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Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:37

 Enterovirus 68 virus caused New Jersey boy's deathA virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.


2 Southern California crashes claim 5 lives each

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:05
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California killed a total of 10 people, most of them teenagers and nearly all burned beyond recognition including a group of five boys and girls returning from an amusement park, officials said Saturday.

Possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:55

Possible abduction and assault in South PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a possible abduction and assault in South Philadelphia.


Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:42

Powell Hall audience members briefly interrupt a performance of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in St. Louis. Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown interrupted the performance of the symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the demonstrators began singing and unfurled from a balcony three banners related to Brown's shooting in August by a Ferguson police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Steve Giegerich) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration.


Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:39

 Dallas Ebola patient in critical conditionThe condition of the lone Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened and is now deemed critical, the Dallas hospital that has been treating him reported Saturday.


Guam residents prepare for approaching typhoon

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 11:05
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam residents are preparing for a typhoon expected to bring ferocious winds to the Mariana Islands.

Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient critical

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:52

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 crew is expected to remove items including towels and bed sheets used by Duncan, who is being treated at an isolation unit at a Dallas hospital. The family living there has been confined under armed guard while being monitored by health officials. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS (AP) — After hospital officials on Saturday said the condition of the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened, the woman he came to Texas to visit said she is praying for his recovery.


New tests on Mercer Island water find no E. coli

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:32
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — The latest round of tests on the water used by this affluent Seattle suburb was negative on Saturday for E. coli and total coliform. But officials are still advising people to boil their water just in case.

Man struck, killed in Camden accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:25

Man struck, killed in Camden accidentA pedestrian is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Camden.


Non-English speeches given at Mormon conference

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

People fill their seats in the Conference Center before the start of opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Chi Hong Wong, a Mormon leader from Hong Kong delivered a speech in Cantonese on Saturday in what marked the first time in the history of the faith's signature conference that an address was delivered in a language other than English. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On a day when two Mormon leaders made history by delivering speeches in foreign languages, the church reiterated its opposition to gay marriage while urging members to be gracious toward those who believe differently.


Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 09:44

 Baby born to woman who got new wombIn a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday


Man shot multiple times in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 09:14

Man shot multiple times in West Oak LanePolice say a man was shot multiple times in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Man floating in bubble rescued by Coast Guard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:59

In this Oct. 1, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard arrives on scene off the coast of Miami to respond to a report of a man aboard an inflatable hydro bubble who was disoriented. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Saturday, Oct. 4, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A longtime endurance runner and peace activist whose latest goal was to reach Bermuda in a homemade floating "Hydro Pod" was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday after he began suffering from fatigue.


Ebola ruled out for ill passenger escorted off plane in Newark

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:45
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - U.S. disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, but federal health officials later said they had ruled out Ebola as a concern. ...

Police: Car plows into outside diners in Miami

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:44
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Police say a car plowed into seven people who were sitting at a pizza parlor's outside tables.

Heat from north to south smothers California

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:34

Tom Hor, originally from Cambodia, relaxes under a tree shade at Echo Park in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. 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/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures approached triple digits in much of California on Saturday afternoon and surpassed 100 degrees in inland areas as a steaming autumn in the state seemed more like an endless summer.


Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:28

Parents of missing UVa student ask for informationNoting their heart-wrenching wait for answers, the parents of a missing University of Virginia student appealed Saturday for whoever is responsible for her disappearance three weeks ago to help them find their daughter.


UCLA study: Non-drug treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's patients

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:25

 Non-drug treatment may reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's patientsResearchers at UCLA say they've developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed in some patients.


US Rep. Ralph Hall injured in Texas car accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:07
PLANO, Texas (AP) — The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been airlifted to a Texas hospital due to injuries from a car accident, though a spokesman says the congressman is expected to recover.

Honolulu councilmen propose Obama beach park

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 07:57

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2008 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama body surfs at Sandy Beach while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. Two Honolulu city councilmen are proposing to name a popular beach park after President Barack Obama. Hawaii News Now reported Councilmen Stanley Chang and Ernest Martin introduced a resolution on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, to change the name of Sandy Beach Park. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)HONOLULU (AP) — Two Honolulu city councilmen are proposing to name a popular beach park after President Barack Obama.