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  • Deputy escapes serious injury when semi hits car

    LEON, Kan. (AP) — A Butler County sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury when a semi-trailer truck hit his patrol car in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened Monday morning near Leon on westbound U.S. 400. The westbound truck hit the patrol car while the deputy was helping a stalled motorist. The truck...

  • Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian doctor who has been working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment, the health ministry said Monday. It is Italy's first confirmed case of Ebola. The doctor, who was not identified and who works for the non-governmental organization Emergency, is scheduled...

  • Liberia free of Ebola by Christmas, says president

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president on Monday urged her countrymen to double their efforts to reach the government's goal of having zero new Ebola cases by Dec. 25, a target some experts have described as highly ambitious. "We've set a pretty tough target. But when you set a target it means that you stay focused on that target and on...

  • Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer. Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought she was simply coming to watch her old team play....

  • 2nd Czech government minister targeted with poison

    PRAGUE (AP) — An envelope mailed to the Czech Republic's finance minister contained poison, the second such case in a week, an official said Monday. Tests conducted on the suspicious envelope to minister Andrej Babis detected "a deadly amount of a dangerous poison," according to Radek Pokornik, a spokesman for the National Institute for...

  • New UW nursing program receives full accreditation

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has earned full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The designation will strengthen delivery of both primary and mental health care in Wyoming. Without national accreditation, UW's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program graduates would...

  • Chilean moms growing support for medical marijuana

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Paulina Bobadilla was beyond desperate. The drugs no longer stopped her daughter's epileptic seizures and the little girl had become so numb to pain, she would tear off her own fingernails and leave her small fingers bleeding. Bobadilla was driving on a mountain road with Javiera, intent on ending it all by steering...

  • Stoner is latest Ducks player with possible mumps

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner will not play Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes because of a possible case of mumps. The Ducks announced during warmups that Stoner has symptoms similar to mumps. Stoner will undergo further evaluation to determine whether he has mumps, which has previously stricken right wing...

  • Minnesota company recalls ground beef

    VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says inspectors discovered the suspected contamination during a routine inspection. The recalled...

  • Prosecutor's 'diatribe' about marijuana ruins case

    DETROIT (AP) — The evidence seemed solid in a marijuana case, but a "personal diatribe" against Michigan's medical marijuana law by an Upper Peninsula prosecutor spoiled the conviction, the state appeals court said. In a 3-0 decision, the court granted a new trial to Paul Heminger, who was convicted of growing nearly two dozen pot plants in...

  • Health officials give advice on travel to Africa

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have put together a set of guidelines to advice individuals traveling to Ebola-affected nations in West Africa. Officials say people traveling to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Mali or Liberia should inform the Department of Health about their plans prior to traveling. Officials also ask that...

  • Brother: Mental illness factor in deaths of family

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When relatives came into the home where five members of one Utah family were found dead in September, it looked like they'd been preparing for a long trip, leaving bowls out with extra food for their cats. Family members found something else in 14-year-old Benson's room, his uncle said Friday: A letter to the boy's best...

  • Students from Missouri named as Rhodes Scholar

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named Sunday as one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars. The prestigious award won by Anisha Gururaj, of Chesterfield, provides her with a scholarship to study at Oxford University in England. The winners were selected from 857 applicants...

  • Marijuana advocates hope Maine goes legal next

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis — Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization 15 years ago,...

  • UNH promoting healthier choices at meals

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is going to start offering more fruits and vegetables and lower-calorie desserts at its dining areas. The changes are coming as a result of UNH signing on to the Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment to make the campus healthier by adopting...

  • Sioux Fall surgeons' group stops selling implants

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A group of Sioux Falls surgeons has stopped selling surgical implants at a local hospital amid concerns over conflicts of interest and legality. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1ywLI9G ) Great Plains Surgical Distributors is owned by nine Orthopedic Institute surgeons who work at the nearby Sioux Falls...

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