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A Review of ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater in Summit

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“Rapture, Blister, Burn,” a play by Gina Gionfriddo, will run through May 3 at the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater in Summit, N.J.
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Things to Do in New Jersey, April 26 to May 2, 2015

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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey.
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In Chatham, N.J., a Strollable Downtown and Good Schools

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The quality of the school district and the old-fashioned Main Street, lined with mom-and-pop shops, draw many young families to the borough.
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Flight runs into pressurization issues, passengers evaluated

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DENVER (AP) — Officials say a Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Milwaukee was diverted to Denver Friday night after reporting "pressurization issues."
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Indiana university in lockdown on report of armed person

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 23:32
(Reuters) - An Indiana university was in lockdown late on Friday night after an armed person was reported near the main administration building, school officials said. Manchester University in a statement advised students at its North Manchester campus, some 36 miles (58 km) west of Fort Wayne, to shelter in place. "Barricade yourself in a room, stay away from windows. Be quiet, silence cell. Wait for police or All-Clear," the school said in a campus alert. Further details were not immediately provided by the school. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Michael Perry)
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Can increased digital usage cause long-term vision damage?

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:35

Can increased digital usage cause long-term vision damage?From smartphones to tablets, more people are spending more time looking at digital screens but could this be causing damage to your vision?

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Police: Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:21

 Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of womenAuthorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.

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San Francisco police sued by Guatemalan parents of immigrant shot dead

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:15
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Guatemalan parents of an immigrant man shot dead by San Francisco police have filed suit in federal court, accusing two officers of excessive force and the police chief and city of failing in their training and oversight responsibilities. Amilcar Perez Lopez, 20, died on the evening of Feb. 26 after plainclothes police officers shot him six times in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District. Police have said Perez Lopez had acted erratically and threatened officers with a knife. The complaint filed on Friday in U.S. District Court referred to a television interview given from the scene by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, who told KCBS-TV that Perez Lopez “lunged at the officer with knife overhead.” But the lawsuit asserted that Perez Lopez, a construction worker and Guatemalan immigrant, was trying to flee from a man who was taunting him when two plainclothes policemen grabbed him from behind.
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One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:00
(Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p.m. local time at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, said Navy spokesman Lieutenant David Lloyd. It was not dive training." The deaths at the base in Virginia Beach is under investigation, he said.
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Police: Veteran, girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:57

 Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of womenAuthorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.

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Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:11

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 affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.

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New video raises questions in 2013 Florida police shooting

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:57
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.
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1 sailor dies, 1 hurt while training in Virginia base pool

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:51
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — One sailor has died and another has been seriously injured while training in a swimming pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, officials say.
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Group defends honoring Montana judge rebuked over teen rape case

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:19
A Montana bar association on Friday defended its controversial decision to honor a former judge who was censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher whom the judge sentenced to just 31 days. The board of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, a private organization of attorneys in the Billings area, said it voted to present retired state District Judge G. Todd Baugh with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of service. News that Baugh was to be honored galvanized women’s rights activists whose protests over Baugh’s courtroom remarks and his sentencing of the rape defendant led to his reprimand in July by the Montana Supreme Court. Hundreds have joined a social media campaign launched this week, a prelude to a petition expected to be posted online this weekend demanding the bar association rescind its decision, said Marian Bradley, regional director in Montana of the National Organization for Women.
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2 missing sisters found in Michigan after nearly 2 weeks

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:12
CRISP POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska who were missing for nearly two weeks in Michigan were found Friday near Lake Superior in a remote part of the Upper Peninsula where their car got stuck.
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Aide to U.S. Senator Cochran charged with drug possession: Washington Post

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:02
An aide to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Fred Pagan, 49, personal assistant and office administrator to the Republican senator, was charged on Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Post said. U.S. Magistrate Deborah Robinson released Pagan on his own recognizance after an initial court appearance on Friday, the newspaper reported. Cochran's office said in a statement that Pagan had been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of the case.
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Thousands attend 1st 'preppers' expo in Utah suburb

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:33

Mike Peters, with Ultimate Bunker stands at the doorway of a 100% steel underground bunker during the PrepperCon expo Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. Hundreds of survivalists and "preppers" are gathering in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy for the first annual PrepperCon, featuring demonstrations of underground bunkers, food storage, and armored vehicles. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of survivalists and "preppers" are gathering in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy for the first PrepperCon, featuring demonstrations of underground bunkers, food storage and armored vehicles.

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Truckers may renew labor unrest at Southern California ports

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:18
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute. Picket lines could go up as early as Monday at various terminal yards, rail yards and other locations around the twin ports, said Teamsters union spokeswoman Barb Maynard, whose group does not represent the drivers but backs their efforts. The outcome has implications for hundreds of companies and thousands of truckers in Southern California serving the twin ports, which handle 43 percent of containerized goods entering the United States. Roughly 500 port truckers have filed wage claims with the California Department of Industrial Relations, accusing the companies of illegally misclassifying them as freelancers and charging them to lease the trucks they drive.
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Alaska airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:17

Handout photo of a Cessna 208 that crashed in southwest Alaska(Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The Cessna 208B, a single-engine turboprop, had been heading from Bethel to Mountain Village in deteriorating winter weather and crashed about a mile (1.6 km) southeast of St. Mary's Airport in southwestern Alaska. Prior to the crash, Hageland Aviation Services Inc had failed to follow its own risk assessment plan, and on the day the plane went down the flight coordinators on duty had not been trained properly in those procedures, according to NTSB crash investigation documents released on Thursday. "The hardest thing is to get this company to police itself," Dale Hansen, a Federal Aviation Administration manager in Anchorage, told NTSB investigators.

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Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex

Yahoo News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 19:14
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday.
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