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  • Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his town house. James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and...

  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland air crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near an airport in Maryland on Thursday, killing three people and injuring two. A Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to the Frederick Municipal Airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the...

  • How NYC's Bellevue prepared for an Ebola patient

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bellevue Hospital Center, the world's oldest public hospital, was designated this month as the main venue for handling Ebola cases should any show up in New York City. A look at the hospital's preparation: ISOLATION: The city health commissioner said last week that...

  • 3rd person dies of injuries from helicopter crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A medical crew member aboard a helicopter that crashed in Wichita Falls Oct. 4 has died of his injuries. Erasmus "Johan" van der Colff IV of Wichita Falls died Wednesday night of his injuries, becoming the third person to die from the crash of the medical...

  • Ex-Boston Mayor Menino suspending cancer treatment

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said Thursday he is suspending treatment for an advanced form of cancer as well as a recently-launched book tour to spend more time with his family and friends. Menino, 71, was diagnosed with cancer about a month after leaving office in...

  • 3 measles cases confirmed on Kauai, Maui

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Three cases of measles have been confirmed in Hawaii. The state Department of Health says two are on Kauai and one is on Maui. The department says the cases are not related and have separate travel histories. But they involve unvaccinated young adults with recent...

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain pledged an additional 100 million euro ($126 million) to fight Ebola and Prime Minister David Cameron called on the other European Union leaders at a summit to step up their efforts to contain the deadly virus too. Cameron had set an EU target of 1 billion...

  • 1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead. Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on...

  • Casino mogul and trial lawyer pay for pot battle

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The opposing campaigns battling over whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana are being largely funded by two wealthy individuals, who both insist their decision to open up their wallets is personal, not political. Most of the money spent on Amendment...

  • Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated. Cremation...

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