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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:56

Health workers dressed in protective gear prepare to load the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus, in New Kru Town at the outskirt of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Liberia has been among the hardest hit nations at the centre of the long outbreak, which has killed more than 3,000 people, as of Friday, there had been 3,834 confirmed Ebola cases and 2,069 deaths in Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Forty-four percent of the Ebola cases were reported in the past three weeks, a signal that the infectious disease is spreading.(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola's economic toll could reach $32.6 billion by year's end if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads across West Africa, the World Bank said Wednesday.


5-vehicle crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks County

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:55

5-vehicle crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Bucks CountyPolice say five vehicles were involved in a crash on Scudder Falls Bridge in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning.


Coach, 2 players suspended over duct-taped player

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:50
NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school soccer coach and two players have been suspended for at least five days after an autistic teammate told police the two teens duct-taped him to a goalpost.

Video game win cited at trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber's friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:36

Courtroom sketch of defendants Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov appearing in front of Federal Magistrate Marianne Bowler, in BostonBy Tim McLaughlin and Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A man who says he was too high to remember the removal of a backpack from the college dorm room of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was alert enough to win a video game that same night, a key prosecution witness testified on Wednesday. Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, recounted how he lost an Xbox NBA video game to his friend Robel Phillipos, before they want to the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. "I don't remember him having a problem," Tazhayakov said of Phillipos' victory in the game. ...


Fact sheet: 2015 Honda Fit

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:29
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Honda Fit becomes even more intriguing small car

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:28

FILE - In this April 17, 2014, file photo, the 2015 Honda Fit is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York. For the first time, the Fit can be fitted with premium amenities like heated and leather-covered seats, push-button start, moonroof and a 7-inch information display screen in the dashboard with navigation system and voice controls. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Fans of Honda's innovative and spacious Fit hatchback will love what the car becomes for 2015 — quieter inside, more powerful and yet more fuel efficient, more refined in its ride, roomier and better equipped.


Suspect wanted for theft of paint machine in Bustleton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:27

Suspect wanted for theft of paint machine in BustletonPolice are searching for the suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a paint machine from a side walk in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Appeals court rules against Occupy Nashville

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:22
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against Occupy Nashville protesters, saying Tennessee officials can't be held liable for the arrests of the demonstrators.

Firefighter killed in Connecticut house blaze

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:20
BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed while putting out a fire overnight at a house in Hartford, Connecticut, officials said on Wednesday, the first firefighter in the state's capital to be killed on the job in 40 years. The 48-year-old firefighter had arrived at the two-story house after the building caught fire early on Tuesday evening, the mayor's office and other officials said. "I can tell you the suffering and grief is indescribable for the family of the victim," Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said in a statement. ...

Dead bear cub in NYC's Central Park likely struck by vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:09
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bear cub found dead in the bushes of New York City's Central Park this week was likely struck and killed by a vehicle, state wildlife officials said on Wednesday. The body of the 6-month-old female black bear was spotted by dog walkers near an entrance to the park, where it had apparently been dumped. Bears are not known to roam the park, and no black bears live at the park's zoo. ...

Gay marriages off in Vegas after high court order

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:06

Nevada state Senator Kelvin Atkinson rubs tears from the eyes of Sherwood Howard during a rally to celebrate an appeals court ruling that overturned Nevada's gay marriage ban Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Atkinson proposed to Howard when he had heard about the ruling Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Same-sex couples are being told not to line up Wednesday at the marriage bureau in Las Vegas, after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada.


1 injured in fire at Oxford Valley movie theater

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:56

1 injured in fire at Oxford Valley movie theaterOne person was injured during a fire at the Oxford Valley United Artist movie theater in Langhorne, Bucks County.


Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:45

In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 file photo, Eric Krex, 6, reacts as he is held by his mother, Margaret, while a nurse gives him a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. According to a study released Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, members of the military who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health care workers. There's no reason civilians couldn't do the same, especially for children who might be less scared if vaccine was given by mom or dad, the study leader said. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.


UK cleared to heavily subsidize $39B nuclear plant

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:44

EU Commissioner for competition Joaquin Almunia addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The European Union's competition watchdog has accepted Britain's bid to heavily subsidize the construction and operation of a new 16-billion pound (dollars 26 billion) nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved Britain's bid to heavily subsidize a new nuclear power plant, overriding opposition from environmentalists and questions over the project's 24.5 billion pound ($39 billion) price tag.


Serbia signals shift away from Russia over gas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:43
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has indicated it is ready to loosen its traditionally strong relations with Russia, saying it will not defy a European Union warning against building a Moscow-controlled gas pipeline.

NY police officers arrested in A.C. sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:42

NY police officers arrested in A.C. sexual assaultTwo police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino.


Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:17

Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and his partner Derek Kitchen, Kody Partridge and her wife Laurie Wood take a a "selfie" as they celebrate at a same-sex marriage rally in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Legal momentum for extending U.S. marriage rights to same-sex couples accelerated on Tuesday as a federal appeals court struck down bans on gay matrimony in Idaho and Nevada a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings for five other states. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the bans in Idaho and Nevada violated the constitution and cannot be enforced, adding to a growing list of states where same-sex unions are now legal. ...


Cambodian nightlife workers covered by labor laws

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:16

 "Massage." (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia enacted a regulation Wednesday to protect nightclub hostesses and other adult entertainment workers under the same laws that protect other workers' rights, a move that was hailed by the U.N.'s labor body.


Businessman faces charges in lesbian custody case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:55
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia businessman is due in court to face accusations he helped a woman flee the country with her daughter to avoid sharing custody with her former lesbian partner.

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:41

In this August 2013 photo, Rhode Island native Ashoka Mukpo speaks with residents of an iron ore mining camp in Bong County, Liberia. Mukpo, who was diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, was flow Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, to Omaha, Neb., for treatment. (AP Photo/The Providence Journal, Philip Marcelo) MANDATORY CREDIT. RHODE ISLAND OUT. NO SALES.OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease.