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Person of interest located in Seattle groping case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:27
SEATTLE (AP) — Police said Wednesday that a convicted sex offender is a person of interest in a weekend groping incident involving a Seattle woman who turned to social media when she decided a police officer didn't seem to care.

AccuWeather: Drenching Downpours Continue

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:07

 Clouds and Sun, Spotty Shower TodayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms could cause localized flooding tonight.


New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:04

An ambulance carrying Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson was one of the nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died at the Dallas hospital last week of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/David Tulis)DALLAS (AP) — A dated yearbook picture of a smiling young woman has become the latest face of Ebola in the U.S.


Police: Fatal shooting victim found with more than $1,000

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:58

 Fatal shooting victim found with more than $1,000Police say a man carrying more than $1,000 on him was shot and killed in North Philadelphia.


Lawmaker sworn in with bash that busts tradition

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:42

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo Sen. Kevin de Leon,D-Los Angeles, second from left, receives congratulations from other lawmakers after he was elected the new Senate President Pro Tem at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. De Leon will be sworn-in as the new Senate leader at a lavish evening event, with far more pomp than the typical Capitol affair that marks the change leadership, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. De Leon succeeds Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who is leaving due to term limits. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon was sworn in as the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century with an expensive and out-of-the-ordinary soiree Wednesday night in downtown Los Angeles.


2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:38

2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about EbolaA high school soccer player in Pennsylvania, who moved here from Guinea, says players from a rival team used Ebola references to taunt him - and the incident has cost two people their jobs.


Second sanity exam of accused Colorado cinema gunman completed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:32

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The sealed results of a second sanity examination of accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes, which could determine if the long-delayed trial will begin this year, were submitted on Wednesday, a court document shows. Holmes underwent a court-ordered psychiatric test last year after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity to shooting dead 12 moviegoers and wounding dozens more inside a suburban Denver cinema in July 2012 during a midnight viewing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises. ...


Key facts about hurricane heading toward Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:31

FILE - This Aug. 5, 2014 file satellite image provided by NASA shows two tropical Pacific Ocean hurricanes - Iselle at center and Julio at right - bearing down on Hawaii, top left. Residents on Hawaii’s southernmost island have already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are currently coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain. The governor on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, proclaimed an emergency to help the state respond to the storm. (AP Photo/NASA, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Residents on Hawaii's southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava. Now, meteorologists say a potential hurricane is heading toward them and the rest of the island chain.


Second Texas nurse tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:23

Dallas Police and city officials meet in the parking lot of The Village Bend East apartments where a second healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. The unidentified woman reported a fever Tuesday. She was in isolation within 90 minutes, Jenkins said. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest on an airliner the day before she fell ill, even though government guidelines should have kept her off the plane.


Asian stocks sag as US growth jitters mount

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:23

A wild day on Wall Street ends with Dow down 173TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after a torrid session on Wall Street triggered by jitters the recovery in the world's No. 1 economy is weakening.


Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer.     Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. ...

Health officials probing death of Arizona boy for possible enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Health officials are investigating whether a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide killed a six-year-old boy in Arizona, officials said on Wednesday, adding that it would take more than a week to get an answer.     Officials said the tests are being conducted on the first-grader from Vistancia Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, to determine his cause of death and if he had been infected with the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) when he died. ...

U.S. Senator's son among four charged in Arizona dog deaths

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:17
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The owners of a suburban Phoenix dog-boarding kennel and two caretakers, one of them the son of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, were indicted on animal cruelty charges on Wednesday after the deaths of 21 dogs at the facility in June, county prosecutors said. A state grand jury indicted kennel owners Jesse Todd Hughes and Maleisia Hughes each with 22 felony and seven misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and one count of fraud for the incident inside a cramped room at the Green Acre boarding facility, prosecutors said. ...

Pedestrian struck by car in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03

Pedestrian struck by car in West PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a man was struck by a car in West Philadelphia.


Nurse with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:50

An ambulance carrying Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson was one of the nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died at the Dallas hospital last week of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/David Tulis)ATLANTA (AP) — A second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola was transferred Wednesday from Texas to a specialized hospital isolation unit in Atlanta that has already treated three Americans with the virus.


2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:42

2 resign after Pa. teen from W. Africa taunted about EbolaA high school soccer player in Pennsylvania, who moved here from Guinea, says players from a rival team used Ebola references to taunt him - and the incident has cost two people their jobs.


Appeals court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Alaska

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:41
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday put gay marriage temporarily on hold in Alaska so the state can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a judge's decision overturning its ban on same-sex matrimony. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates Alaska's ban on gay marriage until Friday at noon Pacific Time to give the state sufficient time to seek a more lasting ruling from the Supreme Court, according to court papers. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. ...

CDC says 2nd nurse with Ebola was cleared to fly

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15
DALLAS (AP) — A federal health official says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared a nurse who has Ebola to fly from Cleveland, Ohio, to Dallas.

Ebola Nurse Told CDC About Elevated Temp Before Flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:09
Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who traveled to Ohio before being diagnosed with Ebola, had flown to Cleveland to prepare for her wedding, Cleveland officials said today.

JFK wedding negatives sell for $34K at auction

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02

In this Sept. 12, 1953 photo released by RR Auction, John F. Kennedy and his new bride Jacqueline leave St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church after their wedding in Newport, R.I. The photo is one of a collection of 13 original images made by Frank Ataman, of Fall River, Mass., being auctioned by RR Auction. The original negatives were discovered in his darkroom after he died. The auction closes Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/RR Auction, Frank Ataman)BOSTON (AP) — One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. Another shows the family dog peeking out playfully from the folds of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's billowing white dress.