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  • Cities get more authority over massage parlors

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Local governments will get more authority to regulate massage businesses under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown announced signing AB1147 on Thursday. The measure lets local governments revoke the license of any massage parlor that violates...

  • Psychiatrists: State failed to treat Nikko Jenkins

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A violent prisoner who killed four people in Omaha after his release was never given adequate mental health treatment despite warnings that he posed a danger to himself and others, two psychiatrists said Thursday. Dr. Eugene Oliveto told a legislative committee...

  • Maduro says foreign media behind fears of epidemic

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro accused CNN and other international media on Thursday of conspiring against his government by publishing what he called false reports of a mysterious illness. The head of the college of physicians in the city of Maracay sounded an...

  • Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — In a desperate bid to slow West Africa's accelerating Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone ordered its 6 million people confined to their homes for three days starting Friday while volunteers conduct a house-to-house search for victims in hiding. At an emergency...

  • Ebola survivor donating blood to Atlanta patient

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola survivor says he's in Atlanta to donate blood to an American patient. British nurse William Pooley was reached at his Atlanta hotel Thursday night and said he was in the country to donate blood to a patient being treated at Emory University Hospital. Pooley...

  • Autistic boy's parents sue Ohio health department

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Parents of an autistic child on Thursday sued the Ohio Department of Health and others in federal court, alleging discrimination against Ohio's autistic children by failing to provide what the lawsuit describes as federally mandated treatment. Gary and Nikki Ruhl, of...

  • Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella. Nearly six years later, a federal jury is weighing criminal...

  • 7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found in rural Guinea after a group of local residents attacked Guinean health workers carrying out Ebola awareness efforts in a rural area. In an announcement made on state television late Thursday,...

  • Study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now insured

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults. The study, released Thursday, was conducted by Oregon Health & Science University...

  • Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for mayor. Ford said he soon would...

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