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Man who killed 2 girls, then fiancee, gets prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:04
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of fatally shooting two young girls, then killing his fiancee three years later, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

2-alarm fire burning in Voorhees, NJ

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 01:00

2-alarm fire burning in Voorhees, NJFirefighters in Camden County were battling a blaze in Voorhees Friday.

Terror supporter sentencing delayed in FBI sting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:58
MIAMI (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman.

New York Ebola patient is in stable condition, city official says

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:55
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is in stable condition, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, the health commissioner, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had also confirmed the diagnosis of Ebola for Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who had recently returned from Guinea in West Africa. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

NYC mayor says officials retracing steps of Ebola patient, urges calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:53
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday health officials are retracing all the steps taken by a doctor who is being treated for Ebola at a city hospital. De Blasio said New Yorkers should not worry and that they should not alter their daily routines. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

S&P upgrades Cyprus on commitment to bailout deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:36
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rating agency Standard & Poor's gave Cyprus a pat on the back with a one notch upgrade to its credit grade, to B+, citing its commitment to the terms of its bailout program and better-than-expected economic growth.

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:28

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New YorkBy Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was no sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the country's most populous city. ...

Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:24
MILAN (AP) — Italy's highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

Dallas nurse Nina Pham now free of Ebola, will be released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:11

Dallas nurse Nina Pham now free of Ebola, will be released from hospitalThe first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.

UK rejects 'appalling' EU demand for more money

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:01

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a media conference after an EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Britain prime minister, David Cameron, is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Friday he would not pay a European Union bill for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:46
(Reuters) - Nine cases of Ebola have been seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. The latest case is a doctor in New York City who was diagnosed on Oct. 23 within a week of returning from treating people in Guinea, one of the three worst-hit West African countries. The following are details of cases of the hemorrhagic fever seen in the United States: NEW YORK DOCTOR Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned to the United States on Oct. ...

Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:30

Firefighters respond to a mid-air collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Frederick, Md. A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane.

Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:28

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Governor nominee Kathy Hochul participate in a "Women for Cuomo" campaign event in New York, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Cuomo faces Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in the Nov. 4 general election. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:18

This Oct. 21, 2014 photo shows political campaign signs near a state highway in Westerville, Ohio. Signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and public rights of way. Enter the Columbus Sign Ninjas, a group that sprang up to take down campaign clutter from public spaces. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:02

Handout of still image from video of Texas nurse Nina Pham in her isolation room at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in DallasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, since Oct. 16. The NIH scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss Pham's discharge. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Jim Loney)

China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:57
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus. This was the fourth round of Chinese aid against Ebola, the highly infectious hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 4,800 people since its worst epidemic on record began earlier this year. ...

Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:54

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb. The incident sparked racial unrest and numerous protests, including some that turned violent. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:46
By Sharon Bernstein (Note: Please be advised that the second paragraph contains language that may be offensive to some readers.) (Reuters) - When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? While many Americans have reached out to help, African communities in the United States are reporting an increasing number of incidents of ostracism.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:42

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny says clinical trials planned or under way in Europe, Africa and the U.S. are being accompanied by a push among governments for immediate “real-world use” of an approved Ebola vaccine. She told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that, if the vaccines are deemed safe, tens of thousands of doses would be used in a West African trial in January. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:32

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infectedOfficials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.