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2nd American aid worker with Ebola at US hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:36

An ambulance transporting Nancy Writebol, an American missionary stricken with Ebola, arrives at Emory University Hospital, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. Writebol is expected to be admitted to Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, where she will join another U.S. aid worker, Dr. Kent Brantly, in a special isolation unit. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.


Police: Boy, 9, dies after Mich. playground stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:34

 Boy, 9, dies after Mich. playground stabbingA hearing is scheduled for a 12-year-old boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of a 9-year-old boy at a Michigan playground.


Fleas overrun western New York courthouse, force shutdown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:31
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A flea infestation forced a courthouse in western New York state to shut its doors for the second straight day on Tuesday, officials said. It was unclear how the courthouse became overrun by fleas, Nisbett said. Flea poison fumes would likely clear by Wednesday morning, making it safe to use the building again, Nesbitt said, noting that the final decision on when to reopen lay with court officials. A statement on the New York courts website said that Orleans County Court matters scheduled during the closure would be diverted to a nearby Village of Albion office building.

Michigan porch shooting suspect admits he intended to shoot

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:30

Theodore Wafer sits in the court room during his arraignment in Detroit, MichiganTheodore Wafer, 55, is accused of shooting Renisha McBride, 19, in the face through a screen door in Dearborn Heights when she knocked on his door looking for help after an early morning accident last November. Taking the stand in his racially charged second-degree murder trial, Wafer said he "shot in fear" when he saw a figure coming to his door. Wafer wept during his testimony on Monday, saying he regretted killing the unarmed McBride but that the violent knocking on his front and side doors made him think someone was trying to break into his house. Wafer has testified that he couldn't find his cell phone to call police, and went to the door with his shotgun.


Food fight in Kansas primary part of Election Day in four states

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:29
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - Kansas voters will get to weigh in Tuesday on a Republican food fight in a congressional primary and decide a close contest between a veteran U.S. senator and a physician who has family ties to President Barack Obama. As four U.S. states hold primaries on Tuesday, one Kansas race drawing national attention is for the state's 4th Congressional District, where food labeling has become an issue in Republican Todd Tiarht's challenge to incumbent U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo. "Tiahrt appears to be running a 'scorched earth' policy of attacking many traditional Republican donors and supporters in an effort to paint himself as a populist," said Michael Smith, political science professor at Emporia State University. Also in Kansas, Republican Senator Pat Roberts finds his 47-year career in Congress in jeopardy as polls show conservative "Tea Party" challenger Milton Wolf, a doctor who says he wants to "save the Republic," closing in.

U.S. court approves $27.8 million deal for toxic Tennessee spill

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:28
A federal judge in Tennessee has approved a $27.8 million settlement from the Tennessee Valley Authority to more than 800 people affected by a 2008 accident that unleashed a wave of toxic coal sludge, plaintiffs’ lawyers said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan on Monday signed off on the deal, which resolves 63 lawsuits brought by residents and property owners in eastern Tennessee who said they were affected by the spill at the TVA’s coal-powered Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, Tennessee. More than a billion gallons of coal ash were spilled, plaintiffs' lawyers said.

Diet supplement is focus of Virginia ex-governor's corruption trial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:28

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A top Virginia health adviser testified on Tuesday at the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell that she discussed a dietary supplement at the center of the trial with McDonnell's wife and the supplement's maker. The aide, Molly Huffstetler, said that no action resulted from the August 2011 meeting she had with McDonnell's wife, Maureen, and businessman Jonnie Williams to discuss Williams's dietary supplement, Anatabloc, and its benefits. Huffstetler testified in U.S. District Court that Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources William Hazel told her to meet the first lady and Williams.


Glance: percentage of uninsured in 2013, 2014

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the percentage of people without health insurance in each state in 2013 and midyear 2014:

Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:05

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov, seen in Washington. President Barack Obama’s health care law has become a tale of two Americas. States that fully embraced the law’s coverage expansion are experiencing a significant drop in the share of their residents who remain uninsured, according to an extensive new poll released Tuesday. States whose leaders still object to “Obamacare” are seeing much less change. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, cumulatively based on tens of thousands of interviews, found a drop of 4 percentage points in the share of uninsured residents for states that adopted the law’s Medicaid expansion and either built or helped run their own online insurance markets. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.


Landslide destroys 1 Utah home; others evacuated

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:05

A home is damaged by a mudslide, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in North Salt Lake, Utah. The home crumbled after rain-saturated soil from the hill above started piling up behind it at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUTNORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — North Salt Lake officials say more than 20 homes have been evacuated following an early morning landslide that destroyed one hillside home.


Son of Pennsylvania Congressman Fattah charged with fraud

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:01
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The son of a Philadelphia congressman turned himself in to federal authorities Tuesday to face charges that he defrauded banks, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city's cash-strapped school district. Chaka Fattah Jr., son of 10-term U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, received eight loans totaling $141,000 from five banks to pay for expenses associated with a business he ran, according to court documents. When banks came to collect in 2010, prosecutors contend that Fattah Jr. lied to them and to the Small Business Administration, which insured the loans.

American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola wheeled from ambulance to hospital on stretcher

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:58
ATLANTA (AP) — American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola wheeled from ambulance to hospital on stretcher.

Second American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital for treatment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:55
ATLANTA (AP) — Second American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital for treatment.

NY man sentenced for killing girlfriend in dorm

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:47
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend inside her western New York college dorm room two years ago.

Correction: Lab Adopted story

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:45
SEDAN, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 1 about a dog adopted by an heiress after being rejected by its owners, The Associated Press erroneously identified Kelsey Loyd, a worker at the local animal shelter, as a woman. Loyd is a man.

A-Rod cousin, clinic owner arrested by feds

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:44

In this photo provided by ESPN, Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. Federal court records show Bosch is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/ESPN Outside the Lines, Andrew Lockett) MANDATORY CREDITMIAMI (AP) — A onetime clinic owner accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to several Major League Baseball players and a cousin of Alex Rodriguez who injected the star with steroids have been charged in what prosecutors called a drug conspiracy, authorities said Tuesday.


Police: Female jogger may have been strangled in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:24

 Female jogger may have been strangled in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice tell Action News they believe a woman whose body was found in a park near a Northeast Philadelphia cemetery may have been strangled while out jogging.


'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:21

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, a variety of foods labeled Gluten Free are displayed in Frederick, Md., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Starting this week, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Tuesday, "gluten free" labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term "gluten-free" was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.


Home crumbles in North Salt Lake landslide

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:15
NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — One home has been destroyed and at least a dozen others have been evacuated after a landslide struck a hillside community in North Salt Lake early Tuesday.

Tennessee man pleads guilty in package-bomb deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 23:58
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he killed his mother- and father-in-law with a package bomb, and prosecutors said he killed the couple because he owed them tens of thousands of dollars.