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Dallas Ebola patient's ER doctor missed high fever

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:17

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated, in Dallas. The emergency-room doctor who initially treated Duncan told The Dallas Morning News he didn’t know the man’s home country or that he had a 103-degree fever shortly before he left the hospital. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas emergency-room doctor who initially treated a Liberian man infected with Ebola said he didn't know the man's home country or that he had a 103-degree fever shortly before he left the hospital.


NYC braced for more protests over police violence after West Coast clashes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:16

Protesters participate in a "Die-In" at Grand Central Station during a march for chokehold death victim Eric Garner in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Emmett Berg NEW YORK/BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - A fifth day of nationwide protests against police violence was set to begin on Sunday after overnight clashes in two West Coast cities as New York's police commissioner said an internal investigation into a chokehold death could last four months. ...


Mayor Nutter: Killings hurt citizen trust of police

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 03:13

 Killings hurt citizen trust of policePhiladelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says action is needed to bolster public trust in the police in the aftermath of the killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers.


Woman struck twice, dies on I-95 in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:53

Woman struck twice, dies on I-95 in Newark, DelawareDelaware State Police say a pedestrian was killed after being hit by two vehicles on I-95 in Newark Saturday evening.


Madoff workers in epic fraud face NY sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:50

FILE - In a Dec. 15, 2010 file photo, Daniel Bonventre, right, a former employee of Bernard Madoff, arrives before appearing in federal court in New York. Bonventre, the first of five ex-employees of imprisoned Ponzi king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 after a New York jury convicted them earlier this year. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's former director of operations for investments faces sentencing Monday, the first of five Madoff ex-employees to learn their fate in coming days after a jury convicted them earlier this year of charges related to the multi-decade, multi-billion dollar fraud.


'Die-in' protest set for after Eagles game

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:37

'Die-in' protest set for after Eagles gameLocal protesters calling for justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner may cause traffic trouble for Eagles fans Sunday night.


Man scares off thieves with gun on walker

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:20
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A 68-year-old Gastonia man says he scared off two men in ski masks trying to break in his home with his gun he can keep on his walker. And then he taped a note to his door saying if they try to break in his house again, he will be waiting on them.

Philadelphia police search for missing man

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:06

Philadelphia police search for missing manThe Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing man.


Obama: Racism, bias in US will take time to tackle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:56

President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with elected officials, law enforcement officials and community and faith leaders in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House Complex in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Obama said that in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, he wants to make sure to build better trust between police and the communities they serve.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prescribing time and vigilance to tackle problems as entrenched in American society as racism and bias.


Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:52

Surrounded by family and friends, Republican Louisiana U.S. Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy thanks supporters for their help during his election watch party in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Cassidy denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office.


Statistics lacking in debate over police behavior

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:47

FILE- In this July 23, 2014 file photo, mourners gather during a funeral service for Eric Garner at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A grand jury ruled not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Garner. No firm statistics can say whether a spate of officer-involved deaths is a growing trend or simply a series of coincidences generating a deafening buzz in news reports and social media.(AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool, File)Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland, Ohio. Staten Island, New York. Eutawville, South Carolina.


MOO-ve over! Cows saunter through Minnesota town

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:30

In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo provided by Jeffrey Chandler six wayward dairy cows saunter down the main drag in Red Wing, Minn., a small city tucked along the Mississippi River. Authorities say the owner noticed the cattle were missing when he returned to his farm in Hager City, Wis., and figured they were in Red Wing where he had stopped. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Chaldler)RED WING, Minn. (AP) — You could say these cows were on the MOO-ve.


Private forest owners aging, parcels shrinking

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:11

In this 2011 photo, Putnam “Put” Blodgett poses by a sign announcing he was named Vermont's 2011 Outstanding Tree Farmer in Bradford, Vt. Blodgett, president of the Vermont Woodlands Association, has implemented a succession plan for his 670 acres family owned forest land by forming a limited liability company and establishing a conservation easement on the land that prohibits development and mandates professional forest management. (AP Photo/Vermont Woodlands Association)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The age of forest landowners across the country is increasing and the size of parcels they own is shrinking — and that has state, federal and private experts fearing for the long-term health of millions of acres of American woodlands.


Capitol Hill's 'gun lady' McCarthy set to retire

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 00:02

In this Dec. 2, 2014 photo, U.S. Rep Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY, poses for a photo outside her home in Mineola, N.Y. The nurse and housewife who went to Washington after her husband was killed and her son wounded in a notorious mass shooting says she is pleased with her legacy as a nine-term New York congresswoman. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The "gun lady" of Capitol Hill is going home.


Ohio deaths renew calls for lookalike guns action

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:57

FILE- In a Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, a fake handgun taken from 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by Cleveland police, is displayed after a news conference in Cleveland. The 12-year-old was shot at a city park after he reportedly pulled the Colt 1911 replica on arriving officers. Two fatal police shootings in less than four months of young people holding lookalike guns in Ohio have raised calls for action to prevent such tragedies. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)CINCINNATI (AP) — Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying lookalike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters.


Fatal attack puts focus on New Jersey bear hunt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:29

FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, a person dressed in a bear costume waves to passing motorists while standing with other members of Friends of Animals, an animal rights group, in front of the New Jersey State House to protest the state's upcoming legal bear hunt, in Trenton, N.J. The last of New Jersey’s state-mandated bear hunts is set to kick off Monday, Dec. 7, 2014, a few months after the state’s first fatal bear attack in recent history. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three months after a Rutgers University student was mauled to death by a bear, the state's final of five scheduled bear hunts is set for this week as state wildlife officials and activists disagree over whether the hunts are needed to control the bruin population or are an inhumane practice that doesn't address public safety.


Police: Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 23:28

 Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95A man exiting his car to help another motorist who was involved in a crash was struck by a passing vehicle on I-95 in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, state police tell Action News.


Major delays after two car crash on I-95, 1 critical

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:59

 Man helping crash victim struck by car on I-95A two car crash on I-95 has caused major delays in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.


Woman who stabbed U.S. teacher in UAE was 'lone terrorist': agency

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:49
DUBAI (Reuters) - A United Arab Emirates woman who killed an American teacher last week has been inspired by "terrorist ideology" acquired through the Internet but investigators have found no links to militant groups, the state news agency WAM reported on Sunday. Attacks on Westerners are rare in the UAE, a wealthy western allied oil exporter and tourism hub, but concern has been rising following a spate of attacks in neighboring Saudi Arabia and after a warning in October about a jihadist web forum calling for attacks on American teachers in the region. ...

Demographics complicate Hartford desegregation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 22:09
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The shrinking population of white students in Hartford's suburbs is complicating efforts to comply with Connecticut's landmark school desegregation settlement — and even making it harder for some of the capital city's students to attend new schools created to help meet the racial integration goals set by the lawsuit 25 years ago.