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U.S. disease control agents escort man off flight in Newark: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:13

A worker wearing a hazardous material suit arrives at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - U.S. disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, but local media said the man was not believed by federal health officials to have Ebola. ...


Report: Suspect texted 'all is good' before ambush

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:53

 Suspect texted 'all is good' before Pa. trooper ambushCourt documents say that police ambush suspect Eric Frein wrote "all is good" in a text message less than five hours before he allegedly opened fire outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.


CDC removes 2 from Newark flight after possible Ebola scare

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:32

 Passengers on Newark flight do not have EbolaCDC officials have removed two passengers from a plane that landed in Newark Saturday afternoon following a possible Ebola scare.


Washington hospital rules out Ebola for patient back from Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:30
(Reuters) - Howard University Hospital said on Saturday that a medical team has determined that a patient feared afflicted with Ebola does not have the disease. The Washington-based hospital, working with the District of Columbia Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was able to rule out Ebola for the patient, whose identity was not disclosed. The patient is to be treated for "other illnesses," according to the health department. ...

Medical copter crashes in Texas; 1 dead, 3 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:15

Multiple agencies investigate the scene of a crash involving an Air Evac helicopter stationed out of Duncan, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas. The helicopter was transporting a patient to United Regional Health Care when it crashed. The patient died at the scene. The pilot was in serious but stable condition. The flight nurse and paramedic were in critical condition at the Parkland Hospital burn unit in Dallas. (AP Photo/The Wichita Times-Record-News, Patrick Johnston)WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed early Saturday a few blocks from a North Texas hospital where it was headed, killing a patient it was transporting from nearby Oklahoma and seriously injuring the pilot and two medical personnel who were aboard, authorities said.


Historian to donate notes on famous Lincoln photo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:11

This image provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum shows a photograph of Abraham Lincoln lying in an open coffin. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, a retired historian, Ronald Rietveld, will donate to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Ill., the original notes he took when he found the photograph. Rietveld's discovery is one of the last chapters of a story that began in April of 1865 just days after Lincoln was assassinated. In New York City, one of a number of stops the remains of Lincoln made as it made its way by train to Springfield for burial, a photographer was allowed to take a picture of the president in an open coffin. (AP Photo/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)CHICAGO (AP) — It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs, largely because no one knew the picture of the dead president lying in an open coffin existed for nearly a century until a 14-year-old boy found it.


Across 3 continents, Ebola makes its way to US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:08

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — His week began thousands of miles away with a frantic bid to save a life.


Ebola patient in Dallas takes turn for worse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:52

An entrance sign to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in DallasBy Jon Herskovitz and and Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse on Saturday, slipping from serious to critical condition, as health officials reported fielding scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


New Mexico balloon fiesta hits sky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:41

Students surround Albuquerque pilot Steve Adams' basket as he operates the propane burner during the Aloft event at S.Y. Jackson Elementary School, marking the first official event of this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. The nine-day fiesta gets underway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, with a mass ascension of hundreds of balloons at balloon fiesta park. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons above Albuquerque went off without a hitch Saturday morning.


Vegas area poised to get EPA clean-air designation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:23
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year push to limit dust pollution in and around Las Vegas has the federal Environmental Protection Agency poised to give the region a clean bill of health.

Parents of missing Virginia student plead for help in finding her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:14

Hannah Graham in Charlottesville Police Dept. photo.By John Clarke (Reuters) - The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham released a tearful video on Saturday, pleading for help in finding their daughter who vanished three weeks ago. "Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has that information," said Hannah's mother, Sue Graham, standing next to her husband, John. "We appeal to you to come forward and tell us where Hannah can be found." Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville has been charged in the disappearance of the college sophomore, who was last seen on Sept. ...


Fire destroys Wawa truck in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:10

Fire destroys Wawa truck in Delaware CountyA fire destroyed a tractor-trailer at the WAWA distribution center in Middletown Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.


Loose e-cigarette laws may be hard to tighten

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:58
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later.

Parents of American held by Islamic State appeal for his release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:54

Still image from video shows a masked man standing next to a kneeling man identified as U.S. citizen Peter Edward KassigBy Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The parents of an American humanitarian worker held hostage by Islamic State militants appealed for his release on Saturday, speaking in a statement and a video message that highlighted his aid work and mentioned his conversion to Islam. Ed and Paula Kassig, of Indianapolis, Indiana, urged the release of their son, Peter Kassig, 26. Kassig was threatened in a video issued on Friday by Islamic State militants that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, 47. ...


One town has its hand in 1000s of pumpkin pies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:49

In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, John Ackerman displays some of the harvested pumpkins for the Libby's pumpkin cannery at his farm in Morton, Ill. Ackerman grows 30 acres of those pumpkins for Nestle but keep some to sell for retail to local residents. Libby's makes more than 80 percent of all canned pumpkin eaten in the United States. The pumpkins that Nestle USA owned Libby’s uses are grown on a few thousand acres around the small central Illinois town. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)MORTON, Ill. (AP) — Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie.


New Jersey nun credited with curing boy beatified

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:15

In this undated college photo provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich is shown. More than 80 years after her death, the New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease in the 1960s is set to be beatified on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The ceremony led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials said was the first beatification Mass held in the United States.


No selfies: Brazil keeps phones out of vote booths

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, takes a selfie with workers during a visit to the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept.30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of the globe's biggest users of social media, Brazilians snap selfies at the beach, at soccer matches, at the gym, in maternity wards and even inside the dens of drug-dealing gangs.


Arizona highway signs in metric units may change

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:28

This Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo shows a sign on northbound Interstate 19, near Amado, Ariz., in the southern part of the state, that tells drivers they are kilometers away from their destination. Although other highways around the country have some metric signs, I-19 is the only continuous highway that is entirely in the metric system. The signs were installed nearly 40 years ago as part of pilot program that aimed to introduce the use of the metric system in the United States. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — North of the U.S.-Mexico border, a relatively barren stretch of an Arizona highway is lined with road signs that tell drivers how many kilometers they are from their destination — not how many miles.


Medical copter crashes in north Texas, killing patient

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 02:10
(Reuters) - A medical helicopter transporting a patient to a north Texas hospital crashed early Saturday near downtown Wichita Falls, killing the passenger and injuring all three crew members, authorities said. The patient, whose name was not immediately disclosed while family was notified of the accident, was en route to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls from Waurika, Oklahoma, when the crash occurred just before 2 a.m., according to a statement on the city's official website. The patient died at the scene, the statement said. ...

5 killed in three-car crash in Southern California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 01:54
CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on the edge of Chino.