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1930s alums leave $1M gift to NY high school

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:21
PHOENIX, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York high school has received a million-dollar donation from a couple who were sweethearts there in the 1930s.

From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:01
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Fumes poured from the Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.

2 painters killed in Ohio water tower accident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:23
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower.

Man struck with baseball bat and shot in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 23:05

Man struck with baseball bat and shot in Queen VillagePolice say a man was beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section early Saturday morning.


Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:28
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

AccuWeather: A Beautiful Fall Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:06

 A Beautiful Fall WeekendMeteorologist Chris Sowers says expect a mild weekend with plenty of sunshine.


Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 21:24

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of EbolaNew Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.


Police: Man in wheelchair steals donation money in South Philly Wawa

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 20:18

 Man in wheelchair steals donation money in South Philly WawaPolice say a man who entered a Wawa store in a wheelchair, stole money from a donation jar in South Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:50
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:42

President Barack Obama meets with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.


Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads: WHO

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:39
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. ...

Shooting victim found in backyard of Burlington City, N.J. residence

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:14

Shooting victim found in backyard of Burlington City, N.J. residencePolice say a man was found shot and wounded in the backyard of a Burlington City, New Jersey residence late Friday night.


Police: Man in wheelchair steals donation jar in South Philly Wawa

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 18:51

 Man in wheelchair steals donation money in South Philly WawaPolice are searching for a man who entered a Wawa store in a wheelchair and stole a donation jar in South Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:43

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site after a coal mine collapsed in Tiechanggou township, China's Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhao Ge) NO SALESBEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.


Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 16:00

A man pushes a rack near the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives while a cleaning crew from "Bio Recovery Corporation" works inside the apartment in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. She was the first to be quarantined under a policy imposed on Friday by the states of New York and New Jersey requiring all health workers coming from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the 21-day incubation period of the virus. ...


Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:53

This 1972 photo provided by Quynh Thai shows former Vietnamese photographer Le Minh Thai during the battle of An Loc in Vietnam during the war in Vietnam. Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam war for U.S. media outlets, died on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 93. The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam’s ancient port city of Hoi An, Minh went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated Press and later for Time-Life magazine, covering his country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Quynh Thai)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:14

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives on the second day of an EU summit in Brussels, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. EU leaders gather for a two-day summit in which they discuss Ebola, climate change and the economy. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis.


Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:01

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.


Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:40

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.