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Bullet locks down schools, but no gun found

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:01

Bullet locks down schools, but no gun foundAuthorities did not find a weapon and no students were hurt after two southern New Jersey schools were locked down when a bullet was found.


Verizon Wireless outage hits parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 06:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless customers in New York City experienced a wireless service outage on Friday that affected at least three boroughs, according to website downdetector.com and social media comments. Verizon, the largest cellular service provider in the United States, received over 700 reports of outages in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan, according to the website, which monitors disruptions. Verizon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Customers were unable to make calls or send text messages, according to online comments. ...

Ex-girlfriend's accusations gets man fired, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:56

Ex-girlfriend's accusations get man fired, arrestedOne Florida woman went to extreme lengths to ruin her ex.


Ex-girlfriend's cyber-stalking gets man fired, arrested

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:52

Ex-girlfriend's accusations get man fired, arrestedOne Florida woman went to extreme lengths to ruin her ex.


New Jersey revives sports betting after court struck it down

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:39

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in Wayne(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday revived the state's attempt to allow sports betting, signing legislation that seeks an end run around court decisions blocking legalized wagering on sporting events. The bill, passed this week by lawmakers, partially repeals a ban on sports wagering in the state. "I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation," Christie said in a statement. ...


2 women questioned, baseball bat found in school bus road rage investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:33

2 women questioned, baseball bat found in school bus road rage investigationPolice say they are questioning 2 persons of interest in the road rage incident involving a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia.


2 women questioned, baseball bat found in school bus road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:31

2 women questioned, baseball bat found in school bus road rage investigationPolice say they are questioning 2 persons of interest in the road rage incident involving a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia.


Sept. 11 compensation fund pays out $551 million

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:31
NEW YORK (AP) — An official at the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund say it has paid out $551 million over the last year.

US commission hears experts on 'stand your ground'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:29
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — "Stand your ground" statutes benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts said Friday to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission as it evaluates racial disparities in the laws.

Texas hospital aims to restore image after Ebola infections

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:27
By Anna Driver DALLAS (Reuters) - The Texas hospital accused of mishandling care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States is hitting back at critics with an aggressive public relations campaign aimed at rehabilitating its battered image. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where a Liberian man was treated for Ebola and later died and where two nurses have been infected with the virus, has weathered intense criticism from the public, healthcare workers and politicians over what have been characterized as lax safety protocols. ...

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:27
By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. ...

White House says it expects Ebola 'czar' to be in job for five to six months

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ebola "czar" named by President Barack Obama on Friday to coordinate the U.S. response to the disease is expected to hold the position for five or six months, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "The expectation is that this is not a permanent commitment, that we are looking at something on the order of five or six months," Earnest said of the appointment of Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, as Ebola response coordinator. (Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Will Dunham)

White House says travel ban for Ebola not being considered now

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:27

A Frontier Airlines employee wears rubber gloves as she directs passengers where to go at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Cleveland. Ohio health officials aren't sure how many people came into contact with a Texas nurse as she visited family in the Akron area days before being diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. The Ohio Department of Health says she visited family from Oct. 8-13 and flew Monday from Cleveland to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is willing to "keep an open mind" about imposing a travel ban as part of U.S. efforts to fight Ebola, but it is not a measure currently being considered, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. "At this point if our core priority is protecting the American public, then we're not going to put in place a travel ban," Earnest said, because it would give people seeking to travel to the United States "an incentive to be not candid, or honest even, about their travel history." (Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Doina Chiacu)


Passenger from evacuated Madrid plane tests negative for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:27
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain said on Friday all four suspected Ebola cases hospitalised on Thursday, including a Nigerian passenger taken from an evacuated plane by police-escorted ambulance, have tested negative for the deadly disease. The three other people were a priest who had recently been in Liberia, a man recently in Sierra Leone who tested positive for malaria and a person who traveled in the same ambulance as Teresa Romero, Spain's only known Ebola sufferer. ...

Charges possible in a Minnesota priest abuse case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:26

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi poses for a photo in his office before meeting with the media, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn. Choi announced that he won't file criminal charges in seven cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving eight Catholic priests. Choi said police are investigating three other cases, one of which is likely to lead to prosecution. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday that charges may be brought in at least one case of alleged sexual misconduct by a Catholic priest, and that a case involving allegations that Archbishop John Nienstedt improperly touched a boy remains open despite an earlier decision not to charge him.


Convict must change where he gets wife from work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:20
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been told to change where he picks his wife up from work at a nuclear power plant after he pleaded guilty to unwanted sexual contact of another employee.

Police track down SUV involved in school bus road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:16

2 women questioned, baseball bat found in school bus road rage investigationThere are new leads in the road rage incident involving a school bus in Northeast Philadelphia.


Cross-dressing Washington state teen boys barred from high school event

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:16
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two male students have been barred from a Washington state high school's spirit event for dressing like women, sparking a cross-dressing protest that has seen more than a dozen students show up for class posing as the opposite sex, officials and local media said on Friday. The high school sophomores, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger, dressed as Miss America and pop star Nikki Minaj when they attended a Spirit Week event on Wednesday at White Pass High School in Randle, about 110 miles south of Seattle, the school said. ...

Sikh massacre in India is issue in California race

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:13

CORRECTS TO TARA SINGH KANG FROM TARA SING KANG - Harmeet Dhillon, left, speaks with Tara Singh Kang, and his wife Rachhpal during a precinct walk to gather support in the Sikh community for Congressional candidate Doug Ose in Elk Grove, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Sikh political activists in California are campaigning against freshman Democratic Rep. Ami Bera for what they call his refusal to acknowledge the Indian government's complicity in the massacre of thousands of Sikhs in 1984. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country.


67-foot vessel sinks off Washington; 2 rescued

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:13

The Lady A, a 67-foot recreational vessel, sinks with about 700 gallons of diesel on board in 180 feet of water north of Dungeness Spit, Sequim, Wash., following the rescue of two people aboard by a small boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Angeles, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The two people were taken to the station with no reported injuries. There is no report of a spill. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles)SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 67-foot recreational vessel with 700 gallons of diesel onboard has sunk off the coast of Washington state after a man and woman were rescued.