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Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:52

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)By Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis DALLAS (Reuters) - The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil, has also been given the experimental medication brincidofovir. A hospital in Nebraska said it is using the same drug to treat an American journalist who was airlifted from Liberia and arrived Monday. ...


CBS, NBC, ABC show ratings growth; Fox in trouble

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:49
NEW YORK (AP) — For three of the four biggest television networks, the ratings report card offered encouraging news for the second straight week. Fox is the one exception, and it looks to be in real trouble.

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:48
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Boeing, Airbus at odds over black boxes that eject

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find.

High school cancels football season over bullying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:45

In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photograph, audience members react as members of the Sayreville Board of Education hold a news conference at the Selover School in South Amboy, N.J., to address a hazing incident that "went too far" and is at the center of the investigation into the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team. On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, school superintendent Richard Labbe said the Sayreville War Memorial High School football season has been canceled amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. (AP Photo/ Home News Tribune, Mark R. Sullivan) On Friday October 3,,2014 Photo: Mark R. Sullivan/Home News Tribune/APPARLIN, N.J. (AP) — A town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to absorb another blow Tuesday after school officials canceled the season over allegations of bullying, intimidation and harassment among players.


Idaho, Nevada gay marriage bans struck down by appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:44
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, saying they were unconstitutional a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to address the issue. The unanimous decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco follows rulings from other appeals courts which have similarly authorized gay marriage. The Supreme Court this week had rejected appeals without comment in cases involving five states - Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana - that had prohibited gay marriage. ...

Guantanamo force feedings aimed at discouraging other prisoners -witness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:42
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials at Guantanamo Bay prison are using force feedings of a Syrian detainee to discourage other inmates from joining a hunger strike, a witness at a federal trial over his treatment said on Tuesday. The prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, 43, has been held at the prison in Cuba without charges for 12 years. He was cleared for release in 2009 but the process has stalled as the United States looks for another country to take him. ...

Australians to help look for historic ship in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:34

This 2007 photo provided by the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney shows a modern replica of the HMB Endeavour at sail. The original vessel was commanded by Capt. James Cook in the 1700's when he became the first European to chart Australia’s East Coast. It was among a fleet of 13 ships sunk as a blockade in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War in 1778. An archaeologist, working for years to locate the wreck, is receiving help in October 2014 from the Australian National Maritime Museum, which is hoping to find the ship’s remains before their country's 250th anniversary celebrations of Cook’s voyage in 2020. (AP Photo/Australian National Maritime Museum)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, Capt. James Cook ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during a voyage to the South Pacific to observe the planet Venus. His ship was the Endeavour, an ugly and awkward little vessel that improbably helped him become the first European to chart Australia's east coast.


Judge approves Revel casino sale to Toronto firm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:16

Judge approves Revel casino sale to Toronto firmA New Jersey bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for 5 cents on the dollar to a Toronto asset management firm.


Boy survives six-story fall in trash chute at Hawaii condo building

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:00
(Reuters) - An 8-year-old boy has survived a six-story fall down a trash chute at a Honolulu high-rise building, and he escaped the chute with help from a bystander who pulled him out using a hose, officials said on Tuesday. The boy fell down a chute on the eighth floor of the condominium building on Monday, coming to a stop on the second floor when he hit a blockage of trash in the shaft, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Captain David Jenkins. A bystander took an emergency hose from a hallway and dropped the end down to the child to pull him out, Jenkins said. ...

Pa. lawmaker's staffer back to work after gun case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary is back to work after acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a congressional office building in Washington.

Hospital: Dallas Ebola patient critical but stable

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:49
DALLAS (AP) — Hospital officials say the man being treated for Ebola in Dallas is showing improved liver function, though he remains in critical condition.

U.S. to require tougher Ebola screening at airports: senator

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:43

Passengers are screened as they arrive at Yangon International Airport in YangonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at American airports this week to keep the deadly virus from spreading to this country, Senator Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. The new measures may include screening air travelers for fever when they arrive in the United States from the worst-stricken countries in West Africa, on direct or indirect flights, Schumer said in a statement. He said U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. ...


Raghu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defense

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:39

Raghu Yandamuri takes the witness stand in his own defenseA suburban Philadelphia man on trial in the slayings of a baby and her grandmother who were killed in what authorities have called a botched kidnapping plot says he confessed because police threatened him and his wife.


Cleveland serial killer of 11 seeks new trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:36

In this Sept. 12, 2011 photo, Anthony Sowell sits in court in Cleveland during a pre-trial hearing. The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by attorneys for Sowell that he deserves a new trial because a hearing about the suppression of evidence was closed to the public. The 55-year-old received the death penalty in 2011 for killing 11 women whose remains were found in and around his home. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home deserves a new trial because a judge wrongly closed a portion of jury selection and a hearing where attorneys argued about his police interrogation, the serial killer's lawyers told the Ohio Supreme Court.


NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:04
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA has asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.

Correction: Tuberculosis Exposure-Texas story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:55
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about a Texas hospital linked to a tuberculosis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a sick nursing assistant continued to work after her private doctor diagnosed her with the active form of the disease. She stopped working after her Aug. 15 shift and was not diagnosed by her doctor until Aug. 21.

Ohio man pleads guilty to assault of burned baby

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:44
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of burning his girlfriend's 5-month-old son so badly that part of the child's left leg had to be amputated has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in central Ohio.

Cyprus president suspends peace talks

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:42
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Tuesday suspended talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island in response to Turkish plans to search for oil and gas in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 02:41

NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossedThe NCAA is going on the legal offensive, asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.