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Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:31

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2003 file photo, firefighters work on the roof of the Greenwood Health Center in Hartford, Conn. A fire tore through the nursing home, killing 16 people. Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data as of July 2014. Despite a history of deadly nursing home fires and a five-year lead-up to an August 2013 deadline to install sprinklers, 385 facilities in 39 states licensed to house more than 52,000 people fail to meet requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/Steve Miller, File)Tens of thousands of the country's most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data.


Border Patrol operation targets cartel look-outs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:31
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is targeting Mexican cartel scouts who get paid to live in the desert for days and help smugglers stay clear of law enforcement with the use of sophisticated technology.

Husband, wife found dead in Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:22

Husband, wife found dead in Delaware homeDelaware State Police say a married couple has been found dead in their home in Seaford.


Nun credited with curing boy to be beatified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:20

In this undated college photo provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich is shown. More than 80 years after her death, the New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease in the 1960s is set to be beatified on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The ceremony led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A half-century ago, a young boy's eye disease mysteriously vanished and on Saturday, the New Jersey nun credited with curing the boy will be beatified.


FBI: Tests can't link diapers to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:18

 Tests can't link diapers to Eric FreinDNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday.


Tears in court after photos shown in murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:17

Tears in court after photos shown in murder trialThe defense now has the case in a double murder trial in Montgomery County involving a baby and her grandmother. The accused is representing himself after recanting a confession.


Unique submarine added to Keyport naval museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
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Judge tosses suit over California law on egg sales

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by Missouri and five other states asking the court to strike down a California law barring the sale of eggs in the state produced by hens in cramped living conditions.

In Saudi Arabia, Muslims pray on climax of hajj

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:16
Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Pennsylvania police find supplies left in woods by ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:15

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald (Reuters) - A survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another three weeks ago is living on cans of tuna fish and noodles while eluding an intensive manhunt in the deep woods of the Pocono Mountains, officials said on Friday. A search team came across a campsite this week that contained clothing, food and ammunition believed to have belonged to Eric Frein, a 31-year-old marksman suspected in the shooting, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:13
A civil rights group and several clergy said Friday that police overreached when arresting 13 protesters outside the Ferguson station.

Funeral held for Oklahoma beheading victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:12

K.C. Hufford, left, the widower of Colleen Hufford, walks with an unidentified mourner before the start of the funeral for Colleen Hufford at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Colleen Hufford was killed in a workplace violence incident on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of friends and family members of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food processing plant where she worked gathered Friday at an Oklahoma church for a funeral service that was closed to the public.


VIDEO: The women vying for Brazil presidency

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:12
On Sunday Brazilians will elect a new president with the incumbent President Dilma Rousseff still the favourite but opponent Marina Silva has staunch support spanning society.
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Arsenal have no spine - Barton

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:10
QPR midfielder Joey Barton says Arsenal have "no spine or character" and rival managers "have Arsene Wenger on toast".
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New data emerges on rape kit backlogs in four U.S. cities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:08
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of rape kits remain untested in four major U.S. cities, according to new data on rape kit backlogs released on Friday by the Joyful Heart Foundation. The charity, founded by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay to assist survivors of sexual assault, said it used public records requests to obtain data showing the number of untested kits in police storage facilities in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Seattle and Tulsa. ...

A few facts about the beatification process

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:04
Saturday's beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye ailment marks another step in a process that started nearly 70 years ago. Here are a few facts about the process:

California tries giant water coolers to save fish

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:00

Larry Collins of the San Francisco Crab Boat Association holds up a salmon during a protest against Proposition 1 the state water bond at Fisherman's Wharf Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in San Francisco. Worried that drought and climate change will make northern California's American river too warm for Chinook salmon to spawn, California wildlife officials are installing underwater chillers and considering artificial fertilization for the fish. Collins said at the protest that anything to help keep the water cooler is good for the fish. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's young fish are getting a little relief from the state's heat: giant water coolers.


Virginia Cases Show Vulnerability of Women on Campus

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:59
The safety of female students is a focus at the University of Virginia after a man was linked to the recent disappearance of Hannah Graham, a student, and a killing in 2009.

Roxborough synagogue mourns death of murdered cantor

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:57

Roxborough synagogue mourns death of murdered cantorA Philadelphia synagogue is grieving after a popular Jewish cantor was murdered in his home in East Mt. Airy.


Woman, 78, killed in Exton, Pa. crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 05:57

Woman, 78, killed in Exton, Pa. crashA 78-year-old woman was killed and two other people - an adult and a child - were injured in a crash on Friday in Exton, Pa.