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2 men killed in head-on collision in Newark, Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:51

2 men killed in head-on collision in Newark, DelawarePolice say two men were killed in a head-on crash in Newark, Delaware early Friday morning.

AccuWeather: Nice Today, Cooler Over The Weekend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:20

 Nice Today, Cooler Over The WeekendMeteorologist David Murphy says winds also pick-up this weekend, adding to a chilly.

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:10

 USA 0" at the Daily Talk, a street side chalkboard newspaper, in MonroviaBy Steve Holland and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama's administration is facing sharp criticism from lawmakers over its efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday. U.S. ...

Bank of England chief economist: rates to stay low

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:58
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's chief economist is signaling that interest rates could remain at record lows for longer than he predicted even three months ago.

Explosive fire destroys SUV on I-95 in Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:40

Explosive fire destroys SUV on I-95 in Delaware CountyPolice say an explosive fire destroyed an SUV on Interstate-95 in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.

Yara, CF Industries abandon merger talks

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:31
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's Yara International and Deerfield, Illinois-based CF Industries have abandoned merger talks that would have created a massive player in the fertilizer industry.

Minister: Bailed-out Cyprus' economy on the mend

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:09
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' finance minister says the bailed-out country will manage to keep its debt well below projections by its international creditors.

Texas health worker isolated on cruise ship over possible Ebola contact

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:40

Carnival Cruise Lines(Reuters) - A Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been isolated on a cruise ship despite showing no symptoms of the disease, the Department of State said on Friday. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker, who did not have direct contact with now deceased Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan but could have processed his bodily fluids 19 days ago, left on a cruise from Galveston on Sunday, department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. U.S. ...

Australia's CSL, Ansell join global medical response to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:19
By Byron Kaye and Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian biotech firm CSL Ltd, the world's second-biggest blood products maker, said on Friday it's working on a plasma product to treat Ebola following a request from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a growing commercial response to the deadly outbreak. The Australian government has faced criticism from political opponents for refusing to send medical personnel to West Africa where Ebola has killed nearly 4,500 people and for donating just A$18 million ($15. ...

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:03
"You're right, it needs to be solved in Africa. But until it is, we should not be allowing these folks in, period." — Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., on prohibiting passengers from flying in from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea during the Ebola outbreak.

Shots fired against police in 3 Washington towns

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:35
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Shots were fired into police stations and patrol cars at two towns before a suspect was arrested in a shooting with officers at a third city in an hour-long spree Wednesday night about 30 miles northeast of Seattle.

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:33

Nina PhamFREDERICK, Maryland (AP) — The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital walked gingerly down the stairs of an executive jet into a waiting ambulance at a fog-shrouded airport Thursday.

Lottery officials launch new multi-state game

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:25
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states.

Police: Baby left 6 hours in Oregon car later dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:16
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A 6-month-old baby girl left in a car in an Oregon suburb for approximately six hours Thursday has died, police said.

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bearing down on Bermuda

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:04

15 p.m. EDT Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 shows Hurricane Gonzalo, right, as it approaches Bermuda. At 11 p.m. Gonzalo was approximately 340 miles south-southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph moving north-northeast at 14 mph according to the National Hurricane Center. Gonzalo was expected to pass within 29 miles (46 kilometers) of Bermuda on Friday night, close enough to be considered a direct hit, the Bermuda Weather Service warned. (AP Photo/NOAA)HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bore down on this tiny British territory early Friday, threatening to batter Bermuda with dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge.

China rail official sentenced to death for graft

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:56
BEIJING (AP) — A former top Chinese railway official was convicted of taking nearly $8 million in bribes and given a suspended death sentence, a court said Friday.

Ebola fears prompt big responses around globe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:53

In this frame grab from video provided by Texas Health Resources, Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian man, talks while being recorded at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, before being flown to the National Institutes of Health outside Washington. Pham is shown in the video — posted online by the hospital's parent company — smiling as she sits upright in a hospital bed while a man identified as her treating physician can be heard thanking her for getting well and being part of the volunteer team that took care of the first patient. (AP Photo/Texas Health Resources, Dr. Gary Weinstein)Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluid, such as getting an infected person's blood or vomit into the eyes or through a cut in the skin, not through the air, experts say. And people infected with Ebola aren't contagious until they start showing symptoms, such as fever, body aches or stomach pain, research shows. But fears over the virus spreading have prompted an outsized response:

Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from W Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:57

President Barack Obama, right, next to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, speaks to the media about Ebola during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, with members of his team coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective.

Officials move to keep Dallas health workers home

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:48

The main building of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas complex is shown, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Dallas County commissioners will consider issuing a disaster declaration after Ebola has left a man from Liberia dead and two nurses infected. Commissioners scheduled an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon. The proposal says Dallas County "has the potential to suffer widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus." (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Texas officials moved for the first time Thursday to force health care workers who had contact with a dying Ebola patient to stay home, reversing course after a nurse later diagnosed with the disease flew across the Midwest and deepened anxiety about whether the virus would spread in the U.S.

AccuWeather: Bright End to the Workweek

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:46

 Bright End to the WorkweekMeteorologist David Murphy is tracking a big cool down over the weekend.