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  • APNewsBreak: Vascular Solutions subsidy scrapped

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A medical-device company lost out on a hefty Minnesota subsidy on Wednesday after the firm and its leader were criminally charged. The Department of Employment and Economic Development scrapped a potential $800,000 package tied to an expansion and hiring...

  • OSHA cites company after worker death in Nebraska

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    SHELBY, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials have cited a company for safety violations following a worker's death in Nebraska. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Wisconsin-based Double Dutch Dairy has four serious safety violations. Officials issued...

  • Amid Ebola cases, Mali braces borders and beyond

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    KOUREMALE, Mali (AP) — On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. After five recent Ebola deaths, Mali...

  • Gov. Chafee marks epilepsy awareness month

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee has declared the month of November "Epilepsy Awareness Month" in Rhode Island. The Democrat on Wednesday joined representatives of The Matty Fund at the Statehouse to help raise awareness of the brain disorder, which causes seizures....

  • Military scaling back treatment units in Liberia

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is scaling back the size and number of Ebola treatment facilities it is building in Liberia. Army Col. Steve Warren said Wednesday that a total of 10 treatment facilities will be built; the Pentagon previously had planned...

  • Iowa pharmacy board tables vote on marijuana laws

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Pharmacy will wait until a January meeting to consider recommending changing state law to reclassify marijuana so it could be used to treat medical conditions. The board met Wednesday and decided to table a proposal that members recommend a...

  • Governments pledge more to prevent malnutrition

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ROME (AP) — More than 170 governments pledged Wednesday to do more to prevent malnutrition around the globe, adopting voluntary guidelines to promote healthy diets and reduce levels of obesity at the start of a three-day U.N. conference. Currently, 2 billion people — one-third of the...

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    A sampling of recent editorials from Colorado newspapers: The Gazette, Nov. 18, on school free time and prayer: Public schools should not proselytize beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam or any other religion. Nor should they prohibit a student, or group of students, from praying...

  • WHO chief promises transparency in Ebola review

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ROME (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization refused Wednesday to respond to criticism about the U.N. agency's performance in containing the Ebola outbreak, saying the focus now should be on helping countries contain it. Dr. Margaret Chan said the agency would review how the...

  • Cuba says doctor catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone caught the disease when he rushed to help a patient who was falling over, his brother told The Associated Press Wednesday. Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa...

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