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  • Senate hopefuls answer 9 questions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Associated Press invited Sen. Al Franken and his GOP challenger, Mike McFadden, to respond to several questions ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Here are their verbatim answers. 1. What's the most pressing problem/concern in the Affordable Care Act, and how should it be addressed?...

  • Bucket list complete, but 29-year-old cancer patient puts off suicide

    By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman with terminal cancer who made public plans to end her life and gained a following online through completing her "bucket list," says she no longer plans to die Saturday. "I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still...

  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical...

  • Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative. The appointment was announced Thursday by AP Africa Editor Andrew...

  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed...

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 24 The Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on U.S. benefiting for Nazis being an outrage: Those who have committed war crimes or who are suspected of committing them must answer for them. War...

  • MSU to boost biomedical engineering research

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's College of Engineering plans to add a new academic department next year as part of an effort to boost research related to health care. The East Lansing school's Board of Trustees recently approved the Department of Biomedical...

  • US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever." Ambassador Samantha Power said Thursday...

  • Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting...

  • N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin,...

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