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Public boarding school _ the way to solve educational ills?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:23

The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, a public boarding school for poor and academically at-risk students is shown, Friday, April 24, 2015, in southeast Washington. The idea is for public boarding schools to put round-the-clock attention on students away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy.


With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:04

In this Friday, April 17, 2015 photo, attorney Dan Garfield poses for a photo in the offices of the law firm that he toils for in Denver. Marijuana divisions are popping up at law firms, especially across the West, to advise pot shops on where they can locate, what their websites can say and how to vet new clients. The legal issues that come up also often have little or no precedent, said Garfield. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.


2009 memo describes concerns about Oklahoma reserve deputy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:38

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 by lawyers for the dead man's family.


Teen dies after being shot in the back in Camden

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:36

Teen dies after being shot in the back in CamdenPolice say an 18-year-old male died on the operating table after being shot in the back in Camden, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:20

FILE - In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Attorney Mary Bonauto smiles during her speech at the Cambridge City Hall in Cambridge, Mass. to mark the 10th anniversary of the first same-sex weddings in Massachusetts and the nation. Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration’s top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.


Police investigate shooting in Juniata

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:17

Police investigate shooting in JuniataPolice are investigating a shooting that left a man injured in Philadelphia's Juniata section early Saturday morning.


Man struck by car in Shop Rite parking lot in Lawnside, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:14

Man struck by car in Shop Rite parking lot in Lawnside, N.J.A man was hospitalized after being struck by a car in the parking lot of a Shop Rite in Lawnside, New Jersey early Saturday morning.


479 dead as 7.8 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:01

 Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shakenA powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 479 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.


Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 19:18

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 into 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.


101 dead as 7.8 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 18:54

 Hundreds dead, history crumbled, Everest shakenA powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. It was the worst temblor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.


Indiana university cleared after report of armed person

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 16:06
(Reuters) - An Indiana university gave the all clear early on Saturday after being locked down for several hours over a reported armed person, possibly with explosives, near the school's administration building, officials said. Manchester University spokeswoman Anne Gregory said in an email that police had swept all the buildings and residence halls on its North Manchester campus and found no credible threats or injuries.

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:56

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 hit thousands of Starbucks stores Friday, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.


Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 15:02
"For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner about his gender identity in interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

Jury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:11
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three years after a Florida A & M University drum major died after being hazed, the last defendants facing charges in his death were convicted of manslaughter and felony hazing in a case that shined a light on the violent ritual within the school's famed marching band.

Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:02

In this July 2014 photo released by Mission Memorial Day and Josh Jespersen, Margaux Mange poses for a photo on Mt. Rainier, Wash. Mange is one of four military veterans who are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain, Mount McKinley in Alaska, on Memorial Day. (Mission Memorial Day via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their country.


Starbucks payment system outage in U.S., Canada resolved

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:58

A Starbucks cafe is seen in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Friday night that an outage affecting payment systems at a number of its stores in the United States and Canada had been resolved. "The point of sale register outage has been resolved and all Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada are expected to open for business as usual on Saturday," a statement on the company's website said. "We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience." Starbucks said the outage also affected its Evolution Fresh and Teavana stores, which the company said would also open as scheduled on Saturday.


Washington governor signs medical marijuana overhaul

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:44

A production assistant collects a Cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo(Reuters) - Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill that will overhaul the state's medical marijuana market, reconciling the long unregulated system with the voter-approved recreational pot industry. While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, voters in Washington state and Colorado approved recreational cannabis use in landmark votes in 2012 that ushered in licensed and taxed retail stores offering a range of products to adults. "Today, after tremendous hard work and compromise by legislators on both sides of the aisle, I signed a bill that will create a medical marijuana system that works for Washington." The bill will remove collective gardens that supply medical dispensaries starting next year, in favor of four-person "cooperatives." Some existing collectives will be allowed to continue operating however, if granted a license on the basis of factors such as the applicant's tax history. It will also establish a voluntary database of medical patients and let authorized patients possess three times the amount of marijuana allowed by the recreational-use law.


Flight runs into pressurization issues, passengers evaluated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:44
DENVER (AP) — Officials say a Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver Friday night after reporting "pressurization issues."

New video raises questions in 2013 Florida police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:34

This image from dashboard camera video released Thursday April 23, 2015 from Palm Beach County Deputy Adams Lin's cruiser shows Dontrell Stephens seconds before he was shot by Lin. Lin said he saw Stephens reach into his waistband and that he raised a dark object he believed was a gun. The only object shown in the video is the cellphone Stephens had been holding all along. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)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.