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Philadelphia airport preparing for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:09

Philadelphia airport preparing for EbolaOfficials at Philadelphia International Airport say they are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and federal customs and border protection officials to identify passengers displaying possible symptoms of communicable diseases such as Ebola.


Infant trapped under dead father leaving hospital

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
PLEASANT HILL, La. (AP) — A 10-month-old girl trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for up to three days could be released Monday afternoon from a Shreveport hospital, a deputy coroner said.

A look at the winner of 2014 Nobel economics prize

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:59

French economist and Nobel Prize laureate Jean Tirole, right, is congratulated by colleagues at the Toulouse School of Economics in Toulouse, southern France, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation that has helped policy-makers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few powerful companies. (AP Photo/Fred Scheiber)WHO WON THE ECONOMICS NOBEL?


Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Shower Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:57

Mostly Cloudy, Spotty Shower TodayMeteorologist David Murphy says warmer air arrives tomorrow with steady downpours later in the week.


2 police cars involved in Center City crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:55

2 police cars involved in Center City crashTwo Philadelphia police cruisers were damaged Monday morning in a crash in Center City.


Former Va. first lady seeks later sentencing

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:47
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is asking for a delay in her 2015 sentencing on nine public corruption convictions.

Houston Astros improvement costs furniture mogul

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:38
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros' improvement this year from baseball's worst team cost a Houston furniture mogul Jim McIngvale more than $4 million to make good on a promise to fans.

Accident shuts down both lanes of Route 3 in East Goshen, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:26

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


3 refugees say they've been hacked by Bahrain

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:24

Pro-democracy activists, from left, Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Saeed Al-Shehabi and Jaafar Al Hasabi listen during a press conference in London, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The three pro-democracy activists say they have been hacked by Bahrain's government while living in Britain, one of a growing number of cases in which refugees say malicious software has been used to keep tabs on their activities abroad. Moosa Abd-Ali Ali, Jaafar Al Hasabi and Saeed Al-Shehabi are at the heart of a criminal complaint alleging that Bahrain's government infected their computers with FinFisher, a powerful piece of espionage software. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — They thought they'd found refuge in Britain.


Health care worker catches Ebola from man who died

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:20

Health care worker catches Ebola from man who diedHealth officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.


Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

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

This Friday, June 20, 2014 photo shows an Aether Cone music player. Dubbed as a “thinking” music player, the $399 player can stream music from $10-a-month Rdio Unlimited accounts and free podcasts and radio shows through Stitcher. More services will be added in the coming months. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this "smart" music player I've been using on and off for a few months.


Dump truck flips over on New Jersey Turnpike in Mt. Laurel, near exit 4

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

Dump truck flips over on New Jersey Turnpike in Mt. Laurel, near exit 4Officials say a dump truck accident blocked the right lane of the SB lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike approaching exit 4 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey Monday morning.


Health care workers monitored after Ebola case

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

Health care workers monitored after Ebola caseHealth officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who provided care to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.


Ferry backs into San Francisco pier, injuring 10

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:54
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Coast Guard says 10 people received minor injuries when the ferry they were riding struck a piling at a San Francisco pier.

U.S. CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:46

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus.     Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


Wind sends bounce house flying, hurting 2 toddlers

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:36
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police and fire officials on Monday were working to find out why an inflatable bounce house lifted off the ground and flew some 40 feet across a farm before crashing down and injuring two toddlers who were inside.

The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:33

Malala Yousafzai poses with a bouquet after speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)STOCKHOLM (AP) — All winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes have now been announced, starting with the medicine award a week ago and ending with the economics prize on Monday.


SB lanes of N.J.Turnpike reopen in Woolwich Twp. at exit 2

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:32

SB lanes of N.J.Turnpike reopen in Woolwich Twp. at exit 2Officials say the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike at exit 2 have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash in Woolwich Township, New Jersey Monday morning.


Woman dies after slamming into parked car in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:31

Woman dies after slamming into parked car in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say a 29-year-old woman died after slamming into a parked car in Northeast Philadelphia late Sunday night.


Man hospitalized after being shot 6 times in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:30

Man hospitalized after being shot 6 times in North PhiladelphiaPolice are investigating a shooting that left one man injured in North Philadelphia Monday morning.