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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.


Child killed, 2 hurt in accident near NJ festival

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:29
CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A vehicle struck several people at a northern New Jersey fall festival, killing a child and leaving two adults hurt, prosecutors said.

Annual Germany-Russia forum canceled as ties cool

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:17
BERLIN (AP) — An annual meeting meant to foster dialogue between Germany and Russia has been postponed indefinitely amid tension between the two countries over the conflict in Ukraine.

Man shot after verbal dispute in Torresdale

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:11

Man shot after verbal dispute in TorresdaleA verbal dispute broke out in Philadelphia's Torresdale section and left one man in critical condition.


Investigation into accident at pumpkin-picking festival in NJ that killed child

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:07

Investigation into accident at pumpkin-picking festival in NJ that killed childAuthorities say a child was killed and two adults were injured when they were struck by two shuttle buses outside Alstede Farms in Chester Township.


Can all US hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:02

A hazmat worker puts up a plastic sheet before starting to clean the apartment building of a hospital worker, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. Top federal health officials said that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The idea that all U.S. hospitals may not be able to safely treat Ebola patients seemed to find more acceptance Monday as a second federal official suggested it was worth rethinking whether to send patients to one of the specialized units set up to deal with dangerous germs.


Three believed dead in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:01
(Reuters) - All three people believed to be aboard a small plane died when it crashed into the only vacant lot on a block of residential homes in a Chicago suburb, authorities said on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, crashed into a section of single-family homes in Palos Hills at around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, landing in a field, police said. No one on the ground was injured. "It came through the trees and missed all the houses," said Palos Hills Deputy Police Chief James Boie. ...

FAA Chicago-area air traffic site back in full operations

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:01
(Reuters) - Full operation was restored on Monday at a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was shut down in September by a fire allegedly set by a field technician, forcing extensive flight delays and cancellations, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control center in Aurora, Illinois on Sept. 26. Thousands of flight were canceled at major airports in Chicago and across the United States and the disruption continues for several days. ...

2 police cars collide in Center City

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 22:52

2 police cars involved in Center City crashOne police car collide with another in Center City Philadelphia Monday morning.


Prosthetic leg reported stolen near stadium found

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:16
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a prosthetic leg reported stolen from a veteran in a wheelchair outside the Eagles-Giants football game in south Philadelphia was later recovered on a subway train.

Review site Yelp battles extortion claims

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:08

Chef Michele Massimo poses in the dining room of his restaurant Botto Bistro Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Richmond, Calif. For years, many small businesses have complained that Yelp is extorting them by raising or dropping ratings depending on whether they advertise with the Web’s most popular review site. Yelp still faces several legal challenges and other forms of protests. One San Francisco Bay Area restaurant, for instance, is garnering national attention for its outspoken campaign to become the region with the worst Yelp review. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.


Fiat Chrysler stock trading starts Monday

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:55
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange Monday, as the newly merged company seeks to raise its profile and give U.S. investors a chance to own a piece of the Chrysler comeback story.

Man hurt trying to rescue dog in Nev. hot spring

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:56
GERLACH, Nev. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after jumping into a hot spring on the northern Nevada desert to rescue a dog.

Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:34
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide, federal officials said.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:24

A police officer tries to stop a man who removing the metal barricades that protesters have set up to block off main roads near the heart of the city's financial district. Hong Kong Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. An angry crowd tried to charge barricades used by pro-democracy protesters to occupy part of downtown Hong Kong as a standoff with authorities dragged into a third week. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: