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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:41
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...

3-year-old NYC girl's beating death ruled homicide

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:33
NEW YORK (AP) — A medical examiner says a 3-year-old New York City girl who police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather died of blunt impact injuries to her head and torso.

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:33
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

AbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:27
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee.

U.N. officials tour Detroit to assess impact of water shutoffs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:26
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Two United Nations human rights officials on Monday finished a tour of Detroit to assess the impact of widespread water disconnections on residents in an effort by city officials to shore up some $90 million in overdue bills. During their three-day tour, housing and sanitation experts Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque met with affected residents, civil rights activists and local officials after the U.N. called the shutoffs "an affront to human rights" this summer. This summer Detroit began to pare down $90 million in overdue bills. ...

Police: Blood found does not belong to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:24

 Blood found does not belong to Eric FreinPolice say the blood found in the ongoing search for Eric Frein does not belong to the alleged killer of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.


Trio charged for serial robberies across Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:18

Trio charged for serial robberies across Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice have arrested three men in connection with a serial robbery spree targeting businesses across Northeast Philadelphia.


False carjacking report leads to arrests

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:18

False carjacking report leads to arrestsPhiladelphia police have two men in custody following a chasethat ended in a crash in the city's Logan section.


Special needs students hurt in school bus crash in Lancaster Co.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:16

Special needs students hurt in school bus crash in Lancaster Co.A school bus accident in Lancaster County has injured at least six people, four of them children.


Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questioned

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:15

Bodies of seven women found in NW Indiana; man questionedPolice investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.


5 coaches suspended at NJ high school amid hazing scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:14

5 coaches suspended at NJ high school amid hazing scandalFive football coaches at a New Jersey high school embroiled in a hazing scandal, have been suspended indefinitely.


Plan to overhaul New York airports takes step forward

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:06

Travelers pull luggage towards check-in counters inside of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports moved a step closer to reality on Monday when the state and federal governments touted a sweeping plan to make over two of the busiest U.S. travel hubs. The initiative, announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, envisions state-of-the-art facility upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology at the two aging airports in the country's most populous city. ...


2 students in NJ kept home due to Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:43

2 students in NJ kept home due to Ebola fearsWarranted or not, fear of Ebola appears to be the reason a South Jersey school decided to delay the arrival of two students who lived in Africa.


Sears store at King of Prussia Mall to close

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:41

Sears store at King of Prussia Mall to closeThe Sears store at the King of Prussia Mall will be closing soon.


Oregon man said missing after answering Craigslist ad; police probing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:40
(Reuters) - Oregon authorities are looking into the disappearance of a 19-year-old Portland man, police said on Monday, and an advocacy group said he went missing after he responded to a Craigslist job ad posted by a couple seeking a caregiver. Ian Biggs was dropped off at a downtown Portland train station by a friend on Oct. 11 as he headed to meet the couple in a large park, said Michelle Bart, a spokeswoman for the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation, which represents the man's mother. ...

Leaking North Dakota oil well contained

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:32
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days has been brought under control.

Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:18
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack. The suspect, Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, is jailed in Charlottesville, Virginia, charged in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore. She was last seen with Matthew on Sept. 13 and searchers discovered human remains on Saturday near Charlottesville, site of the university. The state medical examiner's office in Richmond is trying to identify the remains. ...

AccuWeather: Cold Start, Cool Finish

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:08

 Increasing Clouds and Showers on the WayMeteorologist David Murphy says cloudy, damp conditions build in for a few days this week.


US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:04

 A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.