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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:51

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:50

FILE - Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, tells a news conference outside Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles, in this June 5, 1968 file photo that Kennedy emerged from three hours of surgery in "extremely critical condition." All but one fragment of a bullet in Kennedy's head was removed by a team of surgeons. The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. He was 90. (AP Photo/FILE)WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.

Stronger won hits Kia Motors 3Q profit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:23
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest carmaker Kia Motors Corp. says its third-quarter income plunged 27 percent from a year earlier as a stronger won dented profit.

South Korea economic growth weakest in 5 quarters

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:21
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.

Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:14

Firefighters respond to a mid-air collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Frederick, Md. A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:04

Protesters rally during a demonstration outside the Ferguson police department in Ferguson, MissouriBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. ...

AccuWeather: Gradual Clearing Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:46

 Gradual Clearing OvernightMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking the return of sunny, milder weather to end the week.

Flames rip through pool house in New Castle County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:42

Flames rip through pool house in New Castle CountyFlames erupted and tore through a pool house in New Castle County, Delaware.

Officials: New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:33

 New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in cityAn emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:08
By Jonathan Allen and Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the United States. Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who was working with Doctors Without Borders in Ebola-stricken Guinea earlier this month, returned to the city last Friday. ...

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:57
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more than 50 people, is Ebola. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:57
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport on Oct. 17 and went through the ramped-up screening for travelers from the worst-hit West African countries, officials said on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient, who had worked with Ebola patients in Guinea, "participated in the enhanced screening for all returning travelers from these countries" on his arrival at JFK. This referred to special screening introduced earlier this month at five major U.S. ...

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:56

President Barack Obama, back left, with Ebola coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, speak to the media after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. At front left is Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Ambassador Nancy Powell, Special Coordinator for Ebola Response Unit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa.

5 families displaced in Woodbury, NJ apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:45

5 families displaced in Woodbury, NJ apartment fireOfficials say five families were displaced after a flames broke out in an apartment building in Woodbury, New Jersey.

Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:40
(Reuters) - There have been nine cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. The latest case is a doctor in New York City diagnosed on Oct. 23. Two hospital employees who cared for the man have been infected with the virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people and infected more than 9,100 in the worst outbreak on record, centered in three impoverished West African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. ...

One of three close contacts of New York Ebola patient is in hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:26

Ebola in AmericaNEW YORK (Reuters) - One of three people who were in close contact with a New York doctor who has Ebola is in the hospital, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and was in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. (Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:24

In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

Navajo high court orders election postponed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:22

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.

Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:13

University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt addresses members of the media regarding an investigation into academic irregularities at the University during a press conference following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.

APNewsBreak: Icahn says Taj casino likely to close

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:06

In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Robert McDevitt, left, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino workers' union, shouts as he is about to be arrested for sitting down on the Atlantic City Expressway in Atlantic City N.J. and blocking traffic to protest givebacks demanded and later won by the Trump Taj Mahal casino in its efforts to avoid closing down. On Oct. 22, 2014, the company backed off its threat to close the Taj Mahal on Nov. 13, saying it still may close by the end of the year, but will remain open throughout the month of November. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close."