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Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:32
A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:18

 the emergency room. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.


Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:09

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo released by Tsinghua University, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly-appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, China. China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at the prestigious Beijing university. (AP Photo/Tsinghua University)BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.


Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:50

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, residents in their home watch a live presidential debate on TV between candidates Aecio Neves, left, and Brazil's current President Dilma Rousseff in the Dona Marta slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of a presidential election run-off on Sunday, Oct. 26. The tightest and most unpredictable presidential election since Brazil’s return to democracy three decades ago is now in the hands of lower middle class voters who remain torn about which candidate they’ll back just days before the ballot. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.


Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:38

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala YousafzaiJim Gardner sits down one-on-one with Malala Yousafzai, a young activist advocating for the rights of girls to go to school in her native Pakistan and around the world.


US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:14

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recoveryAn American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted ...


New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:12
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard.

Exclusive: California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:07

A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey ShaleBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom. While tough permitting rules and growing resistance by environmentalists have slowed efforts to build new rail terminals within California itself, a little-known barge port in Oregon has been steadily ramping up shipments to the state, a flow expected to accelerate next year. ...


1 dead, 4 injured in crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:00

Police identify driver, person killed in Pa. Turnpike crashThe victims, all said to be young adults, were traveling in a passenger vehicle that collided with a tractor trailer.


Driver hurt in utility pole crash in Wynnewood

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:44

Driver hurt in utility pole crash in WynnewoodA driver lost control and hit a utility police early Thursday in Wynnewood, Montgomery County.


Swedish government ups taxes, spending

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:27
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's left-leaning government has proposed raising taxes and welfare benefits and boosting military spending in its first budget bill since taking office after last month's election.

1 dead, 4 injured in crash on WB Pennsylvania Turnpike

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:26

1 dead, 4 injured in crash on Pennsylvania TurnpikeThe victims, all said to be young adults, were traveling in a passenger vehicle that collided with a tractor trailer.


AccuWeather: Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp Today

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:19

 Lots of Clouds, Windy and Damp TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.


Reporter quits Chicago newspaper, says governor candidate influenced paper

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:15

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner celebrates after winning the nomination in the Illinois Primary in ChicagoBy Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A veteran Illinois political reporter quit his job at the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday and accused the newspaper of bowing to pressure from Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner by removing him from the campaign beat. Dave McKinney, a 19-year veteran of the paper who covered the state capital, said in his resignation letter that the paper reassigned him after the Rauner campaign accused him of a conflict of interest, which he denies. ...


Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:04

Elections worker Claudette Holloway points voters to the polls on the first day of early, in-person voting Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.


Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial ride

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:58

Police respond to concerns over dirt bike memorial rideIt was supposed to be a vigil in memory of a slain biker Tuesday afternoon, but it quickly turned into a dangerous ride of 100 men on ATVs.


AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:38

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:42

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:42

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Hyundai Motor's 3Q profit falls 28 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:37
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday its profit sank nearly 30 percent for the July-September quarter, hurt by a stronger South Korean currency and weak sales growth in its home market.