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New York City hospital says boy tests negative for Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:15
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 5-year-boy who recently visited West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus on Monday, said the New York City Health Department and the city hospital where he underwent screening. The child, who had a low-grade fever, will remain in isolation at Bellevue Hospital to undergo further tests to ensure he is cleared of the disease, the hospital and health department said in a joint statement. Local media said the child lived in New York City's Bronx borough. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

‘Picasso & the Camera,’ John Richardson’s Latest Show

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:12
“Picasso & the Camera,” organized by John Richardson, the artist’s longtime biographer and friend, looks at the role of photography in his life and work.

Washington school shooter lured victims via text

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:07
The student who opened fire at a Washington state high school Friday leaving three dead, including himself, lured his victims to lunch by text message, investigators said Monday.

Twitter grows users but shares slide

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:07
Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter.
Categories: BBC World News

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:06

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.A thief was caught red-handed swiping Halloween decorations in South Philadelphia. Now the victims want your help finding the bandit responsible for this cruel crime just days ahead of Halloween.


After Ebola Diagnosis, New York Calls On Bio-Recovery Crew

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:03
Bio-Recovery Corporation had to create a decontamination chamber to scrub and sterilize the Harlem apartment of the city’s first Ebola patient.

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02
A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.

Sacramento shooter's motives, background a mystery, authorities say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02

Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant Palmer covers his face while gathered with fellow officers near a Motel 6 parking lot where Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies in a bloody shooting spree through two northern California counties is a figure of some mystery, with several aliases and a history of deportation and drug crime, authorities said on Monday. Booked into the Sacramento County jail as Marcelo Marquez, 34, the man believed to have shot and killed deputies Danny Oliver and Michael David Davis, Jr., is also known to federal authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a Mexican national, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ...


Pennsylvania justice in porn email scandal retires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:01

In this undated photo released in 2007 by the McCaffery campaign office, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery is shown. McCaffery stepped down Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. A judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result. McCaffery also agreed not to seek senior judge status nor seek elective judicial office again. (AP Photo/McCaffery campaign office, File) NO SALESHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal stepped down Monday after nearly seven years on the state's highest court, and a judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result.


First Draft: Criticizing Corporations? Clinton Backpedals

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:59
Hillary Rodham Clinton said she misspoken when she made comments that seemed over-critical of corporations.

Lawmaker: New York jail heath care needs oversight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A city councilman on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and other city jails, where documents obtained by The Associated Press raised troubling questions about quality and timeliness of care in more than a dozen inmate deaths since 2009.

Hundreds of redundancies for airline

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:50
Staff at Monarch airlines agree to 700 redundancies and pay cuts of up to 30% as part of a deal to save the Luton-based company.
Categories: BBC World News

Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:50

A sign bearing the Oct. 24, 2014 date of a shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School is shown Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 as part of a growing memorial on a fence around the school in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.


‘Haider’ Angers Hindu Nationalists but Excites Film Critics

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:48
Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider,” a film tragedy set in Kashmir, has been fiercely denounced by India’s Hindu nationalists but praised by critics for its frankness.

Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:48

Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being releasedNew Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.


Washington state high school gunman invited victims to cafeteria: sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:46

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, WashingtonSEATTLE (Reuters) - The gunman in a Washington state high school shooting rampage had arranged for the victims to meet at the cafeteria at lunch, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said on Monday. "A witness confirms that the five victims were seated at the table when the shooter opened fire, striking the victims before turning the gun on himself," the sheriff's department said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)


Seahawks post-game impressions from Jayson Jenks, Bob Condotta

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:46
Here are some post-game impressions from beat reporters Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks:
Categories: Sports Center

One in six female MIT students a victim of sexual assault -survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:41
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - One in six female undergraduates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who responded to a survey has been sexually assaulted, but fewer than 5 percent reported a sex crime, MIT said. Five percent of female undergraduates said they had been raped and one in five knew a perpetrator of unwanted sexual behavior, according to the MIT poll, which had a response rate of 35 percent from undergraduate and graduate students. "Sexual assault violates our core MIT values. ...