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Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:46
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Branson: 'We are determined to find out what went wrong' in fatal spaceship accident.

Police: Masked gunman shoots man in Frankford

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 00:28

 Masked gunman shoots man in FrankfordPolice are searching for a gunman who wore a Halloween mask when they say, he shot a man in Philadelphia's Frankford section early Saturday morning.


Condition of New York doctor with Ebola upgraded to 'stable'

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 23:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The condition of a New York City doctor who is being treated for Ebola after returning from West Africa has improved to "stable" from "serious from stable," hospital officials said on Saturday. Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, where he was admitted on Oct. 23. He had worked with Ebola patients in Guinea. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Frank McGurty)

Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:47

John Spinello sits in front of merchandise from the game "Operation" at his Bloomingdale, Ill. home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Spinello, the game's creator, is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised funds beyond their expectations in an online campaign in October 2014. He invented the buzzing game as a college student and sold the concept for $500 to a toy invention firm. The game was later licensed to Milton Bradley. But Spinello never got any royalties from the game or merchandise. Now he can't afford the $25,000 for oral surgery. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation needed his own operation, and it turned out he couldn't afford to pay for it.


AccuWeather: Rainy and Windy

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:46

 Rainy and WindyMeteorologist Chris Sowers is tracking a raw, wet and windy first weekend of November.


Fill 'er up: Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:31

 Gas under $3 for 1st time in 4 yearsNEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.


Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:12

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteranA Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.


Doubts chip away at nation's most trusted agencies

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 22:03

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, Steve Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looks over a map showing global health issues under the agency's surveillance from their Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta. In the space of just a few months, the reputations and approval ratings of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Secret Service, as well as the Veterans Administration, have been seen a decline. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)Even as Americans' trust in government eroded in recent years, people kept faith in a handful of agencies and institutions admired for their steadiness in ensuring the country's protection.


Russia's top radio station slapped by government

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 21:45
The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine. Roskomnadzor's warning to Ekho Moskvy related to this week's program, ...

Woman struck by vehicle in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:46

Woman struck by vehicle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was struck by a vehicle in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


'We just had a hunch': US marshals nab Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:41

Eric Frein, charged with murder of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Byron Dickson and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass Sept. 10, is taken to prison after a preliminary hearing in Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Milford, Pa. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — Scott Malkowski, a task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, spied a figure moving from the woods toward an abandoned airplane hangar in the Pocono Mountains. Looking at his face, his black hat and fleece, and his height and weight, Malkowski was certain he had his man.


Nurse free to move about as restrictions eased

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:18

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone can move about as she pleases after a Maine judge eased state-imposed restrictions on her, handing officials in Maine a defeat in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.


Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative deal

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:09

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealUnion negotiators and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reached a tentative contact deal Friday night, averting the possibility of a strike.


Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 20:08
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola "emergency" funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue. ...

2 pedestrians struck,1 dead in Northeast Philadelphia crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:54

2 pedestrians dead in Northeast Philadelphia crashPolice say two people were struck and one is dead after a Roosevelt Boulevard accident in Northeast Philadelphia Saturday morning.


Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:33

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotionsThe explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert. ...


SEPTA, union reach a deal; strike averted

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:53

Union workers, SEPTA reach tentative dealOfficials announced that a deal has been reached between SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union and workers will not be going on strike.


Woman struck by 2-vehicles in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 18:47

Woman struck by vehicle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a woman was struck by two-vehicles in front of Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.


Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million in California sex abuse ruling

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:05
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO Calif. (Reuters) - A Californian judge has ordered the Jehovah's Witnesses to pay $13.5 million to a man who was sexually abused in the 1980s by a church leader, attorney for the victim said on Friday. Church elders had assigned a man to work with Jose Lopez on bible studies, even though they knew he had admitted to molesting another boy in 1982, because they felt he was "repentant", Lopez's attorney Irwin Zalkin said. ...

Alaska mine project splits major state industries

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 16:45

FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers drill test holes at the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Southwest, Alaska. The Pebble Mine is an environmentalist rallying cry, a potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world’s richest salmon runs that the Obama administration is blocking, and an unusually-potent wedge issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong challenge for his seat. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's richest salmon runs is both an environmentalist rallying cry and a potent issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich survive a strong re-election challenge.