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Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:27

Graphic shows opinion poll on America's health care insurance costs; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:02
"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility." — Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, after a Dallas health care worker treating Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan contracted the deadly virus.

Pilots die as 2 planes collide over Nevada desert

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:32
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two aircraft collided over the Nevada desert Sunday, sending them crashing near a dry lake bed and killing both pilots, authorities said.

Music video pays tribute to slain 3-year-old in Grays Ferry

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:11

Music video pays tribute to slain 3-year-old in Grays FerryDozens of people gathered to create a lasting tribute for a 3-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet in Grays Ferry.


Suspect in Penn State shooting threat arrested

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:04

Suspect in Penn State shooting threat arrestedPenn State police says they have arrested a student who they say posted a shooting threat on social media.


Federal judge strikes down Alaska gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:58

Chris Laborde, left, and Matt Hamby celebrate Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a judge struck down Alaska's ban on gay marriage. Hamby, his husband and Laborde with her wife, along with two of the five couples who sued to overturn the ban . (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue.


Eagles dominate in 27-0 win over Giants

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:55

Eagles dominate in 27-0 win over GiantsThe Philadelphia Eagles led the New York Giants 27-0 after three quarters Sunday night.


Texas health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:36

Texas health worker 2nd in US to test positive for EbolaA Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola, the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.


Fay downgraded after brushing Bermuda with high winds, rain

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:36

Hurricane Fay is pictured off the eastern coast of the United States in this NASA satellite handout imageBy Samantha Strangeways HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fay lost strength after briefly reaching a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic on Sunday, sweeping past Bermuda with strong winds, felling trees and knocking out power to thousands in the British territory. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday evening that Fay carried top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour). Fay was about 400 miles (645 km) east northeast of Bermuda and moving in an easterly direction. A Category 1 storm is at the low end of the five-stage Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity. ...


China trade growth rebounds in September

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:32
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade grew more strongly than expected in September, possibly easing fears of a deeper slowdown in the world's No. 2 economy.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Atlantic, heads for Puerto Rico

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:32
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed on Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Caribbean Islands and was forecast to become a hurricane by the time it reaches Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm, with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km per hour), was located about 110 miles (180 km) east southeast of the Antigua, and was moving toward the west at near 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour). A hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, as well as the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. ...

Veteran's prosthetic leg stolen outside Lincoln Financial Field

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:26

Veteran's stolen prosthetic leg found on subway trainA veteran in a wheelchair says that a woman stole his prosthetic leg outside of Lincoln Financial Field.


St. Louis area police arrest at least 17 during weekend of protests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:24

A protester wears a gas mask during a rally for Michael Brown outside the police department in FergusonBy Fiona Ortiz and Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights activists and protesters applauded speakers, preachers and poets on Sunday in a an arena in St. Louis, Missouri, capping a weekend of protests against police violence that included 17 arrests earlier in the day. Thousands of people staged protest marches, vigils and other demonstrations in the St. Louis area, calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, with more protests scheduled for Monday. ...


Gonzalo to strengthen but unlikely to hit U.S. mainland: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:15
(Reuters) - Tropical storm Gonzalo is expected to strengthen while it moves through the Leeward Islands tonight and early Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The storm, with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 km per hour), was located about 110 miles (180 km) east southeast of the Antigua, and was moving toward the west at near 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour). Tropical storm warnings were issued for the Lesser Antilles, including Guadeloupe, St Maarten/St Martin, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, and Montserrat. ...

Fay weakens in Atlantic to a tropical storm: NHC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:13
(Reuters) - Hurricane Fay, the sixth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, has downgraded into a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Sunday. The storm, with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour), was about 400 miles (645 km) east northeast of Bermuda, and was moving toward the east at nearly 24 miles per hour (39 km per hour). That movement was expected to continue through to Monday morning followed by a turn toward the east-southeast into the mid-Atlantic. ...

Pennsylvania man charged with sex assault as child

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:52
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was just a child himself.

Philadelphia Archdiocese announces more parish mergers possible

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:44

Philadelphia Archdiocese announces more parish mergers possibleThe Philadelphia Archdiocese announced that another round of churches are up for possible merger.


Penn State police investigate anonymous threat

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:34

Suspect in Penn State shooting threat arrestedPenn State police have been trying to determine the credibility of a shooting threat posted anonymously on a social media website.


Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:34

Ambulance workers wearing protective gear load a patient with possible Ebola symptons into the back of an ambulance at the Harvard Vanguard facility in BraintreeBy Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said on Sunday night. The patient, who recently returned from Liberia, had complained of headache and muscle aches, prompting his admittance to an isolation ward with close monitoring, the hospital said. ...


China's September exports up 2.6 percent over previous month, imports rise 15.2 percent

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:19
BEIJING (AP) — China's September exports up 2.6 percent over previous month, imports rise 15.2 percent.