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Harvard receives largest-ever gift, $350 million for public health

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:06
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday: $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School of Public Health. The donation is unrestricted, and will support efforts including increased financial aid for students, loan forgiveness for graduates who work in underserved areas, new classrooms and seed money for pathbreaking research too novel to win support from other funders. In particular, said the school's dean, Julio Frenk, the Morningside gift will support research and training in four areas: pandemics ranging from malaria and Ebola to obesity and cancer; The Morningside Foundation was established in 1996 by Drs. Ronnie and Gerald Chan to support higher education in North America and Asia.

Eagles bounce back in 34-17 win over Jaguars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:45

Eagles bounce back in 34-17 win over JaguarsThe Philadelphia Eagles rallied from a 17-0 second-half deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-17 on Sunday.


Some unable to leave town turned Bud Light set

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:34

This Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 photo shows Elk Avenue as it is slowly transformed into a beer commercial set for ``Bud Light Blue,’’ in Crested Butte, Colo. Anheuser-Busch agreed to pay $500,000 to convert the town into a set for a Bud Light commercial, a sequel to the company’s ``Up for Whatever’’ Super Bowl ad that included Arnold Schwarzenegger. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) — More than 1,000 people flown in to the small Colorado resort town of Crested Butte for the filming of Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light commercial were having problems leaving the party Sunday evening.


Man fatally struck by pickup in Deptford hit-and-run

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:34

Man fatally struck by pickup in Deptford hit-and-runA man in his 50s was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in Deptford, New Jersey.


VIDEO: Eagles fans react to nail-biting win over Jaguars

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:32

 Eagles fans react to nail-biting win over JaguarsEagles fans had a roller coaster of emotions with the team's nail-biting 34-17 win over the Jaguars.


RAW VIDEO: Mentally challenged man attacked in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:13

 Mentally challenged man attacked in DelawareA mentally-challenged man was beaten in a video-taped attack in Delaware.


Yosemite blaze prompts evacuation of 100 visitors

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:05
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park's backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.

Nanette Lepore offers a dose of escapism on runway

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:57

The Nanette Lepore Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)NEW YORK (AP) — Nanette Lepore, known for her youthful feminine fashions, sent embroidered caftans and colorful dresses with halter tops and cut-out backs down the runway on Sunday as a way to escape to warm, sunny places.


Mystery Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:55
A respiratory illness that has already sickened thousands of children in parts of the country is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

Chicago actress dies after being struck by tree

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:49

This photo provided by Cathy Taylor Public Relations, Inc., shows Molly Glynn. Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. Glynn's husband called the emergency dispatcher just before 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, to say his wife had been injured, Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said. She was 46. (AP Photo/Cathy Taylor Public Relations, Inc.)CHICAGO (AP) — Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.


Death of singer Simone Battle is ruled suicide

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:22

FILE - In this July 22, 2014 file photo, Simone Battle of the band G.R.L. poses at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lt. The death of girl group singer Battle has been ruled a suicide by hanging. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department said the cause of death was determined Sunday, Sept. 7, two days after the 25-year-old singer was found dead in her West Hollywood home. No further details are being released. (AP Photo/Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death of girl group singer Simone Battle was ruled a suicide by hanging, authorities said Sunday.


10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:04

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


Police say drunk Vermont woman had child drive car

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 08:31
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been arrested after police say she had a child drive her car while she was drunk.

Mentally challenged man beaten in videotaped attack in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:55

 Mentally challenged man attacked in DelawareNew Castle County police say they are investigating an attack on a mentally challenged man - and it was all caught on video.


Nebraska doctors say Ebola patient making progress

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:16

El médico Richard Sacra posa en una imagen sin fecha proporcionada por el Centro de Salud Familiar de Worcester, Inc., en Worcester, Massachusetts. Sacra, que se infectó de ébola en Liberia, ha logrado progresos, dijeron los médicos que lo atienden en Nebraska, el domingo 7 de 2014. (Foto AP/Centro de Salud Familiar de Worcester, Inc.)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating the man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia said Sunday that he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover.


Phila. police, firefighters honored at Cobbs Creek church

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:12

Phila. police, firefighters honored at Cobbs Creek churchA community in Cobbs Creek took time to thank the brave men and women of the Philadelphia Police and Fire departments.


Arrest in shooting that left man paralyzed in West Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:45

Arrest in shooting that left man paralyzed in West PhiladelphiaPolice have made an arrest in a shooting that left a man paralyzed in West Philadelphia.


Howard Stern, Kathy Griffin among mourners at Joan Rivers' funeral

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:44

Howard Stern, Kathy Griffin among mourners at Joan Rivers' funeralEven in death, Joan Rivers got what she wanted: A star-studded funeral, with the worlds of Hollywood, fashion, media and money all among the mourners.


Exhibit to show Reno as world's divorce capital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:42
RENO, Nev. (AP) — For nearly six decades, Reno was known as the divorce capital of the world because of liberal divorce laws that drew hundreds of thousands of estranged spouses from across the country, including Arthur Miller, Jack Dempsey, Clare Boothe Luce and Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:07

Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper Endicott walk to a waiting car after the funeral service for comedian Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El in New York Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Rivers died Thursday at 81. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media.