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

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 07:01

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, Glen Carter, a 33-year-old Army veteran, morns as the casket of his girlfriend Maria Fernandes is lowered into the ground during her funeral service in Linden, N.J. Fernandes died while napping in her car between one of her three jobs. Police said it appears Fernandes was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an overturned gasoline container. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.


Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:55

This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.


Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:39

Student Tyanna Davis and others place flowers 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) - Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself. The Friday incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the city of Marysville, north of Seattle, sent students fleeing from the building and sheltering under desks in the latest in a series of U.S. school shootings. ...


Airport agents detain woman with $70,000 in stomach

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:36

Airport agents detain woman with $70,000 in stomachOfficials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.


Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:14

Teen Gunman Terrorizes Wash. State High SchoolTULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.


17 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:14

20 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fireOfficials say more than one dozen residents were displaced after flames broke out at an apartment in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Man critical after parking lot assault in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 06:01

Man critical after parking lot assault in Newark, DelawareAuthorities say a 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was assaulted at a shopping center parking lot in Newark, Delaware.


Neighbors in custody following murder of Indiana boy, 13: police

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 05:14
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Gary, Indiana boy was shot multiple times and killed, and a man and woman from his neighborhood are in custody, police said on Saturday. Kobe Jones died of gun shot wounds in Gary on Friday evening, according to the Lake County Coroner's office. A 32-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Jones' neighborhood are in custody as "persons of interest" in the case, but no charges have been filed as of yet, said Gary Police Corporal Gabrielle King. ...

Suspect in 2 California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 05:01
(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's spokesman said. ...

Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:57
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

Downtown Phoenix hotel evacuated by fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:35
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix hotel is working to relocate hundreds of guests after a fire triggered an evacuation Saturday morning.

3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:26
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents.

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 04:15

In this April 2014 photo provided by the Yosemite Conservancy is a bear with a GPS tracking collar in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Keeping wild black bears in Yosemite National Park away from humans is a constant battle. For the last 16 years, park rangers have warned visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars within range of the bears’ ultra-keen noses. A bear management team is busy now fixing bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movement. Despite such efforts, the park rangers are losing the battle this year. (AP Photo/Yosemite Conservancy, Caitlin Lee-Roney)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.


Brothers' wives give birth just minutes apart in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 03:51

Brothers' wives give birth just minutes apart in New JerseyIt's a double bundle of joy for two families - two New Jersey brothers became first time dads exactly six minutes apart.


U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 03:35

Pedestrians cross the street as cars wait at an intersection in BostonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would look at what has occurred and what can be done better to ensure safety. ...


Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 02:23

This Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 photo shows Democratic Party volunteers call prospective voters to urge them to support Gov. Jerry Brown and other party candidates at a phone bank in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles. The midterm elections are about two weeks away, but California is one of more than 30 states in which some form of advance voting is shaping the way campaigns must be conducted. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.


Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 02:02

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn speaks before signing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois(Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak. The order, to be implemented by local health authorities, includes all medical personnel who treated patients with the often-deadly disease in those three countries. Previously such high-risk individuals were subject to voluntary isolation. ...


School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 01:22

School worker tried to stop Washington shootingA high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.


U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 01:05

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, a week after Holder made a similar announcement concerning seven other states. The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of cases that sought to overturn bans on same-sex marriages. ...


Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:51

CGIL union workers union march during a demonstration to protest Premier Matteo Renzi's labor reforms, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers.