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  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four...

  • Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its way through court. U.S. District Judge John deGravelles is hearing arguments Thursday in the request for a...

  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Updated: 1 min ago

    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football...

  • 6 W.Va. community health groups get federal grants

    Updated: 6 min ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six community health groups in West Virginia will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient-centered medical homes. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the funding this week...

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    Updated: 6 min ago

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on children's sports and injuries was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was...

  • Correction: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story

    Updated: 6 min ago

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and...

  • Indiana receiving grant to fight bat disease

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will receive $36,500 from the federal government in hopes of curbing the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungus that can be fatal to many bats. Indiana is one of 30 states receiving a total of nearly $1.3 million in grants to combat the disease. Eight...

  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in...

  • Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can...

  • West Nile virus found in Oklahoma mosquitoes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public health authorities have found the potentially fatal West Nile virus present in Oklahoma County mosquitoes. An Oklahoma City-County Health Department spokesman on Wednesday confirmed a mosquito population is infected. There haven't been human infections...

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