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Liberia says may prosecute man who flew to U.S. with Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:42
By Bate Felix DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia could prosecute a national who flew to the United States and was diagnosed with the Ebola for making a false statement on travel documents, the head of the West African nation's airport authority said on Thursday. Binyah Kesselly said the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was asked in a questionnaire as he left Monrovia airport if he had come in contact with any Ebola victim or was showing symptoms of the disease and he had replied 'no'. ...

Don King liable for canceled title fight after boxer's drug test

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:29

Boxing promoter Don King attends a news conference at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las VegasBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge found boxing promoter Don King liable for breach of contract over an April 25 World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship bout that was canceled after one of his fighters, challenger Guillermo Jones, failed a drug test. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan said Jones' disqualification for testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, just a few hours before he was scheduled to fight Denis Lebedev in Moscow, "plainly put King in breach" even if the promoter had nothing to do with the failed test. ...


Canadian Pacific CEO to railroads: Let us fix Chicago

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12

Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited addresses shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in CalgaryBy Allison Martell TORONTO (Reuters) - With his push to turn around Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd ahead of schedule, Chief Executive Hunter Harrison has his eye on another challenge: the logistics nightmare that is Chicago. CP has offered to buy, lease or at least operate the small switching lines that knit together North America's major railways at Chicago, Harrison said in an interview on Thursday. The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago are currently owned by consortia of major railways, including CP Rail. ...


Ebola arrival shakes cultural crossroads community in Dallas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:12
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola." On Sunday, a group of blighted apartments in a section of the neighborhood favored by West African immigrants was shaken by screams as one family saw a recently arrived relative being carted away in an ambulance. The man, identified by Liberian authorities as Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. ...

'Alien: Isolation' game an homage to original film

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:55

 Isolation." The video game out Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie. (AP Photo/Sega)LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the end of the original "Alien" film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That's just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem that awaits Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game out Tuesday that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.


Oklahoma officer jailed again for bond violation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:55
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting 10 women has been ordered jailed for two weeks and has had his bond increased by $109,000.

Man fatally shot in Olney, marijuana found growing in basement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:47

Man fatally shot in Olney, marijuana found growing in basementPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting and the discovery of marijuana plants inside a home in Olney.


Man fatally shot in Olney, marijuana operation found in basement

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:45

Man fatally shot in Olney, marijuana found growing in basementPhiladelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting and the discovery of marijuana plants inside a home in Olney.


Chaotic scene outside White House a challenge for Secret Service

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:44

U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division officers guard an empty Lafayette Park across from the White House during the visit of Israel's PM Netanyahu in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If James McGinley had his way, he would take his message around the world, but he does not have the money and instead is sitting cross-legged in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House with the words "Wage Love" tattooed across his face. McGinley, a well-spoken man, is trying to talk over the piercing din of a man shouting into a bullhorn, as tourists on Segways whiz by and Secret Service guards push people off of Pennsylvania Avenue for some unknown security reason. ...


Gun instructor's death by Uzi ruled an accident

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:44
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas has issued a final ruling in the accidental shooting death of a 39-year-old Arizona gun instructor by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi.

Feds say Utah company tried to export rifle scopes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:38
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities say a business in a small Utah town tried to ship rifle scopes to Russia and China without a license.

Three men indicted over mob link to Boston-area casino deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:31
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted three men on charges they tried to conceal a mob associate's ownership stake in land near Boston upon which Wynn Resorts has proposed to build a $1.6 billion casino. Prosecutors claim that Charles Lightbody, Dustin DeNunzio, and Anthony Gattineri lied and forged documents to hide from Wynn and state officials the fact that Lightbody, a convicted felon and known Mafia associate, was part owner of the land in Everett, just north of Boston. ...

CDC director 'remains confident' U.S. can contain Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:26
(Reuters) - The director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he "remains confident" that the United States can contain the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. The CDC and Texas health authorities said in a news conference they are assessing as many as 100 contacts of the patient and only "a handful" have been identified as possibly being exposed to Ebola. Dr Thomas Frieden, CDC's director, also said the agency has been looking closely at the issue of the safe removal of medical waste generated by patients with Ebola. ...

Sketch released of suspect in Chestnut Hill park assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:19

Sketch released of suspect in Chestnut Hill park assaultPolice have released a sketch of the suspect and new details pertaining to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Chestnut Hill.


High school football player dies after on-field collision on Long Island

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:18

High school football player dies after on-field collision on Long IslandJunior Tom Cutinella, a guard/linebacker, collapsed during the game against John Glenn High School after taking a big hit by an opponent and suffering a head injury.


Naked man shot with stun gun at Atlanta airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:16
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a naked man who was acting erratically at an Atlanta airport gate was shocked with a stun gun and will likely face criminal charges.

Jury chosen for trial of marathon suspect's friend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:10

Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Boston. Phillipos is charged with lying to authorities about being in Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed Tsarnaev’s backpack, laptop and other items. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — A jury has been chosen in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


New York teen football player dies after collision

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 02:01
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 16-year-old New York high school football player died at a Long Island hospital after colliding with an opponent during a varsity game, school officials said on Thursday. The death of Tom Cutinella, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School in Shoreham, New York, comes at a time when awareness is already growing about the long-term health effects of head injuries in professional and youth sports, particularly football. Cutinella died from a head wound he suffered during a game against Elwood John H. ...

AccuWeather: Nice Afternoon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:57

 Nice AfternoonMeteorologist Karen Rogers is tracking big changes for the weekend.


Political clash over U.S. history sparks Colorado school protests

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:56

Protestors at Bear Creek High School sit on a street with their signs near the school in Lakewood, ColoradoBy Daniel Wallis JEFFERSON COUNTY Colo. (Reuters) - Sitting with friends by a skate park near a Colorado high school known more for an infamous shooting than conflict over curriculum, 17-year-old Charlotte Beierle said attempts to play down the darker parts of U.S. history mystify her. The Columbine High School student was one of more than 1,000 placard-waving pupils who walked out of classrooms in the largely white, middle-class district in suburban Denver last week after one school board member proposed changing parts of a history course. ...