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UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:42
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia.

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search area

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:35

Pennsylvania bans hunting in manhunt search areaHunting and trapping is prohibited until further notice on all public and private lands in the search area for trooper killing suspect Eric Frein.


Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:32
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...

Some children had contact with U.S. Ebola patient: Texas governor

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:31
DALLAS (Reuters) - Some school-age children have come in contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry said at a news conference that he was confident the virus would be contained, a day after U.S. health officials said a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Texas had been diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. A Texas health official said the chance of Ebola spreading in the state was "very small." (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Jim Loney and Eric Beech)

A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:27

In this July 28, 2014 photo, the home of Tammy and Rick Huffstutlar is surrounded by wind turbines in Calumet, Okla. A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners. Today, many of the same political leaders who initially welcomed the wind industry want to regulate it more tightly. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)CALUMET, Okla. (AP) — A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners, especially in rural areas with few other economic prospects.


Mom may face new charges in van chase, shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:26
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prosecutors aim to file new charges against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic traffic stop and chase last year during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children.

Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:25
DALLAS (AP) — Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him.

Gov. Corbett, Tom Wolf meet for heated debate

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:21

Gov. Corbett, Tom Wolf meet for heated debateThings got headed during a Wednesday morning debate between Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.


AccuWeather: Lots of clouds today, shower possible

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:13

 Lots of clouds today, shower possibleMeteorologist Karen Rogers tracks much cooler temperatures for the weekend.


Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:10

This Oct. 28, 2013 aerial photo shows the Sandy Hook Elementary School, relocated to the former Chaulk Hill School building in Monroe, Conn., after the original building in neighboring Newtown was razed following A Dec. 14, 2012, shooting rampage where 26 people were killed. A threat Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, led to the evacuation of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe. The superintendent's office said the students were being moved to a nearby school where they could be picked up by their parents. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Wednesday led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building.


Driver in fatal tour bus crash has hearing delayed

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A court commissioner has rescheduled a preliminary hearing for the driver in a fatal Delaware tour bus crash after the man, who speaks little English, couldn't answer simple questions at a court appearance.

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:52

FILE - In this April 16, 1964, file photo, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock checks her extra gas tank cap before taking off from Oakland Airport, in Oakland, Calif., during a solo flight around the world. Mock, who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the globe, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home in Florida. She was 88. (AP Photo/Robert W. Klein, File)Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.


Sagebrush recreation sites across U.S. West generate millions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:51
By Sandra Chereb CARSON CITY Nev. (Reuters) - Miles of sagebrush may be tedious to interstate travelers across the U.S. West, but the ecosystems supporting the scrubby plants are an economic generator, pumping millions into the local and national economies, according to a report released on Tuesday. An analysis prepared by ECONorthwest, an Oregon-based economics firm, estimates that recreational visitors to sagebrush country in 11 Western states spent $623 million in communities within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management recreational sites in 2013. ...

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:47

Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticismNEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive.


Brookfield wins Revel Casino auction, but loser vows to fight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:40

People walk outside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic CityBy Tom Hals (Reuters) - An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management won the auction for Atlantic City, New Jersey's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel with a $110 million bid, but within hours the losing bidder told Reuters he planned to fight the sale. Asked if he would challenge the auction result in court, Florida developer Glenn Straub told Reuters by phone: "absolutely." The auction for the shuttered hotel and casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, concluded early Wednesday behind closed doors in the New York law office of White & Case. ...


Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:35
(Reuters) - Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the suspects pulled back part of the fence to enter the Foster Farms facility. "Once inside, the suspects used a golf club, and possibly another similar type instrument, to slaughter the birds," it said in a statement, adding that 920 chickens were killed. ...

Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24

Fire destroys several businesses in Atlantic City, N.J.A fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey has destroyed several businesses and left seventeen people displaced.


Ex-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Bomb scare empties Sandy Hook school in Connecticut

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:24
(Reuters) - A bomb scare on Wednesday emptied Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, the replacement for the school where 26 people were massacred in 2012, the school district said. The scare in Monroe, Connecticut, was considered of little or no threat, and staff and students have evacuated the building, the district said in a telephone voice message to parents. "All students are safe, all staff are safe, everyone is absolutely fine," it said. The scare is being investigated and the school day will end early, the message said. ...

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:20

CDC confirms first US case of Ebola virusFederal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.