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Foggy Morning to a Taste of Summer

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:45

 Summer Temperatures This AfternoonMeteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking an unseasonably warm air mass on the way.


Maine, most other states don't regulate hayrides

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:42

This December 2013 photo provided by her family shows Cassidy Charette, 17, of Oakland, Maine, who died from head injuries in an accident at a Halloween-themed hayride Saturday night, Oct. 11, 2014 in Mechanic Falls, Maine. Investigators said a mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing the wagon full of passengers she was riding in to lurch down a steep hill and slam into a tree. (AP Photo/Charette family)MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Maine, like most states, doesn't have strict regulations for hayrides, including the one that lurched down a steep hill and into a tree over the weekend, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring more than 20 others.


School bus driver accused of DUI during field trip

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:31

School bus driver accused of DUI during field tripA Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said.


2 jump out window in Clifton Heights fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:26

2 jump out window in Clifton Heights fireThree people were injured, including a firefighter, during a two-alarm fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County.


Florida asks for state Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:18
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Monday that the state Supreme Court be allowed to decide whether same-sex couples can marry within its jurisdiction. The move marks a change of course after she asked to delay any court decision in Florida until the U.S. Supreme Court decided the constitutional issue. The Supreme Court last week declined to hear appeals in gay marriage cases in five states, leaving intact regional federal court rulings that had struck down the same-sex bans. ...

Police arrest at least 50 protesting shootings of blacks in St. Louis area

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:16

Protesters take part in a demonstration in front of police officers at a Walmart store in St. LouisBy Fiona Ortiz FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - More than 50 people were arrested in a series of peaceful rolling protests in the St. Louis area on Monday, staged to draw attention to police violence more than two months after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager in a local suburb. Several dozen protesters - many of them ministers and activists from out of town - were arrested in the pouring rain in civil disobedience acts in Ferguson, the suburb where Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead. Throughout the day, other groups occupied St. ...


Victim ID'd in fatal Bensalem crash on I-95

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:15

Victim ID'd in fatal Bensalem crash on I-95Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a fatal crash on I-95 in Bensalem, Bucks County.


McDonald's invites questions about its food

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

McDonald's invites questions about its foodMcDonald's announced it's taking dramatic steps to bring more transparency to how its food is made and launched a new campaign to highlight customer concerns.


Man shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershop

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:17

Owner shot in Northeast Philadelphia barbershopPolice are investigating a shooting inside a Northeast Philadelphia barbershop.


Three dead in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:09
(Reuters) - Three Kansas doctors died in a small plane when it crashed into a vacant lot on a block of residential homes in a Chicago suburb, authorities said on Monday. Topeka, Kansas, doctors Tausif Rehman and Ali Kanchwala were killed in the crash, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, where they worked, said in a statement. Kanchwala's wife Maria Javaid, a doctor in Kansas City, Kansas, also died in the crash, it said. The airplane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, crashed in a field near single-family homes in Palos Hills on Sunday night, police said. No one on the ground was injured. ...

3 jump out window in Clifton Heights fire

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:01

2 jump out window in Clifton Heights fireThree people were injured jumping out a window during a two-alarm fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County.


Texas Gov. Perry ordered to be in court Halloween

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Halloween as his defense team tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power against him on both constitutional and technical grounds.

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses after judge drops ban

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:46

Jim Derrick and Alfie Travassos exchange rings as they get married at the Salt Lake County Government Complex in Salt Lake City, UtahBy Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska officials began accepting marriage license applications from gay couples on Monday, even as the state sought to appeal a weekend ruling by a federal judge that struck down the state ban's on same-sex nuptials. In the latest victory for U.S. supporters of same-sex matrimony, U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down a ban on gay marriage approved by Alaska voters in 1998, saying it violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law. ...


Health officials urge hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:29

A hazmat worker outside an apartment building in DallasDALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.


About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:24

The emergency entrance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Hospital officials have said they are no longer accepting new patients at this time after a healthcare worker, who was caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease in preliminary tests. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS (AP) — They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.


Minnesota churches settle clergy abuse lawsuit

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:22

Archbishop John Nienstedt talks with a reporterST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Victims of clergy sex abuse stood next to Catholic church leaders in Minnesota on Monday to announce a settlement to a novel lawsuit that includes new measures to keep children safe.


Dog needs 1,000 stitches after California stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animal rescue group says a dog that required more than 1,000 stitches after being stabbed and beaten is recovering in Los Angeles.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:07

Protect Environmental workers move disposal barrels to a staging area outside the apartment of a healthcare worker who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan and tested positive for the disease, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Pilot crash lands in vacant lot in Chicago suburb

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:03

In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 photo provided by Fernanda Villegas, emergency personnel work the scene of a small plane crash in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills, Ill. Three people aboard the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron were killed in the crash late Sunday night, shortly after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport en route to Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Fernanda Villegas)CHICAGO (AP) — People living in a Chicago suburb on Monday looked at scattered pieces of a small plane and wondered if the last act of the pilot before his death was to spare residents' lives by crash landing in an empty lot on a crowded street.


U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:55

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Medical experts need to rethink how highly infectious diseases are handled in the United States, a U.S. health official said on Monday, after a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear while caring for a dying Liberian patient. As an outbreak of the deadly virus spread beyond West Africa, hospitals and nursing associations across the United States were taking a closer look at how prepared they were to handle such infections. "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. ...