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

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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,...

  • Families await Peace Corps evacuees' homecoming

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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...

  • Obama: US takes Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    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...

  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Pa. senator: Colo. trip included using marijuana

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Health officials: Ebola risk in Minnesota very low

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Iran opens first state-run alcohol rehab center

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    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...

  • Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    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...

  • APNewsBreak: Power briefly transferred to Democrat

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill temporarily took on executive authority Friday while Gov. Nikki Haley underwent surgery on her right arm, but he did not need to use it, a Haley aide told The Associated Press. The Republican governor had outpatient surgery for...

  • Santa Fe hospital rejects offer; contract expires

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union representing the Santa Fe hospital's nurses and medical technicians remain at odds in contract talks that have seen their latest agreement expire. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/XotxX5 ) reports...

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