• Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said. It's not clear what went wrong,...

  • Georgia teacher accused of letting students have sex

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom. Multiple news outlets report 25-year-old Quentin Wright, a math teacher at The Champion School in Stone...

  • Cruise ship freed after running aground off Bermuda

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Norwegian Cruise Line ship heading to Boston with nearly 3,500 passengers and crew was freed late Tuesday about 6½ hours after it ran aground while leaving Bermuda, officials said. Small boats, divers and tug boats circled the liner Norwegian Dawn for...

  • Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The chemical that inflates the air...

  • Student back in school, with gym teacher who gave her kidney

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — An 18-year-old returned to her Detroit high school Tuesday with a new kidney, donated by her gym teacher. Students threw confetti as A'Ja Booth entered the West Side Academy, walking arm-in-arm with Nadirah Muhammad down a red carpet in the gym. Muhammad, 39, gave Booth...

  • Video: Army captain rescues 3 people from burning cars

    WNCN
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    CHATHAM COUNTY, N.C. -Three people are seriously injured in an explosive, fiery head-on crash and some are calling the off-duty Army Captain who helped rescue them a hero. The crash happened Sunday around 3:00 p.m. on in Chatham County. Off-duty Army Captain Steve Voglezon of...

  • Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    PORT AUSTIN, Mich. (AP) — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk...

  • Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A Yosemite National Park spokesman says extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man have died in a BASE jumping accident. The spokesman says Potter and Graham Hunt died late Saturday after attempting a wingsuit flight from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft...

  • Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her presidential...

  • Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near Los Angeles

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue. The transaction involving about 170 acres...

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