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  • UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases. More than 30 NHS staffers, including general practitioners and...

  • Pope meets with autistic children

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition. The pope met Saturday with children with autism and their parents,...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, Nov. 19, 2014 Together, the United States and China produce 40 percent of global emissions. With much acclaim, the Obama administration announced last week that it had reached an agreement with China's leaders to reduce emissions. In the U.S. the...

  • Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

    Updated: 58 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Two people have been diagnosed and one has died in the capital, Antananarivo. The World Health Organization fears the...

  • 3 Michigan institutions get health care grants

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Three Michigan institutions have received a combined $625,000 in federal funds under a program designed to improve health care and educational services. The grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were among 65 awarded nationally for distance...

  • Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Among the findings in the report, which...

  • Highlights from report on Newtown school shooter

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Some highlights from Friday's 114-page report from the Connecticut Office of Child Advocate that looked into the history of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza: — Lanza's mother and his educational team both had a goal to manage and accommodate his disabilities, rather than treat them....

  • Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation Friday to increase by 2 percent the sales tax on food with little to no...

  • Sears, Duren lead Yale past Illinois-Chicago 70-58

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 3-point attempts. Armani...

  • 5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high School. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff's Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska high school and shared it...