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1st Dallas nurse with Ebola to be sent to Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:17
DALLAS (AP) — The first Dallas nurse to have contracted Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man is scheduled to be moved to a specialized medical facility in Maryland.

US health officials defend Ebola response

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:16

US health officials defend Ebola responseFederal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient.


University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:15

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden, left, takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to get answers about the Ebola outbreak from top U.S. health officials. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.


AP NewsAlert

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:13
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas official: Nurse being treated for Ebola to be moved to specialized facility in Maryland.

Former Governor Dukakis testifies in trial tied to Boston bombing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:12

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis testified on behalf of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators on Thursday, saying he had known the defendant from a young age. Dukakis, a Democrat who led the state from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1991, said he called defendant Robel Phillipos several days after the bombing at the request of his mother, a family friend. "He told me he had been questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis said. "He told me he was so confused he didn’t know what he had said. ...


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:03

AP10ThingsToSee - Workers install equipment at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the American League baseball championship series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


BASF sells textile chemicals business to Archroma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:01
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount.

Putin cheered in Serbia, seeks pipeline backing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:58

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin review honor guard during a welcome ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Putin arrived in Serbia on Thursday for talks that are expected to focus on economic issues and energy, including construction of the South Stream gas pipeline that has been opposed by the European Union. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Putin! Putin!," Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a military parade Thursday in Slavic ally Serbia, where he held talks on economic issues, including on the South Stream gas pipeline opposed by the European Union.


Philip Morris Int'l 3Q profit falls 8 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:48

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2008 file photo shows a pack of Marlboro cigarettes in Bremen, Germany. Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc., which sells Marlboros and other U.S. brands abroad, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 said its third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International's third-quarter profit dropped 8 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:44

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming serviceCBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day ...


Police: Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skull

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:34

 Mom pulled girl's hair, separated scalp from skullA western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges that she pulled her 6-year-old daughter's hair so hard it separated her scalp from her skull and caused bleeding.


Denmark wants answers on wanted man missing in Turkish custody: foreign minister

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:32
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish officials will travel to Turkey to establish the fate of a wanted Danish man whose family says is missing from Turkish custody, the foreign minister said, before criticising the Turkish authorities for being unresponsive on the case. The man, who is known in Denmark only by the initials BH, is wanted by Danish police for the attempted murder in Copenhagen in February 2013 of newspaper columnist and outspoken critic of Islam, Lars Hedegaard. ...

Girl rats out father's drug operation

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:29

Girl rats out father's drug operationPolice say a child turned in her own father for an elaborate drug growing operation in Berks County.


Americans say avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

A passenger wears a mask as he exits the International JFK airport in New YorkBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and infected two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola victim in Texas that they are avoiding international air travel, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Thursday. The poll results come as health officials said the second nurse infected at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had flown from Ohio to Texas with a slight fever the day before she was diagnosed. ...


Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Pa. Turnpike in Bensalem, fuel spilling into Neshaminy CreekA jackknifed tractor trailer has shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Bucks County.


NFL consultants send newsletter on Ebola to all teams

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:15
(Reuters) - The NFL's infectious disease consultants, in a newsletter sent to team doctors and trainers outlining the primary facts of the Ebola virus, said they do not currently recommend screening for possible contact with infected patients. The newsletter, to be shared with players and staff, was written by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and sent to all 32 National Football League teams earlier this week, the league said on Thursday. ...

With foxes scarce, hunting clubs target coyotes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, hunt master William T. Stuart, from Fairfield County Hounds, collects the hounds for a hunt, in Bridgewater, Conn. At the last fox-hunting club in the state, it’s been three years since the last fox sighting and coyotes have become the hunters’ new quarry. Coyotes run fast and in rugged terrain they are nearly impossible to catch. None were caught this day. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — American fox-hunting is a sport so steeped in tradition that riders still wear ties and blazers and cry out "Tally ho!" at the sight of prey. But it is adapting to one dramatic change: Coyotes have displaced foxes in the wild and become the hunters' new quarry.


U.S. transportation security chief to retire: Homeland Security

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:13

U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration will retire after four and a half years leading the 60,000-employee agency, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. John Pistole, who has led TSA since June 2010, has overseen security operations at more than 450 airports around the United States, the department said. Pistole "has been integral in leading TSA's transformation to a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting our transportation systems," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. ...


Suspect in California wildfire pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.

Fan dispute at Fla. debate prompts finger-pointing

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:10

Democratic challenger Charlie Crist waits for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to start their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 in Davie, Fla. Scott delayed the start of the debate because of an electric fan below Crist's podium. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's no secret in Florida that former Gov. Charlie Crist likes to stay cool by using a portable fan.