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Dunkin' Donuts May Be Nixing a Big Part of Its Identity

Parent company plans to drop 'Donuts' from brand name in test-drive

(Newser) - Dunkin' Donuts is thinking about dumping "Donuts" from its name. A new location of the chain in Pasadena, Calif., will be simply called Dunkin', a move that parent company Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. calls a test, the AP reports. The Massachusetts-based company said Thursday that a few other stores... More »

Model, 40, Dies After 7-Hour Police Standoff on Bridge

Sam Sarpong, ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and MTV co-host, dead in Calif. suicide

(Newser) - Police crisis negotiators and family members tried for seven hours Monday to talk a distressed British actor and model off a California bridge, but the incident ended in tragedy, Us Weekly reports. Per Hollywood Life , Sam Sarpong, 40, an ex-Tommy Hilfiger model and former co-host of MTV's Yo Momma... More »

Ice Bucket Video Could Get Cop 6 Years in Jail

Jaime Robison was on disability when she lifted 5-gallon pail

(Newser) - Like countless others, Jaime Robison found herself playing a part in last summer's Ice Bucket Challenge craze to raise money for ALS. In a video uploaded in July, the California police officer was filmed lifting a 5-gallon pail of ice water and dousing a fellow cop, the Los Angeles ... More »

Mom Suing Target for Son's Suicide

Store's 'walk of shame' made Graham Gentles suicidal: lawsuit

(Newser) - A Target employee leapt to his death last summer after being taken on an alleged "walk of shame" through the store—and his mom is suing the company, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suit claims that Graham Gentles, 22, was stopped by security and police when he showed up... More »

#RedBalloonsforRyan Goes Viral After 3-Year-Old Killed

Family friend inspires outpouring on her blog

(Newser) - An outpouring of love has stunned the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a car while playing frisbee, the Pasadena Star-News reports. Ryan Saldana died when he ran into the street in Alta Loma, Calif., on Friday, leaving his parents devastated. Then Alissa Circle, who... More »

Fake 911 Call Ends in Fatal Shooting

Caller lied about college student Kendrec McDade having gun

(Newser) - A Pasadena man has been charged with manslaughter after he made a 911 call in which he falsely claimed a gun-packing college student robbed him. The student, who turned out to be unarmed, was shot dead by a police officer responding to the call. The cop fired as Kendrec McDade,... More »

Thousands Occupy the Rose Parade

Protest peaceful, but at times contentious

(Newser) - It wasn't all rosy at today's Rose Parade, as Occupiers marched at the end of the festivities, eliciting both applause and cries of "Get a job" and "You guys had your 15 minutes." "You people are no more than communist revolutionaries who destroy our... More »

Occupy's Rose Parade Float: Giant Octopus

It symbolizes the greedy clutches of Wall Street

(Newser) - Occupy Los Angeles activists are staging a protest at Monday's Rose Parade in Pasadena with their very own float: a 70-by-40-foot octopus made of recycled plastic bags. More than 1,000 Occupiers are expected to join the demonstration, reports the Los Angeles Times , and organizers promise to keep it... More »

Protesters Will Occupy Rose Parade

Will display giant banner, march in 'human float'

(Newser) - Occupy protesters are taking to the streets in Pasadena—alongside floats and high school bands. Aiming to get the movement more national exposure, Occupiers plan to set up bases alongside the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, where they’ll put on a peaceful display of their own. Among the highlights:... More »

'Lost' Tyke Taken From Parents

Dad too drunk to remember where he left Dylan in court today

(Newser) - For the time being cops will know just where to find the California toddler "lost" by a father so drunk he didn't even know he had the kid —and it won't be with his parents. Dylan Kurihara, 3, has been placed in protective custody with Los Angeles County... More »

Drunk Dad 'Loses' Son

Pasadena pop can't recall being in charge of toddler

(Newser) - An emergency alert was issued for a missing 3-year-old California boy yesterday, after his drunk dad told cops he couldn't remember where he left the toddler. Cops happened to bust Dylan Kurihara's apparently inebriated father, Joe, alone, on foot, and charged him with public intoxication on Saturday night. When the... More »

Sullenberger Leads Rose Parade

Hero of Flight 1549 feted in home state

(Newser) - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a splash 3,000 miles from the Hudson River today, serving as grand marshal of the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. This year's parade celebrated everyday heroes—a perfect fit for the captain of US Airways Flight 1549,... More »

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