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Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 39 min ago

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse in who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.


Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Yahoo! National News - 6 hours 56 min ago

File- This Oct. 30, 2014, file photo shows Gay Soriano, left, talking with daughter Gabby, 11, as her brother Titan, 13, and father Rick walk nearby and along a memorial for victims of a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier, in Marysville, Wash. One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.


Three trick-or-treating teenage girls killed in California hit and run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:38
(Reuters) - Three teenage girls were killed while trick-or-treating in southern California on Friday evening when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver, authorities said. The girls, ranging in age from 13 to 15, were in costume and carrying candy bags when they were hit while walking across a Santa Ana street at around 6:45 p.m., said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Steve Concialdi. All three were pronounced dead on the scene, Concialdi said. "It's a horrific accident, very tragic," he said. ...

Hawaii pair took photos, prodded fiery lava with golf clubs: police

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:31

Construction crews try to divert lava from Mt. Kilauea from a home in the village of Pahoa, HawaiiBy Karin Stanton PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - Two Hawaii residents have been charged with trespassing after police found the man and woman snapping pictures within five feet of a slow-moving river of molten lava that is threatening a nearby village, police said. Hawaii County police responding to a report on Thursday evening also found the pair with two golf clubs, each with a ball of hardened lava stuck to its end, in the vicinity of the lava flow north of Pahoa village. ...


SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike adverted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:07

SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike avertedOfficials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike.


AccuWeather: Cool Treat for Halloween, Wet Trick on Saturday

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:03

 Rainy and WindyMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.


Today in History

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00
Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.

Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:56

Skeleton puppets move up New York's Sixth Avenue during the Village Halloween Parade in New York, Friday Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.


TroubleShooters: Car accident victim's wheelchair returned

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:45

 Car accident victim's wheelchair returnedA Delaware County man says he felt stranded without his power wheelchair. It was sent to a repair company but after months of waiting for it to be returned, he felt helpless - that is until Action News TroubleShooters got involved.


US Marshal describes moment Eric Frein was captured

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:44

US Marshal describes moment Eric Frein was capturedIt took 48 days, $10 million and an intense manhunt but accused cop killer Eric Frein was caught and one of the US Marshals who captured him spoke to Action News.


Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:43

 Girl, 14, dies after school shootingOne of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.


Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:34

Manuel Hernandez takes video of high waves crashing into a break wall on the south shore of Lake Michigan, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Chicago. Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline. The waves slowed traffic along Lake Shore Drive and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction.


4 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:31

A tiny memorial sits beside the railroad tracks in downtown Vandalia on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 where four members of a Greenville family were killed Thursday evening when a woman drove her SUV around safety gates. A freight train struck the vehicle. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)VANDALIA, Ill. (AP) — A mother and three of her children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child injured when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train, authorities said Friday.


NYC worker suspended for using 'robotic voice'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:23
NEW YORK (AP) — If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite.

Girl barred over Ebola fears returns to school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:19
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut girl barred from her elementary school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa is now back in class.

2 critically burned in hash-oil apartment blast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 11:17
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said.

$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:44
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:42
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.

Third victim in Washington state school shooting rampage dies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:32

Carved pumpkins with the names of those involved in a deadly school shooting nearly a week earlier line a memorial for victims, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Marysville, Wash. The shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. On Friday, Fryberg pulled out a handgun in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria north of Seattle and started shooting. The victims were Zoe R. Galasso, 14, who died at the scene; Gia Soriano, 14, who died at a hospital Sunday night; Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and Fryberg's cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, who is in satisfactory condition and Andrew Fryberg, 15, who is in critical condition. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died at 4:45 p.m. at the hospital as a result of severe injuries after being shot in the head during last Friday's incident in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...


Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:29

Dante Martin, right, a former member of Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band looks at his family as he is fingerprinted Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, after being found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion. Martin faces up to 22 years in prison, was found guilty of felony hazing and two misdemeanor counts of hazing involving two other band members. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Red Huber, Pool)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.