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Dallas household weary of Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:22
DALLAS (AP) — The woman in the east Dallas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan stayed between hospital visits says she's tired of being "locked up."

Rescue puppies stolen from Northeast Philly yard

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:15

Rescue puppies stolen from Northeast Philly yardTwo rescue puppies, named Elsa and Anna, were being fostered by a young woman with a big heart. But soon someone would break that foster mother's heart by snatching those puppies in broad daylight.


4 people who hosted Ebola patient told 'stay home'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have ordered four members of a family the Ebola patient was staying with in Dallas to remain in their home, and they've posted law enforcement outside to be sure.

New Jersey lieutenant governor injured in bike accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:08

New Jersey lieutenant governor injured in bike accidentNew Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno was injured in a bicycle accident in Monmouth County.


Settlements spared bankrupt Detroit costly litigation: manager

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:06

File photo of Detroit Emergency Manager Orr attending a news conference to announce foundation pledges to the Detroit Institute of Arts in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Without a series of settlements, Detroit would face years of costly litigation from creditors and others, with no guarantee that the city would win, Kevyn Orr, Detroit's emergency manager, said on Thursday. Orr, on the stand for a second day at a federal court hearing, also defended Detroit's 1,111-page bankruptcy plan, saying it was crafted in good faith and provides a framework and resources for the city's renaissance. ...


Grand jury to convene in 1975 disappearance of Maryland girls

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:01
By Gary Robertson (Reuters) - A grand jury in Virginia will begin hearing testimony on Friday on the disappearance of two young sisters last seen at a Maryland mall nearly 40 years ago, as fresh leads and a second person of interest raise hopes of solving the case. The grand jury, convening in Bedford County, Virginia, will consider evidence in the case of Katherine and Sheila Lyon, aged 10 and 12, who witnesses saw talking to a man with a tape recorder at a shopping mall in Wheaton, Maryland, outside Washington. ...

Lawyer: Wife of mayor was domestic violence victim

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:47

A police officer stands by the scene of a shootingBELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for the wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot at his home said Thursday his client was a victim of domestic violence but he gave no details of how that might have played a role in the deadly incident.


Yellow-billed cuckoo named a threatened species

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:44

This August, 2013 photo provided by Point Blue Conservation Science shows a yellow-billed cuckoo, which has made the western United States its breeding ground for many years. But the migratory bird, which otherwise lives in Latin America, has seen its population dwindle in the past few decades because its habitats have been marred. NThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, announced that the western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo has been listed as a threatened species and will be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The bird resides in 12 western states and in Mexico and Canada, but Arizona has the largest population. (AP Photo/Point Blue Conservation Science, Mark Dettling)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The yellow-billed cuckoo has been disappearing from its home in the Western U.S., a decline that prompted the federal Fish and Wildlife Service to announce Thursday that the bird has been listed as a threatened species.


Stars of 'Real Housewives' get prison for fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:44

FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance in Newark, N.J. Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.


3rd passenger dies after Delaware bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:40

3rd passenger dies after Delaware bus crashThe Delaware State Police have announced that a third victim has died due to injuries sustained in a fatal tour bus crash last month.


Local community rallies to help in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:35

Local community rallies to help in Liberia Ebola outbreakThe Liberian community in Philadelphia continues to feel the effects of the Ebola outbreak abroad.


'Real Housewives of New Jersey' couple get prison in fraud case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:32

Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, stars of the television series "Real Housewives of New Jersey" hold hands as they arrive at U.S. federal court in NewarkBy Terence McGinley NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - Teresa Giudice, star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was sentenced on Thursday to 15 months in prison and her reality television co-star husband to 41 months behind bars in their federal fraud case. The couple arrived holding hands at U.S. District Court in Newark, where Judge Esther Salas spent hours berating them for years of hiding income and lying to obtain loans. "I'm not sure you respect this court. ...


Florida govt knew of troubles at massacred family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:28
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's child welfare agency was deeply familiar with Don Spirit well before he killed his six grandchildren, his daughter and himself last month.

Man with Philly ties heading Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:27

Man with Philly ties heading Secret ServiceA man with Philadelphia ties has been chosen to take the lead at the Secret Service.


Scuba officer sues New York police over race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:24
NEW YORK (AP) — A mixed-race police officer with painted toenails has accused fellow officers in a New York Police Department scuba unit of discriminating against him by calling him a transsexual and a descendant of slaves.

15-month prison sentence for 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice, 41 months for husband

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:19

15-month prison sentence for 'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice, 41 months for husbandThe married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.


Drones banned at New Mexico hot air balloon festival

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:18
(Reuters) - The organizers of the world's largest hot air balloon festival said on Thursday the use of drone aircraft in the vicinity of the colorful event is banned for safety reasons. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which starts on Saturday and runs until Oct. 12, draws hundreds of thousands of spectators every year as it fills the skies with more than 550 balloons. ...

Police: Suspect who shot teen was high on PCP

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:17

 Suspect who shot teen was high on PCPPhiladelphia police say a man who shot a 17-year-old girl Wednesday night was high on PCP.


Vintage 66 Route motel to get $16M renovation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:17
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A crumbling motel along U.S. Route 66 will get a $16 million upgrade as part of an ongoing plan to revitalize a section of the iconic highway as it winds through Albuquerque.

Oklahoma prosecutors seeking death penalty in beheading case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 06:16

Alton Alexander Nolen is seen in a picture from the Oklahoma Department of CorrectionsBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman and attacking others at a food distribution warehouse in Moore, Oklahoma, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Alton Nolen, 30, has been charged with murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, 54, and the attempted murder of Traci Johnson, 43, as well as assault with a deadly weapon. The FBI is also examining Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues said he had tried to convert them to Islam. ...