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Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:06
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's spokeswoman says suspect in fatal shooting of California officer taken into custody.

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:04

Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection, (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.


NY doctor with Ebola a serious student with funny side, friends say

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:01
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The young doctor diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is a big-hearted man with a serious interest in international emergency medicine and a flair for languages, yet his friends call him "a goofball." Craig Spencer, originally from the Detroit area, has specialized in International Emergency Medicine at the highly respected Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital since 2011, according to his online LinkedIn resume. ...

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 07:01

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama's administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. ...


Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:58
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own life as Marysville-Pilchuck High School students scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...

Montana bride who shoved husband off cliff appeals murder conviction

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:56

File photo of Graham leaving U.S. District court in Missoula, MontanaBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A Montana bride who admitted pushing her new husband off a cliff at Glacier National Park is appealing her murder conviction on grounds prosecutors distorted facts, acted vindictively toward her and engaged in misconduct, such as publicly labeling her a sociopath. Jordan Graham, 23, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder in the July 7 death of Cody Johnson, 25, her husband of eight days. Graham was sentenced in March to 30 years by a U.S. ...


3 California sheriffs' deputies shot, 1 dies in Sacramento

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:39

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesAn assailant shot and killed a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and wounded two other deputies along with a bystander Friday during a series of shootings that spanned more than 30 miles through two California counties.


Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:36

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting planA federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.


No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:36

The wreckage of a Cirrus SR 22 airplane near Frederick Municipal Airport in MarylandBy John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small airplane and helicopter made no distress calls before they collided near a Maryland airport killing all three aboard the helicopter and injuring the two men on the plane, federal investigators said on Friday. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board examined the wreckage of the plane and helicopter and recovered data on the airplane's speed, altitude and pitch at the time of the collision near a municipal airport on Thursday afternoon. ...


Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:34

Jesse Matthew is seen in a booking photo from the Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeBy Ian Simpson (Reuters) - Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said. Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore, was last seen on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, site of the university. Searchers discovered the remains on Oct. 18 on abandoned property near the town, and Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, has been charged in her disappearance. ...


Man reunites with Big Brother after 55 years

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:33

Man reunites with Big Brother after 55 yearsTwo men who were brought together through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization reunited Friday after more than five decades.


CDC guidelines 'insufficient' for New York population density: Cuomo

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. As part of stepped up measures to prevent the disease from spreading in the New York area, all medical workers traveling from the three most affected West African countries and arriving at airports in the New York area will face automatic quarantine for 21 days, Cuomo said at a joint press conference with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. ...

New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday. He said health officials would make daily checks on those people, typically by telephone, for 21 days after their return to make sure they are not displaying Ebola symptoms, in keeping with new protocols by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegations

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:30

Central Bucks West football season canceled due to hazing allegationsThe Central Bucks School District announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of the Varsity and Junior Varsity football seasons at Central Bucks High School West.


NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:22

A man holding a hatchet is seen in a still image from surveillance video provided by the New York Police DepartmentBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack. The suspect, Zale Thompson, who was shot dead by two other officers on Thursday afternoon on a street in the borough of Queens, had made anti-Western postings on social media and visited websites associated with several radical Islamic groups, police said at a news conference. ...


Man gets 19 years for crash that killed Millville officer

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:20

Man gets 19 years for crash that killed Millville officerThe South Jersey man who admitted killing a Millville police officer in a crash back in 2012 will spend nearly two decades behind bars.


7 hurt when car smashes into California restaurant

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:16

This Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 photo provided by Leonard Rhone shows a car that plowed through a storefront in Dublin, Calif. Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into the restaurant in a Northern California shopping center. A 56-year-old female driver had just pulled into a parking lot outside Taqueria Los Pericos in Dublin on Thursday night when she accidentally accelerated and plowed through the storefront. (AP Photo/Leonard Rhone)DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say all seven people injured when a car crashed into a Northern California restaurant have now been released from hospitals.


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

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:09

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 - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:08
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 - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 06:05

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