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  • Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic. Sierra Leone was expected to announce a sharp increase in Ebola patients...

  • Judge OKs ending 30-year-old mental health suit

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed more than 30 years ago challenging the state's funding of mental health services. Monday's dismissal signs off on an agreement reached between Gov. Jan Brewer and lawyers for the mentally Ill in January that...

  • Testing of West Texas babies exposed to TB begins

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — West Texas health officials are testing some infants for tuberculosis after they revealed last week that more than 700 of the babies may have been exposed at an El Paso hospital to a hospital worker found to have TB. The children were potentially exposed at a...

  • Kansas running animal disease response exercise

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — State and local officials in four Kansas counties are conducting an exercise to practice the state's plan to respond to a foreign animal disease. The state Department of Agriculture says the drill began Monday and continues through Wednesday. Emergency response...

  • Eagles C Kelce needs surgery for sports hernia

    Updated: 2 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For 17 weeks in 2013, Eagles coach Chip Kelly knew exactly who was on his offensive line, protecting quarterback Nick Foles and blocking for running back LeSean McCoy. From left to right: Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans and Lane Johnson. None...

  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    Updated: 31 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p.m. deadline. Applicants were waiting in line with boxes of documents before the state agencies opened Monday morning, said...

  • 2 West Nile deaths in Lee and Coahoma counties

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year's total to five. The deaths occurred in Lee and Coahoma counties. Other deaths have been reported earlier in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties....

  • West Nile Virus found in 3 Utah horses

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials say three horses have come down with the West Nile Virus. The state Department of Agriculture and Food says horses have tested positive for the virus in Box Elder, Uintah and Iron counties. Officials are urging owners to give their horses the...

  • Lawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit died over the weekend, his attorney said Monday. William Lopez passed away on Saturday due to complications from an asthma attack, attorney Dennis Kelly said. The death came days...

  • Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution. The health ministry says the unidentified man was working for an international organization in Sierra Leone when he was...