Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:06:01 -0400

An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was placed in a quarantined unit at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, renewing public jitters about transmission of the disease and rattling financial markets. ...


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:29:38 -0400

A body lays covered on Jamaica Avenue near 162nd street in the borough of Queens in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said. ...


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:24:15 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two taken to hospital after a small airplane and a helicopter crashed into each other on Thursday near an airport in Frederick, Maryland, authorities said. A Cirrus SR22 coming in to land at Frederick Municipal Airport collided with a helicopter that was involved in a training exercise, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Frederick is about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Washington. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:38:15 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:38:14 -0400

In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:20:42 -0400

In this photo provided by Eric Atcheson, a large tree lies where it was felled by a tornado that ripped down power lines and damaged property in the southwest Washington State city of Longview Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city. Video taken by a citizen appeared to shows roof tiles being blown off a building. "I could see the funnel cloud forming and where it touched down between the alleyway and onto the street right next to us," The Rev. Eric Atcheson said. (AP Photo/Eric Atcheson)LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:13:49 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:43:36 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:32:29 -0400

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonA police chase ended with police gunfire and at least one death early Friday in the Lehigh Valley.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:28:59 -0400
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says net profit in the third quarter rose slightly to 1.6 billion kronor ($220 million) in a mixed economic environment.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:14:34 -0400

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.Traffic is flowing normally again on I-95 North in Bucks County after a truck crashed and overturned, blocking several lanes of the highway.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:03:23 -0400

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:03:12 -0400

AccuWeather: Some sun, breezy and milder todayMeteorologist David Murphy says we're in for a nice weekend with highs in the 60s.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:00:56 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, said. "EU will increase financial help to 1 billion euros to fight Ebola in West Africa," he said in a Twitter message. Total contributions from the 28 nations had been running at about 500 million euros ($630 million) and there had been criticism that the wealthy Europeans were not doing more. (1 US dollar = 0. ...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:56:36 -0400

Man critically wounded in Bustleton shootingA man is fighting for his life after he was critically wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:48:53 -0400

I-95 North clear after truck crash in Bristol, Pa.A truck crashed and overturned early Friday on I-95 North, blocking several lanes of the highway at the start of the morning rush hour.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:37:11 -0400

Fire forces 11 people from Camden homeOfficials say a fire forced eleven people from their home in Camden, New Jersey Thursday night.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:29:53 -0400

A B-29 bomber, passes over the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and the National World War II Museum. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:20:47 -0400
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:11:46 -0400

Police chase ends with gunfire, death in EastonOfficials say a pickup truck crash was the end result of a police pursuit through several communities in the area of Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania early Friday morning.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:52:58 -0400

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, lifelong Mississippi resident Logenvia Morris poses at her home in Jackson, Miss., next to her prize possession, the first Mississippi game jersey her son Aaron Morris wore for the football team. Morris, who goes to every football game to cheer for her son, said the offensive lineman had to overcome his grandfather’s deep skepticism about whether black students are truly welcome at the university. The warm welcome extended to both mother and son during a recruiting visit by students and players are among the main reasons the Morris family were quick to join the Ole Miss family. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:04:15 -0400

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. A California-based startup has designed new law enforcement technology that aims to automatically alert dispatch when an officer's gun is unholstered and fired. Yardarm can also track where an officer's gun is located and in which direction it's fired. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:55:42 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:21:51 -0400

This undated photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. The National Park Service is investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found on rocks across the West in some of the country’s most recognizable wilderness areas, including Crater Lake. (AP Photo/Instagram)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West's most famously picturesque landscapes has sparked an investigation by the National Park Service and a furor online.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:20:07 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:16:48 -0400

Anndee Hochman, left, and her wife Elissa Goldberg pose for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at their home in Philadelphia. When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." They were wed in September by a rabbi in a small ceremony in front of their parents. It came 24 years and two days after they had told each other they were in this for the long haul. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:07:47 -0400
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:02:59 -0400
"We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed. New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk." — Mayor Bill de Blasio after a doctor who recently returned to the city from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:48:36 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:30:59 -0400

In this Aug. 18, 2014 photo taken with a fisheye lens, people protest for Michael Brown who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri police, in advance of a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old, are making extensive preparations hoping to avoid a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.