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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:02

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, a hazardous material cleaner removes a blue barrel from the apartment in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas stayed. The apartment contents were incinerated but nearly a month later, the ashes sit in limbo at a facility in Port Arthur, Texas, as Louisiana officials fight to keep it out of a landfill there. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.


Milwaukee chief: Union vote is political move

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:01

FILE - This file photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Christopher Manney who was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting and killing of a mentally ill man in a downtown park in April. Milwaukee police angered by the firing of Manney took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Police Department, file)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.


New Hampshire murderer pleads guilty in escape plot

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 06:01
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire man convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a college student pleaded guilty on Friday to an additional charge of plotting to escape from jail prior to his trial. Seth Mazzaglia, 32, is already serving life in prison without parole for the Oct. 9, 2012, murder of Elizabeth Marriott, then a 19-year-old student at the University of New Hampshire. State prosecutors charged that Mazzaglia recruited a cellmate two months after he was arrested in connection with the murder and gave him a "detailed plan and directives" for a jail break. ...

Governor candidates Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish through eastern Pennsylvania

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:59

Governor candidates Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish through eastern PennsylvaniaPennsylvania's candidates for governor are sprinting toward the finish line, going town to town as they make their case and encourage supporters to cast a ballot.


Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:58
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Categories: BBC World News

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:58
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

US shares close at record levels

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:55
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.
Categories: BBC World News

Murder charge dropped in prayer group death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:54
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her.

Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:52
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

Suspect in Virginia student murder arraigned in separate assault case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:43

Jesse Matthew is seen in a booking photo from the Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeBy John Clarke FAIRFAX Va. (Reuters) - The man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student whose body was discovered earlier this month on a farm after a five-week search, was arraigned on Friday on three murder and sexual assault charges in a separate case. Jesse Matthew, 32, was arraigned on three felony charges stemming from a 2005 case in which police say he grabbed a 26-year-old woman walking home from a Fairfax grocery store, dragged her into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her. ...


Justice Department issues use of force reforms for Albuquerque Police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:42
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Department will undergo reform and be monitored for use of excessive force under an agreement announced on Friday between the city and the U.S. Justice Department. The agreement follows a federal investigation that concluded the department used excessive, even deadly, force against passive civilians. People suffering from mental illness were disproportionately targeted, the investigation found. ...

Jefferies CEO, chairman take drug tests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:37
(Reuters) - Jefferies Group LLC said on Friday Chief Executive Rich Handler, Chairman Brian Friedman and executives at its healthcare division were tested negative for drug usage, after one of its investment banking head was accused of drug abuse. Sources told Reuters on Thursday that Sage Kelly, the head of Jefferies' healthcare investment banking group, is taking a leave of absence from the firm as he wages a bitter divorce battle with his estranged wife. ...

The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:34
How Burkina Faso's leader sparked his own fall from power
Categories: BBC World News

Florida A&M Band Member Is Convicted in Hazing Death

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:33
The ringleader of a brutal gantlet-running ritual was held responsible for the death of Robert Champion.






Video: Walter Jones talks about being inducted into Seahawks Ring of Honor

Seattle Seahawks - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:31
One of the highlights of Sunday's game comes at halftime when former Seahawk Walter Jones will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.
Categories: Sports Center

Pac-12 predictions: Huskies' thin offense heads into thin air looking for answers

WA Huskies - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:31
Another week, another enigma for the Washington offense.
Categories: Sports Center

Witness: Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:31

 Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket explodedA Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.


Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:28
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
Categories: BBC World News

Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:26
Police officers were out in force and restricted access to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, barring men under 50.






Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 05:25

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci HickoxKaci Hickox is free to travel unrestricted after a Maine judge on Friday rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients.