Thursday, August 7, 2014

What in the World: Porch Shooter Convicted, Economic Recovery Stalls, Drones Crashes at Yellowstone

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The 55-year-old Michigan man accused of shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride in the face when she knocked on his door late at night seeking help after a car accident has been convicted of second-degree murder, among other charges. Theodore Wafer, who alternately claimed the shooting was self-defense and an accident, faces the possibility of life in prison. The case received national attention and drew comparison's the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin. (CNN)

MONEY: Despite the buzz about economic recovery, a new Federal Reserve study released today found that 1 in 3 households say they are worse off financially than they were 5 years ago. A similar number say they have delayed necessary medical care for financial reasons. And while 60 percent say they are, at least, "doing okay"—it's hardly a ringing endorsement of economic security. (Reuters)

DRONES: A tourist crashed a unmanned aircraft into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring, the Grand Prismatic Spring, just two month after drones were banned in national parks. Officials say the aircraft may have damaged the spring, but they are concerned that attempting to retrieve may actually cause greater damage. (USA Today)
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