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Suspect in police killings had multiple identities

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:05

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte was living in the United States illegally. He had been convicted in Arizona for selling drugs and he had been deported to Mexico twice.

Girl wounded in Washington school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 16:03

A memorial grows Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the entrance to Marysville Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting in the school cafeteria left two dead and four wounded. The shooter was among the dead. A first year teacher was being hailed as a hero for intervening in the shooting, possibly stopping the gunman. (AP Photo/, Joshua Trujillo)MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was wounded when a student opened fire inside a Washington state high school has died, raising the death toll in the shooting to three.

Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:12

File-This Feb. 28, 2014, file photo shows Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., speaking during a news conference after a private U.N. Security Council meeting. Power is going to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. A statement released late Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, by the U.S. mission to the U.N. says Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.

States stand firm on Ebola quarantines despite White House pressure

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:53

Members of a cleaning crew with "Bio Recovery Corporation" push a barrel to be loaded in a truck of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after cleaning the apartment where Dr. Craig Spencer lives inBy Joseph Ax and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - The governors of New York and New Jersey on Sunday stuck to new plans to quarantine health workers returning from countries with Ebola epidemics, despite pressure from the White House, but said people could stay at home while in isolation. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a more conciliatory tone on Sunday about the new quarantine policy after the White House said that mandatory isolation could impede the Ebola fight, while an attorney for a nurse who has been quarantined since returning from West Africa said she planned to sue. ...

Hospital: Teen wounded in school shooting dies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:53
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.

Washington state rampage baffles Native American community

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:47

Flowers are pictured outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria. The shooter and one girl, identified by a family friend as Zoe Galasso, were killed, while the other freshmen students were gravely wounded in the Friday morning shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. ...

Girl shot in Washington state school rampage dies; death toll now three: hospital

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:27
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A girl shot during a rampage at a high school in Washington state that left another student dead along with the gunman has died from her injuries, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Sunday. Gia Soriano, 14, died on Sunday evening. She was among four wounded in a Friday morning shooting in a cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, an hour's drive north of Seattle. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle, editing by Chris Michaud)

Poll: Neighbors key to coping with disasters

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:21

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, Ariel Nadelberg pours hot soup in a cup at a parking lot that became a make shift place where those in need could get food and clothing in a Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey suggests factors _ collectively termed “social resilience”_ have a big impact on how well prepared communities feel for disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, and are seen as more valuable in a crisis than even government. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Neighbor helping neighbor. Trust in a community. Looking out for each other.

How the AP-NORC Center survey was conducted

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:08
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey on resilience after Superstorm Sandy was conducted from July 14 through September 9 by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Cardinals beat Eagles 24-20

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:57

Cardinals beat Eagles 24-20The Arizona Cardinals grabbed a stunning 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a matchup of two of the NFL's four remaining one-loss teams on Sunday.

Man shot 4 times in the head in West Oak Lane

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:54

Man shot 4 times in the head in West Oak LaneAuthorities say a man was found dead after he was shot multiple times in the head in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.

Seasonable Start Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:42

 Pleasant Today, Very Warm TuesdayMeteorologist Melissa Magee says expects temperature highs and lows this week.

Police crackdown on illegal ATVs, dirt bikes in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:32

Police crackdown on illegal ATVs, dirt bikes in PhiladelphiaPolice are cracking down on illegal ATVs and dirt bikes on the streets of Philadelphia - it all stems from an incident last week when hundreds of riders went on a wild ride through the city.

New York screening protocols, scenarios for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and health officials detailed New York state screening protocols and scenarios Sunday for airline passengers who recently traveled to any of the three West African countries fighting an Ebola outbreak.

New York governor spells out new rules on Ebola quarantine

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:06

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Frank McGurty NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday spelled out the specifics of a new policy to quarantine some people returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, saying the state wanted to protect public safety while encouraging medical workers to go and fight against disease. New York will ask healthcare professionals or passengers arriving in New York who had exposure to people infected with Ebola and reside in the state to stay in their homes for 21 days, the governor said at a news conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. ...

10 Things to Know for Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:25

An Egyptian supporter of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrates an appeal granted by a court, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. A court granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence in a Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 hearing, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime nearly two years ago. The ruling came one day after a prosecutor placed a new detention order on Mubarak over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he and other regime officials allegedly received from Egypt's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Police: Regretful robber returns cash, apologizes

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:56

 Regretful robber returns cash, apologizesPolice say a man robbed a gas station only to return hours later to give the money back and apologize.

Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:39

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days. Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease. ...

Nurse Blasts Ebola Quarantine; Feds Push Back on State Rules

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:15
A nurse who returned from West Africa where she was treating Ebola victims said today she's being treated like a "criminal," quarantined in a New Jersey hospital for 21 days despite showing no symptoms of the virus.

Eight firefighters injured in Los Angeles storage 'death trap'

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:14
(Reuters) - Eight firefighters were injured battling a massive fire at a Los Angeles storage facility filled with combustibles like furniture, artwork, and vinyl records but with no sprinkler system, city and fire officials said on Sunday. More than 300 firefighters battled overnight to extinguish the blaze that erupted late on Saturday evening at a two-story Extra Space Storage in the beachside neighborhood Venice, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement. ...