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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:24

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, a sign lets customers know they can get a flu shot in a Walgreen store in Indianapolis. Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola, chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical conference. Misinformed patients with Ebola-like symptoms can take up time and resources in busy emergency rooms, and doctors fear the problem may worsen when flu season ramps up. . (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.


Two brothers arrested in North Carolina courthouse shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:15
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Two brothers were in police custody on Thursday in connection with a shooting outside a North Carolina courthouse that critically wounded two people, police said. Brandon Tremaine Morris, 31, was identified as the man who opened fire in front of the Nash County courthouse on Tuesday, hitting one man in the back and another in the leg and hand. Morris surrendered on Thursday and was expected to face charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, a Nashville Police Department statement said. ...

Woman rescued after violent crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:05

Woman rescued after violent crash on Roosevelt BoulevardA woman had to be rescued from a smashed SUV after crashing in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section early Thursday morning.


Judge won't toss most charges in homeless killings

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has refused to throw out most of the charges against three New Mexico teenagers accused of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks and other objects.

New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:53
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.

In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:38
By Jonathan Allen and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph) In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. ...

Suspect jailed, 2nd man sought in NC shooting

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:34
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:31
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic have been convicted for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified program.

N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:29

Quarantine officials distribute leaflets explaining Ebola Virus and its symptoms to passengers at a departure terminal of the Beijing Capital International AirportNorth Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said ...


Bird strike forces flight to return to Los Angeles

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport because of a bird strike is back on its way to Florida.

Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:03

A lock secures a chain on the steel fence of a foreclosed home previously owned by U.S. Bancorp in Los AngelesBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This corrects paragraph 28 to show financial institutions in Maryland have 27 years, not 36, to collect deficiency judgments) Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets.     By now, banks have usually sold the houses. ...


Memorial underway for Cleveland killer's victims

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:56
CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of the 11 victims of a convicted Cleveland serial killer broke ground on a memorial at the site where those victims' remains were found and the man's home was later demolished.

Accused of stealing campaign signs, Delaware lawmaker's husband turns himself in

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:55

Accused of stealing campaign signs, Delaware lawmaker's husband turns himself inThe husband of a Delaware state senator is accused of stealing a rival's campaign signs. Campaign workers say they caught it all on camera.


Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:54

a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parentsLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.


Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:52

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in MaineA nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.


Volkswagen Q3 profits jump 56 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:36

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012 file photo worker Michael Keil checks a Golf VII car during a press tour at the plant of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, central Germany. Volkswagen AG says Thursday, Oct. 30, 2013, that net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company sees continuing sales growth in China and Europe. Net profit rose to 2.97 billion euros (US dollar 3.8 billion) from 1.91 billion euros in the same quarter a year ago. Sales revenue rose 4.1 percent to 48.9 billion euros (US dollar 62.4 billion). (AP Photo/Jens Meyer,File)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says net profit jumped 56 percent in the third quarter as the company saw more sales growth in China and a slowly recovering European auto market.


Some Rhode Island voters face 40 ballot questions

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:10
BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Voting in one Rhode Island town next Tuesday won't be quick.

Roosevelt Boulevard reopens after tanker, sedan collide in fog

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:42

Roosevelt Boulevard reopens after tanker, sedan collide in fogAll lanes are back open on the southbound Roosevelt Boulevard after an earlier crash involving a gasoline tanker and a sedan.


Viral video documents New York street harassment

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:16

CORRECTS SPELLING OF ACTRESS'S NAME Actress Shoshana Roberts is seen during an interview at Associated Press headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Roberts starred in a video discretely made by man walking in front of her as she walked the streets of New York City and endured dozens of unsolicited catcalls during the course of a single day. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)NEW YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.


2 female suspected burglars shot, seriously injured by homeowner in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:03

2 female suspected burglars shot, seriously injured by homeowner in TexasOne woman may be paralyzed and the other may lose an arm after they were shot by a Texas homeowner during an alleged break-in.