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U.S. health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:31

Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak participate in CDC Safety Training Course in Anniston AlabamaBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus. The nurse, Amber Vinson, 29, flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Vinson told the CDC her temperature was 99.5 Fahrenheit (37.5 Celsius). ...


Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:31
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms that a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more than 50 people, is Ebola. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases are reported in Sierra Leone. April 1: Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warns the epidemic's spread is "unprecedented. ...

Fed Reserve chair to tour Boston-area job center

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:23

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The head of the nation’s central bank will stop in Thursday, Oct. 16, at the office of CONNECT, a coalition of local organizations that provides employment services in Chelsea, an industrial city north of Boston. Yellen is expected to hear about the local economy and how programs like CONNECT are helping residents enter or re-enter the workforce. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)BOSTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is visiting the Boston area to tour a local job center and to speak at a conference on economic opportunity, as the central bank's first female head continues her focus on employment issues in her first year in office.


First Japan passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:01
TOKYO (AP) — The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week.

Extreme measures: U.S. hospitals take on Ebola, but at what risk?

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:21

Health care workers display protective gear, which hospital staff would wear to protect them from an Ebola virus infection, inside an isolation room as part of a media tour of the emergency department of Bellevue Hospital in ManhattanBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The infection of two U.S. healthcare workers who cared for a dying Ebola patient in Dallas is challenging assumptions about how to protect Western medical workers who perform advanced, life-saving procedures that may increase their risk of exposure. The U.S. ...


New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:12

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.


Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:39
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned.

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. ...