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Boston Scientific faces first federal transvaginal mesh trials

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:03
By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp on Monday was set to face its first federal trials in two courts over claims from women who say they were injured by the company’s transvaginal mesh devices. One, in Charleston, West Virginia, involves allegations from four women over the company's Obtryx device, used to treat stress urinary incontinence. The other, in Miami, concerns women implanted with the Pinnacle, which treats pelvic organ prolapse. Boston Scientific has been hit with more than 23,000 suits in U.S. ...

North Carolina monitoring person who returned from Liberia for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:45
(Reuters) - Officials in North Carolina were monitoring and testing a patient who arrived in the United States last week from Liberia for Ebola, health authorities said on Sunday. "The individual did not have any symptoms upon arrival," the state's Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. It said the person had developed a fever on Nov. 2, a day after arriving in North Carolina but does not have any additional symptoms, and also had no known exposure to Ebola in Liberia. ...

Yellowstone park considers bumping up bandwidth

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:41

In this Nov. 2, 2014 photo provided by Melissa Swagerty, shows Vince Swagerty in Yellowstone National Park near Billings, Mont. The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over technology’s boundaries in an increasingly digital world. Park officials are in discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber optic line through neighboring Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone’s interior. That would dramatically improve connectivity in certain areas for mobile devices ranging from smartphones to tablets. (AP Photo/Vincent R. Swagerty)BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to technology.


Child injured in fall from window in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:16

Child injured in fall from window in West PhiladelphiaAuthorities say a 9-year-old child was hospitalized after falling from a second story window in West Philadelphia.


Pregnant woman dies after assault, suspect charges upgraded

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:05

Pregnant woman dies after assault, suspect charges upgradedNew Castle County police say a woman from Bear who was assaulted while she was pregnant has died of her injuries.


Obama, Christie campaign for Pa. gov. candidates

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:54

Obama, Christie campaign for Pa. gov. candidatesPresident Barack Obama and potential presidential candidate Chris Christie came to Pennsylvania to try to influence the state's campaign for governor.


Cancer survivor gets engaged to nurse who helped in treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:47

Cancer survivor gets engaged to nurse who helped in treatmentTwo years after she was diagnosed with brain cancer, a local woman became engaged Sunday to one of the nurses who helped with her treatment.


Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:46
CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness, and performing one blindfolded.

Winds Slowly Subside

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:38

Winds Slowly SubsideMeteorologist Melissa Magee says milder air move in for the start of the work week.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:29

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Windy weather brings damage throughout the area

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:27

Windy weather brings damage throughout the areaStrong winds on Sunday knocked down trees and caused damage throughout the area.


Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:09

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. A spokesman for a terminally ill Oregon woman says she has taken lethal medication prescribed by a doctor and died. Sean Crowley, spokesman from the group Compassion & Choices, said late Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, that Brittany Maynard was surrounded by family Saturday when she took the medication. She was weeks shy of her 30th birthday. (AP Photo/Maynard Family, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her young life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.


Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:00

Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walksDaredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness.


Argentina suspends Procter & Gamble operations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:43
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities have accused household products giant Procter & Gamble of tax fraud and suspended its operations in the country.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks between Chicago skyscrapers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:12

Daredevil Nik Wallenda poses for a photo on the rooftop of the Leo Burnett Building in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski and Agnieszka Zielinska CHICAGO (Reuters) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke two world records on Sunday with two high-wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers without a net or harness, doing the second walk blindfolded. To the cheers of a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands on streets below, Wallenda spoke cheerfully of the view as he walked the wire over the Chicago River. As he approached the end of the first walk he said, "God is in control." For the first walk on a steel wire, the 35-year-old Wallenda went more than two city blocks uphill, rising at a 19-degree angle, from the west tower of the Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett Building more than 50 stories above the Chicago River. This was the highest skyscraper walk in the history of the "Flying Wallenda" family of acrobats, and the first time Wallenda attempted a walk at such a steep angle.


AP Exclusive: Ferguson no-fly zone aimed at media

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:04

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, people stand near a cloud of tear gas in Ferguson, Mo. during protests for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer. The U.S. government agreed to a police request to shut down several miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, even though authorities said their purpose was to keep media helicopters away during protests in August, according to recordings of air traffic control conversations obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government agreed to a police request to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, for 12 days in August for safety, but audio recordings show that local authorities privately acknowledged the purpose was to keep away news helicopters during violent street protests.


Ex-Michael Jackson prosecutor Tom Sneddon dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:50

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2003, file photo, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon speak at news conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., regarding allegations of multiple counts of sexual molestation against singer Michael Jackson. Retired assistant district attorney Patrick McKinley says former Santa Barbara County district attorney Tom Sneddon died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was 73. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Sneddon, the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges, has died.


Obama swaps planes on trip after Air Force One flap problem

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:17
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his entourage were switching to a different plane for his return trip to Washington on Sunday because of a minor flap issue with the aircraft, dubbed Air Force One, that flew them earlier in the day, a spokesman said. "While in Philadelphia, we have transferred to a backup airplane due to a minor mechanical problem with one of the aircraft's flaps," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. "This switch to a backup C-32 will not affect our schedule." Any plane that carries the president maintains the name Air Force One. ...

Gates Foundation boosts aid to stamp out malaria

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:06

FILE - In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates speaks during an interview with Liz Claman on the Fox Business Network in Omaha, Neb. Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will raise his donations toward that goal by 30 percent, to more than $200 million per year. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic.


Obama makes final campaign push, hoping to avert electoral rout

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 09:03

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a campaign event for the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy while at Central High School in BridgeportBy Jeff Mason BRIDGEPORT Conn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a final push on Sunday to help struggling Democrats before this week's midterm elections, making campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania to try to avert a "shellacking" at the polls like the one in 2010. After a 2014 political season spent mostly behind the scenes at high-dollar fundraisers, Obama spent the past several days on the road, making appearances in states where his low popularity ratings are seen as less of an albatross to Democrats running for office than in other close races across the country. ...