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Kidnapping charges dismissed for West Philadelphia business owners

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:54

Kidnapping charges dismissed for West Philadelphia business ownersTwo West Philadelphia business owners say their reputations were destroyed and their efforts to help their home country of Liberia delayed because of a wrongful prosecution by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.


Schools reopen Wednesday amid Eric Frein search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:53

Schools reopen Wednesday amid Eric Frein searchPolice swarmed the area around a clothing bin late Tuesday morning after another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the man who allegedly gunned down a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.


Elusive bobcat escapes again from New Jersey home

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:52

Elusive bobcat escapes again from New Jersey homeA pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose.


U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:43

Prescreening is done on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport in ChicagoBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States. ...


Coach of Sayreville football team suspended

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:37

Coach of Sayreville football team suspendedThe coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended.


U.S. authorities arrest head of Mexican drug gang Gulf Cartel

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:36
(Reuters) - The head of the notorious Mexican cocaine-trafficking gang, the Gulf Cartel, was taken into custody in southern Texas, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Mexican national, Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, was arrested on Oct. 9 while shopping in Edinburg, Texas just north of the Mexican-U.S. border, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas said in a joint statement with federal authorities. Law enforcement officials said he led the cartel as it shipped thousands of kilograms of cocaine and marijuana into eastern Texas, which were then distributed across the country. ...

Pedestrian struck and killed in Pennsauken

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:36

Pedestrian struck and killed in PennsaukenCamden County authorities are investigating a fatal accident in Pennsauken.


SUV crashes into Center City building, driver injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:34

SUV crashes into Center City building, driver injuredA driver is injured after crashing into a building in Center City.


Vigil for slain biker leads to dangerous ride through Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:33

Vigil for slain biker leads to dangerous ride through PhiladelphiaIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker, but on Tuesday afternoon, it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men.


APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:28
BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:28
BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57

 A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.


Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:57

 A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case.


New Jersey school board suspends five coaches in hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:55
By Sascha Brodsky SAYREVILLE N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey school officials voted on Tuesday to suspend five high school coaches in a locker-room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges against teen football players. Head coach George Najjar and four coaching assistants at Sayreville War Memorial High School were officially suspended by the Sayreville Board of Education during a raucous meeting in which dozens of parents, students and alumni voiced their strong support for the coaching staff. ...

New Jersey school board suspends five coaches in hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:55
By Sascha Brodsky SAYREVILLE N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey school officials voted on Tuesday to suspend five high school coaches in a locker-room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges against teen football players. Head coach George Najjar and four coaching assistants at Sayreville War Memorial High School were officially suspended by the Sayreville Board of Education during a raucous meeting in which dozens of parents, students and alumni voiced their strong support for the coaching staff. ...

Schools reopen Wednesday amid Eric Frein search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:43

Schools reopen Wednesday amid Eric Frein searchPolice swarmed the area around a clothing bin late Tuesday morning after another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the man who allegedly gunned down a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.


U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:37

Prescreening is done on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport in ChicagoBy Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States. ...


Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

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

Malala Yousafzai holds up her Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday.


Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:16
PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing was suspended Tuesday night at a tension-filled school board meeting that featured angry accusations by some supporters.

Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:13
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/ index.html) Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more than 50 people, is Ebola. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. April 1: Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) warns the epidemic's spread is "unprecedented. ...