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Mother of nurse with Ebola says she's doing well

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:54
ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East Norriton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:37

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East NorritonA suspect is in police custody after reports of gunfire prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in East Norriton, Montgomery County.


Princeton prof accused of theft to tutor students

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:12
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs belonging to a computer repair business will tutor students in exchange for the charges being dismissed.

Shots fired, apartments evacuated in East Norriton

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:54

Suspect in custody after apartments evacuated in East NorritonA number of residents have been evacuated after a series of gunshots were reported at an apartment building in East Norriton, Montgomery County.


Schools closed today in Pocono Mountain School District amid search for suspected cop killer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:51

Schools closed today in Pocono Mountain School District amid search for suspected cop killerThe Pocono Mountain School district has announced that all schools will be closed Tuesday morning.


Maine man charged with throwing baby down stairs

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:37
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:41

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.


Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:36

Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. Searchers found human remains on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that could be those of the University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb.


WHO's emergency committee on Ebola to meet Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:08
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's emergency committee on Ebola will meet on Wednesday to review the scope of the outbreak and whether additional measures are needed, a WHO spokeswoman said on Tuesday. "This is the third time this committee will meet since August to evaluate the situation. Much has happened, there have been cases in Spain and the United States, while Senegal and Nigeria have been removed from the list of countries affected by Ebola," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a news briefing. ...

Samsung phones cleared for US government use

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:03
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.

Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:31

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong watches his home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they’re helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they’re helping themselves. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.


Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:08

FILE - In this March 2, 2011 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, listens to French energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie after a signing ceremony at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014, at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday, Oct. 21, and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say the driver of a snowplow that collided with a corporate jet at a Moscow airport, killing the CEO of French oil giant Total, was drunk.


Thirteen high school volleyball players hurt in Missouri bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:04
(Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said. The girls from Raymore-Peculiar High School were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the school said in messages on Twitter. No further details were immediately available. Police and fire departments could not immediately be reached for comment. The Kansas City Star newspaper reported that a flatbed truck crashed into the bus as it made a U-turn in Lee's Summit on Monday afternoon. ...

Thirteen high school volleyball players hurt in Missouri bus crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:04
(Reuters) - Thirteen high school girls on a Missouri volleyball team were injured on Monday when their bus collided with a car on the way to a tournament, the school said. The girls from Raymore-Peculiar High School were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the school said in messages on Twitter. No further details were immediately available. Police and fire departments could not immediately be reached for comment. The Kansas City Star newspaper reported that a flatbed truck crashed into the bus as it made a U-turn in Lee's Summit on Monday afternoon. ...

5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:01

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Lawyers are expected to make opening statements Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Arias' sentencing retrial, more than a year after a jury found her guilty of killing Travis Alexander in June 2008. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.


Washington Supreme Court to hear Backpage.com case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:58
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:51
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions.

US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:49

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks to U.S. and Japanese executives at an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan. Pritzker has urged Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement. Pritzker, who is leading the Commerce Department’s first trade mission to Japan in two decades, said U.S. and Japanese negotiators were closing the gap on trade in farm products and vehicles but that there were still “tough issues” to work on. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement.


Home where babies' bodies found being torn down

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:47
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month was to be torn down.

Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:43
MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft.