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Potential jurors return to court in Arias retrial

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:49

FILE - In this May 1, 2013 file photo, Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Potential jurors for the penalty retrial of Arias are being called back to court as attorneys whittle down the group to an impartial panel that will determine whether the former waitress receives the death penalty or life in prison. Arias was convicted of murder last year in the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Mark Henle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Potential jurors for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be called back to court Monday as attorneys whittle down the group to an impartial panel that will determine whether the former waitress receives the death penalty or life in prison.


Losing Dad: A teen finds purpose in grief

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:39
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.

Chief: Aggressive search continues for UVa student

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:38

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo addresses reporters at a briefing Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Charlottesville at a staging area for the search team looking for missing UVa. student Hannah Graham. Longo said Sunday that law enforcement is aggressively searching the county surrounding Charlottesville for any sign of Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13. A search team of about 100 law enforcement officers and other trained searchers was combing through the countryside over the weekend. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's police chief said Sunday that an anguished statement from the parents of a missing University of Virginia student has given investigators fresh resolve to carry on with the difficult search of hundreds square miles of countryside.


Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:25

FILE- In the Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, in Dallas. The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States is a potential health crisis that gives Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential — or ineffective — on a national stage.


Michael Phelps to 'attend a program'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:52
Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps said Sunday he is "taking some time away" from swimming and will "attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself" after his arrest for driving under the influence in Baltimore.

At Dallas church service, prayers of Ebola patient and families

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:39

Parishioners pray during a church service dedicated to the victims of the Ebola crisis at New Life Fellowship Church in EulessBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - It was like any other Sunday morning worship service at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, where Louise Troh, the quarantined girlfriend of the first patient in the United States diagnosed with Ebola, is a member of the congregation. Greeters passed out bulletins and shook hands at the church entrances. Members hugged each other in greeting shortly before the service began. A couple hundred people sat in the pews of the church and began to pray for the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, and for Troh and both of their families. ...


New Jersey boy's death is first linked directly to enterovirus

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:31
(Reuters) - A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, a local medical official said on Sunday. The 4-year-old boy, identified as Eli Waller of Hamilton Township, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Atlantic City, never awoke after going to sleep on the night of Sept. 24, Hamilton Township Health Officer Jeff Plunkett said. ...

In Dallas, African immigrants worry about backlash from Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:19

Local resident Abdi gestures before speaking to the media about her concerns on the impact of the Ebola crisis on African communities in DallasBy Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - Some African immigrants in Dallas are worried that the case of a Liberian man who is sick with the Ebola virus in a city hospital is generating ill-feeling, including some taunts and finger-pointing, toward the wider community. "Some people around here see us as bringing the disease and that's just not right," said a Liberian who asked to be called Sekou. ...


Report: IMF to attend Egypt's investors conference

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:18
CAIRO (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said in remarks published Sunday that the world body will attend an investment conference in Egypt in February during which authorities hope to raise billions of dollars to revive the country's battered economy.

Texas congressman in fair condition after accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:09
PLANO, Texas (AP) — The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House remains hospitalized after being injured in a weekend car accident in North Texas.

Final playground in honor of Newtown victims opens

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:35
WATERTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The 26th and final playground built in memory of the Newtown school shooting victims has opened in Connecticut.

Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:34

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)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are frightened.


Texas ground beef recalled due to possible metal pieces

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:33
(Reuters) - Texas groceries had likely removed by Sunday morning all ground beef from store shelves that was subject to a recall due to possible contamination from tiny pieces of metal, an executive at the company which recalled the product said. Sam Kane Beef Processors, based in Corpus Christi, Texas, recalled nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef shipped between Sept. 9 and Sept. 18 to Texas retail outlets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release on Saturday. ...

Fire truck crashes on way to Delaware barn fire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:32

Fire truck crashes on way to Delaware barn fireA Delaware fire truck crashed on the way to a large barn fire in Leipsic, Kent County.


Officials look for homeles person in connection to Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:19

Officials look for homeles person in connection to Ebola caseAuthorities in Dallas are searching for a homeless person who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, officials said Sunday.


Ebola drugs apparently not being used on Dallas patient: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:19
(Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has apparently not received any of the experimental treatments for the disease, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters in a briefing that "as far as we understand" experimental medicine is not being used on the patient, who is being cared for at a Dallas hospital. (Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf and Sharon Begley in New York; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Apology follows threat to hundreds at Harvard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:07
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of students and other people affiliated with Harvard University who got a threatening email have received a second message with an apology that apparently came from the same email account.

Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 01:03

Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attemptAnimal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian injected the black-and-brown mixed-breed dog with a deadly chemical, seeking to euthanize the 4-year-old dog no one had adopted. The animal moved some and then faded.


Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:35

Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast GuardA man trying to reach Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after he began suffering from fatigue.


Dog named 'Lazarus' survives euthanasia attempt

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:30

Lazarus, a mixed-breed dog who survived a euthanasia attempt and a car accident, sits by his new owner, Jane Holston, in Helena, Ala., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Turned in to an animal shelter by his previous owner, a volunteer found the dog alive in the shelter the morning after he was injected with deadly chemicals. Holston adopted the dog from Two by Two Animal Rescue, which named him Lazarus after the man the Bible says Jesus raised from the dead. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian inserted a needle into the black-and-brown mutt and injected a chemical meant to euthanize the dog no one had adopted. The animal moved a bit and was still and quiet by the time she left the shelter for home.