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Boy, 10, missing after walking away from home in Maple Shade, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:26

Boy, 10, missing after walking away from home in Maple Shade, NJPolice in New Jersey are looking for an 10-year-old boy missing since Wednesday afternoon.


Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:26
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 03:00

In this May 19, 2015 photo, Warren Kekauoha catches a bonefish at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The beach was listed as No. 1 on the 2015 list of best beaches, a list compiled annually by Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)HONOLULU (AP) — As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay's powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water.


SEC charges Atlanta firm over public pension funds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:58

A woman waits for an elevator at the Fort Worth Regional Office of the SEC in Fort WorthThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees. An SEC statement said Gray Financial Group Inc steered public pension fund clients into an investment fund that did not comply with state law and collected more than $1.7 million as a result. The group, its founder and president, Laurence Gray, and co-Chief Executive Officer Robert Hubbard IV breached their responsibilities to act in the best interest of the pension funds by recommending investments in an alternative fund called GrayCo Alternative Partners II LP.


Man who paid $350,000 kills endangered black rhino in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:53
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man who bid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in Africa in what was billed as a conservation fundraiser has killed one of the endangered animals, a Dallas Safari Club official said Thursday.

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:47

FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. On Thursday Gates said that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.


Correction: McDonald's Shareholders-Salaries story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:43

Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union march toward McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The start of the two-day demonstration comes ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — In a May 20 story about a protest outside of McDonald's corporate headquarters near Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously reported that about 100 protesters were arrested. Nobody was arrested at Wednesday's demonstration, but more than 100 people were arrested at a protest there last year.


Police: Oklahoma boy dies from abuse suffered in 2005

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:38
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an Oklahoma couple imprisoned for the abuse of their infant son in 2005 could face new charges following the death of the boy, who spent his life in a long-term care facility.

US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:34

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, file photo, Carlee Soto uses a phone to get information about her sister, Victoria Soto, a teacher at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., after a gunman killed over two dozen people, including 20 children. Victoria Soto, 27, was among those killed. U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Police: After 10-hour standoff, officers fatally shoot man suspected of wounding deputy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:34
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police: After 10-hour standoff, officers fatally shoot man suspected of wounding deputy.

UN looks into aid possibly diverted to Syrian military

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:34
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. children's agency says it is looking into reports that aid to Syrian civilians may have been diverted to Syria's military.

Timeline before slaying of wealthy family in Washington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 14, firefighters responded to a mansion fire in a Washington neighborhood near the vice president's official residence. Inside, they found the bodies of 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa. Three of the four had been stabbed or bludgeoned, police said.

Woman gets prison for running over husband for not voting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:28
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Arizona woman to 3 ½ years in prison for running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election.

A look at how California spill compares with 1969 disaster

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:24

A bird covered in oil flaps its wings at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — An oil slick stretched across 9 miles of coastal waters Thursday after a pipeline rupture spilled thousands of gallons of sticky, stinking crude just north of Santa Barbara. Crews are working around the clock to rake, skim and vacuum it up.


Jersey shore still recovering as 3rd post-Sandy summer nears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:23

This May 15, 2015 photo, beachgoers play volleyball on the sand in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. The jersey shore has made substantial progress recovering from Superstorm Sandy 2 1/2 years since the October 2012 storm, but as the third summer after the storm arrives, thousands of homes still have not been repaired. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone.


Overbooked flight leads to under-dressed traveler at airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:23
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry would-be passenger apparently decided he would get undressed.

Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:06

In this March 28, 2014 photo provided by the California Institute of Technology, Erik Sorto uses his mind to control a robotic arm to make a smoothie in Pasadena, Calif. Two years earlier, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips in his brain that decoded his thoughts to move the free-standing robotic arm. The 34-year-old has been working with researchers and occupational therapists to practice and fine-tune his movements. (Spencer Kellis/Caltech via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.


Indicted police officer arraigned in federal court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:58
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer has pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of perjury, falsifying records and civil rights violations by using excessive force.

DNA on pizza crust leads to DC-area mansion murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:40

DNA on pizza crust leads to DC-area mansion murder suspectAuthorities searched a Maryland home overnight in the investigation of a deadly mansion murder, going through the trash and removing bags of evidence -- but in the end it was a piece of pizza crust that could lead to the suspect's arrest.


Washington quadruple slaying suspend thought to be in Brooklyn

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:37
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of a Washington businessman and three others found in a torched mansion is believed to be in Brooklyn, New York, and formerly worked for the executive's company, police said on Thursday. The bodies of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, son and housekeeper were found inside the multimillion dollar house in a neighborhood near Vice President Joe Biden's official residence last week after a fire that police call "very suspicious." Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the suspect, a 34-year-old Maryland man named Daron Dylon Wint, was believed to be in Brooklyn. Wint has been charged with first-degree murder while armed, authorities said on Wednesday.