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Ebola patient in Nebraska continues improvement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:12
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola continues to show improvement and is described by hospital officials as steadily heading in the right direction.

Infant hurt after being trapped under dead father

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:05
PLEASANT HILL, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-month-old girl is in a hospital after being trapped underneath her father's decomposing body for several days.

Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:56

File photo of CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaking at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS Texas (Reuters) - A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week, raising concern about how U.S. medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where the new case was announced on Sunday, has already faced criticism for its management of the infection. The infected worker, a woman who was not named, is the first person to contract the disease in the United States. ...

Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:42

Handout photo of conjoined twins Knatalye Hope Mata and Adeline Faith Mata with at Texas Children’s Hospital in HoustonBy Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Conjoined 6-month-old twin girls will begin to undergo tissue expansion this month to stretch skin that will be used to cover patches of their bodies when they are separated in a surgery planned for December. The tissue expansion for Knatalye Hope Mata and Adeline Faith Mata is expected to take six to eight weeks. The girls are joined at the abdomen and share a liver, diaphragm, pelvis, intestines and the lining of the heart. "When I think about December I get that sick feeling in my stomach. I want to know how much pain they are going to feel after. ...

Police: 4 Pennsylvania men smuggled drugs in Xboxes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:42

 4 Pennsylvania men smuggled drugs in XboxesFour men have been jailed on charges they smuggled cocaine from the Dominican Republic to eastern Pennsylvania inside Xbox video game systems.

California police field reports of creepy clowns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:18
(Reuters) - Reports of creepy clowns carrying knives and other weapons have been scaring people in the California city of Bakersfield for the past week, police said on Sunday. In the latest incident, a person telephoned the Bakersfield Police Department on Saturday night, reporting a clown armed with a firearm, said watch commander Lieutenant Jason Matson. "We've been having sightings all over the city," Matson said. "They range from anywhere from a guy carrying a gun to a guy carrying a knife running up to houses. ...

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:03

Texas health worker 2nd in US to test positive for EbolaA Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized Ebola patient who later died, health officials said Sunday.

5 injured in Fairfield Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:00

5 injured in Fairfield Township crashNew Jersey State Police are investigating a crash in Cumberland County that sent five people to the hospital.

Tropical Storm Gonzalo takes aim at Caribbean

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:38

45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Fay in the southwestern Atlantic Basin. Fay is currently about 265 miles south of Bermuda moving northward with maximum winds of 70 miles per hour. Fay will pass just to the east of Bermuda as it is moves into the central Atlantic.(AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay toppled utility poles and knocked out power to thousands of people in Bermuda before moving out over open ocean on Sunday, just as a new storm raced toward the eastern rim of the Caribbean threatening to become a hurricane.

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

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:25

Protesters march in Ferguson MissouriBy Fiona Ortiz and Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Riot-gear clad police arrested at least 17 people on Sunday after they refused orders to disperse from a spontaneous sit-in outside a convenience store in St. Louis during a weekend of otherwise peaceful protests against police violence. Thousands of people are staging protest marches, vigils and other demonstrations in the St. Louis area this weekend, calling for the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August. ...

Wyoming man accused of stealing train in work dispute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:18
(Reuters) - A Wyoming rail worker could face felony charges for protesting working conditions by stealing a train and taking it on a 13-mile joy ride before crashing it into another locomotive, local media and law enforcement said Sunday. Derek Skyler Brux, 22, was being held in the Campbell County Detention Center in Gillette, Wyoming, following his Thursday arrest for commandeering a train at the North Antelope Rochelle mine, according to a law enforcement official at the jail. ...

Family reports actress Misty Upham missing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 04:07

 Osage County,” “Frozen River” and “Django Unchained,” has been missing since Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)SEATTLE (AP) — Police in Washington state say an actress known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained" is missing.

Creepy clown sightings trouble California city

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:54

Creepy clown sightings trouble California cityPeople dressed as clowns are causing quite a stir for a California city.

Colorado mountains brace for snow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:43
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — The calendar may say it's the fall season, but the weatherman says it's time to brace for some wintery weather in Colorado.

Khodorkovsky warns against strict Russia sanctions

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:04

Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky smiles prior his speech at an opening of the Forum 2000 conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The Forum 2000 Foundation pursues the legacy of Vaclav Havel by supporting the values of democracy and respect for human rights. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PRAGUE (AP) — Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned against the use of excessive sanctions against Russia by the West.

3 men sought toddler's stray bullet death

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:54
IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men in connection with the death of a toddler who was killed by a stray bullet that entered her family's northern New Jersey apartment.

After-dark clown sightings trouble California city

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:50
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in California's San Joaquin Valley.

Rats! Official says NYC is failing at rat control

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:43

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2005 file photo, a rat comes briefly out of its hole at a subway stop in the Brooklyn borough of New York, before retreating at the arrival of the F train. City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 that New York is losing the rat race. He said citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year. (AP Photo Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York is losing the rat race.

One killed, two hurt when train hits them on California trestle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:32
(Reuters) - One woman was killed and two other people were badly hurt when they were struck by a train while taking photographs of the sunset from a California railroad trestle, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said on Sunday. A group of four people had perched on a Union Pacific Railroad trestle overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara on Saturday evening when an Amtrak train traveling at a normal clip came around the corner, said fire spokesman Mike Eliason. "They tried to outrun the train off the trestle but one female was struck and thrown from the trestle," he said. ...

Seventh New Jersey high school student surrenders in sex abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:31
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A seventh New Jersey high school student has turned himself into authorities to face charges of sex abuse stemming from a hazing scandal that led to the cancellation of the remainder of the school's football season, authorities said Sunday. The teenagers from Sayreville War Memorial High School are accused of sexual assaults on four different victims on four different occasions in September, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski. Six of the students were arrested on Friday. ...