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16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 25 min ago

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at the accident site after a coal mine collapsed in Tiechanggou township, China's Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhao Ge) NO SALESBEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.


Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 47 min ago

People attend a community vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in MarysvilleBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, took his own life as his classmates fled to safety. The incident was the latest in a series of deadly shooting rampages at U.S. schools that have played a central role in a national debate over gun laws. ...


Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 9 min ago

A man pushes a rack near the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives while a cleaning crew from "Bio Recovery Corporation" works inside the apartment in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. She was the first to be quarantined under a policy imposed on Friday by the states of New York and New Jersey requiring all health workers coming from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the 21-day incubation period of the virus. ...


Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 13 min ago

A Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff talks on a mobile phone at the site where a deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.


Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 15 min ago

Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in this still frame made from video. Fryberg has been identified as the gunman who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.


Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 16 min ago

This 1972 photo provided by Quynh Thai shows former Vietnamese photographer Le Minh Thai during the battle of An Loc in Vietnam during the war in Vietnam. Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam war for U.S. media outlets, died on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 93. The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam’s ancient port city of Hoi An, Minh went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated Press and later for Time-Life magazine, covering his country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Quynh Thai)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 54 min ago

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives on the second day of an EU summit in Brussels, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. EU leaders gather for a two-day summit in which they discuss Ebola, climate change and the economy. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis.


Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 6 min ago
"He was not a violent person. His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That's what makes it so bizarre." — Shaylee Bass, a classmate of Jaylen Fryberg, who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria and opened fire, shooting one person dead and injuring four others before turning the gun on himself.

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 7 min ago

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.


Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 29 min ago

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.


Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 56 min ago

People walk past The Meatball Shop, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been diagnosed with Ebola, recently ate at the restaurant, which was temporarily closed Friday as a precaution. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:


Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 58 min ago

Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.


School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:47

Suspected high school gunman was homecoming royaltyMARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.


Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:30

A California Highway Patrol car and other law enforcement vehicles set up a roadblock near Placer High School leading to a rural area where authorities are searching for an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California Counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills for an armed man suspected in the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and two Placer County Deputies and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...


Reputed ex-mob boss gets extra 4 months in prison

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:05

Reputed ex-mob boss gets extra 4 months in prisonA reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."


Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00
Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year.

Malvern CEO pitches safety app in Shark Tank

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:57

Malvern CEO pitches safety app in Shark TankDid a Malvern CEO survive the Shark Tank?


Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:56

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesA man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.


Lansdale Catholic helps boy's football dream to come true

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:54

Lansdale Catholic helps boy's football dream to come true11-year-old Kevin Smith of Lansdale has a lifetime dream of playing football.