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Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - 47 min 53 sec ago
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.

ACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law

Yahoo! National News - 48 min 18 sec ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 years

Yahoo! National News - 50 min 16 sec ago

Texas girl rescued in Mexico after missing for 12 yearsSabrina Allen was rescued near Mexico City on Tuesday after missing for 12 years.


No charges yet in shooting death of suburban Los Angeles mayor

Yahoo! National News - 52 min 5 sec ago

A police officer and residents are seen at the condo where mayor of Bell Gardens, California Daniel Crespo was shot, in Bell Gardens, CaliforniaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - No charges have been filed so far in the shooting death of the mayor of the small Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, a day after his wife shot him during a heated argument, authorities said on Wednesday. Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, were arguing on Tuesday afternoon at their home in the city when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Crespo Jr, intervened, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said. Father and son got into a physical fight and Levette Crespo got a gun and shot her husband multiple times, officials said. ...


Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia, but sent home

Yahoo! National News - 52 min 5 sec ago

 US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia, but sent homeFederal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.


Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

Yahoo! National News - 53 min 4 sec ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.

In Scott Walker race, he's the main issue

Yahoo! National News - 56 min 4 sec ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race for Wisconsin governor has all the appearances of a typical campaign, with attack ads airing and candidates arguing their proposals.

Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia

Yahoo! National News - 58 min 59 sec ago

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasDALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday.


Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials

Yahoo! National News - 59 min 18 sec ago
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination. The child, a 10-year-old girl who was not named, died last week as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis alongside the respiratory virus, the Rhode Island Department of Health said in a statement, calling it a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults. ...

Report IDs 'major weaknesses' at nuclear-arms lab

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 1 min ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories is being called out by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy for "major weaknesses" in the way it packaged contaminated waste before shipping it to an underground repository in southern New Mexico.

Federal appeals court to mull guns in post offices

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and a Colorado man are arguing over where on postal property people can carry guns.

Pennsylvania infant hit by bullet will be blind

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago
CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.

UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 2 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia.

US bankruptcy ruling possible for California city

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 9 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the country to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit made the move last year.

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search area

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 9 min ago

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search areaHunting and trapping is prohibited until further notice on all public and private lands in the search area for trooper killing suspect Eric Frein.


Ex-officer pleads guilty in drugstore killings

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 11 min ago
RUTLEDGE, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer has pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of two people during a Tennessee pharmacy robbery last year.

Liberia says U.S. Ebola case showed no symptoms when he left

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 12 min ago
DAKAR (Reuters) - The man being treated for Ebola in Texas showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left Liberia for the United States via Brussels on Sept. 19, the Liberian government said on Wednesday. The case is the first to be diagnosed outside West Africa during the current outbreak, raising the prospect that the worst epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever on record could spread to nations beyond the region. ...

Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 12 min ago
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...

Some children had contact with U.S. Ebola patient: Texas governor

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 13 min ago
DALLAS (Reuters) - Some school-age children have come in contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry said at a news conference that he was confident the virus would be contained, a day after U.S. health officials said a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Texas had been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. A Texas health official said the chance of Ebola spreading in the state was "very small." (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jim Loney and Eric Beech)

Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Plymouth Twp. firing range

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 14 min ago

Police ID state trooper killed in accidental shooting at Plymouth Twp. firing rangeA Pennsylvania state police officer who was fatally wounded in an accidental shooting at a Plymouth Twp. firing range has been identified.