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Union President: Strike not imminent, can't promise beyond this week

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:41

 Strike not imminent, can't promise beyond this weekWhile SEPTA workers voted Sunday for the union to authorize a strike, officials say that one doesn't appear to be imminent.

Abuse suit trial begins for ex-university official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:39
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A federal civil trial pitting a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania against three men who say he sexually harassed and assaulted them while they were students opened Monday with one of the accusers saying he was too distraught to testify.

NYC boy being observed for possible Ebola symptoms: reports

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:35

The lobby of Bellevue HospitalWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy who arrived from Guinea was being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for possible Ebola symptoms, media reports said on Monday. The boy, who arrived in the United States on Saturday, had a 103 degree Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) fever, ABC News reported. He has not been tested for the virus and was not under quarantine, ABC said, citing officials with New York City's health department. The New York Post said the boy had been vomiting and was transported from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers. ...

Suspect in Va. student's kidnapping due in court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:34
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the abduction of an 18-year-old University of Virginia student will be making an initial court appearance Friday in an unrelated rape case.

Without apology, New Jersey releases nurse quarantined on Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:30
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - With no apology, New Jersey released on Monday a nurse ordered into involuntary quarantine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and drove her home to Maine to complete her 21-day isolation. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered no apologies and said he sees no reason to talk to Kaci Hickox, who has sharply criticized her treatment by state officials. Hickox was the first person put into quarantine on Friday under state policies that exceeded precautions adopted by the U.S. government. ...

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:26

In this Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by attorney Steven Hyman, quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox meets with the prominent New York civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, seated, at the isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., where Hickox was confined after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport following her work in West Africa caring for Ebola patients. Hickox, the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state, was released Monday but has complained about her treatment. Following her release Siegal said "We are pleased that the state of New Jersey has decided to release Kaci. They had no justification to confine her," and added that she has not ruled out legal action. (AP Photo/Steven Hyman) MANDATORY CREDITWhile the federal government is trying to enforce a strategy for properly handling Ebola, some state governors and Army officials are planning the kinds of quarantines the White House has opposed and that scientists call an ill-conceived overreaction.

Mexican claiming sanctuary in church seeks amnesty

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:20

Arturo Hernandez Garcia flips through his bible before an interview at the First Unitarian Church of Denver in Denver, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Hernandez, who is living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation, says he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain his freedom. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who has been living in a Denver church basement to avoid deportation said Monday that he is prepared to stay as long as it takes to gain the freedom to live in the U.S.

New York City hospital says boy tests negative for Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:15
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 5-year-boy who recently visited West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus on Monday, said the New York City Health Department and the city hospital where he underwent screening. The child, who had a low-grade fever, will remain in isolation at Bellevue Hospital to undergo further tests to ensure he is cleared of the disease, the hospital and health department said in a joint statement. Local media said the child lived in New York City's Bronx borough. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:06

Thief caught on camera stealing Halloween decorations in South Phila.A thief was caught red-handed swiping Halloween decorations in South Philadelphia. Now the victims want your help finding the bandit responsible for this cruel crime just days ahead of Halloween.

5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02
A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.

Sacramento shooter's motives, background a mystery, authorities say

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:02

Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant Palmer covers his face while gathered with fellow officers near a Motel 6 parking lot where Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in SacramentoBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A man accused of killing two sheriff's deputies in a bloody shooting spree through two northern California counties is a figure of some mystery, with several aliases and a history of deportation and drug crime, authorities said on Monday. Booked into the Sacramento County jail as Marcelo Marquez, 34, the man believed to have shot and killed deputies Danny Oliver and Michael David Davis, Jr., is also known to federal authorities as Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, a Mexican national, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ...

Pennsylvania justice in porn email scandal retires

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:01

In this undated photo released in 2007 by the McCaffery campaign office, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Seamus McCaffery is shown. McCaffery stepped down Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office. A judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result. McCaffery also agreed not to seek senior judge status nor seek elective judicial office again. (AP Photo/McCaffery campaign office, File) NO SALESHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal stepped down Monday after nearly seven years on the state's highest court, and a judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result.

Lawmaker: New York jail heath care needs oversight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:57
NEW YORK (AP) — A city councilman on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and other city jails, where documents obtained by The Associated Press raised troubling questions about quality and timeliness of care in more than a dozen inmate deaths since 2009.

Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:50

A sign bearing the Oct. 24, 2014 date of a shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School is shown Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 as part of a growing memorial on a fence around the school in Marysville, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.

Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:48

Nurse quarantined in NJ for Ebola concerns being releasedNew Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.

Washington state high school gunman invited victims to cafeteria: sheriff's office

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:46

Two girls hug at Shoultes Gospel Hall church where families are reuniting after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, WashingtonSEATTLE (Reuters) - The gunman in a Washington state high school shooting rampage had arranged for the victims to meet at the cafeteria at lunch, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said on Monday. "A witness confirms that the five victims were seated at the table when the shooter opened fire, striking the victims before turning the gun on himself," the sheriff's department said in a statement. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

One in six female MIT students a victim of sexual assault -survey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:41
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - One in six female undergraduates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who responded to a survey has been sexually assaulted, but fewer than 5 percent reported a sex crime, MIT said. Five percent of female undergraduates said they had been raped and one in five knew a perpetrator of unwanted sexual behavior, according to the MIT poll, which had a response rate of 35 percent from undergraduate and graduate students. "Sexual assault violates our core MIT values. ...

Woman sentenced to 25 years in kidnapping of Wisconsin baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:34
(Reuters) - A woman who faked a pregnancy, kidnapped her infant nephew from his Wisconsin home, and left him alone in frigid temperatures last winter was sentenced on Monday to 25 years in federal prison, according to court records. Kristen Smith, 31, of Aurora, Colorado, had been found guilty last July of kidnapping by a federal jury in Wisconsin. She left the infant, Kayden Powell, who was less than a week old, wrapped in blankets in a tote bag 200 miles (320 km) away from his home in Beloit last February. He was found alive and well a day later behind a gas station in Iowa. ...

OSHA issues 2 citations after Reno museum fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:31
A science museum was issued two citations after a tornado demonstration led to a flash fire that injured 13 people, a Nevada state official said Monday.

10 Cuban migrants found near Miami, 3 missing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 05:22

Chief of Miami-Dade Air Resue Antonio Hernandez, right, talks to reporters during a news conference as U.S. Coast Guard commander Respond Sector Chief Richard Hartley, left, looks on, in Miami, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. In total, ten Cuban migrants have been found and three more remain unaccounted for in the waters off Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — A raft carrying Cuban migrants broke apart a few miles from Miami, leaving survivors clinging to debris for hours in the night. Ten were rescued or managed to swim to shore while three remained missing Monday afternoon.