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May 2015 Edition

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Boaters rescued from rushing river during annual antler hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Rangers and law enforcement officers carried out a daring moonlight rescue after a boat full of people capsized in a rushing river and two other boats were swept downstream during a popular antler-hunting event in Wyoming.

Boat capsizes in river during popular Wyoming antler hunt

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Rangers and law enforcement officers carried out a daring moonlight rescue after a boat full of people capsized in a rushing river and two other boats were swept downstream during a popular antler-hunting event in Wyoming.

Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' assembles huge opening day

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Iron Man and his superhero pals have bested their own opening day record with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The $250 million sequel pulled in $84.5 million from Thursday night and Friday showings, topping the $80.8 million opening of the first "Avengers" in 2012, according to Disney estimates Saturday.

Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.

Kerry vows to deepen ties with Sri Lanka as it makes reforms

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - John Kerry made the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade on Saturday, championing the new government's fresh effort at democratic reform and promising to deepen ties with a country that sits at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean.

Casino mogul testifies for 2nd day in wrongful firing case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino mogul and prominent Republican donor Sheldon Adelson testified Friday he isn't sure where he was when he and his second-in-command at the time crafted a list of reasons to fire Sands China's chief executive in 2010.

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires.

SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld - whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park - has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.

New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible for everyday donors through a new online charity service that combines star power with digital marketing savvy to contribute millions to celebrity causes worldwide.

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes, after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing a powerful explosion.

Auditors: National Science Foundation suspends UConn grants

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Auditors say the National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grant money to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two UConn professors used grant money to buy products from their own company.

US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

WASHINGTON (AP) - International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for air cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries, after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing a powerful explosion.

Judge: US govt. liable for some Katrina flooding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge in Washington has ruled that federal authorities are liable for some of the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other storms - flooding blamed on a now-closed navigation channel.

3 former Christie allies charged in bridge scandal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors brought charges Friday against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie - but not Christie himself - in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, easing the legal threat that has hung over his 2016 White House ambitions for more than a year.

SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

SAN DIEGO (AP) - SeaWorld - whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park - has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.

Comcast must show what's next after collapse of deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal.

Recalls this week: Kaleidoscope toys, batteries

A line of portable jumpstart batteries that can overheat and cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include electric bicycles that can also overheat and kaleidoscope toys with parts that are dangerous to small children.

Police chief at busiest US port indicted in alleged app scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted the veteran police chief for the Port of Los Angeles in an alleged kickback and bribery scheme involving the development of a smartphone app that was supposed to help reduce crime at the nation's busiest seaport.

KFC, Taco Bell parent jumps after Third Point buys in

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut soared Friday after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company and thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

A look at Chideo, a new name in online charity fundraising

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Online donations account for a fraction of the money given to charities each year, but a new company is hoping to change that with a mix of videos, contests for celebrity meetings and behind-the-scenes access that was once reserved only for top donors. Here's a look at Chideo, the Dallas-based company looking to build what founder Todd Wagner calls a "Cause Network" devoted to raising more awareness for nonprofits, and more money as well.

New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible for everyday donors through a new online charity service that combines star power with digital marketing savvy to contribute millions to celebrity causes worldwide.

KFC, Taco Bell parent jumps after Third Point buys in

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are soaring after a prominent investor said he's taken a stake in the company thinks it could soon recover from years of trouble in China.

US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rail tank cars that are used to transport most crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of catastrophic train crash and fire under a series of new rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.

Ex-Christie ally to plead guilty in traffic jam case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former loyalist to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at court Friday to plead guilty to charges related to creating a traffic jam near the George Washington Bridge for political purposes, a person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press.

10-day strike by Portuguese airline pilots grounds flights

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Pilots at Portugal's state-owned national airline have begun a 10-day strike, forcing flight cancellations as they press their demand to be given up to a 20 percent stake in the company when it is privatized later this year.

Japan leader heads to Los Angeles to encourage more trade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After demonstrating the merits of a Japanese-made bullet train to California's governor, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to a session with Japanese-Americans to promote expanded trade between his country and the U.S.

US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave California's governor a hint of what it would be like inside a Japanese-made bullet train Thursday, displaying a train simulator for Gov. Jerry Brown during a meeting in San Francisco.

Japan inflation edges up as BOJ keeps policy unchanged

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's core inflation rate edged up in March and unemployment eased slightly, according to data released Friday, offering glimmers of promise for the world's No. 3 economy as it struggles to get growth back on track after years of stagnation.

Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - All across Argentina's capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance of something that is becoming scarce in many nations: bookstores.

Pet allergies are big business

Allergy suffering isn't exclusive to humans. The misery many of us have to deal with can extend to our very best friends; our beloved household pets.

2015 Top Workplaces in Columbus

For the third year, Columbus CEO and WBNS-10TV are proud to recognize 60 Top Workplaces in central Ohio, as identified by our experienced partner, WorkplaceDynamics LLC of Exton, Pa.

Why hire an executive coach?

According to the International Coach Federation, executives and organizations retain business coaches for a range of goals and needs.

First lady: I "fell in love" with NYC's new Whitney museum

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama praised New York's Whitney Museum of American Art for its outreach to the community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum's new downtown home Thursday and said she "fell in love" with the Renzo Piano-designed building.

Puerto Rico in economic limbo as legislators reject tax plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla pledged Thursday to negotiate with legislators after they voted down an overhaul of Puerto Rico's tax system, raising concerns about the U.S. territory's economic future. But he warned he would act independently if needed to rectify the government's financial problems.

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