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  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday. One is expected to arrive Saturday, and the other a few days later, according to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, where they...

  • Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the missionaries are being reassigned to other countries. So far, there are no reports of missionaries being sick with...

  • California prisons change mental health treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a federal court filing Friday that...

  • San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said. Crews were called to the city's Japantown neighborhood at 1:29 p.m. Friday when a bus collided with a dump truck, fire spokeswoman Jennifer...

  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital. Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general, said the meeting in Conakry...

  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Dr. Bruce Ribner said Friday the patients will receive care at Emory University Hospital. Ribner said he had no personal safety concerns over treating the patients of the dangerous disease. Hospital...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that was fewer than in the previous three months, the...

  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed. "There is no Ebola in the athletes' village," a games statement said. "We can confirm an athlete was tested for...

  • Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

    LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. Some are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though, was tried this week in an American aid worker sick...

  • Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

    CHICAGO (AP) — Families in the United States expect to be reunited as early as this weekend with some of the more than 300 Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. "We did really have faith in the Peace Corps that if things would become dangerous they would...

  • Obama: US takes Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.-African summit in the nation's capital. He says the federal Centers for Disease Control is working with international health organizations to provide assistance to the affected...

  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog remains. Auditor General William Holland found in a review that of 4,226 people waiting as of July to see if Medicaid will pay for their long-term care, 2,141 had been waiting more...

  • Pa. senator: Colo. trip included using marijuana

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator said Friday he used marijuana during a recent taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to observe the state's legal marijuana industry in action. Sen. Daylin Leach, a leading proponent of legalized marijuana in the Legislature, said he took two hits from a vape pen, similar to an e-cigarette, at his...

  • Health officials: Ebola risk in Minnesota very low

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to Minnesota is very low. U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African nations — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona — where a deadly Ebola outbreak is ongoing. But the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday pointed out that no cases of...

  • Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has opened the country's first, state-run rehab and treatment center for alcoholism, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported on Friday. According to the report by ISNA, the center was inaugurated at the Tehran University's Medical School. One of the physicians at the center, Dr. Mohammad Reza Sargolzaiee, was...

  • Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    SEATTLE (AP) — State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Because it has pounced on people, the otter will likely be killed unless it is a female with pups, said Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington...

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