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Boy Under Observation at NYC Hospital Over Ebola Concerns

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:59
A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.

Dutch media startup lands investment from NYT

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:38
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch startup that sells news on a per-article basis has landed a 3 million euro investment from The New York Times and the German publishing house Axel Springer SE.

Nurse in Ebola Quarantine Fights for Freedom

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:18
The lawyer for a nurse in a 21-day mandatory quarantine in a New Jersey hospital after she returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa said he is planning to file a federal suit to get her released.

Lava from Hawaii volcano threatens homes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 19:03

Lava from Hawaii volcano threatens homesOfficials say molten lava from a Hawaii volcano has been flowing steadily in an area where residents have been warned they might have to evacuate their homes.


Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:38

Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say23-year-old Patricia Shurig is charged with assault. She and her baby were pulled to safety in Atlantic City thanks to the quick thinking of Good Samaritans.


U.S. Marine to go on trial for killing Filipino, but charge unclear

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 18:25

Protesters display banners seeking justice for murdered Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude, who also goes by the name Jennifer, during a protest in ManilaMANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will put a U.S. Marine on trial for killing a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S. Navy base but prosecutors have yet to decide whether to charge him with murder or the lesser crime of homicide. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton failed to answer a murder complaint filed by police on Monday, the deadline set by prosecutors, leaving it to the prosecution to determine what charge he faces. ...


Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:40

Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say23-year-old Patricia Shurig and her baby were pulled to safety in Atlantic City thanks to the quick thinking of Good Samaritans nearby.


Mother rescued after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:36

Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say23-year-old Patricia Shurig and her baby were pulled to safety in Atlantic City thanks to the quick thinking of Good Samaritans nearby.


Mother who threw baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City identified

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:33

Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police say23-year-old Patricia Shurig and her baby were pulled to safety in Atlantic City thanks to the quick thinking of Good Samaritans nearby.


Good Samaritans rescue mother, baby from water in Atlantic City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:25

Mother charged after throwing baby, self into ocean in Atlantic City, police sayPolice say a woman threw her baby into the water in Atlantic City then jumped in herself - both were pulled to safety thanks to the quick thinking of Good Samaritans nearby.


Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:11

Girl wounded in Washington school shooting diesA 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.


Could more have been done for Thomas Eric Duncan?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:10

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.DALLAS (AP) — When Thomas Eric Duncan became the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, his relatives with roots in virus-ravaged Liberia knew what questions to ask.


Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:58
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussions beyond the state's borders.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:53

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz, poses for a portrait in a campus classroom. Fall for many high school seniors means deciding where to apply for college and maybe a trip to a guidance counselor. Lukasiewicz, 18, remembers vividly the day Northwestern University began emailing acceptance letters. A chatroom devoted to Northwestern hopefuls on a site called “College Confidential” was buzzing. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in analyzing lots of data we put online mean today’s high school seniors have more tools than ever to help them find the right college, though it’s still an inexact science. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.


Hazing trial starts for 4 FAMU band members

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:36

FILE- In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Pam Champion, right, and Robert Champion, Sr., left, hold a photo of their son, Robert, a Florida A&M University drum major who died in a hazing incident, as they are photographed in their attorney's office following a press conference in Atlanta. The trial for four band members charged in the hazing death of Champion begins Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The trial of four members of Florida A&M University's marching band on charges of felony hazing and manslaughter was scheduled to start Monday, nearly three years after drum major Robert Champion died from being beaten.


Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:29

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days. Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease. ...


Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:29

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days. Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease. ...


Suspect in police killings had multiple identities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:05

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and he had been deported to Mexico twice.


Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:03

A memorial grows Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria left two dead and four wounded. The shooter was among the dead. A first year teacher was being hailed as a hero for intervening in the shooting, possibly stopping the gunman. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.


Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:12

File-This Feb. 28, 2014, file photo shows Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., speaking during a news conference after a private U.N. Security Council meeting. Power is going to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. A statement released late Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, by the U.S. mission to the U.N. says Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.