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  • Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially...

  • NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged...

  • Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for...

  • Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and recently returned to New York City has become the first person in the city to test positive for the virus and the fourth in the United States. A look at his recent timeline: Oct. 14: Dr. Craig Spencer leaves...

  • CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa. The squads — likened to public health SWAT...

  • Tests show child in Chicago does not have Ebola

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Tests have determined that a child who had traveled from Liberia to Chicago does not have Ebola. In a news release Thursday night, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Ebola Resource Network said preliminary tests — later confirmed by the Centers for...

  • Ebola: How it spreads

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Some facts about how Ebola spreads: WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD? Through close contact with a...

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, Oct. 21 MnSCU evolving St. Paul was the first Twin Cities stop on Tuesday for an ambitious series of events showcasing progress on the plan to modernize the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. "Gallery Walks" like the one at St. Paul College...

  • Taj Mahal casino workers dreading insurance loss

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One worker had to move up a double mastectomy before her insurance runs out in a week. Another says he can no longer afford diabetes medicine for his young son, and a third may have to do without medication for frequent asthma attacks. All three are longtime...

  • Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his town house. James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and...