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Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few people

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:54
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. “Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” the mayor said of the patient at Bellevue Hospital, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer of Harlem.     (Reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Jonathan Allen)

College prep tests go missing for 200 students

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:50

College prep tests go missing for 200 studentsNearly 200 high school students are on edge after their college prep test scores were lost.


Jury in Tsarnaev friend trial still deliberating

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:47
BOSTON (AP) — A jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has completed a second full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

Californians favor $7.5 billion water bond to fight drought: poll

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:43

Discarded shopping carts lie in the dry Tule river bed in Porterville, CaliforniaBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Most Californians favor a ballot initiative authorizing spending $7.5 billion on projects to shore up the drought-parched state's water supply, including a new reservoir and underground storage projects, a poll shows. The proposal to pay for the projects by selling bonds comes as California struggles through a third year of a catastrophic drought that has forced farmers to leave a half-million acres of land fallow and threatens drinking-water wells for thousands of residents. ...


AccuWeather: Cloudy, Windy and Cool This Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:43

 Gradual Clearing OvernightMeteorologist David Murphy says the weather gets better and a bit milder on Friday.


Navajo Nation lawmakers recess for solar eclipse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:42
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has taken a recess from its fall session in observance of the partial solar eclipse.

Body of young male found in wooded area in Bear, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:41

Body of young male found in wooded area in Bear, DelawareNew Castle County Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area off of Rickey Boulevard in Bear, Delaware.


Police work to rule out Frein link in car theft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:40

Police work to rule out Frein link in car theftA car stolen in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains has turned up about 100 miles north in New York, and authorities are working to rule out any connection to a man being sought for the killing of a Pennsylvania state trooper.


Central High field hockey team barred from field due to boy player

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:39

Central High field hockey team barred from field due to boy playerA local high school girls field hockey program has been being booted from the playoffs because of their goalie. The problem - the goalie is a he and not a she.


Michigan girl, 15, charged with conspiring to kill her family

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:37
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A 15-year old Michigan girl was arraigned on Thursday on charges that she stabbed her younger brother and plotted to kill the rest of her family in their home while her boyfriend texted her instructions from outside, prosecutors said. Roksana Sikorski, who was charged as an adult, is accused of stabbing her brother, 12, multiple times and planning with her boyfriend, Michael Rivera, 23, to kill the rest of her family at their suburban Detroit home and run away together, prosecutors said. ...

NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:34
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.

Doctor recently returned from Africa being evaluated for possible Ebola-like symptoms in New York

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:32

Doctor recently returned from Africa being evaluated for possible Ebola-like symptoms in New YorkA doctor who recently traveled from West Africa is being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital for a possible case of the Ebola virus.


Wilson attorneys, county official question leaks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:30
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County's top elected official and attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson are criticizing recent leaks of information related to investigations into Michael Brown's shooting death.

Man charged with assault in Seattle groping case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:17
SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of groping a woman — who took his picture and publicized it on social media — has been charged with assault with sexual motivation.

NY state to review schools' immigration compliance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:16

New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, left, sits in on a bilingual kindergarten class at Washington-Rose Elementary School in Roosevelt, N.Y., on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Tisch and other state officials ordered a compliance review State officials ordered a compliance review Thursday of suburban New York City school districts’ enrollment policies and procedures for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school because of overcrowding. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school.


Oklahoma judge allows law on abortion pills to take effect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:12
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law governing the use of an abortion-inducing drug to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk. Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect. Stuart also allowed a provision that would limit liability claims against physicians due to the law. ...

Jurors hear doctor's dying wife on 911 recording

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:12

Dr. Robert Ferrante, center, is escorted by Allegheny County Sheriffs deputies to court during jury selection for his trial on homicide charges in the 2013 killing of his neurologist wife with cyanide on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Ferrante has denied the allegations. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors heard from prosecution and defense attorneys — and then from the dying woman herself — as the homicide trial began Thursday for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with poisoning his neurologist wife.


Trial date in Virginia killings set for former political candidate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Virginia judge on Thursday set a 2015 trial date for an eccentric former political candidate charged in three killings in the Washington area. Charles Severance was indicted last month in Alexandria, Virginia, on 10 counts including murder and firearms charges. The three seemingly random killings in Alexandria, a Washington suburb, had fed fears about a possible serial killer. Judge Jane Roush scheduled a trial date of Oct. 5, 2015, in Alexandria Circuit Court. ...

Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:56

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Ignacio Lanuza-Torres holds his son, Isaiah, 4, as he has his photo taken in Seattle. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport Lanuza-Torres, an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a Seattle U.S. District Court, seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the forgery cost him years of courtroom battles and uncertainty over his future. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit.


Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:53

Former Sorrento mayor, Wilson Longanecker, Jr. is pictured in this undated booking photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said. Wilson Longanecker Jr., 41, who served as mayor of Sorrento, about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, from 2011 to 2013, was also charged with one count of obstruction of justice for attempting to hide evidence, prosecutors said. "Crimes like this illustrate how important it is to actively, aggressively pursue those who exploit our children," said Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a statement. ...