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Ebola patient in Texas just returned from West Africa: Texas officials

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:41
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The patient at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola is an adult who developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, the Texas Department of Health Services said in a news release on Tuesday. The patient, who has not been identified, is being treated in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, it said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz and Marice Richter; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breach

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:39

Secret Service head takes heat for White House breachFacing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.


U.S. home-schooling group criticizes Sandy Hook panel report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:34

Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New YorkBy Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. home-schooling advocacy group on Tuesday criticized a proposal for closer monitoring of home-schooled students, likely to be made by a Connecticut panel charged with improving school safety following the 2012 Newtown massacre. ...


2 more Philadelphia ironworkers plead in intimidation case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:27

2 more Philadelphia ironworkers plead in intimidation caseTwo more ironworkers have pleaded guilty in a union violence case that involves the arson of a Quaker meeting house near Philadelphia.


Manager arrested in wake of Miami shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:26

The Spot, a club in Miami, Fla.At The Spot, customers can typically buy beer, listen to music and eat fried conch or chicken wings. "Teen nights" at the restaurant and lounge had recently been drawing large crowds, and there were scores of young people there about 1 a.m. Sunday when police said a shooting erupted, wounding 15, including an 11-year-old girl.


Body recovered from Delaware River in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:25

Body recovered from Delaware River in South PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Delaware River Tuesday afternoon.


Colorado's pot market getting new competition

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:25

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014 file photo, marijuana store owner Toni Fox, right, greets customers who stand in a line numbering several hundred people, shortly after the opening of her 3D Cannabis Center, a recreational retail outlet in Denver. Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 competition. The state gave existing medical marijuana dispensaries and growers like Fox's a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)DENVER (AP) — Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition.


On video: Thief steals ATM, carts it off in trash can

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:24

 Thief steals ATM, carts it off in trash canPolice say a man tried an unusual tactic during the theft of an ATM - carting it off in a trash can.


Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:19

This undated photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office shows Beverly Carter. Authorities say Carter's body was found early Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in a shallow grave at a concrete company, about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock, Ark. Carter had been missing since Thursday. (AP Photo/Courtesy Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company.


Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:19

Students put their hands on their heads as they are lead out of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 after a shooting. Officials said a student was injured and one person was being sought in connection with the incident. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Scott Utterback)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.


Body cam helps justify fatal Utah police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:14

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill speaks to reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Gill ruled a Salt Lake City police officer was justified when he shot and killed Dillon Taylor last month after the 20-year-old repeatedly ignored commands to show his hands and made a motion as if he were pulling a gun from his waistband. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors didn't have to rely solely on interviews, ballistic reports and the autopsy to determine if a recent fatal police shooting was justified — they had a recording of the events taken by the body camera worn by the officer.


NYC mayor signs order expanding living wage law

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:51
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday that expanded New York City's living wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90 for workers who do not receive benefits. The significant ...

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:45

 USA National Championships-FinalsBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down." Police said Phelps, 29, was clocked by radar around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 miles per hour (135 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph) zone. He was booked and released. ...


Joe Scarborough is writing book on fatherhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:44

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo, Joe Scarborough attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards in New York. The “Morning Joe” host and former republican congressman has a deal with Weinstein Books for a currently untitled memoir scheduled to come out next fall. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Scarborough's next book will be personal.


U.S. restaurant patrons support minimum wage hike: survey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:44
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While the U.S. restaurant industry fights national and state efforts to increase the minimum wage, a new survey released on Tuesday showed that 83 percent of restaurant patrons support raising it and adjusting it annually for inflation. The results come as two years of union-backed protests by fast-food workers have put a spotlight on the plight of the working poor and helped fuel a debate about the federal minimum wage, which has been $7.25 since 2009. ...

Body of missing Arkansas real estate agent found in shallow grave

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:43
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found on Tuesday in a shallow grave at an industrial site several miles from the house she was trying to sell at the time of her disappearance last week, police said. Arron Lewis, a 33-year-old Arkansas prison parolee arrested on Monday on suspicion of abducting 49-year-old Beverly Carter, was charged with capital murder, according to police. He pleaded not guilty to all charges at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. "She was a target of opportunity for him. ...

Mistrial in assault case over stray cat feeding

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:32
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman last year in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats.

2 car crash on Route 1 near Christiana Mall

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:28

2 car crash on Route 1 near Christiana MallDelaware State Police are investigating an accident on Route 1 in Newark.


Frontier returns to Philly with limited $14.99 flights

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:21

Frontier returns to Philly with limited $14.99 flightsFrontier Airlines announced its return to Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday with a huge promotion.


Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:20

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps arrested for DUIThe Olympic swimmer was arrested for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning.