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Police swarm clothing bin amid Eric Frein search

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:55

Police swarm near clothing bin amid Eric Frein searchPolice swarmed the area around a clothing bin late Tuesday morning after another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the man who allegedly gunned down a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.


California climber dies in fall at Zion National Park in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:50
(Reuters) - A climber from California died at Zion National Park in Utah after falling backward and tumbling 80 feet (24 metres) down a sleep slope, Park Service officials said on Tuesday. Christopher Spencer, 47, and a climbing partner on Sunday set out to conquer "Iron Messiah" and Spencer was not roped in when he fell and struck a series of ledges, the National Park Service said in a statement. Medics reached Spencer and stabilized him before transporting him to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, the Park Service said. ...

AccuWeather: Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Showers Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:42

 Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Showers TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says even more rain is likely on Wednesday.


Main Line drug ring leader enters guilty plea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:38

Main Line drug ring leader enters guilty pleaA leader of a drug ring operating in the Main Line has entered an open guilty plea.


Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:38

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca swims between two adults in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research on Friday Harbor said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the baby orca apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia. Balcomb said the whale, designated L-120, has not been seen since the L pod returned in recent days to the inland waters of western Washington.(AP Photo/Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.


Man in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton apartment

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:37

Man in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton apartmentA man is in custody after shots were fired inside an apartment in East Norriton, Montgomery County.


Meeting could decide fate of Sayreville coaches

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:37

Meeting could decide fate of Sayreville coachesA school board meeting Tuesday night could decide the fate of five football coaches at Sayreville War Memorial High School.


Jury selection begins for Pa. professor accused of poisoning wife

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:32
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Tuesday in the case of a University of Pittsburgh professor charged with killing his physician wife last year by poisoning her with cyanide. Robert Ferrante, 66, who taught neurological surgery, is accused of using cyanide he ordered through his medical research lab to kill his 41-year-old wife, Autumn Klein, a successful neurologist. Ferrante is set to stand trial for homicide at the Allegheny County Court in Pittsburgh. A trial date has not been set. ...

Schools closed today in Pocono Mountain School District amid search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:30

Police swarm near clothing bin amid Eric Frein searchThe Pocono Mountain School district has announced that all schools will be closed Tuesday.


$5,000 reward in Chickie's and Pete's robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:28

$5,000 reward in Chickie's and Pete's robberyThe owner of Chickie's and Pete's is offering a $5,000 reward to help find two armed robbers who terrorized employees of the restaurant in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.


Car slams into Police and Fire Credit Union on Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:26

Car slams into Police and Fire Credit Union on Broad StreetA car slammed into a Police and Fire Credit Union building in South Philadelphia Tuesday morning.


Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:23
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:23

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prisonOscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


VA says it'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestone

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:23
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York.

Journalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:19
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa.

Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:14

licensed clinician Roseda Marshall, of LiberiaBALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.


Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:06

FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie, posing prior to a press conference held in Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.


The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:05

In this photo taken Oct. 9, 2014, body products on display at a Whole Foods in Washington. There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Wander through the grocery store and check out the shelves where some detergents, hand lotions and clothing proclaim organic bona fides. Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are bogus. Some retailers, like Whole Foods, have stepped in with their own requirements for what can be labeled organic. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.


Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:03
(Reuters) - There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared for the man have been infected with the virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people and infected more than 9,100 in the worst outbreak on record, centered in three impoverished West African countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. ...

Man in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:02

Man in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton apartmentA man is in custody after shots were fired inside an apartment in East Norriton, Montgomery County.