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Blown tires stop takeoff at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board official says an Aeromexico jetliner blew two tires as it was preparing to take off from the Los Angeles airport, forcing the pilots to stop the plane on the runway.

Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused boy's death

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:31
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy, a state medical examiner determined.

Flag that flew over U.S. Capitol on 9/11 destroyed in memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:20

A fire burns Friday Oct. 3, 2014 about 3 p.m. and grew to include both the Flight 93 park office and park headquarters, according to a Somerset County emergency dispatcher. (AP Photo/Courtesy National Park Foundation)(Reuters) - The flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was destroyed in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania, authorities said Saturday. In addition to the American flag, also lost in the fire were personal items of the passengers and crew members who were on board United Airlines Flight 93 when it went down in a field as one of four hijackings by al Qaeda militants on Sept. 11, 2001, the National Park Service said in a statement Saturday. ...


Flag from 9/11 is lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:16

A fire began about 3 p.m. and grew to include both the Flight 93 park office and park headquarters, according to a Somerset County emergency dispatcher. (AP Photo/Courtesy of National Park Foundation)SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service said Saturday.


Indiana aid worker's parents plead for his release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:14

This undated photo provided by Kassig Family shows Peter Kassig standing in front of a truck filled with supplies for Syrian refugees. A video purportedly produced by militants in Syria released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, shows Kassig, of Indianapolis, kneeling on the ground as a masked militant says he will be killed next. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kassig Family)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana man threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group are pleading with his captors to free him, saying in a video statement Saturday that their son has devoted his life to humanitarian work and aiding Syria's war refugees.


U.S. disease control agents escort man off flight in Newark: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 06:13

A worker wearing a hazardous material suit arrives at the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - U.S. disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, but local media said the man was not believed by federal health officials to have Ebola. ...


Report: Suspect texted 'all is good' before ambush

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:53

 Suspect texted 'all is good' before Pa. trooper ambushCourt documents say that police ambush suspect Eric Frein wrote "all is good" in a text message less than five hours before he allegedly opened fire outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.


CDC removes 2 from Newark flight after possible Ebola scare

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:32

 Passengers on Newark flight do not have EbolaCDC officials have removed two passengers from a plane that landed in Newark Saturday afternoon following a possible Ebola scare.


Washington hospital rules out Ebola for patient back from Nigeria

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:30
(Reuters) - Howard University Hospital said on Saturday that a medical team has determined that a patient feared afflicted with Ebola does not have the disease. The Washington-based hospital, working with the District of Columbia Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was able to rule out Ebola for the patient, whose identity was not disclosed. The patient is to be treated for "other illnesses," according to the health department. ...

Medical copter crashes in Texas; 1 dead, 3 hurt

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:15

Multiple agencies investigate the scene of a crash involving an Air Evac helicopter stationed out of Duncan, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas. The helicopter was transporting a patient to United Regional Health Care when it crashed. The patient died at the scene. The pilot was in serious but stable condition. The flight nurse and paramedic were in critical condition at the Parkland Hospital burn unit in Dallas. (AP Photo/The Wichita Times-Record-News, Patrick Johnston)WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed early Saturday a few blocks from a North Texas hospital where it was headed, killing a patient it was transporting from nearby Oklahoma and seriously injuring the pilot and two medical personnel who were aboard, authorities said.


Historian to donate notes on famous Lincoln photo

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:11

This image provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum shows a photograph of Abraham Lincoln lying in an open coffin. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, a retired historian, Ronald Rietveld, will donate to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, Ill., the original notes he took when he found the photograph. Rietveld's discovery is one of the last chapters of a story that began in April of 1865 just days after Lincoln was assassinated. In New York City, one of a number of stops the remains of Lincoln made as it made its way by train to Springfield for burial, a photographer was allowed to take a picture of the president in an open coffin. (AP Photo/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum)CHICAGO (AP) — It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs, largely because no one knew the picture of the dead president lying in an open coffin existed for nearly a century until a 14-year-old boy found it.


Across 3 continents, Ebola makes its way to US

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 05:08

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — His week began thousands of miles away with a frantic bid to save a life.


Ebola patient in Dallas takes turn for worse

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:52

An entrance sign to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is seen in DallasBy Jon Herskovitz and and Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse on Saturday, slipping from serious to critical condition, as health officials reported fielding scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


New Mexico balloon fiesta hits sky

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:41

Students surround Albuquerque pilot Steve Adams' basket as he operates the propane burner during the Aloft event at S.Y. Jackson Elementary School, marking the first official event of this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. The nine-day fiesta gets underway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, with a mass ascension of hundreds of balloons at balloon fiesta park. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons above Albuquerque went off without a hitch Saturday morning.


Vegas area poised to get EPA clean-air designation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:23
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year push to limit dust pollution in and around Las Vegas has the federal Environmental Protection Agency poised to give the region a clean bill of health.

Parents of missing Virginia student plead for help in finding her

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:14

Hannah Graham in Charlottesville Police Dept. photo.By John Clarke (Reuters) - The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham released a tearful video on Saturday, pleading for help in finding their daughter who vanished three weeks ago. "Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has that information," said Hannah's mother, Sue Graham, standing next to her husband, John. "We appeal to you to come forward and tell us where Hannah can be found." Jesse Matthew, 32, of Charlottesville has been charged in the disappearance of the college sophomore, who was last seen on Sept. ...


Fire destroys Wawa truck in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:10

Fire destroys Wawa truck in Delaware CountyA fire destroyed a tractor-trailer at the WAWA distribution center in Middletown Township, Delaware County Saturday morning.


Loose e-cigarette laws may be hard to tighten

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:58
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a rush to keep electronic cigarettes out of children's hands while the federal government creeps forward with a proposed national ban for minors, experts say that many states are passing laws that could mean fewer restrictions on the nicotine devices later.

Parents of American held by Islamic State appeal for his release

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:54

Still image from video shows a masked man standing next to a kneeling man identified as U.S. citizen Peter Edward KassigBy Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The parents of an American humanitarian worker held hostage by Islamic State militants appealed for his release on Saturday, speaking in a statement and a video message that highlighted his aid work and mentioned his conversion to Islam. Ed and Paula Kassig, of Indianapolis, Indiana, urged the release of their son, Peter Kassig, 26. Kassig was threatened in a video issued on Friday by Islamic State militants that purported to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, 47. ...


One town has its hand in 1000s of pumpkin pies

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:49

In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 photo, John Ackerman displays some of the harvested pumpkins for the Libby's pumpkin cannery at his farm in Morton, Ill. Ackerman grows 30 acres of those pumpkins for Nestle but keep some to sell for retail to local residents. Libby's makes more than 80 percent of all canned pumpkin eaten in the United States. The pumpkins that Nestle USA owned Libby’s uses are grown on a few thousand acres around the small central Illinois town. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)MORTON, Ill. (AP) — Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie.