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U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 23:02

Handout of still image from video of Texas nurse Nina Pham in her isolation room at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in DallasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Nina Pham, who contracted the disease while treating a man who later died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital, had been undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, since Oct. 16. The NIH scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss Pham's discharge. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Jim Loney)


China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:57
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus. This was the fourth round of Chinese aid against Ebola, the highly infectious hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 4,800 people since its worst epidemic on record began earlier this year. ...

Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:54

In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in the St. Louis suburb. The incident sparked racial unrest and numerous protests, including some that turned violent. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.


With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:46
By Sharon Bernstein (Note: Please be advised that the second paragraph contains language that may be offensive to some readers.) (Reuters) - When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? While many Americans have reached out to help, African communities in the United States are reporting an increasing number of incidents of ostracism.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:42

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny says clinical trials planned or under way in Europe, Africa and the U.S. are being accompanied by a push among governments for immediate “real-world use” of an approved Ebola vaccine. She told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that, if the vaccines are deemed safe, tens of thousands of doses would be used in a West African trial in January. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.


After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:32

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infectedOfficials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.


Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:30

 Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shinPolice have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home.


Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:14

Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearingThe reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing.


Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:02
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 22:01
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.

1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:52
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.

Shooting deaths of 2 Berks County men ruled a murder-suicide

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:51

Shooting deaths of 2 Berks County men ruled a murder-suicidePolice say the shooting deaths of two Pottstown area men inside a car in eastern Berks County last week has been ruled a murder-suicide.


Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:41
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

Fights break out following evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:26

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareFights were being reported Friday morning after an evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


Washington city takes stock of tornado damage

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:23

In this photo provided by Eric Atcheson, a large tree lies where it was felled by a tornado that ripped down power lines and damaged property in the southwest Washington State city of Longview Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. "I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between the alleyway and onto the street right next to us," The Rev. Eric Atcheson said. (AP Photo/Eric Atcheson)LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.


Fights reported following evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:19

2 arrests, 1 injury after bomb threat and school fight at Newark High School in DelawareFights were being reported Friday morning after an evacuation at Newark High School in Delaware.


This Week in the Civil War

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:01
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia.

Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:56
WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police.

NY governor: Doctor had 100.3 temp, not 103

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."

Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:22
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.