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Tropical system could become hurricane, hit Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:35
HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical depression is on track to become a hurricane and could hit Hawaii's Big Island later this week.

Minnesota archdiocese settle lawsuit on abuse of minors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:27
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A lawsuit that forced Roman Catholic officials in Minnesota to release decades of files on clergy accused of child sex abuse has been settled along with agreements on new child protection protocols, church officials and a victim's attorney said Monday. The lawsuit brought by a man identified as John Doe 1 accused the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona of creating a public nuisance by concealing information on sex abuse by clergy. ...

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:22

Ann Marie Garber, left, and Koy Field speak to reporters after filling out a marriage license application on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014,at the Department of Vital Statistics in Anchorage, Alaska. A federal judge on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, overturn Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban on same-sex unions.


Chicago software executive shot in July by employee dies: official

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:04
(Reuters) - The chief executive of a Chicago software company who was shot and gravely wounded in July by a disgruntled employee died on Monday, a medical examiner's spokesman said. Steven LaVoie, 54, the chief executive and founder of ArrowStream Inc, was shot in the head and stomach by the company's chief technology officer, Anthony DeFrances, 60, in a downtown Chicago office building. DeFrances then fatally shot himself. LaVoie died at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and an autopsy will be performed, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner said. ...

School bus driver accused of DUI during field trip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:51

This Oct. 13, 2014 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Lycia Martinez, 39. Martinez, a Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 on suspicion of DUI after swerving lanes and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip. Authorities suspect Martinez, had taken prescription anti-anxiety/muscle-relaxer pills, which were found in her purse, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Blaine Robbins said. (AP Photo/Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.


Gunman opens fire at Nevada state office building, wounding one

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:40
(Reuters) - One man was shot and wounded on Monday when a gunman opened fire in a state office building in Las Vegas and a 73-year-old man was taken into custody as a suspect, police said. Officers responding to reports of a shooting responded to an office building, not far from the famed Las Vegas Strip, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a written statement. The building houses the state Department of Administration, which according to its website oversees financial management and operations of Nevada state government. ...

Man held after gunshot at Nevada agency building

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:40
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police identified a 73-year-old Las Vegas man arrested after a shooting that left another man wounded in a first-floor lobby of a building housing a Nevada agency that handles disabled worker claims and hearings.

Dog of Dallas nurse with Ebola to be cared for

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:32
DALLAS (AP) — Officials say a year-old King Charles Spaniel has been taken from the Dallas apartment of an Ebola-infected nurse and will be cared for at an undisclosed location.

3 hurt in blast, fire at New Jersey business

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:28

3 hurt in blast, fire at New Jersey businessThree people suffered concussions when an explosion and fire damaged a commercial building in northern New Jersey.


Chris Brown under fire for tweeting 'Ebola epidemic is a form of population control'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:23

Chris Brown under fire for tweeting 'Ebola epidemic is a form of population control'The musician is making headlines once again after tweeting a controversial statement about Ebola.


CDC sees low Ebola risk in passengers pulled from Dubai flight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:17
BOSTON (Reuters) - Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from a commercial airliner that arrived at Boston's Logan Airport from Dubai on Monday, but U.S. health authorities said the possibility of Ebola was "exceedingly low." Emirates flight 237 landed at Logan around 2:30 p.m. EDT and emergency medical workers subsequently escorted the ill travelers off the aircraft, authorities said. ...

Police: Nearly 50 arrested in Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:12

 Nearly 50 arrested in Ferguson protestPolice say nearly 50 people have been arrested at protests in Ferguson.


Dog of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse to be cared for: officials pledge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:07
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Men in hazardous materials suits removed the dog of a Dallas nurse infected with Ebola from her apartment on Monday, placing the pet named Bentley in a cage and taking him to an undisclosed location where he will be watched for signs of the virus. "Bentley is safe," Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed said on her Twitter feed of the pet who has been under the spotlight after officials in Madrid put down the dog of a Spanish nurse who contacted Ebola while caring for a patient. ...

Texas nurse stricken with Ebola: young and caring

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:07
By Marice Richter FORT WORTH (Reuters) - The woman who is the first person known to have contracted the Ebola virus in the United States graduated from college about four years ago knowing she wanted to be a nurse. Now she is in an isolation unit at the Dallas hospital where she worked. The nurse, whose name has not been released by officials, has been identified by friends and family and in media reports as Nina Pham, 26. Reuters independently verified her identity with a Sunday school teacher at the church where her family worships and through a public records check of her address. ...

Medical, biotech stocks jump after U.S. nurse contracts Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:52

Emergency vehicles are at the apartment of a health worker who has tested positive for Ebola in DallasBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of little-known medical equipment and biotech companies jumped on Wall Street on Monday, after news that a nurse had become the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States. Airline stocks, meanwhile, were hit hard in a broad-market selloff on growing fears of the outbreak that has taken more than 4,000 lives, mostly in West Africa's Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The S&P 500 lost 1.7 percent on Monday. ...


New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:45

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policiesAs classes resumed in a New Jersey town Monday for the first time since the arrest of seven high school football players on charges of sexually abusing younger teammates, attention turned to whether the state's anti-bullying laws adequately address team sports.


Proposal would toughen federal trespassing laws

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:45
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. senator who says terror threats are at a high proposed a federal law Monday that carries up to five years in prison for scaling prominent national structures such as the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge.

Oregon couple to plead not guilty to sex with 16-year-old babysitter

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:42
(Reuters) - An Oregon couple is expected to plead not guilty on Monday to charges they repeatedly sexually abused a 16-year-old babysitter after plying her with alcohol and marijuana, then used a cell phone to film the acts, a county prosecutor said. Troy Cawvey, 25, and his 27-year-old girlfriend Amber Whitford face 52 counts apiece of felony child sex abuse and other charges over accusations of abusing the teen over at least 10 nights this summer, said Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Christine Mascal. ...

Dad: Ebola patient improving, back on Facebook

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:37
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hospital and family members say the American video journalist being treated for Ebola in Nebraska is showing signs of improvement.

Investigators rush to find out how Ebola struck Dallas nurse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:27

A hazmat worker outside an apartment building in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Health investigators were racing on Monday to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week. The inquiry, reported by the Dallas Morning News, underscores the increased scrutiny hospital officials face over whether safety precautions taken by medical staff are sufficient and as nurses groups demand better training to avoid becoming infected with the deadly virus. ...