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Can increased digital usage cause long-term vision damage?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:35

Can increased digital usage cause long-term vision damage?From smartphones to tablets, more people are spending more time looking at digital screens but could this be causing damage to your vision?


2 missing sisters found in Michigan after nearly 2 weeks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:33
CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two out-of-state sisters missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan survived on Girl Scout cookies and snow before they were discovered near Lake Superior in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula.

3 firefighters hurt battling Medford Lakes blaze

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:31

3 firefighters hurt battling Medford Lakes blazeThree firefighters were hurt battling a blaze on Friday afternoon in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.


Police: Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:21

 Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of womenAuthorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.


San Francisco police sued by Guatemalan parents of immigrant shot dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:15
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Guatemalan parents of an immigrant man shot dead by San Francisco police have filed suit in federal court, accusing two officers of excessive force and the police chief and city of failing in their training and oversight responsibilities. Amilcar Perez Lopez, 20, died on the evening of Feb. 26 after plainclothes police officers shot him six times in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District. Police have said Perez Lopez had acted erratically and threatened officers with a knife. The complaint filed on Friday in U.S. District Court referred to a television interview given from the scene by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, who told KCBS-TV that Perez Lopez “lunged at the officer with knife overhead.” But the lawsuit asserted that Perez Lopez, a construction worker and Guatemalan immigrant, was trying to flee from a man who was taunting him when two plainclothes policemen grabbed him from behind.

Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:02

A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada. The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and said it was working to resolve the outage. Customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee. (AP Photo/Traci Carl)SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.


One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:00
(Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m. local time at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, said Navy spokesman Lieutenant David Lloyd. It was not dive training." The deaths at the base in Virginia Beach is under investigation, he said.

Police: Veteran, girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:57

 Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of womenAuthorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.


Man shot multiple times in Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:53

Man shot multiple times in KensingtonPolice say a man was shot multiple times in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.


Missing mariner is man who survived 12 days lost at sea

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:51

ATTN SHOUN HILL In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Cmdr. John Barsano, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton welcomes Ron Ingraham, right, aboard Paul Hamilton in the Pacific Ocean after Ingraham was stranded at sea without food or water. The Coast Guard says it is searching for Ingraham, a mariner off Hawaii who last year survived 12 days lost at sea. (U.S. Navy photo via AP)HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii fisherman is missing again, just a few months after surviving 12 days lost at sea.


Attorneys: Memo shows special treatment for reserve deputy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:50

File - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, Robert Bates, second from right, leaves his arraignment in Tulsa, Okla. Bates, a 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy, fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers. Attorneys for the man killed have released a report that says Bates didn’t receive special treatment for admittance into the advanced deputy program, but that he did receive special treatment once admitted. With Bates are his daughter, Leslie McCreary, right, and an unidentified grandson, left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released Friday by lawyers for the dead man's family.


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:49

Jessica Yamauchi, executive director of the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii, speaks to reporters after the Hawaii Legislature approved a bill raising the legal smoking age to 21 on Friday, April 24, 2015 in Honolulu. If Gov. David Ige signs the bill, Hawaii would be the first state in the nation to pass such a law. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.


Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:09

In this image from video provided by Zach Rader students from Westfield High School are on the stage during the grand finale of the concert dubbed "American Pie" Thursday April 23, 2015 just prior to the stage collapsed. More than a dozen students were injured after the stage filled with students collapsed during the musical performance at the central Indiana high school Thursday night, authorities said. (Zach Rader via AP)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection.


Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 10:03

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead. telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.


New video raises questions in 2013 Florida police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:57
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy's shooting of an unarmed black man nearly two years ago was under renewed scrutiny Friday following the emergence of a video.

Arizona sheriff's re-election chances called into question

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:54

In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio begins a four-day hearing Tuesday, April 21, that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.


1 sailor dies, 1 hurt while training in Virginia base pool

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:51
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — One sailor has died and another has been seriously injured while training in a swimming pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, officials say.

Group defends honoring Montana judge rebuked over teen rape case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:19
A Montana bar association on Friday defended its controversial decision to honor a former judge who was censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher whom the judge sentenced to just 31 days. The board of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, a private organization of attorneys in the Billings area, said it voted to present retired state District Judge G. Todd Baugh with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of service. News that Baugh was to be honored galvanized women’s rights activists whose protests over Baugh’s courtroom remarks and his sentencing of the rape defendant led to his reprimand in July by the Montana Supreme Court. Hundreds have joined a social media campaign launched this week, a prelude to a petition expected to be posted online this weekend demanding the bar association rescind its decision, said Marian Bradley, regional director in Montana of the National Organization for Women.

Aide to U.S. Senator Cochran charged with drug possession: Washington Post

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:02
An aide to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Fred Pagan, 49, personal assistant and office administrator to the Republican senator, was charged on Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Post said. U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson released Pagan on his own recognizance after an initial court appearance on Friday, the newspaper reported. Cochran's office said in a statement that Pagan had been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of the case.

Police: NYC airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor.