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'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour hits Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:16

'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour hits Center CitySome brides-to-be turned their up-coming nuptials into an event that helps other women with the 'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour in Center City.


Deferred prosecution sought for Harvard student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:08
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam may avoid federal prosecution.

Patchy Fog Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:40

Patchy Fog OvernightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the weekend


Toddler first in Michigan to die from enterovirus strain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 21-month-old girl is the first in the state of Michigan and second in the U.S. to die this year from a strain of the enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people across the nation, health officials said on Saturday. Madeline Reid, who was stricken with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), passed away late on Friday while being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, hospital officials said in a statement. ...

Toddler first in Michigan to die from enterovirus strain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 21-month-old girl is the first in the state of Michigan and second in the U.S. to die this year from a strain of the enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people across the nation, health officials said on Saturday. Madeline Reid, who was stricken with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), passed away late on Friday while being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, hospital officials said in a statement. ...

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New JerseyAuthorities in Camden County are asking for the public's help in finding a fugitive wanted on charges including attempted murder and kidnapping stemming from a domestic violence incident with his estranged wife.


Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New JerseyAuthorities in Camden County are asking for the public's help in finding a fugitive wanted on charges including attempted murder and kidnapping stemming from a domestic violence incident with his estranged wife.


Family names new lawyer in $75 million New York chokehold lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:46

A picture of Garner is seen on a newspaper at his memorial in Staten IslandNEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a black New Yorker who died after a local police officer put the 43-year old man in a chokehold announced on Saturday it chose a new attorney for its planned $75 million wrongful death lawsuit, a spokesman for a civil rights organization said. Speaking at a news conference with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, Eric Garner's family said civil rights attorney Jonathan Moore will replace Sanford Rubenstein, said Jacky Johnson, a spokeswoman for Sharpton's National Action Network. ...


Ebola screening starts at New York's JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:26
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus. John F. Kennedy Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Those countries have seen most of the deaths from the outbreak, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives. ...

$7,500 reward offered in armed robbery of TD Bank in Wayne

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:22

$7,500 reward offered in armed robbery of TD Bank in WayneA $7,500 reward has been posted to find the armed men who police say robbed a TD Bank in Wayne, Delaware County.


Republicans to spend $1M on ads in South Dakota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:17
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to reserve $1 million worth of television advertising time in South Dakota, a spokeswoman for the committee said Saturday, days after national Democrats announced the same.

AP Enterprise: Records chronicle how Ebola kills

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:14

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo shows Karsiah Duncan, left, son of ebola patient Eric Duncan, after a news conference in Dallas. Grieving and angry family members wonder whether the man they called Eric might have survived had health care workers not sent him home when he first presented himself at the hospital, Sept. 25, and whether doctors really did everything in their power to save him. Hundreds of pages of medical records provided to The Associated Press chart the disease's relentlessness march through Duncan's body and provide an unprecedented look at how Ebola killed despite the aggressive efforts doctors made to save him. At right is an unidentified friend. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)Despite five days of intensive treatment, Thomas Eric Duncan's condition was deteriorating.


1 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:04

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Roosevelt BoulevardOne person was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard extension in Philadelphia's Logan section.


New Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:02
(Reuters) - Members of an NBC News crew who worked with a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been quarantined, New Jersey health officials said on Saturday. Officials said the order was issued late Friday after the crew members violated an agreement to voluntarily confine themselves. They said none of the team has exhibited symptoms of the often fatal disease since returning from Liberia, one of three West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak. Meanwhile, the condition of the freelance American cameraman continued to improve. ...

Ebola patient shows modest improvement for 2nd day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:01
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For a second straight day, an American video journalist being treated for Ebola has shown modest improvement.

Zombie attraction turns fatal at corn maze on Idaho-Washington border

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 05:47
By Letitia Stein (Reuters) - A teenager playing a zombie at a Halloween-themed corn maze was killed after falling under the event's "Zombie Slayer Paintball Bus," authorities said on Saturday, as the northwestern Idaho attraction's patrons thought it was just part of the act. Jeremy T. McSpadden Jr., 18, appeared to die instantly after falling under the rear passenger wheels of the bus on Friday night, stumbling as he emerged wearing a mask and hockey gloves to run toward the bus from his hiding place in the maze. ...

Woman pulled from wreckage of New Castle County hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 05:44

Woman pulled from wreckage of New Castle County hit-and-runA woman was hospitalized in critical condition after she had to be pulled from the wreckage of a hit-and-run crash in Pike Creek, Delaware.


Facebook page for 'Bucket List Baby' gets hacked

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 05:21

Facebook page for 'Bucket List Baby' gets hackedThe family of a Drexel Hill couple, who created a bucket list for their unborn son, says the Facebook page dedicated to their journey was hacked.


Flashy NYC lawyer now focus of rape investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 04:52

FILE - In this July 12, 2001, file photo, Abner Louima, second from left, stands with his attorneys Johnnie Cochran, far left, Peter Neufeld, to the right of Louima, Sanford Rubenstein, second from right, and Barry Scheck, far right, while speaking during a news conference in New York. Rubenstein is focused on a new police investigation, a potential rape suspect. In a turn that’s whiplash-inducing even for a city where the outlandish is ordinary, the suddenly scarce Rubenstein is under scrutiny from the police force he’s lambasted for years as he built a flamboyant persona and a fortune. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)NEW YORK (AP) — He's been a loud, inescapable and expensive adversary of the New York Police Department for years: the publicity-loving lawyer who got huge settlements, and headlines, in some of the city's most notorious brutality cases.


Maine couple captures wife-carrying championship

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 04:18

This photo courtesy of Sunday River Communications, Jesse Wall and Christina Arsenault weigh in during the the North American Wife Carrying Championship on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Newry, Maine. Wall carried Christina Arsenault over a 278-yard course that was bedeviled by log hurdles, sand traps and a "widow maker" water hazard at Sunday River ski resort on Saturday to claim the crown in a time of 1 minute, 4.1 seconds. About 50 couples competed. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sunday River Communications, Nick Lambert)NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Four times they've been bridesmaids but now two people from Maine are champions of the North American Wife Carrying Championship.