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New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:07

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment, as he and registered nurse Fred Serafin, right, demonstrate proper protective procedures to doctors and nurses during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient.

Man charged with killing Saudi college student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:06

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, a student from Saudi Arabia. Alkadi sold his car, abandoned his university classes and disappeared in the deserts of Riverside County. A body found alongside Interstate 10 east of Cook Street in Palm Desert, Calif., was identified Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, as that of the Saudi-born California State Uiversity, Northridge student who was reported missing last month from his home in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. His body was found Thursday according to the Riverside County coroner's office. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

Maui surfer fends off shark with fist, board

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:34
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a weekend shark attack in waters off Maui.

Obama praises Supreme Court stance on gay marriage: magazine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:26

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a rally to support Governor Pat Quinn in his re-election campaign in ChicagoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court's recent move to uphold lower-court rulings allowing gay marriage in several states may be its most significant decision during his time in office, he told the New Yorker magazine in comments published on Monday. In declining to decide whether states can prohibit gay marriage, the court last week rejected seven different appeals of court rulings striking down gay marriage bans, effectively giving the go-ahead to same-sex marriage in 11 states that previously outlawed it. ...

California man charged with murder of Saudi student

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, authorities said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez is accused of posing as a buyer for Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's car after it was posted for sale on Craigslist, then stabbing the 23-year-old man to death and stealing the vehicle, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told a news conference on Monday afternoon. ...

Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:19

Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Fisher said she plans to spend the rest of the day in the hotel bar with her husband, Mike. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies returned to the Aloha State, the day after a hurricane left Hawaii without inflicting much harm beyond heavy rain.

Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:08
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department's use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians. More than 120 officers joined the lawsuit, which sought a complete dismantling of a new use of force policy hammered out between the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Department of Justice to stem an alleged pattern of excessive force. ...

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:07
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Police probe New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:00

smashed pumpkinKEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local authorities in New Hampshire vowed Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend.

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:59

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are packaged at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

Woman in outrigger canoe attacked by shark off California coast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:53
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman who was attacked by a 6-foot (1.8-meter) shark in her outrigger canoe off the California coast over the weekend managed to escape unharmed and paddle safely back to shore, the local harbor patrol said on Monday. The woman, who was not identified, told authorities that she was paddling her canoe about 3 miles (5 km) offshore, when the shark began biting on the outrigger, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officer Larry Nufer said. The woman was pitched into the water during the attack, about a mile (1. ...

Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:42
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.

Alabama House speaker arrested on felony charges

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:39
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on felony ethics charges, accused of using public office for personal gain.

Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage sue city over law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:32

Amber and Rachael Beierle greet each other as lawyers and plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in BoiseBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free speech and religious liberty. Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who run the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, are asking a federal judge to temporarily bar the city from enforcing a local ordinance that bans discrimination tied to sexual orientation in businesses that are used by the public, their attorney said on Monday. ...

CDC calls for better training with protective gear in new Ebola guidelines

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:25
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has set up new guidelines for health workers taking care of patients infected with Ebola that require better training in taking off and putting on protective suits. The CDC also said that no skin can be exposed by workers taking care of a person infected with Ebola and that supervisors need to monitor workers as they put on protective suits and take them off. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz)

Man and woman shot in Trenton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:24

Man and woman shot in TrentonPolice say a man and a woman were shot outside a corner store in Trenton.

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:12
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

U.S. airlines raise fares by $2 on average

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:11

A Southwest Airlines jet lands at the Lambert - St. Louis International AirportBy Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Major U.S. airlines have raised domestic one-way fares by $2 on average since Thursday, marking the first industry wide increase in half a year. The hikes suggest that airlines do not intend to pass along savings from the decline in jet fuel prices to their customers. The news may quell investors' concern that airline revenue will fall if the Ebola virus discourages people from traveling, and the stocks of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines rose on average more than 5 percent on Monday, nearly recouping a month of stock losses. ...

Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:46

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Lake County Sheriff's Office in IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in Lake County with one of the seven murders, according to online court records. He was being held in custody, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. ...

AccuWeather: Increasing Clouds and Showers on the Way

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:45

 Increasing Clouds and Showers on the WayMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking unsettled weather over the next three days.