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Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:03

This handout photo provided by Carnegie Mellon University, taken in March 2015, shows an exoskeleton boot on a person walking in a park in Pittsburgh. Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an exoskeleton boot that makes it easier to walk, burning less calories. When engineers tested the invention they did so by having people wear a pair of the devices, not one. (AP Photo by Lisa Lau/Carnegie Mellon University) (AP Photo, Lisa Lau, Carnegie Mellon University Experimental Biomechatronics Lab)WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done.


Florida family caught stuffing kids into trunk

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:48

Florida family caught stuffing kids into trunkA Florida family is under investigation after being caught on camera stuffing kids into the trunk of a car.


2015 GMC Canyon grows larger and better

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:47

This undated photo provided by General Motors shows the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck. (AP Photo/GM)The GMC Canyon pickup truck is sizable, powerful, capable and attractively styled for 2015, but it's still smaller than a full-size, half-ton truck.


Fact sheet: 2015 GMC Canyon

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:45
2015 GMC Canyon 4WD SLE Crew Short Box

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:43

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection billArkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.


Police believe Pittsgrove teen not in imminent danger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:30

Police believe Pittsgrove teen not in imminent dangerNew Jersey State Police say they do not believe a Pittsgrove teenager who was reported missing Tuesday is in imminent danger.


Police: Pittsgrove teen not in imminent danger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:27

Police believe Pittsgrove teen not in imminent dangerNew Jersey State Police say they do not believe a Pittsgrove teenager who was reported missing Tuesday is in imminent danger.


Toddler safe after laundromat kidnapping in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:26

Toddler safe after laundromat kidnapping in TexasA toddler is back in his parents' arms after he was kidnapped from a laundromat in Texas.


Indiana pizzeria under fire for saying it would deny same-sex service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:24

Indiana pizzeria under fire for saying it would deny same-sex serviceThe owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., is facing heat after saying she would deny catering service for same-sex supporting events.


Police: Pittsgrove teen not in eminent danger

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:24

Police believe Pittsgrove teen not in imminent dangerNew Jersey State Police say they do not believe a Pittsgrove teenager who was reported missing Tuesday is in eminent danger.


Ohio man gets 110 years for 4 rapes found through DNA tests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:23
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man convicted of rape and kidnapping for assaults on four women in the 1990s has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison after tests matched his DNA to evidence in a backlog of untested rape kits.

Woman punched, pepper sprayed during Hunting Park robbery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:15

Woman punched, pepper sprayed during Hunting Park robberyPhiladelphia police are looking for a suspect who punched a woman in the face during a purse snatching in the city's Hunting Park section.


A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:07
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:04

Korean adoptee Adam Crapser, left, poses with daughters, Christal, 1, Christina, 5, and his wife, Anh Nguyen, in the family's living room in Vancouver, Wash. on March 19, 2015. Crapser, whose adoptive parents neglected to make him a U.S. citizen, will face an immigration judge and could be separated from his family and deported to South Korea, a country he does not know. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.


Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:56

 financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyber espionage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.


Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:41

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, an Egyptian soccer fan of Al-Ahly club displays scales to fans celebrating a court verdict that returned 21 death penalties in the previous year's soccer violence against their supporters in Port Said, inside the club premises in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced in 2014, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report of executions and countries’ use of the death penalty, released on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ramadan, File)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.


Judge refuses to dismiss indictment in Matusiewicz case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:37

Judge refuses to dismiss indictment in Matusiewicz caseA federal judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against the widow and children of a man who killed two people at a Delaware courthouse


Correction: Religious Objections-News Guide story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:31

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence listens to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Indianapolis. Pence said that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that a new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination. The law has triggered an outcry, with businesses and organizations voicing concern and some states barring government-funded travel to the Midwestern state. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a story March 31 about a new religious objections law in Indiana, The Associated Press misspelled the Connecticut governor's first name. He is Dannel Malloy, not Daniel.


Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:26

Larry Gorski, 58, of Cheektowaga works to prepare to take the TASC test toward his high school equivalency diploma during an adult education class at the Maryvale Community Education Building in Cheektowaga, N.Y. on March 23, 2015. The GED was overhauled last year to reflect the Common Core standards that have been adopted by most states and emphasize critical thinking. Two new high school equivalency exams that also incorporate some of those standards were also introduced last year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted — and the percentage who passed fell, too — in the year after a revamped, Common Core-inspired GED was introduced along with two new competing tests.


Serial robber targets bank in Overbrook Park multiple times

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:22

Serial robber targets bank in Overbrook Park multiple timesThe FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking information leading to the identification of a serial bank robber.