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Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:28

In this Jan. 16, 2010 photo provided by the International Medical Corps, Dr. Robert Fuller provides medical care to an earthquake survivor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Three weeks of quarantine imposed on medical professionals who volunteer to go to West Africa to help care for Ebola patients adds to the complications of volunteering. It isn’t likely that Fuller will be able to participate if he is required to be away from the University of Connecticut Emergency Medical Department for nine straight weeks. (AP Photo/International Medical Corp, Margaret Aguirre)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.


Cops: Man who took dead woman's phone surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:41
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a man who walked off with a woman's cellphone after she was struck and killed by a train has turned himself in.

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:39

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen ElizabethBritish Police have reportedly foiled a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth this weekend.


Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:14

Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, DelawarePolice are investigating a multi-vehicle accident in Newark, Delaware that landed a biker in the hospital Friday night.


Blizzard reveals shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:07

This photo provided by Blizzard shows a scene from the video game, "Overwatch." (AP Photo/Blizzard)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre.


Cargo ship clips Brooklyn Bridge; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:22
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard says a cargo ship clipped the Brooklyn Bridge, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Chef, 90, faces jail, fines for feeding the homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:14

Abbott, president of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and culinary skills training program, poses in his home in Oakland Park, FloridaBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - For decades, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott has hauled pans filled with roast chicken and cheese-covered potatoes onto a south Florida beach park to feed hundreds of homeless people. For his good deeds, Abbott finds himself facing up to two months in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines after new laws that restrict public feeding of the homeless went into effect in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year. On Wednesday, several police cars waited for Abbott at a downtown Fort Lauderdale park, and officers pulled aside the frail man, clad in a white chef’s coat, soon after the first plates were ready to be served. Abbott moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1970 and was a civil rights activist and wholesale jewelry salesman.


Nevada earthquake swarm increases chance of larger quake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:53
(Reuters) - An earthquake swarm that began in a secluded northwest Nevada region this summer has grown more intense in recent days, increasing the chance of a large quake occurring, geology officials said. The activity is centered just off the state's northwest border, some 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and started July 12, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory said on Wednesday. Over the past three months, the laboratory has recorded some 550 incidents of seismic activity of a magnitude of 2.0 or larger, while there have been three magnitude 4.0 or higher quakes since Oct. 30. ...

Pittsburgh researcher convicted of poisoning wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:34

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney shows University of Pittsburgh medical researcher Dr. Robert Ferrante. Fernante was convicted on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, of first-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence in the April 2013 death of 41-year-old neurologist Dr. Autumn Klein. (AP Photo/Allegheny County District Attorney, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors who convicted a University of Pittsburgh researcher of first-degree murder in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife say they didn't find his explanations believable and were moved by a 911 call.


5th teen dies following Washington school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:12

FILE - Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., in this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo in this still frame made from video. Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago. Officials at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg died Friday evening Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)SEATTLE (AP) — A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.


'Dark Web' drug site challenge law enforcement

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:24
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No sooner had authorities announced the shuttering of an alleged illegal online drug bazaar than another popped up claiming to take its place.

After years, authorities say family killed at home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:23

FILE - This undated file image provided by the San Diego Police Department shows members of the McStay family whose abandoned SUV was found near the Mexico border near San Diego. Authorities say they will release new information Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 in the murder investigation of the family of four whose bodies were found in shallow graves late last year. (AP Photo/San Diego Police Department, File)SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched for the missing McStay family across California and into Mexico, and found their bodies in the desert a hundred miles from home.


Dad confronts kidnapper, saves 5-year-old daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:22

A Sandy family returns home with their daughter after the girl's father rescued her from a man who tried to kidnap her on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. The Utah dad foiled an attempt to kidnap his young daughter from her bed early Friday after confronting a man carrying her across the lawn. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Rick Egan) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A set of Utah parents were awakened to an unsettling noise for 4:30 in the morning: the sound of their front door opening and their 5-year-old daughter talking.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:02
"U.S. attorneys are rarely elevated directly to this position, so I look forward to learning more about her, how she will interact with Congress, and how she proposes to lead the department." — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, on Loretta Lynch, who is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next attorney general.

Immigrant who hid in church temporarily released

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 15:46

File - This Sept. 24, 2014 file photo shows Francisco Aguirre, a community activist who first came to the U.S. from El Salvador two decades ago, as he poses for a photo in the church where he had taken refuge to avoid deportation in Portland, Ore. Aguirre was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 on federal charges of illegal re-entry. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, file)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation and was arrested this week on a federal charge of illegal re-entry has been temporarily released on a federal judge's order.


California man sentenced to 37 years for raping women he met on dating sites

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 15:35
(Reuters) - A California man described by prosecutors as a dangerous internet predator was sentenced on Friday to 37 years to life in prison for raping two women he met on dating websites including ChristianMingle.com, an attorney for one of the victims said. Sean Patrick Banks, 39, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole, attorney Gloria Allred said. Banks, a former U.S. ...

Supreme Court will look at 'Obamacare' subsidies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 15:19

FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on the final day of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law. The justices said they will decide whether the law authorizes subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums.


Teen wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 14:47
SEATTLE (AP) — Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago.

Boy shot in Washington state school rampage dies, death toll is five: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 14:32

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington(Reuters) - A boy shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last month has died from his wounds, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center said on Friday, bringing the death toll to five. Andrew Fryberg, 15, died Friday evening at the hospital, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. He was shot in the head during the Oct. 24 incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. Three girls were also killed in the attack, along with the gunman who took his own life. ...


Police pursuit leads to crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 14:09

Police pursuit leads to crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say a suspected drug deal led to a police pursuit and crash along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.