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Texas Gov. Perry ordered to be in court Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Halloween as his defense team tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power against him on both constitutional and technical grounds.

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses after judge drops ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:46

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska officials began accepting marriage license applications from gay couples on Monday, even as the state sought to appeal a weekend ruling by a federal judge that struck down the state ban's on same-sex nuptials. In the latest victory for U.S. supporters of same-sex matrimony, U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down a ban on gay marriage approved by Alaska voters in 1998, saying it violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law. ...

Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:29

A hazmat worker outside an apartment building in DallasDALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.

About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:24

The emergency entrance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Hospital officials have said they are no longer accepting new patients at this time after a healthcare worker, who was caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease in preliminary tests. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.

Minnesota churches settle clergy abuse lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:22

Archbishop John Nienstedt talks with a reporterST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Victims of clergy sex abuse stood next to Catholic church leaders in Minnesota on Monday to announce a settlement to a novel lawsuit that includes new measures to keep children safe.

Dog needs 1,000 stitches after California stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animal rescue group says a dog that required more than 1,000 stitches after being stabbed and beaten is recovering in Los Angeles.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:07

Protect Environmental workers move disposal barrels to a staging area outside the apartment of a healthcare worker who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan and tested positive for the disease, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Pilot crash lands in vacant lot in Chicago suburb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:03

In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 photo provided by Fernanda Villegas, emergency personnel work the scene of a small plane crash in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills, Ill. Three people aboard the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron were killed in the crash late Sunday night, shortly after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport en route to Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Fernanda Villegas)CHICAGO (AP) — People living in a Chicago suburb on Monday looked at scattered pieces of a small plane and wondered if the last act of the pilot before his death was to spare residents' lives by crash landing in an empty lot on a crowded street.

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:55

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Medical experts need to rethink how highly infectious diseases are handled in the United States, a U.S. health official said on Monday, after a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear while caring for a dying Liberian patient. As an outbreak of the deadly virus spread beyond West Africa, hospitals and nursing associations across the United States were taking a closer look at how prepared they were to handle such infections. "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. ...

News Guide: Officials review Ebola procedures

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:55

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden provides an update on the latest developments involving the deadly Ebola virus and its infection of a Texas health care professional as he addresses the media during a briefing at CDC headquarters Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. Frieden said the CDC is working to improve protections for hospital workers after a nurse caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas became the first person to become infected with the disease inside the U.S. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, David Tulis) MARIETTA OUT, GWINNETT OUTFederal health officials launched a review of procedures for treating infected Ebola patients Monday, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."

Ferguson protesters struggle to keep focus on slain teenager

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:52
By Fiona Ortiz and Kenny Bahr ST LOUIS Mo. (Reuters) - Young black protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, want to keep their anger focused on the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown as their movement takes on a national dimension that threatens to dilute it. During a weekend of demonstrations marking the two-month anniversary since Brown, an African American, was killed by a white police officer, protesters challenged the outsiders who arrived in Ferguson pushing an array of agendas. "The outside people don't know the real struggle. ...

American plane makes emergency landing at SFO

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:49
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Dallas-bound American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport Monday after some of the cabin's wall panels came loose because of a possible blown air duct, aviation and airlines officials said.

Ebola survivor donates plasma to sick Dallas nurse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:47
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who has Ebola has been given plasma to fight the virus taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease.

Commuter train engineers strike deal with SEPTA

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:44

Commuter train engineers strike deal with SEPTAEngineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area have reached a tentative contract with the regional transit agency.

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. ...