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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.


Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:49

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist marks the coordinates of the Kilauea lava flow front with a GPS unit. A 13-mile finger of lava from Kilauea Volcano has started to again move quickly, and could hit a secondary road sometime Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Officials on Hawaii's Big Island won't start evacuating people until the lava flow is within three to five days of affecting Pahoa residents. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.


Man shot and killed in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 00:34

Man shot and killed in North PhiladelphiaOfficials say one man is dead and another is being questioned by police after a shooting in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


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.