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Glacier National Park breaks attendance record

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:10
WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park has broken its record for most visitors in a single year.

Obama calls for action to ensure U.S. medical system can handle Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:04

Obama gets an update on the response to the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas during a call with Burwell, in the Oval Office in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama wants federal authorities to take additional steps to ensure the American medical system is prepared to follow correct protocols in dealing with Ebola following news of an apparent breach in Dallas, the White House said in a statement Sunday. Obama was briefed about the diagnosis of a second case of Ebola in Texas, where a healthcare worker has contracted the virus after treating a Liberian who died of the disease at a Dallas hospital last week. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 02:02

Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming trainAuthorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended.


One dead, two injured in Maine Halloween hayride accident

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:59
(Reuters) - A teenager was killed and two people remain in serious condition on Sunday after a Jeep towing a hay wagon packed with people lost control and careened down a hill, local authorities said. All 22 passengers and the driver were injured in the accident late Saturday, Maine's Office of State Fire Marshal said in a statement. A 17-year-old girl, who has not been identified, died from her injuries and two others, the jeep's driver and a teenage boy, remain in a serious condition, the statement said. ...

Young victims of New York quadruple killing named

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:51
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Two young brothers found slain with their parents last week in a suburban Albany home have been identified by school officials, with their principal describing them as "kind, gentle and joyful" boys.

Cops: 4 Pennsylvania men smuggled drugs in Xboxes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:48

 4 Pennsylvania men smuggled drugs in XboxesFour men have been jailed on charges they smuggled cocaine from the Dominican Republic to eastern Pennsylvania inside Xbox video game systems.


Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming train

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:29
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a disgruntled employee commandeered a locomotive from a northeast Wyoming coal mine and later plowed it into another train before he was apprehended.

Southwest looks for spark from expansion in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:16
DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift.

Police: 17-year-old punches cab driver

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:55

Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming trainRobbery charges have been filed against a woman and a juvenile girl who allegedly attacked a cabdriver and robbed him in southern New Jersey.


Measuring MLK's peace prophecy, 50 years later

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:49

In this Dec. 10, 1964, file photo, through the smoke and fire from hundreds of torches, U.S. civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., arrives with his wife Coretta to deliver the traditional Nobel address at the University of Oslo Festival Hall. (AP Photo, File)The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to much more than achieving racial equality. That goal, he said again and again, was inseparable from alleviating poverty and stopping war. And he reiterated this theme after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago this week.


Teen struck and killed in Wilmington, driver in custody

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:17

Teen struck and killed in Wilmington, driver in custodyA young man was killed and his friend hospitalized after both were struck by a car in Wilmington, Delaware. Police believe the driver of the striking vehicle was under the influence of alcohol at the time.


Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 case

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 00:07

CORRECTS FILING DATE -FILE - This combination of file photos shows brothers Tamerlan, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. A Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 filing by the defense says a prosecution witness against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is prepared to testify that Tsarnaev knew his older brother Tamerlan was involved in a 2011 triple slaying, according to a filing by attorneys for the surviving brother. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 bombings that killed three people and injured about 260 others. (AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI, File)BOSTON (AP) — A prosecution witness against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is prepared to testify that Tsarnaev knew his older brother was involved in a 2011 triple slaying, according to a filing by attorneys for the surviving brother.


Other Ebola infections possible among Texas health workers: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:55
(Reuters) - It is possible that other healthcare workers who came into contact with an Ebola patient in Texas could be at risk of contracting the disease, a U.S. health official said on Sunday after one medical worker was confirmed to have been infected. "If this individual was exposed, which they were, it is possible that other individuals were exposed," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Infection, told a news conference. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas, and David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Bensalem man charged with sex assault as child

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:50

Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming trainA 20-year-old eastern Pennsylvania man has been charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl when he was just a child himself.


Lawsuit: Ala teen used as bait in school sex sting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:34

Disgruntled employee takes off with Wyoming trainSome facts of the case aren't in dispute: A teacher's aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eight-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined.


Woman in Ohio burned in fire-breathing stunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:10

 17-year-old punches cab driverAn Ohio woman was hospitalized in critical condition after she was burned while performing a fire-breathing act at a Halloween-themed running event.


Ebola: How it spreads

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 23:04

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)Some facts about how Ebola spreads:


Ex-prosecutor talk of town after murder charge

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 22:56

ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY OCT. 13, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 file photo shows the headstone marking the final resting place of Cory Lovelace at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Ill. Lovelace''s husband, Curtis Lovelace had cache in a the western Illinois river city as an all-Big Ten football player, longtime prosecutor, school board president, sports broadcaster and educator at the local university. But that sparkling image is in tatters as he’s jailed in Quincy on $5 million bond after being charged in August with suffocating Cory, his first wife and mother of four on Valentine's Day 2006. Lovelace has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Jim Suhr)QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Few in this former port city along the Mississippi River had more cachet than Curtis Lovelace: an all-Big Ten football player, longtime prosecutor, school board president, sports broadcaster and educator at the local university.


Ambush suspect could lose advantage as leaves fall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 22:56

Police search an area in Price Townhsip Pa., near Alpine Ski Resort on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, as they look for Eric Frein, the suspect in last month's deadly ambush at a state police barracks. (AP Photo/The Times-Tribune, Jason Farmer)CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — For the past month, ambush suspect Eric Frein has capitalized on relatively mild temperatures, dense tree cover and his own survival skills to successfully elude a manhunt in the woods of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.


Lawsuit: Ala teen used as bait in school sex sting

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 22:49
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Justice Department is asking that a lawsuit be revived that says Alabama school district officials are responsible for a sexual attack on a 14-year-old girl a teacher's aide used as bait for 16-year-old with a history of sexual harassment.