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Man indicted in brutal beatings of prostitute

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:27
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas man has been indicted in the brutal beatings of a prostitute.

Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:25

In this photo provided by CBS News, the National Institute of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. Speaking on the Ebola virus, Fauci said it's perfectly normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa, but predicts there won't be an outbreak in the U.S. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.


Train derails in NE Louisiana, 2-hour evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:24

This photo courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones, shows a train derailment, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Mer Rouge, La. Two train engineers were in serious condition Sunday after their freight train hit a transport truck in northeast Louisiana, derailing two engines and 16 tank and hopper cars. (AP Photo/Courtesy Fourth District attorney Jerry Jones)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A train conductor was seriously injured and an engineer suffered minor injuries when a freight train hit a truck Sunday in northeast Louisiana, derailing two engines and 17 cars, according to Union Pacific Railroad Co.


Typhoon washes 3 US airmen out to sea in Japan

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:24

Tourists read newspapers while bullet train services are suspended because of a powerful typhoon, at Tokyo Station in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan Monday morning after washing three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea the previous day, killing at least one.


Burbank-bound flight diverted to LA airport

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 09:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Burbank-bound jetliner has been diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after an indication light linked to the aircraft's flap came on.

Two dead as ultralight helicopter crashes in Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 09:30
DENVER (Reuters) - Both people aboard an ultralight helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, authorities said on Sunday. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said the aircraft reportedly took off from the Grand Junction Regional Airport before crashing into Colorado River a few miles away near the town of Loma at around dusk on Saturday. Local media said the aircraft was a Xenon gyroplane, which resembles a lightweight helicopter. ...

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 09:01

A student pro-democracy protester monitors the news on her smartphone as she and others sit outside Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's office, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 in Hong Kong. In an apparent concession to authorities warning pro-democracy protesters to clear Hong Kong's streets by the beginning of the work week, students occupying the area outside city government headquarters agreed Sunday to remove some barricades that have blocked the building's entrance during the weeklong demonstrations. But it was not immediately clear how significant the move was and how much it would defuse the standoff, with many protesters vowing to stay in the area. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


5th American with Ebola returning from Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 08:46

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden speaks at a news conference Sunday Oct. 5, 2014 at the CDC in Atlanta. Frieden said that he was aware that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's health had "taken a turn for the worse," but he declined to say what signs of poor health Duncan had shown. (AP Photo/Johnny Clark)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa began his journey home for treatment Sunday, while a man who recently arrived in Dallas from Liberia remained in critical condition with the disease.


Two NFL players arrested for trespass in separate incidents

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:56
(Reuters) - Police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Minneapolis arrested two professional football players on trespassing and other charges, authorities and local media reported Sunday. The arrests of Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby and Minnesota Vikings tackle Tom Johnson came as the National Football League has come under nationwide scrutiny following a domestic violence incident involving one of its players. In Fort Lauderdale, Shelby, 25, was charged with trespass and resisting arrest without violence after an apparent incident at a local nightclub, police said. ...

Journalist with Ebola on way to Nebraska hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:49
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American photojournalist who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa has begun his journey home for treatment.

Attorneys in Alaska: Right to marry is fundamental

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:43
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for the gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage say the right to marry is fundamental and due to all individuals.

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:41
(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,439 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. Cases are also reported in the capital. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Police officer injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:30

Police officer injured in motorcycle crash on I-95 in Northeast PhiladelphiaA police officer is hospitalized following a motorcycle accident in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday evening.


Another day of unusual heat bakes California

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 06:58

Crowds of people pour in to Golden Gate Park for the second day of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in San Francisco. As high temperatures were ranging from the low 100s in Southern California to the 90s in the normally more temperate San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, National Weather Service forecasters warned it was just a warm-up for what lies ahead this weekend. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, Jessica Christian) MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER & CHRONICLELOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures climbed into the triple digits in some parts of Southern California on Sunday, as swaths of the state baked in another day of unusually hot fall weather.


1 dead, 4 injured in Philadelphia club shootings

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 06:48

1 dead, 4 injured in Philadelphia club shootingsOne person is dead and four others are injured after separate shootings outside two Philadelphia clubs overnight.


Gyroplane crashes into Colorado River, killing 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 06:34
LOMA, Colo. (AP) — Two people aboard a helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, but no one on the ground was injured, authorities said Sunday.

Losing Dad: A teen finds purpose in grief

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:48
CHICAGO (AP) — Genevieve Liu sits back in bed each night, still thinking of her father before she sleeps. He used to sing the same song to his children at bedtime, often before he'd head to surgery to save the life of someone else's child.

Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:46

Hazardous material cleaners prepare to hang black plastic outside the apartment in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas stayed last week. The family living there has been confined under armed guard while being monitored by health officials. (AP Photo/LM Otero)By Lisa Maria Garza and Sharon Begley DALLAS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago, heightening concerns that the worst Ebola epidemic on record could spread from West Africa, where it began in March. ...


Group of LDS women attend all-male meeting

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:45
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ignoring rebukes from church leaders, members of a Mormon women's group pushing for gender equality for the first time joined men at regional church buildings across the U.S. to watch a live broadcast of the male priesthood meeting.

No signs of foul play seen in Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 05:40
(Reuters) - Investigators have found no signs of foul play or arson in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania which destroyed a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, authorities said on Sunday. Also lost in Friday afternoon's blaze were personal items belonging to the passengers and crew members who were on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed as one of four hijackings by al Qaeda militants on Sept. 11, 2001. ...