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Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:54

Local group has boots on the ground in Ebola fightA local group, co-founded by former Congresswoman Majorie Margolies, is joining the push to send supplies, training and aid to Ebola-stricken countries.


Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:53

In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 file photo, from left specialist surgeons Andreas G Tzakis, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Mats Brannstrom, Michael Olausson and Liza Johannesson attend a news conference, at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg, Sweden. In a world first, a baby has been born to a Swedish woman who received a transplanted womb last year, according to the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure. Earlier this year, Dr. Mats Brannstrom, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Goteburg and Stockholm IVF, began transferring embryos into seven women in Sweden who successfully received new wombs. Brannstrom told The Associated Press the baby was born in September, 2014 to a 36-year-old woman who received her womb from a close family friend. Neither the woman nor her male partner was identified. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse, File) SWEDEN OUTLONDON (AP) — In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.


Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungry

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:52

Montco students pack 20,000 meals for the hungryStudents poured, they scooped and they sealed - 20,000 meals packed in two hours at Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion Station - and it was all to help the hungry.


Report details four seconds of horror in deadly crash at Florida daycare

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:49
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The driver of a car that crashed through a Florida daycare center and killed a 4-year-old girl in April mistakenly accelerated instead of braking after he was rear-ended, according a report on the crash released this week. The episode, which lasted only 4.2 seconds, occurred as children at the Kindercare Learning Center in suburban Orlando were having snack time, said the Florida Highway Patrol report, released on Wednesday. The Highway Patrol did not recommend charges against Albert Campbell, then 61, whose Toyota Solara sedan plowed into the center. ...

AccuWeather: Soggy Start to the Weekend, Chilly End

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:49

 Soggy Start to the Weekend, Chilly EndMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says a strong cold front will bring a dramatic chance in our weather this weekend.


Missouri must recognize same-sex marriages from other areas: judge

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:42
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who have wed legally in other places, a state court judge ruled on Friday in the latest case to address gay rights in the United States. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that a state ban on recognition of legal same-sex marriages violated the rights of gay couples to the same protections heterosexual couples have under the U.S. Constitution. ...

Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:42
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A civil rights group and several clergy said Friday that police overreached when arresting 13 protesters outside the Ferguson station.

First lady stumps in New England for Democrats

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:38

First lady Michelle Obama gestures as she speaks while campaigning for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley during a Coakley for Governor campaign event, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the Strand in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)First lady Michelle Obama made a political swing through New England Friday on behalf of Democrats running for governor in tight races in Massachusetts and Maine, where she urged fired-up supporters to get to the polls when her husband's name won't be on the ballot.


US Marine killed over Persian Gulf is identified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:35
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — The Marine Corps has identified a 21-year-old corporal who died after bailing out of his aircraft over the Persian Gulf.

Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:31

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2003 file photo, firefighters work on the roof of the Greenwood Health Center in Hartford, Conn. A fire tore through the nursing home, killing 16 people. Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data as of July 2014. Despite a history of deadly nursing home fires and a five-year lead-up to an August 2013 deadline to install sprinklers, 385 facilities in 39 states licensed to house more than 52,000 people fail to meet requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/Steve Miller, File)Tens of thousands of the country's most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data.


Border Patrol operation targets cartel look-outs

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:31
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is targeting Mexican cartel scouts who get paid to live in the desert for days and help smugglers stay clear of law enforcement with the use of sophisticated technology.

Husband, wife found dead in Delaware home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:22

Husband, wife found dead in Delaware homeDelaware State Police say a married couple has been found dead in their home in Seaford.


Nun credited with curing boy to be beatified

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:20

In this undated college photo provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich is shown. More than 80 years after her death, the New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease in the 1960s is set to be beatified on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The ceremony led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A half-century ago, a young boy's eye disease mysteriously vanished and on Saturday, the New Jersey nun credited with curing the boy will be beatified.


FBI: Tests can't link diapers to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:18

 Tests can't link diapers to Eric FreinDNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday.


Tears in court after photos shown in murder trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:17

Tears in court after photos shown in murder trialThe defense now has the case in a double murder trial in Montgomery County involving a baby and her grandmother. The accused is representing himself after recanting a confession.


Pennsylvania police find supplies left in woods by ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:15

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald (Reuters) - A survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another three weeks ago is living on cans of tuna fish and noodles while eluding an intensive manhunt in the deep woods of the Pocono Mountains, officials said on Friday. A search team came across a campsite this week that contained clothing, food and ammunition believed to have belonged to Eric Frein, a 31-year-old marksman suspected in the shooting, said Lieutenant Colonel George Bivens of the Pennsylvania State Police. ...


Funeral held for Oklahoma beheading victim

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:12

K.C. Hufford, left, the widower of Colleen Hufford, walks with an unidentified mourner before the start of the funeral for Colleen Hufford at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Colleen Hufford was killed in a workplace violence incident on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of friends and family members of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food processing plant where she worked gathered Friday at an Oklahoma church for a funeral service that was closed to the public.


New data emerges on rape kit backlogs in four U.S. cities

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:08
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of rape kits remain untested in four major U.S. cities, according to new data on rape kit backlogs released on Friday by the Joyful Heart Foundation. The charity, founded by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay to assist survivors of sexual assault, said it used public records requests to obtain data showing the number of untested kits in police storage facilities in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Seattle and Tulsa. ...

A few facts about the beatification process

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:04
Saturday's beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye ailment marks another step in a process that started nearly 70 years ago. Here are a few facts about the process:

California tries giant water coolers to save fish

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 06:00

Larry Collins of the San Francisco Crab Boat Association holds up a salmon during a protest against Proposition 1 the state water bond at Fisherman's Wharf Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in San Francisco. Worried that drought and climate change will make northern California's American river too warm for Chinook salmon to spawn, California wildlife officials are installing underwater chillers and considering artificial fertilization for the fish. Collins said at the protest that anything to help keep the water cooler is good for the fish. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's young fish are getting a little relief from the state's heat: giant water coolers.