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U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:20

Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a "frenzy of disorganization." Kaci Hickox, who arrived at Newark airport in New Jersey on Friday, described hours of questioning by officials in protective gear and what she said was a mis-diagnosis of fever, followed by a transfer to a hospital isolation tent. ...


Senators hold pregame ceremony

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:17
Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night.

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:03
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

Cuomo: Ebola quarantine may be hard to enforce

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:54

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. At left is Dr. Howard Zucker, acting commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at right. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is acknowledging that the 21-day Ebola quarantine he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced may be difficult to enforce.


US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:33

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)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.


Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:31

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, wear protective suits in an isolation room in the Emergency section of the hospital during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. New York health officials are known for holdings drills on handling emergencies, and Ebola is no exception. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. Ebola came to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating patients in Guinea. Spencer alerted his aid agency that he had developed a fever, and was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.


Airbag Recall Questions Prompt DOT Investigation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:15
The Department of Transportation will conduct a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been criticized for its handling of the Takata airbag recall this past week, as well as other recalls this year, administration offic..

Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:11

Crime scene tape criss-cross a Motel 6 parking lot where Sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver was killed in Sacramento(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's spokesman said. ...


Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 11:04

The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, talks with Birmingham mayor William Bell during an interview at the 16th Street Baptist Church in BirminghamBy Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America’s sacred sanctuaries on Saturday, touring the church where four African-American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing that galvanized the civil rights movement. As more than 300 protesters and supporters chanted and beat drums outside, the Dalai Lama held hands with Birmingham Mayor William Bell inside the 16th Street Baptist Church and said he was overjoyed to stand at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders in the 1960s launched rallies for freedom for African-Americans. “Human rights starts from within," the Dalai Lama said. It does grow from earth." He said: ”Martin Luther King was important to the acceptance of civil rights.


Woman injured in 2-vehicle crash in Oxford Circle

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:57

Woman injured in 2-vehicle crash in Oxford CircleA woman was injured in a two vehicle crash in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section.


Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:05

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo from the U.S. Geological Survey, the lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that began June 27 is seen as it crossed Apa?a Street near Cemetery Road near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near the active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across the country road and edged closer to homes. The USGS says the flow is currently about 160 to 230 feet (50 to 70 meters) wide and moving northeast at about 10 yards (nine meters) per hour. It's currently about six-tenths of a mile (one kilometer) from Pahoa Village Road, the town's main street. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told several dozen residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days as molten rock oozed across a country road and edged closer to homes.


Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:09

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, wear protective suits in an isolation room in the Emergency section of the hospital during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. New York health officials are known for holdings drills on handling emergencies, and Ebola is no exception. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. Ebola came to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating patients in Guinea. Spencer alerted his aid agency that he had developed a fever, and was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.


Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:07

Student Tyanna Davis and others place flowers 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) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself. One girl was killed and four other freshman students were severely wounded in Friday's morning rampage inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle. ...


Pa. woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:03

Pa. woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkidsA 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died


Ships idle off Los Angeles amid port problems

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:54
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can't be moved off the docks fast enough.

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:30
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

2 arrested in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:21

Family members hold a photo of nine-year-old Ximena Meza behind her parents William Meza and Ivania Ortiz during a news conference, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, announcing two arrests for the murder of nine-year-old Ximena Meza who was killed while playing outside her apartment in Anaheim. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Kevin Sullivan)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members were arrested in the killing of a 9-year-old Anaheim girl who was hit by stray gunfire while playing outside her apartment, police said Saturday.


Man attacked with baseball bat and shot in Queen Village

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:06

Man attacked with baseball bat and shot in Queen VillagePolice say a man was attacked, beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section.


20 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fire

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:06

20 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fireOfficials say more than one dozen residents were displaced after flames broke out in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.


Disaster response drill at Philadelphia International Airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 08:05

Disaster response drill at Philadelphia International AirportMore than 150 emergency personnel joined Philadelphia EMS and firefighters at Philadelphia International Airport for a training drill to prepare for a disaster event.