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Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:35

US Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, conduct training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort CampbellBy David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a strict, 21-day quarantine-like monitoring period for all U.S. troops returning from the Ebola relief mission in West Africa, the Pentagon said. Hagel, acting at the recommendation of top military commanders, signed a memo asking for an implementation plan for the monitoring regimen, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. ...

Russia 'steps up' military flights

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:33
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.
Categories: BBC World News

UW quarterback Cyler Miles will 'definitely be ready to go' in his Colorado homecoming

WA Huskies - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:31
Washington starting quarterback Cyler Miles, out last week with a concussion, will "definitely be ready to go" in his return to Colorado on Saturday, offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said Wednesday.
Categories: Sports Center

Flames destroy pizza shop in Northampton County

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:30

Flames destroy pizza shop in Northampton CountyA pizza shop in Northampton County was badly damaged by a massive fire.

Select quotes recalling journalist Ben Bradlee

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — A collection of quotes and remembrances of longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee from those who knew him from the Watergate era and beyond:

Cops: Child-rape suspect vowed to kill his accuser

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:27

This 2014 photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, shows Gregory J. Lewis, a child rape suspect who authorities say cut off a court-ordered GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree. Lewis, 26, of Southbridge, was caught late Tuesday, Oct.,28, 2014 in the village of Fort Edward, N.Y., after driving into the Hudson River while fleeing from a traffic stop, said David Procopio, a Massachusetts State Police spokesman. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.

Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:26

Catherine Butler of Rochester, N.Y. is seen in a booking photo provided by the Gates, N.Y., Police Department. Police say Butler, wearing a zombie costume and makeup, was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 after attending a Rochester bar's "zombie prom" party. (AP Photo/Gates, N.Y., Police Department via member WHAM-TV)GATES, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.

Australia's flexible small firms

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:19
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:17

This undated photo provided by Farmingdale State College shows Patricia Ward, an assistant professor at the school, who has been identified as the woman whose decapitated body was found on a quiet suburban street on Long Island, N.Y. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 police in Farmingdale, N.Y., was investigating a possible connection between Ward and a man in his 30s who was fatally struck by a Long Island Rail Road train about a half hour after Ward's body was discovered on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Farmingdale State College)FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday.

U.S. investigator of Colombia scandal quits over prostitution case: NYT

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:16

Secret Service agents guard a street where U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Bonilla family at their home in Las VegasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who ran an investigation of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in 2012 resigned after he was suspected of visiting a prostitute in Florida, the New York Times reported. Investigator David Nieland left the government in August after refusing to answer questions about the incident, when he was seen coming and going from a building under surveillance in a prostitution investigation, the newspaper reported late on Tuesday, citing current and former DHS officials. ...

Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big lead

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:14

Poll shows Corbett gains, Wolf with big leadThe latest 6abc/Franklin and Marshall College poll released Wednesday shows Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett chipping away at challenger Tom Wolf - but Wolf still remains the front-runner.

Bits Blog: IBM and Twitter Team Up to Give Business a Gauge Powered by Social Media

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:12
The partnership seeks to harness Twitter messages as a way for businesses to make decisions based on real-time trends among the social network’s users.

Heavy rains and winds lash Argentina

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:11
Torrential rains and strong winds in central Argentina cause severe flooding, damage homes and force dozens of people to evacuate.
Categories: BBC World News

Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy'

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:10
Court documents say a New Mexico sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy told police, "I shot the guy" after officers arrived to a chaotic scene at a hotel.

Tulalip Tribes 'denounce horrific actions' of school shooter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:07
In a statement released Wednesday, the Tulalip Tribes said members "denounce the horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg," who shot five friends at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday before killing himself.

Video: UW's Siosifa Tufunga talks about his first start, chemistry on the offensive line

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:05
Washington junior lineman Siosifa Tufunga made his first career start against Arizona State on Saturday night, replacing the injured Dexter Charles at left guard. Tufunga talked about that and more after Wednesday's practice:

Change in China for family succession

BBC World News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:04
Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession
Categories: BBC World News

Report: Official quits over prostitution incident

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:01
The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported.

Truth Needle: Prop. 1B campaign overstates extent of preschool funding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:01
Campaign fliers for Seattle’s prekindergarten propositions contain some misinformation. In the second of two companion stories, here’s a look at a mailer for Proposition 1B.

Twenty-nine charged in Chicago with 'cracking cards' bank fraud scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:00
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Twenty-nine people in the Chicago area face state or federal charges for involvement with a bank fraud scheme known as "cracking cards," which found participants through rap music and social media, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The multimillion-dollar scheme, which started on Chicago's South Side about three years ago, involved recruiting bank customers to give up their debit cards and PIN numbers with the promise of making fast cash, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said. ...