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Nurse Blasts Ebola Quarantine; Feds Push Back on State Rules

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:15
A nurse who returned from West Africa where she was treating Ebola victims said today she's being treated like a "criminal," quarantined in a New Jersey hospital for 21 days despite showing no symptoms of the virus.

Eight firefighters injured in Los Angeles storage 'death trap'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:14
(Reuters) - Eight firefighters were injured battling a massive fire at a Los Angeles storage facility filled with combustibles like furniture, artwork, and vinyl records but with no sprinkler system, city and fire officials said on Sunday. More than 300 firefighters battled overnight to extinguish the blaze that erupted late on Saturday evening at a two-story Extra Space Storage in the beachside neighborhood Venice, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. ...

Hawaii volcano lava prompts evacuation concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:05

This Oct. 25, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a small shed being consumed by lava in a pasture between the Pahoa cemetery and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dozens of residents in this rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)Dozens of residents in a rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava from an erupting volcano continued to advance.


Jewish Reconstructionist Movement gets 1st female president

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:46

Jewish Reconstructionist Movement gets 1st female presidentA Philadelphia woman made history in the Jewish religion on Sunday.


Suspect in police killings avoided scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:39

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 had a lot to hide. He was living in the United States illegally, had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and twice deported to Mexico.


Eight firefighters injured in 'death trap' blaze at Los Angeles storage facility

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:35
(Reuters) - Eight firefighters were injured battling a massive fire at a Los Angeles storage facility filled with combustibles like furniture, artwork, and vinyl records but with no sprinkler system, city and fire officials said on Sunday. More than 300 firefighters battled overnight to extinguish the blaze that erupted late on Saturday evening at a two-story Extra Space Storage, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. ...

White House questions new Ebola rules, nurse plans to sue

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:17

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 Douwe Miedema NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease, while the first health worker isolated under the rules plans to sue. Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed in 21-day quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after returning from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, will contest her quarantine in court, her attorney said on Sunday, arguing the order violates her constitutional rights. ...


Young victim of EV-D68 brings NJ community together

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:08

Young victim of EV-D68 brings NJ community together4-year-old Eli Waller broke hearts across his community in Hamilton Township, New Jersey when he died from Enterovirus D68 and on Sunday, that same community came out to support a foundation in his honor.


Eric Frein Searchers Testing Blood Found on Family's Farm

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:03
Authorities searching for alleged Pennsylvania trooper killer Eric Frein have descended upon a spot where a woman found blood in her back yard.

NYC Ebola Patient 'Looks Better' After Plasma Treatment

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 07:03
A New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola when he returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in Guinea "looks better today than yesterday," but is in serious but stable condition, health officials said.

SEPTA union votes to authorize potential strike

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 06:26

SEPTA union votes to authorize potential strikeWhile SEPTA workers voted Sunday for the union to authorize a strike, officials say that one doesn't appear to be imminent.


Man claims sanctuary in Denver church basement

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:54
DENVER (AP) — A Mexican man who is living in a Denver church basement has claimed sanctuary to avoid deportation.

White House says has concerns about New York, New Jersey Ebola quarantine orders

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:15

Governors of New Jersey Chris Christie (R) and of New York Andrew Cuomo speak during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has voiced concern to the governors of New York and New Jersey about the potential impact of quarantine orders imposed on medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients, a senior administration official said on Sunday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the decisions on Friday after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back to New York infected. Illinois and Florida said they were also imposing similar steps. ...


Nurse quarantined for Ebola monitoring will sue: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:13
(Reuters) - A nurse held in quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging her confinement as a violation of her civil rights, her lawyer told Reuters on Sunday. Norman Siegel, a well-known civil rights lawyer, said that Kaci Hickox's confinement after she returned from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she remains asymptomatic and has not tested positive for Ebola."We're not going to dispute that the government has, under certain circumstances, the right to issue a quarantine," he said. ...

Washington state rampage baffles Native American community

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:06

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. ...


Jeb Bush 'More Than Likely' to Consider 2016 Run, Son Says

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 05:04
Will another member of the Bush family dynasty make a run for the White House?

Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:59

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Douglas Smith, as Pete, Olivia Cooke, as Laine, and Ana Coto, as Sarah, in "Ouija." The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Matt Kennedy)NEW YORK (AP) — The spirits moved "Ouija" to No. 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:33

Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by his son and other family members upon his arrival, early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. (AP Photo/David Kohl)LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub attended services Sunday in his home church in southwest Ohio.


Florida to monitor health of travelers from Ebola-hit countries

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:04

Scott talks with reporters after visiting a campaign office in Tampa(Reuters) - Florida will require 21-day health monitoring of people returning to the state from Ebola-affected countries in Africa, Governor Rick Scott said, even though the state has no airports authorized to receive travelers from the three nations. Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four known individuals fall into that category in Florida, Scott said in a news release. ...


13 Europe banks flunk test, must find 10B euros

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:00

Chair of the ECB Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), Daniele Nouy, speaks during a news conference to announce the results of a stress test that simulated how the finances of banks would fare in an economic downturn in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises.