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3 children found home alone after fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:03

3 children found home alone after fire in Northeast PhiladelphiaAuthorities say three children were found home alone after a fire inside a home in Northeast Philadelphia.


Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:03

First responders guard the apartment of a healthcare worker Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The healthcare worker, who was caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease in preliminary tests. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health officials said Sunday.


Rally staged in town rocked by hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:55

People hold candles as they gather for an anti-bullying rally Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Sayreville, N.J. The central New Jersey town has been rocked by allegations of hazing on its football team that prompted the cancellation of the rest of the season. Organizers say the goal of the event is to promote unity and healing within the community, as well as to show support for the victims of bullying. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people came out Sunday evening for an anti-bullying rally in a central New Jersey town that's been rocked by allegations of sex-related hazing involving its high school football team, which prompted the cancellation of the rest of the season.


3 children found home along after fire in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:51

3 children found home alone after fire in Northeast PhiladelphiaAuthorities say three children were found home alone after a fire inside a home in Northeast Philadelphia.


Romney campaigns with Iowa Senate candidate Ernst

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa Sunday for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst, hoping to capitalize on President Barack Obama's sagging approval rating in the state two years after he defeated the former Massachusetts governor to win a second term in part by carrying Iowa.

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:19

A hazmat worker cleans outside the apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died, has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Authorities: Atlantic City man just freed from prison kills mom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:09

 Atlantic City man just freed from prison kills momAuthorities say a convicted murderer beat his mother to death during an argument, just two days after he was freed from prison.


Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:52

A supporter stands waits to congratulate gay couples as they receive their marriage licenses at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma CityBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day. "Alaska’s denial of the benefits and dignity of marriage for them only perpetuates this discrimination without legitimate grounds,” Burgess wrote. ...


Some St. Louis arrests at Brown shooting protests

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:35

Protesters stand in front of police outside the Ferguson police station, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October summit are protesting the shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT, THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTST. LOUIS (AP) — Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman.


Columbus Day Parade sails through South Philly

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:55

Columbus Day Parade sails through South PhillyA celebration of Italian culture took over South Philadelphia's neighborhood with the annual Columbus Day parade.


Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:47

A supporter stands waits to congratulate gay couples as they receive their marriage licenses at the Oklahoma County courthouse in Oklahoma CityBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban. “The Court finds that Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully entered in other states is unconstitutional as a deprivation of basic due process and equal protection principles under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. ...


Boston hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:39

Kwan, a doctor with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, waits as she receives guidance from CDC instructor Narra in preparation for response to current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A man in Massachusetts who recently returned from Liberia is being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a potential case of Ebola after complaining of a headache and muscle aches, health officials said on Sunday. The patient is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center but there is no confirmation of Ebola, said Dr. Kenneth Sands, chief quality officer at Beth Israel. The response in Massachusetts demonstrates the high state of alert medical facilities are under since a Texas health worker became the first person on Sunday to contract the disease in the United States. ...


Fallen firefighters honored at national ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:29
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — More than 100 names of firefighters who were killed in the line of duty have been added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland.

Owl gets stuck in grille of man's car, survives

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:56

Owl gets stuck in grille of man's car, survivesIt was a close call for an owl after getting hit by a car in Minnesota. Fortunately, the owl managed to survive.


Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:55

FILE - In this June 2, 2013, file photo, members of Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride Parade, in Salt Lake City. Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.


Fay becomes hurricane after brushing Bermuda with high winds, rain

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:52

Hurricane Fay is pictured off the eastern coast of the United States in this NASA satellite handout imageBy Samantha Strangeways HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fay strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic on Sunday afternoon after sweeping past Bermuda with strong winds and felling trees and knocking out power to thousands in the British territory. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday afternoon that Fay carried top sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 km per hour). It added that the storm was expected to weaken below hurricane status on Sunday night. Fay was about 290 miles (465 km) northeast of Bermuda and moving toward the east-northeast. ...


Teen dead, more than 20 hurt in hayride crash

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:45

Gates that lead to the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride at Harvest Hills Farm in Mechanic Falls, Me., are open Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, although the farm was closed after a Halloween-themed hay ride accident during the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride crashed into a tree Saturday night, killing a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people injured, police said Sunday. The farm remains closed while police investigate. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with passengers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday.


Missing California woman found in Maine shack

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An elderly Los Angeles woman whose neighbors believed had died was instead found in a rundown shack in Maine, where according to authorities an unrelated family took her after gaining her confidence and selling her house.

Mysterious car found floating in Schuylkill River

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:31

Mysterious car found floating in Schuylkill RiverPolice are looking into how an empty car ended up floating in the Schuylkill River.


'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekend

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:23

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four new films couldn't catch "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.