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High school guard charged in abuse of boy in wheelchair

A security guard at an Oakland, California, high school was reportedly fired and charged with felony child abuse after he allegedly handcuffed, punched, and threw a student from his wheelchair, according to CBS San Francisco.


Zebras make longest trek in Africa, research says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a time when mankind's encroachment on habitats is increasingly leading species to extinction, scientists have discovered a mass migration of animals in Africa that reaches farther than any other documented on the continent.


Cracks appear on ledge at Chicago's Willis Tower

CHICAGO (AP) — Alejandro Garibay says he knows now he wasn't in danger when the ledge he was sitting on high above downtown Chicago started to crack — but when he first heard what sounded like breaking ice, he thought he was going to die.


U.S. charges man with obstructing Boston bombing probe

U.S. officials charged a Kyrgyzstan national who bought dinner for the accused Boston Marathon bombers the night of the attack with interfering with the investigation into the deadly bombing.


India: 2 police fired for not acting in rape case

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Facing relentless media attention and growing criticism for a series of rapes, state officials in north India fired two police officers Friday for failing to investigate the disappearance of two teenage cousins, who were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree.


Obama plans 'serious conversation' with Shinseki

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he plans to have a "serious conversation" with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki about whether he can stay in his job.

A 1st in 52 years: Co-champs at the Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — When the confetti flew, the two boys stood in the center of the stage and shook hands. They held up the trophy together. Both were champions, a Spelling Bee finish unseen in more than half a century.


Second group of Ukraine monitors out of contact

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe lost contact Friday with a five-member team in east Ukraine, where four members of another OSCE mission are still being held by pro-Russian rebels.


Utah teens shocked to see altered yearbook photos

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — A little airbrushing to school pictures can spell big relief, concealing pimples and brightening complexions. But some students at Wasatch High School cracked their yearbooks this week to find more than tiny touchups: digital alterations including cap sleeves on their tank tops, raised necklines and in one case, a vanished tattoo.


Searcher 'cautiously optimistic' jet will be found

SYDNEY (AP) — Over the past few days of the endlessly perplexing hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, much debate and confusion has swirled around what was once dubbed the most promising lead in the search: a series of underwater signals, or "pings," picked up by sound-detecting equipment scouring the remote Indian Ocean in early April.


How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers — not people — became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.


Grieving father takes center stage in gun debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Martinez says he never set out to be a face of the gun-control movement and has no interest in taking deer rifles and shotguns from the hands of hunters. After all, he used to be one.


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