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Corvette Museum sinkhole repair starts next month

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:34
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The National Corvette Museum says work will start in about three weeks to fill a massive sinkhole that opened up in February and allowed eight prized sports cars to topple inside.

Dallas health workers monitored for Ebola to stay out of public

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:32
By Anna Driver DALLAS (Reuters) - Some 75 healthcare workers being monitored for Ebola after treating an infected patient in Dallas will stay out of public places and avoid public transportation, officials said on Thursday. The voluntary agreement with the workers from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital comes after one of their co-workers raised concerns about spreading the disease by taking a round-trip flight from Texas to Ohio before testing positive for Ebola. ...

Stabbed man dies near Portland, Oregon, City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:31
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say a 43-year-old man was stabbed and wandered bleeding through a downtown Portland, Oregon, park before dying on a sidewalk near City Hall.

US official says Mideast Quartet to meet next week

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:21
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. official says envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia will meet in Brussels on Oct. 24 to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Return for 'The Walking Dead' leads ratings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:16
NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies really know how to make an entrance.

Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola-affected countries

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:07
By Horace Helps KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica announced an immediate travel ban on Thursday on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. A government statement said the ban covered “certain persons traveling directly or indirectly, from or through” the three West African countries, where nearly 4,500 people have died of the disease. Other countries, including Colombia, Guyana and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, have also begun denying entry to travelers who recently visited the Ebola-affected nations. ...

Obama approves reservists for Ebola fight, government under fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:02

 USA 0" at the Daily Talk, a street side chalkboard newspaper, in MonroviaBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a congressional hearing to probe the federal response to the virus. Amid criticism of perceived missteps by the administration, many House of Representatives members joined calls for a ban on travel from the hardest-hit West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. ...

Ebola-infected Texas nurse starts trip to Emory hospital in Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:02
DALLAS (Reuters) - Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham on Thursday left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, officials said. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Pham, 26, worked and has been receiving treatment, will fly out of Love Field in Dallas, it said, asking commuters "who might pass her ambulance to honk their horns in support." (Writing by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Accused White House fence jumper faces more charges

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:01

White House Fence Jumper Omar Gonzalez Had 800 Rounds of Ammo in Car, Prosecutors SayWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Iraq war veteran accused of running inside the White House armed with a knife faces more charges under a federal grand jury indictment returned on Thursday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, is alleged to have climbed over the White House fence on Sept. 29, burst through the front door and made it to the executive mansion's East Room before he was stopped. Gonzalez, formerly of Copperas Cove, Texas, was initially charged with unlawful entry while carrying a weapon, a federal offense. ...

UN chief: Fund to fight Ebola has $100,000 in bank

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that a trust fund he launched to provide fast and flexible funding for the fight against Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank.

Fired Milwaukee police officer describes shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:57

Union and community members crowd into a City Hall room in Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 during a news conference to protest the firing of a Milwaukee police officer in connection to the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in a downtown park. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill man told superiors he became concerned about his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a downtown park, according to documents released Thursday.

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:55

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak (center) is welcomed by Italian Priemier Matteo Renzi (left) and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, Pool)MILAN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in the middle of a dinner with European and Asian leaders.

5 critically hurt after trains collide in Arkansas

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:52
WINSLOW, Ark. (AP) — A freight train collided with a sight-seeing passenger train in northwest Arkansas on Thursday, injuring more than a dozen people, authorities said.

Police: Teen sodomized in videotaped assault

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:48
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of young men and teenagers sodomized a 15-year-old boy, critically injuring him in an attack that was recorded on video and shared among cellphones, authorities said Thursday.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia among hospitals selected to provide care for Ebola patients

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:44

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia among hospitals selected to provide care for Ebola patientsThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) confirmed Thursday it has been designated as one of several pediatric hospitals in the United States that may be called upon to provide medical care for any child who contracts the Ebola virus.

Crystal meth-making chemistry teacher lives Portland's own 'Breaking Bad'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:44
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A Portland, Oregon, chemistry teacher has been arrested and charged with making methamphetamine in a case drawing comparisons on social media on Thursday to television's gritty drug saga "Breaking Bad." Alexander Rudine, 38, a community college instructor pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Portland State University, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to felony charges that he possessed, delivered and manufactured methamphetamine near a school, according to court documents. ...

Poll shows Florida medical marijuana drive falling short

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:40

Marijuana buds are seen at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensary in PortlandBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A new poll shows a Florida ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana falling short of the votes needed to pass, with even supporters acknowledging on Thursday that they were struggling in the face of well-funded conservative opposition. Following a two-week barrage of attack ads, the latest poll shows just 48 percent of Florida voters support a constitutional amendment to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical purposes. It must secure 60 percent voter approval to pass. ...

Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:39

In this image taken from video, Rev. Juan McFarland listens to testimony during in a court hearing about the future of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. McFarland, who members say admitted to adultery and drug use from the pulpit, is fighting an attempt to remove him from the pastorate. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

70 years later, Ocean County WWII vet gets Purple Heart

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:30

70 years later, Ocean County WWII vet gets Purple HeartAn Ocean County World War II veteran finally received his Purple Heart Medal, 70 years after he was wounded in battle.

Protesters block Broad Street ahead of SRC meeting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:25

Protesters block Broad Street ahead of SRC meetingProtesters have taken to the street in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia.