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Third U.S. Ebola survivor says may return to Liberia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:52
BOSTON (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola, which he contracted while working in Liberia, said on Friday that he would like to return to Africa to continue to fight the outbreak. The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra, spoke to reporters a day after his release from Nebraska Medical Center, where he had been treated for the disease for the past three weeks. He had fallen ill while working at a hospital in Liberia, where doctors have been fighting a historic outbreak of the deadly virus. "The odds of my ending up back there are pretty high. ...

Fatality near NY-New Jersey bridge snarls traffic

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:48
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A fatal crash on a New Jersey interstate near the busy George Washington Bridge has left a truck driver dead and another motorist injured.

Owners of Connecticut's 'Mystic Pizza' fined over unpaid wages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:45
By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut restaurant that was the setting of the 1988 movie "Mystic Pizza," which helped launched Julia Roberts' career, has been cited by state labor authorities who found it owed employees $105,000 in back pay and unpaid overtime. Located in the touristy port town of Mystic, the restaurant which has long capitalized on its role in the film about the lives of three waitresses was also ordered to pay $23,000 in civil penalties for the wage-law violations. ...

PHOTOS: Workplace beheading in Oklahoma

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:42

 Workplace beheading in OklahomaPolice responded to a suburban Oklahoma City food distribution center where a woman was beheaded by a co-worker.


Hungary cuts off natural gas shipments to Ukraine

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:32
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary unexpectedly cut off natural gas shipments to Ukraine on Thursday, days after getting assurances from Russian supplier Gazprom that it would get enough deliveries to fill up its own gas storage facilities.

U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:28

U.S. President Obama announces the resignation of Attorney General Holder at the White House in WashingtonBy Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department. Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed. His nearly six-year term, marked by civil rights advances and frequent fights with Congress, made him one of the nation's longest serving attorneys ...


Donald Trump, neighbors bicker over golf course

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:28
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump has angered some South Florida residents by installing a fence of bushy trees that blocks their views of greens and fairways at the Trump National Doral golf complex in Doral.

Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Idaho

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:19
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A warning light signaling an engine fire prompted the pilots of a chartered passenger jet to make an emergency landing in Boise.

Testimony: Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:17
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

Former U.S. official indicted over lavish Las Vegas conference

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted a former official who headed the federal General Services Administration unit that came under fire for holding a lavish Las Vegas conference in 2010. The San Francisco grand jury charged Jeffrey Neely, 59, on Thursday with filing false expense reports claiming he was traveling on official business, using a false document and lying to the GSA's inspector general. Neely headed the GSA unit that administered public buildings on the West Coast and in the Pacific. ...

BlackBerry posts smaller $207M quarterly loss

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:09

In this July 9, 2013 photo, a Canadian flag flies at BlackBerry's headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, just days after the embattled company launched a new phone. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)TORONTO (AP) — BlackBerry posted a smaller loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone.


Tusk's aide resigns new job after cronyism outcry

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:37
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish oil company PKN Orlen said Friday that an aide to the country's former Prime Minister Donald Tusk has resigned from his new job following a storm over his appointment.

Factbox: Obamacare could see second wave of Medicaid expansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:22
(Reuters) - One of the most highly contentious Obamacare programs, which calls on states to expand their publicly-funded healthcare for the poor, could see a second wave of participation by U.S. states later this year or early in 2015, according to state officials and independent analysts. Following are states whose governor's offices or legislators have held talks with President Barack Obama's administration about possible options for extending healthcare coverage known as Medicaid to uninsured low-income residents. ...

Officials investigate possible electrocution in Havertown

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:07

Woman beheaded at Oklahoma food distribution center, police sayOfficials in Delaware County responded to the scene of a possible electrocution in Havertown Friday morning.


'Daily Show' airs controversial Redskins segment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.

Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 22:02

Deadly crash slows traffic on I-476A fatal crash slowed traffic on I-476 in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County early Friday.


Intel invests up to $1.5B in China mobile venture

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:58

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011, file photo, the Intel logo is displayed on the exterior of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel Corp., says it will invest up to 9 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) to take a 20 percent state in Chinese chipmakers Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, which are controlled by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd., a state-owned company funded by Tsinghua University. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel will pay up to $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in a Chinese venture that will design and make Intel-branded chips for mobile phones and other electronics.


Texas meat packer recalls beef products for possible E.coli

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:55
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Texas meat processing plant has recalled 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products for possible contamination with the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Thursday. USDA said Caviness Beef Packers in Hereford, Texas is recalling the 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings products with potential E.coli 0157:H7. Caviness' beef trimmings were shipped to fast food restaurants and retail distribution locations in Texas. ...

Fire at air traffic control site in Chicago stops O'Hare, Midway flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:37

Fire stops Chicago's O'Hare, Midway flights; PHL says check statusA fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility threatened to send delays and cancellations rippling around the nation's air travel network.


Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed sea

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 21:35

Filipino business tycoon Manuel Pangilinan talks to reporters following the launching of free Internet surfing service to millions of pre-paid subscribers of his telecommunications company at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Pangilinan said a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership. Pangilinan said that Filipino-British company Forum Energy PLC communicated the offer to China National Offshore Oil Corp. to explore Reed Bank, northwest of the Philippine island of Palawan. Philippine and Chinese vessels had a confrontation there three years ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippine energy company said Friday a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership.