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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:15

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America's hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.


Mother confessed to burning infant daughter with lighter, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:13

Mother confessed to burning infant daughter with lighter, police sayA California mother is locked up, accused of child abuse. Her boyfriend is defending her while their 5-month-old daughter remains in the hospital with a second-degree burn.


Mother confessed to burning infant daughter with a lighter, police say

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:01

Mother confessed to burning infant daughter with a lighter, police sayA California mother is locked up, accused of child abuse. Her boyfriend is defending her while their 5-month-old daughter remains in the hospital with a second-degree burn.


Expo promotes fire safety in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:38

Expo promotes fire safety in Northeast PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Fire Department used flashy tricks and good fun to deliver an important message on fire safety.


Arrest in deadly bar stabbing in Upper Darby

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:34

Arrest in deadly bar stabbing in Upper DarbyPolice have arrested the suspect wanted for a deadly stabbing inside an Upper Darby bar.


Robotic device helps paralyzed groom walk aisle

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:05
DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — New York resident Matt Ficarra has been paralyzed from the chest down since an accident three years ago, but that didn't stop him from walking down the aisle.

Man arrested in Indiana killing leads police to three more bodies

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:02
By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A man arrested in connection with the strangulation death of a woman at an Indiana motel directed police to locations where the bodies of three other women were found, authorities said on Sunday. Police on Saturday arrested the 43-year-old man in Gary, Indiana, as a person of interest after finding a woman on Friday night dead in a room at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, said Lt. Richard Hoyda of the Hammond Police Department in an emailed statement. They did not identify the man. ...

Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:00

A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken. "We are so happy this is coming to an end, and we are so grateful that none of us has shown any sign of illness," Louise Troh said in a statement. "We continue to mourn his loss and grieve the circumstances that led to his death, just at the time we thought we were facing a happy future together. ...


Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:57

U.S. President Obama waves as he arrives for a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown at a High School in Upper MarlboroBy Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...


U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:39

The Carnival Magic cruise ship is seen after reaching port in Galveston, TexasBy Erwin Seba GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. In Texas, a lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in isolation tested negative for the deadly virus and left the Carnival Magic liner with other passengers after it docked at Galveston early on Sunday morning. ...


Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:38
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police said Sunday.

Hurricane Ana stays well south of Hawaii

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:32
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ana stayed on a slow course south of Hawaii on Sunday, well off shore but spinning off threats of heavy rains, strong winds and high surf to the Pacific archipelago, the National Weather Service said. “Based on the latest forecast, there is little chance for hurricane conditions at this time,” the weather service said in statement at about 8 a.m. Hawaii time. The center of Hurricane Ana was about 90 miles west-southwest of Lihue on the island of Kauai and is expected to get no closer, the weather service said. ...

On the road to find the world's funniest person

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:25

This undated photo provided by The Laugh Factory shows comedian Nitin Mirani from the United Arab Emirates. Mirani one of several comics featured in a competition known as the Funniest Person in the World. (AP Photo/The Laugh Factory)LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.


U.S. Marines tap female executives for advice on growing women in ranks

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:18

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, wearing someone else's ID badge, arrives for the third day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last spring, U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos did not even know who Sheryl Sandberg was. Six months later he is good friends with Sandberg, the chief operating officer of social media company Facebook Inc , a top advocate for empowering women to take on leadership roles. Amos, who retired Friday after 44 years of service, met Sandberg in March, and has since hosted her and other Facebook executives at several events aimed at brainstorming ways to boost the number of female Marines from the current 7.5 percent. ...


Man sitting in car shot in Wilmington

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:07

Man sitting in car shot in WilmingtonPolice say a suspect opened fire on a man sitting in a car in Wilmington.


Losing bidder seeks to block Revel casino sale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:03

Losing bidder seeks to block Revel casino saleA Florida developer who lost a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now challenging the decision.


Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:49

Charlottesville Police Chief, Tim Longo, wipes his eyes as he and Albermarle County police Col. Steve Sellers, brief the media on the discovery of remains in Albermarle County during a news conference in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a 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 Hannah Graham, Chief Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.


'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:47

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows, from left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd "Bible" Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman, Brad Pitt as Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Michael Pena as Trini "Gordo" Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis, in Columbia Pictures' "Fury." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend.


Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:21
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

Coroner: 6 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:15

Emergency workers gather in front of the house in McKeesport, Pa. where a fire killed six members of a family, four of them children, and left another in the hospital in critical condition on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four children and two adults killed in a suburban house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday.