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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:07

In this Aug. 8, 2014 photo Governor Rick Perry pauses as he addresses attendees at the 2014 Red State convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough? After plummeting from a front-runner to political punchline three years ago, Governor Perry appears poised to run again _ hoping to convince conservatives he can better cope with the national spotlight. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?

CDC worker flown home to US over Ebola concerns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:40
ATLANTA (AP) — A CDC staff member who worked in close proximity to someone infected by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown by charter jet back home to Atlanta to monitor potential symptoms, officials said Thursday.

In town halls, U.S. lawmakers hear voter anger over illegal migrants

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:39

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Hensarling speaks during the testimony of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray in WashingtonBy Gabriel Debenedetti DALLAS (Reuters) - When Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling sat down with colleagues and constituents at a recent Chamber of Commerce lunch in Dallas, the first question he faced was whether Congress planned to address immigration policy and a burgeoning border crisis. While he was optimistic about long-term prospects for dealing with border security and immigration, he said, "between now and the end of this Congress, I'm a little less sanguine about it." It has been a question heard repeatedly by lawmakers this month in "town hall" district meetings punctuated - and sometimes dominated - by concerns and angry outbursts over immigration policy and the crisis caused by a flood of child migrants at the southwestern border in recent months.

Fall, head trauma killed Russian hiker

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:25
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old Russian man found dead in Grand Teton National Park died of blunt force trauma from a fall.

Man accused of spreading HIV intentionally

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:15

Man accused of spreading HIV intentionallyA California man, with strong ties to the Central Valley, is being accused of spreading HIV intentionally.

Broken engagement leads to reception-turned-fundraiser

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:13

Broken engagement leads to reception-turned-fundraiserWhat do you do if your wedding engagement falls apart? Do you cry, turn to despair or retreat?

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:11
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week.

Flight returns, 2 women facing charges

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:08

Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter jets take part in military exercises near Keflavik, IcelandTORONTO (AP) — Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.

FBI probes hacking attack on JPMorgan, 1 other bank

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:57

FBI probes hacking attack on JPMorgan, 1 other bankThe FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

Body found in Jerusalem forest where NJ man vanished

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:48

 Body found in Jerusalem forest is NJ man Aharon SoferA body has been found in a Jerusalem forest where Lakewood, New Jersey man Aharon Sofer vanished, a local official says.

Ohio driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:34
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

U.S. rapper Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:05
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - American rapper Pras Michel, who topped the charts in the 1990s with his band the 'Fugees', and is a friend of President Barack Obama, heads to North Korea on Friday to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler. The trip comes six months after a series of visits to the isolated country by flamboyant NBA star Dennis Rodman, who made headlines when he watched a basketball match and shared drinks and cigars with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "Honestly, I don't know if Obama knows I'm going to North Korea.

Sources ID from Philly abductions, stabbings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:44

Sources ID survivor of Philly abductions, stabbingsInvestigators say drug gangs may be at the center of a case in which three victims were abducted, stabbed and thrown in the Schuylkill River.

Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:29
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus.

Amish kidnap suspect's employer probes drug theft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:26
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — The hospital that employed a New York man charged with abducting two Amish girls is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs.

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:18

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, Jessica Pimentel, of Hollywood, Fla., fills out a job application during a job fair in Sunrise. Fla. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

Digital Ally gets first camera order since Ferguson shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:10
(Reuters) - Digital Ally Inc said the Michigan police force placed an order for the company's flagship video cameras for its fleet, highlighting the spike in demand for surveillance systems since a policeman fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9. The fallout has led to protests and a clamor to find ways to hold law enforcement officials accountable, which in turn has led to a spike in interest in companies such as Digital Ally and Taser International Inc. Digital Ally, which also makes cameras compact enough to be pinned to shirts, belts or eyeglasses, said on Thursday it received an order of more than $1.1 million from Michigan state police. Michigan police ordered Digital Ally's DVM-800 video camera which are fitted in the rear view mirrors of patrol cars, the company said. These and the company's miniature, body-worn audio-video systems together generated about 45 percent of Digital Ally's total revenue of $3.5 million in the quarter ended June 30.

Germanwings pilots to go on strike Friday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:07

Germanwings pilots to go on strike FridayBERLIN (AP) — German airline pilots said they will go on strike after negotiations between the country's biggest airline Lufthansa and the union representing pilots collapsed Thursday over a long-running dispute regarding wages and early retirement benefits.

Germany readies volcano outbreak measures

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:55
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has put a specialized aircraft and a network of laser measuring stations on stand-by in case Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupts.