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Obama to make statement about Ebola at White House at 2:55 p.m. ET

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a statement about the Ebola outbreak response on the South Lawn of the White House at 2:55 p.m. ET (1855 GMT) on Tuesday, the White House said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29

Robel PhilliposBOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.


Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:24
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia investment adviser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for committing fraud that fueled a bank's collapse, cost investors millions of dollars and turned the accused banker into a fugitive who was ultimately — and mistakenly — declared dead.

Mystery Deepens as Officials Comb Video for Broncos Fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17
Police are still combing through hours of surveillance footage from Thursday's Broncos game after a 53-year-old father went missing during halftime.

Heiress leaves $40 million to Va. boarding school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17

 a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon. Ruth Bedford of Westport, Connecticut, died in June at age 99. She volunteered with the Red Cross in England during World War II, worked as a stage manager on Broadway, and was known to enjoy a glass of Scotch. (AP Photo/Foxcroft School)MIDDLEBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials at a small boarding school in northern Virginia hunt country were stunned to receive the largest-ever gift to a secondary girls' school: a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon.


Dallas nurse becomes fourth Ebola patient discharged from Emory hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:56

Recovered Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Remarks After Release From Hospital(Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after being found free of the virus and thanked God and her family for helping her recover. "I sincerely believe that with God all things are possible," said nurse Amber Vinson, who looked vibrant at a news conference with the health workers who treated her. Vinson is the fourth patient successfully treated for Ebola at Emory's hospital. ...


Woman's marriage to half-uncle legal, N.Y. top court rules

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:01
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y.(Reuters) - Nearly a century after the same court annulled a marriage between an uncle and his half-niece, New York's top court said on Tuesday that a woman's union with her half-uncle was lawful. U.S. immigration officials in 2007 said Vietnamese citizen Huyen Nguyen's marriage in 2000 to her mother's half-brother, U.S. citizen Vu Truong, was void and sought to deport her. A federal appeals court asked the New York Court of Appeals to decide whether such marriages were lawful. Nguyen was aged 19 and Truong was 24 when they got married. The U.S. ...

Dozens hurt when Amtrak train collides with truck in Indiana

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:51
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semi-tractor trailer at a crossing in northern Indiana on Tuesday morning, officials said. The train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56 passengers and three crew members when it stuck the truck north of Lafayette, Indiana, said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari. Of the 24 injured, 16 were treated on the scene and released and eight were taken to IU White Memorial Hospital in Monticello, said Monticello Fire Department Assistant Chief Robert W. Hickman. ...

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:50

This July 2014 photo provided by Samuel Avery shows a 2014 Chevy Volt plug in Hart County, Ky. Avery, who is a professional solar installer, built both the garage and panel installation. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. (AP Photo/Samuel Avery)DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.


Penn St. board votes down new look at 2012 report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:38

File-This July 12, 2012, file photo shows former FBI director Louis Freeh speaking about the Freeh Report during a news conference in Philadelphia. Penn State’s trustees are getting together to discuss a 2-year-old report by former FBI director Louis Freeh’s team that concluded Joe Paterno and top administrators concealed key facts about Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children to avoid bad publicity. The topic for the Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, meeting in State College, Pa., is a push by alumni members to re-examine the report, which many alumni feel used flimsy evidence and unfairly blamed the school’s football culture for Sandusky’s criminal acts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's trustees aren't going to take a fresh look at the 2012 report the university commissioned into how the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal was handled.


Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:29

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos gameRelatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.


Georgia investment adviser who lost millions of clients' money sentenced to 30 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:27
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Georgia investment adviser who lost millions of clients' money sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:26

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South PhiladelphiaMore than a dozen dogs, including at least 8 puppies, have been removed from a home after police raided a suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia.


Ebola nurse who was in NJ now quarantined in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:22

Ebola nurse who was in NJ now quarantined in MaineA nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey.


Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:21

Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospitalA Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.


New York boy cleared of Ebola had respiratory infection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:20
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York boy who tested negative for Ebola had a fever from a respiratory infection, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation said on Tuesday. The 5-year-old boy has been fully cleared of Ebola and will be removed from isolation but will remain at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, HHC said. (Reporting by Laila Kearney)

Fence jumper calm day after courtroom outburst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his outburst in a federal courtroom, a man accused of scaling the White House fence stood calmly before a judge on Tuesday as a hearing on previous charges was postponed.

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:13

Rescue workers use pipes to pump water out of the mine after underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in the town of Ermenek, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. At least 18 workers were trapped inside, officials and reports said _ an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety standards. In May, a fire inside a coal mine in the western town of Soma killed 301 miners in Turkey’s worst mining disaster. The fire exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections in many of the country's mines.(AP Photo/IHA) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.


Human remains found as Riverton, New Jersey couple digs for pool

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:32

Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New JerseyThe Burlington County Prosecutor's Office is investigating after human remains were found on a property in Riverton, New Jersey.


Companies continue battle for Marvel superheroes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:13
DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk will loom large in a federal appeals court as a Colorado company battles with Disney for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters in a longtime dispute.