Tyson Foods plans to close its Jefferson pepperoni plant during the second half of 2016, creating a loss of 400 jobs, the company announced Thursday. read more
Madison's Oscar Mayer plant will close, putting 1,200 employees out of work, and its headquarters will move to Chicago as part of a plan to close seven factories across North America, the company announced Wednesday.
Two Adams County deputies got into a confrontation Sunday with the owner of a bull that ended with the 62-year-old rancher shot to death, Idaho State Police report.
The bull was struck by a car at about 6:45 p.m. on U.S. 95 at milepost 142, north of Council, ISP reports. While emergency responders and deputies worked to remove the driver and a passenger from the Subaru station wagon involved in the crash, the injured bull began charging them and passing vehicles, ISP reports.
When deputies went to kill the animal, the bull's owner, Jack Yantis, 62, of Council, arrived at the scene, carrying a rifle. During an ensuing incident, Yantis and both deputies fired their weapons, reports ISP, which is heading the investigation.
Yantis died at the scene, according to ISP, and one of the deputies suffered a minor injury.
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Frank Rich, New York: In the short time since Trump declared his candidacy, he has performed a public service by exposing, however crudely and at times inadvertently, the posturings of both the Republicans and the Democrats and the foolishness and obsolescence of much of the political culture they share. He is, as many say, making a mockery of the entire political process with his bull-in-a-china-shop antics. But the mockery in this case may be overdue, highly warranted and ultimately a spur to reform rather than the crime against civic order that has scandalized those who see him, in the words of the former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, as "dangerous to democracy."
RED BANK, S.C. -- The trailer where Dylann Roof found refuge is faded yellow with a thousand tiny dents. It is on the western edge of Columbia, along an unpaved road strewn with damp garbage, and it is where Roof briefly lived until the day he allegedly killed nine black church members at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Now, a month after the June 17 shootings, the blinds are drawn at noon, and the family that hosted Roof is inside, where the boom of gunfire and explosions is so loud the trailer vibrates.
"Ha-ha. I just killed all them mothers," says Justin Meek, 18, playing a video game in which blood and body parts fly across a 42-inch TV screen.