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Could more have been done for Thomas Eric Duncan?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:10

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.DALLAS (AP) — When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask.


Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:58
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state's borders.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:53

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz, poses for a portrait in a campus classroom. Fall for many high school seniors means deciding where to apply for college and maybe a trip to a guidance counselor. Lukasiewicz, 18, remembers vividly the day Northwestern University began emailing acceptance letters. A chatroom devoted to Northwestern hopefuls on a site called “College Confidential” was buzzing. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in analyzing lots of data we put online mean today’s high school seniors have more tools than ever to help them find the right college, though it’s still an inexact science. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.


Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:36

FILE- In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Pam Champion, right, and Robert Champion, Sr., left, hold a photo of their son, Robert, a Florida A&M University drum major who died in a hazing incident, as they are photographed in their attorney's office following a press conference in Atlanta. The trial for four band members charged in the hazing death of Champion begins Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trial of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter was scheduled to start Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.


Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:29

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days. Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease. ...


Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:29

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days. Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease. ...


Suspect in police killings had multiple identities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:05

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)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and he had been deported to Mexico twice.


Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:03

A memorial grows Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria left two dead and four wounded. The shooter was among the dead. A first year teacher was being hailed as a hero for intervening in the shooting, possibly stopping the gunman. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.


Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:12

File-This Feb. 28, 2014, file photo shows Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., speaking during a news conference after a private U.N. Security Council meeting. Power is going to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. A statement released late Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, by the U.S. mission to the U.N. says Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.


States stand firm on Ebola quarantines despite White House pressure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:53

Members of a cleaning crew with "Bio Recovery Corporation" push a barrel to be loaded in a truck of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after cleaning the apartment where Dr. Craig Spencer lives inBy Joseph Ax and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The governors of New York and New Jersey on Sunday stuck to new plans to quarantine health workers returning from countries with Ebola epidemics, despite pressure from the White House, but said people could stay at home while in isolation. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a more conciliatory tone on Sunday about the new quarantine policy after the White House said that mandatory isolation could impede the Ebola fight, while an attorney for a nurse who has been quarantined since returning from West Africa said she planned to sue. ...


Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:53
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.

Washington state rampage baffles Native American community

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:47

Flowers are pictured outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria. The shooter and one girl, identified by a family friend as Zoe Galasso, were killed, while the other freshmen students were gravely wounded in the Friday morning shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...


Girl shot in Washington state school rampage dies; death toll now three: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a high school in Washington state that left another student dead along with the gunman has died from her injuries, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Sunday. Gia Soriano, 14, died on Sunday evening. She was among four wounded in a Friday morning shooting in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle, editing by Chris Michaud)

Poll: Neighbors key to coping with disasters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:21

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, Ariel Nadelberg pours hot soup in a cup at a parking lot that became a make shift place where those in need could get food and clothing in a Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests factors _ collectively termed “social resilience”_ have a big impact on how well prepared communities feel for disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and are seen as more valuable in a crisis than even government. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other.


How the AP-NORC Center survey was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:08
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey on resilience after Superstorm Sandy was conducted from July 14 through September 9 by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Cardinals beat Eagles 24-20

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:57

Cardinals beat Eagles 24-20The Arizona Cardinals grabbed a stunning 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup of two of the NFL's four remaining one-loss teams on Sunday.


Man shot 4 times in the head in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:54

Man shot 4 times in the head in West Oak LaneAuthorities say a man was found dead after he was shot multiple times in the head in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.


Seasonable Start Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:42

 Pleasant Today, Very Warm TuesdayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expects temperature highs and lows this week.


Police crackdown on illegal ATVs, dirt bikes in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:32

Police crackdown on illegal ATVs, dirt bikes in PhiladelphiaPolice are cracking down on illegal ATVs and dirt bikes on the streets of Philadelphia - it all stems from an incident last week when hundreds of riders went on a wild ride through the city.


New York screening protocols, scenarios for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and health officials detailed New York state screening protocols and scenarios Sunday for airline passengers who recently traveled to any of the three West African countries fighting an Ebola outbreak.