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Washington hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 00:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Howard University Hospital has admitted a patient with possible symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus "in an abundance of caution," it said in a statement on Friday. The patient, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, is in stable condition and is being treated in isolation, a hospital spokeswoman said, adding that she could not provide additional details about the case because of patient privacy. CNN and NBC News had earlier reported the news. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

Burst of hiring sends US stocks higher; Bonds sink

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:58

Fairmount Santrol Chairman William Conway, CEO and President Jennifer Deckard, and company director Charles Fowlerl, second left to right, celebrate as their IPO begins trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Specialist John Alatzas is at left. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising sharply as investors were encouraged by a burst of hiring last month.


British teen obsessed with TV's 'Dexter' sentenced to prison after stabbing and dismembering girlfriend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:50

British teen obsessed with TV's 'Dexter' sentenced to prison after stabbing and dismembering girlfriendThe murder is believed to be inspired by the fictional serial killer 'Dexter.'


Detroit manager: Art sale would have been harmful

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:46

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr, right, followed by the media, leaves U.S. District Court in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Orr is expected to testify Wednesday afternoon and again Thursday in the city's federal bankruptcy trial (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager says an art museum would have been irreparably harmed if the city had tried to sell art to get out of bankruptcy.


Cameraman had done nonprofit work in Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:43
NEW YORK (AP) — An American cameraman diagnosed with Ebola had been doing nonprofit development work in Liberia before outbreak of the disease.

Police: 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:43

 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in WilmingtonOfficials say two people fleeing police crashed into another vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.


2 fleeing police crash into vehicle in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:36

 19 bags of heroin found on man after violent crash in WilmingtonOfficials say two people fleeing police crashed into another vehicle in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.


Woman says she dug up dead dad seeking 'real will'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:59

Woman says she dug up dead dad seeking 'real will'A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."


After heiress's push, DC memorial to be dedicated

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:49

FILE- In this undated handout photo provided by Dan Klores Communications shows Lois Pope of Florida. Pope donated $10 million to build the American Veteran's Disabled for Life Memorial which will be dedicated in Washington, DC., on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Klores Communications)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Broadway singer and heiress to the National Enquirer fortune will see her yearslong fight for a memorial to disabled veterans come to an end this weekend, with a dedication ceremony in Washington.


California girl's brain-death ruling back in court

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:45

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. The family of Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead in December 2013 after suffering complications from surgery, is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive. The family’s attorney argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 that 13-year-old Jahi McMath is no longer brain-dead and shows significant signs of life. Lawyers for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital say the evidence in Jahi's case still supports the determination that she is legally dead. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.


British retail boss sorry for anti-French remarks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:45

FILE In this March 17, 2013 file photo, managing Director of John Lewis Andy Street speaks, in Birmingham, England. The boss of British retail chain John Lewis apologized Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 for saying France is "in decline" and "finished. The Times newspaper reported that Street had made the critical comments at an event for entrepreneurs in London this week. (AP Photo/PA, Rui Vieira, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT PHOTOGRAPH CAN NOT BE STORED OR USED FOR MORE THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DAY OF TRANSMISSIONLONDON (AP) — It was a speech that got lost in translation.


Jaguar aims to crack exec sedan market with XE

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:41

The new Jaguar XE Porsche is presented at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, Friday Oct. 3, 2014. The Paris Motor Show will open its doors to the public on Saturday Oct. 4 until Oct. 19. European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Greg Keller)PARIS (AP) — Jaguar's new XE premium sports sedan is the British carmaker's big unveiling in Paris. Jaguar says it has redesigned the vehicle from scratch, and is hoping it will help it crack the market for comparably sized BMWs, Audis and Mercedes that the previous X-type failed to do.


Correction: Wrong Sperm-Lawsuit story

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:17

Jennifer Cramblett is interviewed at her attorney's home in Waite Hill, Ohio, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Cramblett has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about a woman being inseminated with the wrong sperm, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of women who sued. Only one sued, not two.


US services firms grew in September at healthy pace but down slightly from previous month

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 22:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — US services firms grew in September at healthy pace but down slightly from previous month.

Bulgarian to vote, fate of gas pipeline in balance

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:45

A man looks at pre-election posters of the Bulgarian Socialist's party in Sofia, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Bulgarians are voting Sunday in early parliamentary elections that will determine whether the country decides to continue with the construction of a controversial Russian gas pipeline, a project the European Union opposes due to the added leverage it would give the Kremlin over Europe’s energy market. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarians are voting Sunday in a parliamentary election that will determine whether the country continues to build a Russian gas pipeline that would give the Kremlin even more leverage over Europe's energy market — a project the European Union opposes. Here's a look at Bulgaria, the vote and the controversial pipeline:


Which city has America's ugliest accent?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:27

Which city has America's ugliest accent?Scranton, Philly and Pittsburgh are all in the top 5.


Ferrari takes top off with 458 Speciale A

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:23

A Ferrari 458 speciale is presented at the Paris Motor Show, in Paris, Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. The Paris Motor Show will open its doors to the public on Saturday Oct. 4, until Oct. 19. Carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — The top draw at Ferrari's stand at the Paris Motor Show is its 458 Speciale A - 'A' for Aperta, which means 'open' in Italian. It's what's otherwise known as a spider, with an open top to give drivers the ultimate Ferrari driving experience.


3 wounded in North Philadelphia shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 20:20

3 wounded in North Philadelphia shootingPolice are investigating a shooting that sent three people to the hospital in North Philadelphia.


Group pressures Kroger on guns policy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:20
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gun-control advocacy group is stepping up its pressure on the Kroger grocery chain to prohibit open-carry of guns in its stores.

Gay marriage aside, business cases dominate U.S. high court docket

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 19:06

The Supreme CourtBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gay marriage may be the most anticipated issue heading for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices also must tackle a host of business cases as they convene for their new term, including a patent battle involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The court on Monday opens its term, which ends in June. The Teva case, a showdown between the Israeli company and generic rivals over a patent for the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, is one of the first business cases the justices will hear, with oral arguments on Oct. 15. ...