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Severe storm rattles Washington amid brief tornado warning

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tornado warning briefly rattled the U.S. capital on Wednesday as a severe storm swept through the Washington area. The storm prompted the midday alert by the National Weather Service, saying it could affect the U.S. Capitol and nearby Ronald Reagan National Airport. It later canceled the warning as the storm weakened. The severe thunderstorm was moving at a speed of 35 miles per hour (56 kph), according to the weather agency. Winds of 57 mph (92 kph) were also recorded in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, it said. ...

Ex-gang member accused of impersonating police

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:02
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an ex-convict who appears to now be a rabbi is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

EPA begins fining nuclear site over deadline

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:00
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is fining another federal agency up to $10,000 for each week it fails to start moving radioactive sludge away from the Columbia River at the most contaminated nuclear site in the U.S.

Lieutenant convicted in NYPD ticket-fixing case

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:58
NEW YORK (AP) — A police lieutenant was convicted Wednesday of leaking information about a ticket-fixing investigation that embarrassed the New York Police Department.

AccuWeather: Heavy Rain Today and Tonight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:52

 Heavy Rain Today and TonightMeteorologist David Murphy says periods of heavy rain today and tonight could be accompanied by an occasional gusty thunderstorm.


Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:51

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., at a wedding in Ghana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Duncan was being treated for the disease, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 said Duncan has died. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation's largest nurses' union.


AP names news editor for Tenn., Kentucky bureaus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:37

In this undated photo provided by Scott Stroud, Scott Stroud poses for a self portrait in Nashville, Tenn. The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving and a high-profile rape case against former Vanderbilt University football players, as its news editor for Kentucky and Tennessee. Stroud, 54, joins the AP from The Tennessean in Nashville, where he has worked for three years as politics and government editor. (AP Photo/Scott Stroud)The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving, as well as sexual assaults on college campuses in the aftermath of a rape case involving football players at Vanderbilt University, as its news editor for Kentucky and Tennessee.


CNN cuts end Mitchell's show on HLN

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:30

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2011 file photo released by CNN, HLN correspondent Jane Velez-Mitchell reports on the Conrad Murray trial for the death of Michael Jackson from outside the Los Angeles Courthouse in Los Angeles. Velez Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network. Her program, which aired for six years at 7 p.m. ET on the CNN sister network, ended Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/CNN, Mark Hill, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Velez-Mitchell and her staff have been laid off due to budget cuts at CNN, ending her nightly program on the HLN network.


Harmful bacteria prompts Sam's Club to voluntarily recall baby wipes

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:29

Harmful bacteria prompts Sam's Club to voluntarily recall baby wipesSimply Right baby wipes from Sam's Club are no longer on the shelf after the wipes were found to have bacteria that can make kids sick


Suspect attempts to run over police officers in NE Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:19

Suspect attempts to run over police officers in NE PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for a murder suspect who attempted to run over police officers in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.


CDC: 2nd Texas hospital worker with Ebola took flight day before diagnosis

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:15

 2nd Texas hospital worker with Ebola took flight day before diagnosisA second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola was on a plane the day before she was diagnosed, according to the CDC.


Sheriff: No criminal negligence in corn maze death

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:14
HAUSER, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze.

Rough-and-tumble dogs top people on knee surgery

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:10

In this Sept. 8, 2011 photo provided by Brenda Mader, Mader rides her 7-year-old service dog, Max, on her scooter, in Lewisberg, Pa. While dogs are living longer and becoming bigger parts of people's lives, more pet owners are getting the surgeries for their pets. Surgery gave a boost to Max after his left knee gave out. (AP Photo/Brenda Mader Family)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.


2nd Texas health worker with Ebola was on flight

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:03

Dallas Police patrol the entrance to The Village Bend East apartments where a second healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Dallas. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. The unidentified woman reported a fever Tuesday. She was in isolation within 90 minutes, Jenkins said. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the next day.


Fact sheet: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:42
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Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:42

This undated product image provided by Mitsubishi shows the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES. The non-hybrid compact, five-door hatchback is rated by the federal government at 40 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel. (AP Photo/Mitsubishi)The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.


Brazilian pair boosts bid for Chiquita to $658M

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Brazilian companies are raising their bid for banana company Chiquita to approximately $658 million.

Suspect choked victim, threatened to torch house, police say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:19

Suspect choked victim, threatened to torch house, police sayA 23-year-old Delaware man has been charged with making terroristic threats and assault in connection with two separate incidents in Harrington.


Cops: Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:17

 Boy, 10, says didn't mean to kill woman, 90Authorities say a 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman told a Pennsylvania state trooper he was "only trying to hurt her."


Indian citizen to be executed for Pennsylvania murders

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An Indian national convicted of killing a 10-month-old girl and her grandmother in a kidnapping for ransom gone awry has been sentenced to death in Pennsylvania. The jury's decision to hand down the death penalty on Tuesday night after convicting Raghunandan Yandamuri, 28, of two counts of first-degree murder means he is the only citizen of India on death row in the United States, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a nonprofit group that monitors capital punishment. ...