
Kevin Hart brings 'biggest comedy tour in history' to Northern California - humboldtbeacon.com
Kevin Hart, arguably the hottest comedian on the planet, has announced his massive WHAT NOW? TOUR. The trek includes three stops in Northern California. Hart performs July 16 at SAP Center at San Jose, July 17 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and July 18 ...
S&P 500 closes at a record high as energy sector recovers - humboldtbeacon.com
NEW YORK (AP) — A key U.S. stock index is back at a record high as the energy sector recovers along with the price of oil. Encouraging earnings news from CBS and surprisingly strong economic growth in Europe also sent stocks higher Friday. The Standard ...