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Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attack

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:37

Man eaten by wild black bear after suffering heart attackA wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack


Teen charged after leaving waitress tip covered in fecal matter

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:36

Teen charged after leaving waitress tip covered in fecal matterThe waitress says she smelled a "foul odor" coming from the bill folder and called police when she realized what was on the money


Sick woman at Dallas train station not on Ebola watchlist: official

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:35

Health workers in protection suits wait in the corridor near a quarantine ward during a drill to demonstrate the procedures of handling Ebola victims, at a hospital in Guangzhou(Reuters) - A Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday after a report that a woman fell ill at the facility, but the transit authority denied an earlier report that the woman had been on a watchlist for possible exposure to Ebola. The woman exited a northbound train at the White Rock Station and vomited, leading the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system to close the station as a precaution. "The person being treated by Dallas Fire Rescue at White Rock Station is NOT on any Ebola watchlist," Morgan Lyons, a DART spokeswoman, wrote in an email. ...


Iran says number of foreign tourists surges

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:30
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The number of foreigners visiting Iran jumped dramatically over the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year earlier, Iran's top tourism official said Saturday.

Sprint cuts 452 jobs at its Kansas headquarters

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:19
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corp. has cut 452 jobs from its Overland Park headquarters as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort, the nation's third-biggest cellphone carrier disclosed in a filing with the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Police: Another ambush suspect sighting reported

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:11
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A rifle-toting man with a mud-covered face who was spotted in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains is believed to be the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, officials said Saturday.

Site for Greek church near WTC gets blessing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of members of New York's Greek Orthodox community attended a blessing ceremony Saturday for a new church near ground zero in Lower Manhattan that will replace a house of worship that was destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsize

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 03:21

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsizeAuthorities say six people had to be rescued from the Delaware River after two sailboats capsized Saturday afternoon in New Castle County, Delaware.


Brown pursues lasting policy legacy in California

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

 get elected to a fourth term as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.


6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats collide

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:44

6 people rescued from Delaware River after sailboats capsizeAuthorities say six people had to be rescued from the Delaware River after two sailboats collided Saturday afternoon in New Castle County, Delaware.


Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:34

In this June 20, 2014 photo, firemen inspect the burned Teresa Moda garment factory in Prato, Italy. The fire that destroyed the Teresa Moda factory on Dec. 1, 2013, was the deadliest in living memory. It exposed the true cost of cheap clothes, laying bare the consequences of years of failed law enforcement and the pursuit of profit over safety. (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)PRATO, Italy (AP) — The first thing the firefighters saw was the arm sticking out of the barred window on the second floor of the factory. Flames reached through the partially collapsed roof and a high column of smoke darkened the winter sky. This fire had been burning for some time.


Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:33
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

Missouri officer says he feared for life before shooting unarmed teen: report

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:27

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which was discharged twice in his patrol car, the New York Times reported. Government officials briefed on a federal civil rights probe into the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told the New York Times that Wilson had said he was pinned in his car and punched and scratched by Brown in the moments before the shooting. ...


Recall issued after deadly fire truck crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:26
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A company that manufactures drivetrains for International fire engines has issued a recall after Montana authorities concluded a faulty drivetrain was responsible for a fatal crash that killed six people outside Helena.

Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:00
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas.

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:41

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.


What's next after wild week for stocks?

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:32

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, specialists Robert Tuccillo, left, and Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market took investors on a wild ride this week. In fact, at one point on Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 460 points, but pared most of those losses by the end of the trading day. Investors are now wondering what's next for the market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market needs to see a therapist.


More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:17
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

2 killed, 8 critically injured in Arizona crash

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:01
PHOENIX (AP) — Two people were killed and eight others critically injured in an early morning crash Saturday on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:56

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2014, students and faculty say the Pledge of Allegiance during an assembly at the Crystal Boarding School in Crystal, N.M. on the Navajo Nation. The school is one of 183 for Native American students run by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Education. The Obama administration is pushing ahead with a plan to improve the schools that gives tribes more control. But the endeavor is complicated by disrepair of so many buildings, not to mention a federal legacy dating to the 19th century that for many years forced Native American children to attend boarding schools. (AP Photo/John Locher)WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation's lowest performing.