Oklahoma crews continue to search for survivors; Tumblr’s founder never graduated high school; a University of Rhode Island student is missing; two FBI agents fall to their deaths; Guantanamo Bay’s force-feeding faces scrutiny; the former IRS Commissioner claims he was unaware of inappropriate targeting; Apple is accused of taking advantage of tax loop-holes; and research shows a link between ADHD and obesity. Meanwhile, Eva Longoria jokes about her wardrobe malfunction, and Eminem faces a lawsuit.
Caitlin + Alexis
Crews Search for Survivors in Oklahoma After Tornado, http://nyti.ms/ZaeVKN
Emergency crews in Oklahoma continue their search for survivors. Most of the tornado damage was in Moore, where a mile-wide tornado ripped destroyed everything in its path, including a hospital and two schools. As of this morning, a medical examiner has confirmed 24 deaths, nine of those dead are children. President Obama has declared a federal disaster in five Oklahoma counties and has said that “Oklahoma needs to get everything it needs right away.”
University of Rhode Island Student Disappears on Way Home for Summer Vacation, http://abcn.ws/1a1mOBE
Matthew Royer, a student at the University of Rhode Island, has been missing since May 16. He was last seen on the university’s campus. A junior, he had moved out of his apartment, returned his keys, and was on his way home to Skippack Township, PA when he went missing. With his family anxiously awaiting his return, he sent his mother a text message around 6 p.m. on Thursday saying he had overslept but was “about to leave.” Royer’s mother reported him missing the next day.
FBI agents killed in training exercises belonged to elite hostage rescue team, http://wapo.st/18ZOpp4
Christopher W. Lorek and Stephen Shaw, died Friday off the coast of Virginia Beach during an FBI training session. The two members of the FBI’s paramilitary counterterrorism Hostage Rescue Team were rappelling form a helicopter onto a ship. The helicopter experienced difficulties and sent them falling a significant distance.
Physician dismisses force-feeding concerns, http://aje.me/16IbttN
Thirty of the 103 Guantanamo prisoners who have been on hunger strikes since February are now being forcce-fed a nutritional supplement. The president of the American Medical Association (AMA), who is not in favor of this practice, says that force-feeding “violates core ethical values of the medical profession.”
Former IRS Chief: Can’t say how targeting happened, http://bit.ly/14Mqlmb
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified today before the Senate Finance Committee on the IRS’ practice of targeting Tea Party applicants for tax-exempt status. Shulman claims he knew little about what was happening when he was Commissioner. He admits to having knowledge of what was going on but was unaware of the “scope and severity of the activity.”
Senate investigators: Apple sheltered $44 billion from taxes, http://politi.co/10IE9Kc
Senate investigators are accusing Apple of designing a system to protect billions of dollars in international profits from both U.S. and foreign tax collectors. The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, will appears on Capitol HIll today to defend his company against claims that Apple failed to pay taxes on $44 billion in offshore, taxable income between 2009 and 2012.
Childhood ADHD Linked to Obesity in Adulthood, http://bit.ly/19TZl5m
Research has indicated that there are some unfortunate long-term outcomes for people with ADHD. A study in Pediatrics reports that men who had ADHD as children are twice as likely to be obese in middle age. Approximately 6.8 percent of U.S. children ages three to 17 live with ADHD. Research has shown that medications used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, may be helpful in the short run but can lead to increased risk for obesity in the long run.
Before Tumblr, Founder Made Mom Proud. He Quit School, http://nyti.ms/12JyiZg
Tumblr founder David Karp took his mother’s advice and dropped out of high school at age 14. Karp’s mother could tell that he needed time and space to follow his passion of computers. Now Karp is 26 years old and has just sold his company to Yahoo for $1.1 billion.
Eva Longoria jokes after wardrobe malfunction at Cannes, http://bit.ly/16GzOAb
Bradley Cooper Shares a Tender Moment With James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, http://eonli.ne/14NIRKZ
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Not a Big Fan of Their PDA, http://eonli.ne/14NJg08
Oklahoma Tornado: Celebs React to Devastation, Tweet Condolences and Ways to Help, http://eonli.ne/190iEw2
Eminem’s Facebook Lawsuit: Artist’s Publisher Upset By Company’s Song Usage, http://huff.to/17ZrJqa