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Ebola: How it spreads

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:29

 How it spreadsHere are some facts about how Ebola spreads.

23 people injured when Maine hayride flips

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:06

1 dead, 22 injured when Maine hayride flipsA trailer carrying people on a Halloween-themed hayride overturned on a steep dirt road in the Maine woods, injuring 23 people, several of them seriously, authorities said.

Obama hangs tough on migrant detention despite slowing influx

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:06

File photo of U.S. President Obama walking to the Oval Office after returning to the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The surge in child migration from Central America is receding but the United States is aggressively pushing ahead with plans to expand detentions, a little-publicized part of a broader campaign to deter illegal migrants. Under pressure from opposition Republicans to stem the unprecedented flow of children earlier this year, the Obama administration beginning in June pledged to speedily return them to their home countries and help better secure borders in Mexico and Central America. ...

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:48

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in seen in Dallas(Reuters) - A Texas health worker who provided care for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the deadly virus in a preliminary examination, a state health official said on Sunday. The health care worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital reported a low-grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement. "We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the health service. ...

3 injured in Fairfield Township crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:44

3 injured in Fairfield Township crashNew Jersey State Police are investigating a crash in Cumberland County that sent three people to the hospital.

Teen shot in Logan, man questioned

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:12

Teen shot in Logan, man questionedA man is being questioned in connection to the shooting of a teenager in the Logan section of Philadelphia.

Turning Milder!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:08

Turning Milder This Week!Meteorologist Chris Sowers says today's a brighter, milder day. Showers return tomorrow.

Giants-Eagles matchup sparks bitterness, animosity

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 18:51

Giants-Eagles matchup sparks bitterness, animosityAntrel Rolle says Philadelphia won a weak division last year.

2 young males struck by car in Milltown

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 18:42

Teen struck by car in MilltownTwo young men are hospitalized after being struck by a car in New Castle County.

Secretive U.S. robotic mini-shuttle to end 22-month mission on Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:49

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. military's X-37B experimental space plane lifts off from launch complex 41 in Cape Canaveral, FloridaCAPE CANAVERAL Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California on Tuesday, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said. The exact time and date will depend on weather and technical factors, the Air Force said in a statement released on Friday. The X-37B space plane, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, blasted off for its second mission aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Dec. 11, 2012. ...

Police shooting protests continue in St. Louis

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:44

Protesters arrive at the Ferguson Police Department Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, for a rally in remembrance of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. On Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot the unarmed Brown, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)ST. LOUIS (AP) — A weekend of peaceful daytime protests and nightly police standoffs is expected to continue Sunday as organizers prepare for a wave of resistance they anticipate will lead to widespread, intentional arrests the following day.

Train hits 3 people on California coast, 1 killed

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:20
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger train struck people taking photos on a trestle on the California coast and one person was killed and two others were injured.

Arrest in fire that devastated Northern California town: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:04
(Reuters) - Authorities on Saturday arrested a man for suspected arson in connection with a fire that destroyed much of a small California city in September, local media reported. Police in Weed, a town in Northern California with a population of about 3,000, arrested a 24-year-old on suspicion of felony arson, the Redding Record Searchlight newspaper reported, citing Police Sgt. Justin Mayberry. The paper quoted Mayberry as saying the suspect "was a person of interest from the first night". The suspect was in jail in lieu of $250,000 bail, it said. ...

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 13:57

A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, take part in training before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort CampbellBy Phil Stewart (Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. For these families, the virus is raising a different kind of anxiety than the one they have weathered during 13 years of ground war in Afghanistan and Iraq. They want to know how the military can keep soldiers safe from the epidemic, a new addition to the Army's long list of threats. ...

Navajo police officer shot in Arizona

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:35
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation says a tribal police officer has been shot in northern Arizona and a suspect is in custody.

Patchy Fog Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:30

Turning Milder!Meteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the weekend

Louisiana infant survives days trapped beneath father's dead body

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:28
(Reuters) - A 10-month-old Louisiana baby survived for three days trapped under the decomposing body of her dead father after he suffered cardiac arrest, authorities said on Saturday. The mother was in jail on misdemeanor charges at the time but was released on Saturday to care for the baby girl, Betty Jean Fields, and her five-year-old brother, who had alerted neighbors on Friday night. "The baby was dehydrated," Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said. "It was able to breath, expand its chest up and down ... We're very blessed that the baby didn't succumb. ...

Crimefighters: Who killed Carl Burgess?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:23

 Who killed Carl Burgess?More than a year after her son's murder in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood, a mother is hoping a hefty reward will help in the search for answers.

Dog stolen during North Philadelphia burglary reunited with owner

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:22

Dog stolen during North Philadelphia burglary reunited with ownerIn the summer, a 4-year-old Pomeranian was stolen during a home burglary in North Philadelphia. On Saturday the dog was reunited with her owner thanks to an Action News viewer.

2-alarm building fire in Westville, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:10

2-alarm building fire in Westville, New JerseyA two alarm fire broke out at an old factory building in Westville, New Jersey.