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  • Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of the ALBA alliance,...

  • Bartlesville student diagnosed with meningitis

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials at Bartlesville Public Schools say a pre-kindergarten student is hospitalized after being diagnosed with meningitis. School spokesman Chris Tanea told reporters Monday that the Wayside Elementary student became ill Friday and was admitted into a...

  • VA hospital in Albuquerque to operate fewer beds

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is reducing the number of inpatient beds at its Albuquerque hospital by 20 percent due to a nationwide nursing shortage. The department says the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is limiting its inpatient beds to...

  • EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region. The EU foreign ministers set off a week of...

  • State aims to curb misuse of prescription drugs

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Community Health has developed a website to increase public awareness of the risks and potential harm associated with misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The website announced Monday includes steps that people can take to...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses,...

  • Officials: Vegas inmate's Ebola story was fake

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about visiting Africa and tested negative for the virus. Police say the inmate was booked into the jail on Saturday night, and starting claiming symptoms on...

  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 20 As lawmakers and Attorney General Mike DeWine unveil a new law and a guidebook to encourage better treatment of adults in the care of court-appointed guardians, the...

  • Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday. Wael Abu Faour said Lebanon is more vulnerable than some other Arab countries because of the large Lebanese diaspora in Africa. Thousands...

  • Miss. hospitals, clinic receiving updates on Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are updating procedures based on information provided by the state Department of Health and the...

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