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  • San Diego County: 1st West Nile death since 2007

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 78-year-old man has become the first person to die of West Nile virus in San Diego County since 2007. The county's Health and Human Services Agency says the La Mesa man died earlier this month after being hospitalized with symptoms of encephalitis, a brain...

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. "I am...

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the...

  • Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States: Sept. 18: Spencer leaves for West Africa via Brussels....

  • Illinois quarantine for who touched Ebola patients

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a 21-day quarantine for those who've had direct contact with West Africa Ebola patients. Illinois' action on Friday follows that of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh). The two...

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in...

  • Jobless pay OK for people fired for medical pot

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says workers can qualify for unemployment pay if they're fired for using medical marijuana. In a 3-0 decision Friday, the court ruled in favor of a hi-lo operator, a hospital employee and a furniture repairman. The court says there was no...

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West...

  • Woman quarantined in New Jersey develops fever

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch has developed a fever. She is in isolation and is being evaluated at a hospital...

  • Hopkins to help design Ebola guide for nurses

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has been asked to lead a group to design a Web-based program on Ebola protocols for health workers. The hospital said in an email on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Hopkins to aid doctors, nurses and...

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