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Cyprus president scolds Central Bank chief

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 46 min ago
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president has strongly criticized the bailed-out country's Central Bank chief for not disclosing details of her daughter's job, which may have embroiled her in a possible conflict of interest.

Bodies of three young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 47 min ago
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said on Friday. The siblings' suspected abduction might have been orchestrated by local security officials, said the office of Ismael Quintanilla, attorney general of the border state of Tamaulipas. ...

$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 49 min ago

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. The homeless former Marine died in February, 2014 in a Rikers Island jail cell that multiple city officials say was at least 100 degrees when his body was discovered. The city on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reached a $2.25 million settlement with Alma Murdough. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.


US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 59 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.

5 football players charged in assault of West Chester man

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 1 min ago

5 football players charged in assault of West Chester manThe five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school.


Judge's rejection of nurse quarantine 'unfortunate': Maine governor

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 8 min ago
(Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Friday it was unfortunate that a judge rejected the state's attempts to impose a strict quarantine on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, but said he will abide by the ruling. The ruling appeared to end a stand-off between the state and the nurse, Kaci Hickox, who had defied officials by leaving her house and going for a bike ride. "The judge has eased restrictions with this ruling. And I believe it is unfortunate," LePage said in a statement. "However, the state will abide by law." (Reporting by Jonathan Allen)

Three Illinois siblings killed in crash before Halloween parade

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 9 min ago
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three siblings on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and their mother and brother seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night in Vandalia, a town of roughly 7,000 people located about 70 miles northeast of St. Louis, just minutes ahead of a Halloween parade that draws many visitors, said Vandalia Police Chief Jeff Ray. ...

EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago

Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North KoreaUNITED NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.


Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 10 min ago

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, a small crowd of onlookers watch a parachutist dangling from one of the guy wires of a broadcast tower in south St. Louis County, Mo. Firefighters rescued the parachutist who became stuck about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.


Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 14 min ago

 "Debt."(AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.


Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci HickoxKaci Hickox is free to travel unrestricted after a Maine judge on Friday rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients.


Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare’s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem seems to have started with a bureaucratic rule now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services inspector general says Medicare has been allowing payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient’s death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.


U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago

An unmanned Antares rocket is seen exploding seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in this still image from NASA video at Wallops IslandBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem. Technical data relayed from Orbital’s Antares rocket before and after Tuesday’s liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, show everything was fine until the rocket’s ascent stopped 15 seconds into the flight, the company said in a status report issued late Thursday. ...


Firefighter, resident injured in West Philadelphia apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 28 min ago

Firefighter, resident injured in West Philadelphia apartment fireA firefighter and resident were injured in a massive apartment blaze in West Philadelphia late Thursday night.


Mom can't visit children she drove into ocean

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 37 min ago
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards.

Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 43 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday had earlier instructed Kaci Hickox to avoid "public places" like shopping centers and to maintain a three-foot distance from others at the state's request, hours after she defied officials and went for a bike ride. ...

Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Celia Savage, right, gets into a waiting car as she leaves federal court after pleading guilty to two federal firearms charges in Gainesville, Ga. Savage, 25, appeared Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, before a judge who sentenced her to serve three years in prison. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.


Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Kaci Hickox

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 55 min ago

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse Kaci HickoxA Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.


Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

Competency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago
PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.