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US doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:12

Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the division of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at the Nebraska Medical Center, left, speaks as SIM USA President Bruce Johnson, center, and SIM Liberia country director Will Elphick, right, listen, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., Friday Sept. 5, 2014, on the condition of ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who is treated at the center. Sacra, who served with North Carolina-based charity SIM, is the third American aid worker infected by the Ebola virus. He will begin treatment in the hospital's 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday.

Defense: Ban TV camera from theater shooting trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:08
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes asked the judge to bar television coverage inside the courtroom, saying it would violate Holmes' right to a fair trial.

No class-action suit for Darden restaurant staff, U.S. judge rules

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:07
District Judge William Dimitrouleas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, signed an order early this week decertifying the class, which could have numbered as many as 218,000 people, according to court records. Each server can instead file an individual lawsuit against the company, Dimitrouleas wrote. The workers are considering their next moves, said a spokeswoman for David Lichter, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys on the suit. The Orlando-based company is the largest U.S.

Detroit needs to shed debt to afford improvements: witness

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:02
By Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit could not afford to undertake a series of necessary improvements without a court-approved plan to shed a chunk of its debt, a city consultant testified on Friday at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing. Charles Moore, a senior managing director at restructuring firm Conway MacKenzie Inc, said the six areas of Detroit's government that have been targeted for $1.7 billion of reinvestment initiatives running through June 30, 2023, were essential for the city to provide adequate levels of services to residents and businesses. ...

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threat

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:00

President Obama, NATO allies agree to take on ISIS threatThe U.S. and 10 of its key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might.

Judge accused of hitting wife enters court program

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:55

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, right, appears in Fulton County Court Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 to face charges of misdemeanor battery, in Atlanta. Under terms agreed to Friday, Fuller, from Alabama, will be allowed to enter a court program to resolve a misdemeanor battery case against him that involved allegations he hit his wife during a fight at an Atlanta hotel. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brant Sanderlin) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUTATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama accused of hitting his wife in an Atlanta hotel room can have a misdemeanor battery charge dismissed if he completes a court program that includes domestic violence intervention.

Firm eyes possible Showboat purchase

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:54

FILE - This July 23, 2014, file photo, shows the Showboat Casino Hotel, left, and the Revel Casino Hotel along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City’s struggling gambling market. The hotel closes Monday, Sept. 1, followed by the casino Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)A Florida company that develops restaurant and entertainment complexes is interested in the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City. Latitude 360, a Jacksonville company, said Friday the newly closed casino ...

Obama lays out immigration goals, not timing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:40

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the NATO summit at Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaving his timing uncertain, President Barack Obama laid out ambitious objectives Friday for immigration steps he intends to take on his own and said he had already received some recommendations from the Homeland Security and Justice departments for executive action he could implement without Congress.

What to do if you fall victim to a credit card breach

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:27

What to do if you fall victim to a credit card breachHome Depot is investigating unusual activity on credit and debit cards for an unknown amount of customers, and shoppers in our area might want to take a closer look at their bank statements.

Officials pledge tighter ethics rules in Virginia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:25

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, is mobbed by media as he gets into a car with his son, Bobby, right, after he and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on multiple counts of corruption at Federal Court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. A federal jury in Richmond convicted McDonnell on 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The days of no-limit Virginia politics could be coming to an end.

Mom who drove kids into ocean violated release

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:20
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach has admitted to violating the terms of her pretrial release by drinking a medicine containing alcohol.

Victim shot multiple times in Juniata Park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:19

Victim shot multiple times in Juniata ParkPolice say a man in his 20s was shot multiple times in Philadelphia's Juniata Park section.

Police arrest suspect in quadruple Florida killing, rescue boy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:18

Handout of Adam Matos, 28By Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Police arrested a man suspected in four killings and rescued a 4-year-old boy with him in a SWAT operation at a hotel in Tampa, Florida, early on Friday, authorities said. Adam Matos, 28, was apprehended at the Floridan Palace Hotel where investigators say he had fled with the child, Ismael Tristan Santisteban. Matos is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault. Matos is the only suspect in the killings of two men and two women whose bodies were found in a roadside ditch near the boy’s home in Hudson in Pasco County, about 45 miles north of Tampa, said Melanie Snow, spokeswoman for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

U.S. Army suspends Western states medical chief

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:18
Army has suspended a recently-appointed medical chief of military hospitals in 20 Western states, citing an investigation into the "command climate of the organization," a spokeswoman for Joint Base Lewis-McChord said on Friday. Brigadier General John Cho, a cardiac surgeon who oversaw the Western Regional Medical Command for less than a year at Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle, would be reassigned to the Army surgeon general's office but be based in Washington state, the medical command's spokeswoman Sharon Ayala said. "We are an organization committed to transparency, and we are responsive to the concerns of our workforce." Cho, the first Korea-American Army soldier to earn the rank of brigadier general, will be replaced by Major General Thomas Tempel, chief of the Army's dental corps, Ayala said. Last year, the Army said it had reviewed allegations that a mental-health screening team at the base's Madigan Army Medical Center had reversed diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder after considering affiliated Army retirement and benefit costs.

Flight returns to DC area over alleged kidnapping

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:12
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A Fairfax woman has been charged with international kidnapping after authorities forced a China-bound flight she boarded with her 4-year-old son to return to Dulles Airport.

Man shot while sitting in car in Southwest Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:12

Man shot while sitting in car in Southwest PhiladelphiaPolice say a man was shot in broad daylight while sitting inside a car in Southwest Philadelphia.

Mom: Daycare left child behind in park

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:10

 Daycare left child behind in parkThe mom said it was the actions of a Good Samaritan that got the boy back where he belonged.

How Virginia ethics laws compare to other states

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:09
Virginia received a grade of F and ranked 47th among the states in the 2012 State Integrity Investigation, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity, and Public Radio International. Here's how Virginia stacks up against other states, based on that report and data on gift rules for governors collected last year by the political fact-checking organization PolitiFact Virginia:

Case of shaken baby's future goes to top Maine court

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:07
By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Maine's Supreme Court this month will consider whether the state can issue a "do-not-resuscitate" order for a severely debilitated child living in foster care over the objections of her biological mother. Following that incident, the child's mother, Virginia Trask, 18, agreed to the do-not-resuscitate order, according to legal filings.

Man walking down the street shot in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:07

Man walking down the street shot in WilmingtonGunfire broke out in Wilmington and authorities say a man was walking down the street when he realized that he had been shot.