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Investigators rush to find out how Ebola struck Dallas nurse

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:27

A hazmat worker outside an apartment building in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Health investigators were racing on Monday to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week. The inquiry, reported by the Dallas Morning News, underscores the increased scrutiny hospital officials face over whether safety precautions taken by medical staff are sufficient and as nurses groups demand better training to avoid becoming infected with the deadly virus. ...


2-alarm fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:23

2-alarm fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware CountyFirefighters battled a 2-alarm fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County.


New Jersey police car videos deemed public records

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:06
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has determined that videos routinely captured by cameras mounted in police cars during traffic stops and other law enforcement activities in the state are public records.

Judge rejects bid for concealed guns at NC fair

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:01
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge rejected an effort on Monday to force the North Carolina State Fair to allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring handguns, saying it would be "unwise and imprudent" to let weapons into the event.

Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 06:00

President Barack Obama meets with members of his public health and national security team about the response to the diagnosis of a second Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials on Monday to incorporate lessons from the most recent Texas Ebola infection into the U.S.'s response plans to the deadly virus. He also called on the international community to deliver assistance more quickly to the countries of West Africa that are struggling against the disease.


4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:49

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014, file photo, pedestrians examine a crumbling facade following an earthquake at the Vintner's Collective tasting room in Napa, Calif. Four long fault segments running beneath northern California and its roughly 15 million people all have become locked far underground, and loaded with enough tension to produce earthquakes of magnitude 6.8 or greater, a geological study published Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 says. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state's water, according to a geological study published Monday.


Twitter user who helped police catch suspects talks to The View

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:46

Twitter user who helped police catch suspects talks to The ViewA Philadelphia man who used social media to help catch the suspects in the attack of a gay couple in Center City shared his story on The View.


13-year-old identified as mother of abandoned baby

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:45
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last week in a trash bin.

Protesters demonstrate in St. Louis area over police shootings of blacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:44
By Fiona Ortiz FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of people demonstrated in the pouring rain in the St. Louis area on Monday, staging a series of rolling protests in the latest show of anger over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in August. Several demonstrators were arrested in protests at the Ferguson Police Department where protesters sang "We Shall Overcome," an anthem of the civil rights movement of half a century ago, and others chanted: "No justice, no peace." Protesters also attempted to shut down a street in front of Emerson Electric in St. ...

Veteran's stolen prosthetic leg found on subway train

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:44

Veteran's stolen prosthetic leg found on subway trainA stolen prosthetic leg, belonging to a well-known Philadelphia veteran, has been found by SEPTA police on a subway train.


No Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport: CDC

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:43
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was no Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport on Monday after concerns were raised when five passengers with flu-like symptoms were removed from a flight that landed there. "There was not an Ebola scare at Boston's Logan Airport," Shelly Diaz, a CDC spokeswoman, said. Emergency crews in protective gear removed the passengers from Emirates flight 237 after it had arrived from Dubai on Monday. (Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Californians fork over $533 million more in taxes than expected

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:42

California Governor Jerry Brown is seen after a news conference at Memoria y Tolerancia museum in Mexico CityBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's recovering economy has generated tax revenues that are more than a half-billion dollars above estimates in the past three months, but the state still needs to take care not to overspend, Controller John Chiang said Monday. The additional income is welcome news in a state plagued until recently with chronic budget problems and facing what Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has dubbed a "wall of debt." "We are growing, but we have to keep close vigilance," Chiang said in an interview. ...


Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:41
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed more than 4,000 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed over 50 people in its southeastern Forest Region, is Ebola. Cases are also reported in the capital. March 30: Liberia reports two Ebola cases; suspected cases reported in Sierra Leone. ...

Sears lists swastika ring on website

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:36

Sears lists swastika ring on websiteSears is offering a big apology and pulling this item from its website - a sideways swastika ring for men.


Official: Oklahoma not ready for Nov. 13 execution

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:36

This Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state does not have the drugs on hand or the medical staff prepared needed to carry out a Nov. 13 execution, and is requesting a delay until January. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April.


Cornel West arrested in Ferguson protest

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:30
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say civil rights activist Cornel West was among 13 people arrested during a protest at Ferguson police headquarters.

Bear hunters will get cookbooks in New Jersey

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:29
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters who bring in a bear to be weighed in New Jersey once the season starts will receive a cookbook that includes such recipes as "bear on a satay stick" and "grilled bear loin with brown sugar paste" to remind them that the animals are edible.

Man charged with attacking officers in Medford

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:12

Man charged with attacking officers in MedfordA man is behind bars after a six hour standoff in Burlington County, New Jersey.


Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:05

Route 3 reopens after crash in East Goshen, Pa.An accident shut down both lanes of West Chester Pike (Route 3) in East Goshen, Pennsylvania Monday morning.


1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:03

1 dead, 1 injured in N.J.Turnpike crash in Woolwich Twp.One person was killed and another was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the New jersey Turnpike on early Monday morning.