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WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:56

Jeff Hulbert, of Annapolis, Md., protests U.S. handling of Ebola cases outside of the White House Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic.


Woman struck by car on Broad Street

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:49

Woman struck by car on Broad StreetA woman was hospitalized in critical condition after she was struck by a car in Philadelphia's Logan section.


UN now training Ebola survivors to help with care

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:48
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has begun training Ebola survivors to help respond to the soaring number of cases in West Africa, because people who've lived through the experience are now immune to the disease, UNICEF's crisis communications chief told reporters Friday.

Prosecutors: Suspect plotted to kill 9 witnesses

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:46
MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man awaiting trial for insurance fraud has been charged with plotting to kill nine witnesses set to testify against him.

Container ship adrift off British Columbia coast

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:41

In this aerial photo provided by the Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific)OLD MASSETT, British Columbia (AP) — A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine, northern coast Friday, raising fears it could run aground and cause a spill.


Corrections officer found dead in her Southwest Philadelphia home

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:39

Corrections officer found dead in Southwest Philadelphia homeA corrections officer was found murdered in her Southwest Philadelphia home and police believe she knew her killer.


Ana turns into hurricane off the coast of Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:39

Tourists play in the waves, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hurricane Ana remained far enough away from the Hawaiian islands to allow tourists to enjoy the mostly sunny weather. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The powerful Pacific storm churning toward Hawaii became a hurricane but remained far enough away from the islands to allow tourists to make the most of Friday's remaining sunny weather.


Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:57

FBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington. Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and “justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.


4 pets rescued from Norristown house fire

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:50

4 pets rescued from Norristown house fireQuick work by neighbors and firefighters saved the lives of four pets in a house fire in Norristown.


Cubans, U.S. troops could work side-by-side in Ebola fight

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:38
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban doctors and U.S. military personnel could work side-by-side in West Africa as part of international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, possibly leading to improved bilateral relations, a top Cuban health official said on Friday. The two long-time adversaries are among the countries aiding West Africa, where Ebola has killed some 4,546 people since the outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever began there in March. ...

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:29

Labels point out products verified to not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) at the Central Co-op in Seattle, WashingtonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show. Both measures would require labels on foods made with genetically engineered crops, which are common in the United States. Voters in Colorado and Oregon weigh in on the issue in mid-term election voting on Nov. 6. ...


California mayor arrested in suspected DUI crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:07

In this Dec. 2010 photo, Alan Long, mayor of Murrieta stands overlooking Murrieta, Calif. Long was driving under the influence when he rear-ended a car and injured four cheerleaders, police said. Long, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, was released Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, on $50,000 bail, according to The Riverside Press-Enterprise. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a California city was driving under the influence when he rear-ended a car and injured four cheerleaders, police said.


Artist's remains exhumed to probe his 1959 death

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 09:04
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The bodies of an African-American artist and his son-in-law who died decades ago were exhumed Friday in Connecticut in the hope of answering lingering questions about their deaths.

Kentucky police say boy remains in hospital after sexual assault

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:55
By Tim Ghianni (Reuters) - A Kentucky teenager remains hospitalized but his condition is improving after he was sodomized by a group of male acquaintances at a party, an attack that was captured on cell phone video, police said on Friday. Tyler Perry, 19, Dayton Ross Jones, 20, and Samuel Miller, 18, were charged with first-degree sodomy, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and use of a minor in a sexual performance, said Chris Miller, spokesman for the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. ...

Attorney denied hearing delay appears with baby

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:52

Attorney denied hearing delay appears with babyA judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest.


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:37

A sailor stands on deck as The USS Constitution returns from a final tour of Boston Harbor, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Boston, before entering dry dock for a three-year restoration project. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.


2 sides in pot debate appeal to maternal instincts

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:30

Mothers and others who oppose marijuana legalization in Oregon speak to reporters, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in Lake Oswego, Ore.. The mothers against Measure 91 say legalization will harm children, because it will make marijuana and edibles such as marijuana-laced cookies and gummy bears more accessible to children. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — Both sides in Oregon's debate over whether to legalize marijuana are appealing to maternal instincts with the election less than three weeks away.


Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:30
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, are buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors will be in attendance. So will members of the United Daughters of Confederacy.

Suspect bragged about killing Chinese USC students

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:28

FILE - An April 13, 2012, file combo made from undated file photos released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows shooting victims Ming Qu, left, and Ying Wu. Jurors in the case of a man charged with the murders of the Chinese students at the University of Southern California were played a videotape Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, where he bragged about the shootings. Prosecutors played the video of Javier Bolden boasting to a cellmate after his arrest in the killings. The 23-year-old engineering students were shot on April 11, 2012 while sitting in a parked car in a neighborhood near the campus.(AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in the case of a man charged with the murders of two Chinese students at the University of Southern California were played a videotape Thursday where he bragged about the shootings.


Five report sexual assaults at University of California Berkeley fraternity

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:20
(Reuters) - Five people have reported that they were given a date-rape drug and sexually assaulted at an off-campus fraternity at the University of California, Berkeley, school police said on Friday. The five individuals told campus security that they were given "roofies" and assaulted at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity last weekend, said Lieutenant Eric Tejada of the University of California, Berkeley, Police Department. Tejada said he could release no further details of the allegations and that the investigation had been turned over to the Berkeley Police Department. ...