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New York, Missouri patients test negative for Ebola virus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:12

A view of Bellevue Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Two travelers who returned recently from separate West Africa trips tested negative for Ebola on Thursday at hospitals in New York and Missouri and will stay under observation while awaiting additional confirmation of the results, health officials said. Preliminary test results showed a traveler who returned to the United States from a trip to Mali does not have the disease, but the patient remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center for further testing, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement. ...


Gay couples exchange vows in Montana after ruling

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:04

Angie Rolando, left, and her same-sex partner, Tonya, shop for wedding rings in Great Falls, Mont., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, after a federal judge overturned Montana's gay marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that Montana's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to between a man and a woman violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. (AP Photo/Great Falls Tribune, Larry Beckner)HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.


Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:47

FILE - 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. Wilson is not expecting to face criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the nationally watched case for the past several months, a police union official said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Jeff Roorda, the business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said he met Thursday with Ferguson Police Officer Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting. Wilson remains confident in the outcome of the grand jury investigation, Roorda said. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.


More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:44

A police barrier prevents vehicles from entering Route 400 on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm at a glance:


Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:32

Ken Velie clears snow from his driveway on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area before pummeling already buried towns to the south with the threat of 1 to 3 feet more.


Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:16

Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of global quality assurance at Japanese airbag maker Takata, apologizes for the failure of the defective devices, as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about the airbags linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the US. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.


Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:14

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Ricky Jackson. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office has filed a motion dismissing aggravated murder cases against three men falsely accused of killing a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland in 1975. Fifty-seven-year-old Jackson, 60-year-old Wiley Bridgeman and his brother, 57-year-old Ronnie Bridgeman, were sentenced to death during separate trials in 1975 for the slaying of Herman Franks. Their convictions were based solely on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy who in 2013 recanted and said he was coerced and threatened by Cleveland police detectives. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05

Annabella Hopkins peeks over a snowbank piled high at this intersection in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The corner of Borden Rd. and Woodside has been a staging ground for National News media outlets filing reports on storms that have dumped more than 5 feet of snow on western New York. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:01

Chantz Gaither, a supervisor for Be Happy Home Maintenance, hangs holiday lights for the Alaska Railroad in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. While many cities across the nation are digging out, Alaska's largest city is void of any snow on the ground. This time of year, Anchorage normally has nearly 17 inches of snowfall. Instead, it's seen less than 4 inches _ and that snow fell a month ago and melted in unseasonably warmer weather. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.


Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:34

FILE - This June 14, 2011 file photo shows various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, in Willingboro, N.J. Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.


House of woman who took on Donald Trump demolished

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:22
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City boardinghouse at the center of a David and Goliath battle between its owner and Donald Trump has been demolished.

Arrest made after woman raped, burned in Kansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:18
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape and severe burning of a woman who was found in park near the Wichita State University campus, police said Thursday.

Bill advances to restore death by firing squad in Utah

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:15
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY Utah (Reuters) - Utah would restore the practice of killing condemned inmates by firing squad under a bill advancing in the state legislature, amid growing nationwide concerns about botched executions using the more common method of lethal injection. The measure to allow the state to use a firing squad if lethal injection is unavailable passed an interim committee of the legislature on Wednesday, a day after a Pennsylvania man was granted a stay of execution so he could participate in lawsuits over that state's use of lethal injection drugs. ...

Man in prison 19 years freed after claim recanted

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:13
SEATTLE (AP) — A man who had been in prison for nearly two decades was released from custody Thursday, two years after his supposed victim recanted allegations that he molested her.

Judge overturns capital sentence of Wyoming's only death row inmate

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:57
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday vacated the death sentence of Wyoming's only inmate awaiting capital punishment, in a ruling that faulted the murder convict's trial lawyers for not adequately presenting to jurors evidence of his mental impairment and troubled life. Dale Eaton, 69, was found guilty in 2004 in the 1988 kidnap, rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, whose body was found near Casper, Wyoming soon after her disappearance. She had been traveling from Colorado to Montana when she stopped in Wyoming and encountered Eaton. ...

Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:57
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

Accused Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members indicted in Mississippi

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:55
(Reuters) - Fourteen alleged members of a white-supremacist prison gang have been indicted on federal racketeering charges in Mississippi, prosecutors said on Thursday, a week after similar charges against 11 alleged participants in an Oklahoma gang were unsealed. The cases, together with major busts of the Aryan Brotherhood in Texas earlier this year, represent an effort by federal prosecutors to eliminate the network of white-power gangs that they say represent a major power in prisons. ...

Police: Woman, 3 children shot in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:53

A woman speaks with investigators at the scene of a shooting Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tabernacle, N.J. A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and a woman and another child wounded, state police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — A shooting at a home in a secluded wooded area of southern New Jersey left two children dead and their brother and their mother critically wounded, state police said Thursday.


Suspicious bag causes brief stir at Dallas airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:52
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A part of a Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport terminal was evacuated briefly after someone found what officials say was a "suspicious bag."

Blast at Wyoming propane dealer forces evacuations

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:23

Columns of smoke rise above Jackson, Wyoming, following an explosion at a propane dealer Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The blast forced the evacuation of several businesses and a small school in the vicinity but police and emergency officials say there were no immediate reports of injuries. (AP Photo/Marvin Arriola)JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a propane dealer in the Wyoming tourist town of Jackson forced the evacuation of several nearby businesses and a small school on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of anyone being hurt.