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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.

Ray Rice has case dismissed with completion of pretrial program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:35
A New Jersey judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice after the former Baltimore Ravens running back completed his pre-trial intervention program.

Permanent Michael Brown memorial installed in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:28

Michael Brown Sr. unwraps a plaque remembering his son, Michael Brown, to show volunteers as they remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown's memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.


Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:28

Deployed air bags on the drivers and passenger sides are shown in a 2002 BMW automobile at an auto dismantling facility in San FranciscoProsecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section in Washington "are jointly handling the criminal investigation into Takata," Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the Detroit office, said on Thursday. "We have been cooperating fully and are engaged in a regular dialog with the Department of Justice, and we will continue to do so," a Takata spokesman said.


Police: Deaths of couple, 2 kids appear to be murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:26
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police say the shooting deaths of a couple and their two children at a home last week appear to be a case of murder-suicide.

Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:14
DENVER (AP) — The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida. A look at those projects:

Police: SC officer shoots, kills suspect who cut deputy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:09
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to cut a sheriff's deputy when officers were serving a warrant has been shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer.

Lawsuit alleges sexual hazing on St. Joseph's University softball team

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

Lawsuit alleges sexual hazing on St. Joseph's University softball teamA former softball player at St. Joseph's University claims in a lawsuit that she endured sexually charged hazing so bad that she contemplated suicide and was forced to quit the team.


Arrest in deadly double shooting in Wilmington, Del.

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:58

Arrest in deadly double shooting in Wilmington, Del.Wilmington police have made an arrest in the murder of a mother of two last month.


Lawsuit filed over New York police shooting of unarmed black man

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:57

New York City Police officer (NYPD) Peter Liang arrives at Brooklyn Supreme CourtBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The domestic partner of an unarmed black man shot dead last fall by a New York City police officer in a dark stairwell filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city on Thursday on behalf of herself and their young child. Akai Gurley, 28, was killed on the night of Nov. 20 when Officer Peter Liang, patrolling a Brooklyn housing project with his partner, fired his gun once. The bullet ricocheted off a wall to a stairwell one floor below, where it struck Gurley in the chest.


Family of man killed by police in darkened stairwell sues

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:52
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed man shot by a New York City police officer in a darkened stairwell in November has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Judge won't give Pa. teen, then 11, new trial in '09 slaying

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:36
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A judge in western Pennsylvania says he won't grant a new juvenile court trial to a teenager who was 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee.

2 vehicles sought after 18 guns stolen from Collingdale gun shop

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:30

2 vehicles sought after 18 guns stolen from Collingdale gun shopPolice are investigating a burglary at a gun shop in Collingdale, Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.


Victim ID'd in fatal Pittsgrove Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:29

Victim ID'd in fatal Pittsgrove Township crashOne person is dead after a vehicle crash in Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey early Thursday morning.


Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:26
NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.