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Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook account

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 09:10

Woman, 114, lies about her age to create Facebook accountA 114-year-old Minnesota woman wanted her own Facebook page - but had to lie to get one!


American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:52
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant.

American Samoa: Plant will create up to 1,000 jobs

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:52
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa government officials expect up to 1,000 jobs will be created when a Filipino company invests $100 million in a new food-processing plant.

Refinery switching to newer rail cars for crude

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:20
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A refinery in northwest Washington state says it will no longer accept any volatile North Dakota crude oil unless it arrives on newer-model tank cars.

New Jersey prep football case puts hazing in focus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:20

Banners for state championships for the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team are lined up on a sign along Main Street in Sayreville, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Seven students were charged with sex crimes in connection with a series of assaults amid an investigation into hazing by the high school football team, which already led to the cancellation of the rest of the season, authorities said. Six of the seven students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, were arrested Friday night, and the seventh was being sought, police and prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The abrupt cancellation of football season at a New Jersey prep powerhouse signaled something more than locker room hijinks. Now seven teens are facing sex crime charges as this solidly middle-class town and its beloved football program find themselves at the center of the broader debate over how to deal with hazing.


'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour hits Center City

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:16

'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour hits Center CitySome brides-to-be turned their up-coming nuptials into an event that helps other women with the 'Brides Against Breast Cancer' tour in Center City.


Deferred prosecution sought for Harvard student

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 08:08
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam may avoid federal prosecution.

Patchy Fog Overnight

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:40

Patchy Fog OvernightMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expect a drier finish to the weekend


Toddler first in Michigan to die from enterovirus strain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 21-month-old girl is the first in the state of Michigan and second in the U.S. to die this year from a strain of the enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people across the nation, health officials said on Saturday. Madeline Reid, who was stricken with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), passed away late on Friday while being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, hospital officials said in a statement. ...

Toddler first in Michigan to die from enterovirus strain

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 21-month-old girl is the first in the state of Michigan and second in the U.S. to die this year from a strain of the enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people across the nation, health officials said on Saturday. Madeline Reid, who was stricken with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), passed away late on Friday while being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, hospital officials said in a statement. ...

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New JerseyAuthorities in Camden County are asking for the public's help in finding a fugitive wanted on charges including attempted murder and kidnapping stemming from a domestic violence incident with his estranged wife.


Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 07:01

Fugitive wanted for domestic violence incident in Magnolia, New JerseyAuthorities in Camden County are asking for the public's help in finding a fugitive wanted on charges including attempted murder and kidnapping stemming from a domestic violence incident with his estranged wife.


Family names new lawyer in $75 million New York chokehold lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:46

A picture of Garner is seen on a newspaper at his memorial in Staten IslandNEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a black New Yorker who died after a local police officer put the 43-year old man in a chokehold announced on Saturday it chose a new attorney for its planned $75 million wrongful death lawsuit, a spokesman for a civil rights organization said. Speaking at a news conference with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, Eric Garner's family said civil rights attorney Jonathan Moore will replace Sanford Rubenstein, said Jacky Johnson, a spokeswoman for Sharpton's National Action Network. ...


Ebola screening starts at New York's JFK airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:26
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus. John F. Kennedy Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Those countries have seen most of the deaths from the outbreak, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives. ...

$7,500 reward offered in armed robbery of TD Bank in Wayne

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:22

$7,500 reward offered in armed robbery of TD Bank in WayneA $7,500 reward has been posted to find the armed men who police say robbed a TD Bank in Wayne, Delaware County.


Republicans to spend $1M on ads in South Dakota

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:17
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The National Republican Senatorial Committee plans to reserve $1 million worth of television advertising time in South Dakota, a spokeswoman for the committee said Saturday, days after national Democrats announced the same.

AP Enterprise: Records chronicle how Ebola kills

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:14

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo shows Karsiah Duncan, left, son of ebola patient Eric Duncan, after a news conference in Dallas. Grieving and angry family members wonder whether the man they called Eric might have survived had health care workers not sent him home when he first presented himself at the hospital, Sept. 25, and whether doctors really did everything in their power to save him. Hundreds of pages of medical records provided to The Associated Press chart the disease's relentlessness march through Duncan's body and provide an unprecedented look at how Ebola killed despite the aggressive efforts doctors made to save him. At right is an unidentified friend. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)Despite five days of intensive treatment, Thomas Eric Duncan's condition was deteriorating.


1 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:04

1 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Roosevelt BoulevardOne person was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Roosevelt Boulevard extension in Philadelphia's Logan section.


New Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:02
(Reuters) - Members of an NBC News crew who worked with a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia have been quarantined, New Jersey health officials said on Saturday. Officials said the order was issued late Friday after the crew members violated an agreement to voluntarily confine themselves. They said none of the team has exhibited symptoms of the often fatal disease since returning from Liberia, one of three West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak. Meanwhile, the condition of the freelance American cameraman continued to improve. ...

Ebola patient shows modest improvement for 2nd day

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:01
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For a second straight day, an American video journalist being treated for Ebola has shown modest improvement.