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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 9 min ago

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.


2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 14 min ago

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareTwo students face charges and another was hospitalized after fighting broke out during a bomb threat evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 15 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died.

Union player challenges you to kick Ebola in the butt

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 18 min ago

Union player challenges you to kick Ebola in the buttPhiladelphia Union soccer player Michael Lahoud has kicked off a campaign to help.


UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 20 min ago
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.

Boston mayor vetoes $20,000 city council pay raise

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid.

Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 23 min ago

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday. State health officials will extensively interview all travelers arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. ...


Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2012, file photo, women walk by a statue of Joseph and Emma Smith outside the church office building during the 182nd Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay reveals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith’s wives were between 20 and 40 years old but that one was just 14. While part of the church's early days, polygamy has been banned in the faith since 1890. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Scott Sommerdorf, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.


Pennsylvania man faces possible life in prison for child porn

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 25 min ago
By Elizabeth Daley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man faces life in prison for child pornography he left on a computer tablet he sold at a Christmas flea market, according to authorities. The woman who bought the tablet as a Christmas gift for her daughter discovered videos of Donald Miller having sex with an 8-year-old girl, prosecutors said at a court hearing earlier this week. Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to a state count of rape of a child and a federal charge of producing child pornography in Pittsburgh, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Assistant U.S. ...

No verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 30 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court to attend his trial in Boston. Closing arguments are being held in the case Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence several days after the April 15, 2013 attack. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).


Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 32 min ago

This 1972 photo provided by Quynh Thai shows former Vietnamese photographer Le Minh Thai during the battle of An Loc in Vietnam during the war in Vietnam. Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam war for U.S. media outlets, died on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 93. The eldest son of a merchant family in Vietnam’s ancient port city of Hoi An, Minh went on to become a member of the Saigon press corps who first worked for The Associated Press and later for Time-Life magazine, covering his country’s civil war. (AP Photo/Quynh Thai)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.


2 teens shot near Dobbins High School

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 35 min ago

2 teens shot near Dobbins High SchoolPolice are investigating a double shooting near a Philadelphia high school that injured two teenagers.


Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 45 min ago
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot.

Alabama attorneys complain of harassment after $460,000 settlement

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 47 min ago
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Lawyers for a man who received a $460,000 settlement after suing the city of Birmingham for police brutality said on Friday they had received harassing emails and phone calls after it was disclosed they would pocket all but $1,000 of the settlement. “We have been called criminals, thugs, crooks, thieves, liars, cheats, and many other names,” the lawyers said in a statement on Friday. ...

Marathon suspect's lawyers again cite media leaks

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 51 min ago

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. At least 1,000 people will be summoned and asked to fill out questionnaires for Tsarnaev's jury in the trial, a federal judge said during a status hearing Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Tsarnaev is charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and could face the death penalty if convicted. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are complaining for a third time about media leaks they say are jeopardizing his right to a fair trial.


Court allows Oklahoma to delay executions due to lack of drugs

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago

The death chamber is seen through the steel bars from the viewing room at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, TexasOKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma court accepted a motion from the state on Friday to delay three planned executions so prison authorities can obtain a fresh batch of lethal injection drugs and implement new protocols drawn up after a troubled execution this year. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rescheduled the executions of death row inmates Charles Warner, Richard Glossip and John Grant, which were planned for this year. They were delayed by about two months each. ...


Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 54 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantineThe governors of New Jersey and New York say they're issuing a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.


Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - 3 hours 59 min ago

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentationNEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here in New York," Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. "A quarantine order will be issued." Christie's remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC. ...


AccuWeather: Some sun, breezy and milder today

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 13 min ago

 Some sun, breezy and milder todayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're in for a nice weekend with highs in the 60s.