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Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:53
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state.

AccuWeather: On the Chilly Side!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:30

 On the Chilly Side!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking quiet, but chilly weather this weekend.


Son of Kenneth Bae calls his father's release 'awesome'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:25
(Reuters) - Jonathan Bae, the son of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, said on Saturday that his father's release by the North Korean government is "awesome" and that he "couldn't be happier." Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the office of the director of national intelligence said on Saturday. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Bill Trott)

Judge strikes down Arizona's immigrant smuggling law, says it's trumped by federal statute

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 00:00
PHOENIX (AP) — Judge strikes down Arizona's immigrant smuggling law, says it's trumped by federal statute.

McConnell, GOP make gains in Kentucky coal country

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:44

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., a 30-year incumbent, greets people at a coal tipple operation, B&W Resources in Manchester, Ky. McConnell easily won re-election Tuesday by tying Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes to unpopular President Barack Obama. Coal mining was a major part of how McConnell did that, accusing Grimes of supporting Obama’s energy policies that have made it difficult to replace the state’s aging fleet of coal-fired power plants that supply 90 percent of the state’s electricity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)VAN LEAR, Ky. (AP) — Deep in Kentucky's coal country, about a mile from where coal miner's daughter Loretta Lynn was born, Mack Lowe voted for Republican Mitch McConnell for the first time in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.


Federal agency probes Ohio bowling alley death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:36
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency is looking into the death of a 53-year-old man southwest Ohio who was killed while doing maintenance at a bowling alley.

Search for missing woman from Philadelphia group home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:35

Search for missing woman from Philadelphia group homePolice are searching for a 36-year-old woman missing from a group home in Philadelphia.


AccuWeather: Coldest Morning In Seven Months!

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:26

 On the Chilly Side!Meteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking quiet, but chilly weather this weekend.


Power shift in U.S. Senate brings sterner tone to foreign policy debate

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 23:11

Sunlight streams into the interior of the U.S. Capitol dome, covered in tarps for repairs, and is seen from the Rotunda in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will bring a tough new tone to the debate over Washington's foreign policy, with lawmakers expected use their new clout and power over the budget to promote a more interventionist foreign policy. While leaders of the Democratic-majority Senate mostly backed President Barack Obama's international goals, Republicans plan to pressure the White House to take a tougher line on Iran, Russia and Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. ...


Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Mayfair

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:29

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in MayfairPolice say a man was struck and critically injured by a vehicle in Philadelphia's Mayfair section late Friday night.


Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 22:28

In this Jan. 16, 2010 photo provided by the International Medical Corps, Dr. Robert Fuller provides medical care to an earthquake survivor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Three weeks of quarantine imposed on medical professionals who volunteer to go to West Africa to help care for Ebola patients adds to the complications of volunteering. It isn’t likely that Fuller will be able to participate if he is required to be away from the University of Connecticut Emergency Medical Department for nine straight weeks. (AP Photo/International Medical Corp, Margaret Aguirre)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.


Cops: Man who took dead woman's phone surrenders

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:41
BOSTON (AP) — Police say a man who walked off with a woman's cellphone after she was struck and killed by a train has turned himself in.

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:39

Police foil plot to assassinate Queen ElizabethBritish Police have reportedly foiled a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth this weekend.


Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:14

Motorcyclist and 3-vehicles collide in Newark, DelawarePolice are investigating a multi-vehicle accident in Newark, Delaware that landed a biker in the hospital Friday night.


Blizzard reveals shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 21:07

This photo provided by Blizzard shows a scene from the video game, "Overwatch." (AP Photo/Blizzard)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre.


Cargo ship clips Brooklyn Bridge; no injuries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:22
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard says a cargo ship clipped the Brooklyn Bridge, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Chef, 90, faces jail, fines for feeding the homeless

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:14

Abbott, president of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and culinary skills training program, poses in his home in Oakland Park, FloridaBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - For decades, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott has hauled pans filled with roast chicken and cheese-covered potatoes onto a south Florida beach park to feed hundreds of homeless people. For his good deeds, Abbott finds himself facing up to two months in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines after new laws that restrict public feeding of the homeless went into effect in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year. On Wednesday, several police cars waited for Abbott at a downtown Fort Lauderdale park, and officers pulled aside the frail man, clad in a white chef’s coat, soon after the first plates were ready to be served. Abbott moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1970 and was a civil rights activist and wholesale jewelry salesman.


Nevada earthquake swarm increases chance of larger quake

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:53
(Reuters) - An earthquake swarm that began in a secluded northwest Nevada region this summer has grown more intense in recent days, increasing the chance of a large quake occurring, geology officials said. The activity is centered just off the state's northwest border, some 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, and started July 12, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory said on Wednesday. Over the past three months, the laboratory has recorded some 550 incidents of seismic activity of a magnitude of 2.0 or larger, while there have been three magnitude 4.0 or higher quakes since Oct. 30. ...

Pittsburgh researcher convicted of poisoning wife

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:34

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney shows University of Pittsburgh medical researcher Dr. Robert Ferrante. Fernante was convicted on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, of first-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence in the April 2013 death of 41-year-old neurologist Dr. Autumn Klein. (AP Photo/Allegheny County District Attorney, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors who convicted a University of Pittsburgh researcher of first-degree murder in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife say they didn't find his explanations believable and were moved by a 911 call.


5th teen dies following Washington school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:12

FILE - Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., in this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo in this still frame made from video. Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to five the number of fatalities after Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago. Officials at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg died Friday evening Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)SEATTLE (AP) — A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.