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U.S. CDC: Many inquiries about possible Ebola cases, no new infections

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:37

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta(Reuters) - U.S. health officials have fielded inquiries about as many as 100 potential cases of Ebola since the first patient with the deadly virus was detected in the country, but no new infections have been identified, a senior health official said on Saturday. Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said news of the Ebola patient in Dallas has raised the awareness of hospitals nationwide to check incoming patients for potential risks, particularly those who have recently traveled from the epicenter of the outbreak in West Africa. ...


Harvard police: Threat may have come from overseas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:35
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University says an emailed threat sent to hundreds of students and others affiliated with the school may have come from overseas.

Florida 'speed trap' town disbands police force

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:30

Kim Andrews stands outside his gun and knife collectors’ shop in Waldo, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Andrews says he will now wear a gun every day, since the tiny north Florida town known nationally as a speed trap decided to officially dismantle its police force. The move came weeks after the police chief and interim chief resigned due to state investigations into ticket quotas, mishandling of evidence and other issues. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is now in charge of policing the town of 1,000, leaving some citizens worried that the speeding problem will worsen, and that criminals will feel like they have carte blanche. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The tiny town of Waldo in north Florida has such a notorious reputation as a speed trap that AAA erected billboards to warn drivers about it, but all that may be about to change.


Methodist church to hear appeal over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:19
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Methodist church's highest court will decide later this month whether a minister who officiated his gay son's wedding can keep his pastoral credentials.

Parents of missing UVa student ask for information

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 00:04
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a missing University of Virginia student are appealing for whoever is responsible for the disappearance to help them find their daughter.

2 flee burning home in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:14

2 flee burning home in Delaware CountyOfficials say two people had to flee a burning home in Aston, Pennsylvania early Saturday morning.


Tax on sodas eyed in San Francisco, Berkeley

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 23:13

A shelf of soft drinks are shown in a refrigerator at K & D Market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A tax on sodas and other sugar-laden drinks that voters and courts in other parts of the country have rejected is on the November ballots in San Francisco and Berkeley, two cities that have been open to such social-engineering initiatives in the past.


AccuWeather: Soggy Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 22:53

 Soggy Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a strong cold front will bring a dramatic change in our weather this weekend.


NYC footbridge closed for bouncing too much

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A pedestrian bridge in Brooklyn has had to be shut down because it's too bouncy.

Driver rolls down embankment in Fairmount Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 21:47

Driver rolls down embankment in Fairmount ParkPolice say a driver spent the night down an embankment before being rescued in Fairmount Park Saturday morning.


Driver dies in fiery crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 20:39

Driver dies in fiery crash in WilmingtonPolice say a driver was killed in a fiery crash in Wilmington, Delaware early Saturday morning.


Unease grows between de Blasio and NYPD officers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 20:24

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, left, and Mayor Bill de Blasio talk during memorial observances at the site of the World Trade Center in New York. De Blasio’s relationship with police, already strained by accusations he sided with frequent NYPD critic Al Sharpton over the chokehold death of an unarmed suspect, suffered another hit with revelations a top aide is living with a convicted killer who has often mocked officers as “pigs.”(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with police, already strained by accusations he sided with frequent NYPD critic Al Sharpton over the chokehold death of an unarmed suspect, suffered another hit with revelations a top aide is living with a convicted killer who has often mocked officers as "pigs."


Suspect fires shot at patrol car in Winslow Township

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 19:38

Suspect fires shot at patrol car in Winslow TownshipCamden County officials say someone opened fire on a patrol car in Winslow Township, New Jersey.


Driver dies in fiery crash in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 19:06

Driver dies in fiery crash in WilmingtonPolice say a driver was killed in a fiery crash in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware early Saturday morning.


Teen stabbed in Center City park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 18:46

Teen stabbed in Center City parkOfficials say a teen was stabbed in a park across the street from police headquarters early Saturday morning.


AccuWeather: Soggy Start to the Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 17:56

 Soggy Start to the WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says a strong cold front will bring a dramatic change in our weather this weekend.


California coroner releases report on fugitive ex-policeman

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 15:41

Police handout photo of Christopher Dorner(Reuters) - A former Los Angeles police officer who eluded authorities for days following a grudge-driven killing spree fatally shot himself in the basement of a burning cabin, a coroner report released on Friday said. Christopher Dorner, the 33-year-old former Los Angeles Police Department officer who killed four people in a vendetta against the police force, ended a firefight with police last February in the mountain community of Big Bear by shooting himself in the head, the report from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office confirmed. ...


Woman fatally injured trying to stop shoplifter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 15:22
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — The co-owner of a convenience store in the northwest Washington was fatally injured and her nephew was hurt after they chased a shoplifter out to a waiting vehicle.

Indiana aid worker threatened in Syria is Army vet

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 15:19

This undated photo provided by Kassig Family shows Peter Kassig standing in front of a truck filled with supplies for Syrian refugees. A video purportedly produced by militants in Syria released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, shows Kassig, of Indianapolis, kneeling on the ground as a masked militant says he will be killed next. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger from Indiana saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims of the region's conflicts.


NYPD: Officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 15:12
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man who came at officers responding to a call about a domestic dispute Friday, police said, marking the third person to die in a police shooting in the city this week.