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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:02
"Who wants to be locked up?" — Louise Troh, one of four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with, who have been confined to their Dallas home under armed guard as the number of people possibly exposed to the virus widened.

Fire at offshore gas platform prompts evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:59

A plume of smoke rises from Hilcorp's Baker platform on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 near Nikiski, Alaska. The fire appeared to be out later in the morning, but vessels at the scene were still battling smoke, the Coast Guard said. The platform is 8 miles off shore. There were no immediate reports of injuries, and Petty Officer Joshua Yates said no fuel spilled into the inlet’s waters. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashha McChesney)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate, but no one was injured and the environmental risk was considered minimal, responders said.


NY college raises funds with airport parking

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:59

A shuttle bus leaves Purchase College in Purchase, N.Y., for the Westchester County Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The college has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by offering valet parking and a shuttle ride to the nearby airport. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — A state college in the New York City suburbs has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships and other programs by offering parking spaces and bus rides to a nearby airport.


Colorado school board approves review of history curriculum

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:44
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado school board whose proposed changes to a history curriculum spawned student walk-outs and teacher sick-outs voted on Thursday to move ahead with a modified version of the controversial measure. The Jefferson County Board of Education in suburban Denver agreed to appoint a committee to review newly revised guidelines for the Advanced Placement history courses in the 84,000-student district, over complaints from parents, teachers and students who voiced their concerns at the Thursday night meeting. ...

Fewer Texas abortion providers after court ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 13:15
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws.

American cameraman for NBC News diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:53
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, the network said on Thursday, making him the fifth citizen of the United States and its first journalist known to have contracted the virus in West Africa. The 33-year-old cameraman and writer, who has worked in Liberia for the past three years and has covered the recent Ebola outbreak for various U.S. media outlets, will be flown back to the United States for treatment, NBC said in an online report. ...

Famed beach in Jamaica slowly vanishing to erosion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:42

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, the tide gnaws away at a badly eroding patch of resort-lined beach in Negril in western Jamaica. The shrinking coastline long has raised worry for the region's environmental and economic future. Now, the erosion is expected to worsen as a result of climate change, and a hint of panic is creeping through this laid back village, one of the top destinations in a country where a quarter of all jobs depend on tourism. (AP Photo/David McFadden)NEGRIL, Jamaica (AP) — Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as "Seven Mile Beach," a crescent of white sand along the turquoise waters of Jamaica's western coast. But the sands are slipping away and Jamaicans fear the beach, someday, will need a new nickname.


Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:30

President Barack Obama, left, points toward a camera with chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, Marty Hinojosa, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 37th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."


JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubts

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:22

JPMorgan breach heightens data security doubtsNew details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the security of consumer data kept by lenders, retailers and others. The New York-based ...


2 officials resign in porn office emails case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:19

FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes remarks during a news conference after a Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo taken in State College, Pa. Corbett disclosed the resignations of Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo and Glenn Parno, a top lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection, in separate announcements hours apart Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two top state officials resigned Thursday in the growing scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.


TroubleShooters: SUV bursts into flames after leaving lot

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:44

 SUV bursts into flames after leaving lotA teenager was behind the wheel of a car when it started smoking and later burst into flames, less than an hour after it was bought. When she couldn't get her money back from the person who sold it to her, she came to the Action News TroubleShooters for help.


Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:35

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to United StatesThe Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home.


Man fatally stabbed in Powelton as 3-year-old sleeps nearby

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:34

Man fatally stabbed in Powelton as 3-year-old sleeps nearbyOne man is dead and another man is in custody after a stabbing at a home in Philadelphia's Poweltown section. Police say it all happened while a 3-year-old boy was asleep inside.


American Journalist in Liberia Tests Positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:27
An American freelance journalist working in Monrovia, Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola, his father said in a statement tonight.

AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:26
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado school board approves review of US history class changes that sparked protests.

Stalled Disney ride strands passengers for 2 hours

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:15
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Guests at the Disney California Adventure Park in California had a little too much adventure when a malfunctioning Ferris wheel stranded them for nearly two hours.

Family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:35

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy ApartmentsDALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.


U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:21

Protesters line the floors of the rotunda at the State Capitol building during a protest in Austin, TexasBy Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the 2013 state law. ...


Man Thought to Have Died From Ebola Awakens

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:16
Amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, it's easier to get help if you are dead than if you are alive.

Trial set for immigrant convicted in Israel deaths

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:14

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2013, file photo, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh stands outside the federal courthouse in Chicago. She is charged with immigration fraud, accused of lying to U.S. immigration officials when she failed to disclose her conviction for a terrorist bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket in 1969 that killed two people. On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain in Detroit rejected Odeh’s lawyers’ request to throw out the charges on the basis that they were the result of a selective prosecution because of Odeh’s activism in the Arab-American community. The judge scheduled her trial to begin Nov. 2, 2014 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials in Michigan that she'd been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.