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Aid group: American with Ebola weak but improving

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:49

 American with Ebola weak but improvingThe husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement.


Fired band director doesn't want to sue Ohio State

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:47
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired director of Ohio State's celebrated marching band says he wants his job back but doesn't want to sue his beloved university, at least not at this point.

NYC police union denies choke hold used in man's death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:46

A demonstrator holds a poster critical of NYPD outside the funeral of Eric Garner in New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York police union leader denied on Tuesday that officers used a choke hold while trying to arrest a Staten Island man who later died, saying the coroner's finding in the case was politically motivated. "This was not a choke hold," Pat Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, said at a press conference, referring to a July 17 incident in which Eric Garner, who was accused of selling illegal cigarettes, died in a scuffle with police. "It was a big man who had to be brought to the ground to be placed under arrest by shorter police officers," Lynch said.


Residents evacuated after mudslide topples Utah home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:44
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A mudslide toppled one home in Utah on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of 20 others and a tennis club below a hillside that city officials said had already shown signs of stress.  The mudslide appears to be 200- to 300-feet wide and roughly the same length, said Len Arave, mayor of North Salt Lake, a community about eight miles north of Salt Lake City. Rocks and dirt from the slope began moving early on Tuesday, the mayor told Reuters, crashing through one house and damaging a retaining wall and the Eagle Ridge Tennis and Swim Club next door.  The mudslide started about 12 hours after a heavy summer storm dumped almost an inch of rain on the area in one hour, said Mike Conger, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

Appeal filed in Tenn. nuke protest case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:42
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys have filed an appeal in the case of an 84-year-old nun and two other activists convicted of breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant.

Texas eased rules for housing immigrant children

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:36
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.

5-year-old shoots, injures 3-year-old in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:36

Firearms Enthusiasts Practice Shooting At Gun RangePUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police say that a 5-year-old playing with a gun shot and injured a 3-year-old girl in Colorado.


Landslide destroys Utah home; 27 evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:29

A home is destroyed following a landslide in a hillside community of North Salt Lake, Utah, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. At least a dozen other homes have been evacuated. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTNORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — One home was destroyed and 27 others were evacuated after a landslide early Tuesday struck an upscale suburban Salt Lake City community, where officials had worried for nearly a year about cracked soil on the hillside above the houses.


2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:23

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, AmberThe second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.


First gay marriage appeal awaits US Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:21
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has its first gay marriage case awaiting it when justices return in October.

Money allocated for suppressing fires to run out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:08

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2014 file photo shows a a firefighter with the Anderson, Calif., Fire Protection District dousing hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire near Burney, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in projects will have to be put on hold in what has become a routine exercise toward the end of the fiscal year. He predicted that the money set aside strictly for firefighting will have run dry by the end of August. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires.


Money allocated for suppressing fires to run out

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:08

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2014 file photo shows a a firefighter with the Anderson, Calif., Fire Protection District dousing hot spots left behind by the Eiler Fire near Burney, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer’s round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in projects will have to be put on hold in what has become a routine exercise toward the end of the fiscal year. He predicted that the money set aside strictly for firefighting will have run dry by the end of August. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires.


2 major storms headed toward Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:05
HONOLULU (AP) — People across Hawaii are getting ready for an unusual one-two punch from storms that are headed to the islands.

U.S. biosafety experts watch every step in care of Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:01
By Julie Steenhuysen COLUMBIA Mo. (Reuters) - A U.S. hospital caring for two Americans carrying the deadly Ebola virus has tapped biosafety experts to ensure doctors, nurses and other staff do everything needed to prevent the virus from escaping from an isolation ward in Atlanta. The two patients, humanitarian aid workers who became infected with Ebola in West Africa, are believed to be the first Ebola patients ever to be treated on U.S. soil after being flown separately to Emory University hospital. Sean Kaufman, an Emory biosafety expert, has been advising hospital staff on the steps needed to protect themselves as they care for Dr Kent Brantly of the North Carolina-based Christian organization Samaritan's Purse and missionary Nancy Writebol of the SIM USA group. We're watching them interact with the patient and we're making sure every single thing they do is by the book," he said in a videoconference to a biosafety meeting in Columbia, Missouri.

U.S. biosafety experts watch every step in care of Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:01
By Julie Steenhuysen COLUMBIA Mo. (Reuters) - A U.S. hospital caring for two Americans carrying the deadly Ebola virus has tapped biosafety experts to ensure doctors, nurses and other staff do everything needed to prevent the virus from escaping from an isolation ward in Atlanta. The two patients, humanitarian aid workers who became infected with Ebola in West Africa, are believed to be the first Ebola patients ever to be treated on U.S. soil after being flown separately to Emory University hospital. Sean Kaufman, an Emory biosafety expert, has been advising hospital staff on the steps needed to protect themselves as they care for Dr Kent Brantly of the North Carolina-based Christian organization Samaritan's Purse and missionary Nancy Writebol of the SIM USA group. We're watching them interact with the patient and we're making sure every single thing they do is by the book," he said in a videoconference to a biosafety meeting in Columbia, Missouri.

Sources identify jogger found dead in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:00

Sources identify jogger killed in Northeast PhiladelphiaSources have identified the woman whose body was found in a park near a Northeast Philadelphia cemetery on Tuesday.


Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:59

Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North PhiladelphiaPolice are on the hunt for three suspects who attacked and robbed a woman on her doorstep in North Philadelphia.


Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:59

Video shows woman attacked on doorstep in North PhiladelphiaPolice are on the hunt for three suspects who attacked and robbed a woman on her doorstep in North Philadelphia.


Ex-cop charged with homicide says death accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:57
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer says he killed a 19-year-old college student accidentally during rough sex by playing a choking game that went too far.

Ex-cop charged with homicide says death accidental

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 02:57
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin police officer says he killed a 19-year-old college student accidentally during rough sex by playing a choking game that went too far.