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Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:26

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South PhiladelphiaMore than a dozen dogs, including at least 8 puppies, have been removed from a home after police raided a suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia.


Ebola nurse who was in NJ now quarantined in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:22

Ebola nurse who was in NJ now quarantined in MaineA nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey.


Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:21

Dallas nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospitalA Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.


New York boy cleared of Ebola had respiratory infection

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:20
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York boy who tested negative for Ebola had a fever from a respiratory infection, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation said on Tuesday. The 5-year-old boy has been fully cleared of Ebola and will be removed from isolation but will remain at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, HHC said. (Reporting by Laila Kearney)

Fence jumper calm day after courtroom outburst

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his outburst in a federal courtroom, a man accused of scaling the White House fence stood calmly before a judge on Tuesday as a hearing on previous charges was postponed.

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:13

Rescue workers use pipes to pump water out of the mine after underground waters flooded a section of a coal mine in the town of Ermenek, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Ankara, close to Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. At least 18 workers were trapped inside, officials and reports said _ an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation’s poor workplace safety standards. In May, a fire inside a coal mine in the western town of Soma killed 301 miners in Turkey’s worst mining disaster. The fire exposed poor safety standards and superficial government inspections in many of the country's mines.(AP Photo/IHA) TURKEY OUTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said — an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.


Human remains found as Riverton, New Jersey couple digs for pool

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:32

Human remains found as workers dig for pool in Riverton, New JerseyThe Burlington County Prosecutor's Office is investigating after human remains were found on a property in Riverton, New Jersey.


Companies continue battle for Marvel superheroes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:13
DENVER (AP) — Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk will loom large in a federal appeals court as a Colorado company battles with Disney for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters in a longtime dispute.

U.S. isolates troops, Australia imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:10

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, visits the Western Area Emergency Response Centre in FreetownBy Phil Stewart and Matt Siegel WASHINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. military has isolated soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia imposed a visa ban on the affected countries, policies that critics said would have little benefit but could feed a global panic. Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people since March, mostly in West Africa, but nine cases in the United States prompted states such as New York and New Jersey to ignore federal advice and quarantine all health workers returning from the region. The United Nations criticized the U.S. ...


$1.4 billion fertilizer plant coming to Illinois

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:08
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday.

Baby wipes recalled due to possible bacteria

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:04

Baby wipes recalled due to possible bacteria10 different brands of Nutek Disposables baby wipes are being recalled after finding bacteria in some lots of the products. The wipes are sold at places like Family Dollar, Walgreens and Sam's Club


2 students injured in science lab at Villanova University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:55

2 students injured in science lab at Villanova UniversityOfficials at Villanova University say two students suffered minor burns in an incident on campus Tuesday morning.


Aetna tops Street in 3Q, raises 2014 forecast

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:47

Aetna tops Street in 3Q, raises 2014 forecastAetna became the latest major health insurer to thump third-quarter expectations and raise its 2014 forecast, but the company's shares slipped Tuesday after it also said expenses climbed more than expected for part of its enrollment.


India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:36

A schoolgirl sits among boys at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to the annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum released Tuesday. India ranked an impressive 15th for female political participation, but it was among the bottom 20 in terms of income, literacy, work force participation and infant survival. (Mahesh Kumar A.)NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.


2 reportedly suffer chemical burns at Villanova University

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:26

2 students injured in science lab at Villanova UniversityOfficials at Villanova University are looking into reports of two people who received some sort of possible chemical burn there this morning.


Emissions drop puts EU just shy of 2020 goal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:24
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its emissions target for 2020.

USVI: Buyer found for former Hovensa oil refinery

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:23
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands' governor says the owners of the former Hovensa oil refinery in St. Croix have found a buyer.

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted of lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:20
BOSTON (AP) — Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted of lying to FBI.

Nurse who had Ebola will be released from hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:14

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, will attend a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to discuss her discharge from the hospital after tests showed she's virus-free. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File)ATLANTA (AP) — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.


Jury reaches verdict in trial of friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:12

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBOSTON (Reuters) - The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a college friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber, who is charged with lying to authorities in a terrorism investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Robel Phillipos, 21, was charged with lying about having visited suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260. (Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Paul Thomasch)