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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 52 min ago
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus.

3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 53 min ago
VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

Yahoo! National News - 13 hours 55 min ago

Malaysian lawyer Arunan Selvaraj, center, speaks to journalists outside a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed by the family of a passenger of the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.


How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 10 sec ago
The Associated Press-GfK poll on issues in the midterm elections was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 1 min ago

In this Oct. 27, 2014, photo, people react to a mock execution in the Gates of Hell haunted house in Las Vegas. The haunted house is billed as an "R-rated haunted attraction" and according to JT Mollner, a managing partner of Freakling Bros that runs the attraction, about one in five groups are so terrified they exit the house early. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 20 min ago
"We're not trying to push any limits here. We're members of this community, too, and we want to make people comfortable." — Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine order by the state of Maine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus.

Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

Yahoo! National News - 14 hours 28 min ago
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 30 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 32 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 36 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.

Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides

Yahoo! National News - 15 hours 47 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

Police search Boeing plant; no armed man found

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 16 min ago
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, say they have searched a portion of a Boeing aircraft plant after two employees reported seeing what appeared to be an armed man, but officers found nothing to substantiate the reports.

Judge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit

Yahoo! National News - 16 hours 16 min ago
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:53

James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed. Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or limit the opinions and testimony of the psychiatrist who conducted the testing. The disclosure was made in a ruling by the judge that suppressed the full contents of the pleading. ...


Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:39

Law enforcement officials confer outside the courthouse in Nashville, N.C., where two men were shot Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt is on for two suspects in the shooting of two men outside the Nash County Courthouse Tuesday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.


Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:06

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week.


VIDEO: Timeline of Eric Frein manhunt

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

 Timeline of Eric Frein manhuntAfter a nearly seven week manhunt, accused cop killer Eric Frein was captured by federal marshals in an abandoned airport hangar in Tannersville, Pa.


Police: Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein capturedPennsylvania State Police confirm they have captured Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a trooper last month.


Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00
Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.

Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:48

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.