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  • Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Cuba is sending about 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight Ebola, an effort that was praised on Friday by...

  • Poll: NH residents concerned about Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A poll of New Hampshire residents finds that most are paying attention to the Ebola outbreak, but few are concerned that their family members will contract it. In the WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 39 percent of...

  • Governor hopefuls answer 9 questions

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Associated Press invited Gov. Mark Dayton and his GOP challenger, Republican Jeff Johnson, to respond to several questions ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Here are their verbatim answers. 1. What is the state's biggest challenge and how would you deal with it? JOHNSON: We all want...

  • RI things to know: Ebola concerns, bribery trial

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ebola concerns deepen in Rhode Island, a developer goes on trial for allegedly paying $50,000 to push through a project and some former prosecutors come out against the candidacy of a well-known politician. Here are things to know this week in Rhode Island:...

  • Indiana companies offer protective suits for Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — Concerns about Ebola's spread could mean big business for some Indiana companies. A Fishers company that specializes in protective gear is seeing a big increase in orders, and a Fort Wayne health store has begun selling protective suits to shield people from the...

  • In debate over medical marijuana, some see dollars

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Medical marijuana supporters have had a singular focus in making their case to voters across Florida: sick and suffering patients. Many backers also see the money at stake in the debate over Amendment 2. Thousands have attended workshops about how to...

  • In Ohio Ebola probe, info-sharing a sensitive task

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials addressing Ebola concerns in Ohio say they're trying to keep the public adequately informed without prompting panic or drawing undue attention to people who aren't sick and pose no risk. Health officials stepped carefully while walking that line this...

  • Hotlines in use during Ebola probe in Ohio

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Health officials at the local, state and federal levels have offered various phone numbers for Ohioans to use for Ebola concerns after learning a Texas nurse diagnosed with the virus had flown to Cleveland and visited Akron. Which number to use depends on the type of concern: ___...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Eagle-Tribune (Mass.), Oct. 16, 2014 A second worker at the Dallas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has come down with the deadly disease. And while she should have known better, the worker, identified as Amber Joy Vinson, went to...

  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less...

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